Kayakers practising in the Ganges
Kayakers practising in the Ganges

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Kayakers practising in the Ganges
Kayakers practising in the Ganges

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White-water Kayak Beginner's Course

INR 18,500 | 7 DAYS

7 days of white-water kayak training with gear, instruction and 4-5 river runs in the Holy Ganga :)


Day 1- Reach Dehradun, drive to Rishikesh & settle in. Meet your instructor for your first lesson. Learn to paddle, take turns, stop and understand basics of river hydrology. 

Day 2- Meet your instructor at the kayak school and head to the river. Learn emergency exit techniques, how to enter a river eddy and practice some more paddling.


Day 3- Learn how to cross a river and get initiated into the eskimo roll, a self- rescue technique. Head for your first mini-expedition down to Ram Jhula. 

Day 4-5- It's time to hit Grade 2 rapids. Feel the thrill of navigating through the rapids on your own. Practise the eskimo roll. 

Day 6- Learn to brace, edge in and attempt a longer strecth of Grade 2 rapids. Then back to rolling clinic to master the eskimo roll.

Day 7- Are you ready for some Grade 3 rapids? End your course with a bang as you attempt a 14km run with over 8 rapids, all the way from Shivpuri.   

Day 8- Pack bags and bid goodbye to Rishikesh. Drive to Dehradun airport with some great memories, kayaking videos that will make anyone jealous and most important, a new hobby that will stay with you for life :)


A typical day of kayaking is from 10am-1pm. You can buy snacks by the river near the practice area. 


Post kayaking, get back to the hotel, refresh and spend the evening walking around Laxman Jhula. Sit in a cafe by the Ganga, attend the Ganga Arti or try some yoga/ meditation sessions if you're up for it :)


Frequently asked questions

How safe is kayaking?

Kayaking is safer than you think. However, it is an adventure sport and comes with its own risks. It is important to follow safety guidelines and listen to your instructor.

Will I be kayaking alone?

You will be sitting alone in your kayak. But your instructor and other students will be around you at all times. Rescue kayaks will also accompany you when you go in the rapids.

I have children. Can they kayak?

Yes. Children above 14 years of age are eligible to learn and kayak solo too. However, they must be accompanied by an adult.

What is the closest airport?

Rishikesh is 1 hour away by road from Dehradun airport.

How fit do I have to be?

Participants who are generally healthy and without any serious medical condition can sign up for the course. You must be comfortable in the water. Swimming is a plus, but not a necessity since you will be wearing a floatation device.


Price details

1. Price mentioned is for a solo person. If you are travelling in a group, call us and we will customise the price.

Cancellation Policy

We charge 10% of total price as a cancellation fee if cancelled 7 days before start date. And 20% of total price if cancelled within 7 days of start date. 


1. AdventurePlay is a booking platform only and is not liable for any injury or death caused.

2. It is mandatory for players to abide by sport safety regulations of the school and destination.

3. The school reserves a right to charge for gear damage, if any.

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7 Feb - 13 Feb - Open
21 Feb - 27 Feb - Open

7 Mar - 13 Mar - Open

21 Mar - 27 Mar - Open

4 Apr - 10 Apr - Open

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