10 Water-Based Adventure Activities in India
10 Water-Based Adventure Activities in India

10 Water-Based Adventure Activities in India

Planning for the holiday and confused about water adventure activities? Want to enjoy world-class water adventure activities? then we have a perfect answer. Now, the new rising destination for water sports in India. A vibrant and new India is presenting you with all thrilling, exciting, and exotic water adventure activities. So don’t think about foreign, it’s India who is all set to fulfil your wish lists. Here is a list of some of the water adventure activities in India are:-


Sporting Island, Madhya Pradesh

Hanuwantiya is the new popular site for water sports in Madhya Pradesh. It lies in the Khandwa district. and it is around 130-140 kms from Indore. This island is created in the backwaters of the river Narmada. It lies at the bank of Asia’s second-largest reservoir, the Indira Sagar lake.

Every year, Hanuwantiya hosts India’s largest and only water carnival that is ‘Jal Mahotsav‘. This festival is the best time to visit this paradise of adventure lovers. People can enjoy here all kinds of water sports like Parasailing, Jet and Water Skiing, Banana boat rides, zorbing, windsurfing, and fun activities. So don’t wait, just pack your bags and explore this fantastic site.

River Rafting in Rishikesh

The holy city of Rishikesh is a centre of attraction for thousands of pilgrims for several decades. This Yoga capital of the world is in the Himalayan state of Uttarakhand. And pristine Ganga originates and flows through it. In this adventure capital of India, Rafting is the most popular among other water activities.

River Rafting

In this water adventure activity, The turbulent waters and speed of the raft are a challenge. but the scenery around the blue waters of the Ganges is a treat for the eyes. A person above 18+ of age can enjoy the whole of river rafting with friends under experienced and expert guidance. This unforgettable experience for a lifetime in Rishikesh trip is worth taking for physical, mental, and sporting soul inner you.

Kayaking in Lakshadweep

Lakshadweep is rich in tropical waters, natural beauty, and world-class water sporting facilities. And Scuba diving, Kayaking, and canoeing are the most famous water adventure activities. People love to do kayaking here. Adventure freaks across the world came here and fully enjoy kayaking in Lakshadweep. In Kayaking,

A small boat drove by a double-blade paddle. It moves the kayak in any direction. It is a single-seater boat, but two-seater boats are also very common. This is a challenging sport and hence Kayaking requires a whole of physical and mental strength. There are two forms of Kayaking –

  • White Water Kayaking is seen in waterfalls and rapids.
  • Ocean Kayaking is seen in lakes and oceans.

Scuba diving in Andaman

Scuva Diving

Thinking about Scuba diving? then Andaman is the best option. It is the best water adventure activity in Andamans. The speciality of Andamans is the coral reefs. The underwater formations of Andamans are still undamaged by human activities. The underwater world of this island always offers beautiful sloping reefs, steep walls, sandy bottoms, coral gardens, and a great sea world that is easy to watch while diving here. Even a non-swimmer and a 10+age kid can do scuba diving. The colourful coral reefs and fishes, the sea turtles, dugongs, and other water creatures give a perfect feel of marine wonderland.

Bamboo Rafting in Wayanad

Kerala is a site of an amazing water adventure activity that is Bamboo rafting. Bamboo rafting, name in itself sounds so unique and special. This water activity can be seen at the Pozuthana river in Wayanad. This traditional method of bamboo rafts is a better carrier than the modern fibre boats. This is a safe method of travelling and 5 people in a go can enjoy the ride with panoramic views of nature. this gives a calm river experience with mystic hills and an amazing tour guide.

Jet Skiing and Knee Boarding in Goa

Goa is a favourite water adventure destination for everyone. It offers many water activities. Among them, Jet skiing and knee boarding are some of the popular sports for adventure junkies. These are the type of kite surfing. And are of moderate level of sports.

In Jet Skiing, a jet-driven water scooter is accelerated by a powerful engine. This jet is being controlled by the front person. This is a fun and challenging sport because the waves splash water over the face as the speed varies. And what adds charm to your ride are Dolphins.

Kneeboarding is another water sport in India. In kneeboarding, riders kneel on their heels on the board and secure themselves to the deck with an adjustable velcro strap over their thighs. This water sport requires a whole body and mind balance to challenge the uneven oceanic waves and enjoy the whole of water experience.

Parasailing in Gokarna

Searching for the idyllic, clean, and less commercialized option? Then your answer is Gokarna. This is a religious town with pristine waters. And etymologically sayings that Gokarna means cow’s ear. Here people believe that Lord Shiva emerged from the ear of a cow (Prithvi, the Mother Earth). Apart from this, the clean beaches of the Gokarna are the most loved thing.


This charming and mesmerizing town is in the Uttara Kannada district of Karnataka. This place is especially famous for Parasailing or Parakiting. In this sport, a person is towed behind a vehicle (usually a boat) and this boat is attached to a specially designed canopy wing that resembles a parachute which is known as a parasail wing. If the boat is powerful enough, then two or three persons can parasail behind it at the same time. For safety purposes, the parachute is Mandatory. So, don’t wait. Just plan a trip and live this beautiful experience.

Windsurfing and Boating in Tamilnadu

Tamil Nadu, this southernmost Indian state is rich in water sports and adventurous activities. Tamil Nadu and its cities offer us amazing water adventures activities like surfing, jet-skiing, angling and deep-sea fishing, water surfing, and boating. Apart from this, this city has many more adventure activities and sites. Kovalam and Mahabalipuram are some of the top water sporting cities. and Beautiful views and silvery sand beaches are for total delight.

Canoeing in Alleppy

Alleppy is titled as one of the best spots for canoeing in Kerala: God’s Own Country. The backwaters of Alleppy are a perfect tourist place. People love to do canoeing and kayaking here. While Canoeing, one can have the whole of the fun like picturesque, coconut water, and local food. This breath-stopping sport in every paddle highlights the scenic views, nature’s divinity, and day-to-day chores of the villagers. Canoeing is very popular in Kerala. People come here from all over the world to enjoy the hospitality and the thrill of Alleppy.

Waterfall Rapelling in Karnataka

A waterfall rappelling is similar to rappelling. But in this water adventure activity, the participants have to slide down through a waterfall with the help of a rope. And Chilvara waterfall is that which offers waterfall rappelling in Coorg: The Princely Hill Station of Karnataka. It is formed by the tributary of river Kaveri and its tributary.

Rappelling is a highly difficult task in which one has to slide down with rushing water. The height of the waterfall is around 150ft and has a depth of 100mt. water. This is very dangerous for bathing and swimming. But the adventure enthusiasts hold their zeal and do rappelling here just for the fun and thrilling experiences. These water adventure sports refresh the soul and energize us for the new and raw start.

So, Don’t make a buzz, visit our own India and enjoy adventures which are splitting in the whole of India with rich cultural and food delights.

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