India - Rajasthan Adventure Tourism

by V.A.Ponmelil (All rights reserved by the author)

Rajasthan Adventure Tourism

Water Sports

The facility for water sports is available at Jaisamand Lake near Udiapur. The Chambal River offers the exhilaration of water rafting in the Kota region. There are also opportunities for perfect water sports from Jawahar Sagar to Dholpur, the intricate network of the Chambal River, flowing through rock gorges and forests. Important angling sites are Bandh Baretha in Bharatpur, Siliserh and Jaisamand in Alwar, Mansarover near Sariska, Kukas, Chhaparwara and Ramgarh in Jaipur.

Horse Safari

There are many trails available for horse riding in Rajasthan. These trails are dotted and marked with cenotaphs and tombstones of many brave and valiant Rajput warriors. Trails also take through villages, huge and ancient forts and temples. Nights can be spent in ancient palaces and Garhs (small forts). These palaces not only provide modern amenities but also offer cultural programmes and entertainment. The Rajasthan Tourism Development Corporation organises a Safari on request which starts from Jaipur and the duration of the safari is four days. In Jaipur, Horse Safari is organised by some private tour operators.

Camel Safari

Rajasthan has the facilities for Camel Safari, which takes through the golden sands of the vast Thar Desert. The camel breeders of Raika are the best guides as they know every pasture, waterhole and village of the region. There are also camel-carts which are fully equipped and tourists need not bother about comfort in the desert. Rajasthan Tourism Development Corporation arranges the camel safari on request from Delhi and Jaipur during Nagaur Fair and desert festival.

Para Sailing and Balooning

Parasailing and ballooning are annual events held in Jaipur, Jodhpur, Jaisalmer and Pushkar. The RTDC has set up an Adventure Cell in Jaipur which assists in the information about different outlets of adventure in Rajasthan.

Trekking

Rajasthan has many beautiful meadows, enchanting hills, dense forests, crystal lakes, waterfalls and rivulets which offer scope for trekking. The famous Mount Abu is ideal for trekking. Kumbhalgarh is another area in the Aravllis which is also good for trekking. The entire mountain system offers exciting trails which originate at starting points spread over the entire length and breadth of the Aravallis. The best time for trekking in Rajasthan is from November to February apart from mid-September to the end of October and March-April.

 

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