How the scenario of adventure sports is changing countrywide?

India has never been this adventurous in the history of Indian tourism, but that time is finally here. Now, experiential travel and adventure sports offer a never-before seen diversity to an eager market. Not just as a sharp detour from the monotonous duties of modern life but they are an absolute once-in-a-lifetime experiences!

India is blessed with vast geographical diversity and gorgeous locales, which provide a plethora of possibilities for adventure seekers. Ever since the pandemic, the sector across industries face disruption with the restrictions as well as no movements, and the majority of the world’s population also suffered from cabin fever. The mundanity of lockdown living and work-from-home routines have finally caught on, and when the limitations ease, the absolute majority of people are looking forward to embarking on tiny, local vacations.

Days of Yore

With the changing landscape, adventure sports came into existence and emerged as a valuable experience in mental fitness. Social media, awareness of global experiences has contributed largely to the industry being well received in India. Extreme sports have also grown in popularity as a result of exposure from television and movies. They made it look cool first! Then people tried it and realised its much much more than that. Word of mouth helped spread the word. It is now seen as an alternate way of exploring new landscapes by diving, jumping, zipping through its ecosystems.

People seeking thrills as an escape from ordinary life today have more access to adrenaline-fueled sports than ever before. Encompasses many sporting activities based on land, air, and water that involve a combination of magnificent adrenaline-driven experiences. 

The Present Scenario

The tourist industry is perpetually propelling the travel and tourism industry forward.  Rishikesh is called the adventure capital of India owing to its success with rafting and bungy jumping. This has attracted so much more tourism to the state. 

The wonderful statistic is that over 90% of the market is Indian. These aren’t those exotic and over priced gimmicks aimed at international tourists alone. Its for the local tourism to expand its spectrum—and India has taken to it like fish to water. From India’s most extreme Giant Swing in Rishikesh to Goa’s only fixed platform Bungy, India will now also be known for its a diversity of novel experiences. In a nutshell,  industry specialists foresee that the scenario of adventure sports to expand and revolutiionise the nation’s idea of tourism.

The Future Roadmap-The changing scenario

According to Allied Market Research, the adventure tourism market is poised to grow to $1,169,095 million by 2028, at a CAGR of 20.1% during the fiscal year 2022-2028. The report further states that the Asia-Pacific area is one of the emerging markets. It is an excellent destination for adventure tourism and will emerge as a hub due to the region’s lush scenery, superb food, and hospitality.

Furthermore, the industry players, in conjunction with increased government initiatives to encourage tourism, will drive the adventure tourism sector, thus boosting the expansion of adventure sports. In addition, the growing popularity of social media and the rise in trip and video blogging will help to improve the segment’s appeal to tourists. Another factor that is fueling the sector’s expansion is the fact that adventure sports, with their exciting and adrenaline-pumping experiences, will become more popular as people desire to connect with nature and growth in socializing. People will prefer adventure sports activities to help them rejuvenate and prepare for the fast-paced lives that lie ahead.

Final Thoughts!

Adventure sports provide unrivaled levels of thrill and a once-in-a-lifetime experience that people will remember for the rest of their lives. The portion was put on hold by the coronavirus. It has, however, been reset the new cool is experiential travel! Hence, the evolving scenario of adventure sports is changing the countrywide.



Views expressed above are the author’s own.