1) Is rafting risky and
Rafting is an adventurous
activity full of thrill and fun. Thus, it involves some level of risk. Hence,
it is essential that proper safety measures are taken. One should definitely
enjoy the experience of white water rafting and also abide by the rules and
regulations mentioned, to avoid any kind of accident.
2) Is it safe to go rafting,
when one doesn’t know how to swim?
It is safe for
non-swimmers to go for white water rafting. Since, thorough safety measures are
taken. One has to mandatorily wear a ‘life
vest’ or personal flotation device (PFD).The guides who accompany you are
well-trained for any necessary rescue missions, to handle any kind of mishap.
3) How fit do I have to be,
to be eligible for rafting?
While rafting one
has to go up or down the river in a raft, especially paddle rafts. This means
moving the boat requires physical power; one has to be reasonably healthy to do
that. Feel free to consult a doctor, if your mind is filled with doubts and
queries regarding the same.
4) What should be my attire
A swim suit is
a preferable option, a t-shirt and shorts is also acceptable. It is suggested that
you avoid wearing cotton. Wear sturdy shoes and not wear flip-flops; one can choose
wear old tennis shoes, river shoes or water shoes. Do not forget to carry an
extra pair of clothes and a towel.
5) What are my chances of
falling out of the boat? What should I do, in this case?
There are very
few incidences, where one has fallen out of the boat. If you can swim it is one
of the exhilarating experiences to swim in the river. But, avoid getting off
the boat, because no matter how exciting it seems, it leads to disorientation.
Do not fear, if you fall of the boat accidentally, just follow your guide’s
6) Can I bring my camera or
One can surely bring a
camera or video camera along, but at their risk. There is a possibility that
there will be a professional photographer who would accompany your group. This
depends on the package offered. In case, you don’t wish to carry your personal
cameras, feel free to purchase these photographs.
7) What is the ideal time to
enjoy the sport?
The perfect time to enjoy rafting
is anytime between the months of September to June. January and February are
exceptionally awesome. Rafting is closed during the rainy season. Hence, one
can enjoy rafting with family and friends anytime, but during rains.
8) Is rafting safe for
children and the elderly?
The answer, to this question varies depending on the
trip chosen and the rules and regulations of each package. The factors
considered are depending upon the risk factors involved. If there is no
particular age limit specified, then children and elderly should feel free to go