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Ganga Kayak Festival 2014 – March 5th -6th

Come and watch the excitement of an International kayak competition on the Holy Ganga!

The Ganga Kayak Festival is set up to be a fun festival for competitors and spectators alike. Enjoy two days of kayak competitions on the Golf course rapid on the Ganga River in Rishikesh. The festival grounds have plenty of room on the beach front for anyone to watch and enjoy.

Dates: March 5th & 6th.

The venue: Located about 10 km from Rishikesh directly on the beach of the Ganga in front of the golf course rapid. Beautiful river and mountain views surround this location. It’s a great way to spend the day!


Watch professional and beginner level kayakers from all over India and many parts of the world compete in three different kayak skill competitions. There will be plenty of excitement as you cheer on your favorite kayaker to win the top prize. A ramp (seal launch) is set up on a steep cliff to launch the kayakers into the water, adding even more excitement to the competition.

Facilities: Local food and beverage vendors will be at the event. There will also be portable toilets available.

Spectator games and prizes:

Throughout the festival we will play many games and give away event t-shirts and other prizes to lucky spectators. Come and enjoy the festival and possibly win a prize!


Shuttles will be provided from the DNA Expedition office in Tapovan to the festival site each morning and then return each evening after the competition. If you do not have your own ride to the festival do not worry. Check the website for details on timing of the shuttles to take you to and from the festival.

Places to stay:

If you are coming from outside of Rishikesh and need a place to stay please send us an email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
and we can help you. You can also visit our partner’s websites at:

1. Elephant Brook Resorts Distance from the event venue 2km
http://elephantbrookresort.com/ contact 09410509582
2. Great Himalayan outdoor Camp
3. Gayatri Resorts Tapovan Distance from the event venue 4 km
http://www.gayatriresorts.com/ Mob: +91-9412409395

The event will be a great place to enjoy the competition, meet new people, play some spectator games, and much more!!

Come enjoy the Ganga Kayak Festival! It is an event that you won’t want to miss!










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