26 Boating Spots in India that you should visit - With photos & details

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26 Boating Spots to explore in India

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Banasura Sagar DamDam Road, Vasudeva Edom, Pozhuthana PO, Wayanad, Kerala 670731, India

Banasura Sagar dam which impounds the Karamanathodu tributary of the Kabani river is a part of the Indian Banasura Sagar project consisting of a dam and a canal project started in 1979.

BhoothathankettuKothamangalam - Idamalayar Road, Poochakuthu, Kerala 686681, India

Bhoothathankettu means "Fort created by monsters". The legend is that monsters planned to submerge a Shiva temple nearby by making a dam in the area. Their plan was deterred by Lord Shiva by faking approaching dawn, thereby causing the monsters to runaway fearing the arrival of light. The demons were supposed to roll the large boulders seen in the area to the river bed creating the dam.

Choral DamChoral Dam, Rampuriya, Madhya Pradesh 453441, India

This is a huge dam located in the heart of Indore constructed around the backwaters of River Narmada. A large number of lush green trees and small hills surround the place making it even more attractive. There is boating and so many other activites around the dam.

Dimna LakeDimna Lake, Jharkhand 832105

Dimna Lake in Jamshedpur is an ideal place to spend your day if you feel like getting away from the city and spending a quiet day with your loved ones or friends. Situated at a mere distance of 13 km away from the Jamshedpur city area, it is close to the Dalma Wildlife Sanctuary. An artificial lake in the Steel City of Jamshedpur, it is located at the foothills of the Dalma mountain range and is famous for its serenity and pleasant greenery.

Gandhi ParkAHW Colony, Shadipur, Port Blair, Andaman and Nicobar Islands 744101, India

Gandhi Park is just the perfect sightseeing place in Andaman to relax, rejuvenate, and revive. The park has its share of history too; the Dilthaman tank in the park was once the lone source of drinking water in Andaman. A symbol of the manmade brilliance, the park has a big statue of Mahatma Gandhi in the center. Around it, there are few other historical monuments such as the remains of a bunker and a Japanese temple.

Hatkeshwar nath MandirRaipura Chowk Rd, Agroha Colony, Changurabhata, Raipur, Chhattisgarh 492013, India

This is a popular Shiva temple in the heart of Raipur which was built in 1402 by Hajiraj naik. There is a beautiful ghat situated in the side of the temple which is considered as sacred and there is boating and other activities are there.

Jedarpalayam DamJedarpalayam Dam, Tamil Nadu, India

Located in the Kabillarmalai panchayat. The dam is constructed across the river Kaveri where tourists flock in large numbers. Boating is available here and also a children's park is there.

KadambrayarNear Kadambrayar Tourism Project,Kappelappadi, Alwaye, Pazhanganad, Kerala 682030, India

Situated in Kizhakkambalam Gramapanchayat in Eranakulam district, Kadambrayar offers scenic views of the river, paddy fields and a long paved space for some evening walk. You can also do paddle boating here.

Karala RiverKarala River, Jalpaiguri, West Bengal 735101

The small River Karala, popularly known as ‘the Thames of Jalpaiguri’ flows through the middle of the town. A nature walk along the riverbank of Karala is truly refreshing. There is boat riding and a well-maintained park adjacent to the river.

Kumbalanghi Village TourKallanchery Rd, North Kumbalangi, Kumbalangi, Kochi, Kerala 682007, India

A quiet island village known for rural tourism activities. You can see Chinese fishing nets, explore its mangrove forests, and take boat trips along the surrounding backwaters.

KuttanadKuttanad, Kuttanad Taluk, Kerala

Kuttanad is a region that is well known for its vast paddy fields. The region has the lowest altitude in India and is one of the few places in the world where farming is carried on around 1.2 to 3.0 meters (4 to 10 ft) below sea level. It is a major rice producer of Kerala state.

Lakha Banjara LakeLakha Banjara Lake, Kakaganj, Sagar, Madhya Pradesh

Lakha Banjara Lake is a serene water body transforming into a place of hustle-bustle in the evening. The calm and blue water of Lakha Banjara Lake is a great place to attain tranquillity and is a really fun place to interact with locals in the evenings. There are also boat rides and so many other things to explore around this lake.

Lumbini ParkJalari Peta, Visakhapatnam(Vizag), Andhra Pradesh 530017, India

This park is well maintained and this is famous for the boat ride to famous Buddha Statue located at the center of the Lake. By the side of Necklace road this park is near to other tourist attraction like Birla Mandir, NTR garden etc.

Mahe Boat House and walkwayManjakkal, Mahé, Puducherry 673312, India

The walkway on the banks of River Mahe is one of a kind facility where aesthetics and purpose integrate together and extends one’s mind and soul huge satisfaction. The walkway resembles a diamond necklace around the landscape of the Mahe town. The Walkway is well lit and furnished with enough park benches to relax and enjoy the beauty of Mahe River. At one end of the Walkway near the Govt. House, there is the visual portrayal of the famous Novel of the noted writer “the story teller of Mahe” Sri

Mandagadde Bird SanctuaryNational Highway 13, Mandagadde, Karnataka 577220, India

One of the 20 important sanctuaries in India. The sanctuary is situated on an island that spans an area of 1.14 acres and it is surrounded by forest and river Tunga. Over 5,000 birds here during the peak season from July to September, boating can be taken for closer viewing of the nesting birds.

Mirik LakeMirik, West Bengal 734214, India

Mirik lake is a natural tourist attraction which has picturesque natural surroundings and invigorating climate. It is also known as  Sumendu Lake. There is pine trees and lush green gardens around the lake. Boating, fishing, horse riding are the other attractions here.

Nainital LakeNainital Lake, Ayarpatta, Nainital, Uttarakhand

The lake is bounded by the high and steep Naina peak on the North West side, by the Tiffin Top to the southwest side and snow view peaks on the north. Coniferous forest trees cover these hill ranges. The lake receives flows from the surrounding catchment basin which comprises the hill slopes and springs.

Nandan Van ZooAtari, Chhattisgarh 492001, India

A place with its primary objective to protect and conserve animals.  It is famous for its rich flora and fauna. and there is safari, boating, and so many other activities.

Nigeen LakeNigeen Lake, Srinagar 190006

Nigeen Lake is surrounded by a large number of willow and poplar trees. Hence, it has come to be referred to as a "nageena", which means "the jewel in the ring". The word "nigeen" is a local variant of the same word.

Pachmarhi LakePachmarhi Lake, Pachmarhi Cantt, Madhya Pradesh 461881

This is a beautiful lake located in the heart of Panchmarhi. The scenic views and the boating, water balloon, zipline, and other water adventure activities are here. This is a nice place to spend some leisure time and to rejuvenate the mind.