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Canoeing & Kayaking
Dal Lake, Nagin Lake, Wular Lake, Rishikesh, Teesta River
May/June or September/October.

CanoeingWhether 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 exploration.

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 & Kayaking Sites In The Himalayas

Kayaking & 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.

Kayaking & Canoeing In Jammu & Kashmir:
Canoeing & Kayaking 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.

Kayaking & Canoeing In Darjeeling :
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.