It was month of May that we bunch of friends decided to take the experience of White Water river rafting. So, We hired a tempo traveller (as we were 10 people) from Delhi. It was 6 hour drive from Delhi.
We left early in the morning around 4'o clock and reached Rishikesh at 10'o clock. As soon as we reached, we were taken to our camps as per our tour package. The location of our stay was stunningly beautiful. What a location it was, Tents @bank of holy river, open & blue sky, bone fire in the night with your awesome friends.
The camps were quite nice, just what one needs for a rafting trip. Toilets are also quite decent. The place houses with double occupancy, and it gets really hot inside those tents. So always a better idea to sleep outside under the skies! It costs around Rs. 1500 per person for a 2D/1N trip including breakfast, lunch, 1 stretch of rafting & Dinner.
Later in the afternoon, we started our Rafting from Marine Drive to Shivpuri which took 2 to 3 hours to cover around 11km and it includes Some of the most popular rapids. Rafting is safe for non-swimmers as well but the deal is not to panic. Yes, you will not feel any ground beneath your feet when you are in water, but take the plunge and enjoy the current. It was really a ravishing experience & we loved every bit of it.
Except monsoon, which stretches from mid June to September, water rafting in Rishikesh is in huge demand. From February to May and from October to November witness the highest number of rafters onverging here from all over the world.