Raft on the Bhagirathi River, feeling the rush of gushing water of the main tributary of River Ganga. The thrill of the activity is one of the best you will ever have.
The exciting rafting trip on the Bhagirathi River is an excellent way for adventure seekers to satiate their hunger. Packed with bundle of spirits, the waves ride you through the rustic villages, traverse through a splendid gorge and enter right into the confluence of Alaknanda and Bhagirathi before meeting the River Ganga. Flowing right through the heart of Himalayas, one also gets the chance to see the nature at its very best. So pack your bags and get ready for a tryst with river.
Yes, but it is advisable to ensure availability of clean drinking water in your custom package.
The best way to fully enjoy this adventurous expedition is by camping. Almost all the tour operators offer camps near rafting site.
Best time to ride on the waves here is October to May Water is quite cold during month of winters. Also prefer to go for the activity in groups to avoid any case of cheat.
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.
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
Cost of Activity : Starts at Rs. 1600 per rafting per day including one night stay.
Difficulty Level : Medium to challenging/III to IV Grade
Nearest Airport : Dehradun
Nearest Railhead : Rishikesh
Nearest road city : Tehri
Air: Situated at a distance of 91kms, Jolly Grant Airport serves as the nearest airbase to Tehri Dam. It is connected to Delhi by daily flights and can be easily approached from Tehri by taxi available outside the airport.
Rail: Well connected to many major cities via frequent trains, Rishikesh is the nearest railway station to Tehri Garhwal. Taxi or bus can be availed outside the station for a comfortable ride to the desired destination via well maintained road.
Road: Tehri offers a well maintained network of roads that helps it to connect with several neighbouring cities as well as the states. One can hitch a ride on state owned buses or private buses to Tehri. Transport in form of bus and taxi is also available from cities like Dehradun, Mussoorie, Rishikesh, Uttarkashi and Haridwar etc.
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