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Unleash The Adventure Junkie In You

Has it been long enough since you last fed the adventure junkie in you with some soul-retreating destinations and venturesome activities? Incredibly rich in breathtaking topography and bio-diversity, India is a land of infinite offerings. This uniqueness of the regions make India a hub of innumerable activities! Whether you hate it or love it, but Summer is definitely one season, which opens up a lot of doors in our lives! One such door is the door of adventure activities that the high-spirited chunks are always in search of. So do not waste any more minute, put your shoes on, pack our bags and get ready to try your hands on some spine-chilling adventure sports activities. From trekking on some of the highest peaks in the world to enjoying desert safari sitting on a camel; kayaking in lagoons and secluded lakes to playing in the water in some of the most eye-riveting waterfalls; there is so much in store for you. Feeling excited already! Well, do not just browse the images; try your best feet to galore the place with your own eyes. Since, there is so much in your platter to choose from, pick an activity or two and beat the summer heat in the laps of nature.

Top adventure activities in India during Summers

1.    Paragliding at Bir-Billing

If birds have always fascinated you, then paragliding can be your cup of tea. Bir-Billing is the paragliding capital in India. This is one such activity that attracts countless adventure lovers and visitors to the lands of the Gods to come and experience the vast skies. Bir-Billing is a small village located in the upper reaches of Kangra district and is believed to be one of the most picturesque places in the state of Himachal Pradesh. With a strong desire to fly in the air, you can treat your soul with pristine views of lofty mountains, lush green meadows, and phenomenal valleys, while you are maneuvering in the sky. Get ready to behold a sight and memory for a lifetime, nowhere else but in Bir-Billing. Also, you can have a memorable camping experience around the valley. If summers are taking a toll on you, visit Bir-Billing this season and come back rejuvenated.

How To Reach Bir- Billing:

By Air – Closest airport is Gaggal Airport, Dharamshala.
By Rail – The closest railway station - Ahju is on the narrow gauge line starting from Pathankot. Also, can reach via Amritsar –Swarn Shatabdti to Jalandhar and thereafter a drive of 195 kms. Also, look for trains from Delhi to Chandigarh and thereafter a drive of 280 kms.
By Road – You can drive via:
·         Chandigarh – Ropar – Nangal – Una – Kangra – Palampur – Bajinath
·         Chandigarh – Kiratpur Saheb -  Bilaspur -  Mandi – Joginder Nagar -  Bir Road
·         Also, A.C. Volvo buses are available from ISBT, Delhi to Dharamshala and Bajinath.


2.    Scuba diving in Andaman – Havelock Islands

If you believed scuba diving and snorkeling happens in exotic locations, outside India only, do think again. The Andaman Islands are home to some of the world’s most fascinating marine life underwater. If swimming relaxes your mind and body, then gliding along with beautiful fishes in every color and size can certainly be your heat savior mantra. Dive deep in the crystal-clear waters of the Andamans to experience magnificent corals and exclusive marine offerings. Famous for white sand beaches, the Andaman Islands are perfect to spend quality time with your beloved to make some candid memories. Explore India away from India in the Andaman Islands. Havelock Island is believed to be the best spot for snorkeling and scuba. Discover the untouched beauty of these panoramic islands. There is nothing more retreating than water in the months of June and July. Set your feet in the Andamans this summer!

How To Reach Havelock Islands:

By Air – You can take a flight from Delhi to Port Blair. Next, you will need to take a connecting flight from Port Blair to Havelock Islands. It is a 20 minute flight in a seaplane operated by Pawan Hans Helicopters Limited. The services are usually available on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays.
By Water – The best way to reach Havelock Islands is via air-conditioned ferry, which takes only 90 minutes from Port Blair.



3.    Rafting on the Ganges

Beyond a doubt, rafting is the most common adventure activity in India. Almost every adventure enthusiast kick starts by setting the foot in the waters of a swift rafting experience. Although, rafting happens in diverse parts of India, out of which Rishikesh is the most captivating one. From a bare minimum of 3 km rafting experience to an ultimate 32 km drive, you will be able to unleash the adrenaline rush inside you. Most popular amongst youngsters who live and breathe adventure, plan a trip to the heavenly abode of Rishikesh and show your love for water and adventure in the Ganges. Also, try cliff jumping and kayaking to double the fun. Make your summers extra special with rafting in the most expansive river in India.

How To Reach Rishikesh:

By Air – Jolly Grant is the nearest airport. Rishikesh is nearly 35 kms away from the airport.
By Rail – Haridwar is the nearest railway station. It is only 30 minutes journey from there. The Haridwar railway station is well-connected to various mega cities.
By Road – The best route is as follows:
Delhi – Meerut – Muzzafarnagar Bypass – Roorkee – Haridwar - Rishikesh

4.    Hot Air Balloon Rides in Jaipur

Hot air balloon rides are a general idea of fun at foreign locales, but having one in India is as amusing as it sounds. You can now enjoy breathtaking views beneath, soaring high in the sky above and smell freedom as you fly over splendid and marvelous landscapes. Known as one of the most vibrant cities in India, Jaipur is a perfect location to go on a hot air balloon ride and catch a bird’s eye view of the Pink City. The current weather conditions are perfect to go for a ride and glide smugly over the magnificent palaces and forts. If staying in your homes drenches your energy, then try your hand at a hot air balloon ride and feel the cool breeze above. Well, summer rides are most frequent to make your vacations extra special.

How To Reach Jaipur:

By Air – The Jaipur Airport is located in Sanganer, which is 12 kms away from the heart of the city.
By Train – Jaipur railway station is well-connected with some of the mega cities in the country. Also, with the advent of the Palace on Wheels, a luxury train, you can now enjoy the royalty of Jaipur even when you are on the move.
By Road – The Delhi-Jaipur National Highway offers a smooth ride of 260 kms with plenty of restaurants and amenities on the way. The road is well-connected by National Highways 8, 11 and 12.

5.    Trek at a Height of 12, 500 ft at Kedar Kantha

Situated in the Garhwal Himalayas, this is an ideal trekking spot, especially for beginners. The peaks ascend easily and gradually, while you can devour amazing experiences of nature’s wilderness throughout your journey. Laden with snow, the area’s natural beauty is complemented with quaint hamlets, lush green meadows and some terrific sights of the towering peaks of no other than the Himalayas. The summit starts from the Govind National Park, offering exotic flora and fauna throughout the trek. Also, add more element to your vacation with on-site camping. Go away from sweltering summer heat and feed the adventurer in you with glimpses of snow-covered mountain peaks. Also, walk through the most gorgeous cover of Pines, Maples and Phododendrons

How To Reach Kedar Kantha:

By Air – Jolly Grant in Dehradun is the nearest airport. From there, trekkers need to drive till Sankri and report at Kedar Kantha base camp.
By Rail – Dehradun railway station is well-connected to several mega cities. From the station, trekkers need to reach Sankari by road and later report at Kedar Kantha base camp.
By Road – The route is as follows:
Delhi – Dehradun – Mussorie -  Sankri – Juda Ka Talab – Kedar Kantha Base Camp – Kedar Kantha Peak

6.    Bike Riding in Leh

If rodeo is your style, and your love for bikes is infinite, then do not limit yourself to cities and towns. Explore mystical lands of Leh, Ladakh on your cherished belonging and ride on the world’s highest motorable roads in India. Embark on a journey with your sweetheart and unleash the explorer in you and mend roads to self-discovery. For such passionate bike riders, Leh seems to be the perfect match as it can offer such experience that practically has no match. Blessed with such mesmerizing beauty this region of Jammu & Kashmir state is a challenge that any crazy-adventurous bike rider would like to take. Not to miss, Ladakh is the land of beautiful lakes, high mountain passes, Buddhist monasteries and meandering roads that are mostly unpaved. Therefore, while planning a ride here, one is spoilt for choices and must-see destinations. While, on your way, you may also encounter snow-leopards and mountain goats, enjoying their summers. So, are you ready to take the plunge and spend your summers in the realms of Jammu & Kashmir? Well, if you are a biker at heart, then this is most splendid time to pay a visit to Leh and Ladakh, before the region freezes with ice.

How To Reach Ladakh:

By Bike – The approximate distance from Delhi to Leh is 1033 kms.
Delhi – Chandigarh – Manali – Tandi – Sarchu – Leh – Khardung La  -  Nubra Valley – Diskit – Hunder – Pangong Tso

Still figuring out how to beat the sweltering heat? Well, do not think further. With adventure and desire in your heart to unravel a mystical land this vacation, get ready to have an amazing summer this year. All the above mentioned activities have been listed down considering summer months (May to August) and have you come back revitalized and high in spirits.

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