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 7  Play Cricket in the Park :
Cricket is a national passion. The obsession for the game has bewildered historians who are at a loss to describe the enthusiasm. At every park in the country, cricket is played by youngsters. Particularly on weekends. So grab a pair of sports shoes and join in the fun and frolic.

The game of cricket was brought to Indian shores by British sailors and subsequently by the soldiers and civil officers posted to the sub-continent during the Raj era. The romance has become thicker with the passage of time. The game transcends social barriers.

 
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 12  Rock climbing :
Bangalore is the centre for rock climbing destinations like Ramangaram, Savandurga, Thuralli, Kabbal,Raogodhu and others. Kambakkam, around 100 kms from Chennai, provides good climbing in many grades while Hampi in Karnataka has some of the best granite rocks in India, providing climbers ample opportunity to test their skills. In a 300 kms radius adjoining Kolkata, there are some rock climbing destinations such as Purulia, Matha Bura, Jai Chandi and Susunia hills. Near Mumbai, Kanheri, Mumbra boulders, Manori rocks, Karnala and Matheran are popular destinations for rock climbing. In Gujarat, Pavagadh is a favourite rock-climbing destination. There are numerous other rock climbing destinations, so come to India and enjoy the thrill.

 
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 13  Catch the rapids during full moon :
River Running is the most organised water sport in the country. It includes rafting, canoeing and kayaking. India's rafting stretches are mainly on the rivers Beas, Sutlej, Mahakali and Ganges, of which the Ganges is considered the safest.
If you're lucky you might even catch the night rafting, when the runners raft by the light of the full moon that casts eerie shadows all over the Hat Himalayan deserted land. .

 
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 14  Heli-skiing :
Heli-Skiing has come to stay in India. It is practiced in the area bound by the Hanuman Tibba, Rohtang Pass, Deo Tibba and Chanderkhani Pass near Manali. A sortie of ten minutes carries skiers to the top of a 14,000 foot high slope. Heli skiing in Manali and Gulmarg provides an enormous variety of ski runs and routes as complicated or as straightforward as the individual can tackle.

 
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 15  Road Tripping :
Take a road trip from Bangalore to Goa. Passing through some astonishing landscapes, this is one of the most fascinating road trips down south. Another beautiful trip by road is from Chennai to Pondicheny via the East Coast Road. Also try a road trip from Raniket to Kasauni in the Kumaon hills of Uttaranchal.

 
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 21  Scuba Diving :
The coral reefs and pristine blue lagoons of Lakshadweep and Andamans are the ideal location to head for scuba diving in India. Facilities existing at the Andaman Beach Resort and the Bay Island at Port Blair, and the Bangaram Beach resort in the Lakshadweep, which has some of the best diving spots in the world.

 
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 24  Fly a kite :
Indians are great, the Makar Sankranti antri festival is a fun time to join the thousands who share your interest. Check with your travel agent on the dates of the festival. Gujarat is famous for its kites and the locals are experts at flying these paper birds.

 
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 26  Frozen River Trek :
A challenging and exciting trek over the frozen river Zanskar is the only access to the isolated capital of Zariskar during the harsh winter period. This dramatic and challenging trek begins with sight-seeing in Tibetan influenced kingdom of Ladakh. The trek is on the frozen river with night stops in villages and natural caves. Best time is front mid-January to mid-February.

 
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 27  Explore Valley by Jeep :
Explore the Buddhist mountain kingdom of Ladakh and mysterious Nubra Valley. Wide open spaces, wind across your face, breathtaking, bewitching scenery is what you see driving past different landscapes on mountain roads.
The Zanskar valley is a particularly challenging area where even a casual visit to a monastery or a remote village settlement involves a rewarding safari. Driving past different landscapes, apple orchards, quaint villages and temples, the tribal districts where the landscape contrasts starkly with the greenery seen earlier, the Great Himalayan jeep safari is an unmatched experience.

 
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 28  Yak Safari :
Get onto a yak while others trek along the spine of the Singelila Range to the 4572-meter-high Dui-la, the pass of the Devil. The route with no habitation, follows the ancient grazing trail of the yak herdsmen. It is the domain of yaks, their lonely herdsmen, lakes, glacial valleys, gurgling streams, cascades, chiseled snow peaks, meadows, forests, Rhododendrons, wildlife, birds, and breathtaking views of 6000 to 8000 meter-high peaks of the Khangchenjunga group, and the Mount Everest group. This an experience unique to Sikkim.

 
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 30  Golf in the summer capital of the British :
Shimla was the summer capital during the British Raj. Since no English township could be complete without a golf course, a suitable site was finally chosen at Naldehra 23 km from Shimla. Ths course is carpeted by a fine springy turf, which requires little maintenance.

 
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 39  Hole in One :
Play a round of golf at the Classic Golf Resort (CGR), the first South Asian signature championship course designed by the great Jack 'Golden Bear' Nicklaus. The resort has been built on a 300-acre expanse, at the foothills of the picturesque 20-million year old Aravalli hills.


 
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 51  Sore ankles and rustic fun :
Riding a camel can take some getting used to, similar to the first time trying to sit cross-kneed. It's not like an elephant ride where one can sit back comfortably and let the animal do the rest. Be prepared for sore ankles and knees. It will be better to try a one-day safari before getting on to anything major.
This is the ideal way to spend time exploring rustic Rajasthan. A camel safari moves through the golden sands of the savage Thar Desert passing through remote villages. The fortified cities of Jodhpur, Jaisalmer and Bikaner are the best areas for camel safaris.
The camel carts are fully equipped and visitors need not bother about comfort in the desert. Ride or walk along leisurely with the safari and enjoy the desertscape. The best time would be from mid-September to mid-March.

 
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 54  Ballooning :
Ballooning is a great way to see a city, New Delhi's Safdarjung Airport provides some opportunities to Float past the old monuments.

Ballooning events are also held annually in Rajasthan’s three cities - Jaipur, Jodhpur and Jaisalmer.

 
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 62  Indian Derby :
The racing season at Mahalaxmi Rececourse, Lala Lajpatrai Road, in Mahalaxmi runs from November to April. This highlight is the Indian Derby in February. The elegant stands provide first-class viewing of the racing on the flat, oval track; entry fees range from Rs.12 to Rs.200. The racecourse is a popular place for people to visit, to jog or simply take in the fresh air

 
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 67  Sailing the sea :
The yearly, Kingfisher Sea Bird race from Mumbai to Goa has become a major sailing event of the year. At the Royal Bombay Yacht Club and Colaba Sailing Club, one can learn sailing or just sail.


 
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 88  Vintage car drive :
Hyderabad's love affair with automobiles dates back to the days of the Nizams. Even today expect to see Rolls Royces, Packards and Cadillsacs on the streets. Experience an exclusive drive around town in a vintage or classic
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 90  Ride a thoroughbred :
In Mysore, ride thoroughbred and half-bred, Indian Bred Marwari and Kathiawari horses, retired from racing. The average distance covered by the horse safari daily is 20-35 kms. Accommodation is in deluxe tents with separate baths. The best time is between November to March.


 

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