This Gurgaon-based company is a travel portal, part of a joint venture between Yatra.com and Snow Leopard Adventures. It offers activities like camping, skiing, rafting, scuba diving, off road motor biking, etc. across India. You can become part of activity-based groups (Tribes), learn from experts (Gurus), join trips organized in association with alliance partners (Adventures), etc. www.adventurenation.com.
This Mumbai-based company conducts offbeat and adventure tours. Trekking, walking, cycling, rafting and camping are a few of the activities they organise on a regular basis. They operate tours in India, Nepal, Bhutan, Kenya and Tanzania. www.countrysideindia.com.
Travel between hill forts and ridge tops on a zip line with this Delhi-based company. Currently, they have four locations in north India - Neemrana Fort Palace, Mehrangarh in Jodhpur, the Kikar Lodge near Chandigarh (said to be the longest zipline tour in South Asia) and Shivpuri, Rishikesh. Only Kikar Lodge site is operational round the year; the other sites operate depending on the season. www.flyingfox.asia.
Siliguri-based Help Tourism specialises in adventure and wildlife tours to eastern and north-eastern India, and aims to promote sustainable development by involving the local people in their activities. It offers camping, high altitude trekking, river rafting, etc. www.helptourism.com
This company from Delhi runs outdoor adventure and challenge-based activities for 9-18 year olds. Their 8-day long campus programmes are held at any of their five owned campuses (three in north India and two in south India). The expedition-based programmes involve camping at different sites and managing group chores. www.inme.in.
Mercury Himalayan Explorations
Winner in the ‘top adventure tour operators in India’ category of Outlook Traveller Awards 2015, this Delhi-based company operates trekking and climbing expeditions across the Himalaya, owns and operates rafting camps on some of India’s best known rafting rivers, specializes in off-road jeep safaris across north and south India and is today keenly focused on lifestyle adventures and active holidays across the region. www.mheadventures.com
Orca Dive Club
Explore the world under water by scuba-diving with this Mumbai-based company. It conducts training sessions starting in Mumbai and finishing in a dive destination such as Lakshadweep, Andaman, Maldives, the Red Sea (Egypt), Bali, Seychelles, Thailand, etc. They also conduct dive trips and holidays for certified divers and run ‘live-aboard’ trips. www.orcadiveclub.in.
Snow Leopard Adventures
The first ISO: 9000 certified company in its field, this Gurgaon-based company specialises in holding river rafting, trekking, mountain biking, sea kayaking, trans-Himalayan jeep safaris, etc. It also runs camps at different locations in the Himalayas and one camp in Orchha, Madhya Pradesh. It has been a facilitator for events such as Four Square Challenge White Water Championship in India and has run about 50 adventure courses for the Indian Armed Forces. www.snowleopardadventures.com.
This Bengaluru-based company is an online marketplace for tours and activities where you can compare and book from 2500+ tours and activities from 1000+ suppliers. They have a range of activities, including trekking and camping. www.thrillophilia.com.
White Magic Adventure Travel
If you are not sure what level of adventure activity will suit you, check with this Delhi-based company. First time adventurers can choose from its ‘discover adventure trips’, and then graduate to treks and then, over time, on to climbs. For experienced adventurers, it has a wide range of options in India, Nepal, Bhutan, etc. www.whitemagicadventure.com