Some people are born to feel the rush of the wind and come face-to-face with danger. A hunger for adrenaline drives them. Adventure resorts understand this hunger and provide the perfect cocktail of adventure and relaxation. Here are some of the best adventure resorts in India.
1. Adventure sports at Evergreen County – Coorg
The Scotland of India sure provides a great adrenaline rush of adventure. White water rafting? Check. Raft Building? Check. A Night Lantern Plantation trail? Check. And that is just the tip of the iceberg.
Speciality: Raft Building, Wilderness Camping, Gun Firing, Photography Exhibition
2. Rock climbing at Corbett Adventure Resort – Uttarakhand
This adventure resort from Jim Corbett National Park has an Adventure Park that will keep you on your toes!
Speciality: Rock climbing, rappelling, burma bridge, Zorbing and range of army obstacle courses; along with jungle safaris and treks.
3. River side camping at Riparian Resort – Vadodara, Gujarat
Riparian The Riverside Camp is the newest addition to the adventure resorts in Gujarat. It is an ideal escape from the hustle and bustle of city life, a pleasant surprise for city dwellers. Besides comfortable accommodation in the lap of Mother Nature, they add memorable excitement to your stay. You can relax, exercise or rejuvenate those stressed and tired muscles, or indulge in exciting adventure & trekking for a change.
Speciality: Zip Line, High Rope, Low Rope, Ground Adventure, Rappelling, Valley Crossing, River Crossing, Paint Ball, River Rafting, River Side Camping, Birdwatching, Mountain Biking.
4. Skiing in Pine Palace Resort – Gulmarg
Pine Palace Resort has all the makings of an amazing holiday resort. This is a close destination to the Gulmarg ski resort, which has 3 short ski lifts and a cable car. Lovers of eternal winter should take a trip here.
Speciality: The Pine Palace Championship is a permanent fixture on the Gulmarg winter sports calendar hosting disciplines like Alpine, Snowboarding and Freestyle.
5. Snorkelling at Munjoh Ocean Resort – Andaman and Nicobar
“Munjoh” is a word of ancient origin, that you would use to call something yours (literally: mine). This is a family- and kid-friendly resort with activities and facilities that will help you have fun along with your little ones or have them explore the islands and its adventures in their expert care as you take some time off.
Speciality: Scuba diving, Snorkelling, Deep sea diving
6. Horse riding at The Kikar Lodge – Ropar, Punjab
Nestled in the Shivalik foothills at the northern periphery of the state of Punjab, The Kikar Lodge is India’s First Private Forest Reserve spread over 1800 acres of forest. It’s an excellent place to unwind and have some fun times with your loved ones. Don’t forget to visit the Harappan civilisation site while you are here, it’s pretty awesome and worth the visit!
Speciality: Flying Fox, Quad Biking, Rappelling, Paint ball, Horse Riding, Night Safari, Zorbing, Water Ball, Trampoline, Birdwatching; many outdoor sports ranging from cricket, volleyball, badminton, dart board, basketball and water polo. Guests can also enjoy horse riding, buffalo cart rides or tractor rides.
7. Rock Climbing at Brahmaputra Jungle Resort – Guwahati, Assam
The resort is located just 14 km from the capital city of Guwahati, next to Amchang Wildlife Sanctuary to let you experience the wilderness of the place. It’s situated on top of a hill, with a waterfall and a mini-lake, and surrounded by tea gardens.
Speciality: Angling, River rafting, Mountaineering, Trekking, Mountain biking, Para-sailing, Golf, and Hang-gliding.
8. Surfing at Manapad – Tamil Nadu
Surfing in India exists! The world’s best surfing guide, called ‘Magicseaweed.com,’ lists Manapad as one the best surfing sites globally. The unique point break at Manapad makes it an ideal location for Surfing and Stand Up Paddle (SUP).
Speciality: Surfing, Sailing, Crab hunting at night, Wakeboarding, Snorkeling, Scuba diving. You can also enjoy other leisure water activities like, Game fishing, Open ocean boat rides, and Dolphin watch.
9. Glamping at The Aravali Tent Resort – Udaipur
The fun lies not just in going on a scenic trek, but also at staying in these awesome tent houses like a camping trip! All tents are well-furnished, have all the modern amenities, and provide an amazing panoramic view of greenery. This place is for the more chilled-ot adventurers, who like exploring by day and looking at the stars by night.
Speciality: Trekking and Safari
10. Kayaking at Urban Valley – Bangalore
So near to the city, yet so far from the noise. Urban Valley provides the perfect weekend getaway for Bangaloreans to be near the serene lake.
Speciality: Kayaking, Paint ball, ATV Bike