Where are you heading to this summer vacation? Not yet decided? Well how about trying out a brand new adventure sport, one that takes your excitement to the next level? Nope, we are not talking about bungee jumping or a sport that makes your heart go boom boom. In facts, ones that you can get your arms around with ease.
So, here is a list of top 5 Adventure sports that you surely need to try out this summer.
If you are looking out for something that will push you out of that daily routine, pack your bags and go rock climbing. The activity involves climbing on rocky faces using a specific set of equipments. Of course, it does require a good amount of physical strength, but let that not be a turn off if you are looking out for something too adventurous.
The Parvati Valley located in Himachal Pradesh is one of the most popular rock climbing destinations in India followed by the Miyar Valley. Madhugiri in Karnataka is another perfect paradise for rock climbers.
The sport is relatively new to India. However, the nation is indeed a host to some of the top mountain biking spots on the planet. To begin with, it is the Leh-Manali Highway presently tagged as the second highest motorable pass in the world stretching up to 485km.
Mountain bikers also love to hang out at the Himalayan foothills moving around the towns of Dehradun, Mussoorie, Rishikesh and Haridwar.
Never tried your hands at Kayaking? Try it out this summer. The sport requires you to move across the river on a kayak. “That’s so simple” you might say. But, going head-on with those unstable wave currents is sure to make it tough. Traditional Kayaks have a closed deck. However, inflatable kayaks are presently growing in popularity.
The Brahmaputra River is well known for its kayaking activities. You may also want to head over to Rishikesh for a 12km kayaking expedition. The rapids turn heavier once you enter the Ganges.
“Do they even surf in India?” If you are someone holding that question in your mind, the answer to it is yes. Mesmerizing beaches and naturally beautiful rivers make this possible. ‘Shivas’, a sacred place located on a tiny peninsula on the Arabian Sea turns out to be a perfect spot for surfers here in India. Next on the list is KanyaKumari, counted among the windiest places on Earth, which makes it a heaven for surfers both pros and armatures.
“What’s Kite Surfing by the way?” Well, it’s all in the name. While you have the surfboard clinging to your feet, you hold on tightly to a huge kite that keeps you moving on the surface of the water. Kite Surfing can be done on waves as well as flat water, depending on the level of complexity you would love to face. Each year Kerala and Karnataka play host to thousands of Kite Surfers from around the world.