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

Adventure sport is becoming one of the most in-demand and sort-after outdoor activities for tourists, especially among inbound tourists within India. In fact, adventure tourism in India is fast becoming the new popular trend. 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.

Top 10 Adventure Places in India Not to be Missed:

1. Adventure Experiences in Jammu and Kashmir

With its snow-clad mountains, it is best suited for winter sports. One of the best-known places for adventure sports and adventure experiences in India 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 and hiking trails in all of India. For heli-skiing, Gulmarg is the best place.

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2. Paragilding in Himachal Pradesh

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

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. Adventure Activities in Goa

Goa being the state of splendid beaches is ideal for different water sports. There is a whole list of adventure activities and water sports like parasailing, windsurfing, jet skiing and more in Goa where you can undertake one or more water sports. If you are curious to go beyond the touristy parts, check out the list of offbeat attractions in Goa.

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5. Natural Sports in Meghalaya

Meghalaya is fast becoming one of the best adventure sports locations in India thanks to its amazing geography. Outdoor nature immersion, natural sports and 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. List of Adventure Sports in Kerala

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. Outdoor Adventure Activites in Sikkim

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. List of Adventure Activties in Uttarakhand

Rishikesh in Uttarakhand is an all-time favourite of adventure junkies. In fact, you will find a long list of adventure activties 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 fun water sports with a bang.

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9. Adventure Sports in Arunachal Pradesh

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

In Rajasthan, the desert state, you can be a part of numerous adventure sports. First, there is desert camping to be with 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 zip line 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 adventure places in India not to be missed. So, what are you waiting for?

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  • Avatar of Mr Aggarwal
    Mr Aggarwal
    April 15, 2020 at 4:04 am

    Yes these are looking good. Every travller must go at least one time here for some adventure in life. Thanks for sharing that.

    • Avatar of Lydia Yang
      Lydia Yang
      April 16, 2020 at 9:30 am

      Yes indeed Aggarwal! We need to spark our adventurous spirit once a while:) India has sooo many incredible spots to discover.

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