Set in one of the longest rivers of India, that rises from the western Himalayas in Uttarakhand and flows into the Bay of Bengal, Ganga River Festival is preparing to launch for yet another year, an amazing kayaking competition in the sacred river of Ganga.
Ganga Kayak Festival
Kayaking at the Ganga Kayak Festival
The Ganga Kayak Festival is really a once in a lifetime experience, as you will find yourselves kayaking the sacred waters of the Ganga, competing where millions of people gather each year as pilgrimage.3
Taking place on February 17 th to 19 th, the Ganga Kayak Festival is open to all kayakers Pros, intermediate, juniors and women. With 5 events to choose from, everyone can compete. The five events are: Sprint, Giant Slalom, Boater Cross, Mass Boater Cross and the Rafting Championship.
The event is organized on an annual basis on the Ganga River near Rishikesh in February/March and it’s gathering athletes from the local kayaking community, as well as from the international kayaking circles. The kayakers are gathered for a fun-filled competition among people who share the same love for the sport and also to show off their skills on Ganga’s white waters.
Rishikesh is a beautiful place, considered to be the Yoga Capital of the World and the Gateway of the Garhwal Himalaya. You can get there by air: The Jolly Grant airport in Dehradun is the closest to Rishikesh at approximately 35km/21.74mi away. Being such a popular tourist destination, Rishikesh is easily reached by bus as well from all major towns, like Haridwar, Dehradun and New Delhi.
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See you in the river!