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Adventure Sports You Must Think of Trying this Monsoon in India – Part 1

Written by: Akshatha Vinayak
Updated: Thursday, July 14, 2016, 15:48 [IST]
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In these rainy times, all we want to do is snuggle under a blanket and watch our favourite movies teamed with hot coffee! If this is your plan, then we suggest you to get out and feel the rain! Who says adventure sports are not for the monsoon season? The real fun is in trying the crazy stuff in a whacky climate.

Don't think, just try these amazing adventure sports to feel the rush of monsoons in India!

Adventure Sports in Monsoon

Kayaking
Photo Courtesy: Mike Prince

Kayaking

If you want to experience the splash of water in a less risky way, then Kayaking is the best. Kayaking is done in a boat called Kayaks, it is more of a recreational sport in India. It is sure to give you a blend of soothing and a thrilling encounter.

Best Kayaking Destinations in India:

Kali River (Dandeli), Rishikesh (Ganga River, Brahmapuri), Brahmaputra River (Arunachal Pradesh, advanced level), Teesta River (Sikkim, advanced level).

Adventure Sports in Monsoon

Monsoon Trek
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Monsoon Trek

No doubt monsoon is the festival time for the forests and hills. It is a visual treat to see the lush greenery covering the mountains like a blanket. Trudging across the almost invisible misty mountain path amidst the exuberant vegetation kissed by rain is an eternal bliss for sure. Never miss out on the monsoon treks as India has many destinations. At least try a beginners trek in monsoon.

Best Monsoon Trekking Destinations in India:

Kumara Parvatha (Karnataka), Chembra (Kerala), Matheran (Maharashtra), Sonamarg (Jammu and Kashmir).

Monsoon Trek Photo Courtesy: Anuradha Sengupta

Waterfall Rappelling

Waterfall Rappelling

There is a thrill in the name itself and imagine trying it out! Rappelling is descending from a cliff or a slope with the help of a rope. It is a standard technique in mountaineering. Waterfall Rappelling is sliding down the mountain cliffs through the waterfalls. What is better than a monsoon to do this?

Destinations for Waterfall Rappelling in India:

Chelavara Waterfalls (Coorg), Bhivpuri Waterfalls( Karjat), Neer Gaddu Waterfalls (Rishikesh).

Adventures Sports in Monsoon

White Water Rafting
Photo Courtesy: Rohan Babu

White Water Rafting

Are you a water lover? Then white water rafting is the best for you. It is a feat to cruise in the gushing river water in Monsoon. However, there are several levels in river rafting; beginner level to advanced level rafting is done in India. Sailing across the fiercely flowing water is sure to give an adrenaline rush!

Best Destinations for River Rafting in India:

Mhadei River (Goa), River Ganga (Rishikesh), Periyar River (Bhoothathankettu), River Kali (Dandeli), Barapole River (Coorg).

Have a happy crazy monsoon!

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