Water Rafting means cruising down the gushing waters of river in an inflatable
rubber raft. India is one of the best white water rafting destinations in the
world. White Water Rafting or river running in India is mainly confined to the
northern rivers which flow from the glaciers of the mighty Himalayas. River
running calls for a triumph over the swift swirling river and a trip down a
river can be a great way to see the countryside. Rivers such as Ganga, Alaknanda,
Bhagirathi, Indus and Barahmputra offer many rafting stretches which are ideal
for both professionals as well as amateur rafters. Its rushing waters gushing
through densely forested mountains and steep gorges offer matchless thrills
for rafting. White Water Rafting in India is offered by a number of tour operators
and travel agencies including government tourist departments. Most agencies
allow anybody over 14 years of age to book on river rafting trips. Best season
for White Water Rafting depends on the adequacy of water volume thus September-November
and March-May are most suitable. Equipment required for river running is ordinary
outdoor gear, goggles, disposable camera, swim suit, nylon shorts, tennis shoes,
wind-proof jacket, towels, a hat and antiseptic cream.
White Water Rafting in Rishikesh
Rishikesh is a popular pilgrimage centre of India and houses many temples and
shrines. Apart from a pilgrimage town, Rishikesh offers good option for adventure
lovers who want to experience the white water rafting. Rishikesh is the major
rafting site from where the amateur as well as professional would love to start
his rafting trip in India.
White Water Rafting in Alaknanda - Bhagirathi - Ganga Rivers
river is about 28 kms upstream from the town of Rishikesh. Kaudiyala-Shivpuri
(Alaknanda) stretch is on Alakanda river, which is one of the best known white
water rafting stretches of India. The stretch has several camps, each catering
to the requirements of the rafters. The run begins at Kaudiyala and passed through
densely wooded hills and finally ends at the dam beyond Rishikesh.
» Rudraprayag -
Rishikesh (Alaknanda) is one of India's
best river rafting stretches and it offers the chance to see the densely forested
Himalayan foothills. The river starts a little beyond the main town of Rudraprayag
and flows through a series of rapids, narrow gorges and calm stretches passing
through the towns of Srinagar and Devprayag.
» Tehri -
Shivpuri section on the Bhagirathi river is
considered to be one of the best runs in India. The run begins at the town of
Tehri, goes down the Bhagirathi river, passing through foaming rapids and reaches
Deveprayag. The river Bhagirathi merges with the river Alaknanda at Devaprayag.
Passing Kaudiyala - Shivpuri the run goes to Rishikesh.
» Ganga -
Ganga or river Ganges is famous as a holy river
of India, but the river is also the ultimate adventure point for river rafting.
The run between Kaudiyala and Rishikesh is now a popular locale for white river
rafting. The 36 kms stretch has 12 major rapids that needs expertise. The moods
of the Ganges rafting can be as diverse as an adventure enthusiast seeks and
conquering the Ganges gives a thrill that's totally out of this world.
White Water Rafting in Indus River in Ladakh and Brahmaputra in Arunachal Pradesh
The Indus river flowing through the Leh valley in Ladakh is one of the most
scenic white water rafting destinations in the Himalayas. The river and its
tributaries offer plenty of rafting options for the adventure lovers. The Indus
river offers a wide array of runs ranging from the one day trip from Phey to
Nimmu to a many day self contained expedition from Upshi to Khaltsi. The Spituk-
Sapsol stretch is ideal for professionally guided rafts. Spituk is the starting
point for an easy and short trip downriver. Beyond Saspol, the river starts
getting a fraction wild and is recommended only for experts.
River Tsang Po (Barahmputra) originated at Lake Mansarovar in Tibet and runs
2,000 miles across the Tibetan plateau. It takes a sharp turn around Namche
Barwa and cuts through the Himalayan range and finally enters to the Indian
sub continent in the state Arunachal Pradesh. After cascading down 600 Kms.
the river enters Assam at Passighat and is renamed as the Bhramaputra river.
White water rafting on some of the most challenging sections and exploring the
wild and rugged country is a memorable experience.
River Rafting in India
3 Days/4 Nights
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A 500 mts. of silver sand beach, surrounded by thick forest and mountains, pleanty of sunshine and constant flowing mountains, plenty of sunshine and the constant flowing emerald green river – Ganga. We offer classic multi-day expeditionary style trips for those wanting a total wilderness experience. Explore the upper reaches of the scenic Ganga valley away from the main trekking routes, road heads and civilization – coupled with white water rafting.
Day 01: Leave Delhi - Rishikesh
Morning leave for Rishikesh the gateway to gods’. Arrive a Rishikesh and check-in at the rafting camps.
Day 02: Rafting Camp - Deoprayag
Morning wake-up to the calls of the birds and serene water flowing near to your camp. After breakfast your camp manager will introduce you to the rafting equipment’s. After lecture demonstration you will drive to put-in-point which is located at short distance from your camp at Deoprayag. Arrive at Deoprayag and after wearing safety equipment’s proceed on a wild water rafting trip on the river Ganges. Negotiate few of the chilling rapids such as Daniel’s dip, three blind mice etc. on the river and arrive at a sandy beach for hot lunch. After lunch finish of your rest of day’s rafting. Arrive at your sandy beach camp. Evening participate into the campfire activities over ‘chota peg!’ Overnight stay at the Camp.
Day 03: Rafting Camp- Muni-kireti
Morning after breakfast start on your second day’s rafting to reach Muni-ki-Reti. Today you will negotiate Grade III rapids. Arrive at Mini-ki-Reti and get into your waiting vehicles which will drive you back to your Camp. Arrive at your camp and spend the evening at leisure. Participate into evening cultural activities. Overnight stay at the Camp.
Day 04: Rafting Camp - Delhi
Morning after brerakfast start on your return drive to reach Delhi. En route stop at Grand Cheetal Midway restaurant (optional) for hot lunch. Arrive at Delhi and we will drop you at the International Airport for boarding onward destination flight.