The scorching summer heat is simply getting unbearable each day and it is time to head to a place where you can find some respite. And what’s better than water to cool it off in the summer! Thankfully, India is home to several destinations are pleasant even in the summer months and offer the best adventure water sports opportunity. We list our top five water sports places in India to beat the heat. Also Read - 'CHAMPIONS': PM Modi Launches ICT-based Technology Platform to Empower MSMEs

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1. Rishikesh

Rishikesh is one of the best places for adventure water sports in the country. Apart from its spiritual significance, most of the tourists who come here are adventure lovers. White water rafting in the Ganga River is one of the most popular attractions in Rishikesh. Several tour operators offer packages to camp on the banks of the river and then go rafting in the morning. Summer is the best time to visit this place as the cool water will help beat the heat. Also Read - Mohena Kumari Singh And 6 Family Members Test Positive For COVID-19, All Hospitalised

2. Andaman Islands

The Andamans is another destination that is equally popular among honeymooners as well as adventure seekers. Most people come here for scuba diving and snorkeling. The white sand beaches, blue waters and the coral reefs in the sea make for a perfect underwater experience. You could go snorkeling or even take up a scuba diving certificate course in Andaman.

3. Manali

Magnificent Manali is one destination that suits all kinds of travelers. From couples, families to adventure lovers, there’s something for all. Manali is quite popular among trekkers but it also offers water sports like river rafting, angling and fishing. And if you love other adventure sports, you could also try rappelling, skiing and more in Manali.

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4. Lakshadweep

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Even though only a few islands are open to tourists, Lakshadweep is has several water sports to offer. From scuba diving to kayaking and from canoeing to sailing — you can do a bunch of activities here. And if you want to try your hand at fishing, Lakshadweep has many lagoons where this can be done.

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5. Zanskar

Zanskar is only open from April to August and a lesser-explored tourist destination. But if you love water sports, you should definitely have this one on your wishlist. Rafting on the Zanskar River is both adventurous as well as thrilling. You will have to stay in tents here as accommodation options aren’t easily available but the scenic beauty makes up for it.

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