Tube Kayaking-  Kanva Reservoir Bangalore, Karnataka

Classification: EASY what's this?

Accommodation: None. Carry own tent.

Essentials: Life jacket,food, drinking water.

Transportation: Self.

Costing: Rs. 300/- per head for three members.

Suggestion: Do not enter water with out right sized life-jacket accompanied by an experianced instructor. Carry back all the glass/plastic wastes and dispose the same in a proper bin. Every time we visited any place, we picked up the garbage left by others too.


Kanva Reservoir is about 70 km from Bangalore and 13 km from Channapattana between Ramanagara and Channapattana. Kanva Reservoir was built in 1946 across the River Kanva (a tributary of the River Cauvery). The river is named after the sage Kanva, who was supposed to have been living in this region during the time of Ramayana. Kanva Reservoir has 5 automatic Siphons, each with a displacement of 14000 cusecs of water. It is one of the best picnic/adventure spot and ideal for camping and bird watching.

How to Reach:

From Bangalore take the Mysore road. After you cross Ramnagara, you will see Janapada Loka on the right hand side. Proceed further more and you will see a sign board that say "Kanva Reservoir"... take right. Hit the mud road if the asphalted road isn't ready. Travel around the banks of the reservoir and to choose your own spot to relax.