With the summer season just round the corner, being a traveller will be difficult. It’s not easy to go sightseeing in scorching hear, and it’s even worse to not travel. So in the month of March, these are the places that not only offer respite from heat but helps you indulge in adventure activities that bring you complete joy and thrill. Take your pick from the five fun adventures you would love to experience this summer:
Caving in Meghalaya
Meghalaya in the Northeast of India boasts of some of the most scenic cave formations – the limestone and sandstone deposits in the southern part of the state have resulted in more than 1500 cave formations that are visited annually by many adventure travel enthusiasts.
Skiing in Gulmarg
If you have harboured the wish of skiing in Gulmarg, know that December to April is the perfect time to hit the slopes. One of the most popular ski resorts in India, Gulmarg has all it takes to be pitched against the best in the world. The slopes in Gulmarg are fit for both experienced as well as those who are new to the sport. Gulmarg is also fitted with the amenities to make it a smooth ride for you, including essentials such as cable cars. In fact, Gulmarg is also home to one of the world’s highest gondolas in the world.
Paragliding in Bir-Billing
One of the best weekend getaways and paragliding destinations in India, Bir-Billing welcomes you with a distinct breeze and immediately relieves you of all the stress of everyday life. As you soar in the air – you go over Bir’s Tibetan Colony, a trail diverting to Mandi, over the monasteries, the small cafes and the tea gardens – your soul immediately begins to forge a connection with the place. You can go paragliding solo if you have the experience, or you can go along with professionals if you’re a beginner.
River rafting in Rishikesh
Only few rivers in the world are as mysterious as the Ganges; and rafting on its water is certainly an unusual experience. There are five different grades of rafting depending on the difficulty level: Easy, small waves and no obstacles; moderate difficulty with clear passages; difficult, high irregular waves, narrow passages require precise manoeuvring; difficult, powerful waves and very precise manoeuvring required and lastly, extremely difficult, violent, highly congested.
Meadow treks in Uttarakhand
Uttarakhand has a large number of high altitude meadows and pasture lands called bugyals that can be either flat or on a slope covered with grass. There are many treks that can be done up to these meadows before the summer months begin. Some notable ones are Dayara Bugyal, Gerson Bugyal, Ali Bugyal, and Bedni Bugyal.