Brief Information about Rafting in Rishikesh
Rafting in Ganga River is one of the incredible adventure sports in Rishikesh getting a much attention of traveler visiting Rishikesh. There are mainly 3 starting points for Rafting finish at Neembeach point in Laxman Jhula near Tapovan that is a small town of Rishikesh city. These starting points are Marin Drive, Shivpuri and Brahampuri. Marin Drive is much famous among adults because it has maximum length for surfing and good rapids of grade 4 + or 5th sometimes look dangerous and risky but at all people come here to enjoy and learn the challenges are faced in rafting adventure trip. Shivpuri point is also interesting for those want to enjoy at moderate level rafting trip and the point Brahampuri is good one for children having an age of 12+ years or for those participating first time.
3 Main Rafting Points in Rishikesh to Start Your Amazing Trip
1- Marine Drive to Neem Beach (Grade IV & V)
Marin Drive to Neem Beach River rafting attracts thousands of tourists every year due to the high level of rapids that looks very dangerous but exciting to hit. The stretch takes around 4.5 hours to finish this with 24kms distance with most risky rapids some of them are 1- Three Blind mice: having a big rapid that can turn the raft, 2- Cross fire: rapid here take raft inside the water, 3- Return to Sender: rapid having the ability to take raft in its round of water, 4- Roller Coaster, 5- Golf Course, 5- Club House, 6- Initiation, 7- Double Treble etc. Throughout this rafting trip one can even attempt Body surfing and Cliff Jumping then trip can end at Neem Beach. (Visit Marin Drive Rafting Package).
2- Shivpuri to Neem Beach (Grade III & IV)
Shivpuri to Neem Beach is a standard rafting stretch provided with all type of camping packages basically involve all thrills and adventure excitement which are expected by all tourists. Shivpuri point offer a moderate level difficulties and takes around 2.5 to 3 hours with a distance of 16 kms including exciting rapids are 1- Return to Sender: giant rapid can turn and take raft in its round river, 2- Roller Coaster: up and down rapids 3- Golf Courses as well as Club House. (Visit Shivpuri Rafting Package).
3- Brahmpuri to Neem Beach (Grade I)
Brahmpuri to Neem Beach River Rafting point is the small stretch that is the generally required for beginners and Children or by people have less time. With the distance of 9 km's it takes around 2 hours to finish and with this you may hit the best and easy throws rapids like Double Treble, Hilton, and Terminator, ranges from grade I to II+. (Visit Brahmpuri Rafting Package).
Note: Rs. 20 pp will also be payble by the tourist as Govt fees.