Adventure sports in Karnataka


Other than general tourism karnataka state attracts many people who seeks adventure and they will not be disspointed when they experience different adventure sports in karnataka.This articles describes it in detail.

Adventure sports in Karnataka are one of the many attractions that draw tourists from all over the world.The fun and adventure it provides is beyond imagination.The number of people opting for adventure sports is growing tremendously. The naturally rugged terrain and the wide expanse of the blue waters make the state of Karnataka an ideal place for several interesting outdoor activities. Professional adventurers also throng Karnataka. It is a heaven on earth for nature enthusiasts.

Blessed with Rolling Meadows, beautiful valleys, meandering and roaring rivers, and gushing waterfalls, thick forests rich in wildlife, swampy deltas, and magical moonscapes - Karnatka has something for everyone looking for adventure.

If you are looking for a rock climbing haunt, something wild and winsome for the perfect holiday the Kodachadri Range in Shimoga District, Kumaraparvath in Dakshina Kannada, Mullayangiri of the Baba Budan Range, Brahmagiri, and Jenukallubetta near Sakleshpur, B.R. Hills, Nandi Hills and Male Mahadeshwar Hills are all really fascinating and thrilling.

Trekking and cycling trails are mostly located in the Ghat districts of Uttara and Dakshina Kannada, Shimoga, Chikmagalur, Hassan and Kodagu. Try railway-track trekking through the spectacular Western Ghats between the towns of Donigal and Kukke Subramanya. This unique activity lets you savour natural beauty while watching trains thunder by.

Die-hard trekkers can explore the coastline on foot via the enchanting Golden Trek from Karwar to Gokarna. Rock Climbing in craggy wilderness around Ramnagar, around fifty kilometers from Bangalore on the Bangalore-Mysore highway, is a trekker’s delight. Bangalore and its neighboring areas are fortified by interesting rock formations at places like Savanadurga, Kabbaldurga, Tumkur, Turahalli and Kanakpura.

The most fascinating and famous is Yana sixty kilometers from Karwar which has some unique out of the world rock formations.

Tadiyendamol, the tallest peak in Kodagu, is another trekker's paradise. From the peak you can view the distant glitter of the Arabian Sea and the spellbinding beauty of Kodagu all around.

Amidst thick evergreen forests, stands proudly Kudremuch, the second highest peak in the Western Ghats. This place is great for trekking and camping. The surroundings are so captivating that you would not want to leave it and will want to come back again and again.

It takes around ten hours of trekking to reach this wonderful amazing place from the nearest road head.

With its lush tropical forests, hills and dales, caves and cascades, roaring rivers and gurgling streams and flora and fauna, Karnataka is a trekker’s paradise.

Time is at your disposal and there is love for adventure, there are other options as well. Anglering is the pride and joy of the river Cauvery .The Mahseer, Asia’s premier sporting fish and prize catch of all committed anglers. Here, intrepid anglers wait day and night in anticipation of their catch. At the Cauvery Fishing Camp run by Jungle Lodges and Resorts, avid fishing enthusiasts and nature lovers soak in the tranquil environs. Besides the thrill of fishing, If you want a whiff of adventure as well there are other activities like river rafting and coracle riding.

Tucked away amidst the lush greenery of the Western Ghats along the expansive Sharavati backwaters near Sagar is Honnemaradu, a haven for water sports. You can match your wits against the water with activities like coracling, canoeing, kayaking and windsurfing. The stretches of surf between Gokarna and Karwar are perfect for water sports. Surf the waves at Marawanthe beach or visit Devbagh for scuba diving for a taste of underwater action.

To experience the exhilaration and euphoria of parajumping hang-gliding aero sports like parasailing and micro light flying, go head for Nandi Hills.

For a true Zen like experience the beautiful airstrip set in 1 sq. kms. Of tall wild-grass close to Bangalore’s Hebbal Lake is the place to be in!!!

Ready yet for more adventure, experience the thrills of white water rafting on some unpredictable stretches of the Kali River at Dandeli - an experience so to die for. Kemphole is another popular destination for white water enthusiasts. Sitanadi (near Agumbe) and Netravati are also favorite white water rafting spots. The azure waters of the Cauvery also provide for some great river rafting which is simply mind blowing.


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