River Rafting in India
Sites of River Rafting in India
For river rafting India offers some of the wildest tracks, which include
River Rafting in Ladakh, Jammu & Kashmir
If you are expert in river rafting and want to experience the best stretch for professionally guided runs in whitewater, then go for the options available on the Indus River and its major tributaries. Indus, in between Spituk and Saspol, becomes difficult and after that only technically sound professions dare to challenge it. River Rafting On Zanskar River, Ladakh Another exciting whitewater rafting option is on the Zanskar River. Raft through the through the breathtaking gorge in the Zanskar mountains, between Padum and Nimo regions. But here this route is suited for the well-organized whitewater expeditions. River Rafting in Himachal Pradesh
Himachal Pradesh's snow-fed rivers offer tremendous opportunities for these activities. The rivers like Chandrabhaga (Chenab) in Lahaul, the Satluj near Shimla, the Ravi near Chamba and the Beas near Kullu offer tremendous river running expedition opportunities.
River Rafting in Sikkim & Darjeeling (Teesta River)
Even for the rafters, River Teesta of Sikkim extends the most challenging invitation. With a series of cascades, Teesta offers a blend of nature and adventure.
River Rafting in Arunachal Pradesh (Brahmaputra River)
With the mighty Brahmaputra cascading down the heights of Tibet, Arunachal Pradesh brings an exciting experience for the rafters.
River Rafting In Nepal
In Nepal you can find you will several fine rivers in Nepal, for rafting or canoeing experience. Glide on magnificent water with the help of some of the finest by government authorized agencies.
Important Events of River Rafting in India
In the moth of the March and April, Indian River Running Association organizes Four Square White-Water Rafting Challenge at Rishikesh. Many teams from all over India participate. By paying an entry fee of Rs. 1,000, any person who is medically fit can participate in this competition.
River Rafting Levels
On scale of 1 to 6 depending on the topography and speed, the rivers are graded. For the beginners, level 1 is apt. But level 6 is meant for the persons who are proficient and ready to take nay challenge. But in any level, primarily, the helmsman should be familiar with the roots of the river and its obstacles. Be a beginner or a professional, life jackets and crash helmets should be worn by all. Choose your guide who is suitably qualified so that panic is avoided if there is a mishap.
Tips of River Rafting in India
- Carry dry bags or boxes to protect small personal items.
- Take all necessary prescribed medications such as inhalers, bee-sting kits, insulin etc.
- Bring along sunscreen, sunglasses and a camera
- Avoid cotton clothing while rafting. Wear more polyester and synthetic materials, which will keep you warmer. If get wet they will dry faster than cotton.
- Don't carry your car keys, wallets, cell phones etc.
The Garhwal Mandal Vikas Nigam (GMVN), an Uttaranchal Government undertaking, conducts river rafting courses at Kaudiyala. This place is located around 38 kms from Rishikesh.