Himachal Pradesh is one of the few states in India, where tourists can enjoy great options of water sports. Get your gears ready and jump in the rivers, streams and lakes to enjoy some of the best adventures that can be only enjoyed in water.
Rivers and their tributaries gushing down the Himalayan slopes and artificial lakes beside are ideal places to enjoy water and river sports in Himachal Pradesh.
River Rafting in Himachal
River Rafting is one of the most challenging water sports and enjoying this sport in the streams and rivers of Himachal Pradesh, is an experience you cannot savour anywhere else. The major destinations where people can indulge in white water rafting are rivers Chenab in Lahaul, the Satluj near Shimla, the Ravi near Chamba and the Beas near Kullu.
Some of the other places where rafting can be undertaken includes Gobind Sagar near Bilaspur and the Chamera Lake near Dalhousie. The best time to indulge in water sports is from April to September. A number of boat races are organized during this time every year. You can enjoy ferry rides, boating, fishing, kayaking, water skiing and sailing at Govind Sagar.
Angling in Himachal Pradesh
The charm of enjoying angling in Himachal Pradesh gives a unique experience to anglers. Often regarded as Angler's Paradise, tourists come here from all over the world to fish for trouts, the most exotic breed of fish. The trout fishing season is from March to October. Mahseers are the next best options to fish in the water bodies of Himachal Pradesh. Popular places where tourists can enjoy angling are at The River Chenab, River Satluj, the Ravi near Chamba and the Beas near Kullu.
The Maharana Pratap Sagar Lake is the best place to fish for both brown and rainbow trouts. The best time for angling is during the months of January, February, September and December is the best time for Mahseer fishing. Kaykaying, swimming, sailing and canoeing are a few water sports that can be enjoyed throughout the year. Winters and monsoons are not good for most of the water sports.
The picturesque Kangra valley has several spots where anglers can spot mahaseers. The reservoir of the Maharana Pratap Sagar right up to the town of Dehra has good spots for fishing.
So get your bags packing and indulge in some of the most adventurous water sports of Himachal Pradesh to make your trip more cherished and memorable.