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Adventure Tourism And Adventure Activities In West Bengal


The adventure tourism in West Bengal is progressively growing. The adventure activities are mostly concentrated in Darjeeling and its surrounding region. Trekking, Mountain Biking, Rock climbing and Beach Water Sports are popular adventure sports in the state.

Paragliding at Kalimpong (50 km from Darjeeling, 625 km from Kolkata)

Kalimpong is less visited and lesser known hill station in Darjeeling. With adventure activities like Paragliding at Kalimpong, you can spice up your weekend picnic. Paragliding takes from October to March at Dello Hills which is highest point.

Some of the tour operators which provide paragliding courses are-

Himalayan Mountaineering Institute

Darjeeling Paragliding

Himalayan Eagle Paragliding, Kalimpong (http://himalayaneagle.com/)

Denzong Leisure (www.denzongleisure.com)

Beach Water Sports

West Bengal beaches like Digha, Bakkhali Beach, Sagardwip beach are less explored but well equipped with beach water sports like water-skiing, para-sailing, water zorbing, snorkelling etc. For more information, check West Bengal Beaches Section on our website.

River rafting

White river rafting adventure is relatively new in West Bengal. It is available at Teesta River by Offroad Adventures (http://offroadadventure.in) and The Silk Route Retreat.

Yachting at Haldia (120 km from Kolkata)

Haldia is port city in Dakshin Dinajpur district and with the help of water of Hooghly river, it is becoming popular for water sports mainly yachting and water sailing.

Mountain Biking

The high heights and altitudes of Darjeeling attract the mountain bikers. Darjeeling, Mirik, Mongpu, Kalimpong etc. are their favourite destinations for mountain biking. Various adventure clubs like Himalayan Bike Tours (http://himalayanbiketours.se) arrange biking tours.

Rock Climbing

Adventure associations like Himalayan Mountaineering Institute , Tenzing Norgay Climbing Club (www.tenzing-norgay.com) held rock climbing tours at Darjeeling hills, Murti river and Shushunia village.

Trekking

The mountain area of Darjeeling attracts many trekkers and adventurers. The popular treks are Tiger Hill Trek, the Singalila Trek, Neora Valley National Park Trek, Everest peak, Kanchendozonga peak, Chamlang peak and Makalu peak. Many trekking associations in West Bengal organize trekking tours, for more information check here.

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