Niharika Nigam, Director, Business Development, Jumpin Heights, shared with HT Lifestyle, some fun and exciting adventure sports you can try this summer in India.
1. Bungee Jumping
Having gained popularity in recent years in India, Rishikesh is the OG destination for trying this summer! Goa has also brought in Bungy in a big way. Jump with rubber chords harnessed to your ankles, as you free fall into the breathtaking views of the Rishikesh mountains. Face your fears and overcome them for a moment you are guaranteed to remember for the rest of your life! You can try India’s Highest Bungee Jumping in Rishikesh.
2. Scuba Diving
Scuba diving is an amazing method to explore marine life in India. Visit some scuba-diving spots in Goa and the Andaman Islands if you’re interested in aquatic life and what goes on beneath the sea. Grande Island and Sail Rock are two of the best places in Goa for scuba diving. Havelock Island and Barracuda City are two places in the Andaman Islands where you can get up close and personal with marine life.
3. Flying Fox
The Flying Fox is an exhilarating experience that is unlike the others on this list. It isn’t as extreme but is an unusual way to truly experience a landscape. This can be done in tandem and is usually done by three people at a time but is also popular with couples. Jumpers fly with their arms outstretched, parallel to the ground, harnessed 150 meters above the ground and are released down a wire by gravity. They fly at speeds of 140 mph, superman style. Fly with the wind finally looks like a real thing! You can try Asia’s longest Flying Fox at Rishikesh this summer
4. River Rafting
All you require this summer is river rafting in Rishikesh. It requires negotiating the rough waves of the Ganges. The picturesque hill town offers an opportunity to go river rafting and experience an adrenaline rush in addition to offering a chance for spiritual renewal. Plan a trip to Rishikesh between June and September to experience River Rafting to the fullest.
5. Giant Swing
The Giant Swing in Rishikesh, India, is a thrilling experience that mixes the exhilaration of free fall with the breathtaking Himalayan views. An adaptation of the Canyon Swing that happens in New Zealand, this is one of India’s most extreme experiences; the jumper enjoys double the free fall of the bungy with almost as much fear. Fitted with a chest and seat harness, 83 meters above the ground, The swing itself is thrilling, the stunning view of the mountains and the surrounding countryside makes it a summertime experience you do not want to miss.