Pocket Friendly Adventure Sports You Can Try Near Delhi
If your love for Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara has inspired you to try adventure sports, you’re in luck. Thankfully, unlike Farhan Akhtar, Delhiites don’t have to travel to Spain to enjoy the adrenaline pumping thrill associated with adventure sports.
In fact, some truly thrilling experiences are just an overnight drive away from Delhi. In this article, we are going to get acquainted with all the pulse-pumping adventure sports you can enjoy around Delhi:
White Water Rafting
You haven’t known true anticipation until you see a white-water rapid in the distance and feel your raft slowly gaining pace as it races towards what looks like an absolute death trap!
River rafting doesn’t get the credit it deserves. However, we’re here to tell you that your first experience of white water rafting will be amazing beyond comprehension.
The best part is, rafting is a pocket friendly affair. While there are several destinations in Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand that offer this activity, the best (and most cost effective) place to undertake this activity is in Rishikesh.
Rafting in Rishikesh is a definite bucket list experience and is a superb way to beat the Delhi heat which is just around the corner.
To make the whole experience even more exhilarating, there are opportunities for body surfing in the river along the rafting. Moreover, towards the end of the experience, there is a spot that is perfect for cliff diving into the water.
Another adventure housed in the Yoga capital of the world, Bungee Jumping in Rishikesh is a big deal. Particularly because, the city is home to the second highest bungee jumping point on the planet, and the highest one on the Asian continent.
Operated by some of the most experienced bungee jumping experts around, the activity is extremely safe, yet it is guaranteed to be so thrilling that you will beef your heart thumping against your chest.
The best part is, bungee jumping in Rishikesh, just like rafting (and a lot of other things in Rishikesh) is sensibly priced, making it the perfect addition to any weekend getaway to Rishikesh.
Ever got the urge to jump off when you’re overlooking a cliff? Well, here’s your chance to do that, safely. Bir and Billing are two small villages in the Dharamshala district of Himachal Pradesh. The special thing about these villages is that they are home to Asia’s highest paragliding site.
That’s right, your first paragliding experience lies just a ten hour drive away from Delhi, and it can be from one of the most revered paragliding spots on the planet.
Those willing to go a step further from paragliding (and shell our a few thousand extra bucks), there are two airstrips that offer skydiving experiences near Delhi.
Of these two, one is operated by a company called SkyHigh and is located just two hours away from Delhi. The business is owned and operated by experienced skydiving instructors and presents the easiest opportunity to check skydiving off your bucket list.
Most of us ignore the fact that there are plenty of thrilling experiences close to home and look to foreign destinations. However, only a fraction of us can afford a trip to a different country AND pay for adventure sports there.
Thankfully, like most other things, our country is blessed with some of the best locations for many adventure sports. The best part is that most of these experiences can be fit within a shoestring budget trip.
So which one will you be trying on your next holiday?