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Water Stories: River Rafting in India! (Part 2)

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Published: Tuesday, July 12, 2016, 12:30 [IST]
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India, with its varied culture and heritage, has always been a marvel to travellers and tourists alike. The nation has plenty of tourist attractions and destinations that attract locals and foreigners.

In our article Water Stories: River Rafting in India! (Part 1) we have covered some of the top river rafting destinations in India. Here are a few more where you can explore this season!


1. River Kundalika near Mumbai

Just 2 hours' drive from Mumbai, there is a perfect place from unlimited adventure at Kundalika river in Maharashtra. This 14km downstream rafting stretch is one that has to be explored by adventure enthusiasts.

Kundalika

Kundalika River
Photo Courtesy: Anis Shaikh 

This river is a beautiful white water river rafting destination and the difficulty levels are quite high. Amateurs are not advised to try this stretch as the downstream flow of the river could be quite dangerous. This is a stretch of around 10km.

2. River Bhagirathi, Uttarakhand

This Himalayan river is yet another river rafting attraction that is not to be missed. This 150km stretch offers immense scope fro adventure, and it ends in the confluence of Bhagirathi and Alaknanda.

Bhagirathi River

Bhagirathi River
Photo Courtesy: Atarax42 

The difficulty level is moderate to high here. Since it is a long stretch, it is always better to not risk if you're an amateur at river rafting. The rapids here are names The Elephant Rock, The Chute, The Sharp S and Confluence Rapids.

3. River Teesta, Sikkim and Darjeeling

The river Teesta that flows between Sikkim and West Bengal is one of the most popular river rafting destinations in India. This stretch is one of the most challenging ones in the world, hence only experienced rafters are advised to try it.

Teesta River

Teesta River
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The scenic surroundings of thick forests, huge mountains, and little hamlets make the rafting experience even more attractive. The confluence of River Teesta and River Rangit is one of the best rafting stretches in India.

4. River Kameng, Arunachal Pradesh

Kameng river flows through Tawang district in Arunachal Pradesh. This 25km stretch gets challenging with each passing kilometre. The rafting stretch is of moderate difficulty and can be tried if you have a fair experience on river rafting.

Please leave in your suggestions/feedback below. Happy river rafting!

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