Adrenaline Pumping Activities Around Bangalore!

By Niyati Shinde on Sep 30, 2015
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Come long weekends and Bangaloreans search in vain for fun and thrilling activities to do around their city! Worry not, TripHobo has got you covered! If you plan your itinerary well, you can take up multiple options from the following list of adrenaline pumping things to do in Bangalore:

1. Scuba Diving and Snorkelling:

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Murudeshwara is a beautiful coastal town in Karnataka. A hidden gem of a place, the town offers wonderful opportunities for scuba diving enthusiasts. Another place where you can go to explore the serene underwater world is the picturesque island of Netrani (locally known as Netragudo). 

2. Rock Climbing:

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Considered to be the ‘Climbers Paradise’, rock climbing is generally done at Ramanagaram. Put your muscle strength to good use and climb up natural boulders and rocks to be rewarded with beautiful views from the top. Badami is another place in Karnataka where you can go rock climbing. The hard granite rocks of Turahalli also provide the perfect ambience for this activity. And who can forget Hampi?

3. Water Rafting:

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Conquer the exciting river rapids that regions like Bheemeshwari, Coorg, Karwar and Dandeli have to offer. Here’s all the information you will require about river rafting destination near Bangalore. Excited and geared up for a thrilling experience?

4. ATV Bike Ride:

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ATV (All Terrain Vehicle) bike riding is not for the faint hearted! A unique mode of transport for exploring the adventurous terrain around Bangalore, ATV bike riding is a fantastic way to see the local beauty of Karnataka. Gorgeous waterfalls, unexplored forests and intriguing conversations with the local tribes add to the charm of ATV riding.  Ride on your ATV Bike and explore the incredible and weathered locales of Sholey hills, Horsley Hills, Kunti Betta and Skandagiri. A safer option is the Sarjapur road. It houses several ATV riding clubs which provide you with high-powered ATV bikes along with riding gear. 

5. Camping:

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Who doesn’t like to escape the hustle bustle of a city and head over to vast nothingness?! Sleeping under the stars, waking up to a stunning sunrise, cooking meals on a camp fire, I’m sure we all love camping. If you want to mix camping with water sports, Bheemeshwari Nature Camp, Galibore Nature Camp and Bannerghatta Nature Camp are places where you can put your camping and water sports skills to test. If it is nature camping you want, head over to the Coleman Camping Adventure, Coorg.

6. Wildlife Safari:

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Explore the wild side of nature by signing up for a wildlife safari. Open jeep safaris are conducted in wildlife conservation areas such as the Dandeli Anshi Tiger Reserve, Bannerghatta National Park, Bandipur National Park, Nagarhole National Park and Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary. You can visit these tourist places near Bangalore over a long weekend and make the most of it!

7. High Rope Traversing:

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High Rope Traversing is a super exciting activity! It puts your mental and physical strength to test. Enough to get your adrenalin pumping! Bheemeshwari and Ramnagar are two places best suited for high rope traversing.

8. Parasailing:

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Parasailing is an exhilarating aero adventure sport organized in different parts of Karnataka. There are basically two types of parasailing- Terrestrial and Aquatic. Terrestrial is where the parasail is attached to speeding cars, usually sports cars and Aquatic is where the parasail is attached to a speed boat.  Head over to Jakkur Aerodrome and Hoskotte Lake bed in Bangalore or drive down to the beautiful port of Malpe to indulge in this sport.

9. Zorbing:

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A fun and family friendly activity, zorbing entails clambering into a huge, transparent plastic ball and rolling down a gentle slope- probably the closest you'll ever come to sitting inside a bubble! Water zorbing is a fun variant of zorbing. There are many adventure clubs and companies that conduct zorbing activities in and around Bangalore.

10. Mountain Biking:

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Not for amateurs, mountain biking is a sport designed for the bravehearts! The sport involves riding specially designed bicycles off-road, often over rough terrain. Nandi Hills, Savandurga and Dandeli forest prove to be the perfect spots for mountain biking. There is also a biking track in the Turahalli forest, off Kanakpura road.

11. Bamboo Rafting:

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An exciting new activity, bamboo rafting is one thing you should try atleast once in your lifetime! The Barpole River near Bangalore city is a great place for indulging in this exhilarating activity. However, it is advised to take up bamboo rafting only with the help of a certified trainer.

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