Life itself is an adventure which gives us twists and turns. But what if we actually have an adventure trip that gives the real thrill and takes into a whole new world of excitement? High peaks and mountains, fascinating rivers, challenging rivers and getting close to wild animals, India are bestowed with some adventurous locations that are worth experiencing. Be it the northern part of the southern part of India, travelers have a plethora of options for an adventurous trip.
1. White River Rafting in Rishikesh:
When we think of performing river adventure, Rishikesh stands out in the league. Rishikesh is the capital of river rafting in India, where the holy Ganga River flows, offering the speed of Grade I-V. River rafting in Rishikesh is an ultimate experience one can have. Hitting the fast gushing waters of Ganges gives exhilarating adventurous sports.
While rafting on this holy river, you can enjoy the scintillating view of the majestic Himalayas covered with lush green. Accompanied by professional rafters, you’ll be guided for an accident-free rafting experience. While in Rishikesh one can have the tour of the most loved places of Rishikesh also!
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Location: There are different locations for river rafting. Brahmpuri to NIM Beach (9 km), Brahmpuri to Rishikesh (12kms), Shivpuri to Rishikesh (16kms), Marine Drive to Rishikesh (24kms) and Kaudiyala to Rishikesh (34kms)
Price: The price for per person could be around Rs 450- 1850/- per person depending on the km chosen.
Best Time: Except monsoon, one can go for river rafting in months between February to November.
2. Chadar Trek in Ladakh:
Experience the walking over the frozen river-facing various challenges. Chadar Trek in Ladakh is the thrilling experience one can have. Open only during the winter season, i.e. – January- February, the trek takes place at the Zanskar River which gets freezes and gets covered with a thick blanket of snow. During the trek, one can enjoy the canyon shape valleys bestowed with a thick blanket of snow.
Location: Zanskar River, Ladakh
Difficulty Level: Difficult and the altitude can reach up to 11,123 ft.
Price: The package differs according to the number of days covered. The price would include the stay and other areas that will be covered. For 6N/7D, the approx. price starts from 24,000/- inclusive of tax and hotel rentals.
3. Jim Corbett Safari- Uttarakhand:
Want to have an encounter with rich wild animals of India, especially Tigers? Then Jim Corbett National Park is your destination. Home to some exotic wildlife animals, this 13184 sq.km spread national park is located in Nainital district of Uttarakhand. Tourists can take a jeep safari that would take you to the entire national park. If you’re lucky enough, then you would encounter the royal Tiger of Jim Corbett. There are different zones- Dhikala Zone, Bijrani Zone, Sonanadi Zone, and Durga Devi Zone.
Best Time to Visit: You can explore this national park from mid-October to mid-June. Visiting during monsoon isn’t a good idea.
Location: Ramnagar, Nainital District, Uttarakhand
Price: For Indian tourists- approx. Rs 4200/- including the jeep carrying 6 persons
For foreigners: Rs 8000/- for jeep and 6 persons
4. Scuba Diving in Andaman:
Deep clean blue water and gorgeous marine life make Andaman truly a magical place to explore. The marine life of Andaman is a lifetime experience to explore which is worth an adventure trip to have. From scorpionfish and Octopus to Sharks and Coral Reefs, there are many things which you cannot lose to miss. Some of the diving sites in Andaman are- The Wall (Havelock Island), Clinique Island (Port Blair) and Fish Rock (Passage Island).
Best Time to Visit: January to May is considered as the best time when the island remains clam and conditions are better for diving.
Price: The diving price in Andaman island for various categories is divided into different packages:
Non- Swimmers- Approx. Rs 3500/- per person for 30 minutes
Beginners course: Approx. Rs 4500/- per person for 60 minutes
Certified Divers 2 days and 4 dives- Rs 10800/- per person
Night Dive- Rs 3,500/- per person
Single Dive- Rs 3,500/- person
5. Roopkund Trek- Uttarakhand:
If underline trekking is your favorite thing, then Roopkund Trek is the destination you should prefer. Located at the high altitude in Chamoli district of Uttarakhand, one can trek to the elevation of 3200m. The trek is known for energizing excursion and so which adventurers should tread this land to revitalize. Roopkund Trek is known for its magical landscape, which you’ll experience in every pass.
Don’t miss the “Lake of Mysteries” which can be reached after passing range of forests and gushing brooks. One of the exciting parts of this trek is the “Mystery Lake”, also known as Roopkund Lake which is at the height of 15500 feet above the sea level and is the home of hundred skeletons.
Location: To explore this trek, you need to visit Chamoli districts which are located at the base of the two Himalayan peaks: Trisul and Nanda Ghunti.
Best Time to visit: The best time to visit Roopkund Trek is between May-June just before the monsoon.
Price: If you’re in a group and have booked with an adventure trip company, then the approx. price for per person would be Rs 10,500/- for 8-10 days which includes the accommodation, meals, trek equipment, and other necessary permit fees.
6. Manali to Leh Bike Trip:
Imagine riding your bike across the valleys and never-ending road, and the path giving you the majestic view of the snow-packed mountain. Isn’t that a wonderful experience? A bike trip to the Himalayan region offers a high dose of adrenaline experience. The Manali to Leh bike trip is a chance to explore the journey of various hallucinating places.
Stopover in sapphire lakes, canyon mountains, drink a hot tea at the tapri of this region. The delicate breeze of this route has something magical that makes bikers go beyond their capacity. The bike trek usually begins from Manali, a delightful town on the banks of Beas River and will continue to high-street routes including Khardungla pass, known as world’s most elevated motorbike street.
Routes Covered: Manali- Jispa- Sarchu- Leh- Khardungla Pass
Best Time: July to September is considered as the ideal period for a bike trip for Manali to Leh.
Price: For Manali to Leh Bike Trip there are various adventure groups and excursion companies offering packages. The ideal package starts from Rs 20,000/- per person including accommodation, meals and other adventure activities. There are itineraries which need to be followed. If you’re planning for solo adventure bike trek then the price would fluctuate according to your comfort.
7. Caving in Meghalaya:
This North-Eastern India state is the most beautiful location in all sense. It holds some of the best treasures exploring them is worth every penny. Enchanting caves, beautiful waterfalls, and majestic mountains. Caving in Meghalaya is the most happening adventure one can have. The Khasi Hills and Jaintia Hills are two most popular hills which are blessed with enigmatic caves. Other options to discover are- Krem Mawkhydrop, Krem Dam, Krem Lymput and Krem Mawjymbuin.
Best Time to Visit: The best time to explore Meghalaya caves is during winter months. December to March are the perfect months.
Things to Remember: One needs to very specific to learn about different caving techniques, From being a sandwich to being a Spiderman should be your hidden talent.
Stay: You can stay at Mawphlang and Pine Farm where one get some good options. You can even choose Cherrapunji Holiday Resort that offers some great facilities to stay at.
Package: If visited through Meghalaya Tourism Development Corporation, then you travel in deluxe buses, sumo and tourist coaches to different caves and would cost not more than 175 per person.