Strolling down the beaches or going for a boat ride is outdated. The Kochiites would have all the adventure this season as the city with the suburbs is offering options in adventure sports. Options for exotic, refreshing, and thrilling sport activities lie before them as they go for yachting or scuba diving or river rafting or even ice skating. The most common sport activities that the city people indulge in during the weekends are listed below.
Start rowing through backwaters and experience an exhilarating time at Kayaking. It could be fun but not strenuous and one would find it relaxing, as the currents are not “that strong”. The kayaks are fiber made that do not tilt easily. There are lifeguard rafts everywhere, and one can easily step into those when feeling tired. Children can also go kayaking here. Options are open also for groups to go for overnight stay in their tents.
Ice skating does not remain confined within the TV screen. This is another experience that you can try whether you are an expert or not, and even if it is your first time at it. A mall in the city that has recently opened a rink offers the opportunities for ice skating. For those who know ice skating would find this a cake walk whereas the people doing it for thwe 1st time would have a thrilling experience. There are onlookers gathering around the rink encouraging the youngsters to show their skill in the rink. Fifty people can go ice-skating in the rink at a time. There are trainers who can help the beginners learn the art in not more than thirty minutes.
Now this is something that sounds as if its meant for a certain elite group. The Yachting Association of Kochi is looking forward to people to join the organization where they can just come in and go for sailing. Presently, due to the monsoons, the yachts aren’t offered on sail. The function will however begin after the month of September in a full-fledged manner. There shall be instructors for guiding the beginners initially, but later they can go sailing in the non motorized yachts. However, they need to abide by the instructions to be safe and fine. The activity of sailing takes place primarily in the inland backwaters than out in the sea. People can also avail of the laser yachts that can be rode to Lakshadweep as well.
Scuba diving or snorkeling
Scuba diving and snorkeling is fast becoming popular among the city people. The center for scuba diving has developed at the fringes of the city at Mamala at Tripunithura. For the first timers it would be an experience of a lifetime where they would simply be falling short of words to describe the beautiful nature underwater. The beginners can go ten meters deep with their instructors. There is no sinking deep down to bottom. The pressure doesn’t let you keep down and you tend to rise up. One can also go just snorkeling. The corals and the fish can be seen as close as can be breathed and the experience is thrilling. It should be added that there is no such threat or danger till the time one abides by the instructions.
The city has more to offer and though not the archery of the professional kind, the experience is thrilling. Archery no longer remains something to be seen only in the Olympics. It can be experienced for real when you go to the city mall. There are ten arrows offered in a chance. It is not at all easy and at the start it flies out to other directions far from the aim. However, this is quite challenging and one would certainly feel like to give it a try again and again. Children can also try out their luck in hitting the bull’s eye. It is an Indian bow that is made of wood and is therefore much easier and lighter for being carried by beginners.