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Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Adventure India : Water Sports and Riding Schools - 22

Water Sports:

Water sports embody the spirit of adventure in Goa. Many beaches such as Dona Paula and Aguada Fort Beach have water activities. Dona Paula also offers various sports like jet-skiing, Scuba-diving and boating.

Maharashtra Tourism along with various private clubs hs introduced water sports at various lakes and the coastline, making aqua sports no longer the preserve of a privileged few. Panshet Aqua Sports Centers located 40 kms near Pune, has activities like boating, jet skiing, kayaking and windsurfing. Esselworld and the adjoining Water Kingdom at Gorai near Mumbai is an amusement park with roller coasters and water slides.

Riding Schools:

Embassy Riding School, Bangalore, Karnataka:

Three sets of classes are offered. The private instructor's class takes one student at a time for Rs. 350 per hour. A semi-private course (two students at a time) costs Rs. 300. the group includes 3 to 4 students and costs Rs. 250 per person.

Children's Riding Club, New Delhi:
Membership fee is Rs. 500

Amateur Riding Club, Mumbai (Tel. No. : 307 1445)
Entrance / Membership Fees Rs. 37,000 (adult), Rs. 12,000 (child), Annual Fees. Rs. 1,000 (adult and child)

The club charges an annual fee of Rs. 10,000 for adults and Rs. 4,000 for children. Riding lessons cost Rs. 1,000 the first month and Rs. 8000 subsequently.

The Royal Equestrain and Polo Centre, Dundlod, Rajsthan :

The center is equipped with a dressage arena and show jumps. In addition, it offers training and participation in three day evening hacks, hunts, and endurance. It hosts an annual horse show every year on the occasion of the Gangaur Festival (March/April) for the promotion of the Marwari horse.

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02. Adventure India : Land of Snow - 2
03. Adventure India : Rock Climbing - 3
04. Adventure India : Mountaineering - 4
05. Adventure India : Climbing Precautions in India - 5
06. Adventure India : Hang Gliding - 6
07. Adventure India : Mountain Biking - 7
08. Adventure India : Reppelling and Paragliding - 8
09. Adventure India : River Running - 9
10. Adventure India : Zanskar Trek, Skiing and Heli-Skiing - 10
11. Adventure India : Trekking - 11

12. Adventure India : Trekking Options in India - 12
13. Adventure India : Angling - 13
14. Adventure India : Spice adventure with culture - 14
15. Adventure India : Camel Safaris - 15
16. Adventure India : Tiger Safari and Yak Safari - 16
17. Adventure India : Elephant Safari - 17
18. Adventure India : Horse Safaris and Horse Safari Trails - 18
19. Adventure India : Jeep Safari - 19
20. Adventure India : Ballooning and Nature Walks - 20
21. Adventure India : Scuba Diving, Snorkelling, Sailing and Windsurfing - 21
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