Are you ecstatic because you are going for a vacation in the hills! Well it is time to go wild and crazy! This is your chance to enjoy a remarkably thrilling vacation in the heart of Himalayas. Himachal Pradesh has a pretty neat list laid down that rolls down a number of opportunities to indulge in, which would give you memories of a lifetime. Create some exotic memories by indulging is some bizarre and wild activities that is bound to leave you charged and exhilarated. Himachal Pradesh is your perfect recipe for having a memorable vacation.
Golfing at Naldhera
Naldehra has a spell-binding golf course belonging to the colonial times which is located around 22 kilometres away from Shimla. Naldehra Golf course is one of the most majestic and the oldest golf club in the country that is located in the heart of Himalayas. It is surrounded by tall cedar trees and has a crisp, clear air all around that refreshes and rejuvenates you. The 18-hole course is tremendously challenging and is quite unusual and so offers a lot of thrill for golf lovers. It is situated at a height of 2200 metres above sea level and the golf arena bears resemblance to the Scottish-style golf link courses. The quiet charm and surreal surroundings will take your breath away and you shall remain pleasantly enchanted by the experience.
River Rafting sojourn in Kullu Valley
The gushing, foamy waters of Beas offer a great opportunity to raft. Through the rapid currents formed in the waters experience grade/level 1 to 4 rapids for an enjoyable and thrilling river rafting expedition. You can choose your Himachal river rafting operators from among a host of private operators at Pirdi. The rafting expedition begin from the location at Pirdi and continues for an exciting 14 kilometres down the course of the lively river till the point of Jhiri. The activity of Rafting is somewhat seasonal. Rafting does not happen during monsoons and in the peak winters. The charges for a single rafting spree is around INR 2000 for a session of duration 40-minutes.
Fly like a bird at Bir Billing
Live your dreams of flying free as a bird! You can actually experience what it feels like to fly freely in the vast expanse of cool air above the hills and meadows of scenic Himachal Pradesh. It shall prove to be one of a kind of experience during your Himachal Pradesh vacation. Soar high under expert aegis of instructors across some scenic locales of Bir Billing which is a world recognized venue for Paragliding. It was also the host to the first world cup of paragliding in 2015. A session of paragliding with duration of 15 to 30 minutes at Bir-Billing costs somewhere between INR 2,500 and 3,500.
Trek through Great Himalayan National Park
Himalayas is the home to many rare and elusive animal and plant species. The Great Himalayan National Park which is located in the Kullu district of Himachal Pradesh is an example of the charm and attraction of animal sanctuaries amidst dense vegetation cover and alpine forests that cover the Himalayan slopes. The Great Himalayan National Park has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Natural Site and hence is under special protection and restoration efforts. The trek through the sanctuary offers brilliantly stunning views of four spectacular valleys of Sainj, Parvati, Tirthan and Jiwa Nal. You also get to see innumerable protected species of flora and fauna that comprises an astounding species of 1,000 plants, 31 mammals and 209 birds apart from all the rare and amphibians, reptiles and insects. Bird watchers will be delighted at the sightings of western-horned tragopan, Himalayan tahr, Himalayan brown bear and the very elusive snow leopard. Enjoy the thrill of spotting the rarest or rare species. The trek involves moderate to difficult levels and can be attempted by beginners as well as the experienced trekkers depending on the level.
The thrill of mountain biking in the Valley of Spiti, Himachal Pradesh
Mountain biking across Lahual or Spiti Valley has gained the attention of bikers and adventure seekers alike since years from all across the globe. These trails present some spell-binding scenic beauty that goes unparalleled. The high-altitude desert plateaus present a natural earthy beauty of the shades of brown that contrasts heavily with the frozen mountain tops mingling with the sunny domes of blue skies. The curves and hairpin bends along the valleys and winding terrains make for a challenging biking route that fills the adventurous bikers with thrill and excitement. The panoramic and beautiful surroundings take you for a ride across the Kunzum Pass at an altitude of 4,590 metres and offers a fantastic experience for a lifetime to the bikers. It challenges your nerve and stamina and gives you a lot of adrenalin rush. The experience calls for daredevilry and tests your skills to at the steep slopes and daunting climbs.
Trout Fishing at Rohru
For those who are exceptionally fond of fishing and are ready to indulge in spending some time in the waters catching some fresh water fishes can attempt the activity of angling in the Pabber River in Rohru. Trouts are fun to catch and makes for a very thrilling activity to be enjoyed in Himachal Pradesh. Rohru is located around 120 kilometres from Shimla and is a popular destination for trout fishing in the state of Himachal Pradesh. Another trout hatchery is situated in Chirgaon, at a distance of approximately four hours of road journey from Shimla. In Chirgaon, you can land up with some Brown and Rainbow Trout fish catches. Rohru has always been known for trout fishing and its history of being a trout fishing venue goes back to the time of Raja Bajrang Bahadur Singh of Bahadh. He was also the man credited with developing this quiet place into a popular tourist location of Himachal Pradesh. He was enamoured by the beauty of this place. Chirgaon and Rohru have now been identified as a haven for anglers. Rohru is also famous for other adventure activities such as paragliding, trekking and hang gliding apart from fishing.