Kayaking in India

Kayaking in India

Kayaking in India may not be a mainstream activity just yet, but it is quickly gaining popularity. If you would like to explore kayaking in India, there are some great options for both river and sea kayaking in India. The best locations for kayaking include the Zanskar river, Goa, Maharashtra, and rivers in Uttarakhand.

River kayaking in India: Ladakh

Kayaking on the Zanskar is one of the most exhilarating experiences you’ll ever have. You’ll start in Leh, but will have to allow one day for your body to acclimatize before you start any adventure activity. You’ll drive through Kargil, and into the valley of the Zanskar. Many expeditions for kayaking in India begin here. A Zanskar expedition takes about 10-11 days, and will take you down the spectacular Zanskar gorge.

Sea kayaking in India: Goa

If you want to gain a visual treat, go river kayaking in Goa. Spend some time on the Zuari, Mandovi, Sal backwaters, and the Nerul River. You’ll enjoy the peace and tranquility as you glide through the serene waters, spotting local flora and fauna along the way. You will paddle through the mangroves and local fishing villages, giving you a chance to interact with the locals. Kayaking in Goa gives you a wonderful new perspective on this popular tourist spot.

River kayaking in India: Maharashtra

About a two-hour drive from Mumbai, Kolad is known to be the adventure hub of Maharashtra. Travelers flock here especially to try river rafting on the rapids. In the peaceful stretches, you can try your hand at river kayaking.

River kayaking in India: Rishikesh

While Rishikesh is known largely for its whitewater rafting, there are professional guides available to instruct beginners who want to try a kayaking adventure. You’ll be kayaking in the peaceful stretches of the river, with gorgeous landscapes all around.

Although it is taking some time for kayaking to become a mainstream activity, it is slowly being picked up in India. With kayaking, you will not only gain some great exercise, but also witness some of India’s best scenic sights.

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Day Kayaking in Goa
Baga, Goa
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Sign up for a sea-kayaking adventure in sunny Goa! You'll get a chance to guide your kayak away from the crowds and explore the peace and beauty of the sea and feel the ocean breeze in your hair. It's not all peace and quiet though; the waves can make this into a battle as you learn how to steer your kayak over each crest.

You'll have 30 minutes of fun in the morning, and then can head back to Baga beach to finish your day.

You can choose to rent a single kayak for one person (INR 500), or a two-seater (INR 800).

IMPORTANT: There are no lockers or changing facilities available, so do plan accordingly.
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  • All kayaking equipment on rent
  • Life jackets on rent
  • Instructor
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Moonlight Kayaking in Goa
Bambolim, Goa
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Here's a chance to do something truly magical and bohemian in Goa when you're next there. This one is a time-bound activity, because you can only do it when the moon is fullest. You'll meet at Bambolim beach at 20:00 hrs, after the sun has long gone done, and the night life of Goa is in full swing.

As you kayak out into the sea, the moonlight casts a silvery glow over the landscape, turning the beach white and the making the water glow. You'll be spending time on the water, seeing the beach from a new angle, away from the lights and music of the shacks on the shore. It ends with a beer at one of the shacks before you head home for the night. This will be an unforgettable memory.
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  • 1-person kayak with backrest and paddle
  • Visibility light on kayak
  • Life jacket to use in the water
  • Group leader and guide
  • 1 beer/soft drink at the shack
  • Mineral water
    Exclusions
  • Transport to and from the start point
  • Insurance
  • Tips
  • Anything not mentioned in the inclusions