The best destination for adventure sports in India (Part 3)

Jaisalmer, Rajasthan

With its vast expanse of desert plains, Jaisalmer cannot deny a perfect destination for sand dunes, also known as deserts. You can go for traditional desert safari on camel or take it up a notch by driving an SUV on the shifting surface of the sand dunes.

For the best experience, head to Sam Village, about 25, 4 miles (41 km) west of Jaisalmer, a scenic destination with miles of golden sand. There are many tent resorts near the sand dunes that offer packages that include bashing dunes, camping and food.

Himachal Pradesh

Himachal Pradesh is a perfect holiday destination, whether you are an adventure enthusiast or not, but why not crank it up a notch and indulge in adventure sports. With towering snow-capped mountains and an abundance of nature, this ‘Abode of Snow’ offers plenty of places to please the adrenaline junkies in you.

Walking is one of the best ways to experience the Himalayas of Himachal. Average walks include the Triund (1100m), Hampta Pass (4278m), Bhrigu Lake trek (4270m), Chandra Tal trek (4300m) and Kheer Ganga trek (3000m).

Other challenging trips are Hanuman Tibba trek (5932m), Pin Parvati Pass (5334m), Sar Pass (4220m), Chobia Pass (5029m), Kinnaur-Kailash (5242m) and Trip through Pin Bhabha Pass (4908m). Many travel companies offer mountaineering tours to these places.

If you want to fly through the air, head to Manali or Bir. Both are perfect spots for paragliding. There is no better way to see the Himalayas than from above. For thrills about white water, go to Kullu. The rapids of level II and IV can ride from 7 to 14 km. Soak in the views of the River Beas floor on one side and breathtaking peaks on the other.

For some serious rock climbing, head to Kufri, Miyar Valley, Parvati Valley or Sar Pass in Himachal. Both professional and amateur climbers can move. If you really are a demon and love snow, head to Spiti Valley and climb frozen waterfalls – a thrilling experience, really!

Biking down winding winding roads is another interesting sport that can be done in Himachal. The best place for this is the Kangra Valley, along the 260 km long road.


Beaches, backwaters, forests, hills and valleys create the perfect setting for enjoying adventure activities. You can try a flying fox, hunt wild animals, bamboo rafting, rock climbing, canoeing, kayaking, tree climbing, paragliding, scuba diving, windsurfing and snorkelling on Kerala beach.