River Rafting in Kullu Manali is done along the River Beas and is considered ideal for expert rafters as well as beginners. The section of rafting starts from a small district called Pirdi and it flows through various locations like Bajaura, Sarabai, Bhuntar, Shamshi, Mohal, Raisol and Katrain.
Rafting in Kullu Manali usually starts at 10:00 AM and takes about 1.5 hours. It is open throughout the year and people are advised to avoid the time when there is heavy rainfall which can lead to the rise in water level. Many service providers organize the sport of rafting in Manali and offer rafting gear on rent including raft, helmet, life-jacket and oars. Tented accommodation, campfires and bonfires are available on demand. The total cost of rafting in Kullu-Manali ranges from INR 500 to INR 2000 per person.
Air: Kullu has its own airport situated 14 kms from Manali. Other options are Bhuntar (50 km) which is connected to Delhi and other major cities by regular flight service. Shimla (231 km) and Dharamshala (240 km) are the other alternatives.
Rail: If rafting is on your calendar, then travelling by train is an easy option with Jogindernagar being the nearest railways station. Regular train services connect Manali to other major cities of India. Located 166 km away, there are alternatives including Chandigarh (345 km), Ambala (358 km) and Pathankot (325 km). From here, one can hire a cab or take bus till Raison Village.
Road: One of the most popular options of travelling to Manali is by bus. Regular bus services, both state owned and private, plies regularly between various local cities and other neighboring states. Apart from being a cheap option, it is also the convenient option. Further you can hire a cab or a bus to reach your final destination.
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Cost of Activity : Starts at Rs. 550 per rafting covering a particular distance.
Difficulty Level : Medium to challenging/ II and III Grade
Nearest Airport : Kullu
Nearest Railhead : Jogindernagar
Nearest road city : Manali
Region : Raison District
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