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Water sports

Parasailing

Approximately INR 1,000 per person for a 10-minute ride

Kerala offers an exciting option of Parasailing. This water sport has its own charm and allurement. It is perfect for the ones who want to experience the bliss of flying in the open skies with nothing but water all around. This exciting sport consists of an attached parachute with a motor boat or any such vehicle. The Parasailor is tied with a harness, so he/she can glide securely in the air. This sport can be relished at various beaches in Kerala, namely Kovalam, Varkala, Payyambalam and Alappuzha. This kind of a sport is a perfect way to let your mind and body indulge in some adrenaline pumping.

Catamaran Sailing

Best time- September to March
Approximate cost- Prices start from INR 1,600

Catamaran is a traditional fishing boat that is usually used by the fishing community in Kerala. It is a small wooden boat and resembles a yacht, except a hull on each side. This sport is endowed with agility, balancing on the waves and docility. It plays a significant role in boosting Kerala tourism. The two joining hulls help the vessel to cruise across the pristine backwaters. To make sailing easier, Catamarans are fitted with modern propellers these days. Alappuzha, Kovalam and Varkala are some of the awe-inspiring destinations in Kerala where this adventure sport is enjoyed.

Scuba Diving

Best time- September to February
Approximate cost- Price ranges from INR 5,000 TO INR 8,000

If you are one of the curious soul and want to witness the untouched and exotic marine life of Kerala, then this sport is the perfect choice for you. The calm and azure waters can lure anyone to embrace it, scuba diving does the same. It entices scuba divers from all over the globe to dive deep into the tranquil waters and behold its mesmerising charm and appeal. You will be perplexed by the plethora of aquatic flora and fauna underwater. Scuba Diving is an adventure sport that calls for some basic training and physical fitness. You can go for scuba diving in the Varkala Beach and Cochin in Kerala. However, there are certain precautions and strict guidelines that you must follow to be safe and enjoy your dive to the fullest.

Snorkelling

Best time- December to March
Approximate cost- Approximately INR 500 per hour

Often referred to as a paradise for snorkelling, Kerala offers enthralling snorkelling at the beaches of Kovalam, Varkala and Alappuzha. It provides an in-depth view of the kaleidoscopic range of marine life. Interconnected by a channel of turquoise lagoons and calm backwaters, Kerala offers some promising snorkelling destinations for those who look forward to discovering the mysterious beauty of underwater life. Rich and exotic marine life, gentle and friendly waves and clear water make Kerala a befitting snorkelling destination.

Windsurfing

Best time- December to March
Approximate cost- Approximately INR 4,000 (including rentals)

A perfect choice of water sport for an adrenaline junkie; Windsurfing is one of the most popular sports here. Surfers can enjoy the cool sea breezes while surfing through the mighty and whimsical waves of the Arabian Sea. This exciting recreational activity is done by riding a surfboard on the water surface. It is a combination of sailing and surfing and serves as an ideal sport for Kerala due to its breezy climate and serene backwaters.

Canoeing

Best time- September to March
Approximate cost- A basic 4-hr canoe tour costs around INR 1,500 per person.

A hit among the natives of Kerala, this water sport is liked by many. Travelling the backwaters of Kerala is a fantastic way to explore the beauty of this place. You can witness the village coastlines and wildlife nearby. A canoe trip through the backwaters is recommended as an affordable and fascinating way to explore this beautiful part of Kerala.