If you are not a playboy then you must be an insane traveler seeking to exploit every bit what nature mothered on earth. Hence if you are not planning an ideal vacation, the country has lot more to gift you. India is not just an idle destination, come and go bagging some cultural significance and framing some yore heritages, but she is as twitchy with twists as she is dotty with beasts. Holiday in India has become as frequent as you acquaint people in your daily life. Few come here to mull over the erstwhile heritages, few shed tears and write stories up on the solitude hamlets, few wonder the unique cultures prevailing within varied religions and few enchant the scenic beauties, but all these are not part of delirious traveler’s diary. His or her holiday in India means to tap the existence of nature, feel it within the essence of their body, mind and soul and bag some swaggering moments of life.
[image @ parasailing at Goa – photo credit – Devyani Chakravarty]
Adventure in India is rather a red-hot participation in events or activities. Pick one and you will cognize the other. Say hiking and you will end up with trekking, say paragliding and you will end up with parasailing, say ice-skiing and you will end up with water-skiing, say hot-ballooning and you will end up with spelunking, say river rafting and you will end up with scuba diving. Thus the varied landscape of India brings forth numerous adventure activities in India.
[image @ trekking in India]
Now when you have already stepped in India and thinking over what to do and where to go, you have got several options. Clap ice-skiing and reach the heights of Auli at Uttaranchal and Gulmarg at Kashmir, clap water-skiing and swash the blue waters of Goa and Kerala, clap for spelunking and dig into the dark natural caves of Meghalaya, clap for scuba diving and kayaking and plunge your body into the depth of Lakshadweep blues and Andaman cyan. Even then your palms are itching for more then count your fingers and you will get more options than that. Snorkeling, deep sea fishing, wind surfing, kite surfing, canoeing, camping, rock climbing, bicycling, mushing, backpacking, horseback riding, elephant riding, jungle safaris and etc are some the popular adventures in India.
[image @ snorkeling]
From the alluring heights of Himalaya in North to the beaches of Goa and Kerala in South, from the raging forests of Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and Kerala in South to the dark tunnels of Meghalaya in East, from the sand dunes of West to the hills of East, India as an adventure destination has everything within her.
Following are the few notable places in India known for respective activities:
[image @ skiing @ Auli]
Gulmarg and Auli: Notable for ice-skiing. Best time to visit is during the winters.
Cherapunji, Meghalaya: Notable for vast rain forest and natural caves. Best time to visit is during the winters.
Valley of Flowers, Roopkund, Hemkund, Pindari in Uttaranchal: Notable for enamoring trekking destinations. Best time to visit is in the months of October, February and March.
Rishikesh in Uttaranchal and Kullu in Himachal Pradesh: Notable for river rafting. Best time to visit is during winters.
Andaman & Nicobar Islands and Lakshadweep Islands: Notable for Scuba diving, snorkeling, deep sea fishing and parasailing. Best time to visit is during the months of October – February.
[image @ Desert Safari at Jaisalmer]
Jaisalmeer, Rajasthan: Notable for Camel Safaris. Best time to visit is during winters.
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Beaches of Goa and Kerala: Notable for parasailing, motorboating and water-skiing. Best time to visit is during winters.
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Jungle Safaris @ [Season: October – June]*
Bandipur National Park, Karnataka: Notable for Tahr, Gaurs, Elephants, Tigers and Deer
Ranthambore National Park, Rajasthan: Notable for Tigers and Varied Bird Species
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Kanha National Park, Madhya Pradesh: Notable for Tigers & Elephants
Gir National Park, Gujarat: Notable for Asiatic Lions.
[image @ Ranthambore National Park]