There are lots of adventure things to do in Himachal Pradesh. Still water sports, river rafting, ice skating, mountain cycling and paragliding are a few of them. Apart from these, the splendid state of Himachal Pradesh has a lot to offer to its tourists. Read through to know more about the adventure destinations in Himachal Pradesh.
1. Camping at Dalhousie
Get down at Pathankot if you are traveling via train and take a cab to the wonderful hill station of Dalhousie. The colonial architecture of the place adds to its grandeur. Besides camping, you can visit Dainkund Peak, Bakrota Hills and Katalope. Few kilometers from Dalhousie, there is Khajiar lake which is a must visit if you happen to be at this hill station.
2. River Rafting at Spiti Valley
Spiti River at Spiti Valley has the most awesome facility of river rafting and offers immense adventur to adventure lovers with mesmerizing view all around. You can even go for trekking at Lahaul and Spiti Valley if you are an ardent trekker. The mountains of Spiti Valley are an ideal spot for rock climbing too.
3. Skiing at Kufri and Trekking
Kufri is quite near to Shimla. You can enjoy skiing and ice skating over here. Besides, they even have the facility of an enjoyable yak ride. Trekkers can have a memorable trek from Kullu to Shimla. You can go for river rafting in River Sutlej near Shimla. The toy train from Kalka to Shimla is a must try. Apart from these adventure sports, you can visit Chadwick Falls, Jakhoo Hill, Christ Church and Daranghati Sanctuary over here.
4. Paragliding at Solang Valley near Manali
Snow clad mountains of Manali and adventure sports facilities make it one of the most sought after hill stations of India. You can try out paragliding at Solang Valley near Manali. You can even go for hell skiing at Rohtang Pass when it is covered with snow. Solang Valley also offers camping facilities besides skiing.
5. Angling at Gobind Sagar Lake, Bilaspur
Bilaspur is located in the district of Una and is called the Gateway of Himalayas. The adventure sport angling and other still water sports can be carried out at Gobind Sagar Lake situated here. Pong Dam and temples like Bramhauti, Chintpurni and Dhunsar Mahadev are some of the other attractions for tourists.
6. Mountain Biking Tour at Kangra
The lush green surroundings of Kangra make it an ideal place for mountain cycling. Once you are at Kangra, you can visit Kangra Fort, Tatwani hot spring, Maharana Pratap Sagar Lake, Taragarh Palace and Indrahar Pass. It is truly one of the most magnificent valleys of Himachal Pradesh
7. Mountaineering and rock climbing at Jorkanden
The enchanting hills and mountains of Jorkanden would surely leave you spellbound. It is the best place for mountaineering and rock climbing. Rangrik Rang is another place that offers the facilities of mountaineering and rock climbing. Get ready to have a strong adrenaline rush.
8. Jeep Safari at Lahaul
The vehicle safari route from Manali to Leh traverses through Lahaul. Its arid landscape is the favorite among tourists these days. You can even enjoy angling at Sissu and Jispa in Lahaul.
9. Trekking at Dhauladhar and Pir Panjal Ranges
Himachal Pradesh has many options for trekking. Dhauladhar and Pir Panjal Ranges is one of the trekking trails in the state. At the foot of Dhauladhar mountains, there is Taragarh. Tashijong Monastery and Andretta pottery village are the must visits if you are in this area.
10. Mountain Cycling and Trekking at Hamirpur
Hamirpur has splendid ranges of hills that are ideal for mountain cycling and trekking. It is not very chilling and therefore you can have nice pictures too without any sweaters and woolen clothes. Deotsidh, Awah Devi and Bikleshwar temples are some of the sightseeing places over here.
Himachal Pradesh is truly a heaven for adventure lovers. Camping at Dharamshala, wonderful views from Monkey Point and Sunset Point at Kasauli, fruit orchards and Mughal gardens at Parwanoo as well as Kinnaur are some of the other adventure things to do in Himachal Pradesh. You can even check out the fossil park at Sirmaur.