Have you ever thought about dropping yourself out on a family’s adventure trip because you think you are ageing and cannot indulge in activities that demand physical fitness? Or you doubted the safety of your child? Well, lucky for all of us, there are so many adventure activities  in India that are not only safe and demand medium level of fitness but are fun too! 

We have put together a list of adventure activities in India that you can enjoy irrespective of whether you are 10 years old or 65 years old. 

Wildlife Safari 

Wildlife Safari

Imagine seeing a wild Elephant roaming freely in its natural environment at the Periyar National Park in Kerala or the famed one-horned Rhinoceros feeding its baby at the Kaziranga Wildlife Sanctuary. The thought itself makes you feel excited, isn’t it? You can feel and enjoy that feeling of thrill, at the various wildlife sanctuaries in India.  

You can enjoy a jeep ride or even take an Elephant safari that will take you in the heart of the forest, allowing you to see exotic animals like tigers, leopards that are rare to spot otherwise. Away from city life, when you are in these forests amidst lush greenery and amazing sights to witness all around, it is one of the best adult adventures that you must enjoy at least once in your life.  

Fishing or angling 

Fishing or angling

Fishing or angling is a popular leisure activity and adventure sport in foreign countries, but in India, it is not recognised as a sport yet. But, if you have gone fishing before, you know what a fun and exciting activity it is.  

If you have never tried going on a fishing trip before, now would be the perfect time for it. Get your family and the fishing kit and head off the nearest lake or river to get some fresh catch. Or you can just have a relaxing picnic by the lake and enjoy fishing to pass your time. The excitement lies in catching different sizes of fish, and who knows, maybe you trap a giant Rohu or a golden trout.  

Note – some places may require you to see prior permission from the department of Fishery. So, make sure to get permission before you go fishing.

Hot Air Balloon Ride 

Hot Air Balloon Ride

Have you ever thought of floating in the sky and enjoying the bird eye view of the surroundings below? Well, you can certainly make that dream come true by going on a hot air balloon ride. Unlike other aerial activities like paragliding or skydiving, it is a great way to feel safe and overcome the fear of heights.  

Recently, as more and more people are trying this activity, it has become one of the most popular adventure sports in India. A hot air balloon ride will take you over the lush green forests, stunning lakes, vast golden deserts and deep gorges.  

You can enjoy hot air balloon rides at many places in India, including Hampi, Goa, Mysore, Jodhpur, etc.  


There is something exciting about setting-up your own little tent and camping under the stars, by the river or in the woods and being surrounded by natural beauty. It is one of the best adventure activities for adults that gives you the chance to detach from the daily routine and enjoy a peaceful time.  

The cool breeze, the occasional sounds of the birds, and the thrill of camping would surely give you a sense of joy and inner peace that you may have not felt before. Also, when you go camping outdoors, you can feel closer to nature.  

The best places to go camping in India are Dalhousie, Rishikesh, Lonavala, Chopta Valley and Dodital. 

River Rafting 

River Rafting

River rafting is one of the most popular adventure sports in India that people of all age group enjoy. The thrill and excitement of riding the gushing waves of the river that flows with full force is second to none. If you are trying rafting for the first time, you can enjoy rapids of up to grade 2 and grade 3 easily.  

One of the best places in India to enjoy river rafting in Rishikesh; the strong rapids of the gorgeous Ganges refresh your mood instantly and makes you feel that your heart is thumping out of your chest.  


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Mahindra Holidays & Resorts India Ltd. (MHRIL), a part of Leisure and Hospitality sector of the Mahindra Group, offers quality family holidays primarily through vacation ownership memberships and brings to the industry values such as reliability, trust and customer satisfaction. Started in 1996, the company's flagship brand ‘Club Mahindra’, today has over 250,000 members , who can holiday at 100+ resorts in India and abroad.

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