Rishikesh, the ‘Yoga capital of India’, is also known as a paradise for adventure enthusiasts. River rafting in Rishikesh is one of the most popular things to do in Uttarakhand state. The experience of cruising on the challenging waters of the holy Ganges is truly memorable, and allures rafters from all across the globe, every year. The high adrenaline rush is clubbed with stunning landscapes and is an amazing experience.
Rafting packages for Rishikesh also include camping. There are four different beginning points for river rafting in Rishikesh, ranging from basic to advanced:
|Basic||Brahmpuri||9 km||II+||2 hours||First timers|
|Standard||Shivpuri||16 km||III+||3 hours||First timers|
|Moderate||Marine Drive||25 km||IV+||4 hours||Swimmers with previous rafting experience|
|Advanced||Kaudiyala||36 km||IV, V||6 hours||Swimmers with previous rafting experience|
The names of the rapids in Rishikesh include Sweet Sixteen, Hilton and Terminator, Three Blind Mice, Cross Fire, Roller Coaster, Golf Course, Wall, Daniel's Dip, Double Trouble, T-Off, Club House, Black Money etc. There generally is a short safety session before you set your raft roaring in the waters. Wear your life jacket and your helmet, hold the oars, and you are all set for river rafting in Rishikesh, one of the leading rafting destinations in India. Get away from the monotones life of the cities.
Best time for River Rafting in Rishikesh - Mid-September to Mid-Jun (not allowed in monsoons).