COORG ADVENTURE CAMP

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The Adventure things

  • White water River rafting
  • Nature Camp
  • Trekking
  • Rock climbing
  • Kayaking
  • Sailing
  • Water skiing
  • Para sailing
  • Para gliding
  • Speed Boating

Getting in

Nearest railway station is Mysore, from there its approx 100 km. You can travel from the Mysore Suburb Bus stand by the state-government buses that ply between Mysore and Madikeri (and also to Gonikoppal) at regular intervals. If you plan to drive down, you need to take the diversion towards North Coorg (Madikeri), about two kilometers from Hunsur (45 kilometers from the city). Now the first major town you enter is Kushalanagar and this is where you begin to feel a change in the air and the scenery, which is an endless stretch of coffee plantations and lush green paddy fields. Make Madikeri your base as this hill town has accommodation and food options.

Mallalli Falls

Mallalli Falls is situated around 25 km from Somwarpet. The exact location of Mallali falls is in Bettadahalli Gram Panchayat in Somwarpet taluk. It is an eye feasting sight of river Kumaradhara gushing through the valley and falling into a gorge, with lush green mountains around.

SURFING IN INDIA

Surfing in India: you never know when you meet a God

Kovalam Beach: best known surf spot in India. Not because it has the best surf but because it has cheap hotels and places to hang out if you are on vacation –  and the surf is decent there most of the time. The spot is a beach break but when it gets around 7 feet it breaks out toward the lighthouse and begins to work like a point break. Nice lefts at that time. Otherwise inside waves are short hollow lefts and rights – expect to get plenty of sand in your ears.

Alwars: potentially the best surfing spot in India (southeast coast), at Manapad Point. It is far off the beaten track and not so easily to find. The point is beautifully formed by a millions of years old lava flow that extends into the water. When the rights are working you can expect up to a 400 meter ride, so be prepared for some long walks back to the point.

Rameswaram: the place gets its name from the epic Ramayana where in Sri Rama camped here before proceeding to the island of Lanka to conquer the demon king, Ravana. An amazing temple was built here in ancient times. The water is as good as it gets on mainland India, clear and clean. There are plenty of offshore islands that have yet to be explored for surf. Maybe you will be the first to do it.

Shore Temple: well known on the India surf tour for some great hollow rights located at Mahabalipuram. The World Heritage Foundation has piled granite boulders around an ancient Vishnu temple (built by the Pallava Kings) at the beach to keep it from tumbling into the sea and this has also developed into an awesome break.

Tiruchendur: a temple town and has some good little waves breaking over a rock shelf just 200 yards south of the temple.

Varkala: not far to the north from Kovalam Beach. The spot is a beach break but when it is working it gets exceptionally hollow rights and left. The ride isn’t that long but its fast.

Mahe: a place in Kerala that used to be surfed in the 70s and 80s. From Madayi Point, north of Mahe, to Talakkolattur river mouth, south of Mahe (60 kilometers), there are numerable good breaks.

The Krishna River: enters the Bay of Bengal and divides itself into many streams. The area is marshy and difficult to access but has many good waves in store for those who are determined to get there.

Big Rock: located off the point at Fisherman’s Cove. The point itself is the most consistent break in that area but when the wave height is there and the tide just right then a submerged rock shelf in the cove produces one really awesome left barrel.

Auroville: otherwise known as Pondicherry, is a very unique place, a mix of Indian and French. The spot is your typical beach break with a river mouth that sometimes works just south of the town. The swell is usually blocked by Sri Lanka but the place occasionally does get a few good waves.

Vizag (Visakapatanam): if you are traveling or staying on the east coast of India then you should definitely check out Vizag – a place with big beaches, good hotels, a commercial harbor and some really nice point breaks with good surf – about five in number.

Dwarka: the quintessential experience of the Arabian Sea. At Dwarka, you will find some of the clearest water along the India coastline. The town is very ancient and is said to have existed for the past 5,000 years. Parts of the old city are now submerged below sea level and can be seen while scuba diving.

Jagannatha Puri: a beach break that stretches for as far as the eye can see with some nice outside peaks. On bigger days (6′-8′) getting through the shore break and strong currents can be a challenge.

Gokarna: India’s latest hang out spot (just south of Goa) for back packers and surf wanderers. Waves get good here several times a year but watch out for the shore break or we will have to come out at low tide and dig you out of the sand.

Diego Garcia Island: a very tiny U-shaped atoll that just barely rises above sea level somewhere out there in the middle of the Indian Ocean. The place is home to some of the best surf on the planet and it used to be home to a few thousand people. Although a restricted area it is still possible to get a clearance from the CO Navy Support Facility at Diego Garcia.

The Andaman Island Archipelago: engulfed by the crystal clear waters of the Indian Ocean and although far from the mainland is owned and governed by India. The outer Islands of the Andaman Archipelago are the real find for true adventures, holding hidden treasures for surfing enthusiasts during February, March, April and May. These are some of the best waves the planet has to offer and they remain un-ridden except by a few blessed surfers who have had the guts and the bucks to go there

WATER SPORTS THAT CAN PUSH ADRENALINE ON GOA BEACHES

1. Yatch in Goa

Yacht in Goa

To witness the beauty of the ocean and to relax & chill out in the peaceful surroundings of the Arabian Sea, experience a Yatch ride in Goa to collect some magical moments of your life. Goa has some of the best options to cruise on the Arabian Sea while enjoying activities like sun bathing, fishing, snoozing, dining & eating, and of course romancing. Some of the best Yatch trips are available at Miramar Beach, Candolim Beach, etc. However, if you are interested in going on a short boat river cruise, visit Mandovi River to get the best river cruise option.

Major destinations: Mandovi River, Mayem Lake, Miramar BeachCandolim Beach, and Palolem Beach.

Best season: October to May

Essentials: Carry sunglasses, casual clothes ; and swim outfit.

2. Kneeboarding in Goa

Kneeboarding in Goa

Considered to be the modern cousin of water skiing and wakeboard, the ‘Kneeboarding’ is often used as a primary stage of learning hard-hitting water sports. This amazing water activity has recently gained popularity amongst the youths who simply like to indulge in soft water adventures at the beach side. A lot of agencies have started offering Kneeboarding classesto the tourists to help them explore the beach waters of Goa. The sport is referred to as Kneeboarding as the board used in this holds the knees of a person, making it even more exciting.

Major destinations: You can try Kneeboarding at Candolim Beach, Mobor Beach, and Rajbaga Beach.

Best season: Though Goa can be visited all through the year, yet the best season is from October to June.

Safety measure: To enjoy the activity make sure that you don’t get bogged down by the technicalities, alsothe sport does require some skills, and therefore should be carried out only by adults.

3. Kayaking in Goa

Kayaking in Goa

Do you want to indulge in a water sport activity that is more calming than thrilling? If yes, then Kayaking is what you are looking for! This wonderful water sport is more of a peaceful trip than any hard-hitting water adventure that could takes you deep into the ocean. You can enjoy Kayaking while exploring the beauty of the Goan shores where you can move freely using a paddle and explore the Natural Ecosystem of Goa in the mangroves, mud-flats, backwaters, coves and mini bays. There are plenty of clubs in Goa that provides facilities like expeditions, picnics, day outings, moonlight kayaking, barbeques, Kayak races, river kayak festivals, etc. to the visitors.

Major destinations: Kayaking in Goa is popular along the South Goa beaches and at some beaches of the North Goa, including Palolem Beach, Dona Paula jetty, and Hollant Beach.

Best season: October to May

Safety tips: Always wear a life jacket, do not enter the deep sea, and avoid Kayaking during rain or when the sea is rough.  

4. Wakeboarding in Goa

Wakeboarding in Goa

Out of the so many water sports in Goa, one of the most budding water adventures is Wakeboarding. It is quite similar to Water Skiing in which the rider rides on a single board, towed behind the boat so one can glide through the waters. It is easy to perform compared to the other water sports, which require more focus on balance. It is one of the newest water sports, which is slowly being noticed by travelers who visit Goa from different parts of the country to indulge in water adventure activities. People are starting to prefer Wakeboarding to Water Skiing as it needs less speed and focus on balance; however, more winds are requiredin Wakeboarding as compared to other water activities.

Major destinations: Candolim Beach, Mabor Beach, and Rajbaga Beach.

Best season: October to May is the best season to visit Goa and undertake the activity of Wakeboarding.