India has been known for its diversity in culture and religion over the past few decades but actually, it offers much more than that. In recent years, India has organized different events and most of them were related to the promotion of different sports. At times, it is just not about getting involved with some indoor activates, you need some adventure in order to know where you truly belong. Top 30 Adventure Sports You Should Try Before You Turn 30. There are many places in India where you can try adventurous sports and top 9 places are
Trekking in the Himalayas – If you are adventurous and love exploring nature with minimal energy requirement, then trekking should be on the top of your list and when it comes to trekking, there is no better place than the Himalayas. The natural boundary of mountains that offers countless avenues to enjoy trekking which is dependent on your choice and of course on your budget. It is mostly done in groups but there are some people who love to trek alone which also depend on the activity. Roopkund Trek, Sandakphu trek, Sarpass trek, and Beas Kund Trek are some of many trek options in the Himalayas.
Paragliding in Kamshet – Kamshet is aplace which is about 110km away from Mumbai and 45km from Pune and best known for paragliding. If you are looking for an exciting experience which will be adventurous as well as thrilling, then this is the place to be. The whole place is covered by the beauty of Sahyadri ranges and valley which offers the perfect surrounding for the sport. The two seater plane will take you high up in the air from where you can take the paragliding flight with a certified instructor. There are some recommendations that run with the sport as it is a wind dependent sport, so there might be some delays or cancellation at the last minute and you should always reconfirm before leaving your place.
Rock Climbing – Rock Climbing is another sport which will allow you to defy the gravity and climb the rock studded walls of mountains. The sport is a pure combination of skills and technical elements that you might require and at times it will test your patience. There isa number of equipments available that will allow you to practice the sport with required safety and provides the temperament to face the real challenge. There are number of places in India like Ramjas rocks which is located in West Patel Nagar of Delhi that offers the height of 20 to 60ft, Gangotri with an exceptional height of 11,000ft from the ground, Himachal Pradesh with rock towers going up to 15,000ft and Rajasthan with the perfect location of Mount Abu which is best for the beginners.
Waterfall Rappelling – India has a rich source of natural waterfalls and one of the most famous is Bhekare waterfall which is near Bhivpuri, Karjat. Due to the intensity of the water falls from the mountain, it has become the best spot of waterfall rappelling. Rappelling or abseiling is an activity for descending or ascending a mountain to reach the safe place. When the same activity is performed in the waterfall, it is known as waterfall rappelling. The activity requires more physical labour and skills as the surface of the mountains is slippery due to the water and the force of the waterfall also causes obstruction while climbing the mountain. The height of the Bhekare Mountain is about 70 to 75 feet and the limit of the weight is from 35kgs to 95kgs.
Bungee Jumping – If you want to challenge your limits, then this is asport you must try in your life as for a moment, your heart will be in your mouth. Bungee jumping is a sport in which you need to jump off from a tall structure or from a high mountain and you will be attached to an elastic rope. For few seconds, it will give you the feeling of free falling from the sky and that is the only reason why millions of people try the same activity around the world. Rishikesh is a hub of river rafting, camping, and trekking but recently bungee jumping has become the centre of attraction which attracts tourists from all over India. The activity is governed by experts which make it 100% safe for the people. This will not be the end of your thrill as you can always try different sports which include night jungle walk, waterfall trek, camping beside the Himalayan water stream, and rock climbing.
Scuba Diving – We always have the curiosity to experience the life under water as we are quite familiar with the one on the land. It is the dream of every true traveller to once push his limits and experience what he never experienced in his life. Scuba diving is a common adventurous sport around the world which offers you the chance to go beneath the water and get amazed with the view. In India scuba diving and snorkelling have also become famous in Konkan region, Sindhudurg District. The whole place is filled with beautiful sight seeing like Tarkarli backwaters, Nivti rocks, Sindhudurg Fort, and different types of water sports. The whole activity will be for 20 to 30 minutes in which you will experience the underwater life and the moments to talk about your whole life.
River Rafting – Regardless of the age, River rafting has become the most popular adventure sport especially in India where millions of people every year look for the perfect destination. With such an increase in the demand for the sport, there is also an increase in the new destinations which offers a thrilling experience to share and to come back to the same destination. People who are living in or around Mumbai, the small hamlet of Kolad offers a perfect destination for the sport and is also open all around the year. This is quite opposite to the river rafting place in Rishikesh, as the route for rafting is only available for few months. The availability depends on the flow of the current which is quite high during the monsoon season and remains closed for two to three months.
Ice Skiing – We have to go back to the Himalayas if you want to experience the thrill of ice skiing in India. Most of the mountains are at the great height which offers the appropriate height for long descents. Auli, in the Garhwal Himalayas, is one of the most famous ice skiing destinations which is not only on the slopes but also for the clear weather conditions which is must in the sport. The location is about 250kms away from Rishikesh and the slopes of Auli are of almost 2,500 to 3,000 meters in height. There are also other water sports available in the area through which you can expand your experience.
Jetovator Jet Ride – If you want your body to produce more adrenaline, then this is a sport that you must try in your life. It is again a water sport which offers the jet rides and Jetovator which will allow you to take off from the water level at Lavasa. You can always learn some skills and techniques from the instructor for experiencing the mind-blowing ride and all your activities will be governed by the experts.
Hot Air Ballooning – There are endless reasons for the visit to Goa and hot air ballooning is one of them. The place is already famous for beautiful beaches, culture, and historical buildings which gather millions of tourists not only from India but from all around the globe. Hot air ballooning is another adventurous sport which will give you the thrill of height and endless beautiful views that can last for 40 to 60 minutes. The experience is magical as you can get your tickets for morning or evening time which is also the best time to view Goa from a height.