The best destination for adventure sports in India (Part 1)

With snow-covered peaks, glaciers, caves, geysers, steep gorges, vast tracts of forests, wide seas and vast desert plains.

India boasts many fascinating adrenaline destinations. Here is our summary of some of the best destinations for adventure sports in India.

Ladakh, Jammu & Kashmir

One of the most beautiful and adventurous destinations in India is Ladakh, in the northern states of Jammu and Kashmir. With stunning views of snow-capped mountains, high deserts, glaciers, green lakes and pristine beauty, Ladakh is the dream destination of a hiker. You can walk for as little as two days or as long as 20 days (or more), with varying degrees of difficulty.

Moderate walks include Ripchar Valley (4300 meters), Markha Valley trek (3700 meters) and Lamayuru to Darcha trek (5000 meters).

If you want to push your limits and test your grit, try a challenging ride, including aplenty. One worthy of the “extreme” card includes climbing on the frozen Zanskar River in the winter (Chadar Trek). The temperature drops to 25-35 degrees Celsius at night. The Stok Kangri (6153 meters), Snow Leopard (4100 meters), and Kang Yatse and Dso Jongo treks (5200 meters, 13 days) are also considered “extreme”.


You should take a guided trip for challenging rides in Ladakh and do not do these unless you are an experienced, suitable walker.

The highest motorized road in the world is at Ladkah, Khardung La Pass. It is a great destination for mountain biking. Extreme sports enthusiasts can also take a jeep or camel ride on the sand dunes of Nubra Valley.


The smallest state of India has long been a popular holiday destination in India. Besides being a party capital and a paradise for sun worshipers and beach bums, Goa is a perfect destination for adrenaline junkies. Try scuba diving, windsurfing, knee board surfing, paragliding, jet skiing, speedboating, paragliding, banana rides, boarding, tram riding, snorkelling and skiing.

There are also some good trekking in Goa. Dudhsagar, Todo Waterfalls and Udaan Dongor treks are popular.