Well, no trip is ever complete without an adrenaline rush that is created by partaking in an adventurous activity. And then there are some adventure activities for which the trip should be planned. So if you are looking for that spark which will make you say “Daar ke aage, jeet hai”, then we suggest you try these before the impending apocalypse strikes our planet:
Regardless of whether you own a bike or not, you must definitely try a road trip just on your bike. This adventure activity is purely meant for you to relax as you cruise through nature like a nomad and feel that breeze revive all your senses.
2. Scuba Diving
Scuba diving is a mode of underwater diving in which a diver with the help of breathing apparatus, explores the best of the sea world. The best scuba dive site would be near some shipwrecks underwater, as they attract a lot of marine life, a view too good to be true. And to maximise the adrenaline quotient try this at night!
If you are not sure of scuba diving yet, you can start off with snorkelling. You would be just underneath the water surface exploring the coral reefs. In clear waters, you can enjoy the underwater life without going till the bed of the sea.
River or white water rafting is the team activity you shouldn’t miss. The challenge of avoiding various rapids along the river paths while going along or against the current raises the level of thrill and excitement.
Canoeing is a recreational activity which involves paddling a canoe with a single-bladed paddle. This can be done in a single or multi-player mode and challenges your skill of taming the currents.
A kayak is a small, narrow boat primarily designed to be manually propelled by means of a double-bladed paddle. This activity gets super hilarious when your kayak mate and you start paddling in the same direction and end up going in circles.
7. Bungee Jumping
It is an activity that involves jumping from a tall structure while connected to a large elastic cord. It is an amazing free falling experience, especially when done off a cliff or at the beach as it’s the upside down yet just as beautiful as its original version.
8. Tandem Jumping
Now that you have done the bungee, you may want to try the same from the higher aerial point. Tandem jumping involves the instructor jumping along with you from the aircraft whereas with skydiving will be just you.
Want to fly? Try this lightweight, free-flying, foot-launched glider aircraft with no rigid primary structure and fly away.
Parasailing, also known as parascending or parakiting, is a recreational kiting activity where a person is towed behind a vehicle (usually a boat) while attached to a specially designed canopy wing that reminds one of a parachute, known as a parasail wing.
If you like to walk, then you must try trekking. Always try a rough terrain which is interspersed with decent pathways to walk, to properly enjoy the essence the trekking. A must try to experience nature trails.
12. Mountain Biking
Mountain biking is the sport of riding bicycles off-road, mostly rough terrain. Mountain bikes are similar to a bicycle but include features designed to enhance durability and performance in rough terrain. Must be done to enjoy the backdrop whilst you cycle.
Surfing is a surface water sport in which the wave rider, better known as a surfer, rides on the moving wave, which is usually carrying the surfer towards the shore. Must be done to feel exhilaration on a whole different level.
14. ATV Riding
ATV, short for an all-terrain vehicle, also known as a quad bike is a major activity in a desert or sandy place. If you have seen enough action movies, you must not miss the chase of pulling off a ‘road rash’ out here.
One of the major weekend activity these days is karting, especially pushing your friends towards the edges and beating them at the circuit. The adrenaline rush of imagining yourself in a high-speed car chase and actually feeling the speed is quite enthralling.
Skiing in India is an activity that mostly takes place where the Himalayas are situated and is administered by the Indian Mountaineering Foundation in India. The Himalayas provide an excellent skiing experience owing to their great height which makes for long descents.
The sport of rolling downhill inside an orb, generally made of transparent plastic. Zorbing is generally performed on a gentle slope, but can also be done on a level surface or even on a surface filled with water. Just ensure that you don’t go trippy and feel nauseous.
18. Zip Lining
A popular team building activity in most of the outbound trips, this sport prepares you for crossing the river which could have alligators in it. Regardless of what’s below, the thrill of riding a thin zip line to cross terrains is quite fascinating.
19. Coracle Riding
Mostly present in south India, this activity is more recreational than adventurous by nature. A coracle is a crude form of boats and is generally round in shape. There are quite a lot of places where you can enjoy two coracles battling each other in order to trip the opponent.
20. Hot Air Ballooning
The funniest way to propose to someone is to take hem on a hot air balloon ride and they would have no escape then. However, the feeling of sailing through the sky makes you feel as though you are living in a fantasy land.
We don’t mean camping as a part of a scouts or guides program, but a tent amidst nature like in a forest or atop a hill. Getting a high on just watching the sun rays lighten a dense forest whilst you are out for some wood for a barbeque.
This activity is quite common in action movies when you see folks flying on water. This activity is yet to establish itself in India but is quite fun for those who love water sports such as jet skiing.
It is the controlled descent of a vertical drop, such as a rock face, using a rope. This activity is quite scary as you have to measure your footing right while the fear of slipping always creeps in.
24. Rock Climbing
The opposite of rappeling is rock climbing and is more challenging than freaky. You can choose to practice at local outlets before hitting the bigger boulders. India as such has a lot of places where in rock climbing gets really exciting and awakens the primal survival instincts in you.
25. Hang Gliding
Hang gliding is an air sport in which a pilot flies a light and non-motorized foot-launch aircraft. Mostly made out of an aluminium alloy this glider is the closest humans have come to having wings on them.
So, do you have what it takes to try out these adventure sports!?