Inject more adventure into your life and learn to paddle some of Himachal’s most beautiful rivers. Starting on shore and in calm waters, paddlers learn kayaking strokes and river safety. With the appropriate skills and confidence, participants move on to navigate and play in white water. This course is designed to take the beginner or intermediate paddler and teach or enhance their river skills. From throw bag rescue to surfing and learning to swim through rapids, students definitely enjoy a wet and wild course! “The river delights to lift us free if only we dare to let go.”

Pong DAM – Water Sports
There is great opportunity for lovers of water sports at the Pong Dam in Kangra district. The manmade reservoir of the dam is 42 km in length and 2km in width on the Beas river.

The regional water sports centre here is a pioneer in these specialized activities. There is swimming, canoeing, rowing, sailing, and water skiing- all competitive events. Training is also imparted in water safety and rescue measures.

Three levels of water sports courses are conducted here. The basic course, intermediate course, & advanced course.

Infrastructural facilities include a 75-bed hostel with modern facilities, a 10-suit rest house with attached toilets, hot/cold water a beautiful dining room with a capacity for 100 persons and a kitchen with storage facilities. A workshop changing room and boat-shed are on the verge of completion. An administration block auditorium and residential accommodation are under construction.

Silt deposition in Sutlej and a rush of applicants led to the shifting of the centre to its present site at the Pong Dam and upgrading of its status to that of a regional water sports centre in June 1986. The centre is the only one of its kind in India. The sports activities are conducted and supervised by highly qualified instructors.

Water Sport Courses : Our Centers give you an insight into activities like kayaking, canoeing, water skiing, swimming and white water rafting. Himachal Pradesh is making itself quickly a name in the field of River Rafting or White Water rafting. Our water sports centers at Pong and Bilaspur offer world class facilities for the participants in swimming, water skiing, white water rafting, canoeing and kayaking.

White Water Rafting Courses and Expeditions : After “boarding” the raft the adrenaline level of the participants usually sharply raises and desperate commands of “hard forward” and “backward” can be heard. Our white waters in Beas, Pabbar and Satluj have the best of rapids inviting amateurs and professionals alike. The institute also welcomes Kayaking and arranges Kayaking Expeditions: We offer all expertise and infrastructure for tailor made white water expeditions.

Training Programme for Water Sports Course.

Basic Water Sports Course (12 yrs onwards) 14 days, Jan to Dec Pong Dam & Bilaspur/Bhakra – 30 +
Basic Rafting Course (14 yrs onwards) 14 days, October Kullu ,15 +
Intermediate Kayaking (white water)
Course (14 yrs onwards)
14 days, Oct & Nov Beas River, Kullu, 30 +
Satluj River ,Bilaspur 30+
Advance Water Sports Course (14 yrs onwards) 21 days, July & Oct Pong Dam, 20 + and Bilaspur – 20+

Regional Water Sports Centre, Pong Dam (Kangra) 
Capacity – 100 + trainees
Courses offered: Water Sports Courses – Swimming, Kayaking, Sailing, Rowing, Boating, Water Surfing & Skiing
Location: Pong Dam, near Talwara. Tel: 01893-288956