‘India: a round-the-year adventure travel destination’

From the eternal snow-clad peaks of the Himalayas to meandering rivers and gushing waterfalls, dense forests rich in wildlife, beautiful valleys, long coastlines and magical moonscapes, vast deserts of the west, to the ancient traditions and festivities, Adventure Tourism has the potential to make India a round-the-year destination.

The Ministry of Tourism’s latest DekhoApnaDesh Webinar series titled “12 Months of Adventure Travel” focuses on Adventure Tourism.

The online event virtually takes one through the immense strength, potential and the hidden secrets of India covering Mountains, Forests, Rivers, Deserts, Mangroves, Islands, Canals, Wildlife and over 31 adventure activities that will delight any traveller, especially foreign tourists.

The webinar was presented by Tejbir Singh Anand, Managing Director, Holiday Moods Adventures Pvt Ltd. Singh is a veteran in the Indian adventure travel industry with over 3 decades of experience.

“India is one of the very few countries in the world that boasts natural and cultural attractions so diverse and complex, which promises ample opportunities to explore every kind of landscape imaginable...,” he noted.

The scope of adventure tourism activities for the 12 month is given as under:-

Winter (November- February)

North East – Assam, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, Mizoram and Tripura

Activities – Trekking, Cruising, biking etc.

Rajasthan – Jaisalmer, Thar Desert, Jodhpur, Pokhran

Activities- Parasailing, camping, hot air balloon

Harayana- Dhauj known for Rock climbing Mecca

J&K – Gulmarg known for skiing

Ladakh – Ice climbing, Ice hockey, Cycling in Leh and Kargil

Himachal Pradesh- Manali, Dharamshala, Kullu, Sirmour, Shimla

Activities- Skiing, cycling, snow treks, paragliding

Uttarakhand – Lower ranges of Kumaon&Garhwal

Activities – Rafting, cycling, zipline, Bungy


Spring (March- April)

Adventure activities are possible in J&K, Ladakh, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Sikkim

 Summer (May- June)

 High altitude treks are possible in Himachal valleys and Uttarakhand. Multiple adventure activities happen in J&K and Ladakh -Nubra and Zanskar.

Monsoon (July- August)

Himachal Valleys- Kinnaur, Spiti and Lahaul, Ladakh, J&K and number of adventure activities also happens in the Aravallis (Udaipur, Ranakpur and Kumbalgarh)

Autumn (September- October)

A number of adventure activities can be enjoyed in North East

Summing up the webinar, Rupinder Brar, Additional Director General, spoke of India’s tourism potential and the adventure activities available for tourists throughout 365 days.

“Though today we are travelling virtually.. the day is not far when we will pack our bags and engage in travelling,” she said.

DekhoApnaDesh Webinar Series is an effort by the Ministry to showcase India’s rich diversity and it is continuously spreading the spirit of Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat through the virtual platform.

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