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River Rafting India

River Rafting in Ganges

Duration: 11 Days / 10 Nights

Destination Cover: Delhi/ Haridwar/ Rishikesh/ Rudraprayag/ Srinagar/ Deoprayag/ Kaudiyala/ Shivpuri/ Rishikesh

River Rafting is an adventure thrill that tests your adventure skills and lends you in the lap of sheer fun and the excitement. This package lives up to the expectation of tourists by covering some best destination of river rafting in the Ganges. Apart from rafting, the tour also offers the most unique tent stay on the banks of river Ganges amidst the serenity and gushing sound of the blue waters.
Day 1 - Arrive Delhi
Today you arrive at the Indira Gandhi International Airport. As the plane lands, our representative will be present in the airport to take care of everything that would follow from here. Our representatives will be present at the airport holding a placard on which you find your name to be written. Just nod at him and he would recognize you and henceforth would take charge of everything. Our representative would be agile enough from securing a room for you in the hotel to taking care of your luggage. You would then be driven to the hotel complex en routing the heart of Delhi. Watch out for the city life of Delhi where people can be seen musing around big shopping malls and leisurely waiting outside grand Cinema Halls to watch a show. On arrival to the hotel, the authorities welcome you with a warm reception in traditional Indian style. A sumptuous dinner follows after which you retire to your room for the night's rest.
Day 2 - Delhi Sightseeing
India Gate DelhiMorning wake up with the call for bed tea. Dress up for a tour of the City of Delhi. Camera, Sunglasses, Binoculars are the essentials that should not leave behind. The sightseeing of New Delhi starts with Qutub Minar. It is one of the tallest minarets of the world that gives a panoramic view of Delhi once you make to the top of it. Use binoculars to get a closer view of the city of Delhi. We continue with our drive to Lotus Temple - a marvelous white temple given the shape of a lotus. Here, rejuvenate in the silence of the temple as the silence pumps in immense energy and motivates you to take up more sightseeing tours of Delhi. We continue our sightseeing with a visit to Hanuman Tomb - a well-preserved monument of the Mughal dynasty. Click pictures of this splendid tomb and then head towards Akshardam temple - an astounding temple built recently depicting all modern art forms. Spend time in this lavishly built fort and then we drive past Rashtrapati Bhawan and the Parliament to reach India Gate. These are the bulwarks that symbolize a democratic and free India. Do not forget to take pictures of these colonial structure, they are going to become your treasure. We now, take a break when we engage ourselves in a luncheon with lip-smacking dishes served at our table. We later resume with our sightseeing tour by visiting the memorial of Mahatma Gandhi. Pay your honor to Mahatma Gandhi and start with a drive that takes you to the streets of Old Delhi. Here, in Chandi Chowk, engage in a fascinating rickshaw ride and pick glittering silver jewelleries from Dariba Kalan - the gold souk of Old Delhi. Also, visit Red Fort and explore the great monumental heritage of Mughals. Watch the 'light and sound' show at the fort depicting synopsis taken from great Mughal history. After the show, return back to the hotel for overnight rest.
Day 3 - Delhi - Haridwar
Next morning, wake up early with a wake up call. Have breakfast and get dressed up to reach out for the New Delhi Railway Station in order to board the train for Haridwar. It takes around four hours to reach Haridwar - a pilgrim destination of India. Watch the countryside through the window of the train while travelling to Haridwar. On arrival, our representatives who have noted your boogie number and been waiting for your arrival, receives you and takes you to the hotel from the Railway Station. Rest for a while and then you are driven to the major temples of Haridwar. Visit the Mansa Devi Temple Through Rope Way, Bharat Mata Temple, Daksha Mahadev Temple. Evenings are booked with goddess Ganges for the splendrous prayer where river is lighted with burning of thousand of holy diyas. The scene is absolutely meant to be captured in your cameras. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 4 - Haridwar - Rishikesh
River Rafting RishikeshMorning we drive you to Rishikesh. On arrival, check into the Glass House on the Ganges - a private retreat of the Maharajas of Tehri Garhwal, set amongst a litchi orchard with a garden of tropical plants, rare birds and butterflies. Try some fresh litchis by plucking from the trees. Rishikesh is the only place where the Ganges flows toward the North and so rafting here becomes an expedition that is cherished by all. Rest for some time in the Glass House in order to ooze out the fatigue generated from the tiring journey. We then start rafting along the strong currents of river Ganga and extol at the might of this great river. Conquer the rapids of Ganga in Rishikesh while rowing with groups of people on Ganga. Rishikesh is a base camp for rafting in the ganges and anywhere you stay, there are world class camps at this base. So, after having done with the river rafting here, we visit the neighbouring temples and ashrams in Rishikesh, listen to religious discourses held here and then spend night in a camp on the banks of Ganga.
Day 5 - Rishikesh - Rudraprayag
Morning, we drive you to Rudraprayag. It is one of the six districts of Uttranchal, and is famous for river rafting. Being located on the confluence of river Mandakani and Alaknanda, Rudraprayag is regarded as an amazing destination for river rafting. Blessed with natural beauty this is an abode of immense pleasure along with adventurous river rafting in the Ganges. Here, we also camp on banks of Mandakini River and have a bonfire night. Rudraprayag - Rishikesh run is one of it’s kind in the world and offers adventurous river rafting that abounds in furious gorges and rapids. We start our rafting expedition from Rudraprayag and raft down to the Ganges in Shivpuri. While rafting on this stretch, you also get to have a glimpse of the densely forested Himalayan foothills. Then there is simultaneously the fun of loads of dips and adventure during rafting. Later, return back to the hotel for overnight rest.
Day 6 - Rudraprayag - Srinagar (Uttarakhand)
River Rafting AlakanandaMorning we leave for Srinagar a small town in Uttarakhand. On arrival to Srinagar, you would be taken to a hotel that is equipped with the best of the facilities. Srinagar is a much-awaited destination among foreign tourists. Here, the Alakananda tributary of Ganga opens up a good rafting opportunity for tourists over a range of 20 kms. So, enjoy every moment of the river rafting experience, here also your stay will be in camp accommodations beside the river belts. Also, engage in fishing on the river banks and have every catch of yours fried. Enjoy camping while tasting the delicacies of fish curries prepared by the chef in the camp.
Day 7 - Srinagar - Deoprayag
Morning, we would raft down to Deoprayag where river Alaknanda merges with River Bhagirathi and forms the Ganges.This is one point from where the road branches into two - Kedarnath (160 km) and Badrinath (250 km). Enjoy river rafting at this site and revel at this extra-ordinary adventure as you find the opportunity to skii and dive while rafting in the Ganga waters of Deoprayag. Here Rafting is on the speeding water with more hard rapids, your boat might topple a number of times as you raft against the speedy water but don’t panic as your under the safe hands of trained guides, who make every moment of this adventure thrilling. Overnight is at camps.
Day 8 - Deoprayag - Kaudiyala
Confluence of Rivers Alaknanda and Bhagirathi at  DeoprayagFrom Deoprayag we would start out for Kaudiyala. The run here starts from Kaudilya and ends at Shivpuri. In between falls the two best rapids of the Ganges that include the wall and the other is called the 'golf course'. The water of the Ganges here offers an amazing adventure which you get to avail on your rafting tour to the Ganges. While rafting on the Ganges here, you get to experience the best of the rafting experience as Ganga here has a lot of gorges and ravines that pose a real daring adventure to all aspirants of river rafting. Having done with the rafting, we return back to the hotel in Kaudiyala for overnight rest.
Day 9 - Kaudiyala - Shivpuri
From Kaudiyala we move toward Shivpuri. On arrival, check into a hotel in Shivpuri. As Shivpuri falls in Tehri region of Garhwal on the famous Bhagirathi River, the rapids here are very violent and fall in the grade of III and IV. Shivpuri gives the best tremors of the Ganges and people come to Shivpuri in order to experience the best of river rafting. Every twists and turns of the Ganges is accompanied with great force and it offers an excitement that you know only when you experience it. As the oars of the boat knifes on the river, the water comes splashing at you but you always feel that you are in safe hands for having worn the life-saving jackets and the presence of experienced guides. Night is at the hotel in Shivpuri.
Day 10 - Shivpuri - Rishikesh
River Rafting ShivpuriThis is the most exciting day of the package as we raft down from Shivpuri to Rishikesh. So, freshen up in the morning and after breakfast start river rafting to Rishikesh. This journey is full of steep slopes and ravines and you get to cross all of it before reaching down to Brahmpuri. In Brahmpuri, our representatives receive you and transfer you to the nearest railway Station. Here, you board the train that takes you back to Delhi. On arrival, you will be transferred to the best of the hotels. Sleep well in the comforts of the hotel after the hectic river rafting tour of the Ganges.
Day 11 - Delhi - Departure
After the fun-filled river rafting in the Ganges, we add some more fun to your tour and take you for a metro ride in the city of Delhi. The metro rolls on and gives a glimpse of the entire colourful City of Delhi. After the metro ride we also take you to the National museum in Delhi. Here, you get to see 2,00,000 works of exquisite art and 5000 years of cultural history preserved in the form of jewelleries, decorative arts, manuscripts, arms and armour. Take a break for lunch. Post lunch we take you for shopping in the markets of Cannaught Place and Janpath. Pick the rare locally manufactured artefacts and return back to the hotel for a final check out. Our representatives then take you to the International Airport for boarding the flight that take you back home. Our services end with your departure.

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