Top 5 Adventure Sports Destinations in India

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Water Rafting – Rishikesh, Uttarakhand

Rafting is a sport known to man of the most exciting and thrilling adventure. Offered under professional guidance, tourists can enjoy a fist-pumping venture when trying out rafting in Rishikesh. The thrilling adventure of river-rafting on the rapids of the Ganges can be enjoyed in Rishikesh during any season except monsoon. River-rafting in Rishikesh remains closed from 1st July to 15th September. Though the peak season for rafting is March, it can be best enjoyed from mid-September when the river is opened for rafting to the beginning of December when the water starts to turn too cold.

How To Reach Rishikesh
By Road: it takes 7:10 to 8:00 hours From Delhi .
By Train: Nearest Railway station is haridwar & rishikesh.for rishikesh packages the fastest way to come.
By Air: Jolly Grant 20kms from Rishikesh is nearest Airport

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Scuba Diving- Andamans

Scuba diving is the greatest action on the Andaman & Nicobar Isles other than relaxing around and tasting the delicacy of seafood. The best year for diving in Andaman & Nicobar Isles is from Nov to April. However, one can indulge in a diving experience all through out the year. There are many experienced and PADI certified instructors who can help the divers in exploring various dive sites in the Andaman archipelago. Most of the diving happens in North Bay Island, Port Blair and Havelock Island. Neil island has started picking up slowly. All flights touch down on Port Blair, which is the Andamans’ capital. From there you can island hop via one of the regular local boats to nearby Havelock (the most famous), Neil and Long Island. Regular buses also run to North and Middle Andaman, although there are parts of the Andamans that are off limits to tourists.

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Skydiving – Mysore, Karnataka

Mysore Airport, also widely known as Mandakalli Airport is the city’s airport and has an asphalt runway of 6098 ft/1858 m long. Once you get in the turbine aircraft, you will reach a height of up to 10000 ft/3048 m to 14500 ft/4420 m, depending on the weather conditions and your experience, while enjoying incredible views. Since Mysore’s climate is more or less the same through the year, you can sign up for the experience at any time. However, do make it a point to find out about weather conditions when booking your spot. The experience costs around INR 35,000 for a single dive.

How To Reach
By Air: Kempegowda International Airport, 119 mi/193 km from Mysore Airport
By Train: Mysore is connected with a number of trains to Bangalore. The super fast luxury train the Shatabdi Express connects Mysore to Madras.
By Road: Travelling from Bangalore to Mysore by road is a pleasant experience and will take about 3hrs.

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Rock climbing – Satpura Mountains, Madhya Pradesh

The Satpura ranges in MP and particularly the hill station of Pachmarhi is apt for trekking & rock climbing given its rocky terrains, river & dense forests. Madhya Pradesh also has one of the best artificial walls for Rock climbers at Gwalior. Rock climbing in Pachmarhi offers you an unnerving adventure of climbing up the rocky terrains of Satpura Range, creating an experience you probably have not had before. After you are done testing your endurance, breathtaking views from the top add a satisfying conclusion to the experience.

How To Reach
By Air: nearest airport is at Bhopal city which is just 200kms from park. Bhopal Airport has connectivity with Delhi & Mumbai.
By Train: Nearest railway stations for Satpura National Park are: Itarsi, Sohagpur, Pipariya & Hoshangabad.
By Road: Satpura National Park can be reached by road from/via Bhopal (170kms), Jabalpur (250kms)cities.

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Paragliding – Bir Billing, Himachal Pradesh

Located in the Kangra district of Himachal Pradesh, Bir and Billing together, has become a hub of sorts for adventure travel and ecotourism. The paragliding launch site is in the meadow at Billing (14 km north of Bir), at an elevation of 2400 metres,[9] while the landing site and most tourist accommodations are in the village of Chowgan. This is one of the prime reasons for both the professionals as well as novice gliders from across the world visiting Bir Billing for trying their hand on the power of paragliding.

How To Reach
By Air: Kangra has its own domestic airport at Guggal,There are flights from Delhi to Guggal.
By Train : Pathankot is the nearest railway station. From Pathankot Palampur is connected by narrow guage railway. One can also take a bus or taxi to Bir from Pathankot.
By Road : There are ordinary, semi deluxe or deluxe buses available from Delhi and other major towns of Himachal Pradesh to Dharamsala, Palampur, Baijnath, Jogindernagar or Mandi

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