River rafting in Rishikesh is an experience that will get your pulse racing, making it one of the most unforgettable trips of your life. Rafting with the thundering rapids of the Ganges is an exclusive adventure as well as a head turning experience, admist the breathtaking scenery of the foothills of the Himalayas. Not only is this an adventure sport, but a super fun activity to do with your family and friends together. So what are you waiting for? Let’s get sailing Sailor.
River rafting in Rishikesh has four different stretches with different lengths and different time windows. You can choose which one suits you as each stretch comes with its own adventure and challenges.
1. Brahmapuri to Rishikesh
This is a preferred chosen route by several rafting enthusiasts. If you are a beginner and just want to test the waters, then this stretch is suitable for all age groups and all levels.
Length covered: approx 9km
Estimated time: 2 hours
Price: 600 rupees
2. Shivpuri to Rishikesh
This stretch is said to be a melange of excitement and delight. The route has some spine tingling challenges waiting for you thrill seekers. It is advisable the those who are new to river rafting or those who don't know how to swim, should avoid taking this route.
Length covered: approx 16km
Estimated time: 3 hours
Price: 1000 rupees
3. Marine Drive to Rishikesh
If you are looking to feed your adrenaline rush and enjoy some mesmerising views, this route is for you. With partial rapids and partial smooth sailing, one can skip a heartbeat rafting through this stretch of picturesque mother nature.
Length covered: approx 24km
Estimated time: 5 hours
Price: 1500 rupees
4. Kaudiyala to Rishikesh
Tagged as one of the advanced rafting route, this stretch is an extremely thrillful experience. The extensive and rough rapids test the calibre of every rafter on this route, it’s not for the faint hearted. So if your looking for a challenge then roll up your sleeves and get rough.
Length covered: approx 36km
Estimated time: 10 hours
Price: 2500 rupees
- Transport to Brahmapuri/ Shivpuri/ Marine Drive/ Kaudiyala and back to Rishikesh
- Rafting and safety gear
- Guide and kayak
- Bookings are subject to weather conditions on the day
- Last minute cancellations will not be refunded
- 20 rs per person is charged extra as local body taxes in river rafting.
- River rafting is closed during monsoon season July till September.