Whether you’re into jet skiing or scuba diving, India offers an abundance of places to indulge in adrenaline-pumping water sport activities. Half of the subcontinent is surrounded by water, so it’s only natural that most places in South India are exciting destinations for water-sport lovers.

If you’re big on this kind of excitement, here are Indian destinations which offer the opportunity to practice some of the most popular water sports.

1) Goa

The hippie land of India is home to a large population of water sport enthusiasts. If you’re looking for a deep connection with the ocean, Goa is the place to be.

Here, you can choose from scuba diving, parasailing, jet skiing, and surfing. Dinghy sailing is also very popular in certain parts of Goa. The best part is, you don’t have to be a trained professional to try out most of these water sports.

While winter is the best time to visit this beautiful place, it’s also when Goa is the most crowded. So if you don’t mind the sun too much, visit Goa in the summer.

2) Rishikesh

This holy land in Uttarakhand, North India, houses some of the most deadly rapids that the world has to offer, making it a hot-spot for white-water rafting.

Of course, you can choose to take on different kinds of rapids, from gentle ones to those with unbelievable force. Be sure to try rafting only under supervision as understanding the intricacies of this wicked sport can be quite tricky.

River rafting in rishikesh

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If you’ve got any adrenaline leftover after tackling the rapids, you may want to consider trying bungee jumping at Rishikesh.

Check out: 8 Incredible River Rafting Destinations In India You Should Never Miss Out

3) Andaman Islands

The Andaman islands form an Archipelago in the Bay of Bengal, with India to the West and Myanmar to the east. This sparsely-populated island is an attractive spot to some of the most adventurous people in the world – scuba divers.

If you ever want to try scuba diving, the Andamans is the place to do it. Accommodation on these islands is quite inexpensive, and if you sign up for a scuba diving course, you’ll be able to dive nearly everyday for a whole month!

4) Kerala

Kerala is not call ‘God’s Own Country’ for nothing! This breathtaking southwestern state is home to 44 rivers and numerous lakes and lagoons, making it the ideal place for water sport enthusiasts.

You can kayak on the beautiful backwaters in Alappuzha or go surf the turbulent waves off Kovalam beach. Kerala also offers you the chance to go rafting in certain places, like Ernakulam.

surfing in kerala

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If you visit Kerala in the summer, you can even bear witness to the famous Snake Boat Race and the Nehru Trophy Boat Race.

These are just a few Indian destinations where water sport enthusiasts are sure to have the time of their lives. So what are you waiting for? Accommodation is easily available in these places, and you can rent out any sports equipment you need.

So pack your bags and head to the nearest destination now.

Also read: 5 Adventure Sports You Should Try At Least Once In Your Life

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