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Kayaking in Honnemaradu

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In the 1936 Berlin Olympics, Kayaking became an official Olympic event.

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Apart from being a hub for water sports activities Honnemaradu, a small hamlet is also a bird watchers paradise .

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Also indulge in water sports acitivites like windsurfing, coracling, canoeing, kayaking and scuba diving.


Kayaking or using a kayak for moving across water is a popular water sport. If you are fond of kayaking then plan for next vacation in the hill stations of Karnataka. Kayaking in Honnemaradu is a unique experience. Tourists come from India and abroad to experience the thrill of Kayaking in Honnemaradu.

The grace the Western Ghats of India adds to the charm of Kayaking in Honnemaradu Honnemaradu, located in the Shimoga district, is about 25 kilometers from Sagara towards Jog Falls. It is also situated on the back waters of the Sharavathi River. It is home to many water sports including windsurfing, coracling, canoeing, kayaking and scuba diving.

Many people might think canoeing and kayaking to be same. A kayak is a boat where the paddlers puts their legs in front and uses a double bladed paddle. Most of the kayaks have closed decks, others have sitting arrangements on the top.

But, a canoe is a boat where the paddler kneels down and uses a single bladed paddle. Both closed deck and open deck canoes are found.

Kayaking in Honnemaradu India makes your tour to Honnemaradu an exciting and memorable experience. Spend some days away from the humdrum city life and spend a refreshing holiday amidst the greenery of the Western Ghats. The 50 km by 80 km lake of Honnemaradu is the primary attraction for the tourists. This reservoir is exclusively for those tourists planning to have fun with water sports.

Several water sports are available in this lake. You can go wind surfing and river rafting or enjoy kayaking along with the spectacular sunset and sunrise views of Honnemaradu.

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