Most popular spot for white water rafting in India is the River Ganga. Undoubtedly, River Ganga is the best places to raft. You can enjoy river rafting in Ganges, Rishikesh that is situated in Uttrakhand’s Garhwal Himalaya has a number of activities to do!. Here, you can pick the stretch for rafting depending upon your preferred difficulty level. There is a 16 km long stretch in Rishikesh that takes you from Shivpuri to Lakshman Jhula.
Amidst this stretch, you’ll experience rapids from Grade I to Grade IV. It is one stretch that filled with rapids and whirlpools and has been tried by renowned celebs like Brad Pitt. Here, there are a total of 13 rapids and some of them have really curious names such as Three Blind Mice, Tee Off and Golf Course, Return To Sender, Double Trouble, Roller Coaster, etc. This stretch is a beautiful amalgam of scenic beauty of the Kumaon Mountains and the serenity of the white sand river beaches.
Besides this, there are other stretches too that can be enjoyed by you such as Mandakini’s 26 km stretch leading you from Chandrapuri to Rudraprayag which has abundant of higher grades, 12 km long stretch from Matli to Dundathat has a mixture of basic, moderate and difficult grades, 12 km long stretch from Dharasu to Chham, Harsil to Uttarkashi set on the River Bhagirathi which is again a delightful mixture of grades and a 20 km stretch from Jangla to Jhala that is a mixture of grades.
Types of Rapids: Grade I to Grade IV
Best Season for Rafting: Mid September to Mid June
Approx. Cost: Price starts from Approx.. 1600 INR per person, with meal rafting camping near river
Distance Covered: Approximately 16 to 36 km.