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11 Places For Adventure in Karnataka

By: Akshatha Vinayak

Adventure sports have become a craze for people in India. They just love to try these thrilling activities wherever they go! Here is the list of places for enjoying adventure sports in Karnataka.

The state has been blessed with amazing landscapes and ecosystems. Each of these not only serve as tourist places but also adventure hubs in Karnataka.

Tourists have a wide range of activities to choose in these destinations. To name a few, river rafting in Dandeli, Camping in Coorg, water sports in Mangalore, etc. have become very popular in recent years.

So, get set for an awesome tour!

Dandeli - White Water Rafting

Dandeli - White Water Rafting

Best Time:Marchto May

Dandeli, on the banks of river Kali, is one of the best places for river rafting in Karnataka. River rafting in Dandeli can be tried by amateur as well as professional adventure freaks.

A guide will accompany you while rafting, so it is also safe for non-swimmers to try this adventure ride.

Photo Courtesy: Ankur P

Bangalore - Zorbing

Bangalore - Zorbing

Zorbing is a fun sport which is becoming popular in Bangalore.

Zorbing is done in a big transparent inflated ball. A person will be inside this sphere which roles on a flat surface. Even water zorbing is gaining popularity in recent years.

Discovery Village near Nandi Hills, Dirt Mania in Kankapura Road and many other resorts offer this sport.

Photo Courtesy: Satya Prakash

Murudeshwara - Parasailing

Murudeshwara - Parasailing

Best Time: December - February

Murudeshwara is not just famous for the Shiva temple, it is also known for various water sports. Parasailing, jetskiing, kayaking, scuba diving and snorkelling are the main activities you can try here.

Netrani Island is the place for scuba diving in Murudeshwara.

Photo Courtesy: Bishu Naik

Nagarhole - Wildlife Safari

Nagarhole - Wildlife Safari

Best Time: October to February

Nagarhole National Park is one of the best places for wildlife safaris in Karnataka. Wildlife safari in Nagarhole is most exciting and it is conducted by the Forest Department of Karnataka.

Bandipur National Park, Dandeli Wildlife Sanctuary, Bannerghatta National Park and Anshi National Park are some of the prime places for wildlife tourism in the state.

Photo Courtesy: Srikaanth Sekar

Ramanagara - Rock Climbing

Ramanagara - Rock Climbing

Ramanagara which is around 50km from Bangalore has a number of the rocky hills. Some hills serve as one of the best places for the rock climbing in Karnataka.

Ramanagar was once a popular film shooting location. Even the epic Bollywood movie 'Sholay' was shot in one of these hills.

Photo Courtesy: Navaneeth KN

Malpe Beach - Camel Ride

Malpe Beach - Camel Ride

Best Time: November - February

Malpe Beach is a popular one in Udupi. St.Mary's Island in Malpe is another scenic location here.

The shores of Malpe beach will be buzzing with activities. Camel ride, jet skiing (water bikes), parasailing and boating are the prime adventure activities to look out here.

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Bheemeshwari - Kayaking

Bheemeshwari - Kayaking

Best Time: August to February

Bheemeshwari is known for fishing and adventure activities. Tourists can try various adventure sports here.

Kayaking, bird watching, rafting, rope walk, etc. are the main things to try at this place.

Photo Courtesy: Rishabh Mathur

Kumara Parvatha - Trekking

Kumara Parvatha - Trekking

Best Time: October - February

The Western Ghats in Karnataka has many mountain ranges which are famous for trekking.

Kumara Parvatha Peak is the highest peak in the Pushpagiri Wildlife Sanctuary and it is one of the toughest trekking trails.

It is one of the most thrilling adventures you should try in Karnataka.

Photo Courtesy: karthick siva

Shivanasamudra Falls - Coracle Ride

Shivanasamudra Falls - Coracle Ride

Best Time: December to February

Shivanasamudra Falls is a popular destination in Mandya district. Coracle rides are one of the things which shouldn't be missed out here.

There are many destinations like Talakad, Honnemaradu, Hampi, etc. which are known for coracle rides in Karnataka.

Photo Courtesy: Gopala Krishna

Hampi - Cycling

Hampi - Cycling

Best Time: September to February

Hampi was big city during the ancient times. So, the monuments are spread across a vast area. Exploring Hampi by foot is not easy and fast.

Cycling is one of the best ways to enjoy this heritage city. It'll be fun and adventurous!Many shops offer cycles for rent here, take it and ride away!

Photo Courtesy: Edward Crompton

Coorg - Camping

Coorg - Camping

Best Time: October to March

Coorg is an year-round destination in Karnataka. The beauty of the Western Ghats, Coffee estates and the river Kaveri together makes it a most famous place.

Tourists have a number of options for adventure travel in Coorg. Camping, trekking and river rafting are some of the main adventure sports here. Coorg is also one of the top camping spots in South India.

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