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
16 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
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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
4 Saves

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
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