Boating in India is an adored holiday activity. Whether you are vacationing with your parents, or going for a romantic holiday with your partner, to go on a boat ride is a must.

There are several boating destinations in India. Imagine going to a lake surrounded by mountains and spending the afternoon with your loved ones paddling around while the sun kisses your cheeks and the wind ruffles your hair!

We are sure you are already psyched about trying out boating in India, and so, today we are sharing with you the 7 best places in India to go boating. We’ll also tell you where to stay when visiting these destinations.

7 Ultimate Boating Destinations in India


Does the idea of a picnic with the family by the side of a quaint lake sound enticing? If yes, boating in Sattal Lake is what you need to do on your next visit to Nainital. Apart from boating, you can also try fishing with your kids. As they say, fishing is the best way to teach your children patience, a virtue worth learning early on.

Resorts in Nainital: There are numerous resorts in Nainital for you to call home. The Club Mahindra Naukuchiatal would be our pick for you. The resort offers boating as well as other adventure activities.


Boating in India in a desert? Rajasthan is not only blessed with dunes, but also lakes where you can go boating with your family.

In Udaipur, for instance, you can boat in Lake Pichola. Laid out in early 14th century, this artificial lake is serene and considered a must-visit.

Resorts in Rajasthan: Whether it is Udaipur, Jodhpur, or Jaipur, Club Mahindra has several luxurious resorts in Rajasthan. No matter which one you pick, you will be treated like royalty.

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Boating in India is a unique experience. This is because all the places to go boating in India are geographically and culturally diverse.

In Srinagar, you can have your entire holiday on a boat in the middle of Dal Lake. It is the ultimate way to experience nature.

Resorts in Srinagar: Kashmir House Boats, a Club Mahindra affiliate resort, gives you the opportunity to holiday in the Dal Lake. Ditch all other resorts in Srinagar to go for this house boat experience.


If you are wondering whether boating in India can be counted along with other adventure activities, then you need to visit the Periyar Tiger Reserve in Kerala where you can go on a boat safari!

Not only that, this national park is also a great choice for people looking to try water sports in India.

Resorts in Kerala: From boating to kayaking, you can explore all adventurous water sports in India when you stay at Club Mahindra Thekkady, one of the cosiest resorts in Kerala. 

West Bengal

A list of the best places to go boating in India is incomplete without Darjeeling, West Bengal.

This hill station is not only popular for its vast tea plantations, but also its touristy activities like pony-rides, shopping, and of course, boating. Boating in Mirik Lake means immersing yourself in spell-binding views of hills and greens that surround you.

Resorts in West Bengal: There is no dearth of resorts in West Bengal; however, we would recommend our affiliate resort, Summit Hermon, for you and your family.

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Tamil Nadu 

Yercaud in Tamil Nadu with its lake, forest, waterfalls and farms is a perfect holiday destination. When you visit this town enveloped by the Shevaroy Hills, you’ll get a whiff of adventure in the air.

Also called Emerald Lake for its beauty, the Yercaud Lake makes boating with family an unforgettable experience.

Resorts in Tamil Nadu: When looking for lavish resorts in Tamil Nadu, your search ends at Lake Forest, Yercaud, a Club Mahindra affiliate resort.


Karnataka offers a plethora of holiday experiences to families. Boating tops the list.

One of the largest lakes in the state, the Karanji Lake awaits you and your paddle boat. Spend an afternoon with the family paddling away to glory and end the day with a visit to Karanji Lake Aviary, India’s biggest walk-through bird aviary.

Resorts in Karnataka: It is tough to pick one from the myriad of deluxe resorts in Karnataka. But if we had to choose, it would be Golden Landmark, Mysore, a brilliant affiliate resort of Club Mahindra. The thrilling outdoor activities and the healing indoor activities at this resort will astound you and your family. A holiday here transforms you!

Boating in India - Karnataka

There are many places in India where you can go on a boat ride. However, the spots we have mentioned, give you the best experience of boating in India. So which one are you going to try first?

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