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Best Rafting Tours in Rishikesh

Located at the foothills of the Himalayas besides the mighty Ganges, Rishikesh is a famous holy city and a renowned centre for yoga and meditation. However this city attracts scores of visitors for the allure of its thrilling adventures offering the best camping and rafting tours in Rishikesh. It is a favorite destination among adventure enthusiasts in North India providing an unusual experience in the lap of Himalayas surrounded by lush green vegetation. The gurgling Ganges flowing through the rugged and uneven terrains makes for some of the most herculean rapids making Rishikesh a perfect location to enjoy and explore the lifetime experience of rafting in the famous river. The high speed and splashing of waves of Ganges are best to get yourself soaked with the adrenaline rush and have an engrossing encounter with adventure. From medium to tough rapids, Ganges flowing through Rishikesh provides one of the most challenging rafting experiences. River Ganges from the Gangotri glacier to Ganga Sagar is one of the most holy rivers in India.

 

Starting from Gangotri Glacier to Rishikesh it makes its way throughout the mountainous route with fun filled river rapids to have your adventure. From grade 1 to grade 5 this area has all kind of rapids for a perfect adventure. It also allows one of the most scenic vistas of the Shivalik Hills and the Ganges. Some popular places where you can embark on rafting to Rishikesh are Brahmpuri, Shivpuri, Marine Drive, Byasi, Kaudiyala, Kirti Nagar, Devprayag and Rudraprayag. Not only rafting is one of the favorite activities for adventure aficionados but also a fun filled experience for children and first timers as there are a number of places to visit in Rishikesh. Even non swimmers can engage in this splashing adventure on the Ganges as there are expert guides and high quality safety equipments that take care of your safety. Engage in the most memorable experience of rafting here with our assorted list of the best rafting tours and enjoy adrenaline pumping things to do.

Popular Packages

Package Name Duration Price Rating Details
Riverside Camping,trekking and Rafting in Rishikesh 2D 1N ₹ 950 5.0 star View Details
White Water Rafting on the Ganges 3 Hrs ₹ 600 4.0 star View Details
Adventure Stay at Ojas Resort in Rishikesh 2D 1N ₹ 2500 4.0 star View Details
5 Days / 4 Nights Alaknanda River Rafting Expedition, 2019 5D 4N ₹ 13500 4.0 star View Details
Corporate Team Outing at Shivpuri in Rishikesh 2D 1N ₹ 1500 4.0 star View Details
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    Another wonderful campsite in the holy city of Rishikesh. This campsite is another example of nature’s perfectness in making things. Enjoy your weekend away from the rut of the city life and get into the beauty of nature Rishikesh has to offer.Factual InformationThe camp...

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    About the Activity:Mark your calendar and flee to Rishikesh for an enthralling 3 hours adventure expedition.Get briefed about activities like rafting, kayaking and rappelling from experienced guides.Once familiar with all the tips and tricks, plunge into the rafts and...

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    Rishikesh
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    About the ActivitySpend 2 days and 1 night in the serene locales of Ojas Resort, Rishikesh.Catch the thrill of the Garhwal Himalayas and holy Ganges with rock climbing and rafting.Stay in authentically designed cottages and get connected with the beauty of Mother Natu...

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    About the Destination: This exciting on Upper Alaknanda river rafting adventure gives you the chance to satiate all your adventure cravings by offering you with a myriad of opportunities for white water rafting in the stunning surroundings of the Himalayas. This trip ...

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    About the Activity:Embark in this exciting outing along with your team and feel the fun and thrill while enjoying the stay at the Camp Shivpuri.Start your tour in Delhi and reach the tour locality in Shivpuri, Rishikesh, Uttarakhand.Enjoy your stay at the camp at the mos...

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    Rishikesh
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    About the Activity:Royale Rainbow Resort, Rishikesh is a  perfect place to re-bond with your family and friends which offers you the privilege to enjoy nature in the arms of the divine river Ganges and the lush green Himalayas while Rafting at Rishikesh. Stay in huge ...

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    Rishikesh
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    About the Destination: A haven for nature lovers and adventure addicts: the state of Uttarakhand attracts visitors from all over the world! The spiritual city of Rishikesh, the picturesque town of Deoria Tal, the blissful villages of Chopta , ultimately give way to th...

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    Rishikesh
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    About the Activity:Head out for an exciting river rafting from Brahmpuri to Ramjhula and feel the thrill as you try this exciting activity.Start your tour after reaching your base camp at Rishikesh and make yourself comfortable.Get served with hot buffet lunch and then s...

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    Rishikesh
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    Located on the banks of the beautiful Ganges River, camping at Ganga Rivera, Rishikesh strives for an amazing experience. Decked in the virgin beauties, this camp sustains the grandeur of an isolated beach and natural-untouched beauty surrounding it. You will be cr...

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    The Rishikesh Jungle Adventure Camping and Rafting
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    Factual InformationThe camping site is in the lap of nature. The pleasant sound of the rapids on the river echoes in the valley and camping around such is a lifetime experience in itself. As the area has Rajaji National park on both sides, a good variety of rare Himalaya...

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    Rishikesh
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    Factual InformationThis campsite is well settled in harmony with the river, jungle and the village of Khatiya. Situated on the banks of the tributary of Ganga, it is shadowed by the mountains and lubricated by the waters. The place will awaken all your senses with its vi...

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    Rishikesh
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    Rishikesh in Uttarakhand appeared on the world map when the famous boy band 'The Beatles' visited this spiritual city in the year 1968. But the popularity of this place isn't exactly that as it is more known from a long time as the rafting capital of the country of India...

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    Rishikesh
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    About the Activity: Rishikesh is the hub to fulfill all your adventure desires! Embark on an amazing bungee jumping and rafting adventure in Rishikesh along with your friends and family for a truly blissful experience.Boost up your adrenaline and feel your heart r...

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    About the Activity:Fixed departure: 18-10-2016Join this package for a good cause toward nature and feel solace. It is an 8 day long triathlon expedition for Ganga cleaning with activities like trekking, cycling and rafting.This expedition aims to collect all possible non...

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    Rafting Course with 5 Activities Combo in Rishikesh
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Traveller Tales from Rishikesh

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NIKETH MENON

03 March 2019

"Nestled in the midst of 9 hills offers breathtaking views of the Ganges. The camping experience is great. Hospitable staff. Food is decent. Weather is great. Its a little far off and drive might be a ...

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Divyani

31 August 2019

Camp located around hills which gave such a amazing view.. Gaurav and staff was so good..and so helpful and make us comfort so we can enjoy our full. Food, camp, cleaning and view all are amazing.. ...

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Nayanav Das

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 sta...

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Debosmitaa Sanyal

06 June 2019

The view is amazing. It is surprisingly calm and serene. The food is delicious. The staff is the best crew I've ever met they'll attend to all your needs and take the best care of you. the tents are re...

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Christy Rajan

04 February 2019

Simply amazing! Our guide Ravinder (Rabba) was exceptionally knowledgeable, polite, friendly, and professional. We tried the 16km run and hoping to complete a longer one next time with higher grade rap...

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Ravideep Singh

29 July 2019

1. Make sure you think of a way to reach from Rishikesh to the Camp Location. We had to take a cab in Rs.1500+200AC charges. 2. Food is amazing, People were great. 3. Pool party at night was Li...

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Kautilya Tripathi

18 October 2018

This place is awesome. Host name is Dinesh and he is really helpfull. The place is clean and food is very delicious. The host provide will put your comfort first. When going for rafting ask for john. C...

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Suraj Avula

27 January 2019

"A wonderful experience which only can be expressed after witnessing the beauty of the trip. Very neat and very conformable stay. For those who want to booze carry your own bottles. Food is provided an

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Vivekananda M

26 February 2019

"The place was neat and clean! Staff were kind and generous! Food was delicious! Trekking to near by waterfall was fun! Rafting which was arranged was fantastic and most experience! Over all 5/5."

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What You Should Know More About Rafting in Rishikesh

  • Q. Where is Rishikesh? How can I reach Rishikesh from Delhi?

    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.

    • Air: You can reach Rishikesh by air, train or bus. Jolly Grand is the nearest airport to Rishikesh approximately 15 km away. Multiple direct flights are available from Delhi, making it affordable and faster to fly to the area. From Delhi airport, it’s a 6 to 7 hour journey.
    • Train: Travelling by train is a little difficult. Although a quite branch connects Rishikesh to Haridwar, there are just three slow trains daily.
    • Road: From Delhi, the city is about 230 km away and is well-connected with buses. You can also drive down to Rishikesh, as the roads are great and the journey also has a pleasant scenery.

  • Q. When is the best time to visit Rishikesh for rafting?

    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.

  • Q. Where can we do rafting in Rishikesh?

    There are various places for rafting iin Rishikesh:

    • Kaudiyala to Marine Drive
    • Marine Drive to Shivpuri
    • Shivpuri to Brahmpuri
    • Brahmpuri to Rishikesh

  • Q. Can I go river rafting in Rishikesh if I don’t know swimming?

    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.

  • Q. What all should I carry while visiting Rishikesh for rafting?

    • Bathing suit, in case it is warm outside
    • T-shirt
    • Sunglasses (optional)
    • Eyeglass Straps (only if required)
    • Sunblock and lip balm are a must
    • Old sneakers or river shoes
    • Neoprene booties
    • A waterproof camera (the regular one might get damaged)
    • Water/Energy drink
    • Zip Lock Baggies (to keep small things dry)
    • Plastic Bag (to contain sneakers if they get wet)
    • Change of clothes (for the drive back)
    • Clean set of towels
    • Snacks and drinks (for the drive back)

  • Q. What are the rapid levels and grades for Rafting in Rishikesh?

    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.

    • Brahmpuri – Rishikesh (8-9km): Suitable for kids (10 and above), elderly, novice, phobic.
    • Marine Drive- Shivpuri- Brahmpuri- Rishikesh(16km) : Suitable for kids(16 and above), youngsters, experienced rafters, non-swimmers.
    • Marine Drive- Shivpuri- Brahmpuri- Rishikesh (25-26km): Youngsters, experienced rafters, non-swimmers.
    • Kaudiyala- Marine Drive- Shivpuri- Brahmpuri- Rishikesh(36 km): experts and experienced rafters

  • Q. Is there any age bar to indulge in the sport of river rafting in Rishikesh?

    Even though there isn’t a prescribed age bar, 13 to 45 can be considered the ideal age for undertaking such adventurous expeditions.

  • Q. Is Rishikesh Rafting safe for children and the elderly?

    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.

  • Q. What if I fall out of raft during rafting?

    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.

  • Q. What is the cost of rafting in Rishikesh?

    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.

  • Q. What is the distance between Shivpuri and Rishikesh?

    The distance between Shivpuri and Rishikesh is 660km. It takes 12 h 46 min to travel via Taj Express Highway.

  • Q. Is it safe to do camping in Rishikesh?

    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.

  • Q. Do mobile phones work at campsites?

    They rarely do. BSNL network is mostly found otherwise most private networks connect with a lot of difficulty.

  • Q. Is electricity available in tents?

    Solarelectricity can been generatedand used for various purposes. However, for budget camping, electricity is not always available.

  • Q. How are the toilets at the campsite?

    Clean and hygienic dry pit toilets are present. If you’ve opted for luxury camping, you’ll get even better washrooms.

  • Q. What must be worn for rafting?

    Swimsuits, fast drying shorts and appropriate river shoes should be worn. Don’t forget to carry a towel and dry clothes to change afterwards.

  • Q. Will we have any guide during rafting?

    Yes, for a maximum of three people, one guide would be present.

  • Q. How many people will be there on the raft at a single time?

    At normal water level, 3 - 6 people sit comfortably. If it is high water, 8 -10 people share the raft.

  • Q. Will there be life jackets provided to me during rafting?

    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.

  • Q. What all other water sports and adventure activities I can do in Rishikesh?

    • White water river rafting
    • Body surfing
    • Kayaking
    • Water rappelling
    • Zorbing
    • Canoeing
    • River crossing
    • Giant swing
    • Zip line
    • Air safari
    • Rock climbing
    • Flying fox
    • Cliff jumping
    • Valley crossing
    • Mountain biking
    • Trekking
    • Hiking
    • Nature walk
    • Paintball
    • Tree jumaring
    • Beach volleyball
    • Hot air ballooning
    • Angling
    • Paragliding
    • Wildlife safari

  • Q. Can we have alcohol/smoke during our stay at the campsites in Rishikesh?

    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.

  • Q. Can we do Bungee Jumping in Rishikesh? How much it will cost?

    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.

  • Q. Which all places are good for sightseeing in Rishikesh?

    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

    • TriveniGhat for Ganga Aarti
    • ParmatNiketan Temple
    • LakshmanJhula
    • RamJhula
    • NeelkanthMahadev
    • Kunjapuri Devi Temple
    • The Beatles Ashram
    • NeerGarh Waterfalls
    • Jumpin Heights
    • GeetaBhawan
    • Byasi
    • Kaudiyala
    • Bharat mandir
    • Rishi Kund
    • Terahmanzil temple
    • Vashishtha cave
    • Shivananda ashram
    • Nirmal ashram; the list is endless