Adventure Travel in North India
If you’re looking for an awesome, adrenaline-packed holiday, why not try out some of the North India adventure tours! Sure, India isn’t an obvious choice when you’re looking for great adventure sports. But, that doesn’t mean that you won’t find any here!
You’ll find some fantastic options for adventure. North India is the best adventure destinations in India, in particular! And not all of them are the same level of crazy. So even if you’re looking for something a little more relaxed (or family-friendly), there’s no more looking. It’s right here!
Here are some of our favourite adventure activities to do in India
Himalaya Trek (Photo Credit – Squirrel Photos from Pixabay)
Ziplining in Rajasthan
Imagine sailing over a gorgeous old fort! Getting a literal birds-eye perspective over it and an adrenaline rush all at the same time! Well, in Jodhpur, you can do just this. Flying Fox Jodhpur has a six-line course set up over the stunning Mehrangarh Fort.
It’s a mix of the location, and the experience, that makes it one of the top adventure destinations in North India. You’ll be perfectly safe as you zip over lakes, Rao Jodha Park, and, of course, the fort itself. It’s a great activity for all age groups, too. And perfect for a family holiday!
Ziplining at the Mehrangarh (Photo Credit – Ashwin Bahulkar)
Bungee Jumping in Rishikesh
If you’re looking for a more extreme option, bungee jumping’s probably more your style. Bungee jumping in Rishikesh is probably the most thrilling one among the adventure sports in North India. And, before you ask, yes, it’s safe!
Jumpin Heights has been set up to conform to Australian and New Zealand safety standards, and it’s run by ex-Army officers who ensure that all the jumpmasters are well trained and proficient in first-aid in case of an unforeseen emergency.
Safety aside, Rishikesh provides a stunning backdrop for a bungee jump – if you dare to keep your eyes open and your wits about you as you fall, that is!
Bungee jumping, Rishikesh (Photo Credit – Brijesh Giri)
White-Water Rafting down the Ganges
The waters of the holy river Gange’s cascade down all the way from the Himalayas, rushing downhill until they level out in the plains. Up-river, just outside Rishikesh, you can jump into rubber boats and tackle the rough-and-tumble rapids amid the most beautiful surrounds.
You can club this with the bungee jumping for a more well-rounded adventure in North India. Outdoor adventures aside, though, this stretch of the Ganges is truly gorgeous – clear waters that look turquoise or green depending on the light, and white sandbanks that you want to dig your toes into!
White water rafting (Photo Credit – levycon con)
Paragliding in Himachal Pradesh
If you look up at the skies over the little Himalayan hamlet of Billing, you might just see brightly-coloured parachutes floating through the air. This unassuming town is the take-off point for paragliders making their way down to Bir, soaring over some truly spectacular landscapes along the way.
This gentle adventure is perhaps the closest most of us will ever get to flying, and if you’re going to take to the skies, we can’t think of few better places to do so than with the majestic Himalayas in the background!
Paragliding over the high mountains
Skiing in the Himalayas
We love busting myths and misconceptions about India, so here goes another one – India does, in fact, have a ski culture! Venture up to the beautiful slopes around Gulmarg in Kashmir (or even Auli in Uttarakhand) and you’ll know exactly what we’re talking about.
No list adventure travel in North India would be complete without mentioning the skiing that you’ll find here. You’ll find everything from bunny slopes for absolute beginners to good intermediate courses and plenty of expert-level skiing and backcountry opportunities up in Gulmarg, and Auli too has great powder.
Powder skiing in the Himalayas with Kashmir Heliski
We hope you enjoy this blog on adventure activities to do in North India. If you need any help making a decision, or planning a trip around these, you know where to find us
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