Hyderabad is being lauded as the city with the best quality index. It is called the city of pearls, and some from the north feel it is a green city too. However, not many tourists or city-dwellers know that Hyderabad and the places surrounding it are ideal for different kinds of adventure sports.
The often hair-raising activities include bungee jumping, surf-riding, rappelling, trekking, shooting, and even sailing. One popular destination to head to if you are an adrenaline junkie is Leonia. The Leonia Splash is one of the biggest bungee jumping platforms in the country. Then there is, of course, the one at Ramoji Film City, where one is harnessed and taken to a height of 15 mt and let off to experience the free fall. The cost for Leonia Splash is Rs 599, and bungee jumping at Ramoji Film City costs between Rs 799 to Rs 999.
Another interesting and physically exhausting activity is trekking. One can go trekking with family and friends at Anantagiri, Bhongir fort, Koelkonda fort, Ghanpur fort, and Medak fort, all of which are quite close to the city. You can also get to see and enjoy the beauty of many historical places while trekking in the above-mentioned places. Trekking would cost around Rs 1500 per person.
Rappelling is another exciting activity that one can take up, which will give you the feel of climbing a mountain. One of the best places to go to is the Wildwood Club which arranges regular rappelling sessions at the cost of Rs 1500 per person.
SATS is considered to be one of the most preferred shooting ranges in Hyderabad. Then there is Gun for Glory and SAAS shooting ranges that one can go to test one’s concentration, focus, and aim. This lifetime experience will cost you Rs 1000. But let us warn you, it is not for the weak-hearted.
And if you love water and like indulging in water sports, then Hyderabad is an ideal place to go for surfing, sailing, and kayaking. In fact, in 2018, a sailing week was held when the best sailors from the country came and participated in the event. The cost to go sailing is Rs 600.
Once again, Leonia is the place to go to when it comes to surfing. Surfing in the artificially created ambiance is an experience in itself. However, if you are not a brave heart, but would still like to have a feel of surfing, then you can head to Wild Water Adventure, where one can dry surf. Even if one slips, one falls onto the bed of cushions. This will cost you up to Rs 500 to 754 per person.
Another exciting game that used to be very popular in the West is paintballing. But remember, this game is fun only if you go with a bunch of friends. The idea is to take a gun with multi-colored balls and shoot at the opposite team member. Odyssey Wonder Paintball and Paintball Hyderabad are ideal places to go for this activity. The cost starts from Rs 330.