Rishikesh is blessed with the bounty of Ganges that adds a spirit of adventure to the spiritual environs of the blessed land. If you are an adventure lover, river rafting in Rishikesh is something you should surely vouch for.
Best time: February to May, September to November
Let’s have a look at some of the most amazing rafting destinations thereat.
1. Shivpuri to Ram Jhula
Shivpuri to Ram Jhula is an enjoyable rafting route of around 16 kilometers. Return to Sender, Roller Coaster, Golf Course and Club house are some of the rapids that you would cross along this route. Maneuvering the torrential waves of grade I and II would be an absolute fun for adventures hitting this route.
2. Brahmpuri to Ram Jhula
Raft through the exciting Grade II and III rapids along the 10 kilometers long route from Brahmpuri to Ram Jhula. Initiation, Double Trouble, Hilton and Terminator are some of the rapids that you would encounter along the way. Visitors can even enjoy body surfing and cliff jumping. As you flow through the temples and ashrams on the banks of the holy river, you are sure to get spiritually thrilled by the aura.
3. Kaudiyala to Marine Drive
If you are looking for a challenging rafting experience with grade III to IV+ rapids, Kaudiyala to Marine Drive is the route for you. Sweet Sixteen, Denial Dip and The Great Wall are some of the rapids you would encounter throughout the 10 kilometers. It takes around 3 hours of an adrenaline stimulating ride. You can even extend this ride till Lakshman Jhula, that is a total of 40 kilometers.
Numerous rafting options apart from those mentioned above are available at Rishikesh that would suit people of every age group. So what are you waiting for? Plan a trip right away!