Orissa is always seen as a state of temples but in reality it offers more than it. The best example is the tourists, who visit the place not to view temples but to experience fun and adventures. Orissa is situated on the eastern coast of India and is slowly but steadily turning out to be a popular destination of the adventure seekers. Orissa houses various adventurous sports and activities, which would always keep you in action and would offer you loads of fun & excitement. Starting from the lovely beaches to the high hills, Orissa has a lot to offer.
Adventure Sports & Activities There are various adventure sports and activities offered by Orissa of which some are listed below : -
Orissa is an ideal place for trekkers and mountain lovers. One can trek up to a height of about 1600m. If you are lucky enough, you can even spot some wild animals like spotted deer, elephants on your journey. Some of the best trekking routes in Orissa are Gandhamardan Trek, Mahendragiri Trek and Nilagiri Trek. The time period between October-january is the ideal time for Trekking in Orissa.
√ Canoeing & Boating
The state of Orissa offers superb facilities for canoeing and boating. Places like Dhabaleswar and Barkul are highly visited by tourist for taking part in such adventurous activities.
Some of the Beaches of Orissa offer adequate facilities for surfing. Some of such beaches are Gopalpur-on-Sea, Chandipur Beach etc.
There are various other adventurous activities like wind surfing, swimming, hiking, camping etc., which never leave you short of fun and adventures..