River Rafting in Rishikesh - 24 km

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About River Rafting in Rishikesh - 24 km

River Rafting in Rishikesh is one of the must things to indulge in while you are here. River Rafting here is an unforgettable experience. Rishikesh located in the state of Uttarakhand in the foothills of Himalayas is a hotspot for various adventurous activities and sports. This makes it extremely popular among tourists.

The waters of the river Ganges flowing through Rishikesh provide numerous rapids where rafting can be extremely exciting and adventurous. Rafting is something everyone should try once in their lives.

While rafting, it also provides an opportunity to witness the breath-taking Shivalik Hills and the beauty of nature all around Rishikesh.

Rishikesh attracts a number of adventure and rafting enthusiasts who love indulging in such adventurous things.

You can choose to head over to Rishikesh with your whole gang of friends for taking part in such adventurous activities and enjoy being amidst nature.

Package Details

Marine Drive to Rishikesh Rafting Package details:

Along with feeding the adrenaline rush, this rafting package also provides stunning views of the hills and the whole landscape

This rafting trail from Marine Drive to Rishikesh can be a little challenging at times in some stretches but is otherwise smooth. It also provides the experience of being in nature’s tranquillity and beauty

The distance of this whole rafting trail is approximately 26 kilometres. The approximate time taken to complete this is 4.5 hours. The cost is approximately Rs.850 per person

Location & How to reach:

By Road: Rishikesh is well connected with several major cities and places of interest by road. It is 229 kilometres away from Delhi, 20 kilometres from Haridwar and 72 kilometres from Mussoorie. There are bus services available for the same.

By Train: Haridwar is the closest railway station to Rishikesh. From Haridwar, Rishikesh can be easily reached by a bus or a car.

By Air: Jolly Grant Airport in Dehradun is the nearest airport to Rishikesh. It has flights from various parts of the country

Best time:

  • The river rafting season in Rishikesh starts from the early summer continues till the end of spring. River-rafting in Rishikesh remains closed from 1st July to 15th September during the monsoons.
  • The best time to enjoy Rishikesh for river rafting is from mid-September to the first week of December. Weather conditions and water temperatures are good during this time.

Rapids in Rishikesh:

Gifted with the beautiful Ganges and its tributaries, Rishikesh promises to be the ultimate place for river rafting. There are however various grades of rapids with different difficulty levels for river rafting. 

The rapids are graded from grade-I to grade-V. Here is the various classification of rapids-

  • Grade- I: There are the rapids which the easiest difficulty. There are not so challenging given the fact that they are in the plains. The flow of the water is also considerably slow. This is totally ideal for beginners and it requires limited expertise or skills. People who do not know swimming can also take part in this.
  • Grade- IIThe Grade 2 rapids are the next level rapids with a little more difficulty than the Grade 1 rapids. These pass through uneven regions or rocky portions of the river. They therefore are a bit challenging. One needs prior rafting experience to navigate these rapids. Grade 2 rapids are one of the most popular rapids among adventure enthusiasts.
  • Grade- III: These rapids are one of the most tiring and strenuous rapids in this region. The water flows at high speed here creating foams when it hits the rocks, and hence it is also called white river rafting. These rapids are found at places where the river flows downwards with great speed. A rafting guide is required while passing through these rapids as it requires a certain level of expertise. They are challenging but are also full of fun.

Non-Swimmers or Minors can enjoy River Rafting? 

Non-swimmers or minors can also enjoy river rafting but should abide by all the rules and regulations. They should listen to the instructions of all the guides and instructors.

Safety Measures

The following safety measures should be followed while rafting-

  • Before heading over to this rafting trip, it is necessary to undergo a health check up as a great level of fitness is required for rafting
  • Consumption of alcohol and other intoxicants are not allowed during this trip
  • While rafting, ensure you work as a team
  • Pay attention to all the advice and instructions of the tour guides and instructors
  • Wearing life jackets is mandatory.
  • It is advisable to wear sports shoes or river sandals while on a rafting trip.
  • 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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