Adrenaline Junkies, Enjoy 6 Adventure Sports When Visiting Northeast India

Be amused and enthralled by the great adventures you can undertake in the great Himalayas!

by Ankita Mazumdar
Adrenaline Junkies, Enjoy 6 Adventure Sports When Visiting Northeast India

Planning to explore the bountiful regions of northeast India? We know you have a well-planned itinerary for experiencing the heritage, culture and lifestyle of the seven sisters. But have you planned something adventurous which will make you feel like you are living your own Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara fantasies? Check out these thrilling adventure sports in Northeast India.

6 Adventure Sports To Definitely Do When You Visit Northeast India

1. White Water Rafting

This has to be one of the top adventure sports to do when you are in the Northeast. The great Brahmaputra river gushes through Assam and Arunachal Pradesh with many tributaries here and there. These places become a hotspot for people who love to do White Water Rafting and enjoy the scenery as well. The water of Brahmaputra is very forceful but you do not have to worry because professionals will accompany you.

Best Spots For White Water Rafting

  • Manas River and Jia Bhorali in Assam
  • Subansiri River in Arunachal Pradesh 

2. Mountain Cycling

We all have cycled on the roads but have you had the chance to cycle your way on a rocky terrain? The pretty rocky terrains of the northeast make it a rather thrilling experience. There are many biking trails and we would suggest you choose the easy one. These might not be too steep or rocky for you. You will be able to enjoy the picturesque scenes of the river flowing and the pristine lush green all around. Be careful and wear helmets, and elbow and knee pads for extra protection. 

Best Spots For Mountain Cycling:

  • Chandubi Lake in Assam
  • Near Rumtek Monastery and Ravalang Monastery in Sikkim

3. Mountaineering

Mountaineering is also known as Mountain Climbing. The northern region of northeast India gets snowfall and the mountains are snowclad and many adventure junkies plan to go Mountaineering. It doesn’t have to be snow-covered regions, you can even opt for places with no snowfall. If you have ever had the chance to go mountain climbing then this will bring back so many memories. The rest of you, the guides will teach you everything you need to know beforehand. Enjoy the breathtaking views from the peak points, the feeling will stay with you forever!

Best Spots For Mountaineering

  • Tawang and Anini in Arunachal Pradesh
  • Nilachal Hills in Assam

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4. Paragliding

A much-needed adventure sport for viewing the beautiful and pristine Northeast India through a bird’s eye view. It is a crazy fun activity to fully capture the natural beauty of the region. You might get a chance to spot Mt. Kanchenjunga if you didn’t from your flight window!

Best Spots For Paragliding:

  • Shillong in Meghalaya
  • Kokrajhar in Assam

5. Cave Exploring

The caves of northeast India are enchanting. With the beautiful caves and greens surrounding it here and there and with some tiny streams flowing down from the cracks of these caves, the scenery is mesmerising to look at. Even the darkness inside the caves does not seem horrifying but has a beautiful touch to it. Meghalaya has one of the longest caves in India and to explore it you might have to get into its depth, quite literally.

Best Spots For Cave Exploring

Mawsmai Cave, Krem Liat Prah and Awrah Cave in Meghalaya

6. Skiing

Yes, you can go skiing in India and get to have an experience of a lifetime! Obviously for skiing, you have to plan for colder months when the Himalayas are covered in thick snow. You can bring your skiing gear and ski on those serene untouched white snow slopes. Generally, skiing is done from higher points of elevation like 11,000 ft. and the thrill that comes with this adventure sport is immaculate. 

Best Spots For Skiing:

  • Pankang Teng Tso Lake in Arunachal Pradesh
  • Phuni Valley and Yumthang Valley in Sikkim 

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So, which adventure sports are you going for in northeast India or do you want to cover all these?

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