Water Sports Destinations in India
Summer is coming and so are the holidays, and the summer in India can be really very exhausting, irksome and dehydrating!!! Both physically and mentally. Water sport can be a very good way out to hydrate your system and regain your composure. But where to head for?
Here is a list of the best water sport destinations of India where you can take a plunge or just while away sitting aside.
The list is being topped by Goa , the king , Queen of the beaches, whatever you term it as. Its white beaches and azure water foaming with waves lashing on the shore will definitely attract you. A variety of sports including jet skiing, water skiing, para sailing, wind surfing, wake boarding, white water surfing in the monsoon, kite surfing along with many other kids activities.
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The Calangute and Baga beaches of North Goa are very famous.
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2. Gokarna, Karnataka
Termed as The Land of Beaches ,this is another destination for frolicsome water sport. The Om beach’s , beach breaks are famous for learning water surfing. Also the Cocopelli Surfing School offers surfing and various other coaches.
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3. Andaman Islands
Along with other sports, snorkeling and scuba diving are the main attractions of this Union Territory of India in the Bay of Bengal. The Havelok Island has many scuba diving companies which provide better experience than Port Blair. A training is also provided for the beginners.
The Rajib Gandhi Water Sports Complex and the North Bay of Port Blair also offer snorkeling and other water sport activities. The tourists season is from October to May.
Daily kayaking through backwaters and villages is offered by many companies in Kerala which starts at Alleppey.
For bamboo rafting you can check out the Periyar Tiger Reserve or the lush greeneries of Wayanad, Kuruva Island and Pozuthana .
If you are looking for some brush, you can head to Payamvalam or Kovalam or Varkala beach for wind and water surfing, parasailing and jetskiing.
The Chaliyar River of Calicut is dedicated to stand up paddling and kayaking.
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5. Ladakh and Zanskar
The Indus and Zanskar rivers, which flow through this region are unique spots for rafting with their unusual backdrop of Buddhist Monasteries and the Himalayas. The Zanskar river has a reservation for level lll and lV rapids who are really adventurous. Leh hosts easy rafting for beginners. The best season is from June to August with high water levels. Kayaking is also offered by a handful of travel agencies along with boarding facilities.
With added fun of river rafting and kayaking coupled with trekking, camping and zip lining, river Ganga in Rishikesh is an ideal place for adventure.Stand up paddling is also offered here by many companies along with equipments. Paddle Board Yoga can also be given a try if you are keen on Yoga.
7. Nainital, Bhimtal Uttarakhand
With water zorbing introduced as a new hit for tourist in the Bhimtal lake along with kayaking and other water sports, this region is ideal for escaping the summer heat.
8. Covelong and Mahabalipuram, Tamil Nadu
The covelong village offers fishing and surfing along fine boarding facilities. The Mumu Surf School gives lessons on water sports. Mahabalipuram coast have thriving surf and backpackers site.
Having a detailed list, it’s time to start you’re tour plan.
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