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Most excellent Places for River Rafting in India

places for rafting in india

No other delight can be compared to that of gushing all the way through the river rapids on a raft. India is gifted with the radiant river which flows down from the lofty altitudes of magnificent Himalayan Range, can be counted among the most excellent destinations for river rafting in blue planet. So here we are giving you a list of some best places in India where you can enjoy rafting.

1. Ganga River, Rishikesh, Uttarakhand

Rishikesh is nestled in Garhwal Himalaya in Uttarakhand and has received the title of ‘River Rafting Capital of India’. The rafting season in this place is best during the months of Mid September to June. Rishikesh provides the rapid which varies from easy to strenuous, so this destination mainly suits all types of rafters from skilled to learners. Here the mystical river Ganga offers the rapid range from Grade I to Grade IV. Moreover, there are four stretches: Shivpuri to Rishikesh (16kms), Brahmapuri to Rishikesh (9kms), Kaudiyala to Rishikesh (36kms) and Marine drive to Rishikesh (24kms).  

2. River Indus, Kashmir and Laddakh

It is very adventurous doing rafting in the Indus River and this river is known as ‘Singhe Khababs’ which means ‘Out of the Lion’s Mouth’. This is an ideal place for river rafting and is preferred by many who love adventure and rafting. Indus River has rapids of grade I and II and is most excellent for the novices to have a remarkable rafting experience. Here the most popular rafting stretch is from Phey to Sapsol. Furthermore, rafting in this river rapidly maneuvers through the prosperous green valley with numerous whirlpools, which makes the goose bump expedition yelling as well as challenging.

3. Kundalika River, Maharashtra

Kundalika is a river which originates from a town known as Bhira in Maharashtra. It is one of the fastest flowing Rivers in South India and offers the rapid ranging from Grade II to Grade III. This River is an excellent rafting destination South of the Himalayas. It is situated in amidst of the wonderful Sahyadris, the almost 15 kilometer extend of rapids along this river gives various ample opportunities for a thrilling experience. Also, the best time for rafting in Kundalika is in monsoon when the water levels goes very high.

4. Barapole, Coorg, Karnataka

In south India, Coorg is the one of the most excellent places for rafting. River rafting in the Coorg provides rafting in river Barapole in which the stretches are mainly divided into two parts which are the upper part of the river and the lower one. Here the rapids depend on the water levels that are between the Grade II to Grade IV. The best time for rafting here is in the monsoon as well as post-monsoon months of June - September.

5. Teesta River, Sikkim and Darjeeling

Teesta is the main River of Darjeeling, Sikkim and Kalimpong Hill Region. The point where Teesta River meets with the Rangit River makes a dreadful place for rafting for the experienced persons. This river offers a series of rapids with different intensity and has been rated at Grade IV. Here you can enjoy both the oar rafting as well as paddle rafting. Moreover, the best time for rafting here is from late winter to the early summers.

6. Beas River, Kullu – Manali

Kullu and Manali is one of the most well-liked and popular destinations for white water rafting in India. Here the rafting is done on River Beas and rafters sail on the long stretches of Beas and treat themselves to an exciting experience. Rafting in this River has rapids of Grade I and III. It recklessly arrests the mind of adventurers who look for such mountain activities. Hence, the best time for rafting here is from the March to June. 



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