Scaling rough rock masses with the help of special equipment and ropes, make rock climbing an activity impregnate with adventure and thrill.
Rock climbing in India has come up as a coveted adventure sport activity in a very big way.
Rock climbing is different from mountain climbing to the extent that the sport involves scaling rough rock faces with the help of hands and feet. Thus mountain climbing generally takes you to snow-clad heights.
Though a grueling sport, rock climbing is an activity that enchants the spirited and excites the adventure conscious. People even practice rock climbing techniques by hanging on the outer walls of high rise buildings in urban areas, of course with help from professionals.
Several destinations in Uttaranchal and Himachal Pradesh are treated as popular spots for rock climbing in India. Certain areas such as Nainital and Pithoragarh are hot favorites for rock climbing enthusiasts.
Travel to the foothills of the Aravalli ranges or visit the hills around Pune that offer myriad opportunities for rock climbing and hill trekking. Be it Mount Abu in Rajasthan or Chamundi Hills on the Bangalore-Mysore highway, there are plenty of scenic rock climbing destinations in India.
It is advisable to have a trained rock climber or an instructor as company while you set out on rock climbing tours to India. A short training session with a professional acquaints you with the necessary tips that you must be aware of while indulging in this adventure activity.