(Last Updated on : 16/03/2017)
Water sports in India are fast gaining popularity among the people. India, as a country, has fast emerged as one of the most famous destination for water sports in the world. As a country, India offers great opportunities for adventure lovers who are looking for a variety of experience.
Kayaking and Rafting
Kayaking and rafting is one of the popular adventure sports in India
. White water rafting happens to be the high adrenaline and high altitude water adventure that has few adventure matching its thrill and adventure. The unstable water, the irrepressible speeds, and also the challenges of making it over the churning rapids are a hair rising experience, inspires one to take the challenge.
This sport, white water rafting, has actually not caught on as a popular adventure sport in India, but it is certainly being recognized as a sport that involves a lot of excitement, novelty and thrill. The risk involves in this sport is as high as the waves that goes sweeping past, and the life of a rafter actually depends on a fragile, inflatable rubber raft on dinghy. However, with time, more and more people are turning to this interesting experience, for its unmatchable excitement and thrill. In order to quality to take part in this game, one needs to meet certain levels of fitness. Mental and physical fitness levels have to be reached. People with mental or cardiac ailment should never try their hand at rafting. Pregnant mother and children below the age of 14 should be cautious while undertaking this activity.
Scuba Diving and Snorkelling
Scuba diving and snorkelling in India has fast become a popular adventure sport. Of late, India as a country has successfully carved a niche for itself in the world of adventure tourism. The sheer variety of things available in the marine life adds to the exoticness and ecstasy of things. Diving and snorkelling is certainly the best way to get the feel of excitement and thrill of the India's underwater world. The pristine clear waters of coasts of India and the sea shores also promises new and improved charm of diving and snorkelling that will leave anyone mesmerized. In India there is ample opportunity for scuba diving and snorkelling in India. There are many destinations that have not been explored so far, and some are pretty popular ones as well. All one has to do, is, don the scuba gear and get rolling. Regardless of being a professional or amateur in the fields the underwater experience of India will leave the person amazed.
The great expanse of Indian coastline offers good options for snorkelling in India that tourists can experience during their vacations. Indian coastlines that stretches many thousands kilometres holds mighty waters of the Indian Ocean
, Arabian Sea
and Bay of Bengal
that offers great opportunity for snorkelling in India. In India there are many places that have dotted beaches, cliff promontories, mangroves, jewel like island, mangroves and marine life, and many snorkelling possibilities.
Angling and Fishing
Angling and Fishing in India are two of the most popular activities related to adventure sports. These are specially suited for Indian sub continent because of many rivers that course through the expansive Gangetic Plains, and also originate in the upper reaches of the beautiful Himalaya Mountains
. The clean and rushing waters of the many rivers and their tributaries provide great angling and fishing holiday spots that are engaging and captivating in their clean and crisp mountain beauty, as well as rich breeding ground of a number of different varieties of fish. The adventurous location for fishing and angling range from the great Himalayas Mountains, to snow-fed streams and high altitude lakes, and to the wide coastal stretches of the Arabian Sea
and the Bay of Bengal
Swimming is a popular sporting activity in India. The game of swimming involves the act of moving the body in water with the help of arms and legs. In a swimming competition, the speed of the swimmer is tested. Swimming activity is loved by people from across the country and around the world. The earliest records of swimming competitions are traced to as early as 36 BC, in Japan during the reign of Emperor Suigiu. The game was included in the modern Olympics Games in 1896, in Athens. Since the 1968, Mexico Olympic Games, 31 races (15 for men and 16 for women) have come into existence.
Parasailing in India
Parasailing, also known as parascending or parakiting is a recreational activity popular in India. This is in the process where a person is towed behind a vehicle (usually a boat) while attached to a specially designed canopy wing that reminds one of a parachute, known as a parasail wing. The manned kite's moving anchor may be a car, truck, or boat. The harness attaches the pilot to the parasail, which is connected to the boat, or land vehicle, by the tow rope. The vehicle then drives off carrying the parascender (or wing) and person into the air. If the boat is powerful enough, two or three persons can parasail behind it at the same time. The parascender has little or no control over the parachute. The activity is primarily a fun ride for the adventure lovers and the tourists.