Top 5 places to go river rafting in India

Top 5 places to go river rafting in India
Though the price varies depending upon the chosen distance, it is normally between Rs 600 and Rs 1500 per person. Photo: AFP

River rafting has been gaining popularity among Indians. The brisk flow of the river, splash of water on your body and a life jacket to aid you stay afloat - this sport is for adventure enthusiasts.

With a plethora of mighty rivers flowing down the heights of the Himalayas and other mountain ranges, you can find a number of places for rafting in India.

Though the price varies depending on the chosen distance, it is normally between Rs 600 and 1,500 per person.

Here's a list of 5 best places for river rafting in India:


River Ganga

Want to feel the adrenaline pumping up as you sweat it out paddling past the rapids? River Ganga in Rishikesh is one of India's best rafting destinations.

One can pick the stretch for rafting depending on the preferred difficulty level. There is a 16 km stretch in Rishikesh (Grade 1) that takes you from Shivpuri to Lakshman Jhula. The names given for the rapids are so fit for the experience, few of them being Roller Coaster, Double Trouble, and Golf Course.

Best Season: September-October

River Indus in Ladakh

Top 5 places to go river rafting in India
River rafting is a sport for adventure enthusiasts. Photo: AFP

'Singhe Khababs' widely known as River Indus is another destination for river rafting in India. With beautiful views of the Ladakh and Zanskar ranges, one can experience rafting from grade 1 to 5. It is said that the most challenging route for river rafting lies between Alchi and Khalsi as the rapids are rough and lengthy.

Best Season: June-August

River Beas in Kullu and Manali

Another popular spot for white water rafting in India is the River Beas in Kullu. On this 14-km stretch, you'll experience rapids from grade 1 to 3 which ends at a place called Jhiri.

Top 5 places to go river rafting in India
River Beas | Photo: AFP

Best Season: March - July

River Kundalika in Maharashtra

You can sail on the beautiful River Kundalika and enjoy your love for thrill. The rapids are strong enough to leave you in exhilarating memories. Go during monsoon to have a perfect rafting memory in Maharashtra as it flows amid Sahyadris. The 15-km stretch of rapids range between grade 3-4.

Best Season: June - September

River Teesta in Sikkim

River Teesta offers some of the best rapids for white water rafting in India and has rapids rated from 1 to 4. Rafting in Teesta is strictly confined to the winter months and one shouldn't miss the experience of rafting through the point where River Teesta converges with the River Rangit.

Best Season: October to April

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