Muziris Paddle 2019: An awareness about river conservation
The paddling event promotes the usage of our rivers for recreational usage and creates a connection to the river with youngsters and tourists
Muziris Paddle, the two-day kayaking expedition organised by Jellyfish Watersports in partnership with Muziris Heritage Project (Kerala Tourism) will be held on January 5 and 6, 2019. Over 200 paddlers are likely to participate in the event which will be flagged off from the Kotturpuram Jetty in Kodungalloor district and end at Bolgatty Island in Kochi. Being touted as one of Kerala’s most incredible nature experiences the event targets domestic and international tourists, paddling enthusiasts, people from all walks of life, children and even non-swimmers.
Muziris, once a bustling seaport and the heart of the historic spice route used to be the key trade point between southern India and rest of the world. The region is dotted with numerous monuments of a bygone era that is more than 3,000 years old. Participants will get an opportunity to visit the legendary Muziris heritage sites on the way. The paddling event promotes the usage of our rivers for recreational usage and creates a connection to the river with youngsters and tourists.
The kayakers will cover overall distance of 40 km traversing through rivers, backwaters and important Muziris destinations en route. Each day they will cover an easy distance of 20 km with several strategic breaks for sightseeing and greeting locals.
The entire expedition will be managed by Jellyfish Watersports and participants will learn skills from expert trainers and river guides. The package includes Kayak rental, expert guidance, camping gears, lifeguard support, night camping, team activities and food and refreshments.
“For centuries locals and visitors have enjoyed the scenic natural paradise of Gods own country. Muziris Paddle is a great way to experience Kerala through its water bodies and be part of the growing eco and responsible tourism initiatives. We have conducted several river expeditions and clean up initiatives in the past that have been immensely popular amongst nature enthusiasts locally and internationally. Kayak for a cause is helping in creating more awareness about the conservation of river and to retain its original beauty,” says Kaushiq Kodithodi, founder, Jellyfish Watersports.