Due to the vast size of Indian continent it is difficult to generalize its climate. In northern India Jammu and Kashmir, Delhi and Punjab experience extreme climate. It means that the summers are very hot and winters are extremely cold. Go down south in Karnataka and you will experience moderate climate throughout the year. The eastern India Assam, Sikkim and West Bengal have long patches of winters and the coastal areas like Mumbai, Kerala have a humid climate.
Indian climate is very much influenced by the Himalaya ranges located in the north, Thar Desert and Hindu Kush Mountains in Pakistan. Due to Pakistani mountains the cold winds do not flow into India. That is the main reason why India despite of being at same altitude as other countries is warmers compared to others. The Thar Desert brings in humid winds which are responsible for the rainfall in the country.
India has five season cycle:
- Spring (Mid-Feb to April)
- Summer (May and June)
- Monsoon (July to September)
- Autumn (Sept to November)
- Winter (December to Mid-February)
The diversity of India is a boon to the Adventure Tourism industries here. India doesn’t have to work too much to create artificial environment for adventure sports. It is already blessed with so much of abundant resources. In the last few days people have tapped into this potential and now adventure tourism is a thriving industry. Every year millions of people from abroad come here to take part in Adventure Sports.
The topography is very diverse and the long coast lines and deserted desert areas as well as plateaus and forests in abundance here provide with great opportunities of adventure sports. Starting from North most area Himalayas are the key factors behind making India shine on the tourism map. The massive gigantic mountain ranges has so much of variety within itself that people can experience all the extremes and face the challenges that they’d expect an adventure would bring.
The Himalayans are very famous for Trekking and mountaineering activities. The gorges and valleys, the barren mountains and the colorful sand offer enough for anyone to run out of breath and enjoy each moment. Besides trekking there is also Jeep Safaris, yak safaris and camel safaris that one can indulge in. For people who love water the rivers flowing out of Himalayas like the Ganges and Sutlej give great opportunities for white water rafting. The regions of Leh Ladakh are fit for biking trips. In winters when the Zanskar River freezes the trek on it which is also called as Chaddar Trek is carried out. Even the extreme weather conditions of this place act in its favor as it produces spectacular landscapes and unique opportunities for people who are hard core adventure freaks.
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Coming further down away from the Himalayan ranges in the plains of Delhi and Mount Abu there are opportunities to rock climb, rappel, monkey crawl or even sit around a camp fire and see the night sky. In Delhi and Pushkar you can enjoy hot air balloon rides.
Going further down you can go for short trekking weekends on one of the several rocks near Bangalore. In Bangalore you can try bungee jumping.
Toward south in Goa and Kerala where the sea touches the land you can splurge on water sports. You can wind surf in the summers there or simple sky dive. The eastern India is all about cave exploration and trekking. The caves of Meghalaya are best to be explored in the months of Oct to May.
The best part about the diversity of the weather in India is that it works in its favor and today tourism has grown with leaps and bounds. Whatever the season, whatever you desire and India’s climate will support all your wishes and give you experience which you will never want to forget.