Places For Adventure Sports in India

There is no absence of an array of adventure sports in India. Whether you want to engage in paragliding, rock climbing, trekking, cave exploration or any other adrenaline-pumping activity, India has it all, and more than you could dream of.

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Here is the list of 14 Places For Adventure Sports in India

1. Spiti, Himachal Pradesh - Holidify Explorer Awards 2018 Winner

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Known For : Chandratal Lake | Key Monastery | Kunzum Pass

Long winding roads and picturesque valleys presenting glimpses of cold deserts and snow-crowned mountains, with intermittent greenery and picture-perfect villages welcome you when you set foot into Spiti Valley. Bordered on all sides by the Himalayas, Spiti Valley, located in Himachal Pradesh, has an altitude of 12,500 feet above sea level, and gets around 250 days of sunshine in the year, making it one of the coldest places in the country. With the thick Himalayan snow cutting Spiti off from the rest of the country for around 6 months a year, the summer months are the only time Spiti is directly accessible via motorway.

Best Time : Mid May to Mid Oct

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2. Panchgani, Maharashtra - The Table Land

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Known For : Kaas Plateau | Table Land | Mahabaleshwar

Deriving its name from the five hills surrounding it, Panchgani is a popular hill station near Mahabaleshwar. Panchgani makes a great destination for paragliding because of its scenic view. Various reliable paragliding clubs are there in the city. You could go on a joyride or take courses across levels, starting from elementary to advanced level.

Best Time : September to May

Read More 13 Panchgani Attractions

3. Bir, Himachal Pradesh

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Known For : Paragliding in Bir Billing | Hand gliding | Nature Walks and meditation at Sherab Ling Monastery

Bir-Billing is considered as one of the top three paragliding sites in the world. Known as the Paragliding capital of India, Bir attracts adventure-seekers from throughout the country and the world. Hence, some of the best time that you might spend here might be with your feet in the air. As exciting and thrilling as it is, the activity of paragliding is set amid the lush green meadows with starting point at Billing (2400 m) and landing takes place in the fields at Western Edge of Tibetan Colony in Chowgan (Bir, towards 14 km south). While the experienced get to do a solo show, a novice gets an adventure full ride in a two-seater glider with a skilled instructor.

Best Time : Throughout the year

Read More 9 Bir Attractions

4. Kamshet, Maharashtra - Fly With the Wind

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Known For : Paragliding | Shinde Wadi hills | Pawna lake

Kamshet is a picturesque hill station in Western Ghats, renowned for paragliding and flying schools. Surrounded by Western Ghats, this place is regularly featured in the top 10 must visit destinations of India for an adventurous junkie. With much experienced gliding schools and trainers, Kamshet is that hub for parasailing and paragliding where you can safely indulge in the sport and make it one of the most redefining experiences of your life.

Best Time : October to June

Read More 7 Kamshet Attractions

5. Manali, Himachal Pradesh

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Known For : Solang Valley | Rohtang Pass | Adventure Activities

Manali is the hub of adventure activities in Himachal Pradesh. From white river rafting to trekking opportunities to zorbing to horse-riding to skiing to paragliding, Manali has everything to offer. Paragliding in Manali is a memorable experience. Starting with a basic training course, the operators are well organized, competent and trustworthy. The surrounding valley is breathtaking and the view you will get during your flying session of 5-45 minutes, depending upon the package you opt for, is simply beautiful.

Best Time : October to June

View packages starting from ₹ 6,250

Read More 42 Manali Attractions

6. Sanasar, Jammu & Kashmir - A Quieter, Lesser Known Adventure

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Known For : Paragliding | Wilderness Adventure Camps(WAC) | Naag Mandir

One of the lesser known hill stations in Jammu-Kashmir region, Sanasar is an adventure enthusiasts' haven offering various activities such as paragliding, rock climbing, abseiling and trekking.

Best Time : April to June

Read More 10 Sanasar Attractions

7. Mussoorie, Uttarakhand - The Queen of Hill-stations

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Known For : Lal Tibba | Lake Mist | Kempty Falls

A quiet and lovely hill station from the outside, there is a different side to Mussoorie which will set your heart racing at a 100 miles an hour. Head on over to the 'Snow Adventure Zone' to experience the famous skywalk and other thrills such as zip-lining and zip swinging. If you seek more rugged adventure activities, then you can opt for rock climbing, rappelling, caving or river rafting. Last but definitely not the least, taste some free flight over the picturesque views surrounding Mussoorie by indulging in some paragliding.

Best Time : September to June

View packages starting from ₹ 8,499

Read More 27 Mussoorie Attractions

8. Khajjiar, Himachal Pradesh - Mini Switzerland of India

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Known For : Adventure Activities | Khajjiar lake | Kalatop wildlife sanctuary

Visitors can enjoy activities like horse-riding, Paragliding and Zorbing here. Zorbing is a more upcoming sport in the area the huge meadows and valleys here provide an ideal place for the sport. However, one can enjoy zorbing here, only during the summer months. Also while horse rides may cost a little less, zorbing costs around INR 200-300.

Best Time : Throughout the year

Read More 9 Khajjiar Attractions

9. Serchhip, Mizoram - A Hidden Colour of Mizoram

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Known For : Vantawng Falls | Chhingpuii Thlan | Thenzawl

Most famous for being the district with the highest literacy rate in India, Serchhip in Mizoram is a place that can provide you a unique and vibrant experience. During peak seasons, you can also get a chance to enjoy Paragliding here in Serchhip. Do ensure that the local vendor is following all security practices

Best Time : Throughout the year

Read More 4 Serchhip Attractions

10. Yelagiri, Tamil Nadu - The Call of the Hills

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Known For : Yelagiri Adventure Camp | Jalagamparai Falls | Nature park

Yelagiri adventure camp has recently been started by the Tamil Nadu government in order to promote adventure activities at the hill station. The endeavor to make Yelagiri an attractive tourist spot includes, mountain climbing, trekking, hiking and even paragliding. The security and safety measures are state of the art and adventure sports at Yelagiri are gaining huge recognition.

Best Time : November to February

Read More 11 Yelagiri Attractions

11. Patnitop, Jammu & Kashmir - Photographer's Paradise

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Known For : Nathatop | Paragliding in Patnitop | Skiing

With endless meadows and panoramic views of the snow capped peaks of the Himalayas, Patnitop is a perfect place to experience nature at its picturesque best and widest. Winter months in Patnitop are marked by a number of skiing courses and setups coming up in the area. Given the modest and gentle slopes in Patnitop, it tends to be an ideal destination for skiing for people with no prior experience. Madha Top (5-6 kms from Patnitop on the Sanasar Road) has good possibilities for all levels of skiing.

Best Time : Throughout the year

Read More 11 Patnitop Attractions

12. Varkala, Kerala - The Hidden Treasure of Kerala

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Known For : Water Sports in Varkala | Varkala Beach | Edava Beach

Varkala is a beautiful coastal town in Thiruvananthapuram district. It is the only place in Kerala where the hills come close to the sea. The uniqueness of the place is the merging of cliffs with the Arabian Sea. Varkala Beach is a popular beach where you can enjoy various water sports activities such as parasailing and paragliding. Several water sports operators are to be found along the beaches, and travellers can easily do a lot of water activities with good fun.

Best Time : Throughout the year

Read More 23 Varkala Attractions

13. Diveagar, Maharashtra

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Known For : Diveagar Beach | Harihareshwar Beach | Bagmandala

Gleaming white sand, pristine blue water, swaying coconut palms and betel nut trees and gentle breeze producing a serene and calming effect, this is not a dream but the enchanting place called Diveagar. Jeep-towed parasailing is a major attraction in the small beach town of Diveagar. It is affordable and interesting, making for a great adventure sport for enthusiasts.

Best Time : October to March

Read More 20 Diveagar Attractions

14. Ananthagiri, Andhra Pradesh

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Known For : The Borra Hills and Caves | Araku Tribal Museum

Set amid the Eastern Ghats, Ananthagiri is a beautiful retreat where majestic hills in the backdrop flirt with clouds all the time. Given its terrain and sceneries, Ananthagiri is known for its trekking trails. With rivers cutting through its forest and a wide number of options available for adventure seekers, one can also enjoy camping in Ananthagiri.

Best Time : October to March

Read More 10 Ananthagiri Attractions

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