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River rafting in Rishikesh

River rafting is an unbeaten adventure offering an adrenaline rush in the midst of enthusiastic rapids. It is a daring and delightful adventure activity in which a rafter sail through a river. There are lots of river rafting destinations all around the globe. In India as well, there are several destinations providing river rafting chances. Rishikesh, the rafting capital of India, is possibly the best destination for rafting in India. The turquoise waters of the Ganges give a huge range for rafting here.

Rishikesh rafting

Rishikesh Rafting Season: The thrilling and exciting adventure of river-rafting on the rapids of the Ganges can be enjoyed in Rishikesh during any season whether its summer or winter except monsoon. River-rafting in Rishikesh remains closed from the beginning of monsoon 1st July to 15th September. Though the high season for rafting is March, it can be best enjoyed from mid-September when the river is opened for rafting to the beginning of December when the water starts to turn too cold. River-rafting in Rishikesh has 4 different extends with different lengths and different time windows.

  1. Brahmpuri Rafting Season: This is the basic stretch. The length of this stretch is around 9 km and it mostly has grade II rapids. You can enjoy rafting here between mid-September and June-end.
  2. Shivpuri Rafting Season: This 16 km long stretch mostly has grade III rapids, and is a suggested stretch. It opens soon after the Brahmpuri Stretch and is closed down around the starting of June.
  3. Marine Drive Rafting Season: This is a thrilling and exciting stretch with mostly grade IV rapids and is not a suggested one for the first-timers. This 25 km long stretch normally opens in unanimity with Shivpuri Rafting Season but is closed down 1-2 weeks before it.
  4. Kaudiyala Rafting Season: This is an advanced stretch and is definitely not suggested if you’re inexperienced since it has grade V rapids, rafting at which the greatest adventure is. It has the less time window as it opens up in mid-October and closes down around mid-May.

River rafting in Rishikesh price

Rafting in Rishikesh charges around Rs.450 to Rs.1800 per person. There are four various rafting stretches that differ depending on the level of adventure they prefer and so does their cost. It further differs, depending upon the number of participants.

1. Brahmapuri to Rishikesh River Rafting Cost:

The Brahmapuri to Rishikesh is the most preferred route selected by many rafting lovers in Rishikesh.

  1. This route is not very challenging and hence is appropriate for every age group. 
  2. The length covered is approximately 9 Km
  3. The estimated time taken is 1.5 hours
  4. The cost goes up to Rs.450 per person.

2. Shivpuri to Rishikesh Cost:

The stretch from Shivpuri to Rishikesh is said to be a mixture of excitement and charm.

This route has some very thrilling and exciting challenges waiting for you thrill-seekers.

It is advisable that those who are inexperienced at white water rafting and those who don’t know to swim must avoid taking this route.

  1. The length covered is approximately 16 Km
  2. The estimated time taken is 3.5 hours
  3. The charges go up to Rs.650 per person.

3. Marine Drive to Rishikesh Cost:

If you are looking forward to feeding your exciting rush and at the same time enjoying mesmerizing vistas, then the Marine Drive to Rishikesh route is the best option. How to book Rishikesh tour and travels.

This route is partly tough and partly quite smooth and easy sailing; one can jump a heartbeat and then later experience nirvana amidst the picturesque Mother Nature.

  1. The length covered is approximately 24 Km
  2. The estimated time taken is 4.5 hours
  3. The cost goes up to Rs.850 per person.

4. Kaudiyala to Rishikesh Cost:

Tagged as one of the toughest rafting routes, the stretch from Kaudiyala to Rishikesh presents too much thrill full experience.

This expensive and rough route test the caliber every rafter. So wear your determination and begin on this journey.

  1. The length covered is around 34 Km
  2. The average time taken is 8 hours
  3. The cost goes up to Rs.1800 per person.

River Water Grade

  • Grade 1: Easy, small waves. No obstacles.
  • Grade 2: Moderate difficulty with clear passages.
  • Grade 3: Tough, high irregular waves, narrow passages need correct driving.
  • Grade 4: Difficult, powerful waves. Very precise maneuvering required.

Grade 5: Extremely difficult, violent, highly congested.

  1. Water Grade 2/3 in Brahmpuri
  2. Shivpuri Water Grade 2/3 Plus
  3. Marine Drive 3/4 Plus and Kaudiyala 4 Plus.

River Rafting in Rishikesh

What are you waiting for? Plan your weekend adventure packages at the amazing and beautiful divine destination Rishikesh. Rishikesh is known for the godly environment and adventure activities it delivers. River Rafting beside Marine Drive Rishikesh comes with all safeguards and extremely defined top quality services. These packages are filled with lots of unstoppable facilities. Come and search the beach paradise at Rishikesh along the river Ganga. Anybody can become part of these adventures. It doesn’t matter if you have ZERO previous experience in rafting or if you do not know how to swim.

Everything is taken care of well by professionals and safety is a priority for every visitor at our camps. Thousands of tourists have enjoyed the adventure activities here under expert guidance. Besides this, you can also take part in other adventure sports and comfortably go out for sightseeing at some really amazing and mesmerizing places around.

The names of major rapids in Rishikesh:

  • 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)
  • CrossFire (Grade 3)
  • Roller coaster (Grade 3)
  • Golf Course (Grade 3)
  • Return to Sender (Grade 3)
  • Daniel’s Dip (Grade 3+)
  • The Great Wall (Grade 4)

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