Adventure Industry In India

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28 Oct 2022
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Adventure is an exciting, fun, and momentous event. We live in a wonderful country that is full of beauty, charm, and adventures. Following are examples of the Adventure Industry: Hiking, exploring, mountaineering, trekking, bungee jumping, mountain biking, etc. Majorly there are two types of adventure: Hard adventure And Soft Adventure. The fulfillment of a hard adventure comes from conquering difficulties, risks, and uncertainties. Examples of Hard Adventures are skydiving, scuba diving, paragliding, rafting, etc. In Soft adventures risks are not present or are present in minimal amounts and any harsh experience is unlikely to occur. Examples of Soft Adventures are horse riding, fishing, hiking, etc. Adventure tourism aids in the economic growth of the host nation and has a major role in the development of the nation. Adventure tourism promotes local communities and aids in infrastructural development. It also creates job opportunities. There is an endless scope of the adventure tourism industry in India because of its diverse topography and climatic variations over different regions, like animal safari, jeep safari, bird watching, wild camp, wildlife safari, and jungle trail in the forest region where jeep safari and camel safari are the most favored adventure sports in the desert region together with scope for paragliding and hot ballooning. There are several components of Adventure Tourism: Space, measured risk, saleability, amusement, appeal, etc. Government and Private organizations have taken different initiatives to grow adventure tourism. There are certain advantages of Adventure Tourism, like improved mental and physical health with boosted morale, and many more. Drawbacks are also a part of this Industry. But overall this industry has a great future and holds significant importance.

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One way to get the most out of life is to look upon it as an adventure. Adventure is an exciting, fun, and momentous event. We live in a wonderful country that is full of beauty, charm, and adventures. There is no end to the adventures in India that we can have only if we seek them with our eyes open.

Examples Of the Adventure Industry

Hiking, exploring, mountaineering, trekking, bungee jumping, mountain biking, cycling, canoeing, scuba diving, rafting, zip-lining, rock climbing, and many more.

Majorly there are two types of adventure: Hard adventure And Soft Adventure

Hard Adventure:

Participants in hard adventures need to be both physically and mentally fit because the fulfillment of a hard adventure comes from conquering difficulties, risks, and uncertainties. These hazards need to be handled carefully with leading proficiency, engrossment, and high participant and tour operator expertise as risks are very elevated. Examples: skydiving, scuba diving, paragliding, rafting, etc.

Soft Adventure:

Participants in soft adventures only seek fun, entertainment, and catharsis. In these activities, risks are not present or are present in minimal amounts and any harsh experience is unlikely to occur. Examples: horse riding, fishing, hiking, etc.

Role Of Adventure Tourism

Adventure tourism aids in the economic growth of the host nation. Activities related to adventure tourism directly assist the economy in different ways. The economy grows faster the more tourists there are. Adventure tourism promotes local communities and aids in infrastructural development. It also creates job opportunities.

Scope Of Adventure Tourism

There is an endless scope of the adventure tourism industry in India because of its diverse topography and climatic variations over different regions. On land and water, underwater and in the air, we can enjoy whatsoever form of adventure in India we want. The mountainous regions of the north offer a beautiful yet challenging mountaineering experience, rock climbing, trekking, skiing, skating, mount biking, and safaris while the rushing swift rivers from these mountains are just perfect for river rafting, canoeing and etc. The oceans are not behind in any manner as well. The vast and deep expanse of water provides tremendous adventure sports opportunities in many forms. The forest and the desert regions have their own distinct place in providing scope for adventure tourism in India like animal safari, jeep safari, bird watching, wild camp, wildlife safari, and jungle trail in the forest region where jeep safari and camel safari are the most favored adventure sports in the desert region together with scope for paragliding and hot ballooning.

Components Of Adventure Tourism

Space, measured risk, saleability, amusement, appeal, bizarreness, nature, and a sense of the unknown are the essential elements of adventure tourism are the essential components for adventure tourism.

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Initiatives By Organizations To Grow Adventure Tourism

The major growth in the adventure industry in India is because of the overall efforts – governmental and private that have gone into making it what it is today. Tourism and adventure have developed significantly because of the Incredible India Campaign that was started by the Indian Government. It is currently the biggest service-based industry in the country. In terms of natural resources, India is ranked as the 14th best place to travel. The below saying holds true for tourism and adventures in India “An adventurous life does not necessarily mean climbing mountains, swimming with sharks, or jumping off cliffs. It means risking yourself by leaving a little piece of you behind in all those you meet along the way” because it is totally worth it.

Over the last decade, investors are seeing great potential in the growth of the adventure industry in India. Earlier, people used to plan their adventure trips along with all the required equipment and they also had to hire a guide. But now companies have come up with a plan to provide adventure tourists with a complete package with all that is required to go on an adventure trip. 

Advantages Of Adventure Tourism

Adventure tourism is not only great for the growth and development of one’s country but also helps in improving mental and physical health and provides a necessary break from day-to-day activities, after any trip one feels highly refreshed and energetic, so automatically efficiency and productivity of work increases. One can learn a lot about different places, technologies, activities, and different species in different areas. Also, morale gets boosted.

Drawbacks Of Adventure Tourism

The cost of importing the sophisticated equipment required for adventure sports is quite high. However, in the past few years, there have been a few changes that have been seen in the industry. The most important shift has been the willingness of Indians to look beyond their usual list of simple holidays to a new experience. As people have become more comfortable with the idea of adventure travel (especially in terms of roughing it out and issues of safety and security) newer options within India have opened up for the adventure industry.

Conclusion

Adventure Industry and tourism are blooming at a great pace different initiatives are being taken to promote it too. This industry has a broad scope and importance as it helps in growing the economy of the country by creating employment opportunities. 

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