According to the latest reports, Indian women are growing interests in adventure sports.
The increasing participation of women reflected in the figures stated that 41% women travellers partaking in mild adventure activities like kayaking tours, short treks, and water sports.
In terms of international backpacking tours, women participation is close to 32%, with travels to Norway, Bhutan, Sri Lanka and even South America being most preferred. When it comes to Indian terrain, most popular treks among women are the Markha Valley trek and the Valley of Flowers in Uttrakhand.
Niharika Nigam, Business Development Director, at Jumpin Heights, an Adventure Sports brand pointed out that Indian women are interested in activities like Rafting and Bungee Jumping in Rishikesh, Zorbing in Gulmarg, Paragliding in Solang Valley and Hot Air Ballooning in Rajasthan. Although safety is a major concern for women in India, such progressive advancements are cementing the growth of extreme sports among women.
Today, women tend to take up more challenges and push oneself at the physical front, to enliven their sense of being. So the demand for adventure sports like treks, rafting and bungee jumping has gone up among women.