Why Choose Rishikesh For Rafting Camps?

Why Choose Rishikesh For Rafting Camps?

 Last Updated: 09 Jan, 2024 By

When Hansel and Gretel were lost in the woods in their pursuit, many readers of the story must have wished for a tent to appear magically, for them to relax for the night. However, here white water rafting to be discussed. Are you wondering how the two connect?

Those kids were having their kind of adventure and rafters have their own. Individuals with the intention of hitting the waters of Ganges to encounter ferocious rapids have adrenaline rush far different from those getting lost in the dark of night and forest. Yet, the need for a comfortable shelter after the adventure of the day is precisely same. Get both, the excitement and rest, on Rishikesh Rafting and Camping tour.

The Holy City and Entailing Thrill

Rishikesh is a city associated with the beauty of Nature, the divine presence of God and a rafter’s fantasy. Located in legendary Garhwal, the place is referred in many ancient Hindu scriptures. The views of the Himalayas and cool weather are more than an invitation to lovers of Nature. It also acts as a starting point to all the four places of Chardham of Uttarakhand. However, what pulls challenge-seekers here is rafting on the Ganges.

Bouncing Excitement on Ganges

White Water Rafting

The holy waters of the rivers are renowned to give a fun experience to all the age groups. Four grades of the Rishikesh River Rafting are categorized according to the increasing difficulty level. The fun starts from the highest point, Kaudiyala followed by Marine Drive, Shivpuri, Bhrampuri and ending at NIM (less popular than the others). These give a chance to everyone, from children and beginners to professionals and grown-up adventure seekers. River Ganges is a safest river for the rafting in India.

A ‘Rapid’ Introduction

Discussion of rafting remains incomplete without the mention of rapids. Occurring in all the grades, they increase in fervour with every new challenging level. They occur due to the obstructions on the path. They are caused by hard rock formation or narrow passage, faced by the downstream movement of the river. Thus, the friction results in the severe bounce, which come to be known as rapids. Ganges while rafting in Rishikesh is known to flaunt 15 most popular of the rapids on a full journey, from Grade I to IV. They include fascinating names like:

  • Grade I rapid: Sweet Sixteen
  • Grade II rapid: Shivpuri Rapid, Body Surfing Rapid, Club House Rapid, Initiation Rapid, Double Trouble, Tea Off, Hilton
  • Grade III Rapid: Daniel Dip, Cross Fire, Three Blind Mice, Return to Sender, Roller Coaster, Golf Course
  • Grade IV rapid: The Wall

When the rafting trip starts from the highest point, Kaudiyala, the grades are categorized to the approximation as follows:

  • Kaudiyala to Marine Drive- Grade IV
  • Marine Drive to Shivpuri- Grade III
  • Shivpuri to Rishikesh- Grade III
  • Brahmpuri to NIM- Grade II and I

For those interested in knowing about the sequence of which rapid they would encounter as they start rafting from Kaudiyala to Ram Jhoola Rishikesh, please refer the list given below:

  • Daniel Dip
  • The Wall
  • Three Blind Mice
  • Cross Fire
  • Body Surfing
  • Shivpuri Rapid
  • Return to Sender
  • Roller Coaster
  • Tea Off (also called as ‘Butterfly’)
  • Golf Course
  • Club House
  • Initiation

Activity: Cliff Jumping

  • Sweet Sixteen
  • Double Trouble
  • Hilton

Cliff Jumping is the integral part of the Rishikesh rafting journey and becomes most awaited activity during the time spent on rafts. Its height varies from 25 to 20 mts, depending upon the water level. While one rafts, it is impossible to not pause to ponder over the names and their relevance in context to rafting. But, the understanding gradually dawns on the rafters as they conquer every one of them.

More to Fun


While camping and not rafting, one can indulge in beach games like Beach Volley Ball, Frisbee, bonfire and myriad conversations. Add, if wished, wildlife views, hiking, rappelling, mountain climbing, bridge slithering, bungee jumping, flying fox, fishing, etc while camping in Rishikesh to rafting, body-surfing and cliff-jumping.

Thrill is thus intuitive to come to the challenge accepters, one way or the other.

Memories Made on Sands, Rafts and Ganges

The fear of water is the major hindrance stopping individual to enjoy this form of water sport. However, the moment this fear is overcome, there is only sheer joy to be shared with the fellow rafters. No matter who they are; friends, family members or a complete stranger with a common interest, water forms the bonding. This acquaintance is furthered at Rishikesh River Rafting Camps that organize fun activities involving the individuals and enjoy their trip more.

The fun that starts somewhere in Kaudiyala stops nowhere; even after the tourists return to their homes. The memories of days spent here are as thrilling as the topsy-turvy journey on the raft.

Ready for the role-play of Hansel and Gretel in bright daylight, rafting on Ganges and lost in passion of this extreme water sport, are you?

For Rishikesh River Rafting call on +91-9212553109 /9810352536.

Published: 06 Feb, 2013By
Tags: River Rafting

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Arun Joshi

With over 16 yrs of experience in the Himalayas, Arun Joshi, the mentor at the Peak Adventure Tours Pvt Ltd. designs and structures the exclusive ventures of the company. He has a deep knowledge about various exciting and adventurous places in Himalayas and can best assist the travelers in planning a lifetime adventure tour in the Great Indian Himalayas.

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