7 Top Adventure Sports in India
As the name implies, Adventure Sports are far different from the traditional sports activities. “Adventure Sports generally refers to the physical activities which require a lot of mental awareness and strength along with physical strength. Adventure sports includes some risky and unusual activities and are also very exciting as compared to the traditional sports”.
Traditional sports are the ones which require activities requiring skills, these activities require only the skills and are of a competitive nature. Most of the adventure sports are performed in the areas that comprise some mountain region.
“Adventure Sports are often known as Extreme Sports”.
There are many Adventure Sports available nowadays but only a few of them are assured not to risk the life of an individual. Adventure Sports also help to cope up with stress and depression and helps an individual to keep calm during the day when it feels stress coming on. ‘Adventure sports revert the direction of thinking of mind and help to take your mind off of the things you are worried about and will put you in a mood of joy and fun’.
Talking about the top 7 Extreme Sports in India, here is the list of most breathtaking adventurous sports:
⦁ Scuba Diving
⦁ Bungee Jumping
⦁ River Rafting
The main motive of Extreme Sports is to make an individual test his own boundary because, in these kinds of sports, the competition is not with others, it is with ourselves. They get you in a really good mood as they make you feel alive. “Completing the task of Adventure Sports gives a feeling of self-satisfaction and provide one with a boost-up self-confidence”.
Covering the listed Extreme Sports one by one and taking an outlook in brief:
Skydiving is also called ‘Parachuting’. In this, individuals are to jump from an airplane or helicopter flying at a height of thousands of feet above the sea level towards the Eart and they have to control there speed with the help of a parachute. The first parachute jump was done on October 22, 1797. “In India, the destinations or places for Skydiving are Pondicherry, Mysore, Dhana, Gujarat, Tamil Nadu and Karnataka”.
In Mountaineering, one is required to climb a mountain or rocks covered with ice (it may be natural or artificial). The main aim to do so is to achieve the highest peak of the mountain. ‘Alpinism’ is another name given to mountaineering which is a Europian word, which means climbing routes with the help of some specific types of equipment. “The destinations for doing Mountaineering in India are Manali, Sikkim, Jammu&Kashmir, Ladakh, Garhwal, and Uttarakhand”.
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Surfing is one of the most popular Extreme Sport, it requires a lot of guts to do surfing as it’s not very simple to surf on the huge sea waves. It requires a lot of practice and strength, also the mental awareness of the performer should be very high in order to surf on the big waves. “The prime locations in India to surf are Goa, Kerala, Odisha, Pondicherry, Kovalam & Varkala”.
4. Scuba Diving:
It’s an adventure sport in which the diver is required to go underwater using a self-contained underwater breathing apparatus which is not attached to any kind of surface supply. The gas is compressed in order to fill more gas in a small sized gas cylinder, providing more freedom to the diver to move around underwater. “Prime locations in India to do Scuba Diving are Andaman, Himalaya, Lakshwadeep grand island, Goa, and Havelock”.
5. Para Gliding:
Paragliding involves jumping from a very high place such as from a mountain with the help of a wide canopy like a parachute is attached with the harness of the individual, which later on help them to glide in the air. India has many places where paragliding is done, they are as follows: “Bir & Manali, Kunjapuri, Banglore, Goa, Nandi hill and Himachal Kamshet”.
6. River Rafting:
It is the most favorite Adventure Sport for all. In river rafting, groups of 8-12 people are made and they have to raft the boat in the wild water of the river containing rocks and dangerous waves. So, for the safety purpose, the beginners are lead by a professional. It is also called White Water Rafting. Being the all-time favorite, there are many places across the country where one can do river rafting. They are: “Ladakh, Coorg, Manali, Kolad, Jammu&Kashmir, and Rishikesh”.
7. Bungee Jumping:
Bungee jumping refers to the process of jumping from a tall structure while connected to a huge rope which is very elastic and strong in nature. Generally, it is done from the top of a huge building, mountain or with the help of a crane too. The most breathtaking moment is that of rebounding after freefalling. The demand for Bungee Jumping is being increased over years, this is the reason that it is being done in various part of the country like: “Goa, Ozone, Gravity zone, Banglore, Rishikesh and Della adventure”.
Extreme Sports contributes a lot to the life if an individual in several ways such as:
i. Contribute to good Mental Health.
ii. Finding a stress reliever.
iii. Finding your strength.
iv. Help to cope up with stress. and many more.
So, its fun to get indulged in some adventure sports at regular interval of time. It will lead to a happy and good quality of life by changing the mindset of an individual by providing him/her with lots of courage and self-confidence.
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7 Top Adventure Sports in India