Time Required : 0.5 days - 2 days
Cost : INR 450 to INR 1800 per person depending upon the stretch, time and difficulty level
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Rafting in Rishikesh particularly is hands down the best; one could endeavour in India. From the gifted natural circumstances to the top professional assistance, the place has just the best to offer. There are some certified operators, whose safety arrangements are well in place, and there are customised packages for camping and rafting at Rishikesh. Your food, water and rafting arrangements are taken care of by operators if you want a stress free outing. The peak season sees Rishikesh pretty crowded, so you can keep a check over that detail when you are planning.
Season for Rafting in Rishikesh : Mid-February to May is the best time to do rafting in Rishikesh. However, the rafting remains open throughout the year except for the Monsoon Season, which starts mid-June and lasts till September.
Tips for Rating : Please note - You are not required to know swimming to do water rafting
Grade 1- Easy drive, with no risk usually preferred for children and people of old age. Black Money, Sweet Sixteen, Good Morning, Body Surfing are some popular examples of Grade 1.
Grade 2 - Rocky obstacles with easy manoeuvre required. Club House, Initiation, Double Trouble, Hilton, Terminator, falls in the Grade 2 category. Both Grade 1 and 2 could be enjoyed by Non- Swimmers.Grade 3- Many profound obstacles with boat shaking difficulties; require some amount of skill to pass by. Even the much adventurous non- swimmers could join the crew. Three Blind Mice, CrossFire, Roller Coaster, Golf Course, and Return to Sender are used as Grade 3 spots.
For a splendid rafting moment, you need a perfect rafting instructor. Some of the prominent people with rafting in their blood, and the will to spread the same are as follows
Ganga Valley Adventures
Near-Union Bank, Rishikesh, Uttarakhand
Red Chilli Adventure
Luxman Jhula Road, Tapovan, Rishikesh
Phone: 0135 2434021
Rishikesh Rafting Trip
Opp.Omkarananda Sarasvati Nilyam School, Kailash Gate, Rishikesh, Uttarakhand
Near Nainital Bank, NH-58, Badrinath Road, Rishikesh
Camp River Zone Rishikesh
Mohan Chatti, Near ABS Yoga School, Rishikesh
The packages prepared by these operators are typically of one night stay which includes 1 Lunch, 1 Snacks, 1 Dinner & 1 Breakfast. It also includes adventures sports like Body Surfing, Cliff Jumping, Village Trekking. The camping activities would include activities like Jungle Camping, Bonfire, Volleyball, Badminton, Soft ball Cricket etc. The minimum package starts from the base price of about 1700/- and can go high according to the camp quality and number of adventure sports conducted