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Location : Rishikesh, Devprayag and Shivpuri
Rafting Routes : River Ganges, Alaknanda and Bhagirathi
Major Attractions : Ashrams and Rural Village
Listed As : Most Thrilling and Adventurous Sport

Rafting in Uttaranchal
Rafters Struggle Against An Obstinate Wave in Uttaranchal

Best Season : February to May (Summer) – For Experienced. This Time Can be a Little Unsafe for Nascent.
August to September – For Novices. This Time the Water are Lower and More Manageable.
For River Running, The Best Time is In Early Summer or Spring.
Beginner's Route : Kaudiyala – Shivpuri (28 kms) – One of India's Best Known Stretch.
Tehri Gharwal Rafting.
Kumaon River Stretch.
Must Try : Rafting in the Nainital Lake Paradise, Having Boating and Paddling Facilities as Well.
Route for Experts : Devprayag – At the Confluence of Rivers Alaknanda and Bhagirathi.
Shivpuri to Rishikesh – 4 Kms Long
Other Important Routes : Kalisaur to Srinagar (16 kms) (Lower Grades).
Chandrapuri to Rugraprayag (26 kms) (Higher Grades).
Rafting Accommodation : Riverside ten Camps Exist in Garhwal. Consisting of Swiss Tents, it is on Shared Basis, with Separate Dry-Waste Toilet Tents. Dining and Other Activities like Bonfire, Volleyball and Singing is Also Arranged.
Not to be Missed : Water Skiing, Yatching, Boating, Canoing, Kyaking, Wet Para Sailing in Nanaksagar in Udhamsingh Nagar of Uttaranchal Hills
Rafting Gears : First Aid Box, Windproof Jacket, Light Sweaters, Towels, First Aid Box, Sunscreen, Heavy Duty Rubber Sandals, dark Glasses, T-Shirts (Quick Drying) and Camera.
Inside Tip : If You are Scared of Water, Then Definitely Indulge in This Sport to Overcome Your Fears.

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Rafting in the Ganges of Uttaranchal

Row Row Row your boat, gently down the stream...This is exactly what Uttaranchal is all about. The most prized possession of Uttaranchal, River Ganges, provide some of the best rafting routes for all the water sport lovers. The turbulent water of river Ganga, which is considered to be a pious river in North India flows in Uttaranchal. Her two tributaries – Alaknanda and Bhagirathi are the host of white water rafting in Uttaranchal. Indulge in river rafting in the Ganges in Rishikesh and tame the wild waters that are full of froths and foam. Enjoy the joy of crashing against narrow gauge, rocky outcrops and deep gradient falls while enjoying this adventure sport. It is also the best way to enjoy the rural and inaccessible parts of the state. The best time to enjoy this sport is from February to May and then again from September to November.

Rafting Destinations in Uttaranchal – Ganges and Its Tributaries

Set aside your hydrophobic limitations and come to experience the waters of Uttaranchal through rafting. The excitement and the fear factor just add to the magnetism. The best option for rafting in Uttaranchal is Rishikesh, which is the favored rafting destination among tourists. You should begin your rafting tours from Devprayag, which is the meeting point of Alaknanda and Bhagirathi. It is recommended for experienced rafters as the grade ranges IV to V. Savor the thrill on the the way to Ramganga which originates from the Namik glacier. The highlight of this raft are the rural villages that you will encounter on the way.
Then there is the Kaudiyala rafters camp, which is excellent for amateurs. Another peaceful route is Kumaon river where nascent can learn this adventure sport. If want to rest on the sandy beaches then move down from Devprayag where you can see golf courses and many ashrams lined up.

Rafting in Ganges
Adventurers Gear up for Rafting in the Rapids of Ganges at Rishikesh

Rafting in Rishikesh – Explore the Ganges

Rishikesh needs a special reference when rafting is the topic of discussion. This pilgrimage town, lying on the bank of Ganges is the most famous rafting destination. Various camps are organised in Rishikesh wherein accommodation is provided. These camps are just like small houses, where one can find all the basic amenities. Another place near Rishikesh is Shivpuri, which too is famous for this sport. Along with other sports like kayaking and rappelling. The rafting route from Shivpuri to Rishikesh is one of its kind in the world. Enjoy Rishikesh rafting tours and stay among some spiritual ambiance and salubrious weather that will act as a relaxing medication.

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Rafting Tips – Gears, Safety and Precautions

Rafting sometimes is referred to be a very risky sport, but that totally depends on the choice of the rafter. There are definitely some very challenging rapids, but however, the meek ones do exist. Be sure to carry any medications along with your sunscreen, sunglasses with a strap to secure them and a camera. The summer gear comprise simple swimsuit, nylon shorts, tennis shoes or sandals, and a hat while autumn might extend the requisite. World class facilities are available with the camps that provide all the essential equipments as well. Enjoy rafting in Ganges to see the invincible power of this majestic river.

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Top 5 Reasons To Enjoy River Rafting

Rafting in Ganga in Uttaranchal

The Great Ganges Experience in Uttaranchal
On an inflated rubber boat, ride on the waters of Ganges in Uttaranchal. Ganges along with her tributaries Alaknanda and Bhagirathi plays the role of a perfect bone shaking rivers, that challenge even the most adroit rafter. Send some shiver down your spine and enjoy rafting in Uttaranchal.

The Rishikesh Rafting Expedition
Rishikesh is the hot spot for rafting in Uttaranchal. Take up Rishikesh rafting tours and stay in the various camps lines up on the Ganges. Take up the 4 kms long rafting route from Shivpuri to Rishikesh, which is one among the most exciting and challenging routes.

Other Popular Routes
The rafting expedition doe not end at Rishikesh. Other favorable routes in Uttaranchal, where one can enjoy this sport are to Devprayag, which is a turbulent one. Some peaceful expedition include Kaudiyala rafters camp and Kumaon river, where you will encounter many attractions.

Rafting For the Adroit as well as Nascent
There are many rafting routes that can be enjoyed by experience rafters as well as the amateurs. The hydrophobic have the best ever reason to forgo their fears in the spiritual waters of Ganges. Enjoy rafting tours of Uttaranchal to see the best of culture and rural life.

Free Form the Hassle of Carrying Gears
There are various camps that are conducted on the banks of river Ganges in Rishikesh, they provide excellent amenities. Equipments for rafting and the clothing is also available. Many tourists agencies and the Uttaranchal tourism departments also facilitate the adventurer with precautionary measures.

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