• Hogenakkal-Anchetty Rd
  • Hogenakkal, TN, 636810
  • India

About the Course

This course is a combination of two of our most sought after courses, i.e. LTK  +  LTR Into. This course will be held in the pristine river section of Cauvery at Hogenakkal.  

Requirements and Eligibility

  • Must be above the age of 12
  • Must not suffer from any medical or physical condition that prohibits the participant from partaking in strenuous physical exercise
  • Ability to swim 10 minutes unassisted, with the use of a PFD (Personal Flotation Device)

Course Contents (What will you learn) ?

Day 1 (6 hours)

The first day of the course is meant to get you familiar with the basics of the sport. You will be taught and made to practice the following skills in a section of a river that is fairly still . 

  • River safety protocol 
  • Swimming in the river
  • Gear familiarity and boat control 
  • Basic paddling strokes, forward, backward, side and turn strokes
  • Self rescue and eskimo rescue technique

By the end of the day you should feel much more comfortable inside that "plastic shell", inspired to continue to paddle towards new destinations, may them be rivers, ocean coasts, back waters, lakes.

Day 2 (6 hours)

River Reading

To be able to "read" the waters in front of us is an essential skill for a kayaker. We will start observing the water flows and their dynamics, trying to understand what happens on the surface and under it. We will learn how to identify and name all the different features that we find in a river environment, and we will start reasoning on how those features will have an impact on our kayak descent. River reading is a learning process that will take a lifetime; in this course we will lay down the foundations.

In this session you will be taught to negotiate currents and we will introduce you to handling your kayak in moving water. You will be taught the different white water kayaking skills that are essential to maneuver the kayak down the river. 

River Rescue

Kayaking is a relatively safe sport, but while in the river many things can happen, and we need to know what to do. You will learn how to rescue yourself and how to rescue others, according to the most efficient rescue techniques that are preferred in the river. We will teach you how to swim a rapid in the safest way, how to use a throw bag, how to take a boat to the shore, but most of all how to decide what to do in case of an emergency on the river.

 Paddling on Moving water

Paddling on Moving water

Paddling on moving water 

The last 3 hours of this session we will guide you down a class II river section where will you have  an opportunity to test your newly acquired paddling skills. While kayaking down this section you will experience the true beauty of a wild jungle river, breathtaking views of the gorge along with the taste of adrenalin rush that is part and parcel of white water kayaking. 

 

Trip Itinerary (Sample, ex-Bangalore)

  • Depart Bangalore 0630 hrs on Saturday January 24th
  • Saturday  24th, 10AM - 5:30 PM LTK session on the river.  
  • Dinner and overnight in a hotel/resort
  • Start LTR-Intro session at 9am on the river, Sunday January 25th
  • Depart for Bangalore at 5:30 PM. 

What to Bring ?

  • A change of clothes to get wet in
  • Water resistant shoes or sandals (Very important)
  • Snacks
  • Sun Screen
  • Medicines for any existing ailments of allergies 

Cost : Rs. 7000/person.

Break-up of the cost

  • Kayak + Equipment ( Spray Deck + PFD + Helmet + Paddle) rental. Rs. 2000 (per day)
  • Kayak instruction   : Rs. 1500 (per day)

*Food, Accommodation and Local Transport charged as per actuals. 

Please Note (Important)

  • Kayaking is an extremely instructor intensive activity and therefore to ensure safety of the participants we have a small ratio of only 3/4 students per instructors
  • Our Students are given the top quality equipment which has been certified for use on any grade of whitewater.
  • Our courses are based on the syllabus as prescribed by the ACA (American Canoe Association)
  • Transport to and from the city can be arranged upon request at an extra cost

Getting There

Regular buses operate between Bangalore and Hogenakkal falls.

By Road, click here for directions : http://goo.gl/Y2IskC

Places to Stay

Hotel Tamil Nadu : http://goo.gl/sp8lDL

Course Registration 

Complete the registration form : http://www.goodwave.in/course-registration/

Transfer the course fee to the following bank account:

Name           :    MADRAS FUN TOOLS
A/C No         :    50200001237197
Branch         :    BESANT NAGAR, Chennai
IFSC Code   :   HDFC0000010
Beneficiary bank swift code     - HDFCINBBCHE

Goodwave Adventures is a wholly owned subsidiary of Madras Fun Tools (www.madrasfuntools.in), India’s only online store dedicated to paddle sports. 

Cancellation Fee

  • 100 % refund between 7 days prior to the course date
  • 50% refund or 100% credit between 2-7 days prior to the course date
  • No refund or 50% credit between 0-48 hrs prior to the course date