The initial weeks of November have seen some major adventure festivals being held in India. Two of these were held in the North East of India, so it’s a breath of fresh air, that apart from the popular adventure destinations, North East is getting a taste of it too. North-East is not very famous when it comes to adventure tourism. These festivals are helping in the promotion of adventure tourism there.  The surfing festival of India called The India Surf Festival was held in Odisha which is another good addition as Odisha is coming up as a adventure hub when it comes to Surfing. Here are the highlights of the festivals so far.

White Water Kayaking is still a recreational sport in India. To make it interesting and more adventurous, the Malabar River Festival in Kerala calls in many paddlers to Iruvanjhipuzha and Chalipuzha Rivers to compete with each other. Termed as Asia’s Biggest Kayaking festival, this year the extreme adventure competition in God’s Own Country had events for Kayakers of all levels. A fun event held on 29-31st July had some quirky titles for it winners like ‘The Rapid Rajah’ and ‘The Rapid Rani’ who were the paddlers that won the Super Finals.