Adventure Sports

Adventure means something daring or unusual experience of one’s life. The word adventure means different for different people. Generally, adventure implies thrill and excitement, risks and dangers, and the unexpected and extraordinary experiences. We can find lots of adventures in sports. To venture upon; to run the risk of; to dare to do something dangerous in sports is adventurous sports. Skiing Skiing is a sport in which participants must travel on skis. Skis is one of a pair of long flat runners of plastic, metal or wood that curve upward in front and may be attached to a boot for gliding or traveling over snow. It is usually played on the mountains slopes covered with snow. Although skiing is a popular sport today, the first skis were used as a quick and efficient means of transportation rather than for recreation. It is believed that skis originated in the Scandinavian nations about 5,000 years ago. Skiing in India is available in Kufri, Narkanda, Manali (Himachal Pradesh) Auli, Mundali, Munsiyari, Dayara Bugyal (Uttaranchal) Snow Boarding Snow boarding is traced back in 1960’s. It is a winter sport in snowboarding riders ride a fibreglass board, just like a skateboard with a feet strapped on it and sliding down a ski slope or a particularly designed pipe. Most of the people compare snowboarding to skiing. Snowboarding techniques are similar to skateboarding and surfing then to skiing. For safety one must use:
  • Helmet
  • Wrist guard
  • Impact shorts
  • Knee pads
Snow Boarding in India: Kufri and Manali [H.P.] Auli, Mundali, Dayara Bhugyal and Munsiyari [Uttranchal]. River Rafting River rafting is a water sports in order to thrill and excite the raft passengers. It is one of the earliest means of transportation, used for shipping people, hunting, and transferring food. Rafting is one of the earliest means of transportation, used as a means for shipping people, hunting and transferring food. River Rafting in India: Ganges (Ganges River) and its tributaries Zanskar River, Himachal Pradesh Paragliding Paragliding is a sport in which a person jumps from an aircraft or a high place wearing a triangular parachute. It is a dare to fly high to touch the sky. In simple words it is the activity of flying by means of paragliders. Paragliding is introduced in India as late as in 1991-92. While paragliding no special clothing is required. One must wear helmet and radios. Do wear long pants and comfortable shoes that provide some ankle support. Don’t forget to take water and camera with you to take pictures of your flight. Paragliding in India: Billing, Kullu, Solang, Lahaul and Spiti (Himachal Pradesh) Naukutchiyatal, Nainital Dayara Bugyal, Dhanolti Ridge, Garhwal Bedni Bugyal, Kumaon Jaipur, Jaisalmer, Jodhpur, Udaipur, Bikaner (Rajasthan) Matheran (Maharashtra) Rock Climbing Rock climbing is not an easy job. Lots and lots of risk is there in this sport. Rock climbing for someone is a sport, but for the professional rock climbers it is not a sport. For them it is an adventure of the greatest magnitude; it is a fight against self, against the elements, and the ultimate goal is to reach the summit and return back alive. Rock climbing is a test of strength, concentration and coordination as well as skill and technique. A climber learns from experience that the mountain must not be taken for granted. Rock Climbing in India, initially began as training for mountaineering and turned into an exciting sport about 15 years ago. Hills suitable for Rock Climbing in India: Sonmarg in Kashmir Gangotri in Garhwal, Uttaranchal Dumdama, Dhauj and Nuh in Aravali hills Mumbra and Dudha in Western Ghats Manali Valley, Manikaran and the Rohtang Pass in HP Mount Abu and Sariska in Rajasthan Chamundi Hills. in Karnataka Ice Climbing Ice climbing is generally climbing of ice formations, such as icefalls and frozen waterfalls. Now a days artificial ice climbing is also available through the artificial structures of ice walls. Climbing is normally done through the use of ice axes and crampons. In recent years ice climbing has become the fastest growing sports of India. Regions suitable for Ice Climbing in India: Mt Abu, Rajasthan Pachmarhi in central India Gangotri gorge Town of Badami and north of Hampi Angling Angling is the act, process, or the art of fishing with the help of a hook and line and usually a rod. It requires a lot of patience and ability to keep still and quite for hours. The basic fishing requires rods, lines, hooks, reel, flies spinners, spoons, and bait-in the form of worms, paste or other lure. Light, waterproof clothing, waterproof shoes or light sandals, sunscreen, alight hat and dark glasses are necessary. Places for Angling in India: Rohro, Pabbar valley, HP Baspa river,Sangla valley, HP Pandoh reservoir, HP Maharana pratap sagar lake, HP Gobind sagar lake, HP halukpung Assam, Bheemeshwari, Karnataka