Explore River Shambhavi on Kayak

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(Goverment of India).

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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 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 11:00AM.

Note: Drinking, smoking or any kind of drugs are strictly prohibited during the trip.

Things You will have during the trip

  • 1 Kayak
  • 1 Kayak Paddle
  • 1 Life jacket
  • Common Dry Bag


Day 0

  • Reach Mulki, Mangalore.
  • Freshenup 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

Day 1

  • Wake up early( around 5:00 AM ) Have 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

Cost Includes

  • Guide Charges
  • Kayak, lifejacket rent
  • waterproof mobile case rent
  • Dry bag rent
  • Camping tent and sleeping bag rent
  • Local Guide throught the trip
  • Kayaking permission
  • Drinking Water for the trip
  • Day 1 Breakfast(bread, jam, banana, glucose drink)
  • Day 1 Lunch(Traditional home made veg food)
  • Day 1 snacks(fruits, biscuits, cake, chocolates)
  • Day 1 Dinner
  • Day 1 Barbecue
  • Day 2 Breakfast
  • First Aid Kit

What to bring

  • Cap
  • Good to wear fullsleve tshirt and full length lower while kayaking, wear something which is easy in water(nylon)
  • Extra Pair of cloths 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)