There’s nothing like the rush you get when navigating through river rapids. This white water fueled adventure sport is sure to get your adrenaline pumping
A challenging recreational activity, white water rafting uses a raft to navigate a river or other water bodies. This is usually done on white water or rough water, to add to the thrill and excitement of the raft adventurists. In India, it is almost confined to the northern rivers. The development of this activity as a leisure sport has become popular since the mid 1970’s.
The adventure, which has been popularized since the later part of the 20th century, is usually offered by experienced operators of rafting to the adventure-seeking enthusiasts who are in pursuit of that extra thrill and excitement.
The inflatable rafts that are used in this leisure activity are basically nothing but an inflatable boat that has a number of independent air chambers in it. The material used for these inflatable boats are durable, vinyl fabrics or multi-layered rubberized fabrics. Across the world,
WHITE WATER RAFTING IN INDIA
INDUS RIVER – Offering magnetising views of Ladakh and Zanskar Ranges, rafting in Indus makes for one unforgettable experience in India. It covers a stretch of 25 kms.
KULLU-MANALI – Being one of the most popular destinations for white water rafting in India, you can sail on the stretches of river Beas, where rapids provide an exhilarating interlude to enthusiasts. You will cover a stretch of 14 kms.
YAMUNA RIVER – A hub of river rafting in India, the river Yamuna is suitable for both amateur and skilled rafters. There are two stretches- Nainbagh to Juddo and Yamuna Bridge to Juddo among which Nainbagh to Juddo is found to be most ideal for rafting. It will roughly be a 9 km stretch.
RISHIKESH – The River Ganga certainly offers the best experience of white water river rafting experience in India. Rafting on the Ganga can be enjoyed at Rishikesh which is nestled in Garhwal Himalaya in Uttarakhand. Here, you could choose a half or full day trip which covers a stretch of 26 km.
TONS RIVER – Tons is the tributary of River Yamuna and is considered to be one of the most challenging places for river rafting in India. You will cover approximately 10 km of rafting in this stretch.
KAMENG RIVER – With each passing kilometre at Kameng the thrill never ends, the impulsive river has the caliber to fill one with extreme exhilaration. A distance of 25 km will be covered while rafting.
ZANSKAR RIVER – The whirling rapids and the icy cold water thrown in together with beautiful surroundings landscapes creates memorable experiences of white water rafting in India. Padum to Nimmo run covers a distance of 120 km.
ALAKNANDA RIVER – Cascading from the Garhwal, this is indeed a challenging river. It takes about 6 days in the river and rafter has to survive through it all. The stretch is about 25 km.
BRAHMAPUTRA RIVER – The starting point of rafting on this river is at Tuting and the end is situated in Pasighat. It takes approximately a week to cover the entire stretch. The rafting expedition makes one well aware of the life, culture and tradition of Arunachal Pradesh. The distance you will cover is approximately 180 kms.
TEESTA RIVER – The point where Teesta meets with Rangit River forms a formidable place for rafting for veterans. Don’t forget that outstanding beauty of the landscape further graces the rafting experience in Teesta River in Sikkim. You will cover a 309 km stretch.
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