7 Bucket List Ideas For Adventure Travellers In India

With all of its twists and turns, this beautiful journey called LIFE is filled with adventure. And there’s nothing quite like an escapade to add on to this thrill and take all the adventure travellers into a whole new world of excitement. Think high peaks and mountains, captivating rivers, perplexing rivers and getting close to the nature. Fortunately, India is bequeathed with some adventurous locations that are worth experiencing at least once in this lifetime. Be it the northern hills or the southern backwaters, adventure travellers have a surfeit of options to choose from.

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Here’s a round-up of 7 adventurous ideas in India that you must experience at least once in your lifetime.

  1. Hot Air Ballooning in Jaipur

If you’re one of the adventure travellers who crave some adrenaline rush in their veins, keeping in mind the safety concerns, then Hot Air Ballooning is one experience you must surely go for. Once you get into the hot air balloon, you’ll love the thrill of floating along the winds and witnessing a bird’s eye view of the majestic pink city. Getting a glimpse Hidden palaces and historical gems from the top angle will definitely captivate you.

Best Time to Visit: November to June

Duration: 1 hour

Service: Sky Waltz Balloon Safari is the popular service in Jaipur

Price: Rs. 12000 under Skyvisa

Under SkySail: Rs 7500 (per adult) and Rs 6000 (per child)

  1. White River Rafting in Rishikesh

Think of river adventure and the first Indian city that comes to your mind is Rishikesh. River rafting in the holy Ganga river of Rishikesh is an ultimate experience that adventure travellers cannot afford to miss. During this experience, you can also enjoy the amusing view of magnificent Himalayas enveloped in lush greenery. Escorted by professional rafters, you’ll be guided for an accident-free rafting experience.

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Location: There exist different locations for river rafting-

Brahmpuri to NIM Beach (9 kms), Brahmpuri to Rishikesh (12kms), Shivpuri to Rishikesh (16kms), Marine Drive to Rishikesh (24kms) and Kaudiyala to Rishikesh (34kms)

Price: Approx. Rs 450- 1850/- per person depending on the distance chosen.

Best Time to Visit: February to November

  1. Scuba Diving in Andaman

What makes Andaman a true-blue magical destination is the vast marine line and clean blue waters. From sharks & octopuses to coral reefs, scorpion fish and more, there’s a lot to experience for adventure travellers & enthusiasts in the marine life of this Indian city.

Diving sites in Andaman: The Wall (Havelock Island), Clinque Island (Port Blair) and Fish Rock (Passage Island).

Best Time to Visit: January to May


  1. Non- Swimmers- Approx. Rs 3500/- per person for 30 minutes
  2. Beginners course: Approx. Rs 4500/- per person for 60 minutes
  3. Certified Divers 2 days and 4 dives- Rs 10800/- per person
  4. Single Dive- Rs 3,500/- person
  5. Night Dive- Rs 3,500/- per person
  1. Caving in Meghalaya

This North-Eastern India state is a home to some of the most captivating experiences for adventure travellers of the country. Beautiful waterfalls, mesmerizing caves and mystical mountains are the beauty of Meghlaya. Two most popular hills bestowed with mysterious caves for one to explore are the Khasi Hills and Jaintia Hills. Other options to explore are- Krem Mawkhydrop, Krem Dam, Krem Mawjymbuin and Krem Lymput. Make sure that you learn the various caving techniques such as becoming a sandwich or becoming a spiderman.

Best Time to Visit: December to March

Price: If you’re visiting via Meghalaya Tourism Development Corporation, then you travel in deluxe buses, sumo, and tourist coaches to various caves and would cost no more than Rs. 175 per person.

  1. Bungee Jumping in Rishikesh

Bungee Jumping is undoubtedly one of the best experiences for all the adventure travellers. After all, jumping from 273 feet above the land and hanging in the middle of the sky and ground surely gets your blood kicking.

For those who aren’t aware of bungee jumping, it is a sport that involves jumping from a tall structure connected with a large elastic cord on your hips, permitting you to have free falling experience. Nevertheless, make sure that you are completely fit to perform this adventure activity.

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Please note: Weight restrictions for bungee jumping are- minimum 40kg and maximum 110kg

Location: Mohan Chatti village

Price: Rs 3500/- per person

  1. Skydiving in Mysore

Just the thought of imagining yourself mid-air, watching the bird’s eye view of the land gives you a rush of adrenaline. Skydiving is definitely one of the most thrilling experiences for all the adventure travellers out there. This activity proceeds with a thorough training and education of safety precautions. The three different types of jumps are- Tandem, Solo, and A License, with Tandem jump being the most popular amongst first-time skydivers.

Price: Ranging from Rs 35,000 to 5,20,000 depending on the course days.

  1. Jim Corbett Safari in Uttarakhand

If you wish to witness the rich diversity of animals of India, especially Tigers, then Jim Corbett National Park is a must-visit destination for you. Housing some exotic wildlife animals, this 13184 sq.km huge national park is situated in Nainital district of Uttarakhand. You can book a jeep safari that would drive you through the entire national park. If you’re lucky enough, then you would encounter the royal Tiger of Jim Corbett. Various zones at this park are- Dhikala Zone, Sonanadi Zone, Bijrani Zone and Durga Devi Zone.

Best Time to Visit: mid-October to mid-June

Price:  Around Rs 4200/- including the jeep carrying 6 persons (for Indian tourists)

Rs 8000/- for jeep carrying 6 persons (for International tourists)


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