Uttaranchal Tourist Place - Rishikesh Rafting Points

Rishikesh, the Yoga hub, needs no introduction. But apart from being very famous for yoga and spiritual practice, Rishikesh is a mesmerizing and serene place when it comes to relishing the nature. 

Yes, people visit here religious purpose and spirituality but there are thousands of others who visit Rishikesh for rafting and other adventures. River rafting, trekking, hiking, bird watching, bungee jumping, rock climbing are few of the adventure activities which you can explore in Rishikesh. 

But, the most popular one among these is white river rafting in Rishikesh. As Rishikesh is situated on the banks of the Ganges (Ganga), it provides all the ingredients for an adventurous and enjoyable white river rafting. 

To enjoy the thrill of river rafting, one can choose from various rafting points in Rishikesh and depend on the rafting packages.

Rafting from Kaudiyala (to Laxman Jhula) 

Rafting from Kaudiyala to Laxman Jhula is a very tough task and is recommended only for the experts. The stretch from Kaudiyala to Marine Drive, particularly, is full of major rapids ranging from grade III to IV. The Kaudiyala to Laxman Jhula stretch is approximately 36 kilometres. The course includes 13 major and challenging rapids that range from grade II and III to IV+ with the prominent ones being Denial Dip, The Wall, Black Money, CrossFire, Three Blind Mice, Return to Sender, Roller Coaster, Golf Course, Club House, Double Trouble, Hilton and Terminator. If you are a beginner in rafting or even an experienced one, we do not recommend this stretch to you. This is meant for only the professionals but if you still want to opt for it, it is up to you.

Rafting from Marine Drive (to Laxman Jhula) 

Rafting from Marine drive to Laxman Jhula takes approx. 6-7 hours and the stretch is 28 kilometres. Some of the popular rapids that one will be tackling in this stretch include Black Money, CrossFire and Three Blind Mice that ranges from grade II to III+. This river rafting package is also not considered for the beginners. 

Rafting Shivpuri (to Laxman Jhula) 

River rafting from Shivpuri is the most popular stretch for the rafting lovers. The Shivpuri rafting package is recommended for couples and family (and even children). The stretch is about 18 kilometres, which is quite fine even for the beginners. The major rapids on this stretch are Return to Sender, Roller Coaster, Golf Course and Club House.

Rafting from Brahmpuri (to Laxman) 

The rafting stretch from Brahmpuri to Laxman Jhula, which is also the easiest one, throws rapids like Double Trouble, Hilton and Terminator, which ranges from grade I to II+, at you. The rafting package from Brahmpuri to Laxman is popular among the couples, families and even children. 

Best time for rafting in Rishikesh

The best time for rafting in Rishikesh is from March to May end (till the monsoon appears) and then from September to December. Though nowadays, rafting in Rishikesh is on in January and February too. And rafting in January and February is completely fine if you are ready to bear the chilled weather and chilled water of the Ganges. But the peak rafting season in Rishikesh is from March to May. One must not consider river rafting in the monsoon season. This can be fatal and suicidal. 

Weather in Rishikesh 

The weather in Rishikesh in summer is very hot and humid as it is situated on the banks on river Ganga. The winters in Rishikesh are extremely cold but usually, there is bright sunshine as well in the daytime. 

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