» River Rafting in Uttarakhand
River Rafting in Uttarakhand
In Garhwal, the sacred river Ganga offers the professional as well
as the amateur the exhilaration of whitewater river rafting. The rivers
Alakananda & Bhagirathi are the main tributaries of the Ganga and meet
Devprayag, frothing from their racy descent. Their waters are grade IV to V,
challenging the expert to survive the thrill. Down river from Devprayag, the
Ganga changes into a pool drop river.
This stretch of almost 70-kms is a perfect for the amateur and the novice,
for here the river offers some fine grade III rapids and two grade IV
rapids, the 'WALL' at Bysi and the 'Golf Course' 4-kms. Below Shivpuri
village; each followed by deep and placid pools. Sandy beaches line the
river at intervals, allowing river rafters to pull up alongside. The slopes
on either side are covered with oak, pine, spruce and fir, with the
occasional village and its terraced fields dotting the landscape. Wildlife
can be sighted at a distance, especially spotted Deer, Monkeys, Leopard,
while multi hued butterflies flit among flowering.
Ganges River has always remains a mystery for explorers and full of
surprises for the rafters. Ganga near Rishikesh in Uttaranchal is a popular
spot for white water river rafting. The whitewater river rafting stretch of
the Ganges is from Kaudiyala to Rishikesh where the river has 12 major
rapids over 36-kms long, most of which are easily negotiable and some
require our expertise
Welcome to yet another season on the Ganga, and to our rafting expeditions
on the Alaknanda, Zanskar, Brahmaputra and other rivers.
Best River Rafting Time: Mid-September till end April.
Rapid weekend / weekday getaways rates per person (10 years and above)
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