December 27, 2021
CM Content Team
Strangely enough, almost all of northeast India is a mystery to us. Away from the usual tourist beat, the northeast is becoming the centre of adventure activities in India. While the other states offer their share of adventure activities, the northeast has built up a reputation for offering quality activity holidays. Its relative inaccessibility and rugged terrain are two reasons that make it the hub of adventurous sports in India. It also offers variety in adventure.
You can enjoy a plethora of adventure activities in the northeast such as paragliding and zip lining that fuel its spirit of adventure. It is a playground of excitement that lets you enjoy some of the most unique adventure sports in India in complete comfort. For example, resorts in Sikkim offer a good balance of minimalism and modern amenities. Who says activity holidays have to be uncomfortable! Enjoy these awesome adventure activities in northeast India.
As far as adventure activities go, trekking doesn’t rank very high on the list. But it is deceptive, and demands incredible stamina, especially in the northeast where you will find amazing trekking trails all over. The Living Root Bridges of Meghalaya are the culmination of nature’s wonders and human ingenuity. The Monpa Trail in Arunachal Pradesh and Dzuko Valley in Nagaland are two of the most stunning trekking destinations in the region. You will thoroughly enjoy trekking through the beautiful, pristine landscapes of the northeast.
Paragliding may very well be the king of adventure activities in India, second only to skydiving. But the beauty of paragliding lies in the fact that it is more accessible, and more people are willing to give it a try. Those few minutes in the air are symbolic of shedding all the worries and enjoying the untethered freedom of flight. Gangtok, in Sikkim, has the best paragliding sites in the northeast. Enjoy the hospitality of the resorts in Sikkim when you are not flying high.
Waterfall rappelling is one of the oldest adventure activities in India. The thrill of conquering a challenging rockface while being pummelled by an incessant flow of water can hardly be matched by anything else. The northeast has plenty of magnificent waterfalls that would challenge your rappelling skills. But not every waterfall can be rappelled. The Elephant Falls of Meghalaya is known for its tricky descent. Shongpdeng Village is the other place to enjoy challenging rappelling and rock-climbing. Rappelling is a must-try adventure activity in northeast.
The thrill of two wheels is multiplied in the mountainous terrain of the northeast. Mountain biking is one of the most entertaining adventure activities anywhere. Northeast India has quite a collection of challenging bike trails that require your full attention. But the weather is amazing, and the untouched landscapes are stunning. The trails take you over steep slopes, through gushing streams and spectacular views. Assam, Meghalaya, and Nagaland hold the distinction of being the best places for mountain biking. Explore the stunning landscapes at leisure.
Skiing is one of the most enjoyable adventure activities if you can manage to stay on your feet. That effortless glide over fresh powdered snow and the wind rushing past the ears at deafening speeds is the essence of this adventurous sport. When cold and snow takes over the upper reaches of the northeast, Pankang Teng Tso Lake in Tawang, and Phuni Valley and Yumthang Valley in Sikkim transform into skiing wonderlands. Don’t worry if you don’t have skis, you can rent all the equipment.
White water rafting is a bit different from other adventure activities. While others are solo sports, white water rafting is a team effort that requires impeccable coordination. It’s a real man vs nature duel where every move must be planned, and every course must be charted in advance. The Teesta and Rangit in Sikkim, Subansiri in Arunachal Pradesh, and the Manas and Brahmaputra in Assam offer some of the best white water rafting in northeast India. It is a great sport for overcoming your fears.
Cave exploration is a relatively unknown adventure activity in India. Spelunking, as it is known, is an intense activity that involves exploring caves in darkness, tight places, and many a times, underground. With around 35,700 kilometres of caves, the longest cave system in India, Meghalaya is the hub of spelunking in the northeast. It is a thrilling adventure that reveals amazing wonders at every turn. When you go exploring caves, make sure you take along someone with expertise, experience, and knowledge of the cave system.
Adventure can be tiring for the body, but it is a tonic for the soul. If you are planning your next holiday, try going to the northeast. It may just surprise you with its rugged beauty.
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