Go Rafting, Mountain Biking, Or Climb The Very Rock Tenzing Norgay Practiced On: 5 Adventure Sports To Try

    Ten-Second Takeaway

    Are you an adrenaline junkie? Rive rafting, rock climbing, trekking, mountain biking – there’s plenty of adventure sports on offer near Kolkata.


    Drive to some of the closest beaches to Kolkata {they re just over 100 kms away}, the popular Digha, upcoming Shankarpur or quiet Tajpur, to parasail. The parasailing takes place over the beach not over the water but it’s still a thrilling experience. Two people can go together so it’s a happy memory you get to share with a loved one.

    White Water Rafting On The Teesta

    The famous Teesta and Rangeet rivers offer the most thrilling adventures in the state. Gushing water, scenic beauty and roaring white rapids contrast to make for a one-of-a-kind experience. Swimmers up for a challenge should head to Chitrey for an unforgettable time. Melli and Kalijhora are perfect for non-swimmers. For the less adventurous who want to venture into the rapids, canoeing is also available to glide along. But don’t worry, you’re in good hands with authorised rafting agencies.

    Trekking in Sandakphu

    West Bengal has a number of scenic trekking routes you can take but our pick has to be the Sandakphu Phalut Trek. With the highest altitude being 11,950 feet, it’s known as the ‘Trekkers Wonderland’ and is the highest known region in the state. Uncover breathtaking locations with picture perfect views of the Everest and Kanchenjunga all the while appreciating the natural lush green beauty of the peaks. It’s trekking goals right here.

    Rock Climbing At Tenzing Rock

    Named after Tenzing Norgay who would practice on it, this natural rock is now open to tourists and rock climbing enthusiasts. Situated in Darjeeling and manned by The Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, you can now take a shot at climbing this natural beauty in safe and secure conditions. The neighbouring Gombu Rock is also open to for you to get your rock climbing thrill.

    Mountain Biking In Lamahatta

    Take the day route from Darjeeling to Lamahatta and make your way cycling through lush green tea gardens and crystal-clear rivulets. The zigzag trail has many some hairpin bends for you to get your adrenaline pumping. You’ll even get to cycle through the dense forest and stop for some fresh Himalayan spring water all the while hearing the crashing Teesta in the distance – a treat to the senses and an emotional rollercoaster.