India is no shortage of holiday destinations catering to the versatile needs of travelers. The face of holidaying has been changing for a few years now. Vacationing has become a pastime activity. More and more people love to indulge in some kind of adventurous activities during their holiday. Of course, there are plenty of spine-chilling adventurous holiday destinations in India to explore and enjoy.
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Read here about the top 10, adventurous holiday destinations in India that surely makes you experience the inexperienced.
1) Roopkund – A Trek on the Snow with Skeletons
The zeal for trekking Himalayas or at least a tiny part of it is always runs in nerves and veins of the adventure junkies who seek for some exhilarating shot at vacations. Without a shadow of doubt, Himalayas is one of the best adventurous holiday destinations in India.
Roopkund, literally is the Mystery Lake! There is nothing more mysterious adventurous you can find to explore.
Located at the high altitude, in the state of Uttarkhand, Roopkund is a very popular trekking destination. Trishuk peak serves as the base of Roopkund, carrying an interesting history. It is located amidst a very popular pilgrim tour, Nanda Devi Jat Yatra, which happens once in every 12 years.
Oh yes, the mystery is all about the skeletons you would visit on your way to trek the snow-clad mountains and rock glaciers surrounding the mysterious lake. It is totally spine-chilling when you could see the skeletons aged more than 1200 years, as the snow melts.
Enjoy the offbeat trekking experience with the twists of watching a horror flick, at Roopkund.
Owing to the thrill and fascination, Roopkund has already earned a place among the top adventurous holiday spots in India. Now, it is called, “Walking with the Dead! Dare to try? Go for it.
No of Days Required: 7 to 11 days
Approximate Cost per Person: Rs.11,000 /-
Nearest Railway Station: There is no railway network or road that connects Roopkund directly. Kathgodam is the nearest railway station located at the base of Himalayas.
Nearest Airport: Dehradun is the nearest airport, at a distance of 148 kms.
Where to Stay: Own tents and camps
2) Leh Ladakh - bike adventure, A Epic Holiday
Young and hot blood always seek some kind of epic holiday destinations to enjoy the vacation like a BOSS! For all those youngsters who ride their bikes like a war craft on the roads, move yourself a bit more to explore this adventurous journey on your bike, Leh-Ladakh.
Activities to do in Leh Ladakh
Lately, Leh Ladakh bike adventure trip has become one of the most famous adventurous holiday destinations in India, showcasing the real thrill and adventure on taking a road trip.
It is best explored along with your soul mates. You can just take your bike and ride it non-stop on the tourist path, explore and rejoice the countryside. Otherwise, just join the expeditions like ‘The Raid De Himalaya’ and ride as a gang.
The adventures trip starts from Shimla and ends at Leh, where you encounter some unexpected twists and turns, that chills you and tests your endurance to continue the trip.
To give an example, crossing the highest mountain pass, Tanglang la means you successfully regained your life! You could literally see the gigantic peaks meet the sky!
Be wise enough to carry the essentials like woolen jackets, raincoats, pullovers, scarf’s, gloves, first aid kit, emergency medicines, multiple pair of socks, easy to carry energizing bars, nuts, chocolates and cookies and of course, your phone or camera with multiple batteries.
Ride the 470 Kms which will scare you, test you, stun you, but leave you awestruck!
Location: Jammu and Kashmir
No of Days Required: 4 to 11 days
Approximate Cost per Person: Starts from INR 7000 /- per person
Nearest Railway Station: No rail service is available.
Nearest Airport: The city is connected with flight services from Delhi and Kashmir.
Where to Stay: Guest houses, home stays and a few luxury resorts are available.
Booking URL: http://ladakhtrips.com/
3) Kerala - Adventure is classy in God’s Own Country
Kerala is not just a romantic escapade. There is a lot more to explore beyond the beaches and backwaters. Kerala is least popular adventurous holiday destinations in India. You can have real fun by enjoying some adventurous activities.
Activities to do in Kerala
In fact, strolling through the rich and dense lush landscape amidst hearing the chirpy sounds of unknown birds, climbing the evergreen mountains and visiting the animals on the go itself make quite an adventurous trip.
Every trekking experience across various trek routes in Kerala gives unique experience. The high range Western Ghats, steep and sharp peaks covered by green blanket, deep cut valleys, mysterious atmosphere nestled with aroma of the spices, makes everyone go crazy!
Parasailing in the Kerala beaches gives an aerial view of the entire city. Sail on the sky and watch the sea trying to pull you down.
No of Days Required: 5 to 10 days
Approximate Cost per Person: Starts from INR 6000/- per person
Nearest Railway Station: Cochin, Ernakulam, Alleppey, Trivandrum, Kozhikode, etc are well-connected major rail hubs in Kerala
Nearest Airport: Cochin International Airport, Trivandrum International Airport,
Where to Stay: Pagoda resorts, Allepey Beach resorts, Holiday INN Munnar, Kumarakom Lake Resort
4) Go Goa – Sand, sky, beach and underwater
Goa is the party country! The sand and beaches make the perfect destination to get some adventure kick. There are plenty of adventurous activities you could try on your holiday. In fact, visiting Goa for a holiday itself is FUN! Whether you are a first time visitor or familiar with every nook and corner of Goa, it always fascinates as one of the best adventurous holiday destinations in India.
Activities to do in Goa
Goa is synonymously linked with beaches. Of course, it is just water everywhere. So, a visit to Goa whether it is a weekend trip or a long vacation is incomplete without enjoying the invigorating water sports.
Goa is the country’s best hub for enjoying the best of the water sports. Water skiing, wind surfing, parasailing, snorkeling, water scooter, kayaking and a lot more activities awaits your arrival.
The lesser known face of Goa is some challenging terrains invite you for the adventurous treks.
Climbing the Dudhsagar falls or Vagheriare peak are considered the most challenging and exhilarating trek routes in India.
- Don’t miss the most popular and stimulating Flyboarding activity in Goa!
No of Days Required: Minimum 3 to 4 days
Approximate Cost per Person: Starts from INR 5000/- per person
Nearest Railway Station: There are two major railway stations connected with all major cities, Vasco DA Gama and Madagon.
Nearest Airport: Dabolim International Airport, 29 kms from Panaji
Where to Stay: Goa has a lot of staying options, starting from INR 750 / night.
Booking URL: https://dpauls.com/holidays/goa-adventure-packages/
5) Rishikesh – Spine-chilling adventure nestled with the backdrop of spirituality
Gone are the days where Rishikesh is visited only by the spiritual travelers. The face of Rishikesh from being a spiritual land has been changed into an adventurous destination. Of course, Rishikesh still remains one of the holy places in India.
Activities to do in Rishikesh
You can enjoy the best of the River Rafting in India, only in Rishikesh. River Rafting is a unique experience, which draws thousands of visitors across the world.
River Rafting in the holiest river of India, Ganges gives a distinctive experience. The thrill has it for you when you raft amidst the fresh green environment with a touch of serene water, twisted by rocky mountain, giving some unstable unexpected rapids followed by serene plains, will surely give you some adrenaline pumping movement.
There is a lot more to explore in one of the most adventurous holiday destinations in India, which includes cliff jumping, rock climbing, mountain biking, flying fox, etc.
Location: Dehradun, Uttarkhand
No of Days Required: 2 days to 10 days depends upon the type of activities and package
Approximate Cost per Person: Starts from INR 2500/- per person
Nearest Railway Station: Haridwar, 25 kms away from Rishikesh
Nearest Airport: Jolly Grant airport at Dehradun, 35 kms away from Rishikesh
Where to Stay: You can find a lot of options to stay in Rishikesh, which starts from INR 1000 per night. Hotel Leisure Palace, Ananda Inn, The Grand Castle, etc starts from price INR 1750 / per night stay.
6) Auli – The Best of Skiing
When it comes to skiing in India, nothing, don’t look for any other destinations, other than Auli! Auli synonymously refers to best skiing destination in India, solely developed to introduce the real thrills and the best of skiing activity in India. Located at Uttaranchal, the slopes shine like a large piece of diamond in a clean surrounding you can ever expect.
Skiing in Auli
It has a skiing institute with expert instructors to help you enjoy the best of skiing. Whether you are a novice or an expert in skiing, Auli is one of its kinds to experience.
No of Days Required: 4 days
Approximate Cost per Person: Starts from INR 10,000/- per person
Nearest Railway Station: Hairdwar: 289 Kms from Auli
Nearest Airport: Jolly Grant Airport: 17 kms from Auli
Where to Stay: Auli Resort – 3000 / per night, Guest houses – start from 1000 / per night
7) Spiti – Go remote to explore the remote lands of Himachal
Himachal Pradesh is a heaven for travelers of all kinds. Snow clad mountains, colorful plains, deep-cut valleys, greenery landscape nourished with pines, orchids and rarest flora and fauna, Spiti is one of its unique adventurous holiday destinations in India. Due to the remote location from Himachal, it is not explored fully as a popular destination.
Spiti Valley is a heaven within a heavenly world of Himachal! Situated at an altitude of 12500 feet above the sea level, Spiti has the alpine land at the highest altitude. Spiti is actually made of tiny villages and monasteries beautifully enclosed by the snow clad mountains and steep soaring peaks. Travelling from one to another village makes quite an adventurous activity in Himachal.
Activities to do in Spiti
Get on a Yak and enjoy a spine-chilling safari. It will give you a different experience when compared with other kinds of Yak safaris in other places in India.
All the credit goes to the nature’s proclaim. If you dare to try something more exciting, go on mountain biking, of course with a lot of safety measures.
Wildlife tracking with the assistance from the locals is a fun-filled activity at Spiti.
Don’t miss out the unique white water rafting at Spiti, a different experience from the other rafting destinations.
Location: Himachal Pradesh
No of Days Required: 4 to 11 days depends upon the type of package you choose
Approximate Cost per Person: Starts from INR 15000/- per person
Nearest Railway Station: Shimla is the nearest railway station, located at the distance of 169 kms .
Nearest Airport: Kullu airport is the nearest airport, located at the distance of 85 kms.
Where to Stay: Hotel Spiti Sarai, HPTDC, starts from INR 1500
8) North East India – Unleash the Less Explored Regions
The whole of North East India is itself an adventurous holiday destination to explore in deep. To make it more precise, the remote lands of the North East country carry some offbeat adventurous holiday destinations in India, not to miss. In spite of being a region with lot of controversies, the real beauty remains unexplored.
Among the different states in North East India, Assam, Tripura, Nagaland and Meghalaya are marked as the safest and most peaceful locations for the travelers.
Don’t miss out these activities
Caving in Meghalaya, one of the best places in the country for caving. Amidst the dense green forest soothed by the silvery waterfalls, you could find less explored dry caves.
Assam known for its tea plantation is also popular for its wildlife. If you are an animal lover or wildlife enthusiast, would love to see the wild species roaming in front of you, and how your blood freeze, choose Assam!!
Kaziranga National Park has the unique but dangerous species one-horned Rhino, which can simply freeze you!
Location: Assam, Tripura, Meghalaya
No of Days Required: 7 days
Approximate Cost per Person: Starts from INR 10000/- per person
Nearest Railway Station: Guwahati is well connected with trains from across India. It connects with other important places in North-East India.
Nearest Airport: Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport of Guwahati. It is used as the hub of north-India travel packages.
Where to Stay: Since travelling to North East India is available as packages, it is recommended to go with the itinerary owing to the safety concerns. Surprisingly, you can find very cheap hotels for stay on the go.
9) Andaman – Life the marine life with the sea animals
Andaman Islands are famed as the best honeymoon destination and makes an ideal hideaway for the couples. At the same time, the pristine beaches and uninhabited islands make it an ideal adventurous holiday destination in India for the adventure junkies. There is nothing unavailable in Andaman when it comes to indulging in a range of crazy water sports.
You need not be a Michael Phelps to enjoy Andaman. At least you shouldn’t be scary about water. That’s it.
Activities to do in Andaman
i) Banana Boat
Start your adventure by traveling in a banana boat! It is nothing but the boat designed in shape of a banana!
If you always scared about or ever tried snorkeling, make your debut performance at Andaman islands. Andaman gives you a whole new colorful world to explore during snorkeling. Beyond white sands and clear blue and green beaches, you can rejoice the colorful corals of underwater!
iii) Visit Octopus Garden
Be ready to get some terrifying moment when you explore octopus garden!!!
iv) Scuba Diving
Scuba diving is popular across country, but it is very adventurous in Andaman as you can have a conversation with some gigantic tortoises and sea animals.
v) Walk on the sea
Walk with the fish! Feel fussy about wearing many types of equipment to explore the marine life? Just go, sea walking. All you need to know is how to walk. No complicated equipments and no training is required. Just wear the helmet and go walk with the fish.
Location: Andaman Islands
No of Days Required: 7 days
Approximate Cost per Person: Starts from INR 25000/- per person
Nearest Railway Station: Not avaiable
Nearest Airport: Andaman International Airport, travellers should reach Chennai or Kolkata and take a flight to Andaman.
Where to Stay: Pearl Park Beach Resort, Silver Sand Beach Resort, Haywizz Hotel, etc. Price starts from INR 2000 /- per night
Visiting the adventurous holiday destinations in India is not just limited to young people and singles! We do hear the couples calling for some adventure. Whether you are a newlywed couple planning for your honeymoon or a romantic vacation, choose Lonavala, you can enjoy two sips in a cup.
Lonavala is an offbeat attraction and quick get away from Mumbai. It is a paradise blessed with nature’s abundance. The delightful environment makes it an idea hideaway for the cupid struck couples. Of course, it is a paragon for the couples who love to explore something beyond romance. Adventures activities in Lonavala are like topping the ice-cream with chocolate syrup!
Activities in Lonavala
i) Hot-air ballooning
Something you shouldn’t miss when visiting Lonavala is hot-air ballooning! Fly high in the air like a bird!
ii) Other activities
Other activities include, parasailing, bungee-jumping, swoop swing, flying fox (must to experience as a couple) rocket ejector, trekking and rock climbing and a lot more.
In fact every popular travel destination in India and some offbeat attractions carry some hidden adventurous activities to explore. Living a day in the desert with a camel makes quite an adventure for many. If you are an adventure junkie, who is so keen about experiencing a daring holiday blended with invigorating activities, this is for you.
No of Days Required: 4 days
Approximate Cost per Person: Starts from INR 20000 per couple
Nearest Railway Station: Lonavala is well-connected with trains from major cities in India. Besides, travelers can take taxi or bus to reach Lonavala from Pune or Mumbai.
Nearest Airport: Pune domestic airport – 66 kms, Mumbai – International Airport – 110 kms
Where to Stay: Retreat Heritage, costs about INR 2500 /- per night.