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Water Stories: River Rafting in India! (Part 1)

By Siji Ram

India is abundant and rich its varied aspects, some of it being the natural, historical, monumental, cultural, religious wonders that the nation is bestowed upon.

Rivers are a major source of natural beauty that India has to offer to its admirers. The sound of the gurgling water, the gushes and splashes of water as they flow around in streams, the sight of rocks beneath the clear waters, everything related to rivers is beautiful and worth watching. If watching rivers could make you feel happy, how about some adventure on these rivers?

River rafting is one of the adventures that you can try on the rivers in India. Let's see some of the best rivers where rafting could be a wonderful way to experience water at its best!

River rafting in Rishikesh

River rafting in Rishikesh

Photo Courtesy: Rohan Babu

1. River Ganga, Rishikesh

The Ganga is one of the best rivers to experience white water river rafting in India. With the pristine waters beneath you as you row along, the rafting stretches here are an amazing way to beat stress as you get adventurous! The four major stretches here are:

  • Shivpuri to Rishikesh (16km)
  • Marine Drive to Rishikesh (24km)
  • Brahmapuri to Rishikesh (9km)
  • Kaudiyala to Rishikesh (36km)

The difficulty levels vary from basic levels to challenging ones, depending on the stretch you choose for rafting.

River Yamuna

A spectacular view of river Yamuna

Photo Courtesy: elly

2. River Yamuna, Uttarakhand

River Yamuna is another beautiful river rafting destination that you should try. The two major stretches here are:

  • Nainbagh to Juddo (Around 20km)
  • Yamuna Bridge to Juddo (9km)

With moderate difficulty levels, the Nainbagh to Juddo is often opted by rafters. These stretches can be easily rafted by amateurs who would like to spend some thrilling time with their family or friends.

Indus river

Indus River

Photo Courtesy: Philip Larson

3. Indus river, Leh

The Indus river, often referred to as Singhe Khababs (Out of the lion's mouth) is one of the best river rafting destinations of India. With the photographic beauty of the landscapes around and the majestic hills and valleys and little hamlets on either sides, the journey is going to be nothing but amazing. The stretches here include that of Phey - Nimo, Upshi - Kharu, Phey - Saspol, Kharu - Spituk, Saspol - Khaltsey.

The difficulty levels are moderate to challenging here depending on the stretch chosen. The distance of each stretch is around 25km.

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

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