Himachal Pradesh Adventure
For a tourist coming to Himachal Pradesh with an intention of enjoying himself thoroughly, adventure sports is the best option. In fact, any tourist who visits this enchanting land and does not indulge in any sort of adventure activity, is sure to regret it later on. The mighty Himalayas along with its numerous lakes, rivers and forested ares provides umpteen opportunities for tourists to enjoy some exciting adventure sports.
Trekking in Himachal Pradesh does not merely exposes
tourists to far flung areas of the state and let him enjoy the natural beauty,
rather, it also offers a glimpse into the wildlife of the region and takes
him those historical places that are not easily accessible. Trekking areas
in Himachal include Manali, Chamba, Sach Pass, Dharamsala, Shimla
Camping in different places of Himachal is the
best way to enjoy the natural beauty of the state as well as interact with
the local people. Camping can be organised by tourists all by themselves,
or they can also opt for state government camps. The latter camps are more
preferred because there are no tensions involved as far as organising the
trip is considered. Moreover, these camps also organise other adventure activities
like hiking, rafting, fishing and nature tours. These camping sites are available
at Sarchu in Lahaul, Sangla and Kalpa in Kinnaur and Kaza in Spiti.
Skiing and Heli Skiing -
The slopes of Kufri near Shimla
is good for skiing and there is no need to be trained to enjoy skiing in Himachal
Paragliding is fast gaining acceptance as well
as popularity among tourists as an exciting adventure sport in which tourists
can feel like a bird flying in the sky. The important places for paragliding
are Bundal Dhar near Bilaspur, the Kullu valley and the Intkali near Rohru.
Water Sports -
Water sports is yet another exciting option
for tourists in Himachal Pradesh. There are also different level of training
imparted to tourists so that they can enjoy water sports to the maximum. The
Maharana Pratap reservoir in Kangra region in Himachal Pradesh is one place
where water sports like swimming, water skiing, surfing, kayaking, rowing,
canoeing and sailing can be enjoyed by the tourists. River rafting can be
enjoyed on the Sutlej river near Shimla, the river Beas near Kullu and the
river Rabi near Chamba.
Area around Manali is great for Mountaneering.