Are you an adventure freak? Does water sports put you high on adrenaline? If answer to these questions is yes, then you should definitely try white water River rafting, which has become the most in-demand adventurous water sports in India.
Rishikesh, in last few years, has emerged as one of the most attractive spot for white river rafting. This sports in the holy city has won several hearts from all around the world. It not only the domestic travellers, but the admirers of this adventure activity also include international travellers from Japan, Korea and European countries.
Today, white water rafting has captured the itinerary of leisure travellers. This chunk of travellers could be divided into students, families, and corporate travellers.
The water sports has also boosted the prospects of Uttarakhand Tourism. Many other activities along with water rafting are emerging in this region. There are a number of beach camps and forest camps emerging in Uttarakhand for the convenience of tourists camping in Rishikesh. This number is constantly going up with the increasing number of adventurers participating in white water river expeditions in Rishikesh.
The main stretch of White Water River Adventure in Rishikesh advances from Kaudiyala to Rishikesh.
This is approximately 40 kilometers up by road from Rishikesh. However, if you travel by boat from Kaudiyala to Laxman Jhoola, the distance is 36 kilometers. The splashing course along with several whirlpools passes through popular beaches like Byasi, Marine Drive, Shivpuri, and Brahmpuri.
There are many irregular waves, rocks and other obstacles awaiting you while you participate in white water rafting in the Ganges.
The course has 13 major and challenging rapids. They range from grade II and III to IV+ . The prominent ones are Denial Dip, The Wall, Black Money, Cross Fire, Three Blind Mice, Hilton and Terminator.
Rafting in Rishikesh from Kaudiyala to Laxman Jhula is a little difficult task. Overall, it takes approx. 8-9 hours combating all 13 major rapids.
A lifetime experience, it should be tried at least to put adrenaline rush on high.