10 Adventure Destinations of South India that you shouldn’t miss to explore.


While South India is known for its food, culture, heritage structures, temples and other such things; it is also a region with a lot of adventure opportunities. Here’s a list of 10 places in South India for the adrenaline junkie in you.

1. Camping and waterfall rappelling at Coorg.


Situated in the hilly Madikeri district of Karnataka; Coorg is the perfect place to camp over a weekend. If you are an adrenaline junkie, rappel down the waterfalls there!

2. Trekking in Kudremukh.


Kudremukh, which literally translates to Horse Face, is a mountain range and a peak in Chikkamagalur district of Karnataka. With various trekking routes of varying difficulty level, this is one place for all types of adventure lovers.

 3. Parasailing in Payyambalam Beach.

Payyabalam ParasailingSourceHindu

Located in Kannur, Kerala, parasailing at the beach offers breathtaking views!

4. Cave exploration at Belum Caves.


The largest tourist cave network in the Indian sub-continent, Belum caves in Kurnool offer a variety of challenges to the thrill-seeker in you. With a length of over 3 kilometers, the caves are the second largest naturally formed caves in the country.

5. Scuba diving at Netrani Island.

Netrani Island Scuba

Netrani Island, situated approximately 19 kilometers off the coastal temple town of Murudeshwar in Karnataka, is an island with a coral reef. Scuba dive there and explore the world underwater.

6. Rock climbing at Badami.

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Badami is a town about 150 kilometers from Belgaum in Karnataka; with a lot of red sandstone hills. The place is one of the most popular climbing spots in the country and is visited often by many reputed national and international climbers.

7. Bouldering at Orvakal Rock Garden.

Oruvakkal rock garden

The rock garden is a 1000 acre area with igneous rock formations between pools of water; located 20 kilometers from Kurnool. With a huge number of medium sized rock formations, it is perfect for bouldering.

8. White water rafting at Dandeli.


Dandeli is a town located on the banks of the Kali river in Karnataka. Owing to the rapid flowing river, the place offers great rafting opportunities and is visited by adventure sport lovers throughout the year.

9: Trekking and swimming in Nagalapuram.


Nagalapuram is a village in Chittoor district of Andhra Pradesh. The Nagalapuram waterfalls, located nearby are the perfect for thrill seekers. Jump off a cliff into the naturally formed pools there.

10: Camping at Jog Falls.


Jog Falls, located in the Sagara Taluk of Karnataka, is the second-highest plunge falls in India. Camp there over a weekend and trek through the hills there over a weekend!