Forget the mundane. Ignore the ordinary. India can offer you heart-thumping, adrenalin-pumping excitement… if only you care to look and dare to experience. So what does India have to offer audacious, vibrant and raring-to-go travellers? The world! The very best in the world. But… lets start at the very beginning… in the sea, from whence all life on earth emerged.
Dive to adventure
Spirit of the Jungle
Last of Asiatic Lions
Once there, simple but clean facilities and swaying palms combine to wipe out memories of urban glitz and grime in moments. Literally a hop and a step away you could visit a natural undersea diorama comprising colourful corals, schools of millions of brilliantly-hued fish, dolphins and even sharks (perfectly safe!). Tourists can also enjoy kayaking and night fishing with the locals.
But wait…if the sea is not your bag, rise to the occasion and climb the highest mountain.
Ladakh: The world's highest airport
WWith the arrival of more and more foreigners to India, sports such as hang-gliding have emerged as easy adrenaline options in places as far removed from each other as Pune in Maharashtra and Billing in Himachal Pradesh's Himalaya (where some of the world's finest treks are also available near Palampur). But if such 'ordinary' experiences are not your cup of tea, why not really get into the heart of it all?
Try caving in the limestone caverns of Meghalaya.
Hikiing and whitewater rafting:
Essentially, adventure travel involves packing the right attitudes with your sleeping bag and hiking shoes. If you cannot do without creature comforts, or do not like the company of strangers… stay home! On the other hand, if you want to be surprised at every bend in the track and wish to rub experiences with free-spirited souls… the India of your dreams awaits you.
Courtesy: Sanctuary Magazine
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