A unique topography, diverse terrain and equable climate are what make Kerala an exclusive adventure destination.
Apart from its picture-postcard beauty, Kerala is also an ideal destination for adventure sports. This beautiful land has in store an array of adventure packed destinations;
be it the high altitude mountain ranges, gushing rivers, deep dark forests or the vast stretches of the sea.
A unique topography, diverse terrain and equable climate are what make Kerala an exclusive adventure destination. From high mountains, gorges and deep –cut valleys to rolling hills and shallow valleys, Kerala's 38,863sq.km holds within itself a variety of landscapes that differ in settings and flavour. Each one of them will offer you an intense encounter with nature: each one
of them will set you off on some of life's most interesting journeys.
Adventure Activities To Do in Kerala
Canoeing and Kayaking
If you are intent on experiencing the culture of Kerala at close quarters, then you can go on kayaking and canoeing. Different kinds of kayaking opportunities are available for visitors and you can choose from among them.
The incomparable beauty of the backwaters and mesmerizing dense foliage beyond it can be enjoyed through a kayak tour.
Tandem Paragliding, Vagamon
A recreational adventure sport, paragliding takes you closest to flying without wings. In the beautiful hill station of Vagamon,
Kerala you've an opportunity to take off and land into the welcoming arms of nature.
Nature here is defined as sparkling rivulets, waterfalls and dense pine forests.
If you are keen on mountain climbing, there are some spots where you can enjoy the sport. Chembra Peak in Wayanad is a popular point for mountain climbing. It will take you one fullday to climb the mountain and you need to protect yourself with sun blocks and mosquito repellents while climbing. Of course, snacks and water are other must-carry items.
The climb can be steep, rough, and you will have to suffer through mist obstructing the view.
You can go into the forests at Thekkady and walk along the tiger trail. There will be expert guides to help you spot the other animals and a walk along the dense forests with comfortable, camouflaging clothes is certainly inspiring. You can even cook in the jungle, enjoy a simple meal, sleep in the tent and if lucky, you can certainly spot a tiger. Trekking will certainly give you a taste of the mysterious forests of Kerala; but try as you
might, you cannot crack the mystery… it still eludes you.
Living in a Tree-House
This is one of the most invigorating experiences of staying in this enchanting land. You can stay at the tree-houses where you can actually see for miles and spot the different animals from the vantage point. Elephants, tigers, leopards, pigs, wild boar, bears and plenty of other animals may walk right below your tree-house. Get acquainted with the majestic beauty of Kerala forests and observe the subtle,
yet myriad aspects of the forest life right from your tree house.
This facility is offered at many resorts in Kerala, and of course, it will be a lifetime experience because you can listen to the chirping of the various birds in the morning, enjoy the sun's rays peeping through the
dense trees and the rhythmic hum of the beetles in the evening.
Bamboo Rafting along the Rivers
If you are a nature lover to the core, then you wouldn't want to miss the Bamboo rafting at Periyar Tiger Reserve, Thekkady. This unique eco-tourism program allows you to enjoy the enchanting beauty of the forests where you loll slightly in the bamboo, watch the arboreal animals and enjoy the sweet medley of the birds. You can traverse through many of the forest areas when you raft, and most of the time, this can be arranged from early
morning and goes on for 9 hours. The same can be enjoyed at Wayanad too!