Kaudiyala to Rishikesh
This stretch is strictly for the experienced ones. Not only is the long stretch very tiring, but also very difficult. It is a test of the strength, determination, and skill of the rafters. The Wall, one of the rapids on this stretch, is considered as one of the most difficult rapids around the world.
Length covered 34km
Approx time: 8 hours (this includes snacks and lunch depending on the time you choose for rafting)
Toughest Grade: Grade 3, 4 and 5
Approx Cost: Rs. 2500 per head
Best time for River Rafting in Rishikesh:
The rafting season in Rishikesh begins post-monsoons. However, the low temperatures during December – January makes it very difficult to enjoy rafting in this period. So, September to November and February to May is considered as the best season for river rafting in Rishikesh.
List of items to be carried for rafting in Rishikesh:
Before you give a kick start to your adrenaline-pumping water sport make sure you have the following necessary accessories which will be of great use and help.
• Swimming costume & quick drying shorts
• Sunglasses with retaining cord (for sensitive eyes)
• Sunscreen Lotion
• Waterproof disposable camera with extra battery (if you don’t want to miss those moments)
Energy bars or energy drinks, Zip lock waterproof bags
Towel and extra undergarments, plastic bags
• Only use river sandals & old sneakers, strictly no flip flops