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Adventure Tourism in Kerala

The promising level of adventure tourism in Kerala makes this state an ideal destination for adrenaline junkies. With the diverse topography of the state, it is quite possible to find something or the other to enjoy as far as adventurous activities are concerned. Adventure places in Kerala range from wildlife sanctuaries to hill stations and backwaters. Travelers of all ages can indulge in various adventure sports in Kerala including paragliding, hiking, trekking, and biking, fishing, canoeing, bamboo rafting, and scuba diving.

Here are the top 7 adventure activities in Kerala for travelers.

Kerala Backwaters

Nothing is more romantic and delightful in Kerala than enjoying a relaxing houseboat tour in the serene backwaters. Explore sleeping villages, palm-fringed shores, and unique culture with onboard meals while enjoying a tour of Kerala backwaters. Make sure to visit Alleppey and Kumarakom to enjoy backwater cruises in Kerala. 

Scuba Diving in Kerala

Scuba diving and snorkeling are very interesting sports. Kovalam and Varkala Beach are especially popular for diving in Kerala. Kerala tourism promotes this wonderful activity that can be enjoyed by even the non-swimmers with the help of professional instructors. The cost for scuba diving in Kerala begins from INR 1500.

Trekking in Kerala

One of the major places for adventure sports in Kerala, the Western Ghats feature several trails which can be enjoyed any season of the year. The mountain lovers can visit places like Munnar, Wayanad, and Vagamon for their lush landscapes and activities like trekking, hiking, and mountain climbing.

Paragliding in Kerala

The picturesque Wagamon hills in Kerala are the premier spots for paragliding in South India. Tandem Paragliding in Vagamon in the district of Idukki allows stunning views of landscapes for the adventure enthusiasts.

Kayaking in Kerala

For those who are fond of adventure, God’s Own Country allows an opportunity to venture out in the natural surroundings on a kayak. There are several spots with an intricate network of canals and backwaters worth exploring while kayaking in Kerala. Calicut, Alleppey, and Kasaragod are popular places to enjoy this activity.

Water Sports in Kerala

Travelers can easily personalize their itinerary according to the kind of adventure activities they wish to indulge in. The water babies out there can head to destinations like Kovalam, Alleppey, and Kumarakom that offer mesmerizing beaches and backwaters.

Snake Boat Race in Kerala

Held annually in during the harvest festival Onam in autumn, Vallam Kali is a traditional boat race in Kerala. The Nehru Trophy Boat Race is a popular event held in the Punnamada Lake near Alleppey and is attended by thousands of travelers from all over the world. Kollam, Thrissur, Kottayam, and Ernakulam are popular places where snake boat races in Kerala are organized.

The unmatched beauty of the state, the turquoise blue sea, the sun-kissed beaches, the lush green hills and the craggy mountains offer adventure enthusiasts an unmatched chance to indulge in their favorite adventure sports.

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Wildlife sanctuaries in Kerala
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Eravikulam National Park

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The wildlife warden munnar PO, idukki dist. kerala, india,...

Spread over around 97 square kilometers, the Eravikulam National Park in Munnar is one of Kerala’s most sought after tourist hotspots. When you visit the park, you can expect to find all kinds of f...

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 Scale new heights as you trek to the Anamudi Peak In Munnar
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Anamudi Peak In Munnar

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Kannan Devan Hills, Kerala, 685561, India.

Misty hills, lush valleys, scenic routes are what surround the majestic Anamudi Peak in Munnar. Situated at a height of 2,695 meters, Anamudi Peak in the Idukki district not only the highest peak in S...

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Adventurous bamboo rafting in Periyar River
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Bamboo Rafting In Thekkady

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Periyar Tiger Reserve, Idukki and Pathanamthitta Districts...

Thekkady or Periyar, as it is sometimes known, is famous for its backwaters. And bamboo rafting in Thekkady is one activity that lets you witness the beauty of backwaters at its best!

This acti...

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Go snorkeling on the beaches of Kochi and have an adventure-laden ride.
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Snorkeling Trip In Kochi

Snorkeling in Kochi is a must do, especially if you ar an adventure lover. Kerala is home to an abundance of lovely nature related landscapes. Nothing exemplifies this better than the beaches that can be found in places like Kovalam and Kochi. Kochi has a number of beach related activities for tourists to indulge in. Boat...

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The beautiful Aruvikkuzhi waterfalls in Kumarakom
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Aruvikkuzhi Waterfall In Kumarakom

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Oravakkal Koorali Road, Kerala 686503

Aruvikkuzhi Waterfalls is one of the most popular picnic spots near Kumarakom, and rightly so. It is a beautiful place that has a gushing waterfall rushing down from a height of 100 mts. There is lush...

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Scenic views on a Kumarakom backwaters tour
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Kumarakom Backwaters

The beauty of the Kumarakom Backwaters lies in its tranquility. A sense of peace prevails as you glide across the calm canals, past the small fishing villages and further towards the edge of the sea. When in Kerala, tourists make sure that they spend at least a night or a few hours at the backwaters, if not on an overnight ...

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Spectacular views of the city during a trek through the evergreen hills
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Trekking In Munnar

Revel in the adventurous spirit of Kerala and its charming landscapes by indulging in trekking in Munnar! You will not only get to witness the beauty of Munnar at its best, but will also experience the real thrill!Trek through the spectacular tea plantations and climb till the top, where you can relax in your own camp. Stop...

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Enjoy the bird's-eye view while paragliding in Munnar
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Paragliding In Munnar

Soar across the majestic skies of Munnar while paragliding in this hill town. You will not only get to enjoy the beautiful views of this hill town but will also be able to cool climates of this hilly landscape. Situated in the Western Ghats above located around 1600 meters above sea level, Munnar is the perfect spot to go p...

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Enjoy wandering into the wild, looking for the elusive tiger
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Periyar Tiger Trail In Thekkady

The Periyar Tiger Reserve in Thekkady is one of the biggest and most well maintained wildlife reserves in India. The Reserve is full of picturesque scenery. You are not required to pay any entry fee here. The Periyar Tiger Trail is an exciting project started by the forest department. It gives all the thrill-seeking indiv...

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Chinese Fishing Net In Kochi
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Chinese Fishing Nets In Kochi

The Chinese fishing nets in Kochi  are particularly famous for adding additional beauty to the beaches and the mundane waters. They are one of the most photographed sites in Kochi, and deservingly so. Their silhouettes against the sunset create a breathtaking view. The Nets are a famous tourist attraction as the mechanisms ...

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