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Dandeli is all set to host its first ever Kayaking festival of Karnataka on the river waters of Kali. The festival has been named as ‘The Kali Kayak Festival’ and will be held between June 2 and 4. The Tourism Department, General Thimayya National Academy of Adventure and Goodwave Adventures will organize this festival together.
Actively promoting it on social media, the organizers said that the registrations for the 3 day festival will begin soon. Siddharth Seshan, a member of the organizing committee, told Express that preparations for the event are on a war footing. “Next week we shall make a formal announcement about the festival. Already water sports adventure groups have been notified about the kayaking festival. Soon we shall announce the prize money, categories and other related information,” he said.
“Kali River flows through the tiger reserve and has some great scenic view. Currently, rafting of 10 km and 5 km are taken up. The kayaking events too will be held on the same stretch. Besides kayaking, one can also explore trekking and safari activities in the tiger reserve,” said another organizer.
Dandeli witness large number of tourists for water sports and jungle safaris in summer months. According to the organizers, the first week of June is ideal for conduction the festival.
Source – New India Express