This is the most fun trip to take on a kayak. Start kayaking near the end of the river, paddle whole day and camp near the river at night. Return back the next day to the place we started.
We are certified watersports lifeguard from National Institute Of Water Sports, Goa.
Fitness Required: 5/10
After the dam, the river is clear and fresh. It's breathtaking to swim and dive into the beautiful landscape. You won't believe this beauty is such a well-kept secret.
On Day 1, we will kayak around 4-6 hours between morning 7 AM to 6 PM. After starting from Mulki, we will stop after the Kochi-Panvel highway bridge for snacks and refreshment break. We will also take small water breaks in between. After paddling all the way to the campsite, will have home-cooked lunch at the campsite.
Post lunch, we will take a 1-hour break. After taking much-needed rest at the campsite we will start again and kayak to the Palimar dam. Palimar dam has a great diving spot and swimming area. After sunset, we will paddle back to the campsite within 6 pm.
At night we will camp, do barbecue, eat home-cooked dinner, do camp-fire, play music.
Next morning at 5:00 AM, we wake up and start preparing to return back. After having breakfast, we start kayaking back to the beach, which is very close to the starting point. Most groups are able to reach back by 9:00 morning. This beach is the most secluded beach of Mangalore/Udupi region. This pristine beach is cut off from the human reach by 3 km. We spend an hour on the beach and then return to the starting point by 11:00 AM.
On this trip, we will paddle the kayak from the Arabian Sea to the start of western ghats. We will start the trip at Kolchi Kambla, Mulki. The trip will end at Palimar dam. After reaching the Palimar dam we will anchor our kayak and walk to the other side of the dam. Salty Seawater from the Arabian sea goes all the way till Palimar dam. Once we cross the dam, the water comes directly from the western ghats(Kudremukh).
Note: Drinking, smoking or any kind of drugs are strictly prohibited during the trip.
Things You will have during the trip
1 Kayak Paddle
1 Life jacket
Common Dry Bag
Reach Mulki, Mangalore. Freshen up and have breakfast
Start Kayaking between 7:00 AM - 9:30 AM. Depending on the tide forecast, Paddle paddle paddle for 4 kms
Stop for watermelon break
Paddle paddle paddle for 5 km
Stop for traditional homemade lunch at base camp around 1:00 PM, Have lunch take rest
Leave the luggage behind and explore the river Shambhavi, come back to base camp before 6:00 PM
Barbecue, play music, bonfire, have home cooked dinner and sleep
Wake up early( around 5:00 AM ) Have a home cooked breakfast and leave before 6:00 AM.
Kayak back to the most secluded and clean beach of Mangalore - Udupi region.
Goto the beach and have fun.
Finish the trip before 11:00 AM
Kayak, lifejacket rent
waterproof mobile case rent
Dry bag ren
Camping tent and sleeping bag rent
Local Guide through the trip
Drinking Water for the trip
Day 1 Breakfast(bread, jam, banana, glucose drink)
Day 1 Lunch(Traditional homemade veg food)
Day 1 snacks(fruits, biscuits, cake, chocolates)
Day 1 Dinner
Day 1 Barbecue
Day 2 Breakfast
First Aid Kit
What to bring
Good to wear full sleeve t-shirt and full length lower while kayaking, wear something which is easy in water(nylon)
Extra Pair of clothes to change after completing the trip
Sunglass(not required, good to have)
Sunscreen lotion(not required, good to have)
toothbrush, toothpaste, soap, shampoo(not required, good to have)