Are you an adventure freak wanting to be cheerful and fearful at the same time? Try stirring your emotions by instigating an adrenaline rush? Here are few activities to redefine your adventure experience:
Scuba Diving in Andaman and Nicobar, near South Asia’s only active volcano at Barren Island, gives a unique experience. This volcano is around 1.8 million-years-old which stands in the middle of the ocean giving an imposing sight to behold. Scuba diving here gives the most spectacular views of underwater cliffs. The colored canyons bypassing sharks and tunas leave you spellbound while the contrasting vivid colours of fishes spread around gives you a mesmerising feel. Barren Island is accessible only via liveboard.
Best time to travel: From February and May every year.
Location: 135km northeast of Port Blair.
Feel the coolness of the white waters splashing your face and body as you experience rafting in rapids of Ganges in Shivpuri (Rishikesh). This makes one of the world’s best places to start your rafting adventure. The 150 km long stretch from Rudraprayag to Rishikesh gives the best whirlpool experience.
The mighty Teesta in Sikkim and Darjeeling makes another exciting spot for river rafting.The string of rapids are best to be experienced at Rangit, which is a tributary of the Teesta.
Next comes the mysterious Brahmaputra giving the best experience of rafting in Arunachal Pradesh.
Best Season: Oct to March
Chadar trek on frozen Zanskar river:
The Frozen River or Zanskar Trek comprises the toughest and most adventurous trek in Ladakh. The thrilling journey starts from Leh and includes Chilling and Tilad Do, which is the starting point of Chadar trek. Next comes Gyalpo, Div Cave and the village of Naerak. The most picturesque routes allow you to click wonderful pictures. From Naerak, the return journey passes through Tibb, Shingra Koma, Chilling to reach Leh.
Duration: 21 Nights-22 Days
Best Time: Mid June / July / Aug / Sep
About the Author
Archana has been a freelance writer for in-flight magazines such as Vistara, Go-Getter and Rail Bandhu. She has also written for Trans India Holidays (TIH), a national award winner company.
She worked as an editor in a leading travel media house for seven years. Archana has also worked with esteemed groups such as Free Press and Network 18.