It is a form of tourism involving exploration , travel , trek , or explore remote areas where the traveler learns to expect the unexpected. Tough mental and physical condition appears to be the fitness factor for this travel. Traditional forms of recreation is usually a display of skill in a specific out door settings. But for the Adventure Travel “Activity” is the mantra. It is the mindset of young and middle age group popularly wishing different holidays, different from the typical beach vacation. Adventure Tourism has undergone a rapid growth. Mountaineering and River expeditions, trekking, bungee jumping, rafting and rock climbing fits the list of Adventure Travel. One is required to understand the component of the task or expedition, chalk out the details of climate, accommodation, activity with the help of self interpretation shall help to complete the task.
The Tamil Nadu Tourism Department is keen in promoting this segment of tourism. Boating option is available at Muttukadu and Mudaliar Kuppam, Water Scooters, Speed Boats, Kayaks and Banana Boats. Sports activities provided in Mudaliarkuppam provide thrill the youngsters. Trekking in the Hilly areas, in coordination with the Youth Hostels Association of India, is encouraged among the interested trekking lovers. Paragliding in Yelagiri attracts tourists in large numbers and gliding festival is held every year. Parasailing is expected to be introduced shortly at Mudaliarkuppam.