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    White Water Rafting in Himachal is an excellent adventure sport which has gained popularity over the past decade. To enjoy the experience and thrills of river rafting, one should head to Himachal Pradesh using the jeep safari.

    Himachal Pradesh in a few words cannot be described as the abundant options available. But let's just call it the Mecca of river rafting up north India. Now even you along with your loved ones can travel to Himachal Pradesh to enjoy this sport or indulge in trekking. Go on terrific Chanderkhani pass trek to experience trekking.

    Best time for river rafting

    Summers are the best for river rafting in Himachal Pradesh. It is when the snow capped mountains melt to give its waters to the ever hungry rivers. This also makes the rivers speedy and volatile, making it a wonderful challenge for river rafters out there. Every adventure seeker and nature enthusiast would love rafting in the waters of these rivers, for Himachal Pradesh knows very well how to quench the thirst and the ambition for powerful challenge seekerssuch as rock climbing enthusiasm with kayaking.

    Why Himachal Pradesh river rafting is so famous

    The rivers of Himachal Pradesh are exciting and tough to conquer, driving up the spirit and the adrenaline of the river rafters no doubt. It is a challenge to the body, mind and soul and with waters that run at speeds above the levels of human reach, any adventure seeker with grit and determination would want to overcome the challenge, while having fun as well.

    Moreover, when you are busy taming the wild force of nature, the banks on either side of the rivers in Himachal Pradesh is densely populated with flora and fauna (which you can watch while you go on a hot air ballooning journey) that would leave you breathless. It is an out of the world experience, one of a kind which would make you come back for more.

    The popular spots in Himachal Pradesh for rafting

    The four main rivers of Himachal Pradesh are Sutlej, Ravi, Beas and Chenab, each of them popular as the other in its own rights for river rafting. The four rivers are almost parallel to one another. Meandering through Lahaul-Spiti, Kullu, Pangi, Chamba, and Kangra, even through the valley of Sutlej as well.

    The best part is they all flow North West and in the same direction, so now you can only imagine the speeds at which they travel. This is why the four rivers are known to be hotspots or Meccas for river rafting in Himachal Pradesh.

    Here is a list of the popular river rafting spots in Himachal Pradesh

    •  You can be at River Sutlej, Shimla to experience the wild waters and enjoy the flora and fauna around.
    • Another option would be testing the waters of River Ravi, Chamba. And while doing that don't miss out on the tribal settlements that dot the landscape on either side of the banks.
    • If you are an amateur and would like to experience the thrill of river rafting, the Chamera Lake, Dalhousie is for you.
    • Both amateurs and experienced rafters have given five stars to the experiences of river rafting at the River Chandrabhaga, Lahaul.
    • For beginners and amateurs who would like to try river rafting in Himachal Pradesh, River Beas, Kullu screams of adventure and thrills.
    • The famous Pandoh Lake, Kullu is apt for you if you want a thrilling experience while river rafting, don't miss out on the species of birds that come visiting.
    • Another place for beginners would the famous Gobind Sagar Lake, Bilaspur, and finally,
    • The famous and well known River Spiti, Spiti Valley where trekking in Himachal along with water sports happens

    When should you arrive at Himachal Pradesh for the experience?

    The best time to be in Himachal Pradesh for river rafting ventures and thrills would be from early October until the end of April. If you get there during the winters for rafting in Himachal, which is December and January, you wouldn't find river rafting services around, since the biting cold winters withdraw it all. And certainly, you aren't advised to river raft or go kayaking in Himachal during the monsoons, since the rivers are way above from being wild and the currents are violent and unpredictable. At that time you can opt for trekking and one of the most adventurous trek of Himachal is Pin Parvati Pass.

    For more thrilling experiences, do get in touch with thrillophilia! And book your tour from the best packages of Himachal.


Rafting in Himachal Pradesh

Attractions

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Key Monastery

While Himachal Pradesh is home to a dozen different monasteries, this spectacular place is not just the biggest, but also the oldest one around. A must visit tourist place in Spiti Valleythe Key Gompa is encircled by picturesque mountains and soothing valleys.

A wonderful example of monastic architecture and decorated with beautiful paintings, murals, manuscripts, and wind instruments – the Kye attracts history and cultural buffs round the year. If you are seeking spiritual enlightenment, the monastery is home to a large number of nuns, monks, and lamas who receive their religious education here.

If you plan to visit during June-July, you’ll also get to witness the beautiful festival involving Chaam dancers, lamas and a devil made out of butter!

Location: Spiti Valley, Lahul.

Best time to visit: May to October.

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Kareri Lake

Very few people who like stillness around such hypnotic places, pick Kareri Lake amongst the other places to visit in Kangra. Emerging from the heart of the Dhaulandhar range, this scintillating lake is one of its creation. The lake freezes in the winters leaving behind a revitalizing breeze. A major magnetism is the trekking experience during which you can partake in activities like Tyrolean Traversing. 

Although, only experienced people go for this since it is conducted on higher altitudes. It also forms the base for trekking further into this mountain range to Bagga and Rewa until one finally reaches the end point-Guna Devi Temple. You can bow down at the ancient Shiva and Shakti temple by the lake, a devotional place for many.

Where exactly: 
2 km ahead of Sari Village.
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Bijli Mahadev Temple

Kullu has a huge history in its sack. It also homes one of the most beautiful temples in India. Bijli Mahadev Temple stands out from all the other temples due to its serenity and scenic beauty.  It is located at a height of 2460 m above sea level. This temple is a “Kash” style temple in which Lord Shiva is in the form of Shiva Lingam.

The temple can be reached easily after crossing the Beas River. It is located 22 km away from Kullu. The higher ground surrounding the temple offers a panoramic view of the Paravati and Kullu valley. The glistening 60 feet staff of Bijli Mahadev is visible from a very long distance. Legend says that this temple gets struck by lightning every year.

This is why the temple is named after lightning.  The lightning distorts the position of the Shiva Linga. The priest of the temple attaches it again using tattoo and butter as an adhesive. To reach this temple, you will have to perform a 3 km moderately difficult trek uphill. It is an easy trek for younger persons. 

Distance from Kullu Bus Stand to Bijli Mahadev Temple: 
The distance from Kullu Bus Stand to Bijli Mahadev Temple is 5.6 km.

Location: 
Kashawri, Himachal Pradesh, 175138.

Opening Timings: 
The temple follows the opening and closing timings of other temples usually.
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Kinner Kailash Circuit Trek

Popularly known as “Parbat Of Lord Shiva”, this mountain is perched at an altitude of 6500 meters above the sea level. The alluring landscapes of this place make it the most popular tourist spot in Kalpa. People, in large number, visit this place to take the holy Parikrama, which kickstarts from Morang and continues till Kalpa.

Kinnaur Kailash is situated amid breathtaking valleys, lush green gardens, snow-clad mountains, and gushing rivers. What further adds to the significance of this site is the holy Shivling of Lord Shiva. The Shivling is nestled on the Kailash rage at a height of around 4800m. With its religious significance and panoramic landscapes, it is one of the finest places to visit in Kinnaur.

Location:
 Kailash mountain range. Kinnaur, Himachal Pradesh

Timing: 
It can be visited at any time of the day.

Entry fee: 
No entry charges.

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Kuthar Fort

Kuthar Fort is placed in the undying serenity of the Himalayas. The fort spans over an area of about 52.8 square kilometers and is located in the middle of the exotic background, pools as well as the beautiful gardens.

Location: Kuthar Fort is located at a small distance from both Arki and Subathu that are both an hour away from the Shimla airport, Jubbarhatti. Situated in Solan, the fort is one of the key attractions here.

Highlights: Some sectors of the forth are as old as 800 years however there are some new sectors that have been built and are a mere 8 decades old. Stretched in the large area of the region, there are a number of fresh-water springs flowing through here. It is surrounded by different picturesque locations such as the Gurkha Fort from Subathu, Kunihar, and Kasauli hill station.

Best Time: Open all year round.
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Bhrigu Lake

A blasting blue Brighu Lake sits cozily between two high-elevation edges towards the east of Rohtang Pass. One of the numerous cold lakes in Kullu Valley, this lake makes for an immaculate weekend trek and is appropriate for families. 

The noteworthy thing about this trek is that one can achieve an amazing elevation of 14,000 feet and experience snow over the second day of trekking! To add to that, the outdoors grounds at Rola Kholi and Pandu Ropa offer dream-like perspectives to wake up to. 

Bhrigu Lake is only 14 km far from the street head of Gulaba. On a splendid sunny day, the lake is a soaked shade of overlook me-not blue. Bhrigu Lake Trek is especially popular for trekking in Manali.
Amid winter, the lake, secured in the snow, will leave exceptional pictures in your psyche. 

Trekking to the lake is as pacifying as being at the lake itself. On Day 1, backwoods trails from Gulaba to Rola Kholi outdoors grounds take you through valuable old towns, welcoming apple plantations, clear rivulets, and greenfield lands. The trail ensures stunning perspectives of Kullu Valley, which gets to be prettier and prettier as you rise.

Preferred Season
: May-Sep

Maximum Elevation:
14000

Duration
: 4 day

Difficulty Level
: High.

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Chanderkhani Pass

Chandarkhani Pass is located at a height of 3,660 meters above the sea level. This pass is known for its scenic beauty and excellent trekking trails in the Himalayan range. It is treated as one of the best tourist places in Kullu because of the marvelous views, breathtaking landscapes and exclusive trails to follow and make your trip memorable.

You can get the fabulous views of Pir Panjal ranges, Deo Tibba Peak, Parbati mountain range from this pass. The pass takes you to the famous village of Malana through a way between Pulag and Rumsa. The trekkers are introduced to hilly and remote cultures of Himachal Pradesh in this trek. The horizon in this place is a treat for the nature lovers.

The region is also named as the “Valley of Gods”. A legend says that the deity named Jamlu had a basket full of gods. Once he opened his basket in the area. A sudden gust of wind dropped all the gods from the basket. Each fell to the ground and became peaks named after them as Indrasan, Pir Panjal, Deo Tibba, and Parbati.

The top of Chanderkhani pass in Himachal Pradesh is a 360-degree meadow from where you will get the panoramic view of these mountain tops.

Location:
 East of Katrain, Kullu, 175101.

Distance from Kullu Bus Stand to Chanderkhani Pass:
 The distance from Kullu Bus Stand to Chandarkhani Pass is 49 km and it takes 57 minutes to commute. There are interstate buses which will help you with the travel so there is no need to worry about it.

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Kufri Fun World

Jam-packed with enthralling adventures and activities, Kufri Fun World is one of the most amusing tourist places in Kufri. Be it Zip-lining, sky swinging, bungee ejection or mirror maze, haunted house this campus has all of it.

Apart from these, you can also enjoy snow skiing, go-karting, infinity room, and several other surprising adventures which will make you visit this place over and over again. 

Location:
 NH 22, Kufri, Himachal Pradesh 171209.

Timings:
9:30 am to 5:30 pm on all days.

Entry fees:
The entry is free but you need to pay for the rides and adventures you take.

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Chandratal Lake

Chandra Tal is also known as "Moon Lake" is the source of the Chandra River. It is one of the finest treks for trekking in Manali. It was at one time a provisional spot for brokers from Tibet and Ladakh who went to Spiti and the Kullu valley, however today it draws in countless devotees from over the world. 

Situated at a height of 4300 m, Chandra Tal Lake is only 6 km far from the Kunzum Pass in Spiti and Lahaul locale of Himachal Pradesh condition of India. Strolling on Chandra Tal trek will offer an extreme ordeal like the experience of setting off to the moon. 

You will go through two high mountain ranges named Moulkila and Chandrabhaga, which are entirely trying for mountain dwellers. Further, you will see the delightful snow-shrouded mountain tops and slants. There is an unbelievable story connected with this lake.

Sea Preferred Season son: June - mid-Oct

Maximum Elevation: 4250 mts/14000 ft

Duration: 10 day

Difficulty Level: High

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