Extreme sports (also called action sports, aggro sports, and adventure sports) is a popular term for certain activities perceived as having a high level of inherent danger. These activities often involve speed, height, a high level of physical exertion, and highly specialized gear.
The mind soothing climate, naturally beautiful scenic locations & great sea cost are proving to be a hit for adventure buffs on a tour to Kerala. The extreme adventure sports in Kerala would include outdoor engagements which will send the tourist's adrenaline racing.
Rock climbing is an activity in which participants climb up, down or across natural rock formations or artificial rock walls. The goal is to reach the summit of a formation or the endpoint of a pre-defined route without falling. To successfully complete a climb you must return to base safely, due to the length and extended endurance required accidents are more likely to happen on decent than ascent.
Rock climbing is a full body workout and those who want total stretch push ups for more stretching of your muscles can go for rock climbing in Kerala. On Kerala adventure tourism one can embark on different rock climbing as either free climbing or aid climbing. You will be provided with ropes and safety gears in the case of a fall by the expert guides.
The picturesque dam site of Kakkayam, teeming with exotic wild life, offers exciting excellent opportunities of rock climbing in Kerala or one can also venture out rock climbing at Munnar hill station.
Abseiling, also called rappelling, is the controlled descent down a rock face using a rope. Climbers use this technique when a cliff or slope is too steep and/or dangerous to descend without protection.
Rappelling is yet another thrill-shooter in which the climber essentially slides down the rope in a controlled manner. The high altitude mountains and waterfalls of Kerala offer a great opportunity to the adventure freaks to slide down from high. While enjoying the naturally beautiful atmosphere and climate point visitors to this place can also learn the scientific techniques of rappelling.
Hiking is an outdoor activity which consists of walking in natural environments, often in mountainous or other scenic terrain. People often hike on hiking trails. The health benefits of different types of hiking have been confirmed in studies. Some of the health benefits of hiking include, but are not limited to, losing excess weight, decreasing hypertension, and improving mental health.
Mountain Hiking in Kerala can be a good form of recreation as well as thrilling and adventurous experience to hikers on tour to Kerala. The Western Ghat's rain shadow is the place where lies the Rocky Mountains, gorges and deep-cut valleys. It is thus an ideal for those who are passionate about Hiking in Kerela. Adventure, thrill and enjoyment packed in one mountain hiking tour offers you an adventure sojourn you'll never forget.
Mountain biking is the sport of riding bicycles off-road, often over rough terrain, using specially designed mountain bikes. Mountain bikes share similarities with other bikes, but incorporate features designed to enhance durability and performance in rough terrain.
Mountain Biking is a sport of endurance, skills, core strength and self-reliance. Mountain biking in Kerala is a thrilling escapade to explore the majestic beauty and unbeaten tracks of not so frequently visited paths. Even riding a bicycle amongst the majestic backdrop of the great mountains of Kerala is an unforgettable and thrilling experience. One can also explore the sultry rainforests and grasslands on the way which offers unrivaled sensations and pleasure.
Paragliding is the recreational and competitive adventure sport of flying paragliders: lightweight, free-flying, foot-launched glider aircraft with no rigid primary structure. The pilot sits in a harness suspended below a hollow fabric wing whose shape is formed by its suspension lines, the pressure of air entering vents in the front of the wing and the aerodynamic forces of the air flowing over the outside.
Paragliding in Kerala is the hottest aero sport today. The sloppy hills of Vagamon and Munnar offer some of the trendiest sites for paragliding in the skies of Kerala. One can try three levels of flying-basic (100 feet) medium (500 feet) and pro level (1000 feet). An expert guide will teach one the basic training which includes launching, turning and landing.
For an adrenalin rush, speed boat cruise in the serene backwaters of Kerala is a good option. The boar runs at a maximum speed of 50 to 200 Km/hr. and can accommodate 5 to 15 at a time. Alappuzha is an enchanting backwater destination. A cruise through the scenic expanses of backwaters is a not-to-miss experience for travelers.
Rafting or white water rafting is the challenging recreational outdoor activity of using an inflatable raft to navigate a river or other bodies of water. This is usually done on white water or different degrees of rough water, in order to thrill and excite the raft passengers. It is considered an extreme sport, as it can be dangerous.
White Water Rafting White water rafting is a popular adventure water sports of Kerala which makes the state an ideal spot for those inclined to outdoor sport. The white water originating from mountains in Kerala provide gateway for white water rafting. This extreme sport is played in the upper origin of the river where water is wild and white. The minimum of 7 people can take part at a time. Bhoothathankettu in Kerala is a perfect destination for the white water rafting.
Parasailing, also known as parascending, or "parakiting" is a recreational kiting activity where a person is towed behind a vehicle (usually a boat) while attached to a specially designed canopy wing that reminds one of a parachute, known as a parasail wing. The manned kite's moving anchor may be a car, truck, or boat. The harness attaches the pilot to the parasail, which is connected to the boat, or land vehicle, by the tow rope.
Parasailing is quite a thrill adventure sports. One can take pleasure of viewing the clear terrestrial and the stunningly aquamarine water below while para sailing. The campsite for parasailing is available in Kovalam and Alappuzha beaches of Kerala.