Karnataka invites adventure enthusiasts to the state


Karnataka Tourism’s theme for 2017 is ‘Year of the wild’ and the state has lined up projects not just for wildlife enthusiasts, but even for those keen on trekking, mountaineering and other adventure sports.

The tourism department has come up with some novel events, which would set the pulse racing for adventure enthusiasts.

“We will launch bouldering, a form of rock climbing for adventure lovers, in Hampi. It will be a competition, where a person finds their own routes as they climb up, and marks them along the way. There will also be a world championship. This will be ready for public by March. Following the trend of adrenaline pinching activities, a triathlon will be organised in Nandi Hills,” said Priyank M Kharge, Minister for IT & BT and Tourism, Government of Karnataka.

“People can engage in running up Nandi hills, along with rock climbing and cycling. We are working on launching other eco-adventure sports as well. There will be surfing in Malpe beach, sky diving and other aero sports in Mysuru, river rafting in Dandeli,” he added. While nine out of 17 eco trails for trekking have already been launched, the others are a work in progress. These trails will be organised by the government and also help people understand the importance of conservation.

“We will launch bouldering, a form of rock climbing for adventure lovers, in Hampi. It will be a competition, where a person finds their own routes as they climb up, and marks them along the way. There will also be a world championship. This will be ready for the public by March. Following the trend of adrenaline pinching activities, a triathlon will be organised in Nandi Hills,” said Priyank M Kharge, Minister for IT & BT and Tourism, Government of Karnataka.

“People can engage in running up Nandi hills, along with rock climbing and cycling. We are working on launching other eco-adventure sports as well. There will be surfing in Malpe beach, sky diving and other aero sports in Mysuru, river rafting in Dandeli,” he added.

While nine out of 17 eco trails for trekking have already been launched, the others are a work in progress. These trails will be organised by the government and also help people understand the importance of conservation.