Adventure obtains a new paradigm in India. An Indian adventure offers everything from skiing on snow capped mountains in the Himalayas, trekking in the Western Ghats to scuba diving and snorkeling in the shallow sea waters around Andaman and Nicobar islands. Indian subcontinent is truly blessed with a unique topography to the delight of the fearless adventurer. The magnificent Himalayas stand guard on the Northern front of India while the south is surrounded by the Bay of Bengal, the Indian Ocean and the Arabian Sea on all three sides. This creates the right environment in numerous locations for all kinds of water sports, as well as stunning views of marine life and coral reefs. Scuba diving and snorkeling are two of the best-loved water adventure activities, especially off the coasts of the Andaman and Nicobar while Lakshadweep offers underwater scenery and coral reefs to explore and admire.
The towering snow clad Himalayan range provides thrilling ski trails, expedition routes along with opportunities for other adventure sports like river rafting, rock climbing and trekking. The main attraction of the summer months in the Himalayan states is trekking and mountain climbing. Trekkers, without any prior experience, can easily manage the altitudes the range from 2500 to 4000 meters above sea level in the hilly areas of Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh and Sikkim. In Ladakh, the Nun Kun Massif, The Zanskar group, The central Himalayas, Arunachal Pradesh, Nanda devi, Kamet and Dunagiri offer challenging peaks for mountaineering. Winter sports in India are centered around the Himalayas in the states of Kashmir, Uttar Pradesh and Himachal Pradesh. Skiing usually starts by the end of DECEMBER and lasts till the end of MARCH. Gulmarg in Kashmir, Auli in Uttar Pradesh and Manali in Himachal Pradesh provide good snow ski slopes. Heli skiing in Manali and Gulmarg provides enormous varieties of ski runs and routes.
Blessed with a long and fertile coastline and perennial inland waterways, India offers the perfect destination for all types of angling and fishing holidays. The Indian coastline, nearly 7,500 km long, is home to a