Himalayas are known for its adventure sports and activities in the world
that range from trekking, camping, kayaking, fishing, angling, hand
gliding and many more and is truly a adventurers paradise.
it is the challenge of taming the white waters or the pleasure of gliding
over calm waters on a lake, canoeing or kayaking can be thrilling and
exciting adventure to any sports enthusiast.. Kayaking is just like
backpacking on an off beaten path, except that this time your adventure is
on the sea. This sport provide the best opportunity for sports lovers to
come close to nature. While canoeing presents quiet a unique combination of
Besides keep a person fit, canoeing and Kayaking are eco-friendly water
sports. Canoes and kayaks are boats tapered at their ends so that they may
cut through water easily. This unique feature makes them highly efficient on
trying on most kind of water bodies. Canoes can accommodate atleast two
people with their gear and is usually practiced on lakes and rivers, which
have flat and still water.
On the other hand, Kayaks look like small fishing boat and are not a new
thing in the Indian coastal sites, but they are fastly picking up as a
favourite water sport in India. A Kayak can accommodate more than two people
and can be done of both flat and white water. Ofcourse, the beach is one of
the best option to try out these kind of sports, but second best in the
lines are the lakes and rivers of India. Gliding through the untamed waters
of rivers such as Teesta is something that you won't experince any where
else in this world.
Canoeing In Uttaranchal:
Check out the state of Uttaranchal where whitewater canoeing can be
combined with moderate hiking and a naturalist holiday in the forest. For
whitewater kayaking, the suitable areas are Rishikesh, Dakpathar and the
Ramganga in Corbett National Park. For the ones who seek a little more
adventure, kayaking can be a good option. The degree of difficulty while
Kayaking would depend on the river gradient and its rapids.
Canoeing In Jammu &
A recently introduced Kayaking and Canoeing tournament in the state of Jammu
& Kashmir is another event that will definitely attract the sports
lovers. Organised by the J&K Kayaking and Canoeing Association in
collaboration of the J&K Sports Council and the Departments of Youth
Services and Sports and Tourism, this event takes place in Srinagar and
works as a platform for the popularising water sports athletics. The winners
of the tournaments are then selected as contestants for the National
Kayaking and Canoeing tournament.
White water canoeing has extensive possibilities. Lidder, Sindh, Drass,
Suru, Indus, Zanskar, Chenab and for the less adventurous, even the Jhelum
river can present interesting trips. The time to raft is either in May/June
or in September/October. Equipment is available with some local agents.
No one has yet tried diving in the lakes. It would be fun to discover the
legendary city which is believed to lie at the bottom of Wular Lake. It is
also said that Manasbal lake has no bottom. The high altitude lakes of
Tarsar, Marsar, Kaunsarnag, Kishensar, Vishensar and Gangabal could also be
interesting for canoeing, a sport that has still to catch on.
White Water Rafting and Canoeing are Adventure Hill Sports, which are
relatively new in the Darjeeling Hills having introduced in 1991. Since then
these sports have gained tremendous popularity compelling DGHC Tourism to
take up the sport in a very big way.
Graded on the international scale at Grade IV, the icy cold waters of the
rugged Teesta with a series of rapids with varying intensity and character,
extend a challenging invitation to one of the finest rafting stretches in
the world. The turbulent waters of the Rangeet with its multidimensional
rapids provide rafters with a variation meant for professionals. The
spectacular scenery confronting a rafter while one snakes down the mountain
rivers make this experience a must for all lovers of adventure.