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10 High-Octane Adventure Sports in India That You Can Do in 2017

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Arm yourself with all the courage you need and discover the most underrated adventure sports in India as suggested by HolidayIQ Travellers!

10 High-Octane Adventure Sports in India That You Can Do in 2017:

  1. Mysore (Karnataka)
  2. Auli (Uttarakhand)
  3. Murudeshwara (Karnataka)
  4. Jaisalmer (Rajasthan)
  5. Ranthambore (Rajasthan)
  6. Neemrana (Rajasthan)
  7. Goa
  8. Meghalaya
  9. Rishikesh (Uttarakhand)

1. Microlight Flying in Mysore

Microlight Flying in Mysore
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The sky is the limit for this high-octane adventure sport. Quite literally! Who wouldn’t love to experience the thrill of sitting in an aeroplane cockpit and controlling an aircraft? Microlight flying is one of the safest adventure sports. The Jakkur Aerodrome and Mysore Airport are bases for microlight flying. Microlight flying can be done at any time of the year and flights are cancelled only under extreme weather conditions. 

2. Heli Skiing in Auli

Heli Skiing in Auli
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Have the ultimate skiing experience by skiing from the highest altitude and the most offbeat peaks accessible only by a helicopter. Experience amazing vistas from a helicopter and feel the adrenaline rush while you ski down mighty mountains. Auli offers some of the best spots in India for heli-skiing. There are many ski resorts in Auli, Rohtang, Gulmarg and Manali that organise heli-skiing.

3. Scuba Diving in Netrani Island

Scuba Diving in Netrani Island
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Scuba Diving is the doorway to the marine splendours of the underworld. Experience the serenity of clear blue waters, the exotic creatures, vivid corals, vibrant fishes and more with every dive. “Murudeshwar is the base camp for scuba diving on the only coral Island off the mainland India. Orcas and dolphins can be seen on the boat ride,” says HolidayIQ Traveller Donarun Das. The most popular scuba diving destination in India is Netrani Islands. Suzi’s Wreck, Sail Rock and Umma Gumma Reef are popular spots for scuba diving in and around Netrani Islands.Havelock Islands in the Andaman and Pondicherry are other diving hotspots. The peak diving season is between December and May when the visibility is the highest.

4. Dune Bashing in Jaisalmer

Dune Bashing in Jaisalmer
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Taking the desert safari experience to a new level, dune bashing in Jaisalmer is the latest in the list of most high-octane adventure activities in India and Sam Sand Dunes in Jaisalmer is a popular spot among dune bashers. Driving in the sand in an SUV or ATV is an exciting activity and an adventure in itself combining the excitement of a rollercoaster ride with the challenge of remaining mobile on the shifting surface.

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5. Hot Air Ballooning in Ranthambore

Hot Air Ballooning in Ranthambore
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What other adventure sport is more alluring than hot air ballooning? Featuring in almost every bucket list, floating high above the ground and soaking in the landscape from the sky, hot air ballooning is an emerging adventure sport in India. Hot air balloon rides are extremely weather dependant and the best time is between May to August. Popular Ballooning destinations in India are Jodhpur, Ranthambore, Agra, Hampi and Lonavala.

6. Sky Diving In Mysore

Sky Diving In Mysore
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Skydiving is an extreme sport, which is still at a nascent stage in India. Be it static line jump, tandem jump or free fall, it is the most adrenaline pumping adventure sport of all. Connect with vendors at the base of Chamundi hills in Mysore, sky diving who skydiving camps all through the year. Dhaana, Pondicherry and Aamby Valley are other popular sky diving destinations in India.

7. Zip Lining at Neemrana Fort

Zip Lining at Neemrana Fort
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Have a thrilling experience and breathtaking views as you fly down series of steel zip lines secured by a harness coupled with challenging treks. It is one of the most popular aerial sports, which gives you the pleasure of flying between hills, forts, jungles and ridgetops. Neemrana Fort-Palace is today among India's oldest heritage resorts. It is located on a high hillock and it commands magnificent views of the surrounding beauty.  Zip line trips between the battlements, hill forts and ridge tops of Neemrana Fort Palace are very popular. Kerwa Dam in Bhopal and Mussoorie are other popular ziplining destinations.

8. Kite Surfing at Morjim Beach

Kite Surfing at Morjim Beach
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Combine the power of the wind with the fun of water sport with kite surfing. Feel the wind on your face and the ocean at your feet while you ride the waves with a surfboard and a large synthetic kite. This high powered sport requires skill and courage.Morjim beach is a long sandy beach and the best spot for kitesurfing in Goa. The Goa Kite Surfing School is located on this beach and operates between January and April. Mumbai and Kovalam are other hotspots for kite surfing in India.

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9. Spelunking in Meghalaya

Spelunking in Meghalaya
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Spelunking or caving is great sport for adventurers who aren't afraid of tight spaces, heights, darkness, and bugs. Exploring the caves involves free hand rock climbing, plenty of crawling, going through tight squeezes, walking and if you are lucky, swimming! HolidayIQ Traveller Krishna Murthy from Hyderabad says, “For outdoor enthusiast Meghalaya is the place; there are special tours for cave exploring.” The caves of Meghalaya are ideal for spelunking and are every caver’s paradise. They are the deepest and longest of the caves in South Asia. The Mawsmai Caves are also popular among tourists and first time cavers. The Bat Caves, Krem Phyllut Cave and Krem Mawmluh are popular among spelunkers. 

10. Bungee Jumping in Rishikesh

Bungee Jumping in Rishikesh
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The list of high-energy adventure sports is incomplete without a mention of bungee jumping. Jump off a high platform from a height of 50-120 meters secured by a harness and an elastic cord. “Bungee jumping, trekking and camping near Ganga are really amazing things to do in Rishikesh,” says HolidayIQ Traveller, Vijay. Famous for river rafting, flying fox, swing jump, trekking and other adventure sports, Rishikesh is turning into India’s adventure capital. It is popular for its first fixed platform bungee in India. Goa and Lonavala are other hotspots for bungee jumping in India.

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