People tend to do things that they think most tourists are doing. That is the exact same case with Himachal Pradesh as well. Because people only visit Himachal Pradesh for sightseeing or see it as a honeymoon paradise, but there are several things that one can do in this state. The adventure sports in Himachal are abundant; you just need to know the right places around. If you are craving for some adventure and want a lifetime kind of experience, visiting Himachal Pradesh can be a good bet.
To help you search through some of the best adventure sports and activities available in Himachal Pradesh, we have sorted through some amazing pointers and combined them into a list.
Roughly about 70 kilometers from Dharamshala and about 80 kilometers from Mcleodganj, Bir is ideal for those who wish to kiss the sky! Yes, here, you can satisfy your adventure cravings by trying paragliding and have a bird's eye view of the neighbouring region.
If you are someone who loves water, then Kayaking is the best water activity. Visit Bhaga, Chenab, Zanskari, Parvati, Sutlej, Spiti, Chandra and Lahaul to enjoy this calming and soothing water sport.
This one is not for the faint-hearted. Earlier, people might have said that descending down a cliff is nothing short of suicidal. But with various training programs and safety techniques, rappelling is one of the safest yet awe-inducing adventure sport, which will give you a great adrenaline rush. If you want to try this, head to Kothi, Shuru, Aleo, Nehru Kund, Kasol, Chhatru, Tirthan Valley or Dalhousie.
If you are someone who loves to trek, then you there is no better state than Himachal. This state has 270 trekking trails that will not only satisfy your hunger for adventure but will also give you a once in a lifetime kind of experience! Some of the best treks are- Bar to Bhangal, Pin Parvati, Kinnaur to Kailash, Spiti to Garwal, Bharmour to Padum.
Best Time: June to September
For more water adventure, you may check out rafting at the Gobind Sagar, the Chamera Lake, the Ravi, the Chandrabhaga (Chenab) rivers. These are good enough to get your adrenaline pumping and leave you asking for more!
Best Time: April to June
Zorbing has recently entered the world of adventure sports in India and has already gained a lot of popularity. With something new on the radar, adventure and thrill-seekers are rushing to the destinations offering Zorbing. And one such place in Himachal Pradesh is Solang Valley. This is the only adventure sport which is ideal for all ages!
Best Time: March to June
Entry fee/ticket cost: 1000 INR to 5000 INR