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Posted by Deependra Dobriyal on September 05, 2021

 

River Rafting in Rishikesh

White Water Rafting or River Rafting in Rishikesh is an extreme adventure activity for adventure seekers. The objective is to go downstream at a fast speed on river rapids on a rubber inflated raft. River Rafting is one of the most performed and popular adventure activities around the world. Rapids and water at a fast pace are essential for performing this activity. Teamwork and coordination are a must to perform this activity. People from India and other countries visit Rishikesh to experience this thrilling water sport.

Rafting in Rishikesh Stretches:

There are four popular rafting stretches in Rishikesh:

9 km River Rafting – Brahmapuri to Lakshman Jhula stretch

This River Rafting stretch is 9 km long. It is the shortest stretch for river rafting in Rishikesh. Kids, old people, and beginners can try this stretch. Brahmapuri is located 8 km from Rishikesh and takes 20 minutes to reach the rafting point.

  • Duration – It takes around 1.5 hours to complete.
  • Difficulty Level – Very Easy.
  • Grades of Rapid – I and II
  • Popular Rapids – Sweet sixteen, Black Money, terminator & Hilton and Double Trouble.
  • Cost – Rs 600 only

16 km River Rafting – Shivpuri to Lakshman Jhula stretch

16 km river rafting in rishikesh from Shivpuri

This Rishikesh Rafting stretch is 16 km long. It is the most preferred rafting stretch among people. The starting point is Shivpuri, located 15 km from Rishikesh and takes half an hour to reach.

  • Duration – It takes around 2.5–3 hours to complete including cliff Jumping
  • Difficulty Level– Easy
  • Grades of Rapid – I, II and III
  • Popular Rapids – Roller Coaster, Three Blind Mice, Club House and CrossFire
  • Cost – Rs 1000 only

26 km River Rafting – Marine drive to Lakshman Jhula stretch

This Rishikesh Rafting stretch is 24 km long. Marine drive to Lakshman Jhula rafting stretch is ideal for people who already experienced 16 km Shivpuri rafting. Adventure seekers crave for this stretch as it has 10 rapids. Marine drive is located 22 km from Rishikesh.

  • Duration – It takes around 4 hours to complete.
  • Difficulty Level– Medium.
  • Grades of Rapid – I, II, III and IV
  • Popular Rapids – Golf Course, Wall, and Roller Coaster.
  • Cost – Rs 1500 only | Book here

35 km River Rafting – Kaudiyala to Neem Beach stretch

Kaudiyala to Neem Beach rafting is 35 km long. It is the longest Rafting Stretch in Rishikesh. The starting point is Kaudiyala located 35 km from Rishikesh.

  • Duration – It takes around 7 hours to complete.
  • Difficulty Level– Hard, preferred mostly by people who had a great level of expertise in River Rafting.
  • Grades of Rapid – All grades I, II, III, IV, and V.
  • Popular Rapids – Daniel’s Dip, Wall, Double Trouble, Club House and Golf Course.
  • Cost – Rs 2500 only
 
 
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Best season for River Rafting in Rishikesh:

March to June end is the best time to experience River Rafting in Rishikesh as during hot summer; people crave a cold splash of river water. Rafting in Rishikesh operates throughout the year except in the Rainy season (Monsoon). Therefore, river rafting is not operational during July, August, and September in Rishikesh.

In December, too, despite the cold weather, there is a massive demand for people who want to enjoy rafting because of the zeal they have in them for this adventure activity.

 

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