Himachal Pradesh is in a way the adventure capital of India. Kullu - Manali is the hub of adventure sports in Himachal thanks to the institute of Mountaineering located near Aleo in Manali. Many international championships and carnivals is also organized in Himachal. Bir - Billing is the HQ of aero sports and paragliding in India where the international paragliding championship is also organized.
Heli Skiing in Himachal
Although slightly expensive heli skiing is an adventure that you can enjoy in Himachal. Heli Skiing in Himachal is organized in Manali. The sport is available in the area bound by Hanuman Tibba, Rohtang Pass, Deo Tibba and Chanderkhani Pass. Skiers are air lifted to the top of snow capped mountains almost 14000 feet high. One needs to be adequately trained to enjoy heli skiing in Himachal. Skiing is available in other places in Himachal like Kufri and Naldhera near Shimla however heli skiing is available onli in Manali.
River Rafting in Himachal
River rafting is available in many spots in Himachal. River rafting site near Kullu from Pirdi to Jhiri is the most frequented river rafting site in Himachal. Rafting is done on the Sutlaj near Shimla.
If you are looking for an adventure holiday in Himachal Kullu - Manali is your best pick. Kullu - Manali is the hub of adventure activities in Himachal. From hot air balloon to river rafting and Paragliding to Skiing there are many adventure options that you can pick from in Kullu and Manali. Jeep safaris to Lahoul and Spiti is also very popular here.
Skiing Championship in Himachal
Skiing championship is organized along with the winter carnival in Manali. This year 2013, the carnival was held in January. Cultural shows and food festival is also organized in the carnival.
Bir-Billing Paragliding Championship
Himachal hosts the international paragliding championships since 1984 in Bir - Billing a small hamlet located between Dharamshala and Manali. Paragliding World Cup 2015 will be organised in Bir - Billing from October 24-31.