Kayaking and Rafting in Rishikesh
What a better way to spend your time in Rishikesh than experiencing the fast growing sport of Kayaking and Rafting. Experience the free flowing Ganga waters as they enter the plains of India from the higher altitudes of the Himalayas. This makes it comfortable to raft for newbie’s and pros alike. We have various gradations ranging from the sedate Grade I to the more gratifying Grade II and III+. You have multiple options here to choose between a 2-3 hour expedition and one that lasts for multiple days.
Supervised at all times, the kayaking expedition is done with a trained instructor. The guests first go to the starting point by car and then they are instructed briefly to make them aware, before entering the waters. Please listen and follow the instructions well as they are mandatory for your safety. A meal is provided if it is in the package. Then each guest receives paddles, safety gear, helmets and life jackets and we start the trip. All the guests have to pass a small test before they begin kayaking. At all times you will be accompanied by a trained guide.
Short Duration Rafting at Rishikesh
Small but fun rafting trips are divided by the time and distance. Te smallest possible trip is 3 hours and the longest may take 5 hours or 36 km. alternatively a 16 km trip is also undertaken. AS we go to the start point by driving, we take a small training session and after a meal (if included) start the rafting. As we always have experts to supervise, anyone can attempt these rafting sessions. The cost varies with regards to the duration of the trip and the size of your group.
3 Days Rafting Expedition: From Dev Prayag to Rishikesh
Lasting for 3 whole days, this expedition starts at Dev Prayag and continues for three days to Rishikesh
DAY 1: Getting to know the River
As we drive to the starting place called Bhagwan near Dev Prayag, we meet the supervising instructors and the team who trains us and makes the necessary preparations. Starting with easy rapids, this is not very demanding. We spend a lot of time just knowing the river while we look at some wildlife or maybe have a swim. Night at beach camp.
DAY 2: Journey over waters.
On the second day we cover about 30 more kms including rest and meal stops, Again today is an easy time as we try our hand at a few rapids, but mostly pass through jungles with dense greenery and enjoy the sights of some village or wildlife. Night fall can be in a rest house or camp.
DAY 3: White waters
Going for some serious business, today we negotiate big and nice rapids. You will love their names. They are called Three blind mice, Cross fire, Daniel dip, Roller coaster , Golf course, Body surfing and the like. You will require immense concentration, body work and team spirit to crack these. The end is in downstream Rishikesh with a satisfying meal.
Kayaking at Rishikesh
There is not much difference between the just mentioned rafting and actual kayaking, except that you are not allowed to rent a kayak unless you pass the test. These rules are quite strict and each guest or group of guests are tested to see if they are comfortable handling the boat and their own selves. A guide will always accompany you. The good part is that a 4 day kayaking trip can be customized to suit your needs,
Do let us know via the contact form or through our email: firstname.lastname@example.org, if you need more information.
Travel Package Services:
TRANSPORT: Rafts, Kayaks, in private or shared car with driver, bike or foot.
ACCOMMODATION: Beach or jungle camps.
ENDURANCE LEVEL: Anyone
ACTIVITIES: Kayaking, river rafting, swimming, Bird watching, Hiking, sightseeing,
DURATION: 3 Hours to 4 days
MEALS: According to choice
COST: From INR 450 onwards ( US $ 7.5) At 1 US $ = INR 60