India is an incredible land of South east Asia, dotted with distinct topographical features like high mountainous regions, barren desert areas, verdant valleys, and long rivers etc. Amalgamation of all these geographical features has made India a land to be cherished.
To exhibits all these natural treasures troves to globetrotters, Indian government has initiated various forms of tourism. One such form of tourism is adventure tourism. It is a new form of tourism which is gradually earning popularity among the adventure seekers.
Adventure tourism includes exploration or travel to remote or exotic areas keeping harmony with Nature. It helps the adventure buffs to indulge themselves in various types of outdoor recreational activities to rejuvenate themselves.
Adventure Activities In India:
India has a vast range of adventure activities which are captivating the attention of thousands of adventure buffs from all across the globe. Some of the famous adventure sports of India are trekking, mountaineering, rock climbing, cycling, skiing, heli-skiing, para gliding, hangliding, river rafting.
Apart from these, India also has some other thrilling adventure sports in her kitty such as scuba diving, swimming, surfing which can be done at the vast azure Arabian sea and Bay of Bengal. Beside these adventure enthusiasts can also indulge their selves in some more adventure sports like desert safari, wildlife safari, elephant safari, jeep safari, nature walks at various wildlife sanctuaries and national parks of India.
Adventure Tourism Destinations In India:
Every corner of India is dotted with some fine adventure tourism destinations such as the snow-capped mountainous region of Great Himalayas which includes places like Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Uttaranchal, Sikkim, Upper fringes of West Bengal.
Beside Himalayan mountain ranges, other adventure destinations of our country are Goan beaches, desert area of Rajasthan, Western ghats and Eastern ghats of South India, and various wildlife sanctuaries and national parks such as Jim Corbett National Park, Gir National Park, Ranthambore National Park, Kaziranga National Park etc.
Some of the famous adventure sport locations in India are which chock-a-blocks with visitors round the year are Leh-Ladakh, Zanskar Valley, Kargil and Suru valley, Manali and Kullu valley, Lahual and Spiti valley, Dharamshala and Kangra valley, Chamba valley, Kinnaur and Sangla valley, Rishikesh, Garhwal and Kumaon valley, Darjeeling etc.