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Shambavi River Kayak Tour And Trek to Gadayi Kallu fort

Fri, 15 Feb 8:30PM - Sun, 17 Feb 10:30PM
Rs 5250
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If you have not tried water sport such as Kayaking before and wish to have a hands on experience during a weekend and looking for a destination in Karnataka then River Shambavi is the right place to begin.Learn basics of Kayaking & watercraft Situated on the fringes of west-coast of western ghats where river River Shambavi flowing through Kudremukh in the Western Ghats meets the sea. The picturesque surroundings and river flowing in steady pace is an ideal place to explore by a kayak.You paddle your kayak from the Arabian sea to Western ghats along the Palimar dam after crossing the backwater.Explore the vivid environs by kayak tour and unfold the secrets of nature.


Day 0: 08:30 Pm Start from Bangalore.Overnight Journey.08 hours. Pickup Points will be decided based on the convenience of the entire group. Contact details of Trip leader will be shared on registration. You can coordinate with the Trip leader a day before the departure.After the last pickup the Overnight Journey of about 350 km. The trip leader will give a brief introduction about the destination.

Day 1: 

  •  05:30 Am Reach Base Camp. Refresh. Refreshments and Breakfast.Introduction and basics. 
  • 07:00 Am Get into Kayak and explore.Depending on the weather Forecast.
  • 09:30 Am After Paddling Paddling Paddling  
  • 10:00 Am Stop for Watermelon break  
  • 10:15 Am Resume Paddling session
  • 01:00 Pm Stop at Base camp for Traditional Homemade Lunch and Relax.
  • 01:00 Pm Explore Shambavi River
  • 06:00 Pm Reach Campsite, Refresh and have Refreshments.
  • 07:00 Pm Barbeque, Campfire. Gaze the star-studded sky. 
  • 08:30 Pm Dinner  
  • 09:30 Pm Retire for the day. overnight stay in Tents.

Day 2:

  • 06:00 Am Wake up and Refresh.
  • 08:00 Am Breakfast
  • 08.30 AM Trek to Gadayi Kallu fort. 
  • 01:00 PM Reach Back to Homestay.
  • 01:00 Pm Lunch. 
  • 02:00 Pm Resume Journey.
  • 10:00 Pm Reach Bangalore. 

List of  gear provided during the Trip:

  • Kayak
  • 01 kayak Paddle
  • 01 Life Jacket
  • Common dry bag.

What to look for:

  • Paddle slowly, admire the landscape and true colours of nature. 
  • Be watchful of creepy crawly and snakes when walking through bushes, grasslands.
  • Beware of slippery rocks when you are walking on the river bed. 
  • Be in the group.

Things to Remember and Strictly prohibited:

  • Consuming Alcohol
  • Shouting or yelling during Event
  • Discarding Plastic in water and polluting Ecosystem
  • Listen to Instruction of Trip leader
  • Decision of the leader is final considering safety of group
  • Getting into water without life jackets
  • No diving.

Note: Basic Medical Kit will be available with Trek leader for assistance.

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Inclusions & Exclusions

Inclusions & Exclusions

  • Transport by Tempo Traveler Non/Ac
  • Complementary trek to Gadayi Kallu fort
  • 02 Breakfast, 01 Lunch, 01 Dinner, Tea and Fruits 
  • Gear for kayaking
  • Overnight stay in dome tents on twin sharing basis
  • Sleeping bags provided
  • Guide charges.


  • Lunch, Snacks, and Dinner during the return journey.



Things To Carry

Things To Carry
  • Torch/headlamp , with extra batteries.
  • Floaters with good grip
  • 1 liter Water bottle or hydration pack. 
  • Backpack 30 liters
  • Rain coat/Poncho
  • Dry fruits, energy bar, chocolates, energy drink, Snacks etc.
  • Personal medication
  • Sweater/ fleece jackets as nights would be cold. 
  • Extra pair of clothes.
  • Toiletry kit
  • Quick dry shorts and cotton T-shirt as per Requirement. 
  • Camera (optional).

Map & Directions

Map & Directions
Shambavi river, Chikkamangaluru ( Outside bangalore )
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