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Adventure Sports

Himachal Adventure Guide

Himachal Pradesh offers all kind of adventure sports one can think of. The Himalayas, free flowing rivers, lush green forests, clean sky, and an overall challenging environment can lure any one to take adventure activities.

Nestled between the vast Himalayan range, Himachal Pradesh has become a hub for adventure activities. The state has numerous wonderful hill stations in store, which are freezing cold in winters and pretty cold in summers. Shimla, Dalhousie, Kullu , Kasauli, Manali, Chail and Kufri are a few of the hill Stations in Himachal Pradesh which offer heaps of adventure sports activities, apart from the breathtaking scenery. Among the most famous adventure sport, Trekking occupies highest place. Then there is skiing, heli-skiing and ice-skating. One can also take up thrilling paragliding and the test of stamina with mountain-cycling. Camping, fishing, golf or a jeep safari are other hits with the visitors. Also there is mountaineering and rock climbing. No special training is required for most activities, all one need is a reasonable level of fitness. Equipment, training and instructors are available.
Major Adventure Sports
Trekking
Trekking in Himachal Pradesh can be very exciting, with a new experience, which leads from one Mountain to another, with varying altitude, appearance and formation, from a pine covered slopes to cold deserts. Himachal Pradesh Tourism Development Corporation (HPTDC) provide guidance, camps, equipments and best hospitality services to trekkers.

Skiing
Skiing is another hot favorite among the adventure freaks. Manali, Narkanda, Kufri and Shimla are most ideal places for Skiing in Himachal Pradesh. Kufri, in particular, is better known as a skiing resort. Skiing equipments and coaching can be easily made available by HPTDC and other private agents.

Golf
Himachal Pradesh has a nine hole 68 par golf course, at Naldehra. The golf course is considered to be one of the most challenging courses in India. The golf ground is very scenic as it surrounded by vast snow covered mountain peaks.
River Rafting
The free flowing rivers in Himachal Pradesh, provide with full scope of water activities. River Rafting is one such activity which is enjoyed here. The main rivers here for rafting are Chandrabhaga in Lahaul, the Sutlej near Shimla , the Ravi near Chamba and the Beas near Kullu. The speed of water in them can give a tough time to any professional rafter.

Para Gliding
Flying in sky, like a bird, has been an old desire of humans. Paragliding in Himachal Pradesh provides with full oppurtunity of flying like a bird. The open and clean sky in Himachal can lure any one to try out gliding. Billing, Kangra, Bilaspur and Kullu are the best destination for trying a hand at para gliding. HPTDC sponsors training programmes and events at various times of the year, in different places.

Mountain Cycling
Take the test of your stamina and dare the rocky terrains, snow clad mountains, forest covers of Himachal Pradesh on your mountain bike. Mountain biking has developed very fastly as a major adventure sport in Himachal Pradesh. A mountain biking expedition can be coupled with camping and can be carried on for several weeks over diverse terrains. The major biking areas are Kangra, Una, Hamirpur and Bilaspur, which offer gentle routes. While Lahaul - Spiti and Kinnaur can stretch your mind, muscle and stamina.

Camping
Camping is the best way to watch the natural splendour of Himachal Pradesh. Camping involves staying in camps for weeks long, on mountains, lake shores and in forests. Camping is for those who love adventure, but prefer gentle ways of exploring nature and its hide outs. HPTDC conducts camping tours and provides complete guidance to the campers.

Jeep Safari
Jeep safari is the best way to explore the terrains of Himalaya. One can take sturdy jeeps, or cars and move on to explore the Himalayas. A jeep safari is more convinient way to explore Himachal Pradesh. All one require is a guide map and several basic stuffs.


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