Tourism has been an important ingredient in the development of many economies. Besides economy, tourism has also helped in fostering the socio-ecological development of different countries. Tourism can be of different types such as spiritual tourism, historical tourism, medical tourism, adventure tourism, wildlife tourism and more. One of the emerging forms of tourism in the last century or so is adventure tourism. No one knows the origins of adventure tourism but it is said that merchants were the first adventure tourists who used to travel to unexplored areas to conduct their business. Similarly, explorers like Vasco Da Gama, Christopher Columbus can also be considered adventure tourists who travelled into the unknown and discovered new places.

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