River Rafting in Rishikesh - 16 km

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About River Rafting in Rishikesh - 16 km

Rishikesh is the hub for the solace seekers and the adventure lovers.

Rishikesh is that Indian city located in the foothills of the Himalayas which is popular amongst the pilgrims, leisure travelers, adventurers, and explorers.

River Rafting in Rishikesh is one of the best things to experience whose feeling would remain with you forever.

Rowing your raft in the wild whitewater Ganges is sure to race your pulse level to the highest.

Struggling hard with your team to reach the other side of the river with water getting splashed onto you with full force is something crazy toe experience.

The scenic views of the Shivalik range, the wild cool breeze of Ganga and the high tides that keep hitting you would take your adrenaline rush to the next level.

This is a lifetime experience which the adventurers from all around the world come to experience under the guidance of the trained professionals.

This thrilling, heart pumping activity in the cold water of the river Ganga should be experienced by every explorer round the world.

Package Details

Starting point for this River Rafting Trip is Shivpuri and the endpoint is at Rishikesh.

It is a 16 km river rafting trip.

Time – The first round of the river rafting is started at 8 am.

The second round of the river rafting is started at 10.30 am.

The third round of the river rafting is started from 12.30 pm.

Location and How to Reach

  • Rishikesh is located in the Garhwal region of the Uttarakhand state.
  • Rishikesh is well connected through railways, roadways, and airways.
  • The nearest airport to Rishikesh is at Dehradun which is 35 km away.
  • The nearest railways station to Rishikesh is at Haridwar which is 25 km away.
  • By private and the public transport, one can easily reach Rishikesh.

Best Time

  • To enjoy the river rafting at its best in Rishikesh is during the early months of summer till the months of spring.

Rapids in Rafting

The reason why Rishikesh river rafting is told to be an enthralling activity is that of the different rapids of various grades. The range of grades in this river is from Grade 1 to Grade 5 each one having its own adventure.

Grade 1

  • This one is the easiest type of rapid which occurs only in the plains and the challenge level here is the least.
  • The flow of the rapids here is really slow and the rafters require extremely fewer skill sets and techniques to row the raft here. The rapids here involve mild current which is conducted in the shallow region.
  • Because of these, this rapid is ideal for the non-swimmers and the beginners.

Grade 2

  • This is slightly tougher than the previous grade because, in this rapid, the river flows through uneven regions and rocky trails. The challenge here is tough and the beginners cannot try this.
  • The rafters must know the navigating skills, must have prior rafting experience, should be a swimmer and should be able to handle the pressure.

Grade 3

  • The rapid becomes strenuous from this grade. The actual adventurous whitewater river rafting begins from grade 3. The rapid in this grade is of high speed, huge size, and extremely white.
  • The rapids in this one crash hard on the rock surface and they appear to be foamy white and hence they are called white water. The rapid flow is towards the downward side here and passes through the rocky trails.
  • The rafters should know rafting skills and must take help from the professionals for rafting here.

Grade 4

  • They offer extreme challenges and are tougher. It is found in the area where the river descends through the rugged patches and at extremely high speed.
  • Manoeuvring techniques and professional skill set are definitely required to raft in this grade.

Grade 5

  • In this grade, the river passes through the areas which have extreme rocky patches. This cannot be done by simple rafters but only professionals.
  • Encountering the whitewater here is tough and expert supervision is of utmost importance.

Who Can Enjoy River Rafting in Rishikesh

  • There is no restriction be it for gender or age for trying river rafting in Rishikesh. There is no age group restriction to try river rafting in Rishikesh.
  • You just have to know swimming to try river rafting in higher grades whereas in the lower grades a non-swimmer can raft too.
  • People having good upper body strength will be at a beneficiary side for doing rover rafting in Rishikesh.

Safety Measures

  1. Be it on any grade, the professional guides and the trainers give a set of rules and train and the rafters. Every person must abide by rules and get themselves trained effectively.
  2. Consuming alcohol or drugs while or before going for the river rafting can be extremely dangerous and is prohibited.
  3. Non-swimmers and the minors can also go for river rafting but only in the first grades and that too by following the instructions of the guide.
  4. It is very important to paddle as a team and not as an individual. It is a team activity.
  5. One should be extremely fit to do this activity hence before going for this activity, adventurers must get their health checked. Upper body strength is extremely important and the people lacking it may face difficulties.
  6. Strictly wear sports shoes and not the casual sandals.
  7. Do not get off your raft and dive into the river. It may be risky.
  8. Wear life jackets and in no case get rid of it until you come back.
  9. The lifeguards are there to save and protect you so do not panic under extreme or the tough conditions.
  • If cancellations are made 30 days before the start date of the trip, 50% of total tour cost will be charged as cancellation fees.
  • If cancellations are made within 0-30 days before the start date of the trip, 100% of total tour cost will be charged as cancellation fees.
  • In case of unforeseen weather conditions or government restrictions, certain activities may be cancelled and in such cases the our service partner will try his best to provide an alternate feasible activity.
  • For all the above choices, you can transfer your tickets to your friends. We would be more than happy to have them on board and you could save your hard earned money.

  • The applicable refund amount will be processed within 10 business days

  • 50 Days or more before date of departure: 25% of total cost.
  • 31 - 49 Days before date of departure: 50% of total cost.
  • 30 days before date of departure: 100% of total cost.
  • Important: The booking stands liable to be cancelled if 100% payment is not received less than 30 days before date of departure.

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