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.
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).
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 a whole day around 6-9 hours from 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 11:00AM.
Note: Drinking, smoking or any kind of drugs are strictly prohibited during the trip.