Best places to visit and things to do in India and South-East Asia
JET SKI IN KISHORE SAGAR
The most amazing yet easy water sport that is worldwide famous for its mind enriching experiences.The star sport of Kishore Sagar is jet skiing. Water crafts are easily available at the lake. People are mad about this adventurous sport, though a bit expensive jet skiing still catches major attractions. And surely no one wants to miss a chance of getting engulfed in sporty spirit involving water at the interior of a country so hot. There are boats available at rent and need not be purchased for a small expedition. Being used in a lake, the jet ski boats here are smaller than that found in coastline areas.
WHITE RIVER WATER RAFTING IN BARAPOLA RIVER
The peaceful and serene environment turns extremely ferocious as the rafts enter the spirals of raging water. Whitewater rafting in Barapola river is the most popular in the Kodagu area and is simultaneously filled with the most dangerous rapids due to the river’s turbulence and ambience. Children below 14, elderly people above 60, and pregnant ladies are not allowed to raft. The rafting cost is between Rs. 1000- Rs. 1300 for around 2 hours in the hands of the fierceness of Barapola waters. The raft includes several rapids the first one being morning coffee, following it the Grasshopper rapid, the Wicked with rapid and finally the Big Bang. The speed and swiftness of the rapid are perfect for a mind-blowing rafting experience. It is noteworthy to put on comfortable clothes for the rafting activity and avoid clothes like sarees and suits, which are not allowed for the activity.
The tributaries of the sacred river Ganga, gurgling and revving over rugged and uneven ground, makes river rafting in Rishikesh a must try adventure sport for the adventure enthusiasts. Rishikesh river rafting is best enjoyed during the post- monsoon seasons which usually starts from September and continues till June. Rishikesh river rafting packages are also available online, you should book in advance to avoid any hassle. There are four different rafting stretches which vary depending on the level of adventure they provide and so does their cost. River rafting costs may differ further depending on the number of participants. Safety measures are also provided for the participants. Stay in the camps on the banks of river Ganga and enjoy the thrill and the adrenaline rush of river rafting.
BOATING IN KISHORE SAGAR
Apart from the landscaped view, the lake is an adventure spot as well. Kishore Sagar offers several boat rides like paddle boats where the boat is to be paddled be the riders themselves, at most two people can travel in the paddle boat at once; country boats outside view, where the boatman rides the boat at the exteriors of the lake guiding your tour through the picturesque view of the city in waters; speed boats that grab the interest of most of the tourists quite enough to rate this lake the best place to be visited in Kota. The artificial lake was built by king Dher of Bundi. Amidst the breathtaking surroundings you can choose your boat ride based on your interest but do not miss the chance of boating in the tranquil lake. You would be amazed to note how a lake can offer you such thriller boating experiences. The majestic view of the sandy surroundings leaves you mesmerized in the golden environment. Boating is an activity that does not involves challenging adventure and is suitable for every age group to enjoy. Food and washroom facilities are available.
When you are at Goa, you just can’t miss out on Scuba Diving. The breathtaking experience costing nearly Rs.4000 is a treat for all visitors as neither the fitness is an issue, nor the swimming skills. There are a variety of Scuba experiences offered by highly equipped supervisors who ensures your safe and fulfilled experience. Wear your fins and take a dive at amazing places like Grande Island, Vasco Da Gama and Sail Rock.! Once you are under the water, all you have to do is adore the flora and fauna. The turbulence of the majestic world is not the one you run away from but the one that you chase. Soon the serenity of the aquatic beauty takes over the chaos and you find yourself inside a colourful world realising that you have transcended the reality. The magic of weightlessness is so appealing that it makes you want to unravel the mysteries hidden beneath the corals. Explore the blue world and get a tick on your bucket list!
Water Sports in Pondicherry
The coastal beauty of Pondicherry is well explored through water sports. Adventures like Scuba diving, Parasailing, Banana boat ride, backwaters boating, Hiking, Picnicking, and overnight camping in tree houses in backwaters attract a great deal of tourist interest in Pondicherry tourism. Besides this, the place exhibits unique cultural traits, excellent food varieties, and sightseeing options. Canoeing, Kayaking, seafront walking, and sunbathing also contribute to the thrill. The mesmerizing sceneries of the sunrise that one can experience lying on the white beach sands shimmering in the emerging rays are priceless. The coastal area of Puducherry includes 4 coastal provinces over 3 states. The charges of a boat ride range from Rs.50- Rs.650 and Jet ski ride from Rs.250- Rs.500. The scuba diving adventure of exploring underwater Corals, Coral reefs, Rocky pop-ups, Man-made folds, Marine life, Moray eels, Parrotfish, and lionfish cost between Rs.5000- Rs.5500 for two divers a day.
White Water Rafting, Kolad
Experience the thrill of white water rafting in Kolad. Kolad’s river rafting promises you with a nerve thrilling experience and this place is certainly a heaven for adventure and rafting enthusiast as you will be rafting over a stretch of around 12-13km. You will be rafting between two dams, for which an ample amount of briefing is required before you kick start your rafting excursion. In Kolad, the rafting River is a dam controlled river, the rafting activity is conducted over the water released into the river. Rafting on Kundalika River offers two different levels of grades that are grade(ll) and grade(lll). This rugged topography of Kolad also provides you campsite experience and you can also embark on various other adventures such as kayaking and river crossing. So employ your adventure spirit and witness the rapids crushing against the raft and increase the thrill of the day.
Satiate your adventure buds by enjoying rafting over the waters of river Vaitarna. The gushing waters of the river provide the much needed thrill and adventure for river rafting enthusiasts and others alike. There are highly trained instructors and rafting guides available for you to enjoy the activity to the most and ensure safety. Life jackets, helmets and other rafting equipment is also provided. It is a much sought after activity in Igatpuri.
Boating in Chambal River
The Ghats of Chambal River secludes the noisy atmosphere of the city. Away from the central city you can witness bird species and beauty of the rocky terrain running parallel to the river. The boating timings are from 10:30 am to 6:00 pm. Normal boating charges are Rs.50 per person. Boat safaris are also available in Chambal River for thrilling adventures covering the National Chambal Ghariyal sanctuary housing crocodiles, ghariyals and turtles and ancient ruins of medieval temples and other remains of some archeological sites the guide can brief you about engulfing the river. Trekking on the rocky terrain adjoining the river is a marvelous experience to be indulged in.
Scuba Diving, Pondicherry
Experience the undersea world on scuba equipment, and dive to a depth of 12m! Dive into the Bay of Bengal and your Indian Seas! Find some spectacular fish and swaying plants. Explore beautiful corals and fantastic marine life. Get the underwater photos of yourself, your family, and your friends scuba diving! The diving is conducted at more than 20 underwater sites ranging from 12m to 50m depth, with average ocean temperatures of 28 C and visibility up to 30M, you can pick the spot on your budget and adventure level.
White Water Rafting
Rafting on Kali river is a highly exciting adventurous activity. The currents and rapids in the river will give you a thrilling experience to remember. However, the intensity of amazement depends upon the water released from the dam, so best time to visit is during Monsoon time.
Coracle Ride in River Kali is one of the most interesting Dandeli activities. Coracles are small, light-weight boats which are used for river navigation. The boats are made of split and interwoven rods made of willow or other material and tied with bark. A ride down the river Kali in a coracle is a thrilling and super exciting experience as the breeze brushes across your face. Coracle ride used to cross the river where you can capture the natural beauty. You can spot crocodiles, and lot birds, including Indian great hornbills as well.
Boating in Lake Pichola
The Pichola Lake is one the most beautiful place to visit in Udaipur. A visit to Udaipur is incomplete without a boat cruise in Lake Pichola. Watch the lake glimmer during the beautiful sunset as you pass Udaipur’s illuminated skyline dotted with mansions during the boat ride. It is a fun and safe activity in Udaipur as full safety measures are taken during the ride. The boats are basically of the pontoon boats with 10-12 rows of six seats sectioned down in the middle. The boat first makes its way towards the old city, circling the famous Lake Palace Hotel on Jag Niwas Island. It then precedes to Jag mandir Island. There are varieties of boat rides such as Regular boat ride costing Rs 400 – Rs200, sunset boat ride costs Rs 700- Rs 400. The boat charter gives you one hour ride in the Lake Pichola and the Cargo boat ride costs Rs 4000.
Kayaking Halong Bay
To give yourself an adrenaline rush you can try Kayaking in Halong Bay. You can get a kayak on rent from private operator. Paddle out to less explored parts of Halong Bay where boats can’t go, discover hidden caves, isolated lagoons, unspoiled islands and much more with the direction of a local guide.
Motor Boat Ride, Fateh Sagar Lake
Fateh Sagar lake is considered to be the pride of Udaipur. It is perfect place for adventure seekers, experience gainers and fun lovers. This pear shaped lake is encircled by hills, islands and valleys. Fateh Sagar is the best place for water sports in Udaipur. Speed, thrill and the waves lashing all around you. If an adrenaline rush is what you need, Motor Boating at Fateh Sagar lake is the thing you need to do in Udaipur. Motor boat rides are one of the most popular water sports offered at the Fateh Sagar Lake. These boats take you around the lake and allow for an up-close view of the hills. Many water sport enthusiasts have found it difficult to compare the thrill of a speed boat ride with any other water based ride in Udaipur. The charges for the boat rides start from Rs. 200.
Rafting in Betwa River
Nestled in the lap of lush greenery and massive cenotaphs, Orchha’s mighty river Betwa swift right from the Vindhya Range and empties itself into the Yamuna.The challenge of a turbulent current is no less than that of the rough landscapes. The river is wide and its placid flow is intermittently broken by Grade I to Grade II rapids and gives another reason to adventure lovers to experience world’s most lovable water adventure. River Rafting is such an experience which actually makes a traveler feel as if it’s some high action series. Rafting in the river Betwa is also possible and the rafting starts from the boat club. Tickets are arranged through MP tourism and are available at the Betwa retreat or at the Hotel Sheesh Mahal. It could cost you around Rs. 1000 per hour or more per raft and a single raft would take 1-6 persons.Confined to the central region, high and massive architecture, flora and fauna and the absolute stunning ideal locations in Orchha provide the perfect spot for the water sport.
White Water Rafting in Ulhas River
If you are in search of peace, adventure and thrill, Ulhas valley which lies on the Karjat-Khandala trail is the ideal destination. The Ulhas valley is one of the best places to visit in Karjat as it offers mesmerizing views and thrilling experiences for adventure seekers. The cascading waterfalls which gushes through this valley makes it a perfect location for indulging in adventure sports activities. The river Ulhas urges tourists to brave the dangers and face challenges by getting a first-hand experience of white water rafting. It offers an 8km trail where you get to face the rough waters and get through by extensive paddling and perfect navigation. These high-speed rapids and surfs is bound to give you a sense of triumph over the roaring river. Depending on your comfort zone you can choose the easy, medium or difficult levels but make sure to be completely fit before taking the risk. So, get the adrenaline rush through your veins and enjoy this spine chilling adventure by tackling the gushing waters of the river Ulhas.
Rafting in Kullu
In Kullu Valley, white water rafting can be enjoyed in the river Beas throughout the year except during the period from 15-July to 15-September. However rafting is also not done during rains and winters. Rafting is done on stretches of the River Beas, where rapids of high grades can be negotiated safely, providing an exhilarating experience for enthusiasts. This river has got I – IV grade rapids. Rafting begins at around 10:00 Hrs in the morning at Pirdi and can take from a few hours to a full day.
Rafting in Zanskar River
Get ready to experience the Grand Canyons of Asia in all its glory, paddling through the heart of the Zanskar valley, devouring the various shades of the Ladakhi sky. This is a river adventure like none other. The National Geographic ranks it under the top 100 adventures on planet Earth.
River Rafting and River Crossing in Dalhousie
Endowed with the beauty of various forms water bodies Dalhousie sets a perfect landscape for water sports like river rafting and river crossing between the hills and cliffs. Ravi and Saal are two important rivers of Dalhousie and makes rafting and river crossing activities possible in the region. The activities are performed strictly under the supervision of trained professionals and instructors. It is advised to do these as group activities so as to reduce the expenditure. Rafting is a thriller activity that stimulates a certain form of an adrenaline rush, fear and wakes up our senses to feel the ferocity of water. Several rafting destinations with numerous rafts are available to choose for your Dalhousie adventure trip. Chamba is the ideal place for river rafting experience in Dalhousie. Both government and private agencies organize these activities and the necessary equipment, and gears are provided by them. Rafting and river crossing are paid activities and rafting is only possible in rough waters or white waters.
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