Kayaking on an Indian river is perhaps the most thrilling experience that anyone can ask for! While you must have always thought of it as an exotic water sport – we are here you to take you for a wilderness ride, on a Kayak.
During this trip, you will get to sail and cover a total distance of 10 km on a kayak. From one side of the Palimar Dam where the water of the Arabian Sea gushes into the Shambhavi River in Karnataka, you’ll sail up to the other end of the dam where camps will be set up. Surrounded by the Western Ghats, the camping site is amidst nature, by the banks of the river.
Once the dam gets narrow and you slowly enter the river, you’ll realize that this place is nature’s best kept secret and it’s one of those virgin destinations of South India that aren’t explored by many. The beautiful landscape can only be explored through the waterway and kayaking here would be the most adventurous ride!
The Kayaking on Shambhavi experience is a rustic, offbeat, and into the wild experience. We would be happy if we have Travellers on board who shall understand and can enjoy the same. There shall be no provisions of any kind of luxury, electricity, or any other comforts which are usually preferred for a 2 day trip. Kindly enroll if you are prepared for an ultimate fun-filled adventure.
Bathroom and shower available at the starting point
We are camping at an offbeat beach which is isolated and away from the crowd and there are no luxuries or any basic facilities available. There shall be no electricity, washrooms facilities, or any kind of comforts.
The toilet facility will be rustic and mostly in the wild. However, we will be digging a pit and there will be a Privacy tent for the same.
In case there is damage due to abuse to the equipment, damage cost shall be covered by the participants
Following are the pick-up points & timings:
We’ll board the bus from Bangalore and start our journey towards Palimar Dam, covering a distance of nearly 390 km. The overnight journey will be fun-filled as you’ll get to know your new travel mates and share your thoughts about the upcoming kayak ride.
We’ll reach and get started with kayaking by 7.30 am. Be prepared – we’ll have to cover a distance of 14 km and kayak for nearly 7 – 9 hours approximately. (Of course, with regular intervals!)
We’ll make a stop at around 10 am for a quick snack before we begin to paddle again. The next stop would be around 1 pm for lunch. You can take some time to relax and explore the banks of the River Shambhavi – one of the many rivers that flow from the Western Ghats into the Arabian Sea. The natural surrounding will absolutely take you to a different world altogether – a world that would appear to be magical!
By 4 pm, we shall reach our camping site, where you can drop your luggage and rush to jump into the beach to soothe your senses. After a long ride, taking a bath in the river would be the perfect experience.
Get back to the campsite by 6 pm, where you’ll have bonfire waiting for you along with some live music – it’s gonna be a fun party night amidst nature! Gaze at the stars, listen to the rumbling of the river and enjoy the delicious barbecued food that’ll be served.
And later, get some good sleep!
We’ll start a bit early – around 6’o clock in the morning. You’ll have to keep sailing until we make our first stop at around 8.30 am, for breakfast. We shall aim to reach the town of Mulki by 1 pm, and have lunch there.
Then we’ll all board the bus and start our journey for Bangalore. Of course, you’ll get to relax your muscles and take a quick nap on the bus, if you feel like.
The interesting thing about traveling alone is that you get to meet new people from diverse backgrounds, and towards the end you are no longer strangers. Hence solo travelers are always welcome to join us on our trips. Read more about solo travelling here and get inspired! https://www.plantheunplanned.com/solo-yet-accompanied/
Safety and security is our priority at all times. Hence it is absolutely safe for women/girls to join us on our treks and travels. Our trek leaders accompany the team at all times, and our campsites are secured and safe for accomodation. We also have female trek leaders who accompany on most of our treks.
Yes, we do have options for picking a traveler on board with a few locations provided they are on the route to our destination. Following are the same:
Croma Store, Sony World Signal
Trinity Circle Metro Station
Yeshwanthpur Metro Station
Goraguntepalya Metro Station
Nayanadahalli Metro Station
Well, most of our treks are usually confirmed by Thursday and you would receive a BON VOYAGE mail that would contain details as regards Pickup Points ( Location and Timings ), Outdoor Leader ( Point of Contact ), Do’s and Don’ts. You’ll be added to Whatsapp Group for all the further updates.
Details for availing discounts are mentioned in the following link, https://www.plantheunplanned.com/membership/
For Departures from Bangalore: In the event that YOU cancel your trek, this is the cancellation policy we follow
Note: For All The Above Refund Cases Transaction Fees/Internet Handling Charges will be dedcuted from the overall amount and balance amount shall be refunded. You can transfer your ticket to anyone so that you could save your hard earned money
“Transfer to a future date is only possible only if you cancel between 3-6 days before the trek date and not on the day of departure or a day before”
For other trips and travels with us, and detailed terms and conditions check the following link : https://www.plantheunplanned.com/refund-cancellation-policy
Kayaking at Shambhavi was a totally different experience for me. Everything was nicely arranged by Sushant and PTU, & what can I say about our trek lead Adith, you simply can’t hate him, he is one of the most likeable person I have ever met. Will recommend PTU and take more trips with them.