Muziris Paddle - Rowing with a Motive

Kerala Tourism has announced an unique Adventure and activity based tourism annual event named  Muziris Paddle, a group paddling event in association with Jellyfish Watersports,  Kozhikode , focused on Kayaking & SUP with adventure and leisure theme, on January 19th and 20th to promote the Adventure and Activity based tourism and Muzirsis Heritage project. This event will also be an conjunction programme with Kochi Muziris Biennale 2018.

The Kayakkers will start their thrilling water  challenge from Kottappuram Jetty at Kodungallur in Thrissur district of Kerala in the morning on January19th and ending at Eranakulam Jetty on January 20th 2018.  

The 2 day, 40 km event with overnight camping and targeting international tourists and national adventure enthusiasts is expecting 50 -75 paddlers this time. The event will be entirely supervised by Jellyfish Watersports team with experienced river guides and professionals and in association with local associations, non profits and nature groups to promote the social cause of the event and goal of protecting our water and ‘leave no trace’ concepts similar to Chaliyaar River Challenge event, which was held last year. The team will be requesting all the kayaking clubs in the country to join and promote this event.

Chaliyaar River Challenge event, the 68 km paddling event was organised to promote the usage of rivers for recreational usage and to create a bond between the river and youngsters.

Rivers are neglected in our country. We respect them as mothers but forget the relation while throwing industrial waste, domestic waste and other wastes in them. Water adventure sports like rafting take place in hill stations only where water is fresh but as we come towards the plain-land, Rivers have reduced to a drain as they are used more for commercial than recreational purposes. Kayaking for a cause is helping in creating more awareness about the conservation of river.

Tourism India and Kerala Tourism magazines are also joined with the organizers as Travel Media partners to highlight the importance of water sports activities to protect and promote our dying rivers.

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