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About Rafting

Rafting and white water rafting are recreational outdoor activities which use an inflatable raft to navigate a river or other body of water. This is often done on white water or different degrees of rough water. Dealing with risk and the need for teamwork is often a part of the experience. This activity as a leisure sport has become popular since the 1950s, if not earlier, evolving from individuals paddling 10 feet (3.0 m) to 14 feet (4.3 m) rafts with double-bladed paddles or oars to multi-person rafts propelled by single-bladed paddles and steered by a person at the stern, or by the use of oars. Rafting on certain sections of rivers is considered an extreme sport, and can be fatal, while other sections are not so extreme or difficult. The International Rafting Federation, often referred to as the IRF, is the worldwide body which oversees all aspects of the sport.

Rafting Season in Rishikesh

Rafting season is mainly divided into two seasons September to December and February to June, The weather is favorable for adventure seekers during these two periods. The time between June and September rain and bitterly cold starts. But the peak time is from March to June because most people prefer to do rafting in the summer.

The Important Safety points and tips to keep in mind before go for Rafting:-

Important document keeps it in a safe place before came here.

Wear some sports type clothes because they will get wet while rafting.

If you need to carry first aid boxes, so definitely brought.

If you bring camera then please take care of it, because the water may damage the camera.

Do not jump anywhere into the river without guide permission while rafting.

Must wear the life jacket and helmet, it gives a full protection to save your life.

We provide the Helmet, life jacket and rafting crew paddles.

WHITE WATER RAFTING PROGRAM ON THE MIGHTY GANGES

Rafting
Destination

Bharamapuri to Rishikesh 9 km Stretch

(Drive 20 min)
(Grade 2)

Duration : 1 hrs 30 min on River Float trip
Destination

Shivpuri to Rishikesh 16 km Stretch

(Drive 30 min)
(Grade 3)

Duration : 3 hrs 30 min on River Half Day Trip
Destination

Marine Drive to Rishikesh 26 km Stretch

(Drive 45 min to 1 hr)
Grade (3 & 3+)

Duration : 5 hrs Full Day Trip
Destination

Koudyala to Rishikesh 32km Stretch

(Drive 45 min to 1hr)

Duration : 8 hrs Full Day Trip

Brahampuri is the closest point in Rishikesh for river rafting. It is a 10-12 km rafting distance from Brahmpuri to Rishikesh. The mode of rafting is pretty easy here. It means even if you are new to this sport or have kids, you could begin with this range. The rapids and turns are moderate and small. Hence you wouldn’t have to go through the overwhelming adventure of extremes. It is nearly like a good boating experience with lot of fun. There will be rafting guides and instructors all along to assist you. The time needed to finish this loop is approximately two hours. Any person within the age group of 6 to 65 years can participate in this.

The name Shivpuri means “abode of the Mahadeva”. Shivpuri is one of the known rafting spots in Rishikesh. This range has wonderful rapids and turns such as Return to sender, Golf Coarse (rated as Grade 3+), Roller Coaster (considered as Grade 3+), Club House, Double Trouble, Initiation and Hilton. Rafting from Shivpuri to Rishikesh covers a distance of nearly 16 km. You can choose this course if you are a fun lover, a person that likes adventure and thrill. To cover this route of 16 km, nearly 3 hours is required. But word of caution- if you have kids or aged people, then this route should be avoided.

If you are young, jubilant and have a passion for adventure- the Marine Drive Rapids may be your choice. This is one of the favourite routes for rafting adventure lovers. Marine Drive is the third closest point. Rafting from here to Rishikesh is 24-26 km and can be covered in almost 4 hours. Marine Drive is known for the beautiful silvery sand beaches. The course is ornamented with several Rapids like Hugs and Kisses (rated as Grade 2), Black Money (rated as Grade 2), Three blind mice (rated as Grade 3), Cross Fire (rates as Grade 3), Body Surfing (rated as Grade 2), Shivpuri (rated as Grade 2), Return to Sender (rated as Grade 2), Roller Coaster (rated as Grade 3+), Gold Coarse (rated as Grade 3+), Club House (rated as Grade 3+), Cash Flow (rated as Grade 2), Jail no Bail (rated as Grade 2) and Double Trouble (rated as Grade 2). All people between the age group 18-45 years can participate.

Kaudiyala river rafting distance is 36 km, a little longer than the other courses. And therefore it is preferred by adventure seekers more than the average people. The time taken to cover this distance is 5-6 hours. This is a beautiful village located between Rishikesh and Srinagar, on the highway. Kaudiyala is mainly famous for the Grade 4 rapids and the adventurous rafting experience it provides. Kids and old people should not choose this course.

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