India has always been one of the most well-known tourist destinations in the world when it comes to cultural and historical tourism. For decades, it has been attracting millions of global tourists to its numerous wonderful places to get indulged in both natural and man made marvels. But for the few last years, the tourism industry of India has changed drastically and some new dimensions were developed.
The geographical diversities played a major role in shaping up these dimensions. The mighty mountains, the sapphire seas and plenty of other water bodies, the vast variety of wildlife and the defying deserts - India has everything in her to pull the thrill loving crowd. And the country has now emerged as a prominent face of adventure tourism globally. Every year, thousands of enthusiastic tourists visit the country in search of exhilarating adventure.
Some popular adventure sports have grown into major tourism platforms in India. These are: Mountaineering, Trekking, Hiking, Rock Climbing, Skiing, River/ White Water Rafting, Skateboarding/Water Skiing, Para Gliding, Bungee Jumping etc. The Himalayan regions of North and North-Eastern parts, the Western and the Eastern Ghats of South, South West and South-Eastern parts of the country offer the best destinations for mountaineering, trekking, skiing and rock climbing whereas the water sports such as rafting and water skiing etc. are popular in the mountain rivers of north and western, southern and the eastern coastal areas.