Best Kayaking Tours in Rishikesh - 2020 (with 319 Reviews)

Kayaking in Rishikesh is one of the best thrill-seeking activities to enjoy while you are on your Rishikesh tour. A renowned hub of adventures, the small town of Rishikesh is no less than a big packet of surprises for all the thrill lovers. In fact, it is a great spot to launch your kayaks amidst the fluvial tides of the holy waters of the River Ganges. 

Rishikesh Kayaking is a popular water sports adventure known for its challenging rapids and excellent river water flow. It highly relies on the adventurer how he assumes his kayaking experience – an easy-going one or a challenging one loaded with fears and anxiety. It absolutely doesn’t matter whether you are a beginner in the field or someone with a decade old experience as long as you are on the right path of selecting the best rapid according to your physical needs. You just need to acquaint yourself with the necessary skills of kayaking – turning strokes, paddling strokes, a primary control and balance on the kayak, and halting wherever essential. 

If you want to add some more adventurous flavour to your Rishikesh holidays, you can club your kayaking experience with overnight camping. You can start your day with the visit to the holy shrine of the Rishikesh, and then set your mood right for your kayaking experience. Lastly, you can retire in the night beneath a black blanket studded with numerous twinkling stars and relax with a sumptuous BBQ dinner treat and soft and low music being played in the background. 

Popular Rishikesh Kayaking Tour Packages

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Rafting And Camping Adventure At Rishikesh Flat 28% Off 2D/1N ₹ 1550 5.0 star View Details
Kayaking in Rishikesh | Buy Online & Get 20% off 3H ₹ 2400 4.0 star View Details
Ramganga Beach Camp, Naachni Village 3D/2N ₹ 5920 4.0 star View Details
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Rafting And Camping Adventure At Rishikesh Flat 28% Off Best Seller
Rafting And Camping Adventure At Rishikesh Flat 28% Off



To Book call +91 9358833237Rafting has always been a popular sport in the rivers that lead from the Himalayas. But the one place where you can enjoy the best of this adventure sport is in the lap of the hills of the state of Uttarakhand, near the small yet significant religious town of Rishikesh. Put on the map by the amazing rafting experience that tourists from all over the world come for enjoying. Camp is located near the famous Marine Drive rapid of Rishikesh, the camp offers comfortable tents to stay, amazing food to munch on and views that will just simply take your breath away. Bring along your gang or family to enjoy the best that the camp has to offer.The camp offers 2 different kinds of packages- Standard and LuxuryLuxury Packages come with the option of an attached washroom with the tents with all the activitiesStandard Packages will come with common washrooms for the occupants. 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner (Veg + Nonveg ), Am-Pm Tea, 1 Evening Snacks, Bonfire, 7 to 10 Music, 1 BreakfastRiver Rafting Marine Drive to Shivpuri Beach- 12 KMSBody Surfing, Rope Walk, Camp Games.In-house Activities - Volleyball, Football, Cricket, Badminton, BonfireOutdoor Activities - Nature walk, Splash in River GangaCheck in Time - 11:00 AMCheck our Time - 11:00 AMHow to reach?The campsite is located at an hour drive from main Rishikesh city centre, Easily accessible by public and private transport, exact location will be disclosed after the bookingMin number of people required to book:- 2

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Kayaking in Rishikesh | Buy Online & Get 20% off Best Seller
Kayaking in Rishikesh | Buy Online & Get 20% off



About kayaking in RishikeshRishikesh witnesses the best form of the river Ganga. Not very quiet not too violent, perfect for water activities. This Kayaking in Rishikesh experience is a must for every water sports enthusiast visiting Rishikesh. Key Highlights- Kayaking in the holy Ganga River is an adventurous as well as a spiritual experience. The holy river will give you some of the best thrills of your life as you go for 10 kms of kayaking.- Rivet in this amazing experience of Kayaking in Rishikesh. The gorgeous river offers both the beginner and the expert a thrilling kayaking experience.- Feel your adrenaline rush as you fight the raging waves grades of descent levels that will challenge your wits. - We have top standard equipment, experienced kayaking instructors and all international safety measures in places to make sure that you have a phenomenal experience. - Round trip transfers from the operations office are also included in the package. Additional InformationActivity time slots: 10:00 a.m to 3:00 p.mThrillophilia SpecialWe have carefully scrutinized and selected the best equipment and instructors for our travelers. This is the best price for 10 km Kayaking. Don't miss it!

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Ramganga Beach Camp, Naachni Village
Ramganga Beach Camp, Naachni Village


About the Activity:A perfect place to explore adventure and Ramganga Valley, Ramganga Beach Camp, Naachni takes you to secret cave explorations, high waterfall splash and body surfing with life jacket into a river gorge. Given its modest elevation, enjoying the warm sunny days and cool plunges in the river, one can easily forget that the icy Himalayan peaks loom just around the bend from Munsiyari. Stay in neat alpine tents on the beach, enjoy a delicious Kumaoni meal in the village and sleep every night under a star cluttered sky. Enjoy campfires on the beach and highlights of surroundings where surprise awaits at every bend of the river. Get ready to explore this adventure riverside camp.

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18 December 2018
Rishikesh is one of my favourite destinations and this time I booked this experience for me and a friend. the rafting and camping were fun as always but more importantly, it saved us a lot of money
16 December 2018
Never miss this package. It promised a lot of adventure and entertainment. And I and my family got everything as promised. Thanks to Thrillophilia for properly managing the entire trip. Thanks to the guides for their prompt response and friendly approach. They were ready to help us at every point. The Ganges looked extremely beautiful. The gushing water was really cold but still we had a great time. Icy, cold, beautiful place.
16 December 2018
I visited Rishkesh last year with my friends. I loved the location so much and booked this package to have a revisit to Rishikesh. The camp was spacious and neatly arranged. Rafting was extremely adventurous. The guides were there in full support with us. They gave us an instruction section before the trip. It was very informative. The trip gave me and my friends a wonderful time in the middle of nature. Great effort and great execution.
27 October 2018
"awsm place and camp... value for money.... only problem is the transport to and from the camp. "
23 October 2018
"Very nice experience but only 2 things we miss, in there locker facilities not available at tent and local transport is very pathetic for this place, other wise camp location, Staff & food was aswm"
05 November 2019
Awesome location and food.. though things were mismanaged but we enjoyed.. could have been better if someone would be there to manage the things or coordinate the activities
23 April 2019
Thrillophilia provides accurate information. Me and my sister went to rishikesh and we booked a 2 days 1 night camp package which included rafting. The service was amazing, food was awesome and the staff out there were soo friendly. I would definitely suggest my family and friends to book a camp.
18 December 2018
In the 16 kilometer long rafting session, I loved body surfing and the waterfall trek. I was so surprised to see a swimming pool in th camping vicitinity. The campsite serves tasty spicy chicken curry, do try it.
18 December 2018
Good experience with Thrillophilia, as always. Cost effective and very delightful. 16 km of river rafting, camp stay and delicious food - all in budget! Thanks to Thrillophilia and Devchand ji for the flawless services. Coming back soon!
18 December 2018
The rafting experience was great but the only thing that was a little let down was the transportation. Tour operators did their best to make it memorable for us and it was except for that one thing. good work team. i am looking forward to more bookings from you.

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People Also Ask About Kayaking in Rishikesh

  1. What is Kayaking?

    Kayaking is defined as an adventure performed with the use of a kayak. It has a different seating posture in comparison to both canoeing and rafting. A kayak is defined as essential equipment which is both low to the water and works like a canoe boat where a paddler sits facing forward, and legs stretched in front of them.

    Also, it has got a double-bladed paddle to pull it in either front or back direction on one side and then follow the same in rotation.

  2. Is Kayaking in Rishikesh worth experiencing?

    Yes, kayaking in the holy water of Ganges in Rishikesh is simply one-of-its-kind adventure. It boosts both adventurous and aesthetic spirituality of the participant. The swift water currents send chills down your spine, which makes you feel your adrenaline rush deeply.

    With standard equipment, professional and well-experienced kayaking instructors, your kayaking adventure in Rishikesh is undoubtedly going to be a never-ending phenomenon.

  3. What is unique in Rishikesh?

    Rishikesh is a popular tourist and an adventure sport to enjoy with your friends, families, and relatives. In addition to spirituality, Rishikesh boasts a wide array of adventure activities such as camping, rafting, kayaking, bungee jumping, and trekking.

    Also, due to its high spiritual aesthetics, the land of Rishikesh is a famous centre for yoga, meditation, astrology, and ayurvedic massage. Besides, Rishikesh is a hub of tourist spots such as Ram Jhula, Lakshman Jhula, Swarg Ashram, Muni ki Reti, Dhalwala, Shisham Jhari, and Pashulok.

  4. What is the best time to visit Rishikesh?

    September to June is the best time to plan your visit to the town of Rishikesh. Throughout this period, the weather conditions of Rishikesh remain conducive for white water rafting and Rishikesh kayaking tours which are the principal tourist attraction of Rishikesh.

  5. What is the difference between kayaking and rafting?

    Here are some key differences to differentiate Rishikesh kayaking from rafting -

    -The rafting boat is an open-end boat while a kayaking boat is covered with an overhead deck.

    -Raft boats have single paddles while kayaking boats have double paddles.

    -While rafting boats are carved out from buoyant materials, Rishikesh kayaking boats are fully plastic in their origin.

  6. How do you kayak for beginners?

    Here are the best tips for beginners to enjoy their Rishikesh kayaking tour experience in the best possible way –

    -Accomplish a kayaking lesson from a professional kayaking trainer.

    -You have to dress up for being in the water and not according to the weather conditions.

    -Acquaint yourself with the selection of the right boat choice.

    -Always put on your buoyancy aid while kayaking.

    -Learn how to sit correctly throughout your kayaking experience

    -Learn to hold your kayaking paddles in the right way.

    -Get yourself acquainted with the basic techniques of rescuing yourselves from all the possible kayaking risks.

    -Lastly, if you are at a beginner’s level, it is always better not to kayaking alone.

  7. Is Whitewater kayaking fun?

    Yes, whitewater kayaking is more than a fun-filled adventure to enjoy on your go. Paddling is one of the most critical aspects involved in kayaking that help with strengthening and toning your muscles inside out. You get to experience the different elements and aspects of Mother Nature while quietly paddling down the water currents.

    Some of the kayaking adventures are organised across deep jungles, inaccessible canyons, and remote stretches of waters. Last but not least, it is a great way to relax your body, mind and soul to bounce back.

  8. Is kayaking easy?

    Rishikesh Kayaking is an easy activity to perform if you execute it flawlessly. While the beginners might find it a bit difficult, yet under the right coaching attitude, everything is at ease. You can sign up for a tutor or a coaching institute to get thorough with the basics of kayaking.

    Also, to ensure that you accomplish your kayaking perfectly, you need to essential kayaking gear and proper clothing. A professional kayaking guide will help you at his best to train you for the activity from scratch.

  9. Is kayaking safe?

    Kayaking cannot be called a completely safe water sport. Here are some of the common risks associated with kayaking-

    -Incorrect use of the PFD

    -Excessive exposure to sun rays


    -Severe weather conditions accompanied with lightning

    -Cold shock and hypothermia

    -Undercut rocks

  10. Do you get wet kayaking?

    No. You do not get wet kayaking as there are backrests and footrests to keep you in the desired position for accomplishing kayaking perfectly.

  11. Should I know how to swim for kayaking?

    No, swimming is not a mandatory requirement for kayaking. However, understanding necessary swimming skills will work out wonders for you in case of emergencies. Besides, with a PFD, you can easily float out of your sinking kayak and re-enter once it stabilizes back in motion.

  12. Is kayaking bad for your back?

    Kayaking is bad for your back for the following two reasons –

    -Non-ergonomic position or the traditional kayaking position.

    -Even after a few hours of kayaking, if you fail to switch your current position.

    The reason behind this is quite simple – the kayaking position is not inclined with your routine position. There are backrests and footrests in kayaking for maintaining the required kayaking position for safety of the adventure enthusiast. This body posture is strictly managed to prevent your body from falling either backwards or sliding forward.

    Also, as you paddle for long hours, your legs are constantly pushing in a direction opposite to kayak’s footrest and your lumbar spine. This is from where the pressure arises, and you experience a backache.

  13. What clothes to wear while kayaking in Rishikesh?

    There is no fixed dress code requirement as such for participating in the kayaking in Rishikesh. The only thing you need to do is to be in comfortable clothing for enjoying the adventure to your fullest.

    Men can dress in shorts or trousers or tees while women can follow the same. Floaters, tennis shoes, sandals, water shoes will work well but not your regular flip flops. Do not forget to carry your personal towel with you on your adventure.