The state of Himachal Pradesh is one of the best destinations for adventure sports in India. Bounded with snow peaked mountains, fresh water streams and alpine meadows this state is truly a paradise on earth.
Best Things To Indulge In Himachal Pradesh
An ideal way to enjoy the tranquility and scenic outdoors of this state is by going camping and being close to nature. This state offers many camping sites and now even gives an opportunity to tourists to camp in luxury tents.
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Some of the best camping locations in Himachal Pradesh are, Manali, Kinnaur, Mashobra near Shimla, the adventure camps of Pabbar Valley and the youth camps at Dalhousie.
Mountaineering & Rock Climbing
All hill stations are known for activities like rock climbing and mountaineering and Himachal is no different. The Allied Sports Institute in Manali is the hub of mountaineering activities in the state.
Kangra Valley, the Dhalaudhar ranges, and the Shitidhar peaks are the best places to indulge in this activity. The state organizes mountaineering tours for amateurs as well as professionals.
The best way to explore the terrain and the natural beauty of Himachal is on a jeep or a bike safari.
This state is networked with excellent roads and it is best to drive and explore the vastness of this state. Some of the best places to visit while on a safari are the Rothang Pass, Kunzum Pass and Lahaul.
Peddling through the state on a cycle expedition is an ideal way to explore the diversity of the entire region.
A biking tour can be combined with a camping expedition to add to the excitement of the trip. The best tracks for biking in the region include that of Una, Lahol Spiti, Kangra and Hamipur, these tracks are easily cycle able and not very strenuous.
Chamera lake, Gobind Sagar Lake, Maharana Pratap Sagar reservoir and the Pandoh lake. Himachal is abundant with lakes and rivers and offers tourists numerous water sports activities like water skiing, swimming, canoeing, rowing, sailing and kayaking.
Visitors can indulge in these activities all round the year. Additionally for beginners there are special courses conducted for all of these activities.
The capital of Himachal Pradesh, Shimla is famed for ice skating activities. Shimla houses the largest ice skating ring of the state, typically the ring is open through December to February.
Guests can also witness exciting ice hockey matches, and fancy dress competitions here. This is a must visit place while vacationing in Himachal.
The Naldera golf course is not only a fabulous and scenic 9 hole golf course but it is also the oldest in golf course in India backed by a rich history.
This golf course was created by Lord Curzon, the former British Viceroy of India and named after his daughter ‘Naldera’
This state is famous for trout fishing. Those with a flare of fishing can be lucky to catch both a brown as well as a rainbow trout here. the Pabbar valley, and the Beas river are some of the best fishing spots on this state and also in the country.