Go skiing from the highest of peaks or pick the biggest elephant for a safari. Go riding on the sand dunes or hunt through mysterious marine life when scuba diving. Set aside those dancing heels and put on your sneakers instead. Do something different as we give you 10 adventurous places.
A huge cup-shaped lush green meadow, looks like something out of a fantasy. A big, backcountry mountain, Gulmarg is synonymous with winter sports. Whether you want to hurtle down from a height of 14,000 feet from Khilanmarg or simply want to soak in the alpine scenery and sun, in between building snowman and snow walls, a trip to Gulmarg will end your quest for snow adventure.
Sand Dune Camping, Desert Safaris, Camel Camps, Elephant Safaris, Flying Fox, Dirt biking, Mountaineering
Here’s a vast ocean of golden sand dunes stretching for miles, interrupted by clumps of desert greens and days filled with poetic sunrises and sunsets. Enjoy sand dune camps and desert safaris in Jodhpur, where you can rough it out like the desert natives, surrounded by live song and dance performances and huge campfires. If adrenaline pumping is what you desire then visit Jodhpur for zip-line tours, dirt biking and mountaineering.
Known as the Land of Gods, Auli is considered as one of the best ski destinations in the world. Misty and mystical for better part of the year, Auli’s unpredictable weather gives the entire extreme winter sports experience an exciting edge and if you are lucky you might just get to ski in the midst of snowfall. Surrounded by mighty, rugged peaks of Mt. Nanda Devi, Auli has some unusual trek trails.
Ice climbing, Mountaineering, Trekking, Lake Treks
Rising spectacularly from the Indian plains, are the magnificent Dhauladhar range, resplendent in their stark whiteness. Known as the outer Himalayas with remarkable slopes leading up to vertical snow and ice crested peaks, the Dhauladhar ranges are a perfect backdrop for winter treks that winds through icy lakes and ice climbing through rocky formations that test your adventure spirit to the extreme.
Sand Dune Safaris, Jeep safaris, Hot Air Ballooning, Camel Safari, Paragliding
An ocean of sand hills of breathtaking magnificence, Jaisalmer is rightly called as the Golden City. Hike across Thar desert over a millennia old dunefields, engage in exhilarating camel safaris, hot air ballooning and paragliding. And, if you are lucky you might just hear the dunes conducting a symphony with their whistling and singing.
Wind Surfing, Scuba Diving, Waterskiing, Beach Parasailing, Water Scooter
When pristine beaches and crystal clear water combine with water skiing and parasailing, Goa becomes the dream destination for watersports’ lovers. Be it Baga Beach or Candolim, take your pick to have the adventure of your lifetime. Moreover, there are other sides of Goa tourism too.
Hiking, Biking, Trekking, Camping
This famous lush green endowment of nature is surrounded by the Cardamom Hills on its sides and makes for the perfect destination for outdoor activities in the wilderness of Kerala. Fall in love with the beauty of nature and explore the best of Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary with camping, hiking or biking.
Paragliding, Rafting, Rock Climbing
Tajpur in West Bengal, with its scenic and comparatively less-crowded beach and tourist spots, is best for a getaway from the hustle and bustle of city life. Paraglide through the unexplored regions of nature or catch a panoramic view of the town after a energising rock climbing session.
Scuba Diving, Kayaking, Trekking, Mountain Biking, Camping, River Canyoning
This popular tourist destination of North-East India, which is known for its mesmerising natural beauty, is also a spot for various outdoor activities. From scuba-diving, mountain biking to trekking through the forested paths, the untainted regions of Shillong will take your breath away.
Snorkelling, Scuba Diving, Trekking, Hiking, Parasailing, Waterskiing, Windsurfing
An offbeat destination that will fulfill all your urges to go deep into the blue ocean water. Sail with the wind or just walk untrodden trails, visit Andaman to explore the beauty. The rich marine life of the ocean is a jewel on top of this spectacular tourist spot.