Adrenaline junkies, rejoice! If you have been craving that rush of adrenaline for far too long, this list of adventure activities is something that needs to go on your bucket list.
Take a break from the monotony of everyday life and get on board and get ready to pack your bags and go on an impromptu road trip. And, if you don’t have that kind of time to spare, fear not for there are tons of activities that you can do near Bangalore as well.
- Water Sports in Bheemeshwari
Take a step back into nature with Bheemeshwari. Located on the banks of the river Cauvery, Bheemeshwari is a nod to the quiet life. It is only 108 kilometres from Bangalore and has dozens of water sports like canoeing, rafting, kayaking to keep your senses enthralled.
- Rock Climbing in Wayanad
A little further away from Bangalore, Wayanad is worth the trip. This hill station in Kerala calls out to every adventure traveller. You can go on a trek or experience zip lining but the cherry on the cake is rock climbing. Located 308 kilometres from Bangalore, Wayanad isn’t something you should skip out on.
- Night treks at Kunti Betta
A dream destination for trekkers, Kunti Betta is 126 kilometres from Bangalore. This is great for both amateur and professional hikers. Along with trekking, there are also water sports to be enjoyed but the best thing you can experience here is climbing the hill at night.
- Cycling in Bidadi
Just an hour away from Bangalore, Bidadi calls out to both hikers and cyclists. The rugged track proves a great challenge to amateur as well as advanced cyclists making it every cyclist’s dream to conquer the trail.
- Spelunking in Anthargange
Cave exploring or Spelunking isn’t that common of a hobby but it is very rewarding. Anthargange is great for a round-trip that can be done in a day (68 kilometres from Bangalore) wherein you can opt to go trekking, spelunking or both.
You can also hit up some of the temples that are located near the hills to satiate the explorer inside you.
- Micro Light flying in Bangalore
You don’t even have to step out of the city to get your blood pumping. Micro Light flying is an aerial ride that takes places every Sunday in Yelahanka where you will be taken up in the air by an experienced pilot and shown the beautiful city from 40,000 feet in the air. You can capture some amazing pictures from up there as well as feel the sunshine warm your face. This kind of adventure in Bangalore is a testament to the city’s commitment to cater to all kinds of adrenaline junkies.
- Coracle rides in Mekedatu
A popular picnic spot turned into an adventure hotspot, Mekedatu is perfect for watersports, trekking and mountain sports. Since there is too much to do that cannot be crammed in one day, consider booking a room in any one of the lovely resorts in Bangalore to make sure you get to enjoy it all. What really sets Mekedatu apart from other places are the coracle rides. Exhilarating and exciting, these coracle rides are going to make you feel more alive than you have ever been. Mekedatu is 90 kilometres from Bangalore.
- Dirt Biking in Bangalore
This outdoor activity has scores of fans. You can easily found more than a few dirt bike tracks that have modern facilities that have been designed to engineer fun and add to your experience. The Big Rock Motopark in Shahpur is one of the best places you can take your dirt bike out for a spin. The track is only accessible on the weekends. Another amazing place is Dirt Mania Outdoor Adventure where you can hire quad bikes which are larger than dirt bikes.
You can follow the custom designed track or make your own route which is also known as the nature ride trail where you get to ride on a hill. You might want to hire a guide for this as the routes can be quite confusing.
No matter how tame or extreme you want your adventure to be, Bangalore will provide that experience for you. Whether you’re a novice or a professional, you can safely experiment with adventure activities and sports provided you follow all the safety instructions laid out. Now get out there and enjoy the head rush.