India has no dearth of wonderful adventure destinations. From the rapids of Rishikesh to trekking in the Himalayan trails, the country has lured adventure enthusiasts of all ages and type. If you are thinking of an adventure filled holiday in India, then there are a huge range of options to choose from. Infact, India has been the backdrop and shooting locations of many adventure movies as well.

Remember Indiana Jones? He is not the only person who enjoys adventure and all the beauty that India has to offer. In fact, there are places and adventures in India that the famed movie thrill-seeker hadn’t been to or done. If you’re a fan of the adventure movie and seen the Indiana Jones Temple of Doom film, then you were able to see all the twists and turns he experienced.

The twists and turns he went through, from run-ins with snakes to riding the challenging rivers, India has been given some of the most beautiful and adventurous locations worth experiencing. Now, it’s one thing to see the adventure on the movie screen but to actually experience it in real life is a totally different world of excitement!

Why India as an adventure destination?

Well… why not? Everyone is so quick to hop on a plane and shoot to Vegas for luxury VIP services for their vacations but why not take a vacation off-the-beaten-path in India? From the high mountain tops to the wild animals and beautiful rivers, travelers and thrill seekers alike will be able to find all types of adventures in India that are bucket list worthy locations.

To get you started on this India bucket list adventure, make sure your first stop is here:

See If You Can Spot Tigers in Bandhavgarh

Did you know that the wildlife and terrain in India have been cited as the inspiration behind Rudyard Kipling’s The Jungle Book? Thebetterindia.com connects the renowned writer with Mumbai. The Bandhavgarh National Park looks like a picturesque replica pulled right out of the pages of the beloved book. This beautiful park is home to nearly 100 tigers and because of the park’s small size, you don’t have to look too far to see one!

Scuba Dive the Blue Waters of Andaman

If you’re looking for a lifetime experience, then you have to come and scuba dive in the waters of Andaman. The deep blue water is full of vibrant marine life that you don’t want to miss out on seeing! The octopus, sharks, and coral reefs are all species that the average person doesn’t get to see every day so if you have an opportunity to travel the world, why not make that trip to Andaman!

scuba diving experience in Andaman

Explore Caves in Meghalaya

There is always room for adventure in Meghalaya! This India wonderland exemplifies beauty in every aspect possible. The gorgeous waterfalls, majestic mountains, and spell-binding caves are all treasures that one can only be found in India… sure you can go to various other locations to explore caves and see waterfalls but to experience a Meghalaya off-the-beaten-path adventure, you have to go there.

Head to Gulmarg to Go On a Skiing Adventure

When you hear the words “India” and “skiing,’ it’s not a location and activity that most people would put together, right? Well, get ready to be blown away… if you’re a true adrenaline junkie, you can hit the slopes in India on Mt. Apharwat. Thrill seekers and ski experts can expect ski terrain of alpine, cornices, and chutes as well as glacier skiing.

Soar to New Heights Riding a Hot Air balloon to Jaipur

So, in Gulmarg, you’re dealing with snow but in Jaipur, you’re experiencing the polar opposite (literally). Imagine going for a hot air balloon ride over the Jaipur Desert. If that doesn’t get your adrenaline pumping, I don’t know what will. Just let the winds guide you to your next adventure.

Test Your Surfing Skills in Goa

The fact that you can actually go surfing in Goa just goes to show you that you don’t have to be in Hawaii or Florida to experience the waves of a beach. In Goa, you can go banana surfing and experience what’s been called the most thrilling water experience in Goa.

Banana surfing is a little bit different than regular surfing but wherever there are banana surfing locations, there are trained instructors who will be able to give you step-by-step instructions on how to master the unique skill. Once you’ve learned the necessary skills required, you can take on the challenging waters of Goa Beach!

Go for Hiking in the Himalayas

There are many trekking trails in India of various difficulty level. The states of Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir, Ladakh, Sikkim and Arunachal Pradesh are known for their wonderful trekking trails. These trails are suited for beginners, experienced and also for hardcore mountaineers. So if you are one of those adventure junkie wanting to experience the sublime beauty of the Himalayas, trekking is the best bet!