ADVENTURE SPORTS IN KERALA

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  • PARASAILING : Above The Sea
Water sports in Kerala are quite diverse in nature and parasailing is one of them. The famous adventure sports in Kerala involve water sport that is indulged in sea side and beach resorts. This is where the sailor gets strapped to a particular parachute that is attached to a motor boat. The speed boat is responsible for controlling the momentum along with the height while the person who is flying controls the sideways. Parasailing in Kerala gives you the best of both worlds as you can view not only the clear skies above but also the pristine water below.
 
Ideal for: Youth, friends, adults Best Time: October to March Cost: 4000 INR and above Location: Kovalam and Alappuzha Beach
  • CYCLING – Through The Throns and Stones 
 
Cycling is one of most ideal adventure sports in Munnar to experience the spectacular beauty of the surroundings. Munnar is widely known for the coffee plantations and Nilgiris that is popular for spice plantations. While cycling, you can also experience the aroma the two different places. Enjoy this sport in the beautiful month of winter when the weather is at its best. Soak into the ambiance of the surrounding nature and enjoy the serene beauty the place has to offer. In addition to these places, you can also go biking through the magnificent paddy fields, tea plantation, forests, and dairy farms. The experience is indeed a memorable one that makes everyone feel close to nature.
 
Ideal for: Youth, friends, adults Best Time: November to March Cost: 2000 INR onwards and above Location: Kottayam to Vagamon, Chalakudy to Valparai, Devikulam to Munnar, Alappuzha to Changanassery
 
  • PARAGLIDING – Feel The Breeze 
Paragliding is a very popular sport which is available in high numbers. In fact, this sport has popularized adventure tourism in the land of God. There are several paragliding spots in Kerala that are worth trying. The sport is ideal to be practiced post south-west monsoon as the quality and wind speed are completely predictable and also safe. Gear up to cherish the bird’s eye view of the lush greenery that the sport offers. Before trying several sports, make sure you equip yourself with the necessary safety measures and equipment.
 
Ideal for: Friends, youth and adults Best Time: September to January Cost: 3,500 INR and above Location: Vagamon & Varkala
 
  • TREKKING – Trek to The Height Life.
Trekking is another popular adventurous sport in Kerala that is best enjoyed in Thekkady while walking along the tiger trail. Trekkers can find expert professional guides that help them spot animals on their walking trail along with dense forests. You will be wearing comfortable camouflaged clothes that are extremely inspiring. Not only can you enjoy the atmosphere but also cook in the jungle, spend a night in the tent and spot a tiger, if you are lucky. Trekking in kerala gives you the perfect taste of the forests and jungles of the region.
 
Ideal for: Kids, adults, and youth Best Time: September to March Cost: Starts from 2000 INR Location: Chembra Peak in Wayanad, Kolukkumalai and Meesapulimala in Munnar, mountain ranges near Thenmala
 
  • TREE HOUSE – On a Tree Top.
Tree house is one among several best adventure sports in Kerala that is quite unique in. It is an exquisite way of settling right in the middle of the nature. You can cherish nature from up close by stay a night or two in the tree house where you can get a view of the enticing forest which has a taste of its own. This is a must try on your next visit to Kerala as it will offer you a once in a lifetime experience. You can also witness wild animals, including tigers, elephants, pigs, leopards, bears, wild boars that might surround your tree house. Stay at the tree houses and enjoy adventure sports in Munnar to best live the outcome of the lush forests.
 
Ideal for: Kids, couples and families Best Time: September to March Cost: 4000 INR to 18000 INR per night Location: Wayanad, Munnar and Thekkady
 
  • KAYAKING – Feel The Vibe .
To know the culture a bit closely, you need to practice kayaking. There are varied kinds of kayaking opportunities available for the visitors to avail from. The backwaters offer an incomparable beauty that is beauty in its truest form. You can witness dense foliage, which can be thoroughly enjoyed through a kayak tour. Individuals are offered kayak and gear equipment and can witness the paddy cultivation, fishing, temples, duck rearing, and other village activities. Kayaking is a highly popular water adventure sports in Kerala for couples that promises a thrilling experience. Enjoy a calming yet exciting feeling while you try out this sport on your next trip to Kerala.
 
Ideal for: Kids, friends and families Best Time: September to March Cost: 1500 and above INR for a first timer and 1000 and above INR for an experienced individual Location: Alappuzha Beach
 
  • BAMBOO RAFTING – On The Bamboo.
Bamboo rafting is one among several top adventurous sports in Kerala that you simply cannot afford to miss in Kerala. Among all locations, Thekkady is the most desired one, which offers an extravagant eco-tourism program. Nature lovers must try bamboo rafting. They can easily lie in the bamboo and watch animals such as gaur, elephant, and sambar. This is an exciting and eco-friendly program that can be enjoyed by tourists of all ages.
Ideal for: Kids, friends and families
Best Time: October to March Cost: 2500 INR per person and above Location: Periyar National Park , Thekkady
 
  • SCUBA DIVING – To The Depths.
Scuba diving is found in abundance and everyone is quite intrigued to know what lies beneath the surface of the pristine waters. Water enthusiasts can enjoy this sport where they can witness the best of coral reefs along with spectacular marine life and vibrant sea creatures. If you are planning to visit Kerala, it is a must to enjoy the exquisite charm of scuba diving that is indeed a once in a lifetime experience. As God’s own country has a diverse variety of vegetation along with a soothing tropical climate, this makes Kerala a perfectly preferred destination for adventure sports.
 
Ideal for: Friends, youth, and adults Best Time: September to February Cost: 5000 INR and above Location: Kovalam & Kochi
 
  • SNORKELING – World Under The Sea .
Explore the water kingdom at Thiruvankulam, a suburb of port city Kochi while indulging in snorkeling. Snorkeling is one of the most adventure activities to do in Kochi. It is indeed a treat for the water enthusiasts who can find several canals and lagoons in the proximity along with an abandoned quarry that is filled with accumulated water. Individuals are briefed about safety tips after been trained in snorkeling. Enjoy witnessing a wide ranging underwater visibility where you can explore several colorful marine lives like corals, sea urchins, and fishes. You will also be provided a supporting staff who will take videos and photographs of your underwater experience.
 
Ideal for: Kids, friends and family Best Time: September to March Cost: Starts from 1000 INR and above for 30 minutes and more .
Location : Kovalam
 
Difference between snorkeling and scuba diving .
Snorkeling is swimming near the water’s surface with the use of a mask and a breathing tube, called a snorkel. Snorkelers take in panoramic underwater views from above and don’t deep dive into the water. 2. Scuba diving is diving with the help of a self-contained underwater breathing apparatus, called a scuba.Snorkeling is swimming near the water’s surface with the use of a mask and a breathing tube, called a snorkel. Snorkelers take in panoramic underwater views from above and don’t deep dive into the water. 2. Scuba diving is diving with the help of a self-contained underwater breathing apparatus, called a scuba.
 
  • MOUNTAIN CLIMBING – Up To Sky.
Although Kerala is situated in the southern part of the country, however it has an amalgamation of everything. Apart from pristine beaches and backwaters, it is also surrounded by mountains that are enjoyed by mountain climbers. Tourists who fancy mountain climbing love visiting Kerala to try their hands on the sport. This is one of the most preferred choices of activities done in Kerala. A whole day is required for you to climb to the peak and hence you need to equip yourself with all the necessities. Mountain climbing is one of the few adventure sports in Munnar that is in abundance.
 
Ideal for: Youth and adults Best Time: November to April Cost: 500 INR per adult and above Location: Rajamalai , Eravikulam National Park , Analudi Peak, Munnar
 
  • SWIMMING – The Freshness.
There are plenty of beaches in Kerala that are supported by a vast shoreline from the Arabian Sea. While there are some beaches where swimming isn’t allowed, there are plenty where you may enjoy the best baths of your life. So, head into these beaches today and bathe through along the shoreline with appropriate support from the lifeguard. You will definitely feel the waters gushing through your veins as swimming in a sea is much more exciting than swimming in a pool. Either way, get ready for real waves of adventure.
Ideal for: Youth and adults Best Time: April to June Cost: Free Location: Kovalam Beach, Varkala .
 
  • OFFROAD JEEP RIDE – Heart Pumping Wheels.
It’l be a moderate difficulty off drive experience, Explore the different terrains on this intimidating peak in the comfort. During the 2 hour long heart pumping drive, you will be steered along lush, forested greenery with the help and expertise of a professional designated licensed driver.
Ideal for : Youth and adults
 
Best Time : Throughout the year
Cost: 3000
Location : wayanad , munnar ,vagamon, thekkady
 
 
  • ZIPLINING -Reveling Zipline .
Zip lining is an action-filled recreational activity that involves riding a steel cable on a protective seat or a belt between two points and generally on a valley that exhibits spectacular sceneries.
Ideal : youth and adults
Best Time : october to march
Cost :3000
Location :wayanad , munnar
 

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