The Best Outdoor Activities in India

Discover the best hiking, camping, backpacking, fitness, and more.

Camel Trek through the Thar Desert

India / Shahi Palace

If you are in the town of Jaisalmer signing up for the camel trek is a must.

Korey Taylor
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Snorkel at Elephant Beach

India / Elephant Beach Trailhead

Assuming that you made the ferry from Port Blair to Havelock Island, the best way to reach the trailhead would be to either rent a bicycle ($2/day typically) or a scooter/motorcycle ($8/day) and peda.

John Chau
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Hike the Roopkund Trek to Skeleton Lake

India / Roopkund Trailhead

The Roopkund Trek is considered one of the best treks in all of India.

Tara Stamnes
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Backpack to Chandratal Lake

India / Jagatsukh Village

Day 1: Jagatsukh Village to Seri: 15km: 6-8 hours The trailhead starts in Jagatsukh Village so if you're staying in the town of Manali you'll either need to take a bus to the village or rent a motor.

Korey Taylor
18 Saves

Hike to the Double Decker Living Root Bridges

India / Double Root Bridge

Looking for an experience straight out of Tarzan or the Jungle Book? Deep in the dense tropical forest of Meghalaya, and shrouded in cloud and rain for much of the year, are some astonishing man-made.

Tara Stamnes
17 Saves

Hike to Neer Garh Waterfall

India / Neer Garh Waterfall

About a mile and a half NE from the Laxman Julla Bridge in Rishikesh lies one of the best natural escapes around.  A series of three stunning waterfalls make up the Neer Garh falls.

Winter Trek to Kedarkantha Summit

India / Mori-Sankari Rd, Sidri

Dehra Dun to Sankri, 6400ft - 220km; 10 hours Kedarkantha Peak winter trek is a fairly challenging trek in Uttarakhand.

Priyank Badola
5 Saves

Climb Stok Kangri

India / Stok Kangri Trailhead

Stok Kangri is located within the larger area of Ladakh, closest to its capital city Leh (11,562 ft.).

Rachel Davidson
5 Saves

Tour the Periyar Tiger Reserve

India / Kumily Bus Stand

Periyar Tiger Reserve, Thekkady, is an example of nature’s bounty with great scenic charm, rich bio diversity and providing veritable visitor satisfaction. Sprawled over an area of 925 Sq .km.

Tara Stamnes
4 Saves

Visit Nokhalikai Falls

India / Nohkalikai Falls View Point

Located in India's proclaimed "wettest place on Earth", Cherrapunji, these falls will take your breath away.

Tara Stamnes
4 Saves

Explore the Allepey Backwaters

India / Paradise Inn Guest House

The Keralan backwaters are a network of interconnected canals, rivers, lakes and inlets, a labyrinthine system formed by more than 900 km of waterways, and sometimes compared to the American Bayou.

Tara Stamnes
4 Saves

Hike the David Scott Trail

India / David Scott Trailhead

An old trekking route and one of the most popular trekking routes in Meghalaya, David Scott Trail Shillong has been named after David Scott, a British office.

Tara Stamnes
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