Rightly said by John Steinbeck, American author and nobel prize winner – “People don’t take trips, trips take people”. As India today is becoming more aware of the merits of a healthy and balanced lifestyle, holiday choices are getting more skewed towards adventure trips. Indians are no longer satisfied with just sitting back in cosy hotel rooms and enjoying the view.Today a holiday means a lot more than that. We seek what’s in the wild, under the ocean and beyond the mountains. We seek thrill and fulfilment.Given its vast and varied topography, India itself offers a huge range of adventure tour options. In fact, adventure holidays in India have gained a lot of popularity in the past many years. Be it the soaring mountains of the north, the pristine beaches of the west and south, or the dense woods of the centre, there are a plethora of options to choose from. Tourists from all over the world are taking their adventure holidays in India across popular destinations in such as:
Hiking in the Himalayas with many scenic towns offering a variety of other options for the adventure lovers including paragliding and forest treks. You can also explore the pristine terrains in other popular regions including Leh, Ladkah, Jammu and Kashmir and the very scenic North East.Exploring the wild life in the heart of India, Madhya Pradesh. The state boasts of many dense national parks, with the Bandhavgarh offering the most adventurous jungle safari. Other places like Gujarat, Coorg, Uttarakhand and Assam too offer thrilling wild life holidays.Skiing holidays in the extreme North. The state of Uttarakhand offers long and beautiful slopes ideal for skiing, making it an attractive destination for adventure seekers.Experiencing the thrill of Water sports. India is known to be the land of beautiful, gigantic rivers and a vast coastal line. Water sports like white water rafting, therefore, become a natural attraction for tourists from all over the world. Popular rafting destinations in India include Rishikesh, Sikkim, Arunachal, Ladakh, Manali and Karnataka. You can also enjoy a variety of water sports such as deep sea diving, parasailing etc. in exotic locations along the Indian coast and beautiful islands like the Andaman.If you choose to widen your horizon, you can also explore some very popular adventure holidays outside India. Of the numerous adventure holidays outside India, some locales that have gained significant fame include:
Near neighbours including Nepal, Bhutan and Myanmar: These captivating adventure holidays outside India offer just the right landscape for an unforgettable experience.Canada: With breath-taking mountain ranges, thousands of pristine lakes and countless wild life reserves, the country is a major favourite for adventure holidays.The mystic Middle East: Experience the ancient yet modern Arab land by visiting the thriving adventure hubs of Oman and Dubai.African Safaris: Explore the intriguing wild life across the continent including the most popular safaris of Brazil and Kenya.The amazing Australian adventures: When it comes to a thrilling escapade, Australia is a wholesome package. From mesmerizing oceans to the dense forests with exotic wild life, Australia has a lot to offer for those who want to make the most of their trip.
While we have several attractive adventure holiday packages in the market, Odyssey tours and Travels is one of the preferred choice of many adventure tourists. They offer attractive offers on beautiful locations both in and outside India. The company, along with the ‘Active Holiday Company’ offers excellent packages for guided as well as self-guided international holidays. You can book on any one of these tours and experience an exhilarating journey full of polar expeditions, jungle safaris and activities such as hiking, trekking, cycling etc.Pune tour operatorsAuthorThe author tracks and cover holiday packages and popular tourist places. He has recently forayed into coverage of cruise packages and alternative holiday destinations. In this particular article, she provides her views on adventure holidays in India and adventure holidays outside India..