There can be no better quest then one that involves self-discovery. For
adventure,tranquliity and action, all rolled in one, adventure sport is
India's new mantra. From being focussedas a cultural tourist destination
for several decades, India has emerged as an adventure destination for discerning
international travellers. perhaps no other sigle country in world offers
the variety of adventure opportunities which this South Asian nation does.
Its diversity is fasinating. The choices are endless. From the inhospitable
peaks soaring in rocky crage and forbidding ice fields of heights o over
6000 metres, the harsh desert land that offers inumerable thrills and safaris,
to the cool soothing azure waters of Indian'exotic islands, adrenalin-rush
has a new meaning. Sir edmund Hillary, the First vman to set foot on Mount
Everest along with mountaineer.
Tenzing Norgay was once quoted as saying, Adventure tourism is growing rapidly
in India as access to roemote areas is improving all the time. It is not
noly the scenic beauty that appeals to the adventurous mind but also the
people themselves, the enormous variety of cultures and religions, warm
hospitslity and the skill with which life in a harsh environment is tackled.
India has several advantages in developing adventure tourism as it has no
seasonality factor. While high - altitude adventure is possible during summer,
during winter, low-altitute itinearies including skiing can be offered to
adventure enthusiasts. An added attraction is that a Visitor can inddulage
in several adventure activities during his holiday. for instance, visitors
to north India could enjoy trekking, travel on horseback, go trout fishing
in its many rivers or indulge in skiing or water sports.