Exciting Water Sports in India

A&W Magazine

If you are a water sportsenthusiast or an adventure junkie, you have come to the right place. We aregoing to talk about all there is to know about water sports in India. India is increasingly becomingone
of the top adventure sports destinations of the world. Some of the topwater sports activitiesin In
dia include Scuba Diving, River Rafting, Knee-boarding, Kayaking, JetSkiing and much more. Read on to know more about the top 10 water sportsactivities in India and the best destinations in India you can try theseactivities at.

River Rafting in Rishikesh

Rishikesh is undoubtedly one of the best places for water sportsin India (white-water rafting). The gurgling Ganges surrounded by the majesticHimalayas make this water sport even more exciting.

Cost: Between `.450 and Rs.1800 per person (depending on the rafting stretch)

Duration: Between 1.5 hours and 8 hours (depending on therafting stretch)

Best Season: February to May, October and November

Few Tips:

1) Pay attention to the preliminary training
instructions given by your trainer.

2) It is advisable to carry a sunscreen lotion.

3) Carry a basic first aid kit in case of emergencies.

Scuba Diving in Andaman

Andaman is one of the favourite destination for water sports inIndia (for scuba diving). It is also equally popular among the honeymooners aswell as the adventure enthusiasts.

Cost: `.3500 to `.5000

Duration: 30 to 60 minutes

Best Season: January to May

Few Tips:

1) If you get seasick, it is advisable to take some seasicknesspills ahead of time.

2)  Always stay close toyour guide and communicate using signals when the need arises.

3) Make sure your diving equipment works fine before you dive.

Banana Tube Boat Ride in Goa

This is one of the popular water sports in India that you canenjoy together with your friends or family.

Cost: `.1399 (Minimum 4 Pax)

Duration: 10 minutes

Best Season: October to March

Few Tips:

1) Make sure your safety gear and equipment are in place andfunctioning okay.

2) Avoid placing your hands or feet through the handles of thetowing harness.

3) It’s advisable to keep a mini safety kit with you in the caseof emergencies.

Wake Boarding in Goa

Goa is among the top destinations offering water sports inIndia. In fact Goa offers a wide array of w
ater sports activities, wake boarding being a po
pular one.

Cost: `.8500 (Minimum 5 Persons)

Duration: 1 hour

Best Season: October to May

Few Tips:

1) If you are a beginner, use shorter ropes as it
decreases your chances of falling.

2) Don’t pull on the rope as that makes the board dip into thewater.

3) Distribute your weight correctly and maintain your stance toavoid any falls.

Bamboo Rafting in Wayanad

This is an unusual and unique activity that can be categorisedas water sports in India. You can try for a calm river experience amongst thespectacular views of Wayanad.

Cost: `.600 per person

Duration: 3 to 4 hours

Best Season: October to March

Few Tips:

1) Carry a towel, change of clothes and also your Photo ID.

2) It’s better to leave your electronic gadgets back safety

3) Even though the water may not have rapids, it’s stilladvisable to wear a safety jacket.

Kayaking in Alleppey Backwaters

The backwaters of Kerala are tremendously favourable forkayaking in India. The beautiful views just enhance the experience of kayakingeven further.This is just another one of the not be missed water sports inIndia activity.

Cost: `. 1500 per person

Duration: 4 hours

Best Season: October to March

Few Tips:

1) Get yourself a kayaking lesson before you
attempt this water sport.

2)  Be aware of theweather conditions and the w
ater temperatures.

3)  Invest in properclothing according to the c
limate.

You can add Kayaking to your Kerala Honeymoon Tour Packages tomake your honeymoon even more memorable.

Undersea Walking in Andaman

This is one of the extreme ocean water sports in India (Andaman)that you can enjoy without many complications. You don’t even need to know howto swim.

Cost: `. 4500 per person

Duration: 4 hours

Best Season: December to February

Few Tips:

1)  Make sure yourheadgear works perfectly fine.

2) Don’t panic if you brush past a lot of fishes as they areharmless.

3)  It is always advisableto know the basic signs to communicate under water.

Jet Skiing in Goa

Get ready to enjoy the adrenaline rush of this water sport inGoa.

Cost: `. 399 per person

Duration: 2 to 5 minutes

Best Season: October to March

Few Tips:

1) Wear your life jacket and make sure it is properly fastened.

2) If you are a first-timer, slow down before you take turns toavoid falling.

3) Brace yourself for impact when your jet ski jumps at thesurface of the water.

Glass Bottom Boating in Andaman

Andaman is undoubtedly one of the best places for water sportsin India with its countless water sports activities for all the adventurejunkies. Glass Bottom Boating is an uncomplicated water sports activity that isdone at Jolly Buoy Island.

Cost: `. 500 per person

Duration: 2 to 3 hours

Best Season: December to February

Few Tips:

1) Please carry your Photo ID proof.

2)Carry your own food and water as the island does not have anyeatery options.

3) Carry an underwater camera if you have one and want to takepictures of the coral reefs.

Kneeboarding in Goa

Set your heart thumping with this adventure water sports inIndia (Goa).

Cost: `. 1800 per person

Duration: 10 minutes

Best Season: October to May

Few Tips:

1) Pick the right kneeboard (Plastic – Beginners, Fiberglass –Advanced)

2) Keep a proper stance at all times and avoid
getting distracted.

3)If the speed of the boat is too fast, make sure you know howto communicate with the boat rider. A&W

 Source: Waytoindia

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