River rafting in Rishikesh


River rafting in Rishikesh

Rishikesh is a small city in the state of Uttarakhand in northern India, and enjoys a global fame as the capital of the world of yoga and meditation. Located on the banks of the Ganges River, the city is also a gateway to the mighty Himalayas and is a symbol of immense natural beauty and grandeur. This famous spiritual city has a large number of temples.

There is a legend with the name of this city which states that when the sage Raibhya performed penance, the Lord appeared to him as Rishikesh (God of Gods) and hence the place got his name. Rishikesh is the most suitable place for tourists seeking a spiritual and peaceful environment.

River rafting is the best adventure in Rishikesh. You should be a part of this activity while living in Rishikesh. It is known as the land of arson water sports. If you are a courageous person then you must go for it. It is a daring game and super fun activity for the people. Rafting is done on white water, hence it is also called white water rafting.

To enthral yourself with the extraordinary waters and rapids of Ganges, you can book a rafting trip from your city  and have a memorable adventure. Water rafting in Rishikesh is obviousely a fun for non-swimmers too, as the guide take care of your safety with his skills and techniques in the Ganga river.

River rafting is generally organised from a start point named Shivpuri, where you start travelling downstream. From the town to Shivpuri through the hills the 28 km drive can take from 30 – 50 minutes. Rafting from Shivpuri to Laxman Jula is a 16 km rafting stretch and covers some exciting rapids. River Rafting is for groups of young to middle-aged people only and is pretty safe. There are many water river grades from easy to extremely difficult. As you begin your rafting with a group, trainer of boat tells you about techniques and skills that how to control your boat in water. You will encounter a number of water rapids, and no doubt you will be required to sail over by your power and skills. This will take around 30 minutes to 2 hours long, If you getting tired due to the physical work that you will do, no worry! Ganga river water will keep you refreshed and energetic by splashing water all over you. In a middle of river during rafting you may get a delicious maggi and tea at a maggi point. Everyone stops here to eat tasty maggi. Here, the Views are awesome and exciting in the middle of the ice cold Ganga river. After reaching a calm part of the river, the guide will ask you to jump into the Ganga river, if you want to feel the coldness and take a bath in Ganga. It’s a best part of rafting because It will be a thrilling experience for you guys. A visit to Rishikesh is so incomplete without river rafting. You must do this adventure once in a life.

Major Attractions

Laxman Jhula, Ram Jhula, Paramarth Niketan Ashram, Triveni Ghat, Shivanand Ashram, Bharat Mandir, Trimbakeshwar Temple, Laxman Temple, Yog Niketan Ashram, Swarg Ashram, Geeta Bhawan, Vasishta Cave, Neel Cave, Sacha Akhileshwar Temple, Ayyapa Temple

How to Reach

Rishikesh is connected to all major cities of Uttarakhand, like hridwar, Deharadun etc. Rishikesh is well connected Delhi, people can go by car from delhi to hrishikesh. It is a good option for a hassle free traveling specially for foreign tourists who are traveling to India for the first time. It’s a 6 to 7 hours journey.

Jolly Grant airport at Dehradun is the nearest airport to Rishikesh which is approximately 35 kilometres away.

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