★★★★ Canoeing & kayaking in kashmir
Major Sites : Dal Lake, Nagin Lake, Wular Lake.
Best Season : May/June or September/October.
Canoeing and Kayaking are two of oldest adventure sports known to man. Earlier, canoeing and kayaking were used as a mode of transportation, fishing and floating markets. The impetus has now shifted to adventure sports. Canoeing and kayaking are highly popular adventure sports in the world.
Whether it is the challenge of taming the white waters or the pleasure of gliding over calm waters on a lake, canoeing or kayaking can be thrilling and exciting adventure to any sports enthusiast.. Kayaking is just like backpacking on an off beaten path, except that this time your adventure is on the sea. This sport provide the best opportunity for sports lovers to come close to nature. While canoeing presents quiet a unique combination of exploration.
Besides keep a person fit, canoeing and Kayaking are eco-friendly water sports. Canoes and kayaks are boats tapered at their ends so that they may cut through water easily. This unique feature makes them highly efficient on trying on most kind of water bodies. Canoes can accommodate atleast two people with their gear and is usually practiced on lakes and rivers, which have flat and still water.
On the other hand, Kayaks look like small fishing boat and are not a new thing in the Indian coastal sites, but they are fastly picking up as a favourite water sport in India. A Kayak can accommodate more than two people and can be done of both flat and white water. Ofcourse, the beach is one of the best option to try out these kind of sports, but second best in the lines are the lakes and rivers of India.
Essentials & Things to Carry while Kayaking-Canoeing :
The caution that one has to follow in this sport is that, if you are new to the sport, then first become a professional. In water sports like Canoeing a lot depends on the weather and water level.
In Canoeing you have to be conscious about your safety and comfort too. The basic requirements include a swimsuit and towel, Sunglasses, hat and sun block, a warm top, some spare clothes for change, a bottle of water