Adventure Sports of Maharashtra

Adventure Sports

Maharashtra is blessed with tapering mountain ranges, raging rivers and deep oceans. What more does an outdoor adventurer need? Though the state is still in the germination phase for adventure sport, the authorities are spin-balling the procedures. For the adrenalin rush junkie, Maharashtra already has a bundle of joy.

Water babies: Tarkarli, the Konkan’s oceanic gem makes the postcard-perfect water sport capital of Maharashtra. Here, the state government is encouraging you to come discover the unique marine life under the pristine waters of the gentle Arabian Sea. Whether you are a first-timer or a professional, the Sindhudurg coast with its warm clear waters, is inviting. Try snorkeling or scuba diving with professional trainers for assistance. You will be mesmerized by corals, the wide Sargassum forest, the rockscape and the sheer colourful diversity of marine life. Apart from Tarkarli, Ganpatipule too offers a range of adventure marine sports from water-scooters to jet-skiing.

If it’s the rush of the rivers that beckon, you don’t need to go the Himalayas to raft. At Kolad, when the Bhira dam opens up each day, the serene Kundalika river transforms itself magically into full-blown river rapids. Apart from the breath-taking river-rafting here, companies also offer waterfall rappelling and trekking.

For the airborne: If you like to spread your wings and fly, Maharashtra’s hills and skies welcome you. The Sahyadri ridges such as Panchgani, Kamshet, Bhandardara and Chikhaldara make for perfect lift and landing sites – with panoramic views. There are trained professional fliers to your free flights to abandon.

If touching the skies seems too much, try parasailing. Here you are airborne with a balloon but leashed to a moving jeep. Parasailing is a common sport across most Konkan beaches. Come along, spark the adventure bug!

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    If you ever get into a mood for some good river rafting adventure, head straight for river Kundalika in western Maharashtra which is open for the sport throughout the year.

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    It’s not the same as sitting in an aircraft and watching a canopy of clouds at a height of 40,000 feet or more. It’s not the same as getting strapped to a hang glider and feeling like a bird. Here, it’s a smooth ride at about 4,000 feet above the ground, leisurely taking in the unfolding scenario on earth below and letting a most heavenly sensation envelope you. Hot air ballooning is now the latest craze among those willing to side-step from the beaten track of just plain tourism and try out something entirely new and refreshing.

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    Spread Your Wings….and Fly!
    If you have always envied the birds for being able to soar in the skies, here’s how you can do it too. Learn paragliding to be able to experience the thrill of free flying or just sign up for a ‘tandem flight’ with any of the paragliding schools in Maharashtra


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    Scuba diving is a mode of underwater diving in which a scuba diver uses a self-contained underwater breathing apparatus(scuba) to breathe underwater.


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