This course is designed for those who are looking to earn themselves the badge of Whitewater kayakers.  We revisit the basics of kayak rolling and river running on the scenic confines of Kayakkam reservoir and on the following day we guide you down a challenging section of the Iruvanhjipuzha river.   



There is no better form of rescue than self-rescue

The eskimo roll is one of the most crucial moves hat a white water kayaker must master. A solid eskimo roll will accelerate your progress and help you gain confidence when running challenging white waters.  We will gradually delve into the mysterious dimensions of the eskimo roll, analyzing step by step the components that make up this complex move. After working on your hip snap, you will be able to try your roll assisted by an instructor, and finally on your own. 

Special attention is given to the development of comfort while upside down and under the water - one of the essential factors of success in a roll. Different variations of the roll will be demonstrated to you throughout the course.


The more we progress in river running the more is crucial to take fast decision while choosing a line or when placing our blade into the water. To do that is essential to comprehend the flow of the water, in every aspect, and to anticipate the features of the river. This is river reading. This is what we will practice on this course, from the shore, while scouting, and form the boat, while paddling.


How do we run the river? What should we know before putting in? How do we organize our group? What is the plan of action? How we will communicate while paddling? What do we do in case of an emergency? In this course we will spend time reasoning on how we make sure we enter the river as a group that is aware and self sufficient, proactive and ready for the challenges ahead.


This is the day when you put into practice everything that you have been training hard for. We run the section from toddy shop bridge to Jogi's holy hole on the Iruvanhjipuzha. With 4 challenging class III rapids to negotiate, this section will test you both physically and mentally.  However, with seasoned ACA certified instructors on hand you have nothing to worry about as long as you bring the right attitude and the same level of commitment that we will put in to ensure that you make it down the river safely.



Break-up of the cost

  • Kayak + Equipment ( Spray Deck + PFD + Helmet + Paddle) rental. Rs. 2500 (per day)
  • Kayak instruction   : Rs. 1000 (per day)

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


June - October


  • 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


Min : 3 pax, Max : 6. If you are interested in booking this trip please email :