Tamil Nadu is not just about palaces, temples and beaches. There are a lot more elements that you can add to your Tamil Nadu tour. One such element that is usually overlooked is adventure activities. Youth travelers yearn for some adrenaline rush and you can satisfy your pumping adrenaline need in Tamil Nadu.

This article talks about top five adventure destinations that you should add to your Tamil Nadu tour if you are a thrill seeker.

1. Annamalai Hills

Annamalai Hills
                                                                         Annamalai Hills 

Annamalai Hill is famous for Indira Gandhi Wildlife sanctuary near Coimbatore. The nearest railway station is located in Pollachi. It is a wonderful trekking spot for all kinds of trekkers. There are numerous trekking trails and the best of all is the 12 km long trail from Topslip to Pandaravari. It is for starters and the path is filled with grasslands and dense forests. 30 km trail through west temperate forest, rain forest and sub-tropical forest is for experienced trekkers. If you are looking for some strolling time, Monkey Falls is the best place to enjoy. Apart from trekking, the wildlife sanctuary is a cliche spot for some natural attractions and adventure activities.

2. Covelong

                                                                                                Kovalam Beach

Kovalam or Covelong is located near Chennai. Do not confuse it with the Kovalam beach of Kerala. This destinations is fairly close to Mahabalipuram, a place for heritage and architecture lovers. Covelong is famous for surfing. Many surfing classes are also open for tourists. Surf and Music Festival of Covelong attracts surfing enthusiasts from all around the world. Many surfing schools provide accommodation for the tourists who visit the place mainly for surfing. Other water based activities are also available here.

3. Yelagiri

Yelagiri

Yelagiri is a small hill station that finds its place in romantic Tamil Nadu tour packages. Apart from the hill station romantic appeal, the destinations has many other attractions. Top adventure activities to enjoy in Yelagiri are paragliding and rock climbing. There are many trekking trails too. For beginners, there are trails that can be completed in 2 hours. Jalagambarai waterfalls on the trail is an important resting and picnic spot. For experienced trekkers, there are a lot of rigorous routes available.

4. Manapad

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Manapad is a small coastal area near Tuticorin. With the beach nearby, the place is famous for all beach based activities. Top adventure activities to enjoy here are sailing, surfing, kiteboarding, stand up paddling and kayaking. You can find a lot of water based activities throughout the year. Manapad Classic Sail and Surf festival is an important tournament that attracts local and international surfers. There are many surf resorts for adventure seekers. It is best to visit the destinations during winter.

5. Ooty or Udhagamandalam

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Ooty is an important tourist destinations, honeymoon spot and summer resort. It is called as the queen of all hill stations. It is a very important tourist destinations throughout the year. The place has got all cliche hill station attractions. Apart from those, the top adventure activities include trekking, wildlife spotting, hand gliding, angling and others. For mild adventure lovers, there are activities like boating, strolling and others. If you are a starter trekker, you can trek through the Western Ghat hills and reach Mukurthi lake. There are longer and harder trails too. Some trek into Shola forest to spot NilgiriTahr and other animals. It is better to hire a guide for wildlife based adventure activities. Hand gliding is open only between March and May.

Other top adventure destinations to add to your Tamil Nadu tour are Kodaikanal, Kodi hills, Kanyakumari and others.

 

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