Kozhikode To Host Asia’s Biggest Whitewater Kayaking Festival After 2 Years

Kozhikode district in Kerala will serve as the host for Asia’s biggest whitewater Kayaking festival, the Malabar River Festival, after a Covid-induced gap of two years. In the eighth edition of the International whitewater kayaking festival, a kayaking competition will be held at Thusharagiri. A meeting presided by Kerala’s Tourism Minister, P.A. Mohamed Riyas decided to hold the event from August 12 to August 14, spanning three days.

The event is expected to boost adventure tourism in the state, owing to the success of the earlier editions, which had placed the event as one of the biggest water-sport events in South India. The competition had seen participants/kayakers from various parts of the world.

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Asia's Biggest Whitewater Kayaking Festival

The event will take place on the Chalipuzha, Chaliyar and Iruvazhinji rivers. This festival is the reason why these rivers are regarded as world-class destinations for whitewater kayaking. Slalom, boater cross, downriver and super final extreme races are the major categories in the competition. As the custom of the competition, the top scorers from the male and female categories are entitled Rapid Raja and Rapid Rani respectively.

Asia’s Biggest Whitewater Kayaking Festival is organized by the Kerala Adventure Tourism Promotion Society with the aid of the District Tourism Promotion Council and the grama panchayaths of Kodenchery and Thiruvambady.

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  1. Looks like a great place to kayak and absolutely incredible snips Thomas!

    You simply put a spell on me with these stunning sceneries, loved them!

    This reminds me of an incredible kayaking journey on ‘River Mahaweli’ I took on the beautiful island nation of Sri Lanka. We kayaked in the day and camped in the river bank in the night and it was undoubtedly a little piece of heaven on earth.

    I didn’t forget to log it under my travel memoirs in here >>

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