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Adventure Tourism And Adventure Activities In Karnataka


The geographical potential with nature blessings powered by Karnataka government initiatives along with private players, Karnataka becomes the hub for adventure tourism.

Jungle Lodges & Resorts Ltd is undertaking of Karnataka government and arranges wide variety of adventure tours at different destinations of Karnataka.

River Rafting in Karnataka

The state rivers like Cauvery, Kali, Sita, Barapole offers river rafting opportunities at many places. Popular River rafting places in the state are Bheemeshwari (100 km from Bangalore), Kondaji (260 km from Bangalore), Agumbe (Shimoga), Dandeli (Uttara Kannada), Honnemaradu (Shimoga), Kodagu. The period for rafting sports is normally monsoon from the month of June to September. Some of the operators which arranges white river rafting course are

Cauvery Adventure Camp (www.cauveryfishingcamp.com)

Jungle Lodges & Resorts Ltd

Ozone Eco-travel & Leisure Services

Aero sports in Karnataka

The popular aero sports available in the state are micro light aircraft, hand gliding paragliding and parasailing. Nandi Hills (60 km from Bangalore), Bangalore's Hebbal Lake, Hoskote (20 km from Bangalore) are popular spots for aero sports.

The operators which offer aero sports packages are

Bangalore Aero Sports

Agni Aero Sports Adventure Academy (AASAA) Pvt. Ltd

Care India

Base Camp (www.basecampindia.com)

Trekking

The Ghat districts of Uttara and Dakshina Kannada, Shimoga Kannada, Chikmagalur, Hassan and Kodagu offers many thrilling trekking places to explore. The ideal time is normally winter season from the month of October to January. Many trekking groups and organisations arrange trekking tours. For details of trekking groups in Karnataka, click here. Other private organisations arrange trekking tours

National Adventure Sports Academy, Bangalore

Bangalore Mountaineering Club

Axe Adventure Sports Pvt. Ltd

XtremeZone Sports & Services Pvt. Ltd

Summiters Adventures (www.summiters.net)

Scuba Diving

Planet Scuba India Pvt. Ltd provides scuba diving course at Netrani Island in Mangalore near Muredehwar temple. The Great Indian Outdoors Camp and Devbagh Beach Resort (www.devbaghbeachresort.com) offers snorkelling, scuba diving courses at Devbagh beach and neighbouring Islands in Karwar.

Other Adventure Activities

The water sports like canoeing, kayaking, parasailing and windsurfing are onKarnataka beaches. Bird Watching, Wildlife Safari and Angling can be taken at different places in the state.

Alongwith state govenemnt tourism department, many private players offers adventure tours in Karnataka. Following list might be helpful for your weekend trip.

Bangalore

National Adventure Sports Academy, Bangalore

Bangalore Aero Sports

Bangalore Mountaineering Club

Axe Adventure Sports Pvt. Ltd

Innovative Film City

Ozone Eco-travel & Leisure Services

Planet Scuba India Pvt. Ltd

Agni Aero Sports Adventure Academy (AASAA) Pvt. Ltd

XtremeZone Sports & Services Pvt. Ltd

Care India

Adreno

Ace Paddlers

Summiters Adventures (www.summiters.net)

Mangalore

The Great Outdoors

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