Unknown to many people, India is an excellent destination for adventure. Its vast geographical diversity and the pristine nature of its facilities enables all tastes to be catered for, from the gentlest to the fast-paced, and for people of every level of competence-the beginner and the expert. From the daunting Himalayan peaks in the North to the azure coastal areas in the South, from the rain forests of the North East to the coral paradise in the South-West, it is variety that is as bewildering as it is diverse.
The sheer thrill of hurtling down ski slopes or trekking and pedaling along daunting mountain slopes, rafting along roaring waters of great rivers, hang gliding over deep mountain gorges and climbing serrated glaciers or mountain summits is to be experienced to be believed. Then there is the serenity of scuba diving along coral reefs, floating on hot air balloons, ambling along deserts of camels or going on horse or elephant safaris-all this would have been dismissed as fanciful were it not so true.
And, mind you, these thrills and this serenity forms just a small part of the exhilaration and excitement for the fast growing area which is increasingly being recognized as adventure tourism.
Adventure is as exciting and invigorating as you make it. In India the mighty Himalayan and never ending sea coast and the two island territories are open invitations to the fun loving and adventurous.
India’s vast geographical diversity provides being huge scope for the adventure tourist by providing a remarkable experience for all those who fancy the wild and want to see how man and nature have flourished together. While you rediscover yourself from the spell of age-old monasteries and temples, the Himalayan peaks and slopes, with its dense tropical forests providing diverse fauna and flora, and the 3000 km long coastline promises the most exciting of sports and adventure imaginable
If in summer the focus is on the mountains in the northmost states, with their salubrious climate and such mountain slopes and breathtaking views, in winter it is the thousands of kilometers of coastline that attract the adventure lovers. And, mind you, both these locations have their attractions in the other seasons as well. If Goa displays its charms in the winter months, during the rains it unfolds its magic, with its rivers brimming with fish and green turf running all the way from the hill tops to the rice fields.