Get that heart racing and blood pumping furiously in your veins as you climb the tallest peaks, swim into the deep parts of the oceans or jump from great heights and do things you may have never done before. Do you want your adventure to begin as soon as you step foot into your boutique hideaway? If this sounds like something you’d want to do, you’re on the right page, read on for some of our top recommendations sure to give you an adrenaline rush!
(For mountain biking and hiking)
Nestled amidst acres of apple orchards, this hideaway has many adventure activities to enjoy but mountain biking in the beautiful hills of the Karjan Village is our favourite. They have mountain bikes available here at this retreat in the hills, so that you can paddle around the village – from shorter rides till the Haripur village (approx 3kms) to longer ones till the Naggar village (approx 8kms). A special biking trip can also be organised for you along with a back up vehicle to places like Jana (approx 20 kms), Naggar or Bijli Mahadev and to make these rides more advenurous, they can be combined with a camp out for the night. Or you can hike to the ajla village which is famous for the Vishnu temple. Sajla waterfall is a further walk of about 20-30 minutes from here, through the thick pine forest.
(For scuba diving)
This eden by the beach has its own dive shop with staff trained by the international ‘PADI’ and ‘SSI’ association. Although June to August is the rainy season in the Andaman, the monsoon isn’t a hindrance to scuba diving. The fishes spawning in the warmer water makes it just the right time to take a dive but access is limited to the nearby sites only. If you are a beginner or inexperienced diver, this is a great time to visit the islands: the weather is pleasantly cool, there are no crowds, the diving is comparable to what you get for the rest of the year and you get off-season discounts. Woah!
Hoist your sails up in the skies with the day tours from this retreat just outside the Rakkh Village to the world-famous paragliding destination of Bir-Billing – a premier paragliding spot in the world. Take off from Billing, you along with the instructor, sail across fourteen kilometers of Himachali skies with panaromic views of the Dhauladhar mountain range and end your flight as you land in Bir. The flight takes about 25 minutes on average depending on weather conditions. The early morning and late afternoon flights are what we recommend.
Barefoot Resorts gives you access to many fun recreational facilities like a yoga, fishing, kayaking, snorkelling and scuba diving. You can train with seasoned professionals who teach you to tide the waves and have fun at the same time at this beachside retreat. Kayaking is a safe sport that people of all ages can enjoy and depending on your experience, you can either choose to kayak against heavy tides on open oceans or around the tranquil mangroves. Safety is given immense importance and life jackets are provided for everyone to keep them above water at all times.
(For Bungee Jumping)
This camp site is at the foothills of the Himalayas and in the buffer zone of the Rajaji National Forest comprises of premier Swiss tents and luxurious cottages. In association with Jumping Heights, the Aspen Camp organizes an 83 m Bungee Jump at Mohanchatti near Rishikesh. The activity is operated by ex-army officers and jump masters are from New Zealand and they maintain the highest levels of safety. The Bungee Jump is conducted over the rocky river HYUL, a tributary of the River Ganga. After your jump, remember to collect your ‘Dare to Jump Certificate’!
So where are you planning your adventurous escapade to?