10 Smart Planning Tips For Adventure Travellers
While you are on an adventure trip in India or anywhere in the world, anything can happen – good as well as bad. Chances of you getting injured or your car breaking down are as good as getting an impromptu invitation to lunch with the locals or a free wine for answering a few survey questions. That’s the beauty of traveling.
You learn to go with the flow. That said, you cannot leave everything to destiny. Planning the logistics and preparing for the worst before you embark on your adventure travel journey will give you the freedom to take on the journey without any worry.
Here are 10 smart tips to help you prepare for almost anything and everything on your adventure travel in India:
1. Decide the place of travel depending on the adventure activities you want to partake
Research about the adventure places in India that offer your different types of adventure activities. Listed below are some popular adventure activities in India:
Hand Gliding: Get wings to fly and witness the city from the top. Locations: Bir Billing in Himachal Pradesh, Shillong (Meghalaya), Uttarakhand, Sikkim, and across the beautiful Southern Aravalli range in Gujarat.
Parasailing: Take a flight from the ground and sail above the beautiful seas and beaches of India. Locations: Goa and Kerala
Skydiving: Indulge in an electrifying experience where you float 3000 meters above the ground and free-fall from over 10000 ft up in the air. Locations: Mysore, Pondicherry, Dhana, Deesa, and Aamby Valley near Maharashtra.
River Rafting: Experience the thrill and spills against the backdrop of the roaring river. Locations: Himachal Pradesh, Ladakh, Uttarakhand, and Sikkim.
- Scuba Diving: Explore the magnificent sight of the underwater world and its wonderful creatures. Locations: The Islandic states of Andaman and Nicobar, Lakshadweep Islands, Pondicherry.
Once you have decided on the place, go ahead with booking your flights, the hotels, and the activities much in advance.
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2. Prepare for the physically challenging experience
Doing any of the adventure activities needs preparation. Consider these examples:
Get in shape to feel strong and up to the challenge. You’ll enjoy the experience more.
Carry the right fuel, such as enough energy bars and protein drinks to maintain stamina.
While doing these adventure activities, there will be a huge change in altitude. Talk to your doctor about getting yourself some preventive medicine.
3. Master your go-to travel necessities
Don’t let the excitement of experiencing the beauty of discovering uncharted lands allow you to ignore the basic necessities.
Keep your travel docs organized. Take copies of important documents.
Carry your toiletries, personal medicines, sunscreen, mosquito repellent, etc.
Figure out a place to keep your money close at hand—and out of other people’s hands.
4. Invest in the right gear
Here are a few suggestions:
If you’re going to be backpacking, find a comfortable, lightweight backpack
If your adventure travel involves hiking, invest in high quality, durable trekking boots.
If you’re going to be walking a lot, bring compression socks to keep your legs from swelling
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5. Prepare for unexpected purchases
While you are on adventure travel, you’ll never know what treasures you may come across that you may want to take home. So, take an extra bag to pack your unexpected goodies.
6. Plan for financial or medical emergencies
It’s important to keep aside emergency cash while traveling, but it’s extra important while you are on adventure travel because you’ll be participating in activities that are dangerous and risky. So, you’ll need a safety blanket. Consider taking a loan for vacation as a cash cushion. You can also consider other travel financing options that are cheaper than high-interest credit cards.
7. Master the technique of packing your bag
Now that you have picked out your destination, planned out your activities, booked your flight, it’s time to pack your bags.
Find the right bag for your trip and organize it for maximum storage.
Get some packing organizers so you can stay on your game throughout the trip.
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So, the bags are packed and you are ready for the trip. Not yet. Have you planned your finances?
8. Get travel insurance
The future is unpredictable and taking unnecessary risks is stupidity. So, get insured. From canceled trips to medical expenses to theft – travel insurance covers it all.
9. Use budgeting apps
If you are on budget travel, having a budgeting app is helpful. You can track all your expenses and monitor your budget accordingly.
10. Pay your bills
Before you begin your travel journey, it’s important that you do a quick rundown on your bills. Pay the bills that are due, and if needed, set up automatic payments.
When you travel to your destination with preparedness, you are more confident in dealing with challenges that come with gear mishaps and travel faux pas. You are then truly prepared to enjoy the experience.
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Author: Shiv Nanda, is a financial analyst at MoneyTap, India’s first app-based credit line. Catering to the credit needs of middle-class customers in India, MoneyTap has established itself as one of the top-notch companies that provide instant personal loans to its customers and help them in times of emergencies or otherwise.