Rafting in Himalayas

Rafting in HimalayasThe mighty Himalayas serve to be a beginning source for several rivers of India. Alike the change of the seasons, the mood of these rivers also changes with time. White water rafting in the foothills of the Himalayas is an experience that is matchless. Bump, swirl and roll in the India's finest stretches of white water. While you are amidst the Himalayas, do not miss the thrill of performing water adventure sports there. The far-famed rafting sites in the Himalayas include :


Talking of Garhwal, several rivers originate from here. The speed that these rivers flow with is just the perfect for rafting. River Ganga with its frothy and foamy waters challenges that bewilder even the experienced rafters. On the other hand, it also provides rafting opportunities for those who are new to the sport. Experts can also choose to raft through the gushing waters of the Alaknanda and Bhagirathi rivers, the tributaries of the holy river Ganga. Take up the challenge if you are prepared to survive the thrill.

The waters of the River Ganga at Kaudiyala are the most suitable for conducting white water rafting. Kaudiyala, situated at an altitude of 480 metres above the sea level, nestles in the thick forests on the Rishikesh-Badrinath highway. Apart from rafting, you can also view diverse wildlife and opt for nature walks. Adventure and nature lovers will enjoy being here. Another resort for water sports has recently been established by the Uttaranchal Tourism at Asan Barrage in Dehradun.


The scenic River Spiti in Himachal Pradesh is yet another famous rafting site. The river is encircled by several mountains. While you are here, spare some time to see the ancient monasteries and old villages situated in the nearby vicinity.


Starting from the source of the snow-clad mountains the river Brahmaputra gushes down to the plains of Assam. Rafting amidst the chilly waters of the river is not at all easy. Rafting down the waves of the pure blue waters is quite challenging and thrilling. The river has some risky rapids. The whole of the expedition continues for 12 days. Ride over the high waves, observe the beautiful environs, experience the pleasure of camping and reconnect with nature. All this and much more will inspire you to raft amidst the waves of Brahmaputra.


Rafting in Ladakh is a wonderful experience. The ideal time to opt for river rafting in Ladakh falls between June to October. The main destinations for conducting river rafting in Ladakh include the Indus River and its tributaries, Shayok River in Nubra and Zanskar River in Zanskar. These rivers offer an adventure enthusiast with numerous rafting options.

While rafting through the waters of the River Indus, you can choose one form the two most popular rafting stretches. The first one begins from Spitok and goes upto the confluence of Indus and Zanskar at Nimmu from where you raft till Alchi, the ancient temple complex. Those who want to follow a challenging route shall try the stretch between Alchi and Khalsi.

The rafting options offered by the Zanskar River are difficult yet exciting. One of the popular stretch here ranges from Padum to Nimu.


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