Mangaluru-based company ‘Leisure Routes’ which has been instrumental in giving the image makeover to Karwar by introducing a number of adventure water sports including the thrilling adrenaline pumping ‘fly fish’ sport, a first not only in the coastal belt but also in the entire state.
Tourists and enthusiasts locals are flocking to “Kali River Garden” in Kodibagh, on the banks of river Kali to get a feel of the adventure water sports which was inaugurated on May 14, 2017. Apart from Fly-fish this destination offers Jetski ride, Kayaking, Banana Boat and Bumper ride using water sport inflatables.
Introducing these water sports has been the result of the district administration’s jealous efforts to promote tourism in Karwar in a big way and to make Karwar a tourist hotspot. When the Government invited tenders to promote water sport destination in Karwar ‘Leisure Routes’ showed its expression of interest and got the project on lease for a period of 10 years which is extendable for another 10 years. Promoter of Leisure Sports pointed out that the project is promoted on the basis of build-operate- maintain-transfer system (BOMTS).
Foolproof safety measures are provided to tourists at Kali River Garden. Using life jacket is a must to all those who opt for any of the water sports. The company has been using the services of 6 service lifeguards who apart from being good swimmers have undergone training in life saving and emergency life service and first aid services.
Kali River Garden is open for water sport from 9 am to 7 pm. However, the gates are open from 5.30 am to give an opportunity for those who want to enjoy their morning stroll on the river bank.