Uttrakhand with its tag line “Simply Heaven” expresses itself and spellbound tourists from all over the world. Rishikesh is one of the top destinations for tourism and it offers much, beyond expectation. Rishikesh with its divine beauty is known for a spiritual and holy place as one sided other side offers the most adventurous and outdoor activities like Rafting, River side camping, Trekking, Cliff Jumping, Body Surfing, Flying Fox, Giant Swing, Bungee Jumping etc. Rishikesh extends an adventure with its irregular mountainous trekking and Rafting in most burbling and revving river Ganga and its confluent rivers. Rishikesh offers an excellent environment for adventure freaks. Guarded by impregnable Himalayas and surrounded by lush green picturesque flora Rishikesh is just 245 kms from the nation’s capital New Delhi. If you are sporty enthusiast and longing for fascinating confrontation, the Rishikesh River rafting is made for you.
“Being Adventurous…while in Rishikesh”
But before you start your adventurous journey to the slushing beckons of gurgling Ganga there are some worthy tips and information-
GRADE 1- Gentle and calm waves with no hurdle as such, recommended for novice rafters and perfect for minors and family. Brahampuri to Rishikesh (9 kms) route are perfect for Grade 1 rafting.
GRADE 2- Waves bit turns into irregularity and have moderate difficulties but clear transition, recommended for novice rafters, children & families. Shivpuri to Rishikesh (16 kms) matches the Grade 2 rafting experience.
GRADE 3- The step further towards some challenges with high splashing waves and rapid flow of river obstructed by stones and have narrow passage, one can experience the white water rafting at this grade. The Grade 3 rafting is recommended for experienced rafters or elders those who know maneuvering techniques. Marine drive to Rishikesh (24 kms) encounter you to the white water rafting experience.
GRADE 4- Step up towards more strengthening and gurgling waves with extreme difficulties and hurdles, this route needs skilled rafters with maneuvering techniques and more strong endurance level. The Grade 4 level is a set of all three GRADES 1, 2 & 3 and thus making your adventure full of thrills and fearsome. Kaudiyala to Rishikesh (34 kms) route takes your adventure more vigorous and excitement of river rafting to its heighten.
GRADE 5- Extremely unmanageable constituted with roaring waves, narrow passages, whirlpools, swift flow of river needed loads of endurance, swimming, maneuvering techniques. Only expert rafters are advisable for this grade rafting.
The total thirteen rapids encounter you on different routes-
- Sweet Sixteen
- Hilton and Terminator
- Three blind mice
- Cross fire
- Roller coaster
- Golf course
- Daniel’s dip
- Double trouble
- Club house
- Black money
- Ganges itself
Rishikesh is very well connected via roads, rails and also with air. Dehradun jollygrant (21 kms) is the nearest airport and have frequent flights from Delhi.
Rishikesh has its own railway station which is well connected with all major cities of north India and rest of india as well, there is a daily train from New Delhi to Rishikesh.
Rishikesh is well connected with roads, Buses often run from Delhi to Rishikesh via Haridwar. One can also reach Rishikesh by local auto from Haridwar, service is very frequent.
Delhi to Rishikesh- 245 kms
Haridwar to Rishikesh- 21 kms
The City of Gods with heavens beauty blessed by holy Ganga and guarded by lush green Himalaya serves pilgrimage followed by thrilling adventures, river side camping, trekking, flying fox, bon fire, rafting, body surfing, diving, yoga, spa, etc. Beside Rishikesh one can also feel serenity in the lush green shivalik ranges and can wander some of the top destinations like Mussoorie, Dehradun, Tehri Dam, Pauri Garhwal, Haridwar, “Sidhbali Temple” at kotdwar, Lansdowne, Devprayag (confluence of Bhagirathi and Alaknanda river).