Best Institutes for Adventure Sports in India

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Top Institutes for Adventure Sports


Many of us are fond of adventure sport; some of them also posses such activities as hobby or passion. Adventure sports is a broad and comprehensive term. Adventure sports can be divided into three parts:

  • Air Sports: Sky Diving, Bungee Jumping, Paragliding, Sky Surfing etc
  • Land Sports: Skateboarding, Rock Climbing, Skiing, Mountain Biking, Snowboarding, Trekking, Land and Ice Yachting, Adventure Racing, etc
  • Water Sports: Scuba Diving, Wind Surfing, White Water Rafting, Cliff Diving, Kayaking, Yacht Racing, Canoeing, Snorkeling, Powerboat Racing, etc

Nowadays many of the youngsters are interested in adventure sports; some of the also want to opt it as a career. But without any professional training; doing such activities in not possible. At present there are many institutes that provide professional courses for adventure sports. Following are some of the top institutes for adventure sports in India:

a)      Indian Mountaineering Foundation: IMF one of the best institutes for adventure sports in India. This institute promotes supports, encourages and executes schemes related to adventure activities. It offers courses in skiing, mountaineering, trekking at high altitudes and rock climbing. Website:,

b)      Himalayan Mountaineering Institute: Himalayan Mountaineering Institute is situated in South of Sikkim and covers borders of Sikkim and Nepal. This institute offers basic and advance courses for Mountaineering. Website:

c)       Nehru Institute of Mountaineering: NIM, located at Uttarkashi is said to be one of the best institutes for mountaineering in India and provides advance and basic courses in Mountaineering. Website:

d)      Indian Institute of Skiing & Mountaineering: Started in 1969, this institute at Gulmarg provides technical training in variety of adventure courses such as Water Skiing, Snow Skiing and Trekking/Mountaineering. Website:

e)      National Institute of Water Sports: NIWS was started by the Ministry of Tourism in Goa. This institute provides training, consultancy, research and education for leisure-water sporting such as Scuba Diving, Windsurfing, Waterskiing, River Rafting, Dinghy Sailing and Kayaking. Website:

f)       Jawahar Institute of Mountaineering and Winter Sports: JIM&WS was founded in 1983 at A Pahalgam, Jammu & Kashmir; this Institute is scheduled under the J&K Society Registration Act VI. It offers course such as Skiing, Water Sports, Mountaineering, Aero Sports and also Rescue Courses. Website:

Above are some of the top institutes offering courses for adventure sports. If you are passionate about such adventure activities and want the same as your profession you can opt for the course of your interest. Hope this article will help you find a good institute for adventure sports, if you have any query/ questions, share it with us in comments section.

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