The 15th Maruti Suzuki Raid-de-Himalaya, India’s most exciting motorsport event, and a regular stopover on the international circuit, came to a rousing conclusion in Leh, Ladakh (Jammu and Kashmir), after travelling more than 1800km over six days. The competitors, men and women (tough nuts all), crossed some of the world’s highest motorable terrain and braved sub-zero temperatures – those who managed to complete the arduous route would surely have felt on top of the world!
“Winter is coming,” is a phrase made popular by the characters of a widely popular TV series – except, in the series they say the words in fear, while we in India say them with cheer!
Winter, the time to get out and explore, to ski, sail and more!
Here is our pick of some of the most beautiful places to visit in India in the month of November – the official beginning of the winter season:
- Andaman (Andaman and Nicobar Islands) – The apotheosis of beauty, the Andaman and Nicobar archipelago is unlike any other place in India. This collection of 572 islands in the Bay of Bengal has so much to see and explore that any number of days you decide to spend here would seem too little.
You can choose from thrilling water-based activities like scuba diving and snorkeling, historical sites like the Cellular Jail, and also beautiful islands (Havelock, Neil, and Baratang) that boast of some of the most stunning beaches around. This cluster of islands is also home to the Onge and the Jarawa, tribes that are many centuries old but whose populations are dwindling.
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“One way to get the most out of life is to look upon it as an adventure.” – William Feather
Adventure is a word associated with a lot of things – travel, sports, life experiences and events, taking risks, relationships and more. While each person chooses his/her own adventure, it can truly be said that adventure is everywhere, within us and around us.
Most people feel that traveling to new and far-off places offers the best kind of adventure one could experience. The thrill of getting on a plane/ship/bus, and making the journey to a place one has never seen before, is so exciting.
At Adventure Nation, we are committed to providing you with the best of what the adventure world has to offer. Be it destinations, activities or adventure travel, we are your one-stop shop for all the information that you might need.
Other than the regular trips and activities that we offer, we also aim at creating something unique and exciting, keeping in mind the mood of our patrons. With that in focus, we recently conducted a survey to find out what you think are the top adventure activities. Here is what you said:
Mountaineering came out on top, receiving 11% of the votes, followed closely by skydiving (10%) and trekking/hiking (9%). Next in the list are rafting, scuba diving (both at 8%) and paragliding (7%). Wildlife safari, camping, bungee jumping and hot air ballooning complete our top 10.
Folk heroes come from the most unlikely of quarters. Albert Ernest Clifford “Cliff” Young, a potato farmer from Colac, in rural Victoria, Australia, was one such bloke. Only, Young was as un-Australian as they come – a vegetarian and a teetotaller.
‘Cliffy’ is a feelgood tale of this salt-of-the-earth Aussie’s journey from utter unknown to national hero. Cliff Young was the winner of the first Sydney-Melbourne Ultra Marathon, back in 1983. The tele-movie, released this year to mark 30 years of a feat that still warms the heart, is an affable movie about an affable man. Cliff, not surprisingly, became the toast of a nation, earning words of commendation from (besides others) then Prime Minister Bob Hawke, and also winning the Medal of the Order of Australia.
Howdy, outdoorsy folks! A new week is here and with that it’s time to talk about new things, new places and new adventures. This time we bring to you The African Adventures in Tanzania. From national parks and wildlife safaris to the continent’s highest mountain peak, this East African nation has it all. Here’s our pick of the top 10:
- Serengeti National Park – Wildlife/Jeep Safari, Photography
The Serengeti National Park has the perfect African safari setting. It is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Tanzania and is well known for its annual wildlife migration of wildebeest and zebra. The month of May is one of the best times to visit the park, when the grass is dry and the wildebeest and zebra start to gather in huge armies, presenting an amazing wildlife show. Meanwhile, the vast spread of grasslands make the Serengeti ideal for witnessing lion kills – one can see the whole spectacle clearly!
“When you put your hand in a flowing stream, you touch the last that has gone before and the first of what is still to come.” – Leonardo Da Vinci
And so it is with adventure – no two experiences are alike!
The time to raft is here again. Come October and the rivers start to beckon! October marks the onset of winters in India and offers the perfect combination of ideal water temperatures and the right amount of sun.
Rafting, river rafting or whitewater rafting is a recreational adventure activity that pushes the participant to the limits. This pursuit is followed primarily on whitewater, or water of varying degrees of roughness, using a raft for navigation.
With its rich history and culture, 37 World Heritage sites, beaches, snow-capped mountains, the most modern cities and most picturesque villages, France is, statistically, the most popular tourist destination in the world.
The French climate varies from moderate in the northwest to Mediterranean in the southeast. Across different regions, one witnesses extreme rainfall, plentiful sunshine and freezing temperatures, making France a favorable destination for a variety of adventure activities and holidays.