Are you an adventure-loving nomad who constantly look for outdoor activities on every vacation? Or else, is it so that no matter where ever you go you always keep on looking for happenings that give you an adrenaline rush? If you are one, then this blog post is for you. Read on to know about 12 bucket list destinations to feed your adventure craving soul.
Rishikesh is the mecca of adventure activities. Name one and it is here. The whirling waves of the Ganga and the high cliffs of the Himalaya make the place much apt for activities like kayaking, river rafting, bungee jumping and cliff jumping. Out of these, river rafting is the most sought here. The sports here are divided into various levels depending upon the whirl and surge of the river.
The stretched shores of the Arabian Sea makes Goa an apt destination for the adventure seekers. Water skiing, jet skiing, scuba diving, windsurfing and parasailing are best practised at Goa. Its beaches like Anjuna, Calangute and Baga offer some of the best outdoor experiences here.
Apart from being known for its backwaters, Kerela is home to numerous lakes and waterways that make it a hot choice among adventure enthusiasts. Surfing, kayaking, windsurfing, parasailing, scuba diving and canoeing are few of the popular takes here. Kovalam beach, backwaters of Alleppy, Wayanad and Coorg are a few of the top listed adventure destinations in the list.
- Bir Billing
If paragliding has a destination name that’s Bir Billing. It is the second-highest paragliding zone in the world and the highest in the country. The valleys of Himachal with a breathtaking view of the mountains will surely make your paragliding experience a lifetime one.
- Andaman & Nicobar Islands
Besides being interested in adventure sports, if you want to have a closer look into marine life, Andaman is the place for you. Water sports destinations in Andaman include the names of Ross Island, Havelock Island and Radhanagar beach. Some of the popular sports here list scuba diving, snorkelling and glass boat.
The backwaters and sea shores of Pondicherry offer the craziest moments of vacation to a nomad. Surfing and scuba diving are the two main sports that are popular here. Serenity beach, Cool Shark Reef and Temple Reef are some of the places in Pondicherry to enjoy the same.
Hot Air balloons in India? Yes, they are here. Visit Pushkar on occasion of Pushkar fair and find out some giant balls of air flying high. Though it is one of the uncommon pilgrimage sites in India, it is only during the fair that hot air balloon rides are organized here.
Have you watched the movie Zindagi Na Milegi Dobaara? Then you must have surely enjoyed the skydiving scene. You can experience a similar one here in Mysore. Mysore is very well known for its experiences of ski diving and tandem jumps. If you have not watched the movie, make sure you watch it once before taking up the sports.
Ladakh is best suited for those who want to experience mountain biking and hill trekking. Motorbike lovers also ride the trail from Amritsar or Shimla to Leh to engage into some of the thrilling voyages of life. The Chadar Trek here is another popular trek among the brave-hearted souls.
The most common destination for the fun lovers is Kudle Beach and Om beach at Gokarna. It is the centre of all the outdoor activities here and offers experiences of snorkelling, scuba diving, parasailing and banana boat.
Winter sports at the snow-clad Himalayas can’t be better than at Auli. Auli is one of the most popular ski resorts in India to enjoy the flavours of winter sports. Besides the thrill of skiing, added benefits to the nomads are the white peaks of Nanda Devi and Kamet that offer a mesmerizing view of the atmos.
Another place to indulge in marine life after Andaman is Lakshadweep. You can enjoy a scuba diving in the islands and perceive the corals from near.