Ride the rapids on the Ganga, Kali and Tons rivers
RAFTING IS The most popular adventure sport in Uttarakhand. Fast-moving rivers offer a thrilling experience for white water rafters These rivers gush down through deep forests, rocky terrains, mountains, sometimes even snowy slopes. Stretches along Alaknanda, Dhau liganga and Kali rivers have several challenging rapids. You can opt for a simple half-day tour or a four to five-day experience Do make sure you have an experienced guide.
Choose between simple or expert levels. Whether you choose to negotiate fast and furious river currents or gently float along the hillside, the adrenaline rush is incredible
The Alaknanda and Bhagirathi, are the main tributaries of Ganga and meet at Devprayag. Their waters are of Grade IV to V.
Mori is where you go tossing on the turbulent Tons. The power trip continues t Khunigad from where you can drive back to Mori campfire and dinner.
You can also raft from Barkot Lakhamandal and Damta to Yamuna bridge, near Mussoorie Over the years, many rafting camps have come up here. The two stretches are absolutely safe for beginners.
Rafting courses are conducted trained and qualified river guides of the Garhwal Mandal Vikas Nigam (GMVN). The course includes rafting, river-guide services, boarding and lodging.
Rafting trips are also organized by privately-run adventure clubs. Most camps are usually located between Shivpuri and Kaudiyala, upstream from Rishikesh on the way to Devprayag during the season.
SEASON: September-November and March-April-May
GOOD TO KNOW: It is perfectly safe for non-swimmers to go rafting in Uttarakhand. As long as you have a life jacket on, there is nothing to fear.