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Kayaking in Paravur Lake near Varkala provided by Syzygy Ecosports

Kayaking in Paravur Lake near Varkala

Kayaking in Paravur Lake near Varkala
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from £12.99 per adult (price varies by group size)
Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
About
Overview Paravur Backwaters is one of the lesser known, tightly kept secret locations in southern Kerala. The Paravur Backwaters is safe and a sheltered waterbody, without much influence of the tidal effects. You can be assured of the safety as the depth of the lake in general is not more than 10 feet and not wider than 1 km. This ensures you don't paddle out and lose orientation in unknown waters. There are no motorboats in the waterbody to cause wake or noise pollution. Paravur Backwaters is part of the West Coast Canal System and connects it to the NW3 National Waterway between Kollam and Thiruvananthapuram. You will find it truly unique place to paddle as it is also the meeting point of sea water from Arabian Sea and freshwater from Ithikkara River. The paddling center is located on a tiny sandbar that sits between Arabian Sea and Paravur Backwaters with direct access to both waterbodies.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
1) Novices & beginners can be confident about the paddling activity as our Lead Guide will provide introductory paddling techniques and come along (in another kayak or in your kayak) for your safety should you need it. If you prefer a canoe, you may choose a 3 or 4 seater canoe instead of kayak. 2) Within 30 to 45 minutes of paddling from the launch point, you can reach sandbar. It is an ideal place for a short break/walk or photo ops or bird watching. From here, you can get a glimpse of the spillway regulator bridge that controls the inflow of seawater and outflow of Ithikkara river. 3) Paddle and return to Syzygy.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 69116P3
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
Private tour • Professional guide • TripAdvisor Experiences brokerage fee • GST (Goods and Services Tax)
Exclusions
Lunch • Hotel pickup • Hotel drop-off • Food and drinks • Transportation to/from attractions
Duration
2h
Departure details
Syzygy Ecosports, Lakshmipuram Thoppu, Thanni Pozhikkara Coastal Road, Kerala 691303, India Landmark: Look for a big 20 feet shipping container that sits on the river bank. You would be able to notice it from the street as the container is placed quite high.
Inclusions
Private tour • Professional guide • TripAdvisor Experiences brokerage fee • GST (Goods and Services Tax)
Exclusions
Lunch • Hotel pickup • Hotel drop-off • Food and drinks • Transportation to/from attractions
Departure details
Syzygy Ecosports, Lakshmipuram Thoppu, Thanni Pozhikkara Coastal Road, Kerala 691303, India Landmark: Look for a big 20 feet shipping container that sits on the river bank. You would be able to notice it from the street as the container is placed quite high.
Duration
2h
Return details
Returns to original departure point
Additional information
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Infants must sit on laps
Not recommended for travellers with back problems
No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
Not recommended for pregnant travellers
Service animals allowed
Near public transportation
Not wheelchair accessible
Children must be accompanied by an adult
Operates in rain or shine conditions except when it's windy/lightning that makes paddling unsafe.
Minimum age is 18 years
Please dress appropriately for the weather. Keep a change of cloth.
At the time of booking, customers need to inform the 2 hours time slot which can be selected between 7 am and 6 pm.
Most travellers can participate
This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
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Vinod M
Goa, India95 contributions
Amazing backwater kayaking tour in an awesome place
Jan 2020
Syzygy is by far the best place to enjoy kayaking and canoeing in the pristine backwaters in the Ashtamudi - Paravur area. I did a multi-day kayak expedition covering Ashtamudi, Paravur lake and nearby places. The location is absolutely stunning with swaying palms, small islands and sandbars, and mangroves. I suggest you dedicate at least 3 hours to visit the small island with a temple and the mangroves and also do a tour of Ashtamudi. They have kayaks of different types - all of superior quality and canoes too for group paddling. The charges are reasonable and you'll find them professional and caring. Be ready to adhere to basic rules like using a life-jacket and not polluting the surroundings. If you are anywhere near Ashtamudi, Varkala, Kovalam, Kollam or Paravur this kayak tour is a must. I am definitely going again and next time would stay in their tents.
Written 13 January 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Hello Vinod, Thanks a lot for visiting Syzygy and paddling in Paravur Backwaters. Glad to know that you also enjoyed the multi-day expedition from Thenmala to Ashtamudi Backwaters through Kallada River. Please come again with your friends. Best regards
Written 13 January 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

hnallabotla
Hyderabad, India1 contribution
Kayaking with great views
Jan 2020 • Family
Kayaking with beautiful views around.
Thanks to Awesome team for making this available to us.
Danny and Allan are super enthusiastic and amazing hosts who will make your experience great!
Written 4 January 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Thanks a lot for visiting Syzygy and paddling with us in Paravur Backwaters. Glad to know you liked the kayaking experience. Best regards
Written 13 January 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
About the operator

This experience only has a few reviews, but you can read what other travellers have to say about the operator.

By: Syzygy Ecosports
louise24981
louise24981
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Bespoke 3 day kayak adventure
In February 2020 we spent 3 brilliant days kayaking with KIK - a tailor made trip was made for 2 of us to us fulfi
midhunprakash
midhunprakash
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From scared to mesmerised.
Being a first timer and non swimmer the whole lake was a scaring picture for me and my friends. We were assured by
Hansraj K
Hansraj K
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Delightful first Kayaking experience!
I had memorable time spent with my family kayaking the backwaters of Kollam. Syzygy EcoSports were just amazing..
Tomstheone
Tomstheone
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Best Backwater Experience
Nestled between the Lakshmipiram beach and the Paravur lake, SyZyGy Ecosports literally justifies its - sea, earth
Mokkasanne
Mokkasanne
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Excellent
We were 2 adults renting 2 single kayaks. Called them 1 hour in advance and provided excellent guidance on how to g
oceanKK
oceanKK
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Wonderful experience
The first impression came with a phone call and later on watsup communication with a super polite lady Jennifer. Pr
Rajashekar K
Rajashekar K
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Kayaking @ Kollam Paravur
Nature 's beauty at its best, water is very clear. One among the best experiences of my life! Must visit place for
Fathima J
Fathima J
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Simply beautiful..
It was a great experience..Evryone should visit the place.. nature friendly and safe.. we can feel the nature there
HarsSaraf
HarsSaraf
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Awesome Experience
The team is awesome, very helpful and make sure you enjoy your ride. The equipment is awesome. I visited other kaya
3iii
3iii
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Great way to add outdoor activity to your Kerala trip
We were staying in the area and happy to find an outdoor sports opportunity. Staff was very nice and helpful. They
sheshankb2017
sheshankb2017
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Cool experience
Guys at syzgy ecosports are adventure loving and are passionate about what they do,which one will realise the momen
HarshaVardhanK15
HarshaVardhanK15
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Wonderful people who will ensure that you have a great experience
This place has the nicest people and they are super knowledgeable about paddling. The kayaks are some of nicest I h
Ambadi S
Ambadi S
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A Wonderful destination for a Days activity
Syzygy Ecosports is an unknown place for me even though i belongs to Kollam. I have reached the place without much
Aswathy K
Aswathy K
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Kayak
It was amazing experience with syzygy eco sports and we wish we can visit again.kiduuuuuu...don't miss it.
Shibin S
Shibin S
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Experience
Had a good experience. Well trained instructors with efficient safety aids. Equipments were good enough.
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