India provides some of the best water sports destinations
Its long coastlines, beaches, rivers, streams, lakes offer you almost all kinds of water sports you can desire. The water streams and lakes in Jammu and Kashmir, Uttar Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh provide excellent opportunities for angling, river kayaking and rafting. The coastal areas and lakes of Goa, Kerala and Karnataka provide the best opportunities for canoeing and kayaking.
October to March is the ideal time for water sports in most parts of India.
India has the geographical diversity and potential in becoming a prime destination for outdoor adventure tourism.
Tourist operators are realizing this fast
Coorg or Kodagu (originally called Kodaimalenadu) means 'dense forest on steep hill'. It is 252 kms from Bangalore and 1525 m above sea level. It is full of misty hills, lush forest, acres and acres of tea and coffee plantation, orange groves, undulating streets. Coorg is on the Western Ghats.
Coorg is an ideal place for outdoor activities, food and shopping, angling, trekking, golf, white water rafting, and fairs and festivals.
It lies on Karnataka's southwestern end, covering an area of 4,102 sq km. It is nestled in verdant valleys, imposing mountains and teak wood forests. Coorg is known as Kodagu. The prominent peaks in Coorg are Kote Betta, Pushpagiri, Nishani Motte, Tumbe Male, Tadiyandamol (1750 m), Soma Male and Brahmagiri. The main attractions of Coorg are Madikeri, Kushalnagar, Iruppu Falls (Irpu Falls).
Madikeri is about 120 Kms fromMysore and takes about 2.30 Hrs. FromBangalore it is around 250 kms and it takes about 6 hours to reach Madikeri. It is a picturesque hill town with Palace inside Fort, Omkareshvar temple. Kushalnagar is an amazing place to visit in Coorg and a great picnic spot too. There are lots of picnic spots in and around Kushalnagar. Iruppu is a sacred place called Iruppu in south Coorg on the Brahmagiri range of hills. This place is visited by thousands of devotees on Shivratri.