Water Sports in India
India offers ample opportunities for water-sports enthusiasts. The heady
destinations like the Andaman and Nicobar Islands in the Bay of Bengal and
Lakshdweep in the Arabian Sea extend chances of tasting the India waters
through adventure sports such as White Water Rafting, Scuba Diving, Water
Skiing, Canoeing and Kayaking, Angling and Fishing, Snorkelling etc. Goa can
be another fantastic option for water adventures. Rafting on the Ganges is
sure to exhilarate you to the highest degree.
White Water Rafting
The rivers in the upper Himalayan region are among the finest river rafting
destinations. The Ganges has always been a whole lot of adventure and fun
for the rafters. The Ganges near Rishikesh in Uttaranchal is a very popular
stretch among the river runners. The stretch from Kaudiyala to Rishikesh
extends up to 36 kilometres and bears 12 major rapids. A few of the rapids
along this stretch can give you tough times.
Scuba Diving is an opportunity to explore the mysterious horizons of the
sea. View the marine life at close quarters and catch them forever by way of
underwater photography. A whole variety of exotic fish awaits you
underneath. The Andaman and Nicobar Islands and the Lakshdweep Islands are
the most popular destination for Scuba Diving.
Water Skiing is yet another adventure option. Tie yourself to the tow-rope
and go gliding on the Indian waters. It's a wonderful feeling as the boat
pulls you along, gradually picking up speed. You should also be a good
swimmer as you have no idea when you go off the rope. Go and feel the
Canoeing can prove to be whole lot of fun. It's an amazing experience as
you paddle through splendid caves and off-shore islands, enjoying nature at
the same time. There is a space for two people in a canoe. Canoeing can be
practised on lakes and rivers. Goa, Kerala and Karnataka invite you all to
try your hands at canoeing.
Parasailing entails flying with a parachute tied to a speed boat. As the
speed boats are set free on the waters you get flying with a view of
sparking blue waters below and the blue dome above. Over the years
Parasailing has emerged as a fantastic water sport in India. The Anjuna, the
Baga and the Condolim beaches of Goa are the best destinations for
Sailing and Surfing
Surfing or Sailing is also no less fun, on the contrary it's becoming a
passion among the Indians. Surfing attracts a huge number of
water-enthusiasts from all corners of the world. Sailing along Indian waters
can put in close contact with nature and the culture of the people residing
nearby. Drifting along in a calm and serene ambience can give some most
prized moments of your life. You will surely like the feel of living a
princely life afloat. The Colve, the Calangute and the Baga beaches of Goa
are the finest options for sailing or surfing.
Angling and Fishing
Enjoy fishing in the innumerable streams and lakes of Himachal Pradesh,
Jammu and Kashmir and Uttar Pradesh. Fishing has been a part of our age-old
traditions whether done only for recreation or for consumptive purposes.
Angling implies fishing with a hook and a line and is more eco- friendly.
The sport has acquired an important place in the field of leisurely
activities. Fishing in the Indian coastal regions can prove to be a fabulous
experience of your life.