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Rafting in Rishikesh Ganges? Consider the tips below!

By Pradeep Kumar Subscribe to RSS | June 30th 2012 | Views:
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So, you’re planning for funs at Gange, Rishikesh. Surely, it’ll be an experience like never before. Amid fantabulous scenery, cool climatic conditions and loads of indulging adventures, you will have a remarkable time in Rishikesh. However, you would be better going there fully prepared. Get some essential facts and tips for Rishikesh tour to make it a safe, pleasurable and hassle-free journey.

Essential Info about Rishikesh Rafting

• The best season for Rafting is the summer (March to June). However, it can be enjoyed in autumn (September-October) too.

• Getting into Rishikesh is quite easy, as the town has good connectivity to major cities in North India. Rishikesh is about 230km from the capital city Delhi and is in close proximity to Haridwar (6km – the nearest railway station) and Dehradun (35km – the nearest airport).

• Rafting here is for everyone with rapids ranging from easy level to wild adventurous ones. The main point where rafting starts in Rishikesh is Shivpuri (16km). Apart from that, Brahmpuri (8km from Rishikesh), Byasi (24km) and Kaudiyala (34km) are also the get-set-go points for rafters.

• At Grade-I level water flow is slow, which is good for novice rafters, amateurs and kids. This level of rapid is suitable for surfing, swimming and cliff jumping too.

• At Grade-II the waves are moderate and water flow is improved. It’s perfect for enjoyable rafting for couples and those seeking moderate adventures of water.

• Grade III and Grade IV are adventurous and hilarious. One must have expert assistance to raft at these levels. Here you can experience body pushing waves and perfect white water flowing swiftly over the rocks.

• Grade V and VI are dangerous and difficult. They are not for general public and are preferred by expert rafter only. Strong water current with huge waves try hard to drown you down. So, don’t try to go down the water, even if you have a little of rafting experience.

Tips for Rishikesh River Rafting

• Plan your trip well in advance. You’re better taking professional help through a reputed travel agent.

• Don’t forget quick drying shorts and swimming costumes while packing for Rishikesh. Apart from that, river sandals, light weight shoes, sunscreen lotion, antiseptic cream, sun glasses, Battery torch and water proof camera are some other essentials to carry with.

• Rafting gears and assistance are provided by the tour operators. A splash life jacket, helmet and a well-experienced rafter will be provided to make your journey safe.

• It’s always advised not to go near river water during night. Swimming with life jacket is also dangerous, so don’t do this.

Special packages for rating tour are available to ensure travelers a delightful trip to Rishikesh. Do an online research to get your suited deal.

Pradeep Kumar - About Author:
A reliable tour operator in India, Hungry Bags offers a wide range of packages for whitewater rafting in Rishikesh. Choose your suitable rafting package and make Rishikesh rafting a vacation of a lifetime.

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