India offers unlimited opportunities for those
interested in adventure sports especially water sports, which includes
Water Rafting, Water Skiing, Canoeing and Kayaking, Scuba Diving,
Snorkeling, Angling and Fishing. The vast coastline of India complements
these water sports very well. Adventure lovers can enjoy adventurous
water sports at the islands of Andaman & Nicobar in the Bay
of Bengal and Lakshwadeep in the Arabian Sea. Goa provides the best
option as far as water adventures go, here, amateurs can also enjoy
watery flavor with the help of professionals. The Ganges and its
tributaries in the northern part of India also provide river rafting
White Water Rafting
Whitewater rafting is one of the most famous water sport activity
in India and riding the Ganges is every rafters dream come true,
Rishikesh and Shivpuri. Most of the river camps and whitewater rafting
tours on the Ganges above Rishikesh also provide rafting excursions
and can be availed as a camping-rafting expedition.
To experience this adrenaline pumping and action-packed activity,
one can get proficiency in just a few hours of training, facilities
for which exist in different parts of the country. There is also
provision for expert guidance on boards as well as logistics and
rescue facilities. The whitewater river rafting stretch of the
Ganges is from Kaudiyala to Rishikesh where the river has 12 major
rapids over 36-kms long, most of which are easily negotiable and
some require our expertise.
Scuba Diving & Snorkelling
Scuba stands for self-contained underwater breathing apparatus.
Scuba divers carry a tank of air that allows them to breathe while
deep underwater. Scuba diving usually done in the ocean, but divers
also explore other bodies of water, including lakes, rivers, and
There are many different types of diving, of which cave, wreck,
tek, commercial and military diving are just a few. The most common
form of diving is Leisure diving, or recreational diving.
Recreational divers do so to enjoy aquatic life, but others carry
out serious-work underwater. Commercial divers are highly trained
men and women who work on offshore oil rigs, pipelines, harbours
In addition to commercial operations, Police divers perform search-and-recovery
missions. Military divers engaged in combat and surveillance.
Treasure hunters and salvagers recover valuables by diving in
areas where ships lie on the bottom. Marine biologists, geologists,
and archaeologists use diving to gather valuable scientific information.
The Professional Association of Dive Instructors (PADI) estimates
that there are now 6 million active divers worldwide.
Canoeing and Kayaking are also among the popular water sports in
India. Kayaking is just like backpacking on an off beaten path and
provides the best opportunity for sports lovers to come close to
nature. The facilities for these sports are available on the beaches
of Goa, Karnataka and Kerala, and lakes of north and northeastern
states of India.
When you are on a beach, there are plenty of things you can do.
Water skiing is one sport that one must indulge into, if you are
capable enough to try one out. Skiing is considered to be one of
the major extreme adventure sports, and water skiing is something
that gives a water sport lover the opportunity to make a splash
at the watery body of the oceanic world. It is quite similar to
surfing in many ways, you do need to balance on the ski board here
too. Apart from this you also need to have a strong sensory power
There aren't many private beaches in India, but the beaches close
to the luxurious beach resorts are the one, that offer an array
of hi-tech water sports with adequate equipment and the highest
India has magnificent facilities for water sports of fishing and
angling. This sport is the greatest tribute to the enormous power
and zest of Indian rivers. Lots of Fishing and angling sports are
organized on the various rivers in India. Apart from water bodies
in wildlife sanctuaries, rivers such as Cauvery, which meander through
the forested regions of Karnataka offer both adventure and opportunity
for nature lovers. Yet, there are several untouched rivers on the
Indian sub-continent that are untouched. These include the Ramganga
and the upper reaches of the Ganges in North India, the Cauvery
in South India and the great Karnali river in remote West Nepal