Shimla offers some of the most thrilling and challenging mountaineering opportunities in the world.These events are organized by Mountaineering Institute of Himachal Pradesh. Shimla is the best place for those who loves adventure and adventure sports. Shimla is a region where you will find a number of peaks and valleys, rivers, trekking areas, mountaineering options and many more adventure sports. Shimla Adventure Sports gives the contestant the flavor of a life worth living.
Some of the famous adventure sports in Shimla are:
Horse riding is the best way to feel the joy of life. You can experience the joy of horse riding on the Mall Road, Shimla. There are a number of horse vendors in Shimla who provides the horses for horse riding. The horses are well cleaned and well maintained. It offers its services to national as well as international tourists
During winters Shimla offers ice skating with its largest open-air area with naturally frozen ice in this part of the world. This sport in performing under the coordination of the Shimla Ice Skating Club.
Trekking is a very famous sport among adventure lovers. In this sport people trek or walks from one mountain to another having different slops and inclination. This is the best way to explore the best landscaped of hill stations. Himachal Pradesh Development Corporation (HPTDC) provides guidance, camps, equipment and accommodation services to trekkers.
Some of the popular trekking places in Shimla are:
Narkanda (2,700m): 64 km away from Shimla. From here you will find one of the famous treks to Hattu Peak via Sutlej Valley.
Chharabra (2,953m): 13 km away from Shimla
Tara devi temple: 7km from Shimla. Trek length 4km.
During the winter season, skiing is the best way to feel the awesomeness of Shimla and cool weather.
Best places in Shimla for skiing.
Kufri- With just 10km from Shimla, Kufri is a quite small town which makes it a busy wonderland in winters and makes it the best place for skiing. The Mahasu Ridge, just above Kufri provides the best spot for skiing.
The rapidly flowing rivers of Shimla provide the supreme situation for the river rafting adventure activity.Sutlej River in the vicinity of Shimla provides exciting river rafting options. River rafting is done using an inflatable rubber boat. This sport takes place in summer season. The famous place for river rafting in Shimla is a 12 km long stretch from Chabba to Tattapani.
Apart from these, Shimla also offers some of another exciting adventure sports like Camping, Bungee Jumping, Cycling, Para Gliding, Skating, Wild Life, Yak Riding.
So if you are an adventure and thrill lover, then do not forget to visit these places and “live life off the edge”.