As the Shivalik Ranges surround Rishikesh on three sides, it is blessed with spectacular stretches of white water making Rikshikesh a rafting hotspot. The main element is without a doubt the marvelous white water rapids that traverse past the impressive hill landscapes.
The Ganges is one of the best river rafting locations in the world. Rafting through it is an above the world experience. The river collides with rocks, cracks and fissures into white water rapids. Ganga has rapids that present starters as well as professionals the thrill of whitewater river rafting. The waters are grade IV and V, making the challenge a bit more tactful for rafters to survive the thrill.
The rafting span of 36 km from Kaudiyala to Rishikesh has 12 major rapids; Shivpuri 10 km from Rishikesh is one more idyllic river rafting spot where camping amenities are arranged for along the banks of Ganges River. There is a small cliff there which is very popular for cliff jump. Rafters stop by on riverside and enjoy themselves jumping in river from cliff. Just like cliff jump another activity is popular while rafting; it is body surfing. The rafting camps are well equipped. Besides the camping facilities, you are also provided with expert guides and top quality equipment and rafting gear.
The rafting rapids have been given different names so that it becomes easy to recognize them. Rapids have interesting names like Golf Course, Marine Drive, Daniel’s Dip, Sweet Sixteen, Cross Fire, Three Blind Mice, Roller Coaster, Good Morning, Cash Flow and the Wall. Generally grade III rapids are popular among seasoned rafters at Rishikesh, They can be enjoyed at Rishikesh while starting rafting from Marine Drive to Shivpuri. It is a 10 km rafting run starting with good morning rapid and has many rafting rapids like Cash Flow, Three Blind Mice Etc.
For more rafting adventure, people should go for 16 km rafting run starting from Shivpuri & ending at Rishikesh (Ram Jhula). This rafting run is tougher as compared to grade 4 rapids like Roller Coaster & Golf Course and Grade 3 Rapids like Double Trouble etc.
Rafting in Rishikesh is an opportunity which anyone looking for thrill shouldn’t miss out on. It is a place to push your limits, challenge yourself and after all that have an experience that stays for long.
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