When people say life is full of twists and turns, they are trying to say that life is an adventure. We all have limited time so make the most of it. Go on adventures, be it in the deepest of oceans or the tallest of the mountains. There are always a lot of things one can do in India when it comes to adventures. Be it the northern part or southern part of India, travellers have a plethora of options for an adventurous trip.

1. Chadar trek Ladakh

The Chadar Trek or the Zanskar Gorge trek is a winter trail over the frozen Zanskar River, which lies in the Indian union territory of Ladakh. It is traditionally the only means of travel in the area during the harsh winter months. The trail has become popular with foreign adventure tourists. You can only experience this in the winter months of January and February. The altitude of the place reaches up to 11, OOO ft. You can enjoy the view of the canyon shaped valleys, which is covered in a thick blanket of snow. It can be a bit challenging, but that’s where the fun is. The easiest way to travel to Leh is by air. The nearest airport is Kushok Bakula Rimpochee Airport (IXL) located in Leh. This airport is connected with many international airports in India like Delhi. It also receives flights from Srinagar, Jammu, Chandigarh, and other common destinations in India.
  • Location: Ladhakh, India
  • Trail difficulty: Extreme
  • LengthApprox. 65 miles (105 km) One way

2. Scuba Diving in Andaman

Scuba diving in Andaman and Nicobar islands is one of the biggest attractions, after relaxing around and tasting local seafood delicacies. This is one activity in Andaman that is operational throughout the year. One can see the amazing sea life among the world of awesome water bodies, vibrant fishes, awesome corals and seabed gardens in silent-as-night waters. It is a once-in-a-lifetime experience until, of course, you do it once and then feel like doing it again and again! The diving season in the Andaman usually starts in October or November, extending until May and this is also the best time to visit Andaman for scuba diving.

  • Cost: Average scuba diving cost in Andaman and Nicobar islands range between INR 2000-3500 for 30-45 minutes, and accordingly more for higher durations. Beginners and first-time divers usually take up these sessions to enjoy the activity and get a feel of the ocean, without having to shell out too much.

3. Manali to Leh Bike Trip

Get ready to make your dream of riding in Ladakh come true in the action-packed bike trip where one would be experiencing the fusion of thrill, serene beauty and culture of The “Land of High Passes”, as the entire tour is exclusively elected by Thrillophilia’s outdoor experts. This amazing bike tour lets you explore the adventurous side of your personality while enjoying this thrilling road trip to Ladakh from Manali via various exciting destinations and twisty roads. This tour covers breathtaking destinations during your road trip like Solang valley, Gata Loops, Manali, Pang, Magnetic hill, Confluence of Indus And Zanskar river and so much more. Admired for its unparalleled scenic views, pristine icy lakes, and swirling roads, Ladakh is becoming the most Instagrammable place in India and is on everyone’s bucket list, it offers you a stay amidst the beautiful valley of mountains and a starlit sky in the night.

  • Best Time: July to September is considered as the ideal period for bike trip for Manali to Leh.
  • Price: For Manali to Leh Bike Trip there are various adventure groups and excursion companies offering packages. The ideal package starts from Rs 20,000/- per person including accommodation, meals and other adventure activities.

4. Skiing, Gulmarg

At an elevation of 3950 metres, Gulmarg is the world’s third-highest ski resort and known around the world for its powdery snow runs. Its majestic Apharwat peak (4390m) is the longest ski slope in Asia. Despite its natural gifts, as a ski destination, Gulmarg can be chaotic and needs more infrastructure to be able to do justice to those exceptional mountains. The ski station in Gulmarg is where the gondola service starts from and it offers services like avalanche mitigation and forecasting, snow grooming as well as first aid and rescue services. The station is overcrowded with honeymooners, general tourists and skiers and the wait for the gondola can be fairly long and trying especially for those skiing downhill and waiting to go up again to do another run. The gondolas are well maintained and run from 10am to 4pm in winter and can be shut during snowstorms.

  • Reaching Gulmarg: Gulmarg is 52 kms away from Srinagar Airport and one can reach the village by taxi. There are prepaid taxis available
  • Price: The price of Gulmarg to Kongdori skiing for Adult and child (3-10) is Rs 400/- per person and for Kongdori to Apherwat is Rs 600/- per person.
  • Cost: The day passes for the different phases can be purchased at the ski station itself. A ski pass can cost between Rs740-Rs950 a day depending upon the phase one is going to.

5. The Great Rann of Kutch, Gujarat

Popularly referred to as the ‘White Salt Desert,’ the Great Rann of Kutch will leave you spellbound by its natural beauty. This is one of the best backpacking places in India. The vast landscape of shimmering salt sand gives this place a magical aura. The best time to visit this place is during the annual ‘Rann Utsav.’ During this time, you’ll get to see the true splendour of this one-of-a-kind destination. From camel rides to staying in luxury tents to visiting the famous Wild Ass Sanctuary, this place is indeed an amazing holiday spot. The Rann of Kutch is the only large flooded grasslands zone in the Indomalayan realm. The area has desert on one side and the sea on the other enables various ecosystems, including mangroves and desert vegetation. Its grassland and deserts are home to forms of wildlife that have adapted to its often harsh conditions.

  • Best Time: Winters are the best time to visit Kutch. The temperature during these months is between 25 to 12 degrees Celsius and makes the weather perfect for sightseeing. This is also the best time to visit Rann of Kutch Festival.
  • How To Go: Bhuj Airport (IATA: BHJ, ICAO: VABJ) is a domestic airport located in Bhuj in the Kutch District of the state of Gujarat, India. It is located 4 km from Bhuj.