Rohit shares with us his extensive knowledge on adventure travel in India with the post below.
Travelling in itself is an experience everyone cherishes, but what happens when the journey is full of adventures and challenges to conquer? It becomes the best getaway anyone could wish for. The excitement of achieving the impossible and conquering the unbelievable is what makes man attain the unimaginable.
The tougher the road to your destination, the better you will remember and enjoy the destination. So, we are going to make a list of the most amazing locations in India for adventure lovers; and they span a wide variety.
The first things popping into the minds of humans when the word adventure is uttered is that of adventure sports. Scuba diving, paragliding, parasailing, river rafting, and bungee jumping are some of the few.
The town of Rishikesh, in the state of Uttarakhand, is at the foothills of the Himalayas. It is the most popular destination for adventure sports in India. Being on the banks of the river Ganga, a perennial river, white water rafting is the most popular sport in the neighbourhood. The waters of the river Ganga vary between grades 1 to 4. It is up to the person to choose the grade depending on their own risk taking appetite and the strength of their hearts to endure the adrenaline rush.
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Horror is the most looked out to for prank categories, but horror in real life scares the bravest of the hearts. Situated in the Alwar district of Rajasthan, the Bhangarh Fort is at the edge of the Sariska Tiger Reserve.
The fort is one of the most known haunted locations in the country. The story varies across the region but involves a failed love story of a wizard trying to lure a princess, which then led to a curse. It is said that the entire town of Bhangarh was wiped out in one day post the curse.
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Jammu and Kashmir has been one of India’s most touristy locations during the entire history of the country. With so much to offer, it is hardly surprising that Jammu and Kashmir takes the first spot.
For adventure lovers, Leh-Ladakh regions offers numerous treks, but the Chadar trek is definitely one of the most difficult ones. The most unique attraction of the Chadar trek is that of walking on shiny ice formed from the waters of river Tsarap. Needless to say, the trek is long and exhausting, but the extraordinary views of the ice capped mountains and the snow filled valleys will help you push yourself to that extra mile.
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Ever wondered if you were adventurous enough to trek the Mount Everest? You could begin to test your mettle by beginning with the Sandakphu Trek. Standing at the foot of the Sadakphu and Singalila range, the view holds 4 of the world’s 5 highest mountain peaks: Mt. Everest, Makalu, Kanchenjunga and Lhotse.
The amazing part about the trek is that it passes through the Singalila National Park. This area houses some of the world’s rarest species of fauna like the Red Panda and Pangolins. The trek is tedious and spans over two to three days with very drastic conditions and the altitudes reach to about 12000 metres.
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You might have experienced the extra cold temperatures in a frosty destination and soft sands in hot locations but Lahaul and Spiti is the best combination of the desert and the cold you will find.
Situated in the state of Himachal Pradesh, there are many places to visit in Lahaul and Spiti for the brave hearts who love traveling. The treks to the Dhankar lake is one of the toughest treks in the region due to the scarcity of oxygen and the absence of greenery.
The ChandraTal lake in the district is a must for any traveller interested in camping. The view at the ChandraTal lake so mesmerising and the night sky is unbelievably splendid.
Travelling is not always about getting a nice relaxation over the weekend. It is many a times about the memories you remember and the hardships faced to endure the experiences that only a few have access to.
About the Author:
Rohit is an extensive traveller who proceeds to explore the unexplored regions while travelling. With a knack for the adrenaline rush, Rohit blogs about his experiences at transindiatravels.com