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Tags : Backwater

Cost : INR 1000 per person onwards

Timings : Morning: 6:00 AM to 10: AM
Evening: 3:00PM to 6.45 PM

Experience Level Required : Beginner to Intermediate

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Mangrove Forest Kayaking, Varkala Overview

The mangrove forest in Nedungolam, Paravur, in the district of Kollam, is located at a distance of 18 km from Varkala. Perfect for a half-day trip, one can go on a 4km kayaking during the morning or evening. Sailing through these canals of Nedungolam, especially the mangrove forest, is a must-try experience. Mangrove Village Adventures is a leading tour operator for this experience.

Suitable for All Levels:
Perfect for beginners and seasoned kayakers alike, this adventure is designed to accommodate participants with little to no previous kayaking experience. However, a reasonable level of fitness is recommended. Before setting off, our expert guides provide a comprehensive pre-trip safety briefing and instructions on basic paddling skills to ensure a smooth and enjoyable journey.

Exploring the Mangrove Forest:
The journey begins at Syzygy, where we navigate through the Lower Paravur Lake, passing beneath the spans of the rail bridge. As we paddle towards the Chithan Thampuran Temple Island, a brief stop allows for a moment of relaxation in this unique divine setting amidst the lake.

Next, we venture into the captivating Mangrove Forest, taking care to maintain silence and preserve the delicate ecosystem teeming with rare wildlife such as birds, turtles, and fish. Navigating through the narrow canals of the mangrove forest, we marvel at its natural beauty, slowing our pace to fully immerse ourselves in the tranquil surroundings.

Rejuvenating Break at Black Devil Snail Sandbar:
Exiting the mangrove forest, we continue downstream, passing the rail bridge and making our way towards the Black Devil Snail Sandbar. Here, amidst the intertidal flat surrounded by fine sand, we enjoy a well-deserved break from the hustle and bustle of urban life. Guests can explore the unique trail in the water or indulge in a refreshing swim, making the most of this serene oasis.

Completing the Journey:
After rejuvenating at the sandbar, we resume our journey, paddling towards the conclusion of our adventure. As we navigate back to Syzygy, soaking in the picturesque views of the Paravur Lake and backwaters, memories of this kayaking expedition will linger as a testament to the beauty and tranquility of Kerala's coastal landscapes.

Note: Depending on factors such as pace, fatigue, or available light, the option to skip the break at the sandbar may be considered to optimize the journey's duration and efficiency.

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