Rafting in Kali Sarada

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Time Required : 2-3 days

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Rafting in Kali Sarada, Almora Overview

A perfect destination for first time rafters and family adventure, a ride on the Kali Sarada River through eastern Kumaon region is simply mind blowing.

Get ready for an exhilarating rafting journey down a self-contained Kali Sarada River nestled amid the majestic Himalayas. Demarcating the India and Nepal border, the ride will take you past the wonderful stalactite and stalagmite formations, beautiful dense forest and quaint little villages opening up to nature’s treasure trove of eastern Kumaon region. With a serene beginning till the confluence of Rivers Kali and Saryu, the ride pumps up for occasional huge rapid making a descent to the plains on the final day. Pack your bags to enjoy this blood pumping activity amidst the calm environs of Uttarakhand.

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Availability of Clean Water

Yes, but it is advisable to ensure availability of clean drinking water in your custom package.

Availability of camping/shelter

The best way to fully enjoy this adventurous expedition is by camping. Almost all the tour operators offer camps near rafting site.

Safety Tips

Carry a compact first-aid kit just for safety. Stretch before you go in for the activity, and always plan the raft distance in your package carefully. If you are travelling with older people or children, find a suitable rafting stretch for them.

Things to carry

1) A compact first aid kit including medicines of importance. 2) Quick refreshments - energy drinks, energy bars 3) Bathing suits, shorts, river sandals, flip-flops, old sneakers 4) Waterproof camera bag, fresh batteries, waterproof lens 5) Plastic bags for carrying wet clothes

General Tips and Tricks

Best time to ride on the waves here is from March to April and October to December. Make sure you pay attention to all the instructions carefully given by the guide. Also prefer to go for the activity in groups of 4 or 6. Himalayansaga and Himalayanhills are few of the operators.

How to reach Rafting in Kali Sarada

  • Air: Pantnagar serves as the nearest airport to Kathgodam situated about 32 kms away. It is well connected to several cities via regular flights. To reach the beginning point of rafting Jhulaghat, one can hire a cab or a bus till Pithoragarh and then further towards your final destinations.

  • Rail: Kathgodam, situated about 88 kms from Jhulaghat is the nearest station to the place. Well connected to Delhi via frequent trains, once commute from station to Jhulaghat via buses or taxis that are easy to avail.

  • Road: Kathgodam serves as a gateway to the Kumaon Hills and thus to the commencing point of this thrilling rafting ride. State owned buses and private buses runs regularly from Delhi connecting this town to the neighbouring states and other North Indian states. Since Delhi is located nearly 300 kms from Kathgodam, the journey can be covered in a comfortable time of 6-7 hours.

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About Rafting in Kali Sarada

Cost of Activity : Starts at Rs. 18,900 per rafting for 6 days and 5 nights including meals.

Difficulty Level : Medium to challenging/III to IV Grade

Nearest Airport : Kathgodam

Nearest Railhead : Kathgodam

Nearest road city : Kathgodam

Region : Eastern Kumaon Region

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