Rafting in UttranchalRafting in Sikkim

Uttaranchal, the land of holy rivers welcomes you to experience real adventure. The rivers in the state flow freely crossing the mountains, rocky cliffs and snow covered stretches. Because of the downslope are, the rivers in the region flow at quite a fast pace. The origin of most of most of the rivers from Uttaranchal make it an ideal place for conducting white water rafting. These rivers, specially in Garhwal and Kumaon, offer the best rafting opportunities from across the globe. Uttaranchal offers challenges that you cannot look away from. 

Rafting in Rishikesh

Rishikesh is aptly labelled as the Mecca of white water rafting in the country.
It is the place where this water sport has witnessed its beginning and became a hit with tourists. The River Ganga has been an emcee to horde of white water sport enthusiasts from different corners of the world. The upper valley rivulets of the Ganga, the Bhagirathi and the Alaknada exceed the expectation of rafting enthusiasts. All three of them converge at Devprayag to form the Ganga for another expedition of around 70 km in Rishikesh.

River rafting in Rishikesh has been enjoyed by a great number of tourists with its more than 50 riverside camps. However, the area from Shivpuri to Rishikesh enjoys maximum numbers of rafting lovers.


White Water Rafting in Garhwal

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.

White Water Rafting in Kumaon

As you move on to Kumaon, you will find that it is also packed with opportunities for rafting. Crossing the Kumaon Hills flows the River Kali Ganga. It meets with River Jori at Jauljibi. At the confluence of these two rivers, there is an increase in the water level making it an ideal challenge for the ace rafters. At a distance of about 11 kilometres from Jauljibi lies Tanakpur which again offers difficult rafting routes. As you move down the slopes, you will see that the water flow is calmer and ideal for a beginner to raft.


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