India is known from the past several years as cultural tourist destination. Previously people travel India for its cultural and religious significance. But now it is emerging as one of the hottest travel destination in Asia. No other country in the world offers the variety of adventurous opportunities that India offers. Visitors from all over the world visit India to enjoy mountaineering, trekking, skiing and several daring water sports.
Himachal Pradesh also known as the land of snow in north India is an important destination for the tourists. It has snow covered mountains all around with numerous adventurous activity options. It has magnificent natural beauty. The Lahaul - Spiti and Kinnaur and the lush valleys of Kangra and Kullu are spectacular and are known for trekking routes. Manali offers a great mountaineering and trekking options.
Bangalore offers several rock climbing options such as Savandurga, Kabbal, Ramanagaram, Thuralli, Raogodhu and others. Other rock climbing destinations in India are Purulia, Matha Bura, Jai Chandi and Susunia Hills in Kolkata which will give you a great climbing experience and makes your travel India trip memorable. Mount Abu in Rajasthan is also an ideal rock climbing destination.
There are also some of the best and toughest mountaineering challenges in rock climbing in India like Lado Sarai in Delhi, Dhauj (55 kms from Delhi), Dam Dama Lake (around 65 km from Delhi) and Manali Dharamshala. The tourists here are filled with immense zeal and adventure. Any one passionate about mountaineering must travel India as it offers several ever lasting mountaineering experience which is hard to find any where else in the world.
Uttaranchal surrounded by Himalayas in the north offers some of the most trekking and mountaineering options. Other pulsating mountaineering opportunities in India are the wide ranges of Himalayas, the Aravallis, the Vindhyas, the Sahyadris and others.
Another adventurous sport found in India is hang gliding. Some of the excellent hang gliding locations are Billing, 20 kms from Palampur in Kangra district, Kasauli, Dharamshala, Sinhgarh, Satara, Indore, Shimla, Mysore, Pune, Kamshet, Ooty, Yumthang in North Sikkim, Jorethang in West Sikkim and Shilong. The best time for hang gliding is mid-may to mid-october.
Mountain biking is other daring sports one can enjoy in India. The best location for it is Himachal Pradesh. Best time for it is July to September. Tourists from all over the world shows great interest in paragliding and make their trip to India unforgettable. Solang Valley and Deori Ghat have best kind of slopes for paragliding during summers. Other vivacious destinations for splendid paragliding are the Himalayas in north and Sahayadri ranges on the west coast.
Tourists found skiing in Solang valley, 13 km from Manali, a pleasant experience. Other important skiing destinations are Kufri, 16 kms from Shimla, Gulmarg, Pahalgam, Pithoragarh and Narkanda.
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