Stimulating Adventure Sports – Destination India
If you dare to dare, we have a few adrenalin-pumping adventures for you to go ahead.
The Manali to Leh drive
One for the hard-core adventurer, this 475-kilometer drive is 13,000 feet above sea level and tests even the toughest of high altitude drivers. One has to attempt this in a four-wheeler or a two-wheeler and this takes about three days passing through four mountain passes of dizzying heights that reaches upto 17,000 feet at places.
Once you are on the road, you can look for the most beautiful and serene sights all the way. Carry your camping gear to catch up on your sleep and be prepared to eat on the roadside, no fancy eateries out for you.
Following the Ganges
Strictly for the water lovers, white water rafting on the Ganges is the most exihilarating experience you could ever want. Termed the Wall and Marine Drive, the gradients can be as much as 50 feet and not for the weak heart. This whole stretch spans from Kaudiyala to Rishikesh over a number of rapids stretched for a distance of 36 kilometers. The rapids are graded depending on the expertise of the person and have exotic names like the Double Trouble, T-Off, Daniel’s Dip, Club House, etc.
Surrounded by emerald hillsides, the nights let you experience tranquility under the starry skies. Get your heart in place and be prepared to face the rawest of raw adventures.
Deep Down the Seas
Want to explore the deep seas, head out for the ‘Bangaram’ silvery beaches in Lakshadweep Islands. Clear as liquid glass, the bluish-green water sends you an irresistible invitation to you to explore its depth. Lakshadweep is formed by 36 islands just 400 kms from Kerala where the coral reefs start at a mere 10 meters and drop down as deep as 100 meters into the sea, making it a nerve-tearing experience even for the hardened seafarer.
Those who want to try snorkelling, expect exotic views of coral beds and marine life. Who knows, you might get lucky swimming with the dolphins and sea turtles.
Fly To the Skies
For those who would rather para glide or hang glide, come to Bir-Billing that offers you an unforgettable experience of a spectre of mountain peaks both below and above. Considered one of the best take-off points across the world, this place situated in the Kangra Valley in Himachal Pradesh, at an altitude of 7,500 feet, and surrounded by the Dhauladhar range, rises to a mere 13,000 feet.
Get set to pump up your adrenaline.