Rafting in Rishikesh

River Rafting in the Ganges:


The Ganges is also an ultimate destination for river rafting lovers. River Rafting in Rishikesh is a favorite of both novices as well as adventure junkies. Rafting along the Ganges soaking up wonderful scenes on both sides of the river is an exciting experience for travelers.

It is something never to be missed as one negotiates with the swift river currents and floats past terraced hillsides. The climate in Rishikesh is ideal for water rafting and moreover, with medium to rough rapids all through the course of the river, it becomes great to enjoy rafting experience.

Water rafting stretches in Rishikesh can be divided into four categories namely Basic, Standard, Moderate and Advanced.


Best Time for River Rafting in Rishikesh

The ideal rafting season for enjoying rafting experience begins from 15th September To 30th June.

September to December and from Mid of February to June is the best season for river rafting in Rishikesh.

Adventure seeking tourists enjoy having a lot of fun and excitement during the water rafting. During this time, the tourists can.

Enjoy Rafting at 4 Different Stretches!

  • Basic Rafting Stretch (From Brahmpuri)
    • It is 9 kms upstream from Rishikesh Basic water rafting stretch, comprising mostly mild rapids of Grade II or at best Grade III. Initiation, Double Trouble, Hilton, and Terminator are the rapids.

    • The stretch is ideal for children as well as adults who are actually seeking completely riskless adventure.

    • The total time stretch is approximately 2 hours long.

  • Standard Rafting Stretch(From Shivpuri)
    • It is 16kms upstream from Rishikesh Basic water rafting stretch, comprising Grade IV rapids such as Roller Coaster & Golf Course.

    • This water rafting stretch has "recovery pool" or still waters following the Grade IV size rapids and is ideal for first-time water rafters.

    • The total time stretch is approximately 3 hours long.

  • Moderate Rafting Stretch (From Marine Drive)
    • It is 25kms. upstream from Rishikesh Basic water rafting stretch, comprising Grade 1 and Grade II rapids such as Three Blind Mice, Crossfire, Bodysurfing, Return to Sender, Roller Coaster, Golf Course, Double Trouble, Hilton, and Terminator.

    • The total time stretch is approximately 4 hours long.

  • Advanced Rafting Stretch (From Kaudiyala)
    • It is 36kms upstream from Rishikesh Basic water rafting stretch, comprising mostly Grade V rapids like "The Wall".

    • The Wall is categorized as Grade V rapid and most usually rafts get flipped in it.

    • The water rafting stretch is ideally suited for experienced rafters. The total time stretch is approximately 7 hours long.

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