Teesta River Rafting, Kalimpong Overview

Teesta River with its green surroundings is the best choice for Rafting in Kalimpong. The rafting trips in Teesta river starts mostly at Melli Bridge and culminate at Geilkhola in Kalimpong. Get ready for the excitement and roller coaster rapids on the Teesta River exploring the mesmerizing beauty of North East region of India.

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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

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

The best time to raft on SubansiriIver is from March to June and September to November. Avoid visitng during the months of heavy rainfall i.e. July and August. 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, 6 or 8 as per the operator you choose.

How to reach Teesta River Rafting

  • Air: If you are ready to float away with the waves in Teesta River, the nearest airport is at Bagdogra near Siliguri (West Bengal). It is situated 125 kms from the capital city of Sikkim, Gangtok.

  • Rail: New Jalpaiguri serves as the nearest railway station, again near Siliguri, and is linked with Gangtok with a several trains. Further Gangtok owns an extensive network of railways connected to several North east cities including Guwahati.

  • Road: One can easily reach the destination from the Northern region of West Bengal. Cities like Darjeeling (45 kms), Siliguri (52 kms), Kalimpong ( 15 kms) are directly connected to the capital city. However, itÕs not safe to go by road during monsoon season.

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About Teesta River Rafting

Cost of Activity : Around Rs. 3500 per boat

Difficulty Level : Moderate
Grade II to Grade IV 

Nearest Airport : Bagdogra

Nearest Railhead : New Jalpaiguri

Nearest road city : Gangtok

Region : North East Region, Dibrugarh

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