Summer is the season of adventures. This is the best time of the year to go on adventurous trips, in search for experiences that fuel your adrenaline and satiate your wanderlust. So, if the intrepid traveller in you is itching for an escape to script new adventures, look no further. Here are five vacation destinations in India that should be on every adventure lover’s must-visit list!
Test the limits of your endurance at Khardung La
If you swear by road trips, this is the one ride you must take at least once during your lifetime. Located at an intimidating 18,380 feet, Khardung La pass is one of the highest motorable roads in the world. You can ride to Leh from Manali and from there, head to Khardung La. Given the steep terrain, snow-covered roads and sub-zero temperatures, this ride tests the limits of your endurance and pushes you to go that extra mile. Summer is a great time to undertake this trip as there is a slight rise in temperatures. For all the adventures that come with this ride, nothing else compares to the feeling of achievement and thrill when you complete it. The roads might seem confusing though, so you’ll need to have your GPS on at all times. Airtel 4G works great in the location, so you can have uninterrupted 4G network to run GPS and never get lost on the roads.
Soar into the Skies at Bir Billing
There are paragliding destinations, and then there is Bir Billing. On the face of it, Bir Billing is a little village in Himachal Pradesh, but did you know that it hosted the first ever paragliding World Cup? Yes, it’s one of the best paragliding sites in the world. The whole experience of being in flight is the closest you will come to flying like a bird. As you soar into the skies, you will see how breathtakingly beautiful Bir Billing is with its endless greenery and mountain cover. The popularity of the sport and a favourable terrain for paragliding, have made Bir Billing a hot favourite among paragliding enthusiasts.
Go Scuba Diving at Barren Island
If scuba diving is your kind of adventure, then you must plan a trip to Barren Island in Andaman and Nicobar Islands. What makes this place stand out from other scuba diving sites is that here you will go diving near an active volcano island. This sounds unbelievable, right? Barren Island is home to Southeast Asia’s only active volcano. Pristine blue waters, beautiful coral gardens and vibrant basalt formations are some of the reasons that make scuba-diving here an other-worldly experience, not to mention the thrill of diving in the vicinity of an active volcano! And once you conquer this feat, you can head back to Port Blair to have a go at the local cuisine. Search for the best seafood serving restaurants online. Airtel is the only network to provide 4G in Port Blair, so if you are use Airtel 4G, you’ll be able to get on the internet quite easily.
Ride the Waves at Kovalam
Kerala never disappoints. Anyone who has travelled to the state even once will vouch for this. If you’re looking for some water-based adventure this summer, head straight to Kerala’s Kovalam beach. This beach is one of the best surfing destinations India has to offer, thanks to the surf school that opened here in 2013. Here you can learn surfing professionally. From how to stand on the board to ride a wave, the instructors at the school are great and they will guide through each step. By the end of it, you’re sure to hit the waters confidently with a surfboard, dealing with every wave as it comes. If you’ve already decided to go to Kovalam, there are some other things that you should not miss out on while you’re there. Climb up the lighthouse and get a panoramic view of the Arabian Sea, sample ‘Karimeen Pollichathu’, a fish fry dish that will leave you asking for more and learn yoga at one of the many programs that are conducted in the beach town. From adventure to spirituality, this is one holiday that you won’t forget in a long, long time.
Go Skydiving at Mysore
If skydiving has been on your bucket list for the longest time, it’s time to strike it out by visiting Mysore. While the city is famous for its history, it’s fast becoming popular among thrill seekers as an exciting skydiving destination. Just imagine the adrenaline rush as you free-fall when you jump off the plane, before gloriously floating in the air when you shoot is off, and then landing on the ground.
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