Adventures Rapid Ride in Rishikesh
Do you wish to ride the rapids? That’s another way of saying river rafting in a commoner’s language. Gurgling rivers and tall mountains await you in Rishikesh because it is the ultimate destination for river rafting. While Rishikesh is known for river rafting, there are other activities you can enjoy which include body surfing, trekking, waterfall hunt, bungee jumping and the list goes on.
In a nutshell, City is ideal for those who are looking for adrenaline rush. Here we are with a list of the best 4 spots for rafting in Rishikesh. Are you ready to take a quick look at the list?
For starters, you need to know the best month for rafting. There are some months when it is not available due to weather reasons.
- September to November
- February to June
This is the best time to visit the place and indulge in this adventure activity. You will find a number of adventure sports shops on the way. Contact your hotel/airbnb host for rafting deals. It usually costs Rs. 450 to Rs. 1000. It totally depends on the kilometers you are covering.
List of the 4 Best Spots for Rafting in Rishikesh
Just so you know, these are the rafting stretches you would find in Rishikesh. Each stretch can be chosen by the adventurer and most of the operators check the fitness level for longer stretches.
1. Brahmapuri to Rishikesh
This stretch is ideal for novices or amateurs who are new to the rafting adventure. In case you have phobia of water or you are not a swimmer, you can opt for this stretch. Swimming skills is not mandatory because the guide gives you a life jacket to wear. It takes about 2 hours to cover the whole stretch. In this stretch, you will find Grade I and II rapids. If you are going along with your kids or older members, this could be an exciting and safe experience. The stretch covers 9 km.
2. Shivpuri to Rishikesh
It takes 3 hours to cover 16 km and this has Grade II and III rapids. River Ganga shows you the true wild side of her with crazy rapids on your way. If you have crossed Grade I and II before, it would be wise to opt for this one. It will make your heart skip a beat! Are you looking for true adventure? Well, this is the best stretch for you.
3. Marine Drive to Rishikesh
This stretch covers 24 km and is the most exciting one. You will get Grade II and III rapids which include Shivpuri Rapid, Black Money, Cross Fire and Three Blind Mice. With 14 rapids on the way, you are sure to remember God because this one is not for the faint-hearted.
4. Kaudiyala to Rishikesh
The 36 km stretch is covered in about 7 hours. The major rapid here is the Great Wall and Daniel Dip. If you are ready for a Grade IV+ rapid then this one is the right choice for you. It will be a once-in-a-lifetime experience because this is meant for professionals. If you are able to cross this one without difficulties, you are certainly a PRO!
Words from the Wise
That’s all, folks! Those are the only four rapids that will add thrill to your life. Rishikesh is a fun place to be and you can be a part of many other adventure activities. Don’t forget to give it a try because life is short and it should be filled with thrill and excitement. While you are in Rishikesh, do trekking, rock climbing, body surfing, bungee jumping and rafting. It will be a superlative experience!