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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
25 March 2018
"it was a great experience! Our instructor was experienced. our rafting was amazing and safety was provided by the vendor."
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 ...
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...
14 March 2018
"Camp is awesome money worthy experience. The place of the camp is majestic and the staff is extremely affable. The facilities are excellent with all amenities to make the stay memorable. The food is b...
25 April 2018
We did a 16km rafting from Sivpuri. Was an amazing experience altogether with 4 rapids. If I've a chance i would now go for a 26km rafting experience, which covers another 3 rapids. The guide Mr. Rake...
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 ...
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...
03 December 2017
"Guys who are reading this , you need safety kayaks when rafting. Obviously Rescue is faster with kayaks.what nobody realizes is , that having kayaks give you more freedom to float around and swim in w...
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 ...
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