Adventure In Karnataka
you really looking for some lifetime adventure or wish to have a rendezvous
with mother nature? If yes, then here is a great opportunity for you. With
its beautiful coastline, deep blue waters, mighty western ghat hills,
verdant forest and rich wildlife, Karnataka unfolds its many hidden jewels
which seem to have been especially created just for the adventure
enthusiasts and nature lovers.
Karnataka is a trekker's delight, but apart from this, the state
offers a number of other adventure sports like rock climbing,
mountaineering, aero sports (parasailing, paragliding, hang-gliding etc.),
water sports (surfing, rafting, angling, scuba diving, canoeing etc.) and
So, plan a trip to this charming land, take some basic training for
adventure activities and then head for undertaking adventure sports of your
choice on your own.
One of the most thrilling adventure sport, trekking takes you to far-flung
areas, amidst mighty peaks and several unexplored regions. In Karnataka,
there are several hills which offer exciting trek routes and challenging
trails. Most of the trekking trails of Karnataka are located in the Western
Ghats - Simoga, North and South Canara, Hassan, Chikmagalur and Coorg.
Trekking in Karnataka provides you a wonderful opportunity to discover
nature's unmatched beauty. So, slip into your sneakers and get ready
for some endless excitement across the magnificent hills flanked by dense
Water Sports in Karnataka
When it comes to water sports, Karnataka offers excellent opportunities for
water sports lovers. Bestowed with beautiful beaches and well-equipped
sports clubs, Karnataka lures any water sports enthusiast to undertake a
dive at the watery depths of the state. You can enjoy a number of water
sports in Karnataka like surfing, kayaking or windsurfing, scuba diving,
Several travel agencies as well state tourism departments conduct courses
in water sports and also provide essential equipments to visitors. Some of
the popular destinations where you can undertake water sports are
Honnemaradu (kayaking, wind water surfing), Devbagh (scuba diving), Gokarna,
Gurupu River (windsurfing), Karwar Beach and Marawanthe.
Rafting and Angling :
Karnataka's major river Cauvery offers ideal
conditions for the water sport of rafting. Nestled amidst lush greenery, the
azure waters of Cauvery river are perfect rejuvenators for your mind, soul
and body. 82 kms away from Mysore, the Cauvery Fishing Camp at Bhimeshwari
is an angler's paradise, where Mahseers, Asia's premier sporting fish
are found in large number.
Rock Climbing in Karnataka
Karanataka is home to a number of steepy mountains and high cliffs that
offer exhilarating terrain to enjoy rock climbing. Badami and Hampi are some
of the best climbing areas in Karnataka where you can also undertake a
cultural tour of the ruins and cave temples.
50 kms away from Bangalore, on the Bangalore-Mysore Highway, Ramnagar is
considered as rock-climbers' Mecca. Ramnagar abounds in rock formations
that delight the rock-climbers. Besides Ramnagar, Rock climbing options are
also available is Kabbaldurga, Savanadurga, Tumkur, Kanakpura and Turahalli.
If you are not an experienced climber and wish to try climbing, then don't
loose heart, because you can learn it on the artificial wall set up at the
State Youth Centre in Bangalore. After taking proper training, you can set
off on a climbing expedition under expert care and guidance.
Aero Sports in Karnataka
Karantaka's varied topography, makes it ideal for enjoying a variety
of aero-sports like Parasailing, Paragliding and Hang-gliding. One of the
most exciting aero sports, Parasailing in Karnataka can be enjoyed by anyone
who is looking for some thrill in the air. 22 kms from Bangalore, Hoskote is
a popular site for enjoying parasailing. Nandi Hills is the site from where
you can undertake Paragliding and Hang-gliding expeditions.
Wildlife Safari in Karnataka
Far from the hustle and bustle of cities, wildlife safari provides you a
fantastic chance to get a close view of the nature. The calm, unspoilt,
unexplored forests of the state provide shelter to a wide variety of flora
and fauna. Bandipur, Nagarhole, B.R. Hills, Bhadra, Kabini, Bheemeshwari and
Ranganathittu Bird Sancturay are Karnataka's most pristine wilderness
areas which are waiting for you to share their secrets.
Undertake wildlife safari trips in Karnataka and trace the pug-marks,
observe the wild beauties, sniff the fresh air, skip, jump, play
hide-and-seek with animals and pitch a tent to relax amidst the natural