As Karnataka is blessed with
several rivers adventure sports such as white water rafting
is popular. Regions like Kemphole, Honnemaradu, Sitanadi,
Gokarna, Netravati, Dandeli, Marawanthe beach; Karwar
and Devbagh are the jaunts for trying out water rafting.
River Cauvery, Kali River and backwaters of Shravathi
provide the opportunity to indulge in water adventure
sports such as, kayaking, water banana or water sledging,
corralling and others.
Probably this is the most famous
adventure sport in Karnataka. For nature enthusiasts this
is the best possible way to discover the natural beauty
of Karnataka. The numerous hills and forests enable the
adventurers to go for trekking in Karnataka. Travelers
will find trekking trails in Coorg, Chikamagalur, Canara,
Shimoga and Hassan. The mountain peaks of Kudremukh, Kumara
Parvatha, narasimha Parvatha, Kodachari and others help
the trekkers to indulge in their favorite sport. For this
adventure sport too there are several organizations or
clubs that can help the interested travelers.
Rock climbing is another popular
adventure sports in Karnataka. Places like Tumkur, Kanakpura,
Savanadurga, Turahalli and Kabbaldurg are some of the
places where rock climbers may drop in. some of these
destinations are suitable for both beginners and professional
climbers. Bouldering is also on the cards as an option.
The Hampi ruins and Badami are the perfect places to try
out this activity. Besides these the haven for rock climbers
is Yana. All these places are accessible from Bangalore.
There are several clubs that organize rock climbing in
Parasailing is a water sport
commonly indulged in beaches and sea side resorts. The
sailor is strapped to a parachute which in turn is attached
by a harness to a motor boat or some such small vessel.
As the boat speeds, the sailor takes off into the air.
This highly recreational sport is one of the primary adventure
sports in karnataka many beaches.
The presence of the Arabian
Sea around Karnataka has blessed the place with several
water bodies that are instrumental in promoting an adventure
sport like Angling. Dakshin Kannada, Shimoga, Kodagu,
Uttar Kannada and Chikmagalur are some of places where
the nature enthusiasts can go for fishing or Angling.
Several measures have been taken to stop river and sea
pollution so that the marine life can thrive.
Paragliding, micro light flying
and Para jumping are the popular aero sports in Karnataka.
In places like Bangalore and in the adjacent area of Nandi
hills are well known sites for indulging in such outdoor
activities. Aero sports contests are held in Karnataka
as well where people from all over the world come to participate.
Yana is paradise for adventurers.
The landscape of this place is perfect for a variety of
adventure sports including trekking, rock climbing and
water rafting. For nature enthusiasts this places to be.
Trekking trails are located around cave temples and other
ruins. The presence of the Chandrika River has made water
sports possible. Besides being a hotspot for the adventure
lovers. Yana is also frequented by pilgrims
From herons to bulbuls-a wide
variety of birds are found in Karnataka. This is the reason
why the state has evolved as a favorite haunt for bird
watchers. For some it is hobby while the others can try
it out for the very first time in Karnataka. The numerous
sanctuaries encourage this activity.