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India – The Quintessential Destination for Adventure Freaks
By:Zara

Are you on an adventure quest? Wish to taste real thrill? If you nodded your head in a yes, then India is the perfect destination for you. Placed like a tiara on the Northern region of India are the mighty Himalayas. As per the Sanskrit language Himalayas mean ‘the abode of snow’, and snuggled in this thick layer of ice are oodles of destinations offering unsurpassed adventure opportunities. Be it motor biking, trekking or white water rafting, the grand Himalayas offers them all. In case you wish to know more, then keep reading.

Garhwal

Embraced in the frosty arms of a Himalayan state Uttarakhand, Garhwal is one of the most beautiful regions of India. Right from the prepossessing blooms of the rhododendron, to the snow dressed mountains; the land of Garhwal has it all. The best part is that amid the exquisiteness of nature, the visitors get a life time opportunity of enjoying varied adventure activities.

Trekking in Garhwal: A trail that makes you walk through the dense woods and valley of flowers; makes you witness the grandeur of the lofty peaks; makes you flow with the cascading waterfalls; is a trail found only in the lap of Garhwal. Some of the popular trekking routes of Garhwal include the Sources of Ganges, Roopkund Trek, Har ki Dun Trek, Nanda Devi Sanctuary Trek, Chopta Chandrashila, Kalindikhal Trek and Auden’s Col Trek.

White water rafting in Garhwal: While the water of the great Ganges hits the rocks, it’s actually a gesture of the rowdy rapids that dare the rafters to come and face them. Though Ganga is regarded as the most pious river of India, but its high currents never go kind on any rafter. If you wish to experience white water rafting at its best visit Rishikesh, Garhwal and just go with the flow.

Motor Biking in Garhwal: Garhwal is one of the most picturesque regions and motor biking is the best way to bask in the splendor of the respective place. Just try it once, and you would definitely want to try it again.

Ladakh

Better known as the ‘Land of High Passes’, Ladakh is nothing less than a dream destination for adventurists. If you look at the satellite image of Ladakh, all you would be able to see is a plain white canvas of snow. On one hand, it is the bone freezing climate of the place that throws the toughest challenge on the adventure lovers, and on the other hand, it is the practice of years old Buddhist culture that encourages the visitors for accepting this challenge.

Trekking in Ladakh: Isolated land, no traces of greenery, thick snowfields and frozen rivers, this is what the thrill seekers get as their welcome gift by the Ladakh Treks. Perhaps, this is why Ladakh is considered among the top offbeat destinations for trekking in India. Some of the must try trekking trails of Ladakh are the Markha Valley Trek, Snow Leopard Trek, Frozen River Trek and Lamayuru Chilling via Dung-Dung La Trek.

White Water Rafting in Ladakh: Blessed with two very famous rivers – Indus and Zanskar, Ladakh offers great chance to the rafters to test their guts. The high currents of these rivers are both demanding and enticing; thus, a genuine adventure enthusiast should never miss the opportunity of allowing the rapids to splash against their fortitude.

Motor Biking in Ladakh: Crossing rugged terrain and high mountain passes, basking in the warmth of the colorful cultural valleys and making friends with the unknown trails, is the apt definition of motor biking in Ladakh. For an adventure freak, exploring the land of high passes via motor biking is certainly like a dream come true.

Sikkim

Have you ever heard that old saying, “Good Things Come in Small Packages”? Well, Sikkim is the live example of this very proverb. Though as per the area Sikkim is counted among the small regions of India, but as far as its majesty is considered the size doesn’t matter. Within its periphery, it has cuddled some of the most wonderful gifts of the Himalayas. These gifts are better explored via adventure sports.

Trekking in Sikkim: The Sikkim treks provide you with a choice and chance to witness the grandeur of the World’s Third Highest Peak, Mt. Kanchenjunga. Be it the Goecha La Trek, Dzongri Trek, Singalila Trek or Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek, all of these treat the eyes of the onlookers with a sight never imagined.

White Water Rafting in Sikkim: Kissing the rowdy rapids of Teesta River and its tributary Rangeet is not everyone’s cup of tea. One really needs to have a stomach to face that roar formed by the water currents. So try, but at your own risk.

Motor Biking in Sikkim: There is no second thought to the fact that Sikkim is a wonderful place, and the best way to explore its beauty is through a motor biking tour. Visiting every nook and corner of the place and extracting the hidden treasures of culture, wildlife and natural bliss is certainly the best experience that any traveler can ever have.

Though there are various other adventurous activities that a thrill seeker would love to revel in, but trekking, rafting and motor biking are considered as best of Himalayas’ thrilling adventure sports.

Now what are you waiting for? Pack your bags, pull up your socks and get ready to taste ultimate adventure concealed in abode of snow, in the Himalayas.






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