The Adventurous Side of India

 

Just so you know, India is not all about culture, religion, and spirituality. It’s not all ashrams, sacred rivers, and Tibetan monks. It is so much more than that. Wherever you look for locations in India, you’ll find temples, old forts, the famous Taj Mahal, and the rich history of Rajasthan. But if you look a little further, you will learn that India is also for the people who seek adventure and unforgettable experiences. Below you’ll find just a few of them.

Ashwem Beach Surfing

Surfing is one of the oldest sports on earth, and the Ashwem provides a perfect balance between strength and aesthetics. The beach is located in Goa where there are plenty of beaches such as Calangute and Arambol. The waves there are small and short, but you’ll still need some training before trying them. You can find enough places that are not too crowded where you can practice your maneuvers without an audience. Safety and basic instruction are provided, so even if you haven’t surfed in your life, it is worth a trip. The best time to go is from November to March.

Biking to nowhere

No, that is not a typo. If you are a motorcycle enthusiast, you can take a trip to the middle of nowhere, which is actually the Great Rann of Kutch in Gujarat. It’s nothing there but a salt desert, but bikers seem to love it. So gear up and go for a ride. There are no speed limits.

Go skiing in Kurfi

Nobody really associates India with skiing. When you think of India, all that comes to mind are high temperatures and overcrowded places, right? But that’s not all. Once you hit Himachal Pradesh, you will fall in love with the snow. There are several skiing stations there, like Mahasu and Narkanda, but Kurfi is one of the finest. It’s located 9000 feet above the sea level, and the best time to go there is between December and February. There is a 350m track for beginners and an 800m track for professional skiers.

Kulu white water rafting

The Kulu Valley is one of the most popular destinations for people who enjoy white water rafting. The high-grade rapids and the exotic views make this location a thrilling spot for those who want their adrenaline levels through the roof. A lot of people go there for rafting expeditions because of the challenging currents.

Snow Leopard Trek

If you like trekking, but don’t want to freeze to death, you can choose Snow Leopard. It lasts for nine days, and you go through the Hemis National Park. The terrain is rocky, but the views are simply breathtaking. You can see the Himalayas in all their splendor. It is said that this trail is a real attraction for adventure junkies.

What I just described is just a glimpse of the adventurous side of India. There are at least a hundred places you can visit that can provide the same excitement. People should become more aware of this side of the country.

Furthermore, I think it’s very important that all these experiences are more than affordable. Everything about a trip to India has lower costs than other destinations. Getting there is easy, you can simply apply for an India e-visa over the internet. You can even get passport photos online if you don’t already have one. Basically, you can solve the documentation issue from the comfort of your couch.

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