White Water Rafting
The magic behind River Rafting also referred, as White Water Rafting, is the extreme and never-ending thrills in the untamed rivers. The rivers in the upper Himalayas are among the best in the world for river sports, with many staircase rapids that challenge the body and spirit of the river runner.
Ganges River has always remains a mystery for explorers and full of surprises for the rafters. Ganga near Rishikesh in Uttaranchal is a popular spot for white water rafting. The whitewater river rafting stretch of the Ganges is from Kaudiyala to Rishikesh where the river has 12 major rapids over 36-kms long, most of which are easily negotiable and some require our expertise.
Scuba Diving & Snorkelling
If you want to dive into the water to check out the exquisite marine life hidden inside the mysterious horizons of the sea then the coastal regions of India are the best places for divers and snorkellers. Surrounded by a long stretch of coastal belt on the three sides, a water sport fan can get immense opportunities in India to enjoy the sun, sand, sea and surf.
Canoeing & Kayaking
The golden sand beaches along the Indian coastline and the lakes situated in the North and the Northeastern Indian states offer some excellent facilities for water sports for adventure seekers. Kayaking is just like backpacking on an off beaten path, except that this time your adventure is on the sea. This spot provide the best opportunity for sports lovers to come close to nature.
Skiing on water does sound a different. A little new to the adventure sports arena of India, water skiing is a lot more thrilling from snow skiing. The first major factor is that there's no snow or mountainous slopes instead one glides on water. Secondly, you need to be good swimmer because you never know when you have to let go off the tow-rope attached to the boat.
Fishing & Angling
Since time immemorial fishing has been one of the most beloved past time water sport of the people in India. Whether one loves to eat fishes or just for the pleasure and fun purpose, fishing is the best leisure activity one can come across. The Indian coastal areas provide high adventure for trawler fishing while the wide rivers in the hinterland sport an ample variety of fish.
Another kind of fishing related activity is Angling that has important methods of conservation. A good, healthy stock of fish is not the only product of the conservation efforts of anglers, waterside plants, insects, birds, mammals and reptiles also get benefit of Eco friendly sport.
Sailing, Yatching & Surfing
Surfing is one of the best sports when it comes to making a splash in water and the craze of this water sport is fastly catching up as a favourite beach water sport in India. The water sport of sailing is like an idyllic cruise where you can play with the winds, crossing seas and get to know nature in a better way. The pleasure of yachting in India will tempt any yachter to repeat his Yachting experience again, to explore yet another stretch of coast and to relive the luxurious pace of life on the sea.