Adventure Kayaking in India

glass bottom kayak

Long stretch of white sandy glistening beach, turquoise blue water lapping its shore as clear as crystal and there lied a pair of colourful boat in yellow and orange on one corner waiting for us to take them  for a ride.

Our guide at Velassaru Resort , Maldives was there to tell us about some basic skills on paddling strokes with basic control and on how to balance the kayak.

We opted for a canoe boat with padded seat cushion and transparent bottom named “Molokini“, yup you got it right, it’s a narrow boat maneuvered by a double-blade paddle with a transparent glass bottom that is made of bulletproof glasses and visibility on all sides that gives you a feeling that you are floating on the water.



As we struggled and paddled into the vast horizon of cobalt blue just a thought evoked in my head that marriage is just like Kayaking where both the partners have to learn the art of balancing and patience for a smooth sail into a unknown journey called life.

Off we go …..

Kayaking is one of the most sort after adventure sports and is gaining popularity slowly in India with so many adventure companies organizing Kayaking trips from glaciers to plains, backwaters to endless flowing river.

Here is the list of top 5 places in India for Kayaking

where you can satiate your adrenaline rush and paddle through the backwaters, thick mangroves , vast sea or the thrilling whitewater kayaking from glacier to plains taking a journey to the unstable waves, splash of waters and unknown rapids.


Kayaking in Maldives cobalt blue water

5. Kerala :

Allepey also known as Venice of East, paddle through the backwater meandering with swaying palm trees to accompany you throughout, a perfect way to interact with the locals as well as explore the charming villages of Kerala. So the next time do not just fancy about a houseboat stay, try to explore it on your own paddling through the quaint towns bustling with so much of life.

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4. Goa :

Goa has been popular hotspot all throughout the year. Buzz up beaches, embark your journey on a less explored backwaters in the scenic rivers of Goa, paddling through thick mangrove trees, soak in the charm of the other side of Goa away from the maddening crowd of Baga beach. Daily trips  are organized at Chicalim, Vasco da Gama throughout the year.

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3. Karnataka :

Ferocious Kali river awaits you in Dandeli to experience the thrill of a life time. Dandeli  being the haven for all adventure seekers is surely not going to disappoint you with awestruck beauty all around. Apart from Dandeli, Agumbe which is a small village located on the banks of River Sita in Shimoga district, Chikmagalur , Karwar and Bheemeshwari are also some of the sought after destination for river rafting.

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2. Arunachal Pradesh :

As we head east, kayaking trips are organized on the mighty Brahmaputra,  Subansari  or on the Kameng River that offers challenging rapids as you pass by miles of awestruck scenery, thick canopy of forests and deep river gorges. This bone – chilling experience will leave you enthralled all your life plus plenty of stories to share back home.

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1. Uttrakhand :

The best spot for adventure sports is non other than Rishikesh. Kayaking on the Ganges is the ultimate destination for adventure junkies. White water kayaking is an experience that can’t be described in words. Its the feeling, the thrill, the happiness that needs to be experienced. And kayaking here is not for the weak hearted. The kayaking trips are planned for beginners to experts. Apart from Rishikesh, Garhwal and Kumaon regions also make perfect destination with long stretches for Kayaking.

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Note : Join the exciting kayaking group for more updates on Kayaking Trips  : FB Page of Kayaking Group .


Keep Paddling!!!


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  • Reply
    Maniparna Sengupta Majumder
    September 15, 2014 at 8:58 pm

    Great to know about the places which offer kayaking… thanks for the info.. 🙂

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    Sahil Kapoor
    September 16, 2014 at 10:56 am

    Very nice blog. Thanks for sharing . I am also planning to do some adventure in SOUTH India .If anybody wants to join me for the trip feel free to contact me. I will be going for kayaking
    After an exhaustive online research i found this best package. check it out

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    September 21, 2014 at 10:20 am

    I’ve been grasping for reasons to visit India someday – based on stories I hear – these tales have made me feel afraid in some way. It’s silly I know. But having discovered your blog and watching you show a side to India like no other – you may have converted me! As for the see through kayak – did you manage to see any fish ?

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    shoma abhyankar
    September 25, 2014 at 4:52 pm

    wow….great adventure

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    October 13, 2014 at 12:03 pm

    kayaking in Goa is one of the best experience of Goa. I had enjoyed water sports when i visited there before 6 months. My package was very nice and affordable.
    check it out

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    November 24, 2014 at 11:04 am

    Wow! Thanks for sharing..this looks thrilling 🙂

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    November 29, 2014 at 11:27 am

    surprising boat construction!
    greetings from me,
    sitting on my boat bench:

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    Broad Bean
    October 23, 2017 at 6:30 am

    Awesome Adventure places.
    I wish to celebrate my holidays there

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