Touch-icon-iphone-76x76

Download Thrillophilia App

Book Tour and Activities on the Go!

X
Chennai.jpg

15 Best Adventure Sports in Chennai

 
  • 15 Best Adventure Sports in Chennai

    One of the striking metropolitan cities in the country, Chennai; previously known as ‘Madras’ is one of the pictorial cities in the country. Also known as the 'Detroit of India', this gorgeous city stands on the stunning Coromandel Coast and is adorned by the alluring charm of the Bay of Bengal. A melting point of several cultures and traditions, old warm charm and contemporary lifestyle, this quaint city also makes it for an amazing tourist as well as adventure destinations in the country.

    No matter with whom or when you visit this magnificent metropolis, you can always indulge in and enjoy some of the most enthralling adventure sports in Chennai. While its coastal location proves to be a perfect host for activities like ATV rides or off-roading, its seafronts make it a paradise for parasailing, fishing and other similar activities. 

    The camouflaging surroundings around the city also adds an extra amount of fun and excitement to activities like paintball, rope activities, obstacle courses and lot more. Also, as the city is bestowed with a long stretch of the sea, it also offers equally delightful spots to take part in activities like boating, scuba diving and others.

    Here are some of the famous adventure sports in Chennai:

  • 01Laser Tag

    Without proper trainings and required skills, no one would like to step into a battlefield! However, when it comes to participate in an exciting laser tag battle, almost every fun lover would hop into the arena and shoot down their enemies with their laser gun! A new trend among all the different adventure sports in Chennai, laser tag is grabbing plenty of attention in the recent time. A multiplayer activity, it requires no hard fast training nor any certain level of fitness and can be enjoyed by almost all the age groups.

    In this fun-frolic game, teams are usually divided into different groups and are led into an arena while dressed up with laser sensor vests. Once both the teams are on, the battle begins with each of the teams targeting at the laser sensors of the other. Revelry with the laser gun continues till a certain period of time or till the last person in the opponent team gets shot. Fun, safety, excitement and thrill are guaranteed in this fun-battle!

  • 02Paintball

    Well, if laser tag battle is not enough and you desire for a more realistic experience of a battlefield, paintball is something that you must try! One of the most sought after adventure sports in Chennai, paintball is the next best thing to experience in this metropolis.

    The rules of the game are very simple: get ready with the safety gears, step into the battlefield, load your guns with coloured pellets and start shooting down your enemies. Like laser tag, paintball also requires no ardent training or prior experience; fitness level is also not a concern till you are able to spot your opponents.

    Mostly conducted in the outdoors, this thrilling activity is something that will keep you engrossed in unlimited fun and excitement. Next time you visit the city, make it to a paintball arena, camouflage a battlefield and have unlimited adventure in Chennai with family and friends!

  • 03Cycling

    Image Credit : Colin Hughes - Flickr

    Chennai, the 'Gateway to South India' is blessed with a gracious coastline and abundant of greeneries. Though most of the city comprises of plain or flat lands, the outskirts does offer an ample of rugged and uneven terrains that make this city an ideal cycling destination. And in case, you are not in the mood of pedalling in the outskirts, you can ride within the city and make it to some of the adventurous places in Chennai.

    Offering a tropical wet and dry climate, the city offers several adventurous places to the cycling enthusiasts. During your visit to this metropolis that is steeped with history, culture and traditions, you can pedal around its scenic riversides, lakes and beachfronts, and explore its bountiful nature. Some of the parts of the Old City are also often thronged by the cyclists who come here to take a delightful ride and discover the quaint charm and appeal of the city. To add here, the East Coast Road (or ECR) is one of the most wonderful cycling destinations in the entire of Chennai.

  • 04Boating

    Image Credit : Sudarshan V - Flickr

    For those adventure lovers, who yearns to have a tryst with the azure waters and get swayed away with the pleasant wind, they must go for boating in Chennai. As already said, the city is bestowed with a charismatic shorelines, ocean fronts, lakes and rivers, it offers an ample of boating destinations throughout its length and breadth.

    One of the most popular adventure activities in Chennai, boating is mostly done in the Muttukadu, Pichavaram and Covelong regions. In Muttukadu, there is the renowned Muttukadu Boat House off the East Coast Road. An initiative by the Tamil Nadu Government, this boat house offers several boating options to the water sport lovers; row boats, speed boats, aqua scooters and pedal boats are the main attractions here.

    Pichavaram in Cuddalore district or the home to the second largest mangrove forest in the world is also among the adventurous places in Chennai for an enthralling boating experience. Joining this list, the fishing village of Covelong also makes for an amazing boating experience.

  • 05Rock Climbing

    Image Credit : McKay Savage - Flickr

    While some might find their adrenaline kicks in the water or on the land, some others find the same amidst the rocks! One of the most exciting and enthralling adventure sports in Chennai, rock climbing is on the rise among the city mongers. In addition to the natural settings, the city also has several clubs and other institutes that offers amazing rock climbing experience.

    Kambakkam; located around 100km from the city limits, is considered as one of the most adventurous places in Chennai. Offering an exciting range of climbs, this region simply proves to be a paradise for the climber. Expert guides, skilled trainers and adequate safety measures make rock climbing in Chennai one of the must experiences for the adventure junkies.

  • 06ATV Rides

    Chennai might be the melting point of cultures and traditions; but when it comes to fun and adventure, this city never stands back! And for those who love to challenge all types of terrains, this ethnic metropolis offers plenitude of options for ATV rides.

    Bestowed with rugged and exhilarating terrains, lush and dense forests, ATV rides are indeed the best way to explore the adventurous phase of Chennai. The city has an ample of adventure camps that offers these rides; expert instructors, utmost safety measures and the fascinating terrains will surely add an extra amount of fun and thrill to your ATV rides. To add here, East Coast Road (or ECR) is among the most popular destinations for these enthralling rides.

  • 07Camping

    Image Credit : anjanettew - Flickr

    Among all the adventure sports in Chennai, camping is one such activity that allows you to explore, discover and enjoy the enchanting beauty of the region. Surrounded by several hill stations, this metropolis serves as a common ground for campers from across the country and other parts of the globe as well.

    Among the hill stations, Yealgiri, Yercaud, Kolli Hills and Horsely Hills are some of the most scenic destinations for an amazing camping experience; these scenic hilly retreats are located within 200-370km radius. Other popular and adventure places in Chennai within a range of 400-600km includes Kodaikanal, Ooty, Coonoor, Munnar, Valparai, Madikeri, Meghamalai, Kothagiri and others.

  • 08Wildlife Tours

    Image Credit :  Ignazio Carpitella - Flickr

    The lush and untouched greeneries around Chennai serves as an ideal home to a range of exotic flora and fauna. For the wildlife lovers, this city offers an ample of opportunities to witness and spot several rare and endangered wildlife species. From the ferocious tigers to the cold blooded crocodiles, a range of colourful birds to other charismatic reptiles, this metropolitan city offers several enthralling destinations that makes it for an amazing wildlife experience.

    A visit to the Madras Crocodile Bank in Mamallapuram will give you an insight about these lazy predators along with the opportunity to feed them. Guindy National Park and Guindy Snake Park also serves as a wonderful destination for the wildlife enthusiasts. While the national park has a significant population of blackbuck, hyena, spotted deer and others, the snake park houses around 23 different species of snakes, crocodiles, tortoises, turtles and lizards.

    Arignar Anna Zoological Park with its dwellers like tigers, jaguars, lions, panthers, elephants, giraffes and others, is also one of the best sanctuaries to visit near Chennai. Vedanthangal Bird Sanctuary is also one of the ideal spot for bird watching among the wildlife lovers.

  • 09Trekking

    Image Credit : McKay Savage - Flickr

    Trekking in Chennai is blessed by the charming elevations of the Eastern Ghats meeting with the beauty of the Bay of Bengal. The lush and green jungles coupled with the challenging elevations, makes up for an offbeat experience of adventure sports in Chennai. IF you are talking about trekking, then very few places can boast of the diversity of the terrain that Chennai has. Whenever you want to catch a break from the city, embark on a trekking adventure to any of the beautiful places in and around Chennai.

    The Eastern Ghats are characterized by smaller heights (as compared to the Western Ghats), but more splendid and untouched beauties of nature. Pristine rock cut natural pools, gushing falls, gurgling streams and peaks overlooking the sea are all the wonders that you will be able to experience only in Chennai.

  • 10Off-Roading

    Image Credit : eopath - Flickr

    For the adventure freaks, there is always a road; even in the extreme conditions, they always find a way to quench their thirst for adrenaline kicks! And in accomplishing this milestone, they even make their ways through the roughest of the terrains. To be precise here, when all the roads are closed, they always opt for off-roading options to find out their ways.

    Chennai being a central part of Tamil Nadu is connected to several other parts of the state. While most of the city’s surrounding are well accessible, some of its outskirt areas offers extreme challenges in traversing. Well, these are the areas that are often thronged by the adrenaline junkies who yearns for a high dose of thrill and adventure!

    The rough terrains of Eastern Ghat, its surrounding valleys and ranges serve as the hotspot for the off-roading junkies. Terrains here offers extreme challenges with the sand, gravel, muddy and rocky terrains. The off-roaders usually opt for an ATV and cruise through these roads and get their required dose of adrenaline!

  • 11Sailing

    Image Credit : Hari Ratan - Flickr

    The huge water expanses of Chennai, welcome the adventure of sailing being carried out in its pristine blue waters. Just take your boat and head out into the sea as far as you can see. The Madras Boat Club, one of the oldest boating clubs in the city, carries out regular sailing trips on medium sized boats as well more luxurious yachts. The sport has been practiced in Chennai for the past many years but has caught on to publicity very recently.

    Earlier, people used to have smaller boats that would not reach far into the sea and they had to be back within the day. However, now the sport has caught on and many people are buying bigger boats that can stay on water for more than a day or two. Out of all adventure sports in Chennai, this one is for the laidback souls.

  • 12Scuba Diving

    Image Credit : sandwich - Flickr

    Located off the Coromandel Coast adjoining the Bay of Bengal, Chennai has a huge and uninterrupted shoreline which allows you to explore all the beauties of the under water world. This vast and charismatic coastline with its serene and clear water entices the scuba diving enthusiasts to take a dive and discover the captivating beauty of Chennai’s magical marine life!

    Among all the scuba diving destinations, the Covelong Beach is known for its clean and serene waters that offer a perfect environment to indulge in shallow sea diving. The sea shore is relatively shallow with a relatively even floor. The diver in the mode of scuba diving is usually in the wet suit with fins and oxygen masks attached to his body  This is probably the only adventure activities in Chennai that allow you to experience marine life at its best!

  • 13Fishing

    Image Credit : Kumaran - Flickr

    If fishing is your ideal of a dun day out with friends, then Chennai is the right place for you! At the Barracuda Bay, you can indulge in the incredible sport of fishing along with some experienced trainers and instructors. The coastline of Chennai being long and uninterrupted makes up for an exciting plethora of possibilities when it comes down to any adventure activities.

    If you think that fishing is just one man’s job, you will surprised at the team efforts that need to be taken for an adventure of sport fishing to complete. The perfect stress buster, it includes people having to do multiple tasks while still on the ship. The catch at such sport fishing adventures usually includes Giant Trevally, King Mackerel, Blue Fin Tuna, Yellow Fin Tuna, Mahi Mahi and a lot of Barracuda.

     

  • 14Parasailing

    Image Credit : Storm Crypt - Flickr

    For those of you who think that Chennai is only about ancient temples and historical monuments, think again as the city is also the home to several adventurists and adventure activities. Being on the coastal region of India, this metropolis offers awesome possibilities of water sports particularly parasailing to its gutsy travellers.

    Not everyone’s cup of tea, parasailing involves sailing in the air while being harnessed to a safety parachute and pulled by a high-powered speed boat. As the boat makes its way forward, it pulls the parachute high in the sky allowing the participant to embark on a steady flight over the azure sea. Take this flight of your dreams; witness and enjoy the mesmeric views of Chennai while having a tryst with the air!

  • 15Surfing in Chennai

    Surfing in Chennai
    • d4 Days
    • lChennai
    • NNNNN1 review
    • Showkath
      Supplier
      Showkath
    • 9% Off7,750
      7,000
    • Send Enquiry

    The First Wave surfing classes in Covelong, known for its pristine beaches, offers a wonderful opportunity to water sport enthusiasts to learn the thrilling sport of surfing within a short span of 4-8 days.

    These 3-hour long classes, conducted on weekends, have two time slots of 7-10 am and 2:30 – 5:30 pm. You can also choose between a 4 day and 8 day course during which you would be provided with life jackets, soft top surfboards and related course material.

    The content covered include understanding the ocean and its waves, the weather, surfing equipment and gear, and rip and current. You will be trained in ocean safety, surfing skills and methodology, how to enter and exit water safely, and surf etiquette. You will get to practice on soft top boards and gain mastery over surfing in the ocean waters under the able guidance of a professional surfer. On completing the course, you would also be given a certificate.

    Duration: 3 hours each for 4 days