If you are bored with the daily routine and wish to break the monotony in your life, then a vacation is exactly what you need. The idea of a perfect vacation becomes twofold when you enjoy it with your friends. You not only get to spend memorable moments but also get to unravel a different and adventurous side of yours. Friends make trips more entertaining and enjoyable. After all, life is meant to be living on the edge. You can truly enjoy life when you explore yourself and the world. Travelling is by far the best way to understand life. If you seek a holiday with your hooligan gang, then here are some incredible adventurous trips that are worth a second glance.
River rafting- Uttarakhand
Uttarakhand is a tourist-friendly state that has seen a rise in tourism thanks to the adrenaline junkies and wanderlusts that have indirectly helped in promoting the activities and adventures offered in the state. The state is a paradise when it comes to group activities or travelling with friends. If you haven’t experienced the thrilling adventures, then it’s not too late. Planning a trip to Uttarakhand is surely going to strengthen your bond with friends. The state provides ample of extreme sports opportunities including river rafting, paragliding, trekking, camping, etc. Uttarakhand is blessed with swift rivers which make it an ideal destination for river rafting and other water sports. River rafting is one of the chief reasons why youngsters seeking an exciting and memorable trip with friends come to this state.
Here are some of the best places in Uttarakhand to enjoy river rafting experience with friends-
- Rishikesh: It has areas with rafting grades I to grade IV where you can encounter river Ganga with strong currents, irregular waves, rocks, and sharp turns among others.
- Kumaon: Here you can experience the challenging waters of river Kali to get your adrenaline pumped.
- Tons river valley: Strong rapids of Tons river will make you scream in excitement.
- Ranikhet: A quaint town in Almora district where you can spend quality time with friends and test the rapids of river Kosi.
Flying Fox adventure- Kerala
Flying fox or Zip lining is one of the best extreme sports you can indulge in Kerala. In Zip lining, a pulley is suspended on a cable mounted on a slope with a harness attached to your body. The rope is handled by the instructor while you the activity. With such a rich and diverse fauna and flora, no doubt Kerala is among the favorite travel destinations of extreme sports enthusiasts and nature lovers. You can enjoy flying fox adventure with your friends in Wayanad or Munnar where these activities are the most popular. The experience of flying amidst the natural backdrop, lush-green forest with bountiful biodiversity, cascading waterfalls, and picturesque landscapes will leave you yearning for more.
Fly boarding and surfing- Goa
Goa is more than nightlife, churches and beaches. You haven’t really explored it unless you have tried water sports. Fly boarding and surfing is the coolest thing you can ever experience in water sports. This is the reason why you should try these adventurous activities with your friends. Fly boarding is a water sport that is relatively new in India and hasn’t got much exposure. Despite this, Goa calls out to the adventure souls seeking fun and frolic in life. The high that you get when you are on the Jet Ski and bounced as high as 15 meters in the air is simply unmatchable. You can flip like a dolphin or swirl or make shapes in the sky which is one of a kind experience. Surfing is another must-to-do thing to have fun in the waters of Goa.
Scuba Diving and Snorkeling- Andaman
If you fancy diving into the deep sea and exploring the exotic marine life with your friends, then there is no better option than doing so in Andaman. The island is surrounded with crystal clear water, blue sky lurking around, green vegetation, colorful corals and breathtaking landscapes. No wonder it is a heaven to the tourist seeking relaxation and peaceful vacation. However, no matter if you are travelling with your family or friends, the waters of Andaman will not disappoint you. There are several options for you if you are interested in making your trip a memorable one. Scuba diving and snorkeling are the two most important activities you must try with your gang. If you’ve got a mermaid soul, then plunging into waves, playing with friendly marine animals and enjoying the corals can undoubtedly pump your adrenaline rush in Andaman.
You can get a fulfilling scuba and snorkeling adventure in the following places-
- Havelock island
- Barracuda city
- Seduction point
- Neil island
- Margherita’s Mischief
Motorcycle tour- Manali to Leh
There cannot be a better option to explore the wilderness and nature other than biking tours with friends. The route of Manali to leh is the most preferred motorcycle riding route for travel junkies. Uncertain weather, dramatic landscapes, wildlife, palatable local cuisine, culture, small-villages, century-old monasteries, snow-capped mountains are some of the things you must cherish on your way to leh-ladakh.
Experiencing and capturing these phenomenal beauties of nature should not be missed. Riding along the banks of rivers amidst the sharp and curvy valley is the ultimate way to have fun with friends. Before taking a motorbike trip from Manali to leh, it is important to prepare for this long journey as it can take a toll on one’s health if one is not mentally and physically fit. This adventurous trip can fill your soul with a feeling of accomplishment. Here are some chief places to stop by en route to leh via Manali- Rohtang pass, Keylong, Jispa, Darcha, Deepak taal, Baralacha la, Sarchu, Moore plains, and Karu.
Sky diving- Mysore
Sky diving is among the adventure aero sports that are deeply underrated in India. It is an extreme sport that stands out from the other aero sports in terms of thrills and ecstasy. This activity can make your hormones feel pumped. If you wish to soar high in the blue sky and experience free fall, then you must book a ticket to Mysore- the only city in the country for sky diving enthusiasts. Imagine a scenario where you and your friends make a dive at the height of 10,000 feet. You are watching the breathtaking scenic beauty of the place, falling free into the warmth of earth and suddenly the parachute opens and you take a smooth landing. Does this scenario call out to the adrenaline junkie in you? If so, then, planning a trip to Mysore is probably the smartest decision you’ll take to experience this thrilling extreme sport with your friends. Sky diving is a sport where you need a little training to understand the basic elements to the sports i.e. how to jump from aircraft, opening of the parachute, how to land, among others. However, this is taught by all the organizers to ensure your safety and prevent mishaps. Sky diving is addiction itself, once you experience it you will yearn for this activity time and again.
If you have experienced any of the adventure activities stated in the post with your friends, do share your experiences with us. We would love to know your stories.