Himachal Pradesh, with beautiful landscapes, refreshing air, and an array of adventure sports, is one the most enticing places in India. From enjoying scenic views of the valleys and snow covered mountains, to taking treks into the wilderness and indulging in adventure activities, there’s so much to do in Himachal Pradesh. Among the feelings of thrill and elation, one of the biggest questions is where to go to satisfy the adventure hungry soul of yours? While the whole of Himachal Pradesh promises a memorable vacation, there are a few spots that can take your experience to another level. Here are five destinations in Himachal Pradesh where you can witness the amazing nature and also indulge in some adventure activities.
1. Bir Billing
Bir Billing is called the mecca for adventure sports in India, making it a must-visit place to experience a crazy rush of adrenaline. Located at a height of 1,400 meters on the western side of Himachal Pradesh in the Kangra district, Bir Billing is considered the 2nd best paragliding site in the world. A single session of paragliding takes about 25 to 30 minutes wherein you fall from the meadow and cover a kilometre downhill before landing. The refreshing climate and picturesque views of tea gardens and snowcapped mountains while in the air will stay with you for eternity.
Manali is undoubtedly the most visited places in Himachal Pradesh. Though, Kullu and Manali is tagged as favourite with newlyweds, it is also the perfect place to enjoy some adventure activities such as river rafting, river crossing, mountain biking, hiking, trekking, and skiing. Enjoy the fresh air, green mountains, and scenic views of snow covered ranges, while rafting in the fresh and cold white waters of Beas, or trekking and hiking through the criss cross mountains, or ski in the snow at Solang Valley.
Spiti Valley is a hidden gem in North India and is probably the only place that finds mention in the bucket list of every travel enthusiast. Straddling the river Spiti, the valley is a paradise for adventure sports enthusiasts. Situated at an elevation of about 4,270 meters above sea level Lahaul and Spiti region is surrounded by high mountain ranges and marked with rugged terrain, cold desert, gushing rivers and lakes that turn it into a perfect setting to enjoy activities such as trekking, skiing, river rafting, mountain cycling, and jeep safari.
Located in the Parvati Valley, on the banks of the Parvati River at an elevation of 1,580 meters is a beautiful hill station called Kasol. It is the perfect adventure spot on the way to the holy town of Manikaran. Here you can enjoy hiking in the jungle along the Parvati river or trek to Kheer-Ganga and experience the hot water spring, or indulge in an amazing session of rock climbing. Kasol is also called the little Israel of India, owing to the vast presence of Israelis and their cultural influence.
A trip to Himachal Pradesh is incomplete without visiting Dharamsala. It is a popular hill station situated at about 1,457 metres above the sea levels and is home to the Dalai Lama and the Tibetan government-in-exile. Surrounded by snow covered mountains, Dharamsala is one of the most scenic towns in the country. Enhancing the appeal of the hill station is the harmony between the Indian community and Indo-Tibetan community. When in Dharamsala you can enjoy a boat ride across the Dal Lake, or trek to Triund, Guna Devi, and Kareri Lake, or participate in paragliding sessions and catch an amazing view of the town from far above.
Get Your Adrenaline Pumping
Himachal Pradesh is no less than a paradise on the earth. It is a complete package offering refreshing climate, breathtaking views, and fun-filled adventure activities. To ensure you have the time of your life in Himachal Pradesh, book an adventure activity resorts that take care of your stay and also make arrangements for adventure activities. Rakkh is one such popular adventure activity resorts in the lap of snow-clad hills at Dharamshala. Book your stay with us for a stunning 180-degree view of the surrounding hills and valleys, delicious multi-cuisine delicacies, and guided mountain biking, hiking, wall climbing, slacklining, and camping tours.