Well known as the ‘Queen of the Arabian Sea’, Kochi, also known as Cochin, is one of the finest harbors in the world, and among the top places to visit as part of India tour packages. A perfect blend of old-world charm and vibrant urban culture, the island city of Kochi is known for its extensive scenic beauty in the form of backwaters, and sea along with the traditional architecture, churches, and beaches. Crisscrossed by the sea and backwaters, the city is also renowned for a wide range of adventure activities. If you are an adventure junkie, then hasten up yourselves and pull up your socks to enjoy the thrilling and exciting adventure sports in Kochi, among the must-include places in Kerala tour packages.
Here is the list of popular and best adventure sports in Kochi that you must try.
Scuba Diving in Kochi is one of the most popular and thrilling water sports in Kochi that offers the best underwater experience for adventure junkies. This audacious and intrepid adventure allows you to get a glimpse of underwater life and take photos and videos as well. Starts and ends at Scuba Kochi Dive Center, the activity lasts about 45 minutes and is one of the must-do adventure sports that one must try in Kochi, one of the top places to visit in Kerala. Anyone and everyone can experience and cherish the beautiful calm underwater activity as it does not need any swimming experience. You will be trained by a coach diver before jumping into the ocean.
Water Skiing is another popular water sports activity that one must try in Kochi. Here, one can enjoy the views of the far-spread tranquil waters and explore the waves that are still yet the less inhabited areas. The best part is the security of the sport as all of it takes place in the presence of a professional. The feeling of flying over the water is one to remember for a lifetime. The activity starts in the early morning around 6 AM and continues till early evening such as 6 PM. The only thing to keep in mind is to be careful as the activity can turn you dizzy and you may think twice before trying it out. The location for the activity is Cherai Beach, among the must-visit Kochi tourist places.
Kayaking is one of the most thrilling water sports in Kochi as will definitely lead your epinephrine to rush and will leave you startled and enthralled when the waves of water would splash upon your face, and the sweet breeze would blow up your body. It uses a Kayak to move but differs from canoeing in the sitting postures and the position of the paddles. This activity becomes more amazing, soul-stirring, and rip-roaring once you sync with your trainer or the professional who is sitting with you for security. Also, it is one of the best ways to explore the alluring Kerala backwaters. Observed near Fort Kochi, this activity takes place in the morning hours of 6 to 7 AM which draws a huge number of adventure junkies during their Kerala Trip.
Banana Boat Ride
Banana Boat Ride is one of Kochi’s best adventure sports that can be done both individually as well as in and with a group. The duration of this sport lasts 5 minutes, and you will feel dizzy as you flow over the waves at top speed in the banana-shaped boats. This adventure activity also starts in the early morning hours and gives you a hair-raising experience, which is impossible to forget for the rest of your lifetime. Besides, it is a very affordable, cheap, and economical ride starting from only rupees 500 (INR). One must follow the guidelines given by the guide or trainer to avoid any kind of mishap. If you are an adventure junkie and holidaying in Kerala, then don’t miss to try this exciting water sport activity as part of the Kochi Tour.
Beach & Backwater Cycling
Our list of must try adventure watersports activities in Kochi is not complete without mentioning Beach and Backwater cycling. It is one of the best ways to enjoy the beauty of the place, especially the backwaters and the beaches. This adventure activity starts early morning hours around 7 AM. You will be provided with all the necessary and safety accessories like a helmet and a gear changing bike for protection. This sport starts from Fort Kochi and passes through the rural village where you can enjoy the tranquility and the serenity of the place. One can even interact with the locals and learn about their culture and tradition. If you are an energetic person and like to exercise, then it is one of the must-try activity during your trip to Kochi. Kochi can also be visited as part of Alleppey tour packages.
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