White River Rafting in Rishikesh
White River Rafting in Rishikesh

One of the best water sports, white river rafting, has gained tremendous popularity over the years. The name itself sounds exciting and dangerous to everyone, the strong and extreme current and turbulence in the water makes it quite thrilling for adventurers. Therefore, River Rafting, in Rishikesh, is noted to be the ultimate analog of adventure sports. 

Himalayan ranges stretch 2,700 km in an unbroken range along the Indian sub-continents frontier. the snow-fed mountain rivers trace their origin in the Himalayas, descend from their icy high cliffs fed by innumerable streams they race along tortuous, boulder strew beds cutting deep gorges, and breaking into silvery white rapids, twisting and turning, makes India a paradise country for carter sportsmen. 

From Ladakh in the north to Sikkim in the east, these river waters are synonymous with adventure and are the finest white rafting of the world. 

The holy Ganga and Yamuna rivers, the Indus, and its tributaries, all provide compelling sites for water sports, particularly white river rafting. 

Well, Rishikesh is the said hub of river rafting, and there is no doubt about it. It is one of the most favorite destinations for travel explorers as it provides a lot of adventure activities like Rappelling, Bungee Jumping, Flying Fox, Mountain Biking, Giant Swing, Cliff Jumping, Kayaking, and many more. Here you will find River Ganga flowing at its fast pace and surrounded by Garhwal Himalayas; making the river rafting here a fun-filled yet exciting adventure. The ranges are separated into four parts, which include Brahmapuri to Rishikesh that covers 9km, Shivpuri to Rishikesh covering 16km, Marine drive to Rishikesh covering an area of 24km, and Kaudiyala to Rishikesh that covers 36km.

There are numerous River Rafting, in Rishikesh, and camping organizers, in Rishikesh offering various adventure packages. In River rafting, the costs are based on the initiating point of the raft trip i.e Brahmpuri, Shivpuri, etc till Rishikesh. These costs are for one person only.

  • Brahmpuri to Rishikesh (12 Kms) – Rs 450/-
  • Shivpuri to Rishikesh (16 Kms) – Rs 650/-
  • Marine Drive to Rishikesh (24 Kms) – Rs 850/-
  • Kaudiyala to Rishikesh (38 Kms) – Rs 1650/-
  • Expeditions (per day) – Rs 3150/-
  • Camping (1 night 2 days) with 3 meals – 1250/-

The rafting excursions in Rishikesh take place throughout the year except for the monsoon season, but the most favored months are February to May and October to December.

The government of India tourist officers, IRRA, and IAPRO are three bodies that oversee the white rafting operations in India. All river rafting expeditions are in occurrence with the safety standards, rescue procedures, and general river and camp ethics as per international stranders. 

All said and done, though river rafting is indeed scary at times, if given a chance, anyone would love to be a part of another such adventure again.

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