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8 Adventure Activities in Monsoons Which You Should Definitely Try

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 PC:

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 PC:

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 PC:

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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