Canoeing in Kashmir

Major Sites : Dal Lake, Nagin Lake, Wular Lake. Best Season : May/June or September/October. Kayaks are generally closed-top boats and more often than not are single seaters. They usually sit lower in the water than canoes, which tend to have higher sides.Kayakers usually sit on the floor of the boat with their legs stretched straight (or nearly straight) out in front of them. Kayaking paddles have two blades, one at either end, while canoeing paddles have one and are shorter. Kayaking has become one of the favorite water sports of thousands of people worldwide. Not only that it is exhilarating and fun to travel across water in a very light vessel, but this also improves your stamina and overall health. Kayaking became very popular in the recent years and there are numerous worldwide destinations where you can try this water sport. Essentials & Things to Essential Kayak Equipment- Kayak: Whitewater kayaks are completely different from Sea or Touring kayaks. The type of kayak you choose depends completely on what type of paddling you wish to do and what level of paddler you are. Paddle: Each type of kayaking uses a different type of paddle. The store where you buy your equipment can help you figure out which paddle goes with the kayak you decide to buy. PFD: PFD stands for Personal Flotation Device and is essentially a life jacket or life preserver for kayakers. Sprayskirt: Sprayskirts help keep the water out of the kayak. They are necessary for Whitewater and Sea Kayaking. Recreational kayaking can do without them. You must be sure that the skirt fits both you and the kayak. Helmet: Helmets are a requirement for Whitewater Kayaking. They are not a requirement for Sea Kayaking. I always recommend using a helmet while Surf Kayaking.