Some Unique Adventure Holiday Destinations In India And The World

Today there is a growing trend which is seeing more and more people take time out of their hectic lives and opt for an adventure trip. While it is a great way to reconnect with nature, the adrenaline rush which people feel in such trips is enough to lure them to go on such trips again and again. In fact there are many benefits, mental, physical and even spiritual, associated with going on adventure trips. These provide ample incentives by way of:

• Discovering a great way to challenge your limits and successfully overcome shortcomings, fears and other inbuilt notions,

• Reinvigorating and reinventing yourself and coming back with fresh ideas and a clearer mind,

• Acquiring incredible memories and unique experiences which can be talked about and relived again and again,

• Feeling a true sense of freedom which is both overwhelming and overpowering.

In fact today, more and more tour operators are coming up with such tours to places which are as yet unexplored and almost virginal in their beauty. Some of the places in India which are worth a mention and have all the ingredients for a having some of the best adventure holidays are:

• Bir-Billing in Himachal Pradesh: Providing ample subjects for a picture perfect painting the rolling meadows and hills of this region make it one of the best paragliding destinations across the world.

• Rajasthan: The rich panorama of the desert sand dunes, the picturesque forts, the awe-inspiring sunrise and sunsets and much more can be experienced in adventure trips taken in this beautiful state. In fact the state is becoming famous for providing some of the best hot air balloon rides one can ever hope to experience.

• Rishikesh: Situated in the lap of the Himalayas, this place offers multiple instances of adventure and truly deserves being rated the top adventure destination in India. From river rafting to cliff jumping, from rock climbing to rappelling, from camping to much more, this place has it all. In fact this is the only place in India where adventure enthusiasts can experience real hard-core bungee jumping.

• Ladakh: Scenic beauties and the opportunity to purge ones soul in the innumerable monasteries dotting the place make Ladakh one of the best trekking grounds in India. Freezing temperatures, life-surviving experiences and much more await enthusiasts who opt for Ladakh adventure tours.

• Sikkim: For people wanting to experience the thrill of extreme mountain climbing the Kanchenjunga presents the most thrilling, death defying and insanely beautiful treks one can even hope to ever experience.

Not just in India, even off-beat foreign locales are becoming famous for the numerous adventure opportunities that they present. Some of the best adventure holidays across the world can be experienced at:

• Lake Louise in Banff Canada: This lake is surrounded by 6 glaciers which in itself presents a mesmerising sight to people taking a ride in the Gondola at 6850ft. But this place becomes a haven for ice skating during winter when it freezes and magically transforms into a natural rink.

• Moab in Utah: The great earthy canyons present along river Colorado make sure that the ‘Old wild West’ is kept very much alive here. In fact the diverse topography presents some of the best known challenges to mountain bikers and marathon runners. Slick rock biking is the greatest attraction of this place.

• Cayman Islands: Presenting great water activities like snorkelling, deep sea diving etc., the Cayman Islands present to adventure seekers a panoramic and ever changing aquatic feast. In fact so dynamic is its natural underwater beauty that no to visits to this place can ever be the same.

• Rio de Janeiro: Experience hang gliding like nowhere else in this diversely beautiful and picturesque city of Brazil. With Christ the Redeemer standing tall, this city presents one of the best opportunities for adventure tours.

• Queenstown in New Zealand: This place is very famous for the adventure sports it offers. Every extreme sport be it heli-skiing to jet skiing, from bungee jumping to rafting, mountain biking, paragliding, sky diving, river boarding and much more can be done here.

There are many more such places which exist both in the world and even in India. There is so much to explore, so much to see, so much to experience and so many destinations to visit that avid adventure sports lovers are absolutely spoilt for choice.