Kali Kayak Festival

Deep within a forest full of hornbills, giant Malabar squirrels, kingfishers, butterflies, fireflies and centipedes, the pristine Kali river charges to the Arabian sea with it’s many tributaries.

In June 2017, Karnataka’s Department of Youth Empowerment & Sports, and the Department of Tourism, along with Goodwave Adventures got together and hosted the first edition of the Kali Kayak Festival on the Kali river, deep inside Dandeli Forest in northern Karnataka. The idea behind this festival was to showcase the potential that Karnataka has for international adventure tourism and to promote paddle sports amongst the Indian youth.

The festival witnessed participants of all ages, sizes and levels–from 10-year-old Dada Peer to Adidas Sickline champion Sam Sutton, and many known faces like Joe Rea Dickins, Ian Vincent, Dinesh Prasad and others.

Shot by Praveen Jayakaran,  Adrian D’silva, Aditi Shastri, Nithin Francis, Faseeh Md, Neil D’souza. Edit by Faseeh Md, Adrian D’silva.
Client : GETHNAA, Goodwave Adventures