India has an abundance of adventurous places. There are activities such as paragliding, white water rafting, bungee jumping, rock climbing, trekking and lot more. These places are heaven for people who derive pleasure from such adventurous sports. A few places which such courageous people would love are:

Bir

Bir is known for paragliding. It is a small town situated in the state of Himachal Pradesh in northern India. Bir Billing is a popular destination found in Joginder Nagar valley known for adventures sports such as paragliding and treks. The town has an impact of Tibetan culture as there is Tibetan community settlement in this town.

Bir is recognised as one of the best places in the world for paragliding. The take-off site is called Billing and the landing site is Bir and the overall altitude difference is of about 800m. There are some lovely cafes in the town serving delectable dishes. People can also go for small hikes, go to the monasteries, take a ride in the nearby Jogindernagar-Pathankot Narrow Gauge train or just spend a day at the tea gardens. The town of Bir is also the main centre of spiritual studies and meditation.

Panchgani

Panchgani derives its name from the five hills surrounding it. It is a popular hill station near Mahabaleshwar, notable for its diverse sunset/sunrise points and beautiful valley view.

The scenic backdrop of mountains on one side and coastal lowlands on the other makes for an astonishing scene. In the British era, the place was used as a summer resort and therefore numerous colonial period establishments can be observed here. Mahabaleshwar is like a counterpart city to Panchgani.

Manali

Manali is a very popular Honeymoon destination for couples in India. Due to which the city is known as Lover’s Paradise.

Manali is nestled amidst the snow-capped hills of the Pir Panjal and the Dhauladhar ranges. Manali is one of the most popular hill stations in the country with jaw-dropping landscapes, lush green jungles, sprawling fields blanketed with flowers, flowing blue waters, a fairy-tale-like mist lingering in the air, and the scent of pines and freshness. Manali has been endowed with exceptional picturesque charm. From museums to temples, from cute little bohemian villages to bustling upscale avenues, river adventures to trekking paths, Manali has every reason to be the traveller attraction it is, all year round.

Clean streets, eucalyptus trees, charming tiny eateries, local market places, and cafes which serve scrumptious local food. Old Manali is a quiet, peaceful place, whose lingering silence is broken only by the birds and the sound of the streams of the Kullu River.

Rishikesh

The Yoga Capital of the Wolrd, Rishikesh is located in the foothills of the Himalayas. The city is known for its ancient temples, popular cafes and adventure activities. Rishikesh is growing as a favourite spot for youngsters. The city lies on the holy banks of river Ganga, hence, it is also a hub of saints. There are numerous ashrams teaching yoga, spirituality, meditation and even Ayurveda.

In the past few years, Rishikesh has been a growing hub for adventure sports activities like white water rafting, flying fox, mountain biking and bungee jumping.

Rishikesh is amongst the best rafting spots in the country. The city is blessed with natural circumstances for river rafting. You will find certified professional assistants here for the adventure activity. You can also take camping and rafting packages. Rishikesh is pretty crowded during the peak season so it is better to book your activity packages in advance to avoid last minutes hassles.

Rafting is over throughout the year, but the best time for river rafting is between February and May. The activity is paused during monsoons (June-September) due to the rise in water levels.

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