Love water sports? Check these destinations in India

Written by Anisha Arora

Want to run away from this scorching heat? And bored of adventure-less travels?  Then try challenging the waters this time. So, pack your bags and beat the summer with these water sports:

1. Flyboard 

Meant only for swimmers, Fly boarding is a daunting adventure activity in the league of water sports.

Where can it be done: 

  • Chopdem, Goa: Atlantis Water Sports, Flyboard Nation are some of the operators conducting sessions at Chopdem Jetty in Chapora river. You can also get photos and videos shot at an extra cost, over here.

Note: Children below 13 years are not allowed.

 

2. Snorkeling and Scuba Diving

Explore the marine life for an out of the world experience.

Where can it be done:

  • Andaman and Nicobar Islands: Here, you can try night diving at The Lighthouse or swim with turtles at the Barracuda City. Both are located at Havelock Island. Other sites to explore include  Margherita’s Mischief (Neil Islands), North Point (Cinque Island), Mahatma Gandhi Matine National Park (Jolly Buoy Island) and Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park, Wandoor beach (Red Skin Island).
  • Tarkali in Maharashtra: Popular diving site is at Malvan
  • Netrani Island in Karnataka: Also known as Pigeon Island. Popular Diving sites – Netrani Adventures,West Coast Adventures, Dive Netrani
  • Lakshadweep Islands: Bangaram Island, Kadmat Island and Agatti Island
  • Grand Island, Goa: The underwater visibility here is more than 5m which allows divers to enjoy the beautiful coral gardens beneath the sea surface. Popular diving sites: Atlantis Watersports, Goa Diving
  • Kovalam, Kerala: Popular diving sites – Bond Safari Scuba Diving, Scuba Cochin Dive Centre, Scuba Diving Kovalam
  • Pondicherry: One can try them at Coral Sharks Reef, Aravind’s Wall, 4 Corners, Temple Reef and The Hole. Popular Diving Site: Temple Adventures

Note: It is preferable to know how to swim. Do not drink alcohol before performing these activities.

 

3. White Water Rafting

It is one of the most popular adventurous water sports in India.

Where can it be done:

  • Uttarakhand: Ganga River in Rishikesh, Tons River in Garhwal district, Alaknanda River between Chamoli and Rudraprayag
  • Himachal Pradesh: The Beas River in Manali, Pirdi, Kullu, Tattapani in Shimla
  • Arunachal Pradesh: Kameng River in Tawang, Subansiri River, Brahmaputra River (offered by Nameri National Park), Lohit River
  • Karnataka: Kali River in Dandeli, Barapole River in Coorg
  • Goa: Mandovi River, Tilari River gorge
  • Kashmir: Indus River and Zanskar River in Ladakh
  • Madhya Pradesh: Betwa River in Orchha
  • Maharashtra: Kundalika River in Kolad
  • Sikkim: Teesta River in Gangtok
  • West Bengal: Teesta River in Darjeeling

Note: Do not drink alcohol before the trip. 

So, what are you waiting for? Get, set and go…

Disclaimer: We have cited the popular places and operators in our story. The list of operators/places is not exhaustive. Readers are advised to make their own enquires, verify/check with the concerned department/agency before proceeding on a adventure trip.

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