If you are an adventure lover and want to indulge in adventure sports, Ranchi has quite a few options. Be it the thrill of the air rushing past your face while dangling at 200 feet in air, or conquering a steep climb of 200 feet hill, all these and much more can be explored in Ranchi. Adventure sports are not only fun to do but they also bring one closer to nature. Ranchi with its hilly topography, magnificent waterfalls & dense forests is becoming a preferred spot for adventure sports. The Department of Tourism is engaged in developing adventure hot-spots in Ranchi and surrounding areas to promote tourism in the region.
Many places in Ranchi are being developed as adventure sites like Sita Falls, Kanke Dam, etc. Adventure sports are thus fast gaining popularity in Ranchi. To promote the adventure sports, The Jharkhand Adventure Tourism Institute is planning to offer various training courses for the adventure seekers. National Adventure Foundation's Jharkhand Chapter has also been organizing various camps, to make people aware of the sporting activities. These camps follow all the safety guidelines, making it way safer for the adventure enthusiasts.The fast developing facilities, fun & thrill are drawing a large number of youngsters from both within the city & nearby cities to these adventure sports.One can indulge in the following Adventurous sports in Ranchi:
Due to its hilly topography, Ranchi is ideal for rock climbing. One can enjoy the thrill of balancing themselves delicately over loose rocks and climb the summit. In recent years Tagore Hill and Forests surrounding Ranchi have emerged as a favorite venue for hosting various adventure sports including rock climbing and trekking.Ranchi and nearby locations offer a perfect place for trekking. The route from Sikidiri in Ramgarh to Dasam falls on the outskirts of Ranchi is very popular among the nature lovers for trekking.
Ranchi, located in the Chota Nagpur Plateau with its hilly topography and large open grounds is an ideal spot for aerial adventure sports like para sailing, paragliding, hilltop paragliding and hot air balloon. Adventure camps are frequently organized in and around Morabadi in Ranchi, which attract a lot of youngsters.
Ranchi, the city of waterfalls is a treat for adventure seekers.Kanke Dam, in Ranchi is an open water body, which has become very popular for water sport activities like kayaking, canoeing, water-skiing, etc. People flock here to enjoy the water-sports & have fun.
Popular Adventure Sport Clubs in Ranchi
Adventure Sports Clubs are always ready to help the amateurs in teaching basic skills related to the sport. The coaches & professionals working here guide you about all the safety precautions to be taken while doing adventure sports. One also gains knowledge about the equipment required, adventure hot-spots and other nuisances of the sport from these clubs & centres. These clubs regularly organize adventure sports camps in which youngsters can participate & gain practical experience also.