Sunrise Stand-Up Paddle (SUP) in Varkala, Kerala
Activities — Outdoors
- Duration: 1 hours
- Difficulty: No Such Thing
- Accomodation: No Accomodation
- Solo Friendly
Come and experience beautiful country side village paddling through the backwaters and lakes of Kerala. Capture the calmness of the place amongst stunning nature and wildlife of Gods own Country.
This is a beautiful sunrise backwater trip with our local activity expert.
*** Contact us if you are a group of more than 6 people***
- Stand up paddle board.
- SUP paddle
- Personal flotation device (PFD)
- SUP leash (and all the necessary gears)
- Certified Instructor
- Use of Life Jacket for safety
- Personal expenses
How to Reach?
There is no direct flight connectivity to Varkala. The nearest airport is in Thiruvananthapuram, around 40 km away from the same. Taxis are easily available from the airport to Varkala.
Nearest Airport: Trivandrum International Airport (TRV) - 36 kms from Varkala
Regular bus services ply to and fro the city of Varkala. They operate on a daily basis, whether day or night, from places like Thiruvananthapuram, Kochi, Alappuzha, etc. You can also take shared taxis or cabs for the same route.
Varkala is well connected to the rest of India by railways as well. Varkala Sivagiri Railway Station is the principal railway junction serving the city of Varkala. Local transport like autorickshaws and taxis are easily available outside the railway station.
Local transport in Varkala
A diminutive town, it can be accessed by using auto rickshaws or even by walking.
How To Prepare?
SUP requires you to have a good aerobic base along with strength and flexibility.
It's a good work of legs and arms so do stretch both before you start!
Drink plenty of water: SUP can be dehydrating, so it’s important to drink lots of water.
Eat healthy snacks: Bring along some healthy snacks like fruits and nuts to keep your energy up.
Take breaks: If you’re feeling tired, take a break. It’s better to paddle for a shorter time at a leisurely pace than to push yourself too hard and end up exhausted.
Wear sunscreen: The sun can be harmful, even when it’s not that hot out. Make sure to wear sunscreen to protect your skin.
Dress appropriately: Dry fit clothing
545 am: Reach Varkala helipad
6 am: Depart to the mangroves
Post a 20 mins drive through the village, arrive at the mangroves and start the standup experience
** Please reach 10 mins in advance to avoid any delays**
Aurah is the perfect example of 'If you want something, do it yourself. We love a good power yoga session and grabbing some smoothie bowls after. If there is some music to vibe with it, even better! Where can we do this in Cochin with like-minded people was the question? To no one's surprise, we drew a blank. When a google search for a wellness retreat showed the nearest one to be 500kms away, we knew we had to make it happen ourselves. So here we are with Aurah, the Sunday Social we all deserve".
Other Things To DoIn case you aren't a morning person, you can try sunset SUP as well!
₹2000 per guest
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