Your Heart will beat next to your ear, covered in sweat,
Facing death with eyes wide open.
This all will happen when you try these ‘Death Defying Sports’ which are waiting for you in the lovely hills.
Hi Friends! For long, Uttarakhand has been known only for Eco-tourism, but lately it has penetrated into something that will fill your life with thrill – Adventure Sports. As the tourism has grown in Uttarakhand, it has also spread its wings into adventure sports. Dev Bhoomi is now not only a place to meet god, but to experience thrill.
Your face covered in red with fear, the Adrenalin level will rush to another level, but at last you will fall in love with these activities. Let’s check out these adventure sports in Uttarakhand that you will surely enjoy.
Adventure Sports in Uttarakhand:
Let’s have a look at some of the adventure sports in Uttarakhand that it offers to the tourists that will really lead to their heart pump faster than ever.
Come to the hills and did not have a taste of ‘Trekking’? This seems something like fooling oneself. Coming to Uttarakhand is like you are into the world of trekking, the first and foremost of various adventure sports in Uttarakhand. Everywhere you go in the hill stations you will find plenty of treks on offer. But there are a few of them, which have been in the mouths of every trekker who has been there. Some of the popular ones are: Tungnath, Chandrashila, Roopkund, Valley of Flowers, Pindari, Pandukholi, Pangot, Dodital, Binsar and many more are in the list.
One of the most popular water adventure sports in Uttarakhand is ‘Rafting’. Imagine 8 people (possibly friends or totally strangers) on the raft and sailing over The Ganga, which is just a dream for many. Swirling waves, high rapids on the way, raft out of control, hearts beating faster than they ever did, this is all what a rafting experience encompasses within it. Rafting adds an experience that will never wash out from your memory but will obviously bring you back to have another encounter with the waves. The places where you can encounter such waves in Uttarakhand are Rishikesh, Dhaulcheena, Munsyari, and Pithoragarh.
Rock Climbing and Rappelling
Have that guts in you to challenge the mountains and win over them, conquering the mountains and bringing them beneath your feet? If you have the substance in you, than try out this thrilling adventure activity that will not only check out your physical strength but also mental strength. It is a combination of physical strength, mental strength and skill so that you spend least energy and with correct technique. A single wrong step or a fault in the technique can lead one into disaster and multiple injuries. It’s like walking on the edge of a sword. You can do this activity at many places in Uttarakhand like Nainital, Rishikesh, Pithoragarh, and Gangotri.
What about having a direct encounter with the wildlife? Giant Elephants, ferocious tigers, growling bears, and the king of water crocodile, where these animals increase your heartbeat; there is something to cool you down with birds chirping all around, deer running all around ,the open wings of a peacock . Seeing all this without a wall of net or a glass is always a thrilling experience. The heart comes to the mouth instead almost pops out of the mouth after seeing these animals. The places where you can experience such fear and calmness are Corbett National Park, Rajaji National Park, and Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary.
Are you ready to take the risk? You can’t take out Bungee Jumping from the list when it is about adventure sports in Uttarkhand. I bet when the thought of bungee jumping comes to your mind; it comes with butterflies in your stomach, right? Just a thought of a free fall could bring butterflies in the stomach, let alone the real adventure. Just sitting and imagining the free fall with just a bungee cord tied to my legs is giving me goose bumps, so what would it be like in the real picture? If you are the one born for the real adventure, this is the thing you should try your hands on and feel the adrenalin rushing all the way through your blood. The only caution is that people with heart disease, asthma, and blood pressure problems should not even think of such things. The places in Uttarakhand which offer you to feel such goose bumps are Rishikesh and Mussoorie.
When I used to see a bird flying over my head, I wish I could also fly in the open skies like the bird, where there are no limits. From our childhood, every one of us had the dream of flying into the skies. The scientists have made it possible to fly. Adding another feather to the cap, paragliding makes its’ way to the list of adventure sports in Uttarakhand. If you want to fulfill the dream of flying high into the skies, what better adventure could it be than paragliding? We all dream of how would the people and buildings look like from a height, have a paragliding experience and then you would be the one telling everyone how it feels like to sail in the open sky. The places in Uttarakhand where you can get to add this amazing experience in the diary of your life are Bhimtal, Naukuchiyatal, Mussoorie, Nainital, Ranikhet, Mukteshwar, Bedini Bugyal, and Dhanaulti Ridge.
So guys we come to an end to this small list of few adventure sports in Uttarakhand.
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