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Ultimate List of Most Adventurous Places in India Not to be Missed – Top 10

Embarking on adventure sports is rapidly becoming one of the most sort after activities for tourists, especially among Indians. In fact, adventure tourism is fast becoming the new popular trend in India. India is a diverse country in terms of topography and climate, without a doubt, has lot more to offer in terms of adventure tourism. If you look at it, there are many states in the country which are offering many opportunities for adventure junkies.

Listed below are the top 10 preferred and Most Adventurous Places in India Not to be Missed:

1. Jammu and Kashmir

Most Adventurous Places in India Not to be Missed

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With its snow-clad mountains, it is best suited for winter sports. One of the best-known places for adventure sports in the state is definitely Ladakh. Be it trekking, paragliding, cycling or biking, you can take part in all kinds of sports. The national game of Ladakh, horse polo is also quite popular. Zanskar in the state is also good for trekking. For heli-skiing, Gulmarg is the best place.

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2. Himachal Pradesh

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A haven for adventure lovers, there are many sports that you can indulge in Himachal Pradesh. You can head to Bir for paragliding, considered the best place for the sport. There are also beautiful treks where you can enjoy a walk with nature, Kulu Valley being one. Mountain biking across Manali is another popular activity.

3. Andaman and Nicobar Islands

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The picturesque islands are the perfect destination for water sports such as water skiing, snorkelling, scuba diving, sea walk and more. There are also trekking trails in the islands. Elephant rides, though strictly not an adventure sport, yet is adventurous enough can be undertaken.

4. Goa

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Goa being the state of splendid beaches is ideal for different water sports. There is parasailing, windsurfing, jet skiing and more and there are many places in Goa where you can undertake one or more water sports.

5. Meghalaya

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Meghalaya is fast becoming one of the best adventure sports locations in India thanks to its amazing geography. Trekking is one of the popular activities here as there are difficult terrains that are quite challenging. Cycling among the valleys is also a much-loved activity amongst tourists. Caving is another sport that can be explored in the state as there are some intriguing caves in Meghalaya.

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6. Kerala

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When it comes to adventure sports, God’s Own Country is quite a loved destination. Parasailing over the Payambalalam beach will give you an adrenaline rush. Paragliding over the beautiful Vagamon region is a striking experience. Since there are a number of beaches as well, water skiing is also another popular activity in the state. With beautiful backwaters being the main attraction of Kerala, canoeing is also much popular with tourists. There are also few trekking and hiking trails in the state.

7. Sikkim

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For those who are looking forward to a challenging cycling ride, should head to Sikkim where exciting climbs and pleasant climate welcome you. Called as the Land of Lepchas, Sikkim is also an apt place for mountaineering. There are many mountains including the majestic Kanchenjunga to give you an adrenaline rush.

8. Uttarakhand

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Rishikesh in Uttarakhand is an all-time favourite of adventure junkies. In fact, you will find almost all kinds of adventure sports in the state. Be it water rafting, bungee jumping, or a zip line ride, you can experience it all in Rishikesh. With its beautiful climate and scenic surroundings, camping is also quite popular in Rishikesh. For trekking enthusiasts, what better place than the trekking train amidst the Valley of Flowers, one of the World Heritage sites?

Roopkund Trek is a popular trekking trail and the Dodital Mountains being another popular spot for trek lovers.  At the end of the day, Rishikesh is best known for its water sports. So, you can go kayaking and other water sports with a bang.

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9. Arunachal Pradesh

Most Adventurous Places in India Not to be Missed

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Though many adventure sports can be undertaken in Arunachal Pradesh, what it is most famous for is the challenging water rafting along the Brahmaputra River. It is a perfect activity for expert rafters who are looking for a high adrenaline rush.

10. Ride on in Rajasthan

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In Rajasthan, the desert state, you can be a part of numerous adventure sports. First, there is desert camping to be with the nature and to spend a dreamy night in the company of sand dunes. Camel safari is another activity for the lesser adventurous. Hot air ballooning in Rajasthan is a must-try activity. The zipline at Neemrana Fort is world famous. Camel Polo is also much loved sport among tourists.


If you are an adventure traveler and looking for some mind boggling adventurous vacations and trips, then these are the 10 most adventurous places in India not to be missed. So, what are you waiting for?

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