The top five trek destinations in India

India is a country with a great many number of options for tourist places. There are deserts, forests, hill stations as well as beaches that you can choose from. Each different place has its own special beauty that is mesmerizing and captivating. Apart form this awe striking beauty, these places also offer options of excellent adventure sport activities. Depending on what attracts you and what kind of a vacation you would like to spend, choose a tourist destination. For instance if you would like to enjoy trekking tours India given below are a list of 5 tourist places in India that have great trekking trails.

1)      The very first tourist destination that is great for trekking tours is Ladakh. Located in the state of Jammu and Kashmir, Ladakh as a tourist destination is gaining popularity rapidly. The raw beauty combined with the challenging trekking trails leading from this desert valley, makes Ladakh the chosen trek destination for tourist from all over the globe as well as from India.

although difficult, thousands take up trekking to Amarnath every year

although difficult, thousands take up trekking to Amarnath every year

2)      The second most popular trek location in India is the trekking trail to Amarnath. This is a very challenging trek which is taken up every year by many people for religious purposes. It is believed that Amarnath is a holy shrine of Lord Shiva. The trail is extremely dangerous but nevertheless there is no dearth of tourists taking on the challenge every year.

3)      The third most visited trekking trail in India is the trek to Kangcendzonga from Sikkim. This too is a very challenging trekking route that is taken up by professionals only. Sikkim allows only group treks due to the delicate condition of the environment and hence you would do well to travel with a tour operator.

trekking in Manali is a great experience

trekking in Manali is a great experience

4)      The fourth trekking tour that you can take in India is in Manali. This beautiful hill station in Himachal Pradesh state of India is a great place for trekking if you are not a professional yet would like to try trekking. The cold weather along with the crisp fresh air would make for a great experience.

5)      The fifth great trekking destination is in a different part of India than the other four. All the above four are trekking routes in and around the Himalayan mountain range. The fifth one is in Pune, Maharashtra. There are quite a few trekking routes like Lohgarh in and around the Western Ghats as well.

 

Enjoy great adventure activities in India

There are many places in India that are most famous for adventure tourism more than anything else. Of course natural beauty is always a bonus when you are traveling in India. India is a country that is particularly blessed and carefully adorned by nature, with the government going the extra mile to promote tourism with the introduction of adventure sports and activities in different parts of the country; India has become even more attractive to tourists from all around the globe. Since India is such a vast country with so many different kinds of locations, the options for adventures sports are varied as well.

From bungee jumping to water sports, from trekking to skiing, from paragliding to parasailing and from deep sea diving to snorkeling, India has the complete range of adventure activities that any place can possibly offer. All you would need to do is decide on the kind of adventure sport that you want to experience or enjoy, find the place that offers that particular adventure sport and just travel to that place. For instance you should travel to the Andaman and Nicobar Islands if you want to really enjoy snorkeling, the best place for great white water rafting experience is Rishikesh in Uttarakhand and so on.

snorkeling in Andaman is a popular adventure activity in India

snorkeling in Andaman is a popular adventure activity in India

Adventure tourism in India is popular all around the world as well as in India too, especially with the young and the young at heart. There is no age for enjoying the adventure activities in India, even if you are not too keen on the adventure sport activities like bungee jumping or white water rafting, you can try angling or zorbing which are equally great but without the risks. The adventure activities like paragliding, parasailing and deep sea diving are done for the accompanying adrenaline rush but angling and zorbing are completely safe yet equally enjoyable. Although the apparent risky adventure sports like bungee jumping too are completely safe in India.

opt for bunjee jumping as an adventure activity in India

opt for bunjee jumping as an adventure activity in India

Every single location that offer adventure activities have great accommodations and are well connected to the major cities of India as well as the world. Hence traveling to the place of your choice will not be an issue and neither would be finding a proper accommodation. Just make sure that if your chosen location is a well known tourist spot like Goa which is famous for water sports, book your accommodation in advance. Once all these are set, enjoy your trip.

Have a fun trip to beautiful Shimla

If you are an adventure sports enthusiast, you should definitely plan a trip to Himachal Pradesh in India. This state located in the northern part of India, at the foot of the Himalayan mountain range is a treasure trove of beautiful places while also offering a myriad variety of adventure sports. It is after all not without any reason that people from every part of the world as well as India flock to this state for a memorable vacation. With many hill stations, stunning locales and tourism encouraged by the state government, Himachal Pradesh offers the ideal getaway for family vacation, adventure vacation as well as honeymoon.

the view of beautiful Shimla

the view of beautiful Shimla

Himachal Pradesh receives the highest number of tourists in Shimla hill station which is also the state capital. Shimla is the most popular of all hill stations in Himachal due to its location, which is easily reachable from Delhi. Other reasons for the popularity of this beautiful hill station of Himachal Pradesh is that due to many tourists visiting this place, tourism in Shimla is greatly modernized. Apart from the great natural views of the might Himalayan mountain range with its snow covered peaks, the colonial style architecture would surely stun you. There is also the option for shopping to your heart’s content in Shimla, unlike any other hill stations of Himachal Pradesh.

This capital city of the state of Himachal Pradesh can be easily reached from New Delhi by a hired car or by bus too. There are regular and frequent bus services from New Delhi to Shimla and it takes only around four hours to reach. No wonder that Shimla is the favorite weekend getaway for the people of New Delhi. For accommodation, there is nothing to worry about either. Shimla being a famous tourist destination there are many resorts, hotels and tourist lodges that are enough to cater to the needs of the growing tourists to this city. Just make sure that if you are traveling during the peak season, you have your accommodation booked in advance.

trekking in Shimla

trekking in Shimla

While in Shimla, you can explore the beautiful surroundings by trekking or hiking on the mountainous terrain. It would not only be a great way for sightseeing but would let you spend time in the company of nature too. Trekking in Shimla is not too difficult and hence can be done without any professional training or guidance. Hence have all the fun your want.

Bungee Jumping in India

Bungee Jumping has been evolving as one of the most craved adventure sports in India for the past few years and the idea of jumping from great heights with a rope as assurance that you’re not gonna die gives great thrill. Just for few seconds, one can experience the might of gravity and completely give in only to take home one of the greatest gifts of their life-the guts to go for the jump.  While the jump can be done by anybody, only those with guts can return with glory for the cord stretches and rebounds until all the force is exhausted. Those few freaky moments which make your hair on the back of neck stand and give you goosebumps are the defining moments of your life. It can be counted a near death experience when all your hope lies on the tautness of the rope holding you back.

Bungee Jumping

Bungee Jumping

Although it seems freakingly cool, there are many safety measures that should be taken before performing this act. A professional guide at this jump would definitely ask you to get a medical clearance from your doctor and people who fear heights or having high BP should not undertake this sport. Needless to mention pregnant women and old people.

That said, the seriousness and awesomeness of this adventure is projected duly.

Now comes the question of those adventure spots where you can take up this act. The most famous bungee jumping spot in India is in Rishikesh(Shivpuri) in Uttarakhand where its an 83 metres high bungy, and after the jump, the jumper is lowered to a drop zone in the river of depth just 2 ft.

Another location is in Bangalore at Palace Grounds set up in 2009 by skilled professionals from Australia, NewZealand with a huge crane at a height of 150 metres, and another location is at Kanteerva Stadium, Bangalore which is 80 feet high set up by an adventure sports club called Ozone.

There are also bungee jumping  in Goa which has first been setup in 1999 in Anjuna village which is just 10km away from the Calagunte beach,North Goa. This bungee is 80 feet tall and there’ s an inflated airbag in the drop zone.

Bungee Jumping

Bungee Jumping in Anjuna Village,Goa

Another such adventure spot can be found in Delhi; i.e. 40km away from Delhi at Damdama Lake which is at a height of 43 meters. Trained officials from Germany and military cords are used in there to ensure safety of the jumper.

All in all, bungee jumping is an exhilarating experience, but not for weak hearts.

Trekking in the Heart of India

The heart of the country, Madhya Pradesh is known for its culture and breathtakingly beautiful historical places of visit. Located in the central part of the country and the Satpura, Vindhya ranges running through west of the state, it makes up a perfect adventure spot for the adrenaline filled adventurers.  Although the tourism industry of this state is not well-developed, there are many facilities available to go and enjoy the trip hassle free. There are many trekking locations in this state.

Firstly, if you are looking for a short trek trip, there’s always Sanchi Bike Trek and Raisen Bike Trek, for which you would be roaming all around Bhopal and Sanchi, Raisen Fort.

There’s also another option of going to Bandhavgarh National Park. This forest is a small one, but the wildlife, flora and fauna here gives you the best wildlife experience ever. And trekking through the jungle is a fun-filled activity especially when you are in a group. Kanha  National Park Treks are also noteworthy in this context provided you can spare a good 5-7 days for the activity. You would be coming back with a lot of first-hand adventure filled experiences.

Bandhavgarh National Park

Bandhavgarh National Park

When there’s ample of time, you can always try the most adventurous Pachmarhi & Satpura Wildlife Trek. Pachmarhi is the one and only hill station of the state which is also called as “Satpura ki Rani”is at an altitude of 1000 m, and the highest point in the central region of India and the paradise for trekkers of Pachmarhi is Dhupgarh, which is at an altitude of 1100 m.

Panchmarhi Valley

Panchmarhi Valley

Pachmarhi is not a big happening area, but tourists can find decent accommodations in the civil area throughout the year. Due to forests of Satpuras and the rivers, this place is an abode for various kinds of rare flora and fauna.  The trekkers can start from the famed Pandava caves, which are named after the five Pandava kings, and these caves consist of ancient paintings dating back to 10,000 years. From Pandava Caves to Dhupgarh, stopping near the Big Falls waterfalls to get the panoramic view of the hills, one would never forget the trek once they reach the highest point.

Amarkantak is another place where you can test your mountaineering skills and give fodder to those adventure-filled bones. Its picturesque and scenic beauty has made many travelers fall in love. This is a pilgrim town and is soon being developed as a hill-station owing to the mountains and scenic beauty.

Amarkantak Forests

Amarkantak Forests

 

Uncovering the Best Winter Trekking Destinations in India

India with its diverse culture, glorious history,  stunning mountains and mighty desert regions is one of the most spectacular countries in the world. It’s simply not a nation that would offer you with the best of beach or wildlife holidays, but you would be amazed to explore the adventure opportunities it has in store for you! Summers are the time to head up to the hill resorts or indulge in some exciting adventure activity. But India would leave you spell bound by providing you with the excellent winter trekking opportunities. In fact, it is among the popular winter adventure activities gaining good recognition in the country as well as abroad.

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Featuring several winter trekking destinations, trekking tours in India can turn out to be an ultimate experience for adventure junkies. If you are looking for some excellent winter trekking routes in India, then here are some of the famous ones you can think of:

Frozen River Trek

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Do you love trekking in winters? If yes, then make your way to the Frozen River trek positioned in the most secluded region of the Zanskar Mountains. You would be crossing the river gorge, picturesque landscapes and colorful wildlife. A paradise for shutterbugs, this trekking destination is one of its kinds in India.

Chopta Chandrashila Trek

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Known as one of the most scenic winter trekking destinations in India, Chopta Chandrashila Trek is one of the most-talked about spots among trekkers. Located on the Gopeshwar – Ukhimath road, this trekking spot offers panoramic vistas of Kedar Peak, Nandadevi, Chaukhamba peaks and Trishul.

Snow Leopard Trek

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The Snow Leopard Trek is elevated at an altitude of about 4,600 meters in the exterior of Himalayas; it is one of the most striking features of the entire region. This amazing winter trekking destination also provides you an excellent opportunity to visit the nearby Hemis National Park.

Dodital Trek

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Towering at an altitude of 3,307 meters above the mean sea level towards the northern side of Uttarakashi, Dodital Trek is one of the finest winter trekking tours in India. Admiring the panoramic vistas of surreal Garhwal Himalayas in addition to the thick forests of Rhododendron, Fir, Oak and Deodar and vibrant wildlife is simply an awesome experience for adventure freaks out there!

Uncovering the Best Adventure Destinations in India

India undoubtedly is a land of living cultures & traditions, rich & diverse heritage, different spices and yes Bollywood of course! But the country has a lot in store for the adventure-seeking people as well. From river rafting, trekking, hiking to paragliding, the county offers a myriad of adrenaline pumping activities that you can indulge in. Catching my fancy, here are the top 4 adventure spots that perfectly score for the must-visit places in India.

Zanskar

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Renowned for its snow-clad mountains, spectacular landscapes and attractive monasteries, Zanskar truly deserves to be counted among the best adventure travel destinations in India. Nestled in the interior of Leh, the place is a haven for adventure enthusiasts giving them opportunities to indulge in skiing, tobogganing, trekking, sledding and other interesting winter sports. Chandor Lake created by the freezing of the beautiful Zanskar River is an exciting route for trekking and camping.

Gulmarg

 

Gulmarg beauty

 

Reckoned as the heart of winter sports, the grandeur of Gulmarg would just astonish you. Located in the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir, Gulmarg is just the one-stop destination for skiing. Skiing in the slopes ranging from 8,700 to 10,500 feet is a lifetime experience. Also, the place is renowned for providing the best golf courses in the country. Trekkers can enjoy covering the splendid mountains and admiring the aura of Mt. Nanga Parbat in gorgeous Gulmarg.

Kaziranga National Park

 

Kaziranga National Park

 

Visited enough of those snow-capped mountains and pristine hill stations? If yes, get indulged in the wildlife adventure in India. Kaziranga National Park in Assam is a visual feat for all the nature lovers especially wildlife enthusiasts. Housing more than 1,500 one-horned rhinoceros along with many other endangered species, the national park is one of the best adventure travel spots in India.

Lakshwadweep Islands

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You would fall in love with the surreal beauty of Lakshwadweep Islands. The inviting waters of the deep big blue sea would surely cast a spell on you. Go for fishing or enjoy the night boat ride under the sparkling starry night. Watching the turtles, indulging in reef snorkeling or admiring the beauty of Lakshwadweep islands, there are endless ways to enjoy in this adventurous destination.

Camping in India: An Extravaganza of the Gorgeous Destinations

India surely is place with unity in diversity! The country encases some of the finest tourist destinations spreading from the north to the south. And if your are passionate enough to explore the hidden regions or the famous destinations of the country, camping is definitely your cup of tea. India boasts of some of the finest camping destinations in the world. Here is our pick of the most popular spots to camp in the country.

Charming Chandertal Lake in Himachal Pradesh

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Beautifully nestled at an altitude of about 4300 m above the sea level, the attractive Chandertal Lake in Lahaul and Spiti Valley is an ideal spot for camping. The enchanting beauty of the lake perfectly suits the local name of “lake of moon”. Campers can explore the hidden nature escapades in the nearby areas of the Chandertal Lake.

Pristine Kaudiyala in Uttarakhand

 

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Nestled at an altitude of 480 mts, Kaudiyala is one of the hidden gems of the Indian state of Uttarakhand. En-route to Kedarnath trek, it is a camping spot for pilgrims as well as adventure enthusiasts. Providing an ideal escape from the hustle and bustle of city life, camping at Kaudiyala is the best way to spend some good time with friends and families. Explore the treasure trove of nature by camping at this alluring destination of Uttarakhand.

Rejuvenating Rishikesh in Uttarakhand

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Camping in Rishikesh is one of the most awaited dreams of any adventure lover in India as well as abroad. Enjoying the delightful views in the lap of Himalayas is an incredible experience in itself. Though it is one of the most prominent pilgrimage destinations in India, camping in Rishikesh has a charm of its own. You can go for trekking, river rafting, adventure sports or hiking in this resplendent beauty of Uttarakhand.

Joyful Jaisalmer in Rajasthan

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Popularly known as the golden city of the Indian state of Rajasthan, Jaisalmer is a paradise for trekking enthusiasts. Sam sand dunes are among the best camping spots in the city. Wake up with sun creating a stunning silhouette against the sand dunes as you camp in the city of Jaisalmer.

The Best Adventurous Honeymoon Destinations in India

Just got married and looking ahead for some great honeymoon destinations in India? If yes, then rest assured for having the best of your time as the country would amaze you with its hidden wealth of fantastic honeymoon destinations. But if you and your partner are among the adventure seeking couples, be delighted as the county has a lot in store for you people! Among the huge pool of exotic yet adventurous spots, here are the best three that caught my fancy!

Rishikesh – Where Spirituality and Adventure Come Together

 

Strategically located at the foothills of the great Himalayas, Rishikesh is counted among the most sacred places in India. Besides being a prominent pilgrimage center for Indians as well as foreigners, this holy town is widely known for offering an array of exciting adventure opportunities. Adventure seeking honeymooners can go for the popular river rafting and trekking. Triveni Ghat and Laxman Jhula are among the major attractions in Rishikesh.

Coorg – Nature at its Best

 

Coorg or the “Scotland of India” is undoubtedly one of the most sought after honeymoon destinations in India. An ideal romantic getaway, this hill station in Karnataka is a leading choice of newlyweds seeking tranquility. Walking through the lush tea and coffee plantations, beautiful orange orchards and scenic valley is just the best way to enjoy natural beauty with your beloved!

Auli – Fall in Love all Over Again amidst Surreal Natural Beauty

 

Uttarakhand simply is a haven for tourists, especially honeymooners. And Auli with its scintillating natural vistas and alluring ski resorts is the one stop destination for couples willing to spice up their special time in an unusual way! It is believed that Sankaracharya once visited this hill station giving it a sacred significance. Snow-capped mountains, snowy valleys, attractive coniferous forests and oak fringed slopes just make it the perfect honeymoon destination in India. And don’t miss to indulge in skiing in this awe-inspiring hill station.

Whether you undertake rafting, trekking, hiking or exploring natural vistas, adventure is all about excitement, fun, thrill and quality time. Plan out something different for your partner just like a honeymoon in an adventurous Indian destination!

Top 4 Popular Trekking Destinations in India

Bored of your busy schedule? Seeking some exciting vacation options? If yes, how about trekking this time? India offers ample trekking opportunities to those who love adventure and want to explore the rugged beauty of magnificent mountains. The best part is that the country boasts of its great mountain range, Himalayas that would be surely a dream of many trekkers out there.

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From the snow clad peaks, lush green hills to the steeper valleys, India brings a host of breathtaking trekking locations for a thrilling experience. Where else you would get such an excellent chance of discovering the great altitudes of Indian mountains? A delight for trekkers, India offers great options to unfold the best kept secrets of hills and mountains. Here we have listed the best 4 and most sought after trekking locations in India.

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Topping the trek list of India, Ladakh offers some really picturesque landscapes to the visitors. Trekking enthusiasts of different endurance levels will find the best routes here. You can either go for the simplest Shan Trekking tour for 5 days to the popular Trans Zanskar Expedition that can last for 27 days.  The major highlights of the trekking tour include stunning mountains, rafting and Buddhist Monasteries views.

Offering several trekking routes to the travelers, Himachal Pradesh is counted among the most prominent destinations in India. Kugti Pass trek, the 21 days trekking tour is the longest routes among all and comprises of Keylong, Mcleodganj and Manali.

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Uttarakhand, another popular trekking location in India is renowned for its routes to Badrinath-Kedarnath. Apart from religious importance, trekking to these panoramic snow-capped mountains is a true delight for trekkers. Depending upon your choice, you can opt for the simple Har ki Doon to the complicated Kalindikhal Pass routes of trekking.

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Widely acclaimed as one of gems in the Himalayas, Sikkim is a wonderful trekking destination in India. Experience the grandeur of this Himalayan land and give yourself a break from the hustle and bustle of city life. Whether you opt for Darjeeling & Sikkim trekking, Green Lake trek or Kanchenjunga Base Camp trekking, rest assured for having a lifetime experience worth cherishing.

So, get ready to explore the most adventurous phase of your life while trekking through the lofty ranges and rugged beautiful mountains in India.