Are you planning your first trip to India? Well done!
All work and no play make Jack a dull boy. Taking some inspiration from the proverb, people have started to take vacations to travel around the world.
They want to visit tourist destinations to enjoy their holidays with their friends and family, some times off the beaten track.
As a traveling, has taken on massive amounts of traction, so has India’s tourism.
Known for the mesmerizing sceneries and the mind-blowing experiences India has to offer, the number of tourists visiting the country has increased manifold.
While most only tour the country by walking around the cities and visiting tourist spots, not many know about the adventures the country is famous for.
For this very reason, we decided to share our knowledge about why everyone who visits India for the first time.
You, the traveler, must try out a few sporting activities that will keep your adrenaline rushing!
First Trip to India? Do Scuba Diving
Diving underwater is a man’s way of interacting with the marine habitat as closely as possible.
Τhe islands of Andaman and Nicobar take your experience further by giving you the view of the very endangered coral reefs and the different sea life of the region.
The islands of Lakshadweep provide some of the best coral reefs and underwater formations.
These have been untouched and undisturbed by human activities, making the experience genuinely natural.
First Time to India? Do Trekking
Walking is a healthy activity suggested to one and all by the doctors, but what could be better is the walk through the dense forests or to the top of the snow-capped mountains?
On a bright morning or at the time of dawn while flora and fauna are just getting active, that is most refreshing.
The Shepard Hill trek in the Himachal Pradesh offers the majestic view of the Himalayas through the Kullu Valley to enjoy the serene atmosphere of the hills.
Similarly, the Zanskar valley trek is one of the toughest ice treks in the country through the land of Jammu and Kashmir known for its high altitudes and harsh conditions.
Mountain Biking on Your First Trip to India
The mountains are already hard enough to be conquered by foot, let alone by the wheels, on a bicycle, but that is what makes life interesting.
Conquering what is perceived as unconquerable and achieving what is seen as unachievable is what makes mankind great!
The Singalila Range is the most popular destination for trekking and mountain biking in India, with some of the most dangerous trails to ride on.
The Himalayan range expanding from the north in the state of Jammu and Kashmir to the east in the state of Assam provides numerous mountain biking options.
For those interested, the trails in Ladakh and Sikkim are most notable among the others.
Water is one of the most dangerous elements to be played with, especially when the tides are wrong.
However, where there is a danger is where there is an adventure, and both the words go in sync and rhyme.
India is highly known for its challenging rivers and the skilled artists who steer their boats through the rough waters.
The Rishikesh river rafting is the most dangerous in the country.
Its grade is changing anywhere between 1 and 4. That provides an experience as far as the heart can take.
The Manali river rafting is another known spot.
It offers a much easier rafting experience compared to Rishikesh but is known for the cold water from the glaciers.
Something Different for Your First Trip to India: Jet skiing
Sailing on the seas or even swimming in the oceans has become a mainstream activity.
So, to add some risk to your endless adventure, which involves water, they decided to add some engines.
Yep! We’re talking about jet skiing and water jetpacks which will get your adrenaline pumping.
Goa, the heart of the Indian parties is where you’d have a chance to explore the weirdest and the most exciting water sports ever.
The Arabian sea by itself is pretty wild. Αdding some motors and fuel will only make it wilder, thus making it a must-visit on your trip to India.
We know you’re coming to India because the country is so irresistible.
So, make sure you put these activities on your to-do list.
In that way, you don’t miss out on one of the best parts of your trip!
About the Author:
Rohit, an architect by profession, loves to travel and explore the adventures of the places he goes to.
He writes about his experiences and about the locations he thinks a traveler of equal passion would want to visit. You can read more at Trans India Travels.