5 Adventure-Filled Activities Across India

From bungee jumping in Ladakh to cycling in the Nilgiris, here are some adventure-filled holidays to take in India
Surfing has taken off in a big way in India
Surfing has taken off in a big way in India

Meghalaya The Bamboo Trail

One of the most spectacular and scariest treks in India is the Mawryngkhang Trek of Meghalaya. It is also known as the Bamboo Trail as the route takes you through bamboo bridges hanging precariously over mountain ridges, deep gorges, and rivers. The route starts from a small hamlet in the East Khasi Hills in Meghalaya and ends at the Mawryngkhang rock in Wahkhen village in Pynursla tehsil. Also known as the "King of Stones", this is the largest standalone rock in Meghalaya.&nbspIt is a short trek, taking around four to five hours. Sometimes heavy rain damages the bamboo bridges, and they are closed for some months for repair work every year. Read more about it here.

Ladakh Go Bungee Jumping 

Ladakh, known for its pristine Himalayan view and long never-ending roads, has another surprise for adventure lovers. To boost the adventure side of the region, Ladakh has launched a new bungee jumping experience. It is said to be the world&rsquos highest bungee jumping site. It is situated just 35km away from Leh and 7 km away from the Confluence of Zanskar and Indus river towards Chilling. The site offers an extraordinary view of Tsongsti Village. This new initiative aims to bring tourists from all across the world to the village and boost tourism in the region. More info here.

The Nilgiris Cycling The Hill Trails

Every year, the Tour of Nilgiris&nbsptakes biking enthusiasts on a 900-km odyssey through Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Kerala. The route passes through the Bandipur, Wayanad and Mudumalai sanctuaries, traversing challenging terrain and offering riders the spectacular scenery and biodiversity of the range. Travelling an average of 100 to 160km every day, this can be a punishing schedule, but the tour is organised so that the riders get enough time to appreciate their amazing environment and go home not just with calves of steel, but also with greener lungs.

Vizag Surf The Waves 

Vizag is a great place for beginners to bone up on their surfing skills. The area around Rushikonda beach and Ramakrishna beach is fast becoming a popular destination. Five years ago, the sight of a surfer out in the Bay of Bengal used to stop traffic nowadays there are quite a few dedicated surfing clubs with local members who surf daily, and even hold surfing workshops. The waves here are fairly tame, about 3-to-5 feet in height (sometimes going up to 8 feet during storms or in the monsoon), but that&rsquos what makes Vizag a great place to learn.Learn more about surfing schools in India here.

Goa Kayak Down The River

The Goa Kayaking Club,based in Chichalim in Vasco da Gama, has made a name for itself by running excellent kayaking tours through the incredibly scenic Zuari, Mandovi and Nerul rivers, as well as the Sal backwaters. Goa enjoys a high biodiversity, especially in the interior parts of the state, made up of thick jungles, mangroves and riverine beaches hosting a wide variety of avi-faunal life. Relaxed day-long kayaking trips are probably the best way to enjoy this different Goa, and the club endeavours to keep the trips as environment-neutral as possible. They also offer week-long kayaking safaris, and night kayaking.

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