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Canoeing and Kayaking

Major Locations : Uttranchal, Darjeeling, Goa, Karnataka and Kerala.
Best Time : Any time of the year. Avoid the rainy season.

Canoeing & Kayaking
The soft sand beaches along the coastline of Indian and the lakes and rivers situated in the North and the Northeastern Indian states offer some outstanding facilities for water sports for adventure sport lovers. Canoeing is one sport, which presents quiet an unique combination of exploration. In Canoeing, you paddle through the amazing sea caves, explore offshore islands, and snorkel the marine stocks.

Canoeing is an eco-friendly water sports. Canoes are made to glide through water and because of their conical ends thay are easy to operate on water. This unique feature makes them highly capable 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.

Canoeing Regions In India
The major Canoeing location in India include, the beaches of Goa, Karnataka and Kerala, where numerous beach resorts offer excellent quality Canoes to the travellers. The resorts also provide qualified and expert instructors for the beginners in the sport.

Canoeing In Uttaranchal
Uttaranchal is another place where you can experience canoeing, which can be also be combined with moderate hiking and a naturalist holiday in the forest. Some of the suitable areas for Canoeing are Rishikesh, Dakpathar and the Ramganga in Corbett National Park.

Canoeing In Jammu & Kashmir
J&K Kayaking and Canoeing Association in collaboration of the J&K Sports Council and the Departments of Youth Services and Sports and Tourism had recently introduced Kayaking & Canoeing tournament in the state of Jammu & Kashmir. This is another event that is becoming popular amongst the people and the tourists in Jammu & Kashmir. The tournament takes place in Srinagar and works as a platform for the popularising water sports athletics.

White water canoeing has wide possibilities in Lidder, Sindh, Drass, Suru, Indus, Zanskar, Chenab, etc.

Canoeing In Darjeeling
White Water Canoeing, which are comparatively new in the Darjeeling Hills was introduced in year 1991. Since then this sport has gained immense popularity compelling DGHC Tourism to take up the sport in a very big way. The turbulent waters of the Rangeet with its multidimensional rapids provide adventure lovers with a variation meant for professionals.

Some other Places where you can go for Canoeing in India are
Lake Paradise, Nanital; Dal Lake, Srinagar; Manasbal Lake, Srinagar; Nagin Lake, Srinagar; Mumbai.

Essentials & Things to Carry
The caution that one has to follow in this sport is that, if you are new to the sport, then first become a professional. In water sports like Canoeing a lot depends on the weather and water level.

In Canoeing you have to be conscious about your safety and comfort too. The basic requirements include a swimsuit and towel, Sunglasses, hat and sun block, a warm top, some spare clothes for change, a bottle of water, and an enthusiasm to seek great adventure on the sea.

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