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River Rafting in Rishikesh

River Rafting Packages

Find Best River Rafting Packages in Rishikesh with Body Surfing and Cliff Jumping with rafting distance kms, time, daily schedule and Rafting Grades Rapid.

River Rafting in Rishikesh

Camping with Rafting and Bungee

Stay deluxe camp with Bungee Jumping, 16Kms Rafting, Trekking, Body Surfing, Cliff Jump, Volleyball, Bonfire, Carrom Board & all meals.

River Rafting in Rishikesh

Camping With Swimming Pool

1 Night Stay Camp with attached washroom, Swimming Pool Fun, Volleyball, Village Trekking, Bonfire with Music and all meals.

Combo Bungee with Flying Fox Swing Activities

Bungee with Flying Fox Swing

Full Day Combo Adventure Activity package in rishikesh include Bungee jump, Flying Fox and Gaint Swaing etc.

Shivpuri Bliss AC Cottages & Camps

Shivpuri Bliss AC Cottages & Camps

10 AC River View Delxue Cottage with Attached washroom,Bone Fire with Snack, Music, Swimming Pool Party & all meals

Deluxe Valley View Camping

Deluxe Valley View Camping

Stay 16 luxurious tent with Attached washroom, Rappelling/Tree Jummaring, Bonfire, Village Trekking,Team Building activity with all meals etc.

River Rafting in Rishikesh

Useful Information & Rishikesh River Rafting Safety Tips

Ganga Valley Adventure Rishikesh give Useful Information for Rishikesh rafting Travelers. Whether you are travelling alone or with your family and kids, Rishikesh offers an opprtunity for everyone. A total of 13 exciting river rapids cover in Rishikesh Rafting like – Sweet Sixteen (Grade-1), Hilton and Terminator (Grade-2), Three Blind Mice (Grade-3), Cross Fire (Grade-3), Roller Coaster (Grade-4), Golf Course (Grade-4), Wall, Daniel’s Dip ¤ Double Trouble, T-Off, Club House, Black Money along the Ganges await you to take you on some of the most wonderful rafting expeditions.

River Rafting Season in Rishikesh : 1st September to 30th June.

Rafting allow only above 14 to under 50 year complete physically/Mentally fit, any under treatment, Fracture etc. Rafting not allowed.

Camping in Rishikesh

Camping in Rishikesh

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ALOK RAI – NDTV It was my first camp at rishikesh and we really enjoyed the experience.Thanks a lot to Ganga Valley Adventure and your entire team for making our stay a pleasurable one. We really enjoyed the food, staying and fantastic river rafting with raft guide Kushal. Having Maggi at cliff jumping spot was best part of this rafting

SANJAY ANCHAL – INDIA TODAY GROUP It is excitement, adventure and really awesome. Everything was perfect rafting, waterfall, staying, food etc. A very good experience, which you should feel every year (at least once in life time). We have decided to arrange similar trip every year. Thanks to Pramod and team for such a wonderful arrangement. Just FANTASTIC.

RANCHO SANTA MARGARITA – UK It was really a lot of fun camping at Rsihikesh. Ganga Valley Adventure team took good care of us. Though medical facilities are not available at the campsite, when we needed medical assistance, a doctor was called in immediately. We are really thankful for all the facilities and services made available at the camp.

Rishikesh River Rafting Camping Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s)

Q1: Best Time for river rafting in Rishikesh. ?
A: Rishikesh open for tourist around the year, but best time for river rafting in rishikesh September end to mid-November and March ends to 1st week of june. Favorable weather for rishikesh river rafting seekers during these two periods.

Q2 : Is river rafting available in Rishikesh.?
A: Yes, river rafting is operational in Rishikesh throughout the year except for monsoons time(July to mid-September). Every year rafting closed in 30th June.

Q3 : Whats is the cost of River Rafting in Rishikesh?
A: Rishikesh river rafting Cost ranges from Rs. 300 to Rs 1500 per person as per selected river rafting stretch.

Q4 : Best Rapids For River Rafting In Rishikesh?
A: The rapids are classified from Grade 1 to 4, based on the level of difficulty in manoeuvrability.
Rapids Grade: 1 – Easy navigation across mild streams. Almost no risk involved.
Rapids Grade: 2 – Holds notably apart obstacles or rocks and proffers easy maneuver.
Rapids Grade: 3 – Reasonably adventurous rapids and require good judgment.
Rapids Grade: 4 – These rapids are strong enough to tumble the raft.
Rapids Grade: 5 – Dangerous rapids. Strictly for experts.

Q5 : Rishhikesh River Rafting distance or How many stretches of river rafting available in Rishikesh?
A: Currently open 4 stretch of Rishikesh river rafting depending on rapids.
• 9 km river rafting stretch from Brahmpuri to Nim Beach/Ramjhula
• 16 km river rafting stretch from Shivpuri to Nim Beach/Ramjhula
• 24 km river rafting stretch from Marine Drive to Nim Beach/Ramjhula
• 30 km river rafting stretch from Byasi to Ramjhula

Q6 : What is the minimum age limit for river rafting?
A: 14 years minimum age limit rishikesh river rafting set by Ganga Nadi Rotation Samiti (Rishikesh Rafting Samiti).

Q7 : Is river rafting safe for non swimmers?
A: Yes, river rafting is safe for nonswimmer person as offer Lifeguard jacket, helmet, knee guard, and elbow guard is provided for the safety. In case of raft flip do not panic, all guides are properly trained to handle adverse situations and rescue rafter from drowning.

Q8 : The names of major rapids in Rishikesh
A: Black Money (Grade 1), Sweet Sixteen (Grade 1), Good Morning (Grade 1), Body Surfing (Grade 1), Club House (Grade 2), Initiation (Grade 2), Double Trouble (Grade 2), Hilton (Grade 2), Terminator (Grade 2), Shivpuri Rapid (Grade 2+), Three Blind Mice (Grade 3), Cross Fire (Grade 3), Roller coaster (Grade 3), Golf Course (Grade 3), Return to Sender (Grade 3), Daniel’s Dip (Grade 3+) and The Great Wall (Grade 4).

Q9 : Camping safe in Rishikesh?
A: Yes, camping in Rishikesh is safe. Flow Camp guideline and avoid is a late-night walk in the nearby camping areas.

Q10 : December a good time to visit Rishikesh?
A: Yes, Rishikesh can be visited throughout the year. December is weather Time of Rishikesh, many of tourist come in Rishikesh.

Q11: What is famous places in Rishikesh for shopping?
A: Rishikesh main market is near Triveni Ghat area, popular places for shopping for tourist like Laxman Jhula Market, Ram Jhula Market, Swarg Ashram Market and Tapovan Market.

Q12: Is there snowfall in Rishikesh?
A: Does Rishikesh have snow?, there is no snowfall in rishikesh. Normally snowfall is on above 2000 meters altitude in winter.

Complete Guide To River Rafting In Rishikesh

The mighty river Ganges in Rishikesh provides river rafting opportunities that give you the feeling of being on an episode of Fear Factor. It certainly gives you an adrenaline kick far superior to garnering the courage to speak with a stranger!

It’s also without a doubt a thrill-per-minute activity to be attempted in Rishikesh, as there’s a float for every type of traveler looking for a dose of adventure. There are beautiful river stretches perfect for first-timers, families, and graduated adrenaline junkies. You can go for full day, overnight, or half-day rafting in Rishikesh; whatever type of rafting you’re looking for can be found here. But before you actually attempt this and cross it off your bucket list, let us run you through our complete guide to river rafting in Rishikesh.

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Going river rafting in Rishikesh has to be on your bucket list! Photo by NARINDER PAL

Understand The Grades For Rapids

Before you go river rafting, you will have the choice to select which grade you’d like to attempt. The higher the grade, the more difficult and challenging the waves of the river gets. To break it down, here are the categories –

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Grade I – The waves in this grade aren’t fierce and barely have any obstacles. You can probably make that call to your mom and tell her you’re going river rafting. In fact, she can even think of joining you with more of your other aunts and relatives!

Where to go for a dose of Grade I river rafting? – Brahmpuri

Grade II – The waves act more difficult than usual in this grade but it’s still fairly manageable. To cut to the chase – you can phone your mom, inform her you’re going river rafting, and she won’t be worried.

Where to go for a dose of Grade II river rafting? – Shivpuri

Grade III – In Grade III, things get real. It’s no longer just a short walk-in-the-park type of river rafting activity, but it upgrades to becoming an obstacle race. Your mom will definitely need a boatload of convincing if she sees Grade III rapids!

Where to go for a dose of Grade III river rafting? – Marine Drive

Grade IVGrade IV is the ultimate fear factor river rafting experience. You have to gather all your strength and get the guts to experience the fierce waves and obstacles, and even be prepared for the chances of the boat flipping over. In short, you’d not get permission to step into Rishikesh if you tell your mom you’re about to attempt grade IV river rafting. The good news is Grade IV rapids are only left for the professionals and the seasoned rafters, so you can stick to Grades I and II until you get there!

Where to go for a dose of Grade IV river rafting? – Kaudiyala

Know The Names Of The Rapids

Once you understand the grade you’re attempting, learn about the rapids that will come your way on the river stretch. Before you enter the boat, your instructor will inform you about the rapids you’re about to meet en route. It’s good to know the names so you know what’s coming your way on the river. (Plus, you can also boast about which rapid you went over on Instagram).

Major Rapids In Rishikesh

Grade I Rapids

  • Black Money
  • Sweet Sixteen
  • Good Morning
  • Body Surfing

Grade II Rapids

  • Club House
  • Initiation
  • Double Trouble
  • Hilton
  • Terminator
  • Shivpuri Rapid

Grade III Rapids

  • Three Blind Mice
  • Cross Fire
  • Roller coaster
  • Golf Course
  • Return to Sender

Grade IV Rapids

  • The Great Wall (waves so strong that boats can flip over)

Finally! Where To Go For A Dash Of River Rafting In Rishikesh?

There are a good number of commercially rafted rivers in Rishikesh. The most popular option for tourists is Shivpuri, Brahmpuri and the Marine Drive river stretch. The cost for river rafting at these junctions is budget-friendly and these locations are less than an hour from Rishikesh. For river rafting at these top spots, expect to spend between INR 500 to INR 1500 per head. These three stretches are great for novices and first-time river rafting enthusiasts. Seasoned adrenaline junkies can attempt the Kaudiyala and Devprayag river stretch where the rapids are way more challenging.

You can always enquire about which routes are the best for you once you actually get to Rishikesh. Or, simply channelize your inner Monica and pre-plan everything, down to the last detail!

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Our guide to river rafting in Rishikesh can only do so much justice to this amazing activity. Photo by NARINDER PAL

Best Time For River Rafting In Rishikesh

The best time for river rafting in Rishikesh is from September to mid-October. If you wish to plunge into ice-cold waters, you can opt for white river rafting that happens from mid-October to March.

What To Carry With You For River Rafting In Rishikesh

  • You’re going to get drenched while river rafting. That’s why an extra pair of clothes and a towel will come in handy.
  • It’s best to avoid carrying valuables but for things like your wallet and phone, carry a waterproof bag.
  • Although your tour operator will carry a first aid kit for the group, you can also carry things like a band-aid, cotton, and a pain relief cream just to be safe.

Bonus Tips

Dress For The Occasion – When you go river rafting, make sure you’re dressed in an outfit that can dry quickly and is comfortable. For shoes, don’t opt for flip-flops but wear something more sturdy like sneakers or a sandal with straps. Before you sit in the float, also double-check that the helmet and life-jacket aren’t loosely fitted.

Listen To The Commands – Pay attention to the instructions your guide gives you. Your guide is the captain of the float, so follow their commands and paddle according to the instructions that they will shout at you. You will also be instructed on how to hold the paddle before entering the float. If you don’t understand, don’t feel shy to ask again.

Have A Safe Thrilling River Rafting Experience – Remember that your safety comes first. Each stretch of a river behaves differently in different seasons. After arriving at the spot if you personally feel that the river is acting up or if you’re uncomfortable with your gear, you’re in every power to drop the idea completely. You can swap it with other calming activities by the river such as kayaking or body surfing where you just float in the water leisurely with your life jacket on.

You’re Ready For River Rafting In Rishikesh!

Now you’re all equipped with everything you need to know, all boiled down into our guide to river rafting in Rishikesh. Go ahead and get psyched about riding through the chilled, gushing waves with friends or family. You’ll definitely need the company of people in the float as there aren’t rafts that take single people on it. But that’s something you won’t have to worry about if you’re staying in the very social goSTOPS where you’ll most likely meet other adventure junkies saying a loud YES to river rafting in Rishikesh!

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Is Rafting Safe For Non-swimmers?

You can go river rafting if you don’t know how to swim provided that you wear your life jacket at all times. But it’s better to opt for Grade I and II rapids if you are a non-swimmer as the waves are way more timid in these grades. Go through our guide to river rafting in Rishikesh to get an idea of what the grades are like.

How Long Is River Rafting In Rishikesh?

River rafting in Rishikesh can last for 1 to 2 hours if you cover a shorter stretch of the river. A popular spot for this is Brahmpuri. If you wish to stay on the water longer for 2-3 hours, you can opt to do river rafting at Shivpuri. The duration all depends on how much distance is being covered.

What Is The Best Time For River Rafting In Rishikesh?

Late September to mid-October is considered to be the best time for river rafting in Rishikesh. For white river rafting, plan your trip between mid-October and March.

How Much Does Rafting In Rishikesh Cost?

You can do river rafting in Rishikesh for a mere amount of INR 600. This is the starting price at which you can engage in this adventure spot. But costs can go up to INR 2500 if you cover a longer distance of the river.

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River Rafting in Rishikesh

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If you are an adventure buff and seek yet another adrenaline-rushing experience, then river rafting in Rishikesh should definitely be on your bucket list. Rishikesh is known for attracting flocks of tourists every year, most of which are pilgrims and tourists with a thirst for adventure. The tributaries of Ganges are known for having rapids up to the fourth grade, thus whether you are an amateur or a skilled rafting enthusiast, you are destined to enjoy here. The strategic location of the Ganges and the unadulterated nature you gaze at adds more fun to this adventure.

Usually, the most preferred route of rafting in Rishikesh is the one from Rishikesh to Bramhpuri. Being just 9 KM long, this one is the shortest route and loaded with numerous scenic abodes as well as level 1 and level 2 rapids. Another famous route that can be followed for rafting is from Rishikesh to Shivpuri. This route is around 15 KM long and has grade three rapids. If you intend to add more thrill to this rafting expedition, you can opt for Rishikesh to Marine Drive route. This 25 KM long route is famed for offering more than 12 rapids of grade three and above.

Depending on the various grades of rapids, the charges of Rishikesh Rafting can range from INR 550 to INR 3000 per person. The best time for white water rafting in Rishikesh is post-monsoon and early summers. To add more fun, you can club this adventure to various other activities offered here including camping, Bungee Jumping, Cliff Jumping, and trekking.

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Here is the guide to Rishikesh river rafting:

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Activity Location: Shivpuri, Rishikesh

River Rafting in Rishikesh Timings: Between 07:00 AM to 03:00 PM

(Note- Participants are requested to report at the venue at least 45 minutes before their time slot.)

Activity Duration: 2-4 hours (Depending on the choice of your package)

Meeting point: Khara Sot, Muni Ki Reti, Rishikesh

About Rafting in Rishikesh:

Rishikesh is famous for its serene landscapes, religious significance as well as various thrilling adventure activities like bungee jumping, river rafting, and many more. If you want to try on something adventurous and exciting, then you must not miss out on this white-water river rafting experience in Rishikesh. Gush through the sturdy rapids as well as admire breathtaking landscapes of mountains & greenery as you raft through the clear waters. The river rafting in Rishikesh takes you on a 9 km, 16 km, or 25 Km course of adventure!

Rafting with Adventure Activities Combo

Rafting with Adventure Activities Combo

Known as the “Adventure Capital of India”, the thrill in Rishikesh is not limited to Rafting only. You can add on innumerable other adventures in your rafting package to make the best of your vacation here. The list of activities which can be clubbed with rafting in Rishikesh is so long that you will be amazed by it. Be it taking a drop from the highest bungee jumping location in India or experiencing the speed while enjoying flying fox along a 1 KM long route, the array of experiences offered here are a big one.

Some of the must try activities which can be easily clubbed with Rafting include:

1. Camping under the stars: Just as soon as you get free from the exhilarating activity of Rafting in Rishikesh, a cozy camping session awaits you. The remaining time of your day can be spent relaxing and getting over your fatigue while gazing into the uninterrupted scenery of twinkling stars.

2. Bungee Jumping: What can be more adventurous than Rafting? Rafting and Bungee Jumping together. Offering a free fall from a height of 83 feet, Rishikesh offers the highest bungee jumping location in India. With high quality equipment and experienced guides, bungee jumping in Rishikesh ensures proper safety.

3. Flying Fox: Take part in one of the most thrilling recreational activities in Rishikesh and enjoy the combination of gravity and full speed of the air flow. Almost a kilometre long rope structure has been set up in Rishikesh, along which you can enjoy this adrenaline pumping activity.

4. Giant Swing: Carried out on the same platform as that of Bungee Jumping, the Giant Swing will let you soar from a height of 83 metres like a pendulum or a swing. All the basic safety equipment will be provided and you will be tied to a harness through your waist.

5. Hot Air Ballooning: Get a chance to experience Rishikesh from high above in the sky and gaze into the beauty this city has to offer. From the gushing streams to the rustling forests, you will be delighted with some of the most scenic views.

6. Cliff Jumping: Check your bodily fitness as you jump from a cliff 30 to 40 ft high. From lifejackets to helmets, all proper safety gears will be provided to make sure that you enjoy the best experience.

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Rafting Course with Reverse Bungee Jumping Combo in Rishikesh

Camping and Rafting in Rishikesh

Camping and Rafting in Rishikesh

With so many rafting options, Rishikesh has become a hub of thrill and adventure. However, the most adventurous thing one can do here is to combine rafting with camping. The pleasant environment, the positive aura and the picturesque view of Rishikesh make it a perfect spot to spend a night camping.

Along the various tributaries of the Ganges lie a plethora of camping sites, known for their cozy settlements and a close vicinity to the rafting areas. Whether you are a budget traveller or a solace seeker, the variety of camps/tents available here make sure that every visitor enjoys their vacation here. Being a paradise for rafting enthusiasts, Rishikesh has also become a top choice among regular campers.

Some of the major locations along which you can stumble upon the amalgamation of rafting and camping include:

1. Shivpuri: Often considered to be a “Mecca” for river rafting enthusiasts, this place is the most preferred location for opting a session of camping. Located at a distance of around 18 KM from Rishikesh, this location is known for offering seclusion and a wholesome scenery. Shivpuri offers riverside camping, in which you are provided all basic facilities and an array of activities to try hands on.

2. Heval Valley: Heval Valley is famous for its perfect camping location with lush green surroundings and beautiful landscapes. It is located around 16 KM away from Rishikesh. From budget friendly and affordable camps to luxurious and chic camps, a variety of tents are available here.

3. Bairagad: On the opposite side of Henwal Valley and approximately 25 KM away from Rishikesh lies a small town of Bairagarh. This place will combine two of the most famous activities available in Rishikesh – Camping, Rafting. The camps here offer various activities other than rafting, including indoor/outdoor games and kid friendly activities.

4. Kathiya: After crossing Shivpuri and Marine Drive and covering a distance of 23 KM from Rishikesh, you will find a stream of water gushing from below a bridge and finally meeting the Ganges. This stream has a perfect secluded location of Kathiya – more precisely – Badal Gaon. This location is known for its perfect location away from the humdrums of the city.

Most of these locations have camps loaded with all basic facilities and range from budget friendly to luxury. You can choose from the abundance of camps and spend your nights having fun with your loved ones.

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Things to Carry for Rafting in Rishikesh

Things to Carry for Rafting in Rishikesh

1) There are high chances of getting wet during a session of rafting, thus make sure that you carry an extra pair of your clothes, shoes, socks and undergarments while opting for this activity

2) Make sure that you carry sunglasses, sunscreen and swimming glasses (if needed) to save yourself from scorching sun as well as sudden splashes of water.

3) You can bring your Gopro camera only at your own risk.

4) Any personal medical requirement, including the prescribed medication, the prescription(if there is any) must be carried as might need them.

5) You will be provided with all basic first aid requirements, however it is advisable to bring your own personal first aid kit for cases of emergency.

Rishikesh Rafting Safety Measures

Rishikesh Rafting Safety Measures

1) Some of the packages offered by Thrillophilia provide a safety kayak. This safety kayak will be accompanying you through the whole journey to check for any unforeseen events. In case of anyone falling in the river due to rapids or flipping of the raft, this kayak will be readily available to lift and help you.

2) Safety equipment including helmets and life jackets are provided.

3) In case of any emergency, you will be provided with basic first aid.

4) Even if you are a non-swimmer, you can still enjoy rafting in Rishikesh, however you are advised to follow all the provided safety precautions and guidelines.

5) Please note that you are not allowed to opt for this activity if:
– You have chronic neck and back pains
– You are three or more months pregnant
– You have had some major surgery
– You have any part of your body broken (hand, leg, arm, etc)

6) To save yourself from getting nauseous, make sure that you do not consume heavy food or drinks before opting for the activity.

7) To enjoy this experience at its best, make sure that you are physically as well as mentally fit.

8) Choose your rafting grade wisely, check for your fitness level, water scare and swimming expertise and then opt for the grade which best suits you.

9) Take care of your comfort by choosing the right clothing and footwear. Make sure that your clothes are neither too loose nor too tight and your shoes/footwear has a proper grip. Avoid wearing any jewellery.

How to Reach Rishikesh?

How to Reach Rishikesh?

By Air: The nearest airport to Rishikesh is the Jolly Grant Airport in Dehradun. National flights from various parts of the country run to and from this airport, including Delhi, Lucknow and Pune. Once you reach the airport, the remaining distance of around 20 KM can be covered either by hiring a local cab or taking a bus to Rishikesh bus stop.

By Road: Rishikesh is well connected with several major tourist destinations and other places of interest. Considering this, road journeys prove to be best ways to reach this adventure capital of India. Be it from Delhi (236km), Haridwar (23km), Mussoorie (74km), or other places, you can always avail the bus service and reach Rishikesh without much hassles.

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By Rail: Haridwar Railway Station is the closest railway station to Rishikesh and lies at a distance of around 22 KM from the main city. From the railway station, you can easily find taxi and local bus services to cover the remaining distance.

Classification of Rapids

Classification of Rapids

Bestowed with the gurgling Ganges and its tributaries and some of the deep ravines, Rishikesh river rafting promises endless enthralling moments to the rafter. It is in this quaint Garhwal city, you can enjoy rafting through many different rapids of various grades.

Just like the white water rafting, With a range of grade-I to grade-V, rafting in Rishikesh will surely keep you engrossed with its unique charm and thrill! Mentioned below are the classification of rapids, you can find and enjoy in this city:

1. Grade-I:
These are the easiest among all the types of rapids. They are classified as grade-I due to the fact that they involve a lesser amount of challenges and mostly occur in the plains. Due to this fact, the flow and speed of these rapids are considerably among as compared to other grades.

Known to be ideal for the beginners, grade-I rapids also involve a lesser amount of manoeuvring techniques and skillsets. Also, since these rapids involve a mild amount of current and are conducted in the shallow region, even a non-swimmer can participate in grade-I river rafting.

2. Grade-II:
After the grade-I, there are the grade-II rapids that are also considered ideal for the novice rafters. Taking the fun and thrill of Rishikesh rafting one step further, these rapids offer are usually tougher than the previous type, and can be found in those regions where the main river passes through the uneven regions or slightly rocky trails. Due to this, they also offer a bit of challenge and a reasonable or moderate amount of challenge to the rafters.

To navigate through them, one surely needs prior rafting experience and navigating skills; rafting with a skilled guide is advisable in this case! Grade-II river rafting is one of the most popular and sought-after activities among the rafting enthusiasts to this region.

3. Grade-III:
The first step to the fascinating world of white water rafting in Rishikesh, grade-III rapids will take you through some of the tiring and strenuous rapids in the Ganges and its tributaries. Due to the high speed and size of these rapids, whenever they crash against the rock surfaces, they appear to be foamy-white and thus called white water rafting! These types of rapids are commonly found in the regions where the river flows downward with great speed and also passes through some of the rugged and rocky patches.

One surely needs a rafting guide while manoeuvring through the grade-II rapids. Adding more to the thrill and excitement of this type of Rishikesh rafting, there are the high amount of challenges and requires very skilled cruising techniques or skills.

4. Grade-IV:
Once you are acquainted with the tips and tricks of rafting in Rishikesh, you must begin the fun and experience the thrill with the grade-IV rapids. Compared to the first three types, these rapids are more fearsome and are known for the various levels of challenges they offer. Mostly found in the regions where the river descends down through rocky patches at high speed, these rapids require a lot of potential and manoeuvring techniques along with high endurance level!

The city has a number of grade-IV rapids and is known to the most enthralling place for the same. Taking the fun, vigour and excitement of river rafting to almost the zenith point, it is always advisable to challenge these types of rapids only after you are very well versed with all the tips and tricks involved in river rafting in Rishikesh.

5. Grade-V:
The grade-V rapids are the epitome of Rishikesh river rafting! Recommended only for the expert rafters, they require an ardent set of rafting skills and plenitude of encounters with the white waters. Mostly found in the regions where the river passes through extreme rocky patches or are accompanied by sudden drops, there are a handful of such rapids in the whole country, and most of them are found in Rishikesh itself.

Also, as the river goes deep, grade-V white water rafting Rishikesh is only recommended for those rafters who are well acquainted with swimming. Most of the times, this type of rapids are also accompanied by large whirlpools as they occur mostly at the confluence point of water current from different sources of water. Extremely challenging, grade-V rafting must not be tried without the proper consent of the rafting guides and must also be done under the expert supervision of highly experienced rafting guides and instructors!

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Rafting in Rishikesh Rapids

Rafting in Rishikesh Rapids

1. Sweet Sixteen (Grade-I): Talking about the grade-I rafting, Sweet Sixteen boasts of being the most popular and captivating rapid across the Ganges. Passing through shallow regions, it offers easy passage, a lesser amount of challenges and can be successfully cruised by almost all the types of rafters.

Owing to all these factors, it mainly attracts the novice or the beginner rafters; families with kids or junior members can also indulge in Sweet Sixteen rafting in Rishikesh.

2. Hilton and Terminator (Grade-II): During your visit to the renowned Ram Jhula in Rishikesh, you will surely come across this fascinating rapid called the Hilton and Terminator. A grade-II rapid, it starts from the vicinity of Brahmapuri and winds up after reaching Ram Jhula.

Passing through some of the sharp edges and amazing turns, this rapid offers an enthralling and equally safe rafting experience! In addition to rafting, you can also indulge in body surfing and cliff jumping by the end while cruising through this rapid.

3. Three Blind Mice (Grade-III): After cruising through the grade-I or II rapids for a couple of times, you can plunge into the raft and manoeuvre towards the Three Blind Mice in Rishikesh! Graded as the third level of rafting in Rishikesh, it passes through a series of sharp and enthralling passes that adds an extra amount of thrill and adventure to the rapid.

Though can be enjoyed by amateur rafters, strict guidance from the rafting guides or instructors are recommended for a promising experience through Three Blind Mice!

– Cross Fire (Grade-III):
Another grade-III rapid that offers you to cruise through the holy Ganges at its full glory, Cross Fire is known for the series of challenges difficulties associated with it. During the course, this rapid passes through one of the most strenuous and roughest phases of the river and thus entices a large number of rafters. Prior experience and expert guidance is a must in case you are planning to cruise through CrossFire!

– Roller Coaster (Grade-III/IV):
The extreme level of turbulence, current flow, the vast size of the waves and the rocky terrains associated with Roller Coaster make it a must to challenge rapidly while rafting in Rishikesh. Classified as grade-II/IV rapid, it requires an expert level of rafting techniques along with high manoeuvring skills. Also, since there are numerous rock formations along the trail, you will be witnessing frothy waves while cruising through it; this also makes it an ideal rapid for amazing white water rafting experience!

– Golf Course (Grade-III):
This is one of the rapids that will surely test all your paddling skills while rafting in Rishikesh! Though classed as a grade-III rapid, you must have prior experiences of grade-II or III rapids before you hop into the raft and start cruising through it. Unlike other rapids of the same grade in Rishikesh, Golf Course offers extreme challenges and during the course, it passes through some of the fascinating trials and extremely uneven paths. Get the adrenaline boost you always craved for and cruise through this rapid under the strict observation and guidance!

4. The Wall (Grade-IV):
For the skilled and experienced rafters, The Wall proves to be an ultimate rapid in Rishikesh! Graded with the fourth level of rapids, this enthralling rapid will surely take you for a toss with the extreme level of challenges and difficulties involved with it. Highly recommended only for the expert rafters or those with prior experiences with grade-III rapids, it should only be tried under the strict vigilance of an expert guide or rafting crew members!

5. Daniel’s Dip (Grade-V):
You should try this rapid only after you have mastered the skills and techniques of rafting in Rishikesh! Known to be the most enthralling rapid in the entire region or in the Ganges, Daniel’s Dip is among the very grade-V rapids in the entire country. Keeping in mind about the series of challenges and difficulties involved with it, you should never try cruising through Daniel’s Dip without a full-fledged rafting crew or an expert rafting team!




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