From unreported deaths, to unsustainable human activity and environmental degradation. India’s national heritage is at stake. Statistics say that the outdoors is now nearly 70% of all leisure, vacation based travel, globally. This has massive ramifications in a country like India – where guidelines are available, but actual regulation, monitoring and implementation are abysmal.
Swept overboard by the churning rapids of the Ganges River, our rafting mate struggles in his life jacket and helmet to get back to our boat, terror flashing in his eyes. I sit closest to his flailing hands and the rest of the group shouts for me to get hold of him.
The mountains hold an inalienable appeal to most folks. These are places that we recommend should be on every adventure travel enthusiast’s bucket list.
The spectacular Auden’s Col trek offers you the rare chance to experience wilderness and climb in solitude. Text and photographs by Milan Moudgill for Outlook Traveller
By Patrick Scott for the Wall Street Journal The Beatles sought spiritual enlightenment in Rishikesh, a Himalayan mountain town on the banks of the Ganges. These days, it’s a white-water-rafting hub, offering more physical highs SWEPT overboard by the churning rapids of the Ganges River, our rafting mate struggled in his life jacket and helmet…
Specialising in treks and river rafting in the Indian Himalayas, Aquaterra Adventures offers to plan any kind of adventure in India irrespective of how uncommon or wild or difficult the trip seemed to be.
One of the world’s best adventure firms, Aquaterra Adventures was established when rafting was still in infancy. From looking beyond the relative comforts of the Ganga, expanding into other states and countries, to taking on India’s wildest rivers, the firm has crafted for itself a unique DNA based on performance. An article by Shyam Menon for Man’s World
An Article by Chandan Nugyal – An Aquaterra Veteran
Zanskar – a remote valley in Ladakh is the fabled “Land of White Copper” – is a land of glaciers and extreme cold, snow leopards and the ibex, black wolves and the rare Himalayan blue poppy, and of spirits and monks.
This north-eastern frontier of India reminds one of the early British explorations in areas inhabited by less-than-friendly tribals, the Indo-Chinese conflict, leech-infested rainforests and a region of inaccessibility and inhospitality.