Holidaying on Indian Beaches is imperfect without plunging into the world of
adventure water-sports. The many beaches in the country's prominent places
like Kerala, Karnataka, Goa, Lakshadweep, Tamil Nadu, Andaman and Nicobar
Islands and Lakshadweep Island are a paradise to water-sport lovers. The
long stretches are dotted with a number of resorts, hotels and chain of
beach shacks which offers an array of water sports.
Lets check out some highly opted water-sports on Indian Beaches.
This two popular water-sports are different in technical use but similar in
terms of discovering the sea and its colourful marine creatures. Enthusiasts
are provided an apparatus, which help them breathe while swimming
underwater. Scuba divers can view the exotic goat-fish, lion-fish, scorpion
fish, angel-fish, turtles, eels, lobsters and sharks.
The best spot for scuba diving in India are Grande Island, St. George
Island, Devbagh Island and Pigeon Island in Goa. Other diving sites are
Bangaram and Kadamat Islands in Lakshadweep, Havelock Island and Port Blair
in Andaman and Nicobar Island.
The energizing parasaling adventure lifts the enthusiast high above the sea
and provides them the amazing overview of the beach. Winch-boat parasailing
is usually done alone and after take off, while beach parasailing takes off
directly from the beach. On parasaling from Miramar beach in Goa, one can
see the Mandovi meeting the sea. Sailers can also look at the sites of Mobor
beach, Sinquerim-Candolim-Calangute stretch, which offers the majestic view
of Fort Aguada. Other popular sites for parasailig are Arossim-Cansaulim,
Utorda and Grande and Bait Islands.
The activity of water skiing is challenging and is not a cup of tea for the
newbie adventure lovers. Skiers may come across the shallow water or hard
objects such as rocks or bridge pilings in the water.
The popular water skiing sites in India are Dal & Nagin Lake, Manasbal
lake in Srinagar, Port Blair in Andaman and Nicobar Island and Candolim,
Calangute, Arossim, Utorda, Mobor and Rajbaga beaches in Goa.
The exciting windsurfing is one of the toughest water-sports on Indian
beaches. In this sport, a windsurfer stands on a fibreglass board, attached
to a rig and comprises a sail, mast, boom and mast base. In challenging
conditions he/she controls the craft and executes various manoeuvres. The
major sites of windsurfing are Dona Paula, Baga, Calangute, Arossim,
Benaulim, Vagator, Miramar, Bogmalo beaches in Goa. The Board Sailing
Association of India organizes the annual National Windsurfing Championship
in Goa. The event takes place between August and November and attracts
participants from all over the world.
It is also popular as Hobie Cats and is greatly opted by water-lovers in
different beach destinations of India. A catamaran has two hulls and a
trampoline in between and accommodates seating space for four individuals.
Some good sites for Catamaran sailing are in Goa, which includes the
Candolim, Calangute, Dona Paula, Benaulim, Arossim, Utorda, Colva and Mobor.
Mammallapuram beach in Tamil Nadu is also known for this adventure sailing.
This adventure water sports suggest to get into a boat, sail on the sea and
catch the marine fishes. Fishers can either use their bare hands or can
depend upon baits and hooks, spears and nets. An easy way to enjoy deep sea
fishing is by opting beach casting or shore fishing, which demands patience
for standing on the beach and casting for a heavy catch. The interesting
sport can be best practiced on Bait and Butterfly Islands in Goa. Well some
beach resorts in Goa, Kerala and Karnataka are well known for providing the
adventure of deep sea fishing.
and Crocodile Spotting
Well, the thrill in spotting live Dolphin and Crocodile is simply
unexplainable. Most tourist from all across the world visit Goa with the
sole purpose of undertaking the adventure. They can go for boat rides to
Mandovi river and watch Dolphins from the closest point. Crocodiles are also
seen sliding through the mangroove shallows of Chorao.
Bump and Ringo Rides
Excitement and enjoyment marks the Banana boat rides. The sport covers a
speed rows tows away a number of seat and invites both the children and
elders to board a life jacket and undertake the task. The bump and ringo
rides can be enjoyed in almost the major beaches in India. The coastline in
Kerala draws maximum attentions during the Champakulam boat-race and snake
boat race competition, held annually during the month of July and August.
Besides, another adventure indulged in Speed Boat rides can also be
experienced on Candolim, Calangute, Arossim, Utorda, Colva and Mobor beaches