Craving an adrenaline rush that will blow your mind and leave you wanted more?
Then river rafting in Rishikesh is just the kind of activity for you! Rishikesh, which is located in Uttarakhand, is well known for its adventure activities.
This gorgeous place is right at the foothills of the Himalayas making it the perfect tourist destination. Not only do you get to indulge in a pulse racing rafting session, but you also get to admire the breathtaking views of the Shivalik Hills and the Ganges around you.
This activity is perfect for thrill seekers and children alike, even if you aren’t well versed in swimming don’t worry as the guides there will ensure your utmost safety. The best part of this is the fact that it’s a budget friendly trip, so you won’t have to empty your pockets for an experience of a lifetime!
What are you waiting for? Go ahead and read the details below:
The 9km rafting stretch is the Brahmpuri one, which starts at Brahmpuri and ends at Rishikesh.
The first rafting trip is at 8:00am, the second one at 11:00am, third one at 1:30pm and the last rafting trip will be at 3:00pm.
There are 3 ways to reach Rishikesh, by road, by train or by air, let’s take a look at each of them:
By Road: You can reach your destination by taking a road from Delhi which is 229km, from Haridwar which is 20km or by Mussoorie which is 72km, the roads are well connected as Rishikesh is a big tourist destination.
By Train: The closest railway station to Rishikesh is Haridwar Railway Station, after you reach it then you can take a cab to the main city.
By Air: The Jolly Grant Airport which is located in Dehradun is the nearest airport to Rishikesh.
The rapids located in the river rafting in Rishikesh is split into 5 different grades, each of them ranging from easy to difficult, let’s take a look at the grades in more detail:
Grade 1: The easiest rapids, going through the plains and involving a less flow speed. You won’t have to manoeuver a lot and the water is shallow so it is ideal for non-swimmers.
Grade 2: This is fine for novice people, a little tougher passing through rocky trails and uneven terrain. One must have prior rafting experience to undertake this.
Grade 3: Now these rapids will be more strenuous, tiring and high in speed. The river will take a downwards flow and pass through rugged rocks, you must be a skilled rafter to choose this grade.
Grade 4: If you are an experience rafter then you can undertake this grade, you will be travelling downhill at high speeds, endurance is a must! Make sure you can manoeuver your way through rocky patches safely.
Grade 5: The most difficult yet thrilling grade of them all, for expert rafters only! This passes through heavy rocky patches and includes sudden drops, you must have endurance and a sharp reaction time. The river at this point is also deep and requires you to be a strong swimmer, you will also encounter whirlpools!