No country can offer a greater thrill for adventure enthusiasts than India. With snow-capped mountains to treacherous river trails, India as a country offers everything an adventurist wishes for. If you love to pepper your life with some thrill and adventure, here are five adventure places in India you must explore.
1. Meghalaya- Discover The Greatest, Deepest & Longest Caves in Indian Subcontinent
Meghalaya is always on a traveler’s radar for all the right reasons. Being an abode of clouds, Meghalaya is also home to some of the greatest caves in the world. Apart from the longest cave in India- Krem Liat Prah at Jaintia Hills, Meghalaya is known for 9 out of 10 longest natural caves in the Indian subcontinent.
If you love to explore offbeat paths then the areas surrounding Cherrapunjee, Sheila, Langrin, Pynursla, Mawsynram & Nongjri should be on your cards. You will be sure to be mesmerized with the natural structures, narrow openings, and calcite formations.
Notable Caves in the Region
- Krem Mawkhyrdop or Krem Mawmluh
- Mawsmai Cave
- Krem Dam
- Krem Lymput
- Krem Liat Prah
Useful Tips for a Caving Trip to Meghalaya
- Always carry a torchlight and drinking water
- Wear comfortable waterproof shoes
- Accompany a local guide
- Don’t enter caves during rains & monsoons
2. Andaman & Nicobar Islands: Indulge in a Diving Experience & Explore the Aquatic Life
For a person bit by the adventure bug, scuba diving can be the ultimate sport. Moreover, if you are planning to dive in deep waters, no place can be better than the Andaman & Nicobar Islands. With natural reefs, corals and several amazing aquatic spots, Andaman offer something for every kind of scuba diver- beginner as well as a pro.
If you are planning on a scuba trip to Andaman, make sure to research all the diving spots. While some like the Light House offers an option to dive during the night, others like the Aquarium gives you a chance to witness sea life in their natural habitat.
Popular Diving Spots in the Andaman & Nicobar Region
- Light House: 6-20 meters
- Aquarium: 10-12 meters
- The Wall: 10-30 meters
- Dixon’s Pinnacle: 18 -30 meters
- Johnny’s Gorge: 20-30 meters
- MV Mars: 1-15 meters
- Neil’s Cove: 12-18 meters
- Pilot Reef: 8-20 meters
- Minerva Ledge: 10-18 meters
- ITH, Heaven: 6-12 meters
3. Roopkund Lake, Uttarakhand- Trek at a Picture-perfect Trail Amid Beautiful Meadows
Roopkund Lake is a glacial lake situated in Chamoli district at an altitude of 5029 meters in the Nanda Devi Biosphere Reserve. Known for natural campsites, miles of pristine meadows and snow-capped mountains at all sides, Roopkund is one of the most popular trekking destinations in India.
While on a trek to Roopkund, one comes across picturesque high altitude meadows like Ali & Bedni Bugyal, beautiful alpine stretches, deep oak forests and adrenaline-packed adventure due to exposed ridges and steep climbs and ascends.
Things to Know Before Trekking to Roopkund
- Best Season to Trek: May-June/ Sept. – Oct.
- Maximum Altitude: 15,700 ft.
- Ideal Duration: 8 days
- Base Camp: Lohajung
- Suitable For: Regular trekkers due to moderately-difficult terrain
4. Auli, Uttarakhand – Get the Taste of Skiing Rush at Switzerland of India
If you are someone who is awestruck by the beauty of Swiss Alps, but things aren’t working out in favor for a trip to Switzerland, you can enjoy the experience, here in India, too. Auli in Uttarakhand is known as the Skiing destination in India and offers a fantastic experience for beginners as well as experts.
With two different ski stretches spread across 400m to 4 kilometers, Auli offers everything you hope for as a skiing enthusiast. You can spend time learning to ski as the area provides several ski training workshop or if you are already a pro, you can directly indulge in tandem or professional skiing. While at Auli, don’t forget to enjoy mesmerizing sunrises and sunsets or get onto Joshimath-Auli chair car ride, touted to be the longest in Asia.
Useful Tips for Skiing at Auli
- Head to Auli during Jan-March if you wish to learn skiing
- Take a cab from Haridwar to Joshimath (Nearest Town to Auli) & cable car beyond for mesmerizing views of the valley.
- Get in touch with a registered skiing instructor or enroll in daily/weekly lessons
5. Zanskar Valley- Hike Over The Frozen Zanskar River
One of the remotest spots in Ladakh, Zanskar Valley offers enchanting views of the Himalayas and attracts adventure enthusiasts from all over the world. This spot is known for its open meadows and vistas, pristine water streams and massive glaciers. If you love some more adventure, you can go on the Chadar trek that allows you to hike over the frozen Zanskar River.
There is a lot to do in Zanskar valley for tourists as well as adventurists. From engaging in local sightseeing at Padem to a trek to Phuktal Monastery or exploring the local cuisine, one is sure to spend moments of a lifetime at Zanskar Valley.
Things to Know Before Visiting Zanskar Valley
- Best Months to Visit: June- Sept
- Connectivity: Postpaid Mobile Connections Work Better in Zanskar Valley
- Best Route to Reach: Srinagar- Kargil – Padum
Now that you know these fantastic places start packing your bags to satiate the hunger for an incredible adventure. Moreover, if you aren’t open to traveling in crowded public transport, you can think of booking an outstation cab with Beep. Beep is India’s fastest growing outstation rental cab service provider offering services in all unique places such as above. So, what are you thinking? Download the Beep app and get going now.