Kayaking, or boating for pros, is one of the most thrilling adventure activities. Among all water sports in India, kayaking is undoubtedly an activity where people participate as a family.

Kayaking in India never gets boring because of the varied experiences you will have here. Whether you want to go for something extremely exhilarating, where you fight the waves with your paddle, or want to opt for a more quaint experience where your oars only kiss the waters and take you across, you can have it all when kayaking in India.

5 Places in India to Go Kayaking

If you are looking to try adventure activities on your next holiday, try the following epic places in India to go kayaking with your family:


The backwaters of Kerala offer a fantastic experience of kayaking in India. When visiting God’s own country, there are various thrilling activities that you can try, such as bamboo rafting, banana boat ride, etc. But kayaking is among the most sought after.

Kayaking in the backwaters of Kerala also gives you the opportunity to explore the forests and the species that call them home.

Resorts in Kerala: Club Mahindra Thekady is one of the most luxurious resorts in Kerala. Not only kayaking, you can even go on a tiger safari in Periyar Reserve, visit an Ayurveda Museum, and try out Kerala’s authentic thali, when staying at this resort.


Sailing through Andaman’s pristine blue waters on a kayak is a favourite activity among tourists. They not only come back with a bunch of stories and some stunning photographs, but also an earned right to brag!

A trip to Havelock Island in Andaman is incomplete if you don’t hop into a kayak. The golden beach and the swaying palms on one side, and the waters, you and your kayak on the other side, is that a recipe for a Bollywood travel flick or what!

Resorts in Andaman: Symphony Palms, our Havelock Island Resort, with its luxurious amenities and enthralling activities is one of the best resorts in Andaman and Nicobar Islands. Trust us when we say that your family will thank you for picking this as your stay.

Places in South India to Go Kayaking - Kerala Places in South India to Go Kayaking - Andaman


The Paris of the East, Pondicherry is a former French colony that is blessed with golden beaches and azure waters. When looking for places to go kayaking in India, Pondicherry is one of the first southern territories that comes to mind.

Not only kayaking, Pondicherry is a hotspot for all water sports in India. Whether it is scuba diving, canoeing or a pleasant boat ride with the love of your life, you can dip your toes everywhere when in Pondicherry.

Resorts in Pondicherry: Club Mahindra Puducherry gives you the best experience of the “mini France of India”. Considered amongst the most comfortable resorts in Pondicherry, here you and your family will be treated like royalty.


If one were to make a bucket list of places to go kayaking in India, the blissful waters of Karnataka would definitely find a spot.

Whether you have just learnt how to manoeuvre a kayak or are a pro, kayaking in Karnataka is a pleasurable activity that mustn’t be missed. When kayaking in Kali River, for instance, the whole setting comes alive. From the calls of animals and birds to the sun playing hide-and-seek through the greenery, the experience is unforgettable.

Resorts in Karnataka: There are 5 Club Mahindra resorts in KarnatakaClub Mahindra Madikeri, Coorg, Club Mahindra Virajpet, Coorg, Club Mahindra Eagleton Golf Resort, Bangalore, Club Mahindra Golden Landmark, Mysore and Club Mahindra Vijayshree Resort & Heritage Village, Hampi. Depending on where you are planning your kayaking trip in the state, you can book your stay at one of our plush resorts there.

Places in South India to Go Kayaking - Goa kayaking in India


When we think of Goa, the first few things that come to mind are partying and fine dining. However, the Pearl of the Orient is also counted among the best places to go kayaking in India. 

If kayaking in surreal surroundings is the experience you seek, then Goa is the destination you should be exploring.

Resorts in Goa: Whether it is the Club Mahindra Assonora, Club Mahindra Acacia Palms, Club Mahindra Varca or Club Mahindra Emerald Palms, our resorts in Goa bring to you the best of both the outdoor and indoor worlds. Even if you spend your holiday at the resort without stepping out, you will have had a splendid time.

While we discussed the southern states where you can go kayaking in India, there are numerous other states that offer splendid kayaking experiences. Some of these include Leh, Srinagar, Rishikesh, and Sikkim.

After braving the waters of these territories, you can call one of the Club Mahindra resorts home. Yes, we have resorts in Leh, resorts in Srinagar, resorts in Rishikesh, and resorts in Sikkim. We would love to host you the next time you plan a trip to go kayaking in India.

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Mahindra Holidays & Resorts India Ltd. (MHRIL), a part of Leisure and Hospitality sector of the Mahindra Group, offers quality family holidays primarily through vacation ownership memberships and brings to the industry values such as reliability, trust and customer satisfaction. Started in 1996, the company's flagship brand ‘Club Mahindra’, today has over 290,000 members , who can holiday at 140+ resorts in India and abroad.

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