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Adventure sports during snowfall season in India

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Adventure sports during snowfall season in India India is blessed with natural beauty. And of all, the northern part of India is known for the snow clad mountains. Himachal Pradesh, Kashmir on the very north and Darjeeling, Naineetaal, Shillong, Gangtok etc. on the north east are some of the best known places to enjoy snowfall in India.

To make the most of the snowfall there are a lot of sports which one can indulge in while visiting these places. River rafting, mountaineering, ice skating, ice skiing, paragliding etc. are a great way of playing with the snow.

In the north western regions of India there is Rohtang pass which is known for the highest snowfall in the country at a height of 13050 feet and is known for a lot of sports.

Also Kullu valley and Manali are beautiful places to just visit during snow season. And Kufri ne ar Shimla is one of the most dangerous climb one can experience on a horseback when it is snowing. Some other snow sports can also be fun, lets discuss how.

The best sport is Skiing in the snow. The most thrilling experience on can get on the snow capped mountains, surrounded by valleys of pine trees and the breathtakingly beautiful glaciers.

Gulmarg, Khilanmarg, Rhotang pass are some of the places known for skiing because of the heavy snowfall.

Auli, known as the "valley of flowers" is also well known for skiing. Apart from skiing there's also Heliskiing, the most exciting and needs a lot of courage and daring to do it. A chopper drops a person down on the mountain top and then he skies down in a zigzag manner.

The unknown route for the skier makes it exciting. Chanrdakhani pass near Manali and Hanumantibba, deotibba in the Himalayas are best places to try Heliskiing.

People from world over come to India to climb the Himalayas. Nandadevi and Kanchunjunga are the most challenging peaks to be ventured. Also, regions in the north east like the states of Sikkim, Uttaranchal, Himachal etc have peaks for mountaineers.

Another amazing sport is ice skating. Very similar to that of skiing, the only difference is that skating is done in a wide skating rink built in snow, and glide wearing skates by balancing the body.

Apart from sports places like Lahul and Spiti can be visited only to enjoy snowfall.

By FW Editor

Tags: winter, sports, skiing

Category: Travel  - ( Travel Archive)

Date Added: 23 January '10

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