7 Best Water Sports near Bhopal
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Last Updated: 04 Sep 2020
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Owing to numerous great options, the popularity of water sports near Bhopal is on a constant rise. Bhopal is the land of lakes and holds within its ambit a number of places to not just indulge in water sports activities but also to enjoy your visit to its fullest with resorts to relax and natural and man-made marvels to leave you awestruck.

These serene locations make for great places to enjoy water sports around Bhopal and are an excellent spot for an outing. The water bodies in Bhopal where you can indulge in water sports are surrounded by some dense forests and trails to have a leisurely walk. These places in Bhopal bringing a tranquil feel to make your visit a memory to cherish for a long time.

You can enjoy a visit to Upper Lake, also known as Bhojtal, India’s largest man-made lake constructed in 11th Century by Raja Bhoj and enjoy the day by the shore of this historical wonder.

You can also opt for Kaliasot, which is something of a youth hangout destination near Bhopal to enjoy various water sports here. When you are in Bhopal, you don’t need to visit some far away destinations to enjoy your favourite water sports.

Here are the best places for water sports near Bhopal:

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Upper Lake

Upper Lake
1. Boating: The Upper Lake or Bhojtal is a gem of a place in Bhopal which, along with Lower Lake, supplies a big chunk of water to the city. Apart from that, its scenic beauty can be explored by enjoying a boating trip on its waters. Visitors looking for water sports near Bhopal can enjoy boating here. You don't have to pay for entry. You can visit the place preferably in the evening and enjoy the beautiful horizon while the sun sets.

2. 
Parasailing:  You can enjoy parasailing in Bhojtal where you can fly high while enjoying the beautiful bird's eye view of the flora and greenery of the nearby Van Vihar National Park along with the agricultural fields and human settlements. 

3. Speed BoatingThe chance of going full throttle on the waters of the biggest lake around Bhopal is too lucrative to miss. You can hire a speedboat here or go on a cruise on a beautiful evening and enjoy some water sports around Bhopal.

4. Banana Ride: Upper Lake is one such place where you can enjoy banana rides. You can indulge in a group ride, carrying up to 12 people. The spot is quite popular among tourists and is rapidly becoming a haven for thrill seekers and people interested in watersports.

Distance from Bhopal: 11.6 Km.

Location: Near CM House, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh.

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Parasailing

Parasailing

Places for Parasailing near Bhopal

1. Upper Lake: You can enjoy parasailing in Bhojtal where you can fly high while enjoying the beautiful bird's eye view of the flora and greenery of the nearby Van Vihar National Park along with the agricultural fields and human settlements. As the lake is spread across 31 sq. km, the sights are endless and ideal for photography.

Distance From Bhopal: 11.6 Km.

Location: Near CM House, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh.


2. Halali Dam:  You can enjoy Parasailing over the pristine waters of Halali River, which is also a tributary of Betwa. The place has a serene feel which also makes it a good choice for family outings. Parasailing is relatively new but a growing activity in Bhopal especially around the reservoir region and the speedboats with kites soaring in the sky makes for great water sports experience around Bhopal.

Distance from Bhopal: 41.6 Km.

Location: Raisen District of Madhya Pradesh.


3. Kaliasot Dam: Kaliasot Dam offers an amazing parasailing experience. The thrill of the activity coupled with the picturesque views makes it a perfect spot for the adventure in Bhopal. Views of the nearby jungles along with a small Island embedded in between the river body can be enjoyed while parasailing here.

Distance From Bhopal: 20.3 Km.

Location: Kolar Road, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh.

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Canoeing

Canoeing

Places for Canoeing near Bhopal

1. Upper Lake: The vast water body, that is Upper Lake, allows a good space for canoeing here, and you can also soak in the beauty of sights while enjoying the activity.

Distance from Bhopal: 11.6 Km.

Location: Near CM House, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh.


2. Halali Dam: A great picnic spot in the vicinity of Bhopal city, Halali Dam is a great choice for canoeing, owing to its waters apt for the sport. The place is surrounded by the scenic beauty of nature and makes for a great getaway. It is also a perfect place for nature and landscape photography and can be visited with family and friends.

Distance from Bhopal: 41.6 Km.

Location: Raisen District of Madhya Pradesh.


3. Kaliasot: The River Dam of Kaliasot is a great option for enjoying the activity of canoeing. The place is always thronged with visitors and adrenaline junkies, who are looking to indulge in water sports near Bhopal. It also offers a great trail for a walk along the shores of the river.

Distance From Bhopal: 20.3 Km.

Location: Kolar Road, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh.

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Kayaking

Kayaking

Places for Kayaking near Bhopal

1. Upper Lake: Upper Lake has been the go-to getaway in Bhopal and continues to attract visitors from cities and surrounding towns. The Lake gives an immense space for a wide array of water sports. The assistance staff is always there if you need any help. Visit the place for a picnic day with your loved ones.

Distance from Bhopal: 11.6 Km.

Location: Near CM House, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh.


2. Halali Dam: Halali Dam is another great option to kayak near Bhopal. The huge reservoir is just a great addition to the alluring charm of the place. You can enjoy mouth-watering delicacies afterwards at the MP Tourism Hotel. 

Distance from Bhopal: 41.6 Km.

Location: Raisen District of Madhya Pradesh.


3. Kaliasot Dam: Kaliasot gives a thrilling kayaking experience which you won't forget for a long time. The drive to the place is smooth and the sight of river banks adds to the excitement. The place has several relaxation points during the trip. Visitors can enjoy kayaking as well as enjoy the sight of the charming natural enveloping the place.

Distance From Bhopal: 20.3 Km.

Location: Kolar Road, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh.

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Speed Boating

Speed Boating

Places for Speed Boating near Bhopal

1. Upper Lake: The chance of going full throttle on the waters of the biggest lake around Bhopal is too lucrative to miss. You can hire a speedboat here or go on a cruise on a beautiful evening and enjoy some water sports around Bhopal. The place also has a coffee house and MP tourism resort to relax afterwards.

Distance from Bhopal: 11.6 Km.

Location: Near CM House, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh.


2. Halali Dam: Speedboats are also available at Halali Dam for a great water thrill with friends and family. The place is secluded and provides for a great escape to enjoy some quality time. The cold breeze that blows in the evening will soothe your body and soul.

Distance from Bhopal: 41.6 Km.

Location: Raisen District of Madhya Pradesh.


3. Kaliasot Dam: Kaliasot Dam acts as a great location to enjoy a range of water sports, especially speed boating which is trending around the region. The magnetic charm of the place is enough to attract adventure enthusiast from all over the place.

Distance From Bhopal: 20.3 Km.

Location: Kolar Road, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh.

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Banana Rides

Banana Rides

Places for Banana Rides near Bhopal

1. Upper Lake: Upper Lake is one such place where you can enjoy banana rides. You can indulge in a group ride, carrying up to 12 people, and enjoy a visit to nearby Kamla Park. The spot is quite popular among tourists and is rapidly becoming a haven for thrill seekers and people interested in watersports.

Distance from Bhopal: 11.6 Km.

Location: Near CM House, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh.


2. Halali Dam: Situated in the outskirts of the main city centre, this dam is a great getaway for thrill seekers. One can enjoy banana boat rides on a romantic outing or a getaway with friends. The calm atmosphere is perfect for a family picnic outing and catching some jaw-dropping spectacles of the gushing water from the reservoir.

Distance from Bhopal: 41.6 Km.

Location: Raisen District of Madhya Pradesh.


Kaliasot Dam: Kaliasot provides a great ambience and setting for adventure lovers. The place offers calm and soothing waters and a bird-eye view of the city. You can enjoy a banana ride here. The nearby jungle around the area is also very alluring and is worth exploring. Since it's not very far from the city, it is frequented by tourists and enthusiasts looking for water sports around Bhopal.

Distance From Bhopal: 20.3 Km.

Location: Kolar Road, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh.

This dam is also a popular road trips destination from Bhopal and a lot of people travel to this place with family and friends.

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Zorbing

Zorbing

Places for Zorbing near Bhopal

1. Upper Lake: Zorbing by the shores of Upper Lake is a great choice for fun time. The largest man-made lake carrying millions of gallons of water is a popular attraction in Bhopal. You can enjoy zorbing with friends and then watch the beautiful sunset over the horizons of the humongous lake.

Distance from Bhopal: 11.6 Km.

Location: Near CM House, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh.


2. Halali Dam: Halali offers a wide range in water sports around Bhopal along with a peaceful space apt for a picnic destination near Bhopal. You can indulge in water zorbing during the daytime and relax on the shores. There is also MP tourism resort where you can replenish your energy and gulp in delicious meals after a tiring your body in the water.

Distance from Bhopal: 41.6 Km.

Location: Raisen District of Madhya Pradesh.


3. Kaliasot Dam: Kaliasot is one such place which attracts local youth and tourists due to its mass appeal of water sports. People visit the dam on a getaway due to its proximity to the city. You can enjoy zorbing and indulge in group various games here. The place also offers scenic views which are very enticing while you enjoy a leisurely walk around the area.

Distance From Bhopal: 20.3 Km.

Location: Kolar Road, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh.

Bhopal has some really amazing water parks that are perfect to beat the summer heat.

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