8 Adventure Activities in Monsoons Which You Should Definitely Try

Clouds come floating into my life, no longer to carry rain or usher storm, but to add color to my sunset sky.

Rabindranath Tagore

Aren’t the monsoons exactly the way Rabindranath Tagore says? The moment we see the rains pouring down all we want to do is go out and enjoy getting drenched. With rains come the opportunity to venture outdoors and explore the amazing and beautiful nature.  From Trekking to Whitewater Rafting, rains are a blessing for the adventure junkie as there are so many interesting adventure activities in monsoons which will make you fall in love with the rains.
Here’s a list of Adventure Sports activities you can do in the Monsoons. So get into your raincoats and chase the waters!

1. White Water Rafting

 

A super cool sport to experience in rains, White Water Rafting is a recreational activity which uses an inflatable raft to wade through the gushing waves. Ideally done on rough patches of water, this sport is sure to give an adrenaline gush. So this monsoon try something adventurous.

 

White Water Rafting in Monsoons

 Rafting Destinations In India:

 

Uttarakhand: River Ganga, Rishikesh

Ladakh:River Indus, Ladakh

West Bengal-Sikkim: Teesta River, Melli

Arunachal Pradesh: Kameng River,Bhalukpong

Karnataka: River Sita, Agumbe

Kali River,Dandeli

Bhadra river, Kalasa, Chikmagalur

Barapole river, Coorg, Ponnampet

Maharashtra: Kundalika River, Kolad

Kashmir: Lidder River, Pahalgam

Sind River, Sonamarg

Goa: Mhadei River, Valpoi, North Goa

Kerala: Tejaswini River, Cherupuzha

Periyar River, Bhoothathankettu

Madhya Pradesh: River Betwa, Orchha

Himachal Pradesh: Beas River, Raison

 

2. Canyoning

 

Canyoning in India is still an emerging sport. Canyoning is a sport which involves a host of activities you can do. It is the descent of a canyon. It involves waterfall rappelling, climbing, caving, walking, jumping, passing through narrow passages, swimming etc.In simple terms, Canyoning is where you travel outdoors in Canyons and do a host of sports. Still a new activity in the country, there are many destinations where you can do Canyoning in India. While Canyoning you will be amazed to see how water forms its natural paths.This is one fantastic things you will come across.

 

Canyoning in Monsoons

Canyoning Destinations In India:

 

Manali- Vashisht, Kroni River

Rishikesh- Gaddu Waterfalls

Maharashtra- Sandan Valley, Bhandardara

Ulhas Valley, Karjat

Goa- Palolem Beach

Karnataka- Dandeli, Sathkonda Canyon

 

3. Flying Fox/Ziplining

 

Ziplining, also called as flying Fox is one rip-roaring activity you should have on your list this monsoon. Imagine yourself soaring through the clouds, high above the ground and getting soaked in rains! That is Ziplining for you. It involves you being harnessed and secured to a cable and then you glide with the help of the cable. A Zip Line has a pulley which is connected to a cable and is used to go from a higher point to a lower one. India has many destinations where you can do Ziplining.

Ziplining in Monsoons

Ziplining Destinations In India:

 

Uttarakhand: MohanChatti, Rishikesh

Shivpuri, Rishikesh

Clouds End, Mussoorie

Buranshkanda, Mussoorie-Dhanaulti

Rajasthan: Neemrana

Mehrangarh Fort, Jodhpur

Madhya Pradesh: Kerwa Dam, Bhopal

Punjab: Kikar Lodge, Ropar

Gujarat: Orsang, Vadodra

Meghalaya: Dawki

 

4. Kayaking

 

If you love the thrill of gushing waves and paddling through the water in a boat called a kayak, then you are in for some awesome thrill and excitement.  The boat called as a kayak ideally holds a single paddler but there are boats which also have tandem/multiple paddlers. You can either kayak solo or with a group. Rivers, lakes , oceans are all best places to kayak and India is not at all short of such places.

Kayaking in Monsoons

Kayaking Destinations In India:

 

Jammu & Kashmir- Zanskar River

Arunachal Pradesh- Brahmaputra River

Himachal Pradesh- Beas River

Andhra Pradesh-Gandikota,River Pennar

Telangana- Vikarabad, Nagasamundar Lake

Maharashtra- Kolad, Kundalika River

Karnataka-Kali River

Sikkim- Teesta River

Uttarakhand- Rishikesh- Ganga River

Garwhal, Tons River

Bhagirathi River

Kerala- Alleppey Backwaters

 

5. Monsoon Cycling

 

Monsoons are the best time to take your cycle and enjoy the green cover of nature. Venturing out in the rains on a cycle is an amazing experience. This is one best adventure activity to do in the rains. So get on that pedal and ride your way to something mesmerising.

 

Cycling in Monsoons
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Monsoon Cycling Destinations In India:

 

Munnar to Anamalai

Manali to Leh

Gangtok to Darjeeling

Pune to Panshet Dam via Sinhagarh

Mysore to Ooty via Bandipur

Bangalore to Goa

Chennai to Pondicherry

Mangalore to Goa

Kochi to Alleppey

Shillong to Cherrapunji

Old Silk Route to Kalimpong to Zuluk

Leh to Khardung La

Delhi to Agra

Udaipur to Jodhpur

Rishikesh to Mussoorie

Somnath to Diu

 

6. Trekking in the Monsoons

 

Tis the season!!!! Yes , when it comes to trekking this is one exciting season for any adventure junkie. May it be one-day treks or two-day ones, just setting out and finding new routes is just like soul searching. Walking on the trails in the midst of nature, enjoying the surroundings, climbing the paths through gushing water, jumping off the rivulets are some of the perks of trekking in Monsoons. Here are some of the popular treks you can do this monsoon.

 

Trekking in Monsoon
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Trekking Destinations In India:

 

Uttarakhand- Valley of Flowers, Roopkund

Maharashtra- Kalsubai, Sinhagad, Lohagad, Rajmachi, Ratangad, Peth, Peb etc

Jammu & Kashmir- Tarsar Marsar

Himachal Pradesh- Hampta Pass

Ladakh- Zanskar Valley

 

7. Camping

 

To get a much-needed respite from the hustle and bustle , Camping is the best option. Living in the concrete jungle and forgetting how it feels to be in the outdoors, come out from the virtual world and enjoy the monsoons while camping. Living in tents, trying to light a  fire (one hell of a challenge in the monsoons), try all these and make your monsoon memorable.

 

Monsoon Camping
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Camping Destinations in India:

 

 

Maharashtra- Lonavla, Pavna

Bangalore- Ramnagaram

Manali- Sarchu

Hyderabad- Keesara

 

8. Motor Biking

 

Motor biking is another activity which you can enjoy in these monsoons. Driving in the rains is one epic bliss anyone can ask for. So get that motorcycle out and set out on a remarkable road trip you ever imagined. Drive yourself into the lush landscapes and treat yourself with a hot cup of chai on the roads.

Bike Riding in Monsoons

Motor Biking Destinations In India:

 

Mumbai-Malshej Ghats

Mumbai-Goa

Karwar-Mangalore

Udaipur-Mt Abu

Bangalore-Coorg

Pune-Mumbai

Chandigarh-Kasauli

 

Set out on an adventure this monsoon when you can do so many amazing activities .

Do you know of any other activities which can be done during monsoons in India,  do write to us in the comments section below.

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Comments

December 20, 2016
Trekking is the considerable activity to do in monsoons and winter seasons. Some of the famous trekking places are like Sar Pass Trek in Himachal Pradesh, Roop Kund In Uttrakhand and Hampta Pass Trek in Kullu. These places are prefferable for the beginners to with the expert guidance.

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