Top 5 Adventure Sports to Experience in Chennai

The Chennai metropolis is an industrial hub with people settling here from different places. In the hustle and bustle of city life, you sure need a getaway and a little bit of thrill. Whether you are a tourist or a dweller, you can seek out ample adventure in Chennai. Here are our top five suggestions of adventure sports in Chennai.

1. Scuba diving

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Is there anyone out there, who has not enjoyed swimming with the fishes? I highly doubt it. Even if we are a tad scared of the mysterious deep blues, it is still a wonder that mesmerizes us. How can we overcome the thrill of watching the rare flora of the underwater?  It’s impossible to deny that opportunity how much ever hard you try. Blessed with long coastal lines and small yet beautiful fishing villages, Chennai is a scuba divers haven. Scuba diving is still a new trend in Chennai, and it is a delight for all those who wish to explore the unexplored. The Cove long Beach is quite known for scuba diving in Chennai, for its calm, serene and crystal clear waters. This is a perfect for a novice to learn a few tricks as well as to relax and enjoy. If you are an experienced diver then you better head out to the Marina Beach when it is open for water sport activities. Ill famed for its unexpected tidal waves and rough waters, just sailing on the surface is itself a challenge. What makes scuba diving perfect here is the very challenge of staying buoyant!

2. Kambakkam Rock Climbing

The Kambakkam Rock Climbing is quite a new trend in Chennai, which has attracted people from far and wide. The thing about rock climbing is that you rely on your on strength and agility. This is a sport for those who are physically fit and can carry their weight quite well. Kambakkam is at least 2500 feet above sea-level and remains one the famed destinations for climbers. It offers everyone something which its rocky climbs. From small rocks and ledges where you can take a rest, to steep slippery boulders, Kambakkam has it all for a novice and an experienced climber.

3. Trekking

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Trekking is a beautiful challenge. Conquering nature’s perks is as fulfilling and gratifying as it can get. After a trek, you are rewarded with a spectacular view and an adventure of a life time. Trekking in Chennai leaves you breathless, not due to fatigue but because of all the over dose of excitement. Chennai’s trekking trails are a delight with hills and peak points ranging in different sized giving everyone something to conquer.

4. Parasailing

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For the adventurer in you who just love a good challenge, Chennai offers you the parasailing adventure of a life time. With a long coastal line and numerous beaches isolated and crowded, Chennai is just perfect for a parasailing experience. Marina Beach and Cove long are the top sites in demand for parasailing. Nettumpakkam Beach is a local favourite, and is pretty much isolated. So, if you wish for a solitary experience then head over to the calm and serene waters of Nettumpakkam.

5. Surfing

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Did you know that Chennai is one of the rare spots in the country, where you can actually wind surf? Even if you don’t know how to surf then this is best because the Covelong Beach in Chennai offers you regular surfing classes. All you have to do is to book a class and be prepared to have some fun. Riding the tides is quite the fun!

Who wouldn’t mind a little adrenaline rush pumping up your veins? Take a break from that mundane life of yours and get some thrill into your system. Do it right around the corner in your favourite city and just let loose because you know you need some kind of adventure in life!

About Rohit

An architect by profession, Rohit Agarwal is a curious traveller, seeking out the minutest detail about the places he travels to, and that’s what one will find in his writings. His writings have appeared in various blogs, he’s currently trying to bring forth as many different places a traveller who shares the same level of curiosity like him would like to visit through his writings.

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