Rishikesh River Rafting
Rishikesh(Uttarakhand) is located at the foothills of the Himalayas, in the northern part of India. It is also known as the Gateway of the Garhwal region. It’s surrounded by three other districts Haridwar, Tehri Garhwal and Pauri Garhwal. Rishikesh city is also known as “The world capital of Yoga”.
The holy river Ganga rises in the Himalayan glaciers, Gangotri – state of Uttarakhand and flows through various serene jungles, hills and significant pilgrimage roots. It comes in the plane at Rishikesh, so the rafting stretches made by Ganga are just earlier to arriving at Rishikesh. This place welcomes everyone to celebrate the fun of rafting whether you are traveling with family and friends.
Rishikesh is now a well-established destination for adventure sports like River Rafting, Bungee Jumping, Flying Fox, Rock Climbing, Rappelling, Trekking, Kayaking, and camping. Overnight stay at camps makes the rafting adventure tour more special and enjoyable. Rafting camps are located away from the crowded places along the river Ganga or inside the forest locations. Camp Majestic, Camp Crossfire, Camp Ganga View, Explore Himalaya, Mercury Himalaya, Camp River Wild, Snow Leopard Camp, Byasi Forest Camp, Rainbow Camp, Adventure Paradise are some famous camp and raft organizer companies at Rishikesh.
Note: Always book your river rafting tour with authorized and government approved guides and companies.
Rishikesh Rafting Details
River rafting in Rishikesh gives an amazing experience to us when a raft fights against the wind and to go for next rapid. The Ganga River makes 1 to 5 grades of hilarious rapids into the river. River rafting in Rishikesh covering the decisive rapids like Sweet Sixteen (Grade-1), initiation (Grade-1), Three Blind Mice (Grade-3), Cross Fire (Grade-3), Golf Course (Grade-4), Roller Coaster (Grade-4), The Wall (Grade-5) and others.
Famous Rafting Points
Rafting becomes Devprayag to Rishikesh approximately 70kms on river Ganga. But some to the points are being very popular as per rapids level in the river.
Famous rafting points, Rapid Grade, and river distance.
Brahmpuri to Muni Ki Reti (9Kms): Maximum 2 Grade level Rapids – Easy Level good for kids and old age adults. Maximum time 1:00 hours to cover.
Shivpuri to Nim Beach / Muni ki Reti (16 Kms): Enjoyable 2, 3 and 4-grade level rapids – Difficult level. Only 14+ age kids up to 60 years adults allowed. Maximum time 2 hours to cover.
Marine Drive to Nim Beach / Muni ki Reti (24 Kms): Enjoyable 2, 3 and 4-grade level rapids – Difficult level. Only 14+ age kids up to 60 years adults allowed. Maximum 4 hours to cover.
Kudiyala to Nim Beach / Muni ki Reti (40 Kms): Enjoyable 2, 3, 4 and 5-grade level Rapids – Very Difficult level. The Wall is 5 grade rapid during this stretch. An only expert swimmer is allowed to do this stretch. Maximum time 7 hours to complete this stretch.
Some famous rapids on river Ganga are The Wall (Grade-5), Denial Dip (Grade-3), Three Blind Mice (Grade-4), Golf Course (Grade-4), and Roller Coaster (Grade-4).
Carry With You
You should carry T-shirt, Half Pant, Bermuda and floaters for river rafting. For Camping and trekking nearby you must carry – Torch, warm clothes, trekking shoes, camp, sunglasses, and suns cream.
Best Timing for Rafting Rishikesh
Rishikesh River Rafting being closed during the monsoon season July to September. Except this October to June is the river rafting opening season. The Best time suggestion by Campinginrishikesh.in is October to Mid December and February to May. Those timings are completely safe and enjoyable.
How to Reach
By Road: Rishikesh is well connected by Road from major cities – Delhi, Dehradun, Haridwar, Lucknow, Chandigarh. Every river rafting and camps points are located at Rishikesh to Badrinath Road.
By Train: Main and nearest railway stations are: Rishikesh, Haridwar, Dehradun.
By Air: Dehradun is the nearest airport from Rishikesh. Now regular flights from all common cities easily get from there. Except for Dehradun, Delhi is the main Airport to reach Rishikesh.