Rafting is the one of the adventure sport for which the youth visits Rishikesh. No one ever would miss a chance of trying out adventure sports when in Rishikesh. This place has a lot to offer to almost people of all age groups. The older and middle-aged generation visits the land to purify their souls in the holy water of the Ganges. The youth definitely visits for their adrenaline rush. There are ample of adventure sports available in Rishikesh such as bungee jumping, white water river rafting, reverse bungee jumping, zip lining and many more. Being a hydrophobic person, I was in two minds when I stepped into Shivpuri for rafting. Every instructor makes sure that you have ample of fun, but at the same time ensures your safety. Before you step on the raft, there are safety instruction demonstrated by the instructors. In any case, you shouldn't panic when you step into the river. You must have faith in yourself and of course, the Ganges and your instructor. We went for the 16 kms rafting, which included about 9 rapids. Roller Coaster, Return to Sender, Double Trouble and Golf Course are the major rapids in the stretch. I thought I almost died when I plunged in the river. The water was refreshing even in the scorching heat and the instructor made sure that we had an amazing time during our rafting. It takes a lot of courage even to plunge in still water. Rafting below the Lakshman Jhula was a beautiful sight. It was a once in a lifetime achievement that is of the bucket list now. Everyone should take a tour of river rafting in the Ganges, without the fear of water. It is more of the belief that Ganga maiyaa will save you, even when the life jacket fails. We returned tired to our camp and the cloudy weather greeted us back. At night, the bonfire added a distinct vibe to the noise of crickets and ripples of the river. Next morning, we were all set to head back to Delhi after a visit to the Neer Jharna.