Rafting is the most popular activity in Rishikesh. The strong currents and challenging rapids of river Ganga makes rafting in rishikesh a worth trying experience. Amazing landscapes, white water, and beautiful mountains are the highlights of a river rafting trip. So if you’re one who loves to take a plunge, then join us in our rafting adventure starting from Rishikesh. Don’t wait, Book your slots today, and let the adventure begin!
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The most popular rafting in Rishikesh, 16 km stretch starts from the adventure town – Shivpuri, and sails you down 12 km to the Nim beach area of Tapovan, Rishikesh. It is considered a fairly easy stretch suitable for adults experiencing river rafting for the first time.
Cost – Rs 1500 per person
Anyone who has experienced the thrill of 16 km rafting is a suitable participant for 26 km rafting. An advanced-level rafting stretch starts from a marine drive to Nim Beach, Rishikesh.
Cost – Rs 2000 per person
One of the shortest stretches in Rishikesh rafting. The 9 km rafting starts from Brahmapuri and ends in Nim Beach near Tapovan, Rishikesh. It is an ideal stretch for kids and older people who want to try rafting.
Cost – Rs 800 per person
The 35 km stretch from Kaudiyala to Nim Beach is the longest and most challenging route for rafting in rishikesh. This stretch will approximately take 6-7 hours to complete, and is only recommended for those with good rafting experience. The route starts in Kaudiyala, located 35 km from Rishikesh, and winds through the stunning Himalayan landscape before finishing in Nim Beach.
Cost – Rs 3000 per person
Note – Minimum 6 person are needed for this trip.
|Rafting in Rishikesh Routes||Duration||Cost per person|
|Brahmapuri to Rishikesh - 9 km||1:30 hr|
|Shivpuri to Rishikesh - 16 km||3 hr|
|Marine Drive to Rishikesh - 24 km||4-5 hr|
|Kaudiyala to Rishikesh - 35 km||7 hr|
Note - Above chart shows the rafting route, duration and cost of different rafting trips.
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River Rafting is a team building activity done on a raft on the water of river Ganga in Rishikesh. In rafting, one will experience extreme thrills as they navigate the white water rapids of the mighty Ganges and are surrounded by stunning natural beauty. It is a fun activity to enjoy on a Rishikesh trip. Thousands of adventure seekers come to Rishikesh every year to enjoy river rafting. Kids, adults and elderly people can also participate in the activity.
The best time to enjoy rafting in Rishikesh is from March to June when the weather is perfect for diving into the chilly waters of the Ganges River. However, rafting is available for all adventurers from October to mid-June each year. Please note that the activity is closed during the monsoon season, from July to September.
Brahmapuri, Clubhouse, Shivpuri, Marine drive, and Kaudiyala are the five rafting points in Rishikesh.
Jump off from 20 feet high cliff to down ganga river and experience the best water jump of your life. Cliff Jumping is included in every rafting stretch in Rishikesh and people call it “heart of River Rafting”. Guest needs not to pay any extra charges to participate in cliff jumping during their rafting tour.
Rapids are formed with waves and currents of the white water. Here are the different level rapids you’ll face while rafting in Rishikesh.
Grade I: These are the easiest rapids, with small waves and gentle currents. They are suitable for beginners and are generally safe for all ages.
Sweet Sixteen & Black money are two popular rapids of the Grade I level. One can experience them in a 9 km & 12 km rafting stretch.
Grade II: These rapids have medium-sized water waves along with some obstacles, such as rocks. They require a bit more skill and experience to navigate safely.
Hilton and Terminator & Double Trouble are grades II rapids. You’ll face these rapids if you opt for a 9 km & 16 km package for rafting.
Grade III: These are more challenging rapids with larger waves, tight turns, and unpredictable currents. They require a higher level of skill and physical ability to navigate safely.
Crossfire, Three Blind mice, Clubhouse and Roller Coaster, are the top four grade III rapids you can experience in rafting.
Grade IV: These are the most challenging rapids, with large waves, strong currents, and extreme drops. They are only suitable for experienced rafters.
The Great Wall, Golf Course, and Daniel’s Dip are three Grade IV rapids that are popular among rafters. If you want to experience these rapids, you should go on the 35 km From Kaudiyala to Rishikesh.
Yes. River Rafting is open in Rishikesh as of March 2023. To check latest schedule for rafting in rishikesh visit here.
River Rafting is completely safe in Rishikesh as our operators are certified by the Uttarakhand tourism department and follow proper safety norms. Even the guides are pros, have undergone rigorous training, and have tons of experience in conducting river rafting sport.
March to June is the best time to visit Rishikesh for river rafting as the weather is hot and ideal for being in the water. Moreover, these months are the peak season for activities like Rishikesh camping, bungee jumping, reverse bungee jumping, giant swing, flying fox, zipline, paragliding, and go-karting.
An additional charge of 2000 rupees for 8 person have to be bear the customer to get videography & pictures.
One can enjoy river rafting in Rishikesh without weight restrictions as long as the PFD jacket fits the person’s body.
Note – PFD is a person flotation device, a.k.a life vest or life jacket, which is mandatory to wear during a white water rafting trip in Rishikesh.
The minimum age for river rafting is 14 years in Rishikesh, and there is no upper age limit as long as the person is physically fit to participate in the rafting activity.
On average, rafting in Rishikesh usually ranges from 600 – 3500 rupees per person. This cost depends upon the distance and duration of the rafting course. Here are the popular rishikesh rafting stretches with their prices:
It is best to wear quick-drying, breathable clothes that will not become waterlogged and heavy. Trousers/shorts and t-shirts, made from polyester and nylon, are a good choice, as they will dry quickly and will not weigh you down in the water.
Avoid cotton clothes, which take a long time to dry and can make you feel cold and uncomfortable.
You should also wear a pair of water shoes or sandals that have a good grip and are designed to use in the water.
Yes, you have to pre-book your rafting slots in advance, as there are hardly any slots left for walk-in guests during peak season. So it’s a wise decision to book your rafting in advance. Also, people who prebook rafting slots get discounted deals as compared to those who book Rishikesh rafting on arrival.
Yes, river rafting is operational in December. Of course, we know it’s winter, and the water is cold at this time. Still, people who come to Rishikesh don’t shy away from participating in rafting and enjoy an altogether great experience.
Hell Yes! You can enjoy Rishikesh river rafting in February too. However, it’s winter, and the water is cold. But this doesn’t stop adventure enthusiasts from rafting and taking a plunge into the Ganga river.
Rafting is available in Rishikesh from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm everyday.
Here in Rishikesh, we have rafts that can accommodate up to 10 person. Out of 10, only eight seats can be booked, the other two are reserved for the guide and his helper.
No, there is no swimming experience required to participate in river rafting in rishikesh. You’ll wear PFD jackets that will keep you afloat on the river water.
Indiathrills.com provides the best river rafting services in Rishikesh. Their rafting operators are registered with the Uttarakhand government, use quality-tested safety equipment, and their guides are professionals with years of rafting experience.
The other good operators are Red chilli Adventures and Snow Leopard expeditions.