The Best Adventure Activities in the Monsoons
Who says you can’t venture out in the rains? With the pandemic curve flattening in the country and the onset of the monsoon season, you can surely think of planning an adventure holiday in India. Plunge into the wilderness, raft the turbulent waters, pedal through exotic terrains, or hit the trails to discover the wildly beautiful moonscape ranges. Chalk out your choice of best adventure activities in India and make the most of this approaching season keeping in mind the new quarantine rules and COVID-19 travel guidelines in view. Here is a list of the best adventure things to do in the monsoon season in India.
Test your mettle as you head out to Stok Kangri, one of the world’s highest trekkable peaks standing at an elevation of 6153 meters (20,187 ft). Challenging yet magnificent, this trek in Ladakh will offer you spectacular views of Zanskar and the Indus Valley. Hike past lush greenery, craggy slopes, and virgin glaciers. While on your route, stop by the Stok Village and spend some time with a local. Exploring the diminutive village life is going to be an added treat. Reach the final summit only to be left awe-struck by the enthralling sites. Such a close encounter with the lofty mountains will offer you moments that you will cherish for a lifetime.
Contest the chaotic waters of the Zanskar River in Ladakh and come face to face with extreme adventure. Raft the icy cold waters the flow of which heightens around the monsoons. Battle the rapids of grade I and II. Adventure junkies looking forward to some more fun can raft amidst rapids of grade III to even V. While on a rafting expedition in Ladakh during monsoons you can also enjoy camping on the rocky banks of the river. The majestic views of steep gorges and whimsical beauty of the forbidden Kingdom of Zanskar are just not to be missed out on. Zanskar River Rafting is sure to set your dopamine levels high.
Hop on your bike and flag off a high-octane motorbike trip to Darjeeling in West Bengal. You would have never witnessed a place so scenic and pristine before. Storm past the bewitching hills and winding roads sprinkled with rhododendrons. Exploring Darjeeling on two wheels will be no less than taking a route to paradise. Discover the unparalleled charm of quaint hamlets, lush green meadows, and black tea plantations. This small town with majestic views of Mt. Kanchenjunga in the background will make you pinch yourself. A bike trip to Darjeeling in the monsoons will seem unforgettable.
Set up your tent amidst the astounding landscapes, camp in Coorg, Karnataka, and watch the rain breathe new life into the surroundings. Opt for this ideal monsoon getaway and spend time away from the bustling city life. Sit around a bonfire at night and cook your snack. Be one with nature and unplug for a while. This monsoon, enjoy camping in Coorg.
Engage in this bizarre sport and explore the unexplored. Zip-lining in Dawki, Meghalaya is one of the most exciting activities you must indulge in. Feel the ecstasy as you glide over the shimmering Umngot River with captivating views of the Jaintia Hills in the backdrop. Encounter adventure on full-scale while you zip-line amidst the wilderness.
Unarguably one of the tallest and beautiful waterfalls in India, Dudhsagar Waterfalls becomes a thriving trekking destination in the monsoon. The reason of its popularity in monsoon is a no-brainer, the waterfall and its surroundings come to life with the onset of the rainy season. A one-day trek, it has two base points - Kulem Railway Station (convenient for people from Mumbai and Pune) and Castlerock Railway Station (convenient for people from Bengaluru). The trekking trail to Dudhsagar Waterfalls is picturesque with lush green settings. Needless to say, this is one of the best trekking experiences in India during monsoon.
If you love adventure, you will love each adventure activity mentioned in this blog. Are you planning a monsoon trip in India and thinking to try any of these adventure activities? Do let us know in the comment section below.
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