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Kayaking experience in India – Location and Guide

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Kayaking experience in India – Location and Guide

To experience serenity and blend with nature, one has to Kayak. Rowing down the backwaters of the mighty Mandovi and Zuari, sailing along the gentle streams surrounded by the tall mountains, with only your thoughts for company, Kayaking is becoming a very popular water sport around the world. There are many places in Goa for kayaking.

To experience serenity and blend with nature, one has to Kayak. Rowing down the backwaters of the mighty Mandovi and Zuari, sailing along the gentle streams surrounded by the tall mountains, with only your thoughts for company, Kayaking is becoming a very popular water sport around the world. There are many places in Goa for kayaking.

Best Kayaking destinations in Goa

There are a number of places offering the kayaking experience in Goa, these are:

North Goa:

One can Kayak either through the Chapora River or the Aldona River.

  • Short Trip of minimum 2 hrs costs Rs. 1299/- per head

South Goa:

One can Kayak to the Pequen Island in Vasco Da Gama

  • Short Trip of minimum 2 hrs costs Rs. 1299/- per person
  • Half Day Trip – From 9:00 am – 1:00 pm or 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm is priced at Rs. 1799/-
  • Full Day Trip – From 9:00 am – 6:00 pm costs Rs. 1999/-per person.

Report 30 minutes ahead of the booked time to avoid any delay in the trip. Also, the scenic setting will make every minute worth your time.

Kayaking Training

The package includes a Kayaking guide who will walk you through the techniques and skills needed to indulge in this activity. Cockpit seating, paddle training, river course, everything will be taught by the professional.

You begin with easing your kayak into the waters and start paddling your way through the clear waters. Feel the light of the sun blinding your sight, the cool air hitting your face because of the waters and the earthy smell of sand, root and the waters will be the one to remember.

As you go further into the waters, your appreciation of the scenic beauty around you will increase many folds. For all you ornithologists, there’s a great chance of getting a glimpse of various exotic birds from around the world and should you sight one, a camera will be of great help to preserve its memory. You can savor the variety of fruits and drinks offered to you during the kayaking session.

And for the water babies out there who like to spend a lot of time on the water and avail the full day package, you’re in for an experience of a lifetime! Rowing the boat gently down the stream, basking under the moonlight with its reflection on the quiet waters is straight out of a canvas. Moonlight kayaking is a must do.

Best time of the year: December, January

The price is inclusive of:

  • Single Kayak with a double-bladed paddle
  • Safety Gear with life jackets
  • Kayaking Guide

Complimentary in the package

  • An array of Fruits
  • Mineral Water

Things to carry with you

  • A Camera
  • A Towel
  • Water resistant footwear with a grip
  • Sunscreen
  • Shades
  • A Hat
  • An extra pair of clothes

Kayaking can be done at various other locations in India. Best places to do kayaking in India are:

Kayaking trip on the Brahmaputra

For all the adrenaline junkies and adventurous souls, kayaking on the Brahmaputra is just for you. Starting from the Tsang Po River in Tibet and venturing into the Siang river of Arunachal Pradesh. All along the tour you’ll be halting and camping and hiking at regular intervals and then proceeding to Palsi village, Pango, Cherring, Rotung and Dibrugarh.

Duration: The entire trip lasts for 15 days.

Cost: Prices vary according to different travel agencies.

Kayaking on the Subansari

The largest tributary of Goa offers one of the best kayaking experiences. Starting with Nacho you go through Sonala, Taliha, Sippi, and Daporji. Frequent halts and camping along the course are normal. Then you paddle to the confluence of Kamala and Subansari and go up to Bhogiwheel where the expedition ends.

Duration: The entire trip lasts for 10 days.

Cost: Prices vary according to different travel agencies.

Whether you venture into the river all alone and enjoy the solace or decide to take the ride with your loved ones, you will come back with a big smile on your face for sure. Kayaking for pleasure or sport, it’s a must try for it won’t disappoint!

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