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In fact, the barren landscape of Ladakh provides an opportunity to enjoy a wide range of adventure activities. The area offers its own unique taste and meaning to the experience of trans-Himalayan adventure besides helping the participants to create beautiful memories to be treasured for life. Discussed below are the 7 must enjoy adventure activities available in Ladakh that will quench the thirst for thrill of adventure enthusiasts.
Click Here Read More ::: 7 Activities That Every Adventure Enthusiast Must Enjoy In Ladakh
Nearly 60 years to the day after the first ascent up Mount Everest, Russian extreme sport star Valery Rozov (48) flew off the north face of Mount Everest - the world's highest BASE jump ever - 7220 meters (23,688ft) above sea level.
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Ever dreamt of having an eagle eye view of your favorite landscape? Have you ever wondered, how would it be to see lush green valleys and beautiful natural expanses from a bird’s eye? Paragliding places in India are the perfect answer to all your needs. Although paragliding is an adventure activity which has not received attention from a large youth base in our country as it should, but it is definitely on the rise. A lot of state governments are using this adventure sport to increase their inflow of tourists.
Your appetite for paragliding adventure can be fulfilled at various locations all over India as mentioned below:
Billing situated in the Kangra valley of Himachal Pradesh is known for being the place where first ever paragliding competition was held according to the Federation of Aeronautics Himalayan Para Gliding Open Championship records. Paragliding in Billing is considered as one of the best paragliding experience in the country. While billing best serves the purpose as landing field, Bir, at an elevation of 2600 meters serves as the take off point for paragliding.
Sikkim has also turned out to be an upcoming destination for paragliding experience as it also has large in flow of tourists each year. Paragliding in Sikkim can be best experienced at Bulbulay Dara situated in Gangtok. One can enjoy the picturesque view of the mighty Kanchenjunga in the sky.
Major tour operators for paragliding in India are Float & Fly Tour, Adventure Tours, Top tours Travels, Earth Explorers Travel & Tours, and Abercrombie & Kent India. Paragliding could be experienced year round except for monsoon season. The best period to experience paragliding is from March to June and from September to November.
Bangalore is the hub of the IT revolution in India and the most favoured place for an entrepreneurial venture and is aptly named the "Silicon Valley of India". Situated at an altitude of 3000ft, the weather of Bangalore or Bengaluru is pleasant all year round. But that doesn't mean that one can't get exhausted by the hustle and bustle of life. The rat race is even rigorous here and every individual strives for excellence and success in this IT hub. But even the best car needs battery to run on and to replenish it we take it to a service centre. Similarly when your brain and body are in overwork mode you need to stop for a moment and breathe. Replenish your lost force by taking a weekend off away from your computer and explore the adventures around Bangalore.
BANDIPUR NATIONAL PARK
A hunting ground of the Maharaja of Mysore, this wilderness amidst the towering Western Ghats is now a protected national park. Irony dealt a heavy blow as the place which was once a place for enjoying killing animals is now a place which protects the endangered fauna and flora.
One can go camping in the woods or take a room at the many resorts cropped up around the park. Take an open jeep safari into the heart of the sanctuary to spot fauna like gaurs, sambhals, sloth bears, panthers , tigers.
This is a small hilly range made up of scattered volcanic rocks and beautiful scenery. Only two hours away from Bangalore this place is ideal for rock climbing, rappelling, trekking, etc. One can also go cave hunting in the many natural caves formed around the boulders and the sides of the hills.
Situated near river Cauvery or Kaveri, Bheemeshwari is a great getaway where you can indulge in activities like trekking, mountain biking, kayaking, rafting etc. You can also go fishing or angling at the Bheemeshwari Wildlife Sanctuary where you can see the famous Mahseer fish and more. Take an open jeep safari through the woods and maybe you can spot deer or the tiny kingfisher.
This beach town has a lot of mythological significance and beach beauty. It is said that Ravana was tricked by Ganesha to put down the "ling" presented to him by Lord Shiva. It's a beautiful place where you can enjoy camping, fishing, jet skiing, and star gazing.
It's an island in the middle of the Kaveri river and is shaped like an egg. One can enjoy rafting the rapids of Kaveri and go for a safari in the Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary.
MURUDESHWAR, NETRANI ISLAND
Murudeshwar is another beach town with a lot of significance for Hindus. You can enjoy the pleasant beaches here which are overshadowed by a gigantic statuette of Lord Shiva. Many resorts offer scuba diving experience at the nearby island Netrani. It is an experience one should have at least once in their lives. The underwater world is a heaven in its own right. You will see creatures so diverse and uncanny that you will forget all the ugliness of the competitive world.
The river Kaveri finds its origin here at Talakaveri. You can do a lot of fun stuff here like conquering mountains, crossing rivers, trekking through the jade jungles, etc. You should definitely visit the Iruppa Falls after trekking to the Brahmagiri Hills.
Enjoy water sports like fishing and angling in the backwaters of Kaveri where you'll see the large Mahseer fish, eels, catfishes,etc. You can also go river rafting in the Barapole River in Southern Coorg.
Another interesting experience you should totally try is visiting the elephant camp. You get to play, bathe, feed, and know these genteel beings at this camp.
Mysore is a historically important place and s rich with culture and heritage. It is also a fun place to spend your weekend doing rafting the river Kaveri, rappelling at the nearby hills, bungee jumping at one of the many resorts, hand gliding etc.
It's a popular spot for outings, picnics and trekking near Bangalore. The rugged terrain offers adequate challenge for a trekking expedition and for cycling tours. Another famous activity is chimney climbing and can be enjoyed at Ramanagaram. Apart from these one can climb the hills, enjoy rappelling, enjoy camping, etc. at this small town.
It's a scenic place and is ideal for trekking, cycling, hiking, etc. This is also one of the few places in India which offers Zorbing. You can also enjoy rappelling here and go boating on the Lake Gangotri while taking in the splendid scenes around you.
Living in a metropolitan requires a lot out of your life. You need to keep working, and pushing, and running to stay in the rat race. To be at the top is everyone's endeavour; to survive everyday's challenges is everybody's goal. But if you keep straining so much there will come a breaking point, the way you don't continuously run a machine for the fear of overheating you cannot force your body to keep working. Everybody needs a break. Everyone has to relax.
With the number of gazetted holidays on the rise and some falling before or after the weekends you can plan a recreational weekend getaway for your family to take the edge off. We have compiled a list of 10 adventurous places within easy reach of the capital where you can escape off to and forget about your stressful life within Delhi/NCR.
The starting point of the sacred "Char Dham Yatra", this holy city is known for the Ganges flowing with life giving force. You can take a bus and reach in a span of 5-6 hours or simply drive to this sanctuary of all that is held in sanctity and enjoy a day or two of complete relaxation or adventure.
Since the flow of the river Ganges is pretty fierce here you can do all sorts of water activities and take part in water sports, like river rafting, river crossing, kayaking, canoeing, etc. You can go body surfing in the calmer parts of the river or cliff jumping into the fresh water. One can even try bungee jumping here at "Jumping Heights", which is the tallest bungee tower in India. Other activities include trekking, rock climbing, rappelling, wildlife walks, etc.
CORBETT NATIONAL PARK
Established in 1936, this is India's oldest national park. An abode for the majestic tiger it offers a quaint weekend retreat for utter relaxation. You can put up at the many resorts around the sanctuary. The resorts too offer packages for fun activities like hot air ballooning, river crossing, etc. You can also go camping in the wild environs and the safari which takes you through the heart of Corbett is always the favorite choice amongst all the tourists.
It's a small hamlet 22km from Nainital, raised at an elevation of 1370m (4000ft). The name "Sattal" literally means 7 lakes. There is a network of 7 interconnected freshwater lakes in this region, which is surrounded by grand oaks and sentinel pines. The place is amazing for trekking and camping and other adventurous activities.
You can go fishing here, row a boat, watch exotic birds, etc. and enjoy the hospitality of the smiling faces of the locals.
Situated at 2000m above the sea level, Manali has emerged as a famous hill station resort over the years with the increase in tourism. A popular destination for the newlyweds with a plethora of choices in cosy lodges and resorts, Manali is also frequented by families for a beautiful getaway from the polluted air of the cities. There a lot of recreational activities you can indulge in like camping, skiing at Rohtang Pass, yak safari, trekking, rafting, etc. One cannot miss the chance to take a relaxing dip into the sulphur springs of Vashisht or go to Solang valley for adventure activities.
Mussoorie is called the "Queen of Hills" and is made famous by Ruskin Bond's many books featuring the eerie Mall road and foggy paths. It was a hill retreat of the British and is said to be haunted by the spirits of the departed patrons. It is quite an adventure if you believe in ghosts and want to visit haunted places.
Apart from the eerie surroundings, Mussoorie has a lively social life and great trails for nature walks, treks, and sightseeing. You can visit the Kempty Falls and splash about or take the trolley up to Gun Hills or simply hike to Lake Mist.
Situated in Rajasthan, this place is most famous for the Keoladeo National Park also known as the Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary where you can spend a relaxed weekend looking for birds like the Siberian Crane and many more, as they undertake their migration from the colder climates up north to lay eggs in the warmer climates of the tropics.
Apart from bird watching you can visit the local heritage sites and find out about the Jat history of the place.
It's a reservoir lake built at Sohna in Gurgaon and is fed by rainwater running off the Aravali range. The best time to visit this place is October till March. There are many adventure sports facilities around the lake like, parasailing, kayaking, angling, cycling and walking around the Aravalis, rock climbing, etc.
There are also sulphurous hot water springs around the lake which have a mythological back history which says that Pandava prince Arjuna shot an arrow into the ground to extract water because he was thirsty.
The adventure hub, Dehradoon is nestled between the two arteries of India i.e. the Ganges and the Yamuna rivers. It is a pleasant place for trekking, walking around, sightseeing, etc. You should totally experience the rejuvenating waters of "Sahastradhara", which literally means a thousand streams. There are numerous dripping pores which form a sulphurous lake at their base. It is said to be created by Dronacharya and is known to have healing properties.
This is a small hill station located in the Pauri-Garhwal district and is not over developed like other hill stations. It's a quaint little place perfect for an enervating outing with your family. You can trek through the misty, jade green woods, enjoy the fauna, and breathe in the non polluted air of this place. You can visit the places like the "Jwalpa Devi Temple", " Durga Devi Temple", "Tarkeshwar Mahadev", "Karnava Ashram", etc.
Try out the local sweets like chocolate which is not the cocoa sweets you buy. Also taste a local sweet called the “BAL Mithai" which is their special chocolate sprinkled with sugar balls.
274km and one hell of a journey away, lies Bhangarh nestled among hills on three sides and a narrow pathway approaching the main gate on one. The place if ripe with rumors of being haunted by the spirit of one jilted magician who fell in love with the queen of the Bhangarh Fort. Being snubbed by Her Highness the lover is said to have cursed the town which is said to have led to its ruined condition of today.
This is a very eerie place and great for a ghost busting adventure trip if you are of a more solid countenance. Take the road to this allegedly haunted place and we are sure you will forget all about your tensions back home.
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