India offers a myriad variety of adventure sports

The country India is vast and there is a whole variety of places that you can visit to explore. From naturally beautiful places to historical monuments, India has it all to be a paradise for tourists with varied tastes. There is the great Himalayan mountain range in the north, the majestic Indian Ocean in the south and many architectural man-made wonders, forests, deserts as well as happening city life in between. Along with all these places to be seen, there are also adventure sports to be enjoyed and experienced. There are water sports that are best enjoyed in places like Goa as well as activities like trekking, skiing and so on that can be enjoyed in the mountain areas.

trekking the way down in Himachal in India

trekking the way down in Himachal in India

Adventure holidays in India is extremely popular with people of India as well as with tourists from all over the globe. Depending on the kind of adventure activity or sport that you prefer and give you the adrenaline rush you are looking for, you can choose a place to visit. For instance Goa is possibly the best place for water sports like parasailing, Rishikesh is best for white water rafting camps, Gulmarg is best for skiing and Himachal Pradesh is best for trekking. There is a specific holiday package that would surely suit you, offered by reputed tour and travel operating companies in India. You can choose to travel alone or opt for such an adventure tour package.

Skiing in Gulmarg in India

Skiing in Gulmarg in India

There are advantages as well as disadvantages of opting to travel alone and with a tour company both. If you travel alone you can choose where you want to visit and how long you would like to stay in a place but you would also have to take care of your transport, accommodation and such things. On the other hand if you choose to travel with a tour operating company the above mentioned advantages and disadvantages of traveling alone would be reversed. Hence depending on what your requirements are you can choose among the two options. The cost would more or less be same with both the options and hence your budget would not need any changing.

Hence to travel in India or to enjoy the various adventure sport activities, all you would need to do is decide on the kind of sport that attracts you, choose a destination based on that liking and plan your tour or book a package with a company.

Himachal Pradesh offers one of the best trekking experiences

A holiday should be one that not only lets you relax and enjoy but also means experiencing the charm of a new place and exploring you surroundings. Regardless of where you go for your holiday trip, a great holiday would be one that be a memorable experience and would also instill new energy into you. But a vacation does not necessarily mean just traveling to a new and beautiful place to relax. Opting for an adventure trip can be equally stress releasing and rejuvenating as well. And India is one country that is not only rich in places excellent for relaxing but places with various adventures sports too.

trekking routes in Himachal Pradesh

trekking routes in Himachal Pradesh

Depending on the kind of adventure sport that gives you the adrenaline rush and makes you feel alive the most, you should choose a place to visit in India. For instance the best place for great water sports is Goa and the best place for trekking is Himachal Pradesh. This state located at the foot of the Himalayan range of mountains at the northern part of India is not only specially blessed by nature but offer some very exciting trekking routes too. The mountainous terrain, crisp and fresh weather, challenging trekking trails as well as the pleasant weather all contribute to making Himachal Pradesh one of the best trekking destinations of India.

have a great time challenging yourself by trekking in Himachal Pradesh

have a great time challenging yourself by trekking in Himachal Pradesh

There are many locations in Himachal Pradesh that has short and long trekking routes along with stunning scenic beauty. If you are a professional trekker you can choose a trekking route that would challenge your expertise and if you are new to trekking, you can also choose the short routes. The short trekking routes are good option for exploring the raw unexplored beauty of the breathtakingly exquisite locales of this picturesque mountainous state. The best thing is that since tourism is encouraged in Himachal Pradesh by the state as well as the Indian government, you would have a gala time expectedly with no need for worrying about anything whatsoever.

There is more than enough number of guest houses, tourist lodges as well as hotels in Himachal Pradesh. The connectivity of this state to other parts of India is quite well too. Hence you would have no problem traveling to and within this state, regardless of the area you choose to visit. You would not have to worry about your accommodation either, if you just make sure to book in advance.

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.

Explore the beautiful state of Himachal Pradesh

India is a country that is especially blessed by nature. There are such beautiful places in India that people from all parts of the world visit this amazing country but can never get enough of it. A lifetime is not enough to see all that India has in store for tourists. Every part of this country has something to offer, from the majestic Himalayan mountain range on the north to the vast Indian ocean on the south and in between there are sprawling deserts, lush green forests as well as wonders created by man, like the Taj Mahal. One such great place to visit in India is the state of Himachal Pradesh.

the stunning beauty of Himachal Pradesh

the stunning beauty of Himachal Pradesh

There are numerous tourist places in Himachal Pradesh since for one thing this state as a whole is stunningly beautiful due to the presence of the snow covered towering Himalayan range. Located at the foot of the Himalayas, this north Indian state receives a large number of tourists every year, both Indians and foreigners alike. Apart from being breathtakingly beautiful, another attraction of Himachal Pradesh is the adventure sports offered here. You can enjoy the adrenaline rush with white water rafting or paragliding or the best of all trekking. There are many trekking trails in Himachal Pradesh that you can enjoy during your trip to this charming hill state.

Skiing and zorbing are also extremely enjoyable adventure sports in Himachal Pradesh but there are only certain places where you can enjoy these adventure activities. On the other hand, trekking can be taken up from any part of Himachal Pradesh since the excellent mountainous terrains provide for the best trekking experiences. You would feel refreshed with a trekking expedition in the Himachal Pradesh due to the pleasant weather, fresh crisp air and the natural beauty slowly unfolding in front of your eyes as you continue your trek. Apart from being an adventure sport, trekking is the best way to explore the surroundings of a mountainous terrain like Himachal Pradesh.

trekking at Himachal Pradesh

trekking at Himachal Pradesh

There are many tour operators in India offering trekking tours to Himachal Pradesh. The best thing about traveling with a tour operator is that for one thing you would not have to worry about anything, from accommodation to transport and another benefit is that you can be a part of an organized trekking expedition. It is a much more fun experience trekking with company to enjoy the beauty than trekking alone.

Mid and Higher Hills of HP Experience Intense Cold Wave Conditions

With winters around the corner, the mid and higher hill ranges of Himachal Pradesh are witnessing intense cold wave conditions. The tribal areas of the hill station are experiencing dropped cold wave conditions as the mercury dipped to some levels all across the state.

Shimla City

The tribal areas of the state recorded cold wave conditions with mercury dipping at 2 to 5 degrees below the freezing point. On the other hand, Kalpa and Keylong nestled in the twin tribal regions of Lahaul and Spiti Kinnaur recorded a fall of minimum temperatures at 2.9 and 4.2 degrees respectively. Manali, the popular hill station of HP was also very cold with mercury fall of 6.2 degrees while Chamba and Solan recorded temperatures at 9.7deg and 7.9deg respectively. Temperature drops of 10.5 at Shimla, 10.8 at Sundernagar, 13.6 at Nahan, 14.0 at Una were recorded since yesterday.

Shimla-Night-View

 

The maximum temperature during day time remained close to the normal with Una having the highest at 32 degrees that was followed by Sundernagar 28.3 deg, Bhuntar 28 deg, Dharamsala 26.8 deg, Nahan 26.5 deg, Solan 25.5 deg, Shimla 20.1 deg and Kalpa 17.4 deg C.

CM of Himachal Urges to Increase Shimla Airport Runway’s Length

In order to make landing of bigger aircrafts easier, the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh, also one of the popular Indian hill stations, has urged the Union Civil Aviation Ministry to increase the length of Shimla Airport Runway.  Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh requested for this to the Civil Aviation Minister Ajit Singh in a meeting here on Wednesday. He even sough sufficient amount of budget to the Airports Authority of India in order to restore the runway’s original length in a time-bound way.

Scenic view at Himachal Pradesh

Singh told the Chief Minister that it will help in landing the normal flights in Shimla before the winter tourist season. He stated that all sort of support and infrastructural assistance would be provided in restoring the actual length of runway. Virbhadra Singh informed that the length of the Shimla airport runway has been minimized from the original 4,100 feet to 3,800 feet.

Scenic view at Himachal Pradesh

He further added by saying that AAI has come up with a plan of restoring the actual length of the runway that would effectively mitigate the problems related to load factor. The minister also urged for the expansion of Kullu Airport and told that the state government has even conducted a feasibility study from IIT-Roorkee in consultation with the Airport Authority that gave the conclusion for expanding it further.  Himachal is one of the leading hill stations in India.

Know Your Options for the Best Camping Places in India

Campers simply love exploring the hidden areas, the known or the most kept secrets of a region. And camping in India is a roller coaster ride for all those crazy enthusiasts out there who just love exploring the myriad hues of the country. Moreover, it is the most apt way for them to know the diversity of a region along with the local cultures and traditions. Here is our pick of some of the popular camping destinations in our own country India.

Spiti Valley, Himachal Pradesh

 Spiti Valley, Himachal Pradesh

 

Spiti Valley in the Keylong district of Himachal Pradesh is one of the most famed camping spots among visitors as well as trekkers. Summer camp in this awesome valley would definitely be a lifetime experience. Along with Himalayas trekking, camping in the pristine Spiti Valley is a great idea! The best time for camping here is between May to June.

Rishikesh, Uttarakhand

 Rishikesh, Uttarakhand

 

Nestled in the lap of mighty Himalayas, Rishikesh in Uttarakhand is another most sought after camping spot in India to give you the adrenaline rush you have been looking for! Undoubtedly, the place is one of the influential religious destinations in the country, but river rafting along with camping in the most picture perfect vistas of nature is yet another highlight of Rishikesh.

Mussoorie, Uttarakhand

 Mussoorie, Uttarakhand

 

Yet another jewel from the crown of panoramic Uttarakhand and yes a paradise for campers is Mussoorie. This pretty hill station is an easy escape from the scorching heat of summers. Camping in the lush greenery of Mussoorie would let you experience the magic of marvelous mountains! Also, Himalayas trekking enthusiasts have multiple opportunities to grab here. Though the hill station is always packed with travelers, but March to June is the best time to camp here.

Pushkar, Rajasthan

 Pushkar, Rajasthan

 

Home to many sacred lakes, Ghats and beautiful temples, Pushkar is one of the most famed pilgrimage destinations of India. The one of its kind Brahma Temple is situated here only. And camping is one of the ideal ways to explore this exotic location.

Anjuna, Goa

 Anjuna, Goa

 

Goa with its stunning beaches and heart-pounding natural beauty is just the perfect getaway option for tourists. You would find myriad of options for camping in the state; Anjuna is one such outstanding place where you can camp with your friends, family or that special one!

Whether Goa, Pushkar or Mussoorie, camping in any part of India is something that you would cherish all your life! So, what are you waiting for! Let the majestic Indian beauty cast a spell over you in these vacations!