But every adventure excavation demands strength of the body and the mind. Mother Nature has diverse faces; sometime it is gentle and at other times it is wild. Preparing the self for mental and physical challenges and you will enjoy the best adventure holiday in India. The following are the top 5 best destinations in India for experiencing diverse water sports in an adventurous way-
|Kaudiyala White Water Rafting in Rishikesh,Uttaranchal|
Highly gut wrenching, River rafting is amongst the favorite water adventure sports in India and to witness the best of it, travel to the Ganges river beds in Rishikesh. The mighty river flows through steep curves generating rapids of great instability and adrenalin pumping nature.
Given the status of rapids in the streams of Rishikesh, how can one neglect the adventure of Kayaking. Interesting part is the variance in the levels of rapids erupting in Ganges River, which give Kayakers to select the course as per their endurance and physical stamina.
A free fall jump in the depths of Ganges from a height of 35 ft defines the water sport of Cliff Jumping in Rishikesh. Enthusiasts usually go for it after they are done with river rafting as the site is at the latter’s ending point.
|Kovalam Beach in Kerala|
Home of the enchanting backwaters in Kerala, Alappuzha is also known for its love for kayaking. The palm fringed waterways of this inland channel offers suitable conditions to Kayak. Besides, it is a nice alternative to explore the scenic beauty of Alappuzha.
Kerala’s best known beach Kovalam is the hub of surfers. The sea front at Kovalam has a behavior that ranges from mild to challenging and sometimes very rough. Thus, there is always a good opportunity for surfers; beginner or advanced to try their moves in the sea.
If river rafting entices you, then head to the region of Ernakulam in Kerala. One of the best white water rafting expeditions are carried out here, which goes through the lakes surrounding Periyar. One can expect rapids ranging from medium to mild during the rafting course.
|Arabian Ocean in Goa|
Combining the principles of sailing and surfing, wind surfing is a fascinating water sport on the beaches of Goa. Beginners can try their hands in this sport at the Dona Paula bay during the first half of the day, as by afternoon the waves tend to get stronger.
Also known as ‘beer and sandwich’ sailing; probably because of the easy alternative it offers than wind surfing, Dinghy sailing involves sailing on 15 feet long craft that can easily accommodate three to four people. This water sport is also to be enjoyed the best at the Dona Paula region of Goa.
Lovers of marine life can take a deep breather as scuba diving is fast gaining popularity in Goa. Although the beach state is not credited with magnificent coral reefs, one can still fancy a lot of brightly colored fishes, lobsters and coral heads.
If you seek for speed, then water skiing is surely the best water sport for you in the beach state of Goa. High class speed boats, which are known to touch the high speeds of around 30-40 miles an hour are available at the Taj Hotels, Bogmallo beach resort and Cidade de Goa.
Angling requires tranquil waters and a great amount of patience that must go undisturbed. Fitting such a condition is the serene Agonda beach, where you can catch Salmon, Mullet and Soormai.
Another one for the lovers of speed, parasailing is one of the most popular water sports in Goa. The sport involves harnessing the parasailor with a 300 feet long rope at one end and the other one with a speed boat. Bogmallo beach resort and Taj hotel provides the necessary equipment for this thrilling water sport.
It’s exactly like riding a speeding motor bike. However, this motor bike runs on splashing waves rather than metaled roads. Water scooter can accommodate two people at a time. Cidade de Goa, Majorda, Dona Paula jetty and Candolim beach are the prime spots for this water sport.
Enjoyed by people of all ages and breeds of traveling; young, old, affluent and budgetary, swimming is a water sport that can be done at all the beaches of Goa. These beaches also have lifeguards appointed. Thus, you can always check on the status of the sea from them before heading to the waters.
Andaman & Nicobar
|Andaman & Nicobar Islands|
One of the best snorkeling opportunities in the world is offered at the islands of Andaman and Nicobar. The island group is known for its large population of coral reefs and exotic marine life in its surrounding waters. Your favorite spot for Snorkeling in Andaman must be Havelock islands for they are incredibly dense in terms of marine creatures.
Highly adventurous and fun, scuba diving is another major water sport activity that one must not miss at any cost on the tour of the Andamans. Popular diving sites at the island group are Corruption Rock, Bala Reef, Cinque Island, Fish Rock newar Passage Island, Rutland Island, Havelock Island and Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park.
|Fun with water scooter in Lakshadweep|
|Surfing in Puducherry|
Unlike the quaint Arabian sea coast on the west of India, the country’s eastern side of Pondicherry is for adventure lovers. Thus, scuba diving is one of the best activities to enjoy the thrill of the thrilling nature of the sea here.
Given the nature of Pondicherry’s sea fronts, one can enjoy some of the best surfing experiences here as well. The village of Tandryankuppam, nearby Auroville is highly suitable for this adventure sport as the location has two long rocky piers built in front of the beach in the name of safety.