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8th edition of Malabar River Festival to be organised in August

The 8th edition of the Malabar River Festival is expected to be organised in the month of August (12th – 14th) at Thusharagiri, Kozhikode, Kerala.


This is going to be an epic adventure where the whitewater kayaking championship will be amazing for enthusiastic spectators. 


Malabar River Festival is organised by the Kerala Tourism Department, in collaboration with District Tourism Promotion Council and Kozhikode District Panchayat.

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Here, the best kayakers in India and the world will be participating and these kayakers will compete in the rapid waters of Iruvazhinjipuzha and Chalipuzha, tributaries of the mighty Chaliyar River. There will be categories like The Extreme Race, Boater Cross and Giant Slalom, where the participants will be competing against each other to become the new Rapid Raja or Rapid Rani.


Previously, Malabar River Festival has been well received amongst adventure lovers and this is one of the events in Kerala which draws a lot of visitors. 


Besides kayaking, the festival will also host whitewater rafting and kayak training among many other thrilling events.


Malabar River Festival was started in 2013 and it is the only whitewater kayaking championship event in South India. 

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