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What You Should Know More About Rafting in Rishikesh
Rishikesh is a beautiful and serene place with full of adventure and spirituality, in the northern state of Uttrakhand. It is 242 km from Delhi via NH 334. It is 25 km north of Haridwar and 43 km southeast of the state capital, Dehradun.
Except monsoon, which stretches from mid-June to September, water rafting is always in demand. The months of February, March, April, May, October and November witness highest number of rafters, from all of the world and can therefore be referred to as the best time for rafting.
There are various places for rafting iin Rishikesh:
Yes, you can go for rafting even if you don’t know swimming. You’ll be made to wear a life jacket that would protect you from drowning. And in case you require help, the lifeguard would save you.
Based on international standards, Rishikesh has levels of rapid grades. Rishikesh is visited by people of all age groups. Therefore it’s important to their own grade before enjoying river rafting.
Even though there isn’t a prescribed age bar, 13 to 45 can be considered the ideal age for undertaking such adventurous expeditions.
Rafting in Rishikesh is pretty safe unless you’re in one of those areas called rapids. Rafting being an adventure sport in Rishikesh and ganges being a violent river, is somewhat risky by nature, but, if you follow certain rules and regulations, you’ll be safe.
However, children and elderly shouldn’t even think of going in the higher rapid levels. It’s really very unsafe there. Since quite a few tragedies have been reported there already, it’s definitely a No-No for them.
Firstly, you won’t. And in case you do, the life jacket you’d be wearing will keep you above water. If you know how to swim, you may reach the coast on your own. If not, then the life guards will save you.
Cost of rafting varies from INR 400 to INR 1850 per person depending upon the distance to be covered and how difficult the journey is.
For ex. 9 km river rafting from Brahmpuri to NIM Beach costs INR 400, 12km from Brahmpuri to Rishikesh costs INR 450, 24 km from Marine Drive to Rishikesh costs 750 and so on.
The distance between Shivpuri and Rishikesh is 660km. It takes 12 h 46 min to travel via Taj Express Highway.
Yes! It’s really safe and that’s because so many travelling organizations arrange camping sessions along with the various adventurous activities. Camps are put up at decent places which are safe from wildlife attacks and where resources are easily available.
They rarely do. BSNL network is mostly found otherwise most private networks connect with a lot of difficulty.
Solarelectricity can been generatedand used for various purposes. However, for budget camping, electricity is not always available.
Clean and hygienic dry pit toilets are present. If you’ve opted for luxury camping, you’ll get even better washrooms.
Swimsuits, fast drying shorts and appropriate river shoes should be worn. Don’t forget to carry a towel and dry clothes to change afterwards.
Yes, for a maximum of three people, one guide would be present.
At normal water level, 3 - 6 people sit comfortably. If it is high water, 8 -10 people share the raft.
Yes, they’ll be provided. They’re intended to keep you alive by keeping your head above water. These high performance floatation devices are designed for offshore severe conditions and are therefore very important to be worn.
Ideally you’re not supposed to smoke or drink here. It is strictly prohibited by companies organizing various expeditions. Even if you’re travelling on your own, it’s advisable you avoid them.
Such activities entail certain amount of risk, which may cause damage to equipment, cause injury, illness or in extreme cases permanent trauma and death. Theses adventures aren’t just about having fun. It involves adventure, exertions, connecting with nature and rediscovering oneself. You shouldn’t forget this.
Bungee jumping in Rishikesh is an activity which involves jumping from a tall structure while being connected to an elastic cord. Rishikesh has India’s highest fixed platform Bungee, ‘Jumpin Heights’ (83m) at Mohanchatti, which is 25 km from Rishikesh and is the most ideal for bungee jumping.
You can try bungee jumping at INR 3,500 with 100 bucks entry fee and 300 bucks coaching fee, per person.
Rishikesh is a land of spirituality, adventure activities and a peaceful atmosphere. There are a lot of places to visit in Rishikesh and hence you'll find may Indian as well as foreigners enjoying the beauty here
Traveller Tales from Rishikesh
18 March 2017
Rishikesh was planned in January with a group of 7 in mind, but unfortunately, only 3 of us could make it. We were on the verge of canceling the trip, but Mrinal suggested otherwise and egged us on to make it happen, since he himself is a travel enthusiast and has explored Rishikesh. Thrillophilia was a blessing in disguise. Right from camping to river rafting, from transportation to food, everything was sorted for us by Mrinal and Nikhil, and they were always available round the clock for all our queries?.? Red Chillies Camp at Byasi is a magnificent nest between the hills, and is 30kms from the main town of Rishikesh. The tents are more habitable and comfortable than my room back home! Clean washrooms, home like food, and great company at the camp made it all the more memorable. Rishikesh is still not as commercial as other destinations like Goa, so the people take pride in their hospitality and the warmth is palpable. The highlights of our trip were the 35kms white water rafting(Red chillies is the best in Rishikesh) and Bungee Jumping at Jumpin Heights. Any adrenaline junkie will remember the gush of excitement during these experiences. Safety is their numero uno concern and even jumping into the Ganges feels safe with them around! All in all, Rishikesh is a crazy place to go with friends for an extended weekend, and the entire team at Thrillophilia makes it all the more hassle-free and rejuvenating! Next dream destination? Someplace where I can jump out of a plane 25000 feet above the ground and live to see another day! Let's see if you can make that happen in India, Thrillophilia!
02 April 2017
We planned a spontaneous adventure trip to Rishikesh in the month of march. It was a complete fun experience and very well organized.The camp is located 30 kms from Rishikesh, but it more then makes up when you reach the place. The riverside is cleaner and more pristine. Day 1: We reached camp at around 3 and we decided to go straight for the activities. We did kayaking, rock climbing, rappelling which was all handles very well by experiences instructors. Day 2: Rafting was an amazing experience. WE had a guide from chicago, I think her name was Aaron. She was very encouraging and fun to be with. She did a great job of safety and instructions throughout the 16 km course. Great experience overall. Highly recommended. P.S- Special callout to Mrinal from Thrillophilia. He did a great job in recommending this place to us and arranging everything at the last minute
11 January 2017
Hy this is Anshuka and this rating is for Thrillophilla. We had a great pleasure their at Hideaway Camp. The Place was seriously so beautiful and i visited their for the first in the month of December in cool weather. The services provided by all the staff was so good and well mannered but specially thanks to ''Mr. Abhishek'' who showed his efforts everywhere. The speciality in this place is on the first side it is so Peaceful and on the other side it is so adventurous too and last but not the least thanks to ''Mr. Deepak'' who made our trip so awesome and for the fresh tour and made our stay memorable.
16 December 2016
I'm giving this rating for Thrillophilia and for our tour operator Deepak. We had a very good experience, camping and the activities that they have planned and suggested. We have booked camp through Thrillophilia two weeks before our trip start date. Deepak is the contact person. Deepak and the staff are very understanding and generous and allowed us and made our stay more memorable. The food and stay are awesome, we had a lifetime experience. This is one of the best adventurous place to Visit in India and it made our stay more comfortable.
13 July 2014
This exciting Alaknanda River Rafting experience is sheer adventure that will give you an amazing chance to actually quench all your adventure thirsts. This adventure offered a myriad of opportunities for the famous white water rafting in the gorgeous, stunning, and gigantic surroundings of the Himalayas. I am happy about this trip. It took me on a ride on one of the most holy rivers in the Indian Himalayas known as the Alaknanda River.
28 April 2016
Located in such a beautiful place like Rishikesh, the resort provides great scenic views and a very comfortable stay. The cottages are well designed with good facilities to take care of our comfort. We took part in a lot of activities during the day and would come back to these cottages after a tiring day. It provided the best relaxing atmosphere. Ojas resort truly made this one of the best holidays for us. My friends were especially looking forward to do river rafting and it was awesome. Such a thrilling experience! Even rock climbing and other activities were fun.
17 May 2016
This resort has become one of my favorite resorts after I spent my holiday here last week. It was one of the best experiences ever. I had been thinking of trying river rafting for a very long time now and I am glad I finally chose this place to do it. Rishikesh river rafting is undoubtedly the best rafting in India. There are a lot of things to do in the resort...we would play snooker and other indoor games in the evening. You must definitely visit this place to have a great time with your friends,
17 February 2014
I took this trip to ride on rapids of river Alaknanda. This is a 5 day river rafting expedition that I booked from Chamoli to Rishikesh. It was a well spent week. In this tour Rapids of Grade 2 to Grade 5 were performed. During rafting the whole time was allocated to understand the basics and move forward with the rafting with high knowledge about it. We experienced high rapids on this stretch which includes Hillary Fall, Kakad Fall, The Wall, etc.
30 April 2016
We were welcomed with a refreshing drink. Post that we were explained about rules of river rafting. This was crucial step as it was very useful later on. Other than rafting, we also had cliff jumping and body surfing. We played beach volleyball as well. Food, i.e. breakfast and dinner were provided, but it was not good. On all nights there was bonfire in the camp site. Accommodation was good with a nice beach side luxury camp.
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