If you love water sports activities like us then we are sure that you will not regret kayaking. Kayaking is an amazing water sports activity in which you get to spend time with yourself in the vast expanse of the sea or the river. Our first experience of kayaking was in the Maldives. We opted for a canoe boat with padded seat cushion and transparent bottom named “Molokini“, yup you got it right, it’s a narrowboat manoeuvred by a double-bladed paddle with a transparent glass bottom that is made of bulletproof glass and visibility on all sides that gives you a feeling that you are floating on the water. Keep on reading this post to find out the best places for adventure kayaking in India.
Kayaking is slowly gaining popularity in India with so many adventure companies organizing Kayaking trips from glaciers to plains, backwaters to the endless flowing rivers.
Top 5 places for Adventure Kayaking in India
Here is a list of top 5 places in India for adventure kayaking where you can satiate your adrenaline rush and paddle through the backwaters, thick mangroves, vast sea or opt for the thrilling whitewater kayaking from glacier to plains. So shall we go on a journey to the unstable waves, the splashing water, and unknown rapids?
1. Uttarakhand :
The best place for adventure sports is in Rishikesh. Kayaking in the Ganges is the ultimate destination for adventure junkies. White water kayaking is an experience that can’t be described in words. It’s 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 a perfect destination.
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, the 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.
3. Karnataka :
In the South of India, the ferocious river Kali awaits you in Dandeli to experience the thrill of a lifetime. Dandeli is heaven for all adventure seekers and is surely not going to disappoint you with its natural beauty. 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 destinations for river rafting.
4. Goa :
Goa is a popular hotspot all throughout the year for its party scene and its beautiful beaches. Not many know that it is also quite famous for backwater kayaking. Just embark on a journey along the less explored backwaters in the scenic rivers of Goa. Paddling through thick mangroves, 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.
5. Kerala :
Allepey, also known as Venice of East, paddle through the meandering backwaters 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.
So this is our list of top 5 places for adventure kayaking in India. Let us know in the comment section if you like kayaking and if you have kayaked in any one of these top 5 places for kayaking in India.
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