Kayaking and Canoeing in Uttarakhand

In Uttarakhand whitewater Canoeing and Kayaking can be combined with moderate hiking and a naturalist holiday in the forest. Rishikesh, Dakpathar and the Ramganga in Corbett National Park are the suitable place for whitewater kayaking and Canoeing. The degree of difficulty while Kayaking would depend on the river gradient and its rapids.

River Ganga and River Tons are the major rivers supporting the activity of canoeing in Uttaranchal. The best season for canoeing in these rivers are from September to May and April to July respectively. The Shivpuri River in Rishikesh also offers canoeing. Canoeing is particularly done in the backwaters or rivers and the season best suited for this activity is all year round except during the monsoons. Apart from canoeing there is also kayaking in the lakes and rivers of Himalayas.

The Tons River is challenging with high and rapid tides so venture in only with expert guides and life-jackets. Also do not carry extra stuff along with you on the boat as it tends to get overloaded. You should be aware of the consequences of unpredictable weather and increased water levels of river.

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