Rafting is the most popular adventure sport in Uttarakhand. Swift-moving rivers offer a thrilling experience for white water rafters. These rivers flow through deep forests, rocky terrains, mountains and sometimes even along snowy slopes.
Ride the rapids on the Ganga, Kali and Tons rivers
Rafting is the most popular adventure sport in Uttarakhand. Swift-moving rivers offer a thrilling experience for white water rafters. These rivers flow through deep forests, rocky terrains, mountains and sometimes even along snowy slopes. Stretches along Alaknanda, Dhauliganga and Kali rivers have several challenging rapids. You can opt for a simple half-day tour or a four to five-day experience of rafting. Do make sure you have an experienced guide’s services.
Choose between simple or expert levels – whether you choose to negotiate fast and furious river currents or to gently float along the hillside.
The Alaknanda and Bhagirathi, are the main tributaries of the Ganga confluence at Devprayag. Their waters are of Grade IV to V.
Mori is where you go tossing in the turbulent Tons River. The power trip continues till Khunigad from where you can drive back to Mori for campfire and dinner.
You can also raft from Barkot to Lakhamandal and Damta to Yamuna Bridge, near Mussoorie. Over the years, many rafting camps have come up in these locations. The two stretches are absolutely safe for beginners.
Rafting courses are conducted by trained and qualified river guides of the Garhwal Mandal Vikas Nigam (GMVN). The courses includes, rafting, river-guide services, boarding and lodging.
Rafting trips are also organized by privately-run adventure clubs. Most camps are usually located between Shivpuri and Kaudiyala, upstream from Rishikesh on the way to Devprayag during the season i.e. from 1st November and 30th June.
From 1st November and 30th June
GOOD TO KNOW
It is perfectly safe for non-swimmers to go rafting in Uttarakhand. As long as you have a life jacket on, there is nothing to fear.
Shivpuri is the main White Water River Rafting hub in Uttarakhand.
Season – The season for River Rafting is from 1st of September to 30th of June.
IDENTIFIED RIVER RAFTING STRETCHES IN UTTARAKHAND
On river Ganga form Kaudiyala – Rishikesh : 36 Kms.
Name of Identified rapids on river Ganga from Kaudiyala
1- Daniel Dip 2- Wall 3- Butter fly 4- Black money 5- Three Blind mice 6- Cross fire 7- Body surfing 8- Shivpuri rapid 9- Return to center 10- Roller coaster 11- Tea Break 12- Golf Course 13- Club house 14- Initiation 15- Double-Triple 16- Hilton 17- Thanks god