Take a break from the usual grind of 9 to 5 life and add some thrill to your life by taking part in the adventure activities in India in May. From white water rafting in Rishikesh to trekking in the hills of Uttarakhand, from skiing in Gulmarg to scuba diving in the crystal clear waters of Andamans, there are a number of activities to take part in.
Here is the list of 7 sports you must try these summers –
Bungee Jumping at Rishikesh, Uttarakhand
With a bungee jumping podium of 83 m, Rishikesh makes for a perfect spot to enjoy the bliss of weightlessness. If you want to get high without consuming any alcohol or drugs, this is the best way to do it. This daredevil activity can be performed from helicopters, high bridge or hot air balloons, but in Rishikesh it is performed from a platform built on a cliff. Proper assistance and equipments are provided to you before the jump. You can also enjoy white water rafting, mountain climbing, kayaking and river crossing when in Rishikesh.
Rates: Approximately INR 3,500 per person
Nearest Railway Station: Haridwar Railway Station (21 km)
How to Reach: Well-connected by roadways, airways and railways
A Trek to Roopkund, Uttarakhand
If you are interested in trekking and hiking and haven’t covered the Roopkund trek yet, you must start planning it right now. It is one of the most picturesque treks in the country and a heaven for trekkers and nature lovers. When you head towards Roopkund Lake, you will find hundreds of human skeletons scattered all around. This makes this 23 km long trek to Roopkund even more interesting and adventurous. For a hassle-free travel, you can book a cab from Delhi to Chamoli.
Rates: Approximately INR 9,500 per person
Altitude: 14,600 ft
How to Reach: Delhi – Haridwar – Rishikesh – Karnprayag – Wan – Bedni Bugyal – Bagubassa – Roopkund – Bedni Bugyal – Wan – Trek to Roopkund
Skydiving in Mysore, Karnataka
If you ever dreamt of flying like a bird, skydiving is the thing for you. One of the best destinations to try skydiving in India is definitely Mysore. Nestled amidst the majestic Chamundi Hills, Mysore owns a beautiful skyline. After a professional training session of 2-3 days, you can choose among tandem jumps, accelerated free falls and static jumps. Tandem jumps are carried out at 10,000 ft while accelerated free falls are conducted from 10,000 to 15,000 ft.
Rates: Static jumps (INR 16,500) and free fall (INR 31,500)
Height: 10,000 to 15,000 ft
Nearest Railway Station: Mysore Junction Railway Station
Flyboarding in Goa, Goa
We all were fascinated by the action scene of Bang Bang, when Hrithik Roshan springs out of the water in a flyboard. Now, you can also try the same stunt in the Baina Beach, Goa. A combination of a jet ski and jetpack, flyboarding is the newest invention in the field of adventure sports. Started in November 2012, this sport is nowadays the biggest attraction for adventure buffs. Other adventure sports in Goa include snorkelling, scuba diving, knee boarding, wind surfing, wakeboarding and much more.
Rates: Approximately INR 2,500 per person
Height: upto 15 m
Location: Baina Beach
Nearest Railway Station: Madgaon Railway Station (22 km)
Bike trip from Manali to Ladakh
Crystal clear lakes, snow-capped mountains, rusty terrains and serenity is what Ladakh is all about. It is one of the best places to go for an adventure trip in India. If you really want to go for an adventurous tour with your friends, then you must try a bike trip from Manali to Ladakh. On this tour, you will cross the Khardungla Pass, which is 5,606 m above sea level and is the highest motorable pass road in the world. Another highlight of this tour is the Bara Lacha popularly known as the Switzerland of India.
Rates: Approximately INR 20,000 per person
Duration: 5 nights/6 days (can vary accordingly)
Height: 9,800 ft
How to Reach: Manali – Jispa – Pang – Leh – Pangong Lake – Leh – Sarchu – Manali
Scuba Diving at Andamans
Want to see the underwater world? Try scuba diving in Andamans! Dive into crystal clear waters of Andamans and witness the most beautiful coral reefs, fascinating basalt formations and underwater creatures. You can enjoy scuba diving in Andamans even if you don’t know swimming. When in Andamans, take part in other watersports like snorkelling, undersea walking, parasailing, jet skiing and speed boating. For a fun-filled vacation, you can choose among the various Andaman and Nicobar packages.
Rates: Approximately INR 4,500 for one dive
Depth: 13 to 28 m
Paragliding in Kullu, Himachal Pradesh
Kullu, nestled amidst snow-clad mountains and lush greenery, is the best place to enjoy paragliding. From amateurs to professionals, thousands of adventure seekers and adrenaline junkies visit this destination every year. Lofty peaks, oak forests, crystal clear water bodies and snow-covered mountains make for a mind-blowing view from the top.
Rates: Approximately INR 2,500 (depending on the length)
Height: 8,000 ft
Time: 20-30 minutes
So what are you waiting for? Choose one of these top 7 adventure activities in India in May and give life to the dormant adventure junkie in you. With many long weekends lined up, this is the best time of the year to travel and to travel a lot. Whatever activity you choose, you will surely bag a large number of memories back home.