About us

River Rafting In Rishikesh Guide - Things To Do In Rishikesh

 –A guest post from banbanjara.com.

The exciting adventure of river-rafting on the rapids of the Ganges can be delighted in Rishikesh during any season aside from monsoon. River-rafting in Rishikesh stays shut from first July to fifteenth September. Despite the fact that the main season for rafting is March, it may very well be from mid-September when the river is opened for rafting to the start of December when the water begins to turn excessively cold. 

River Rafting In Rishikesh Guide

River-rafting in Rishikesh is divided into four different stretches with different lengths and different time windows :

1. Brahmpuri Rafting Season - the length of this stretch is about 9kms and generally has grade II rapids. One can do rafting here from mid-September to June end.

2. Shivpuri Rafting Season - this is a 16kms long stretch and is done by grade II rapids.

3. Marine Drive Rafting Season - this is an adventurous stretch hence done by grade IV rapids. This is of 25kms and is open along with Shivpuri but it is closed before 1-2 weeks of it.

4. Kaudiyala Rafting Season -  this stretch is not recommended for beginners at all hence done by the grade v, it is generally opened up in mid-October to mid May.


Grade  I- These are the simplest among all the kinds of rapids. They are classified as evaluation I because of the way that they include a lesser measure of difficulties and generally happen in the plains. Because of this reality, the stream and speed of these rapids are extensively among when contrasted with different grades.

Grade II- The evaluation II rapids that are likewise viewed as ideal for the beginner rafters. Taking the fun and rush of Rishikesh rafting above and beyond, these rapids offer are typically harder than the GRADE I and can be found in those districts where the principal river goes through the lopsided locales or somewhat rough path. Because of this, they likewise offer a touch of challenge and a sensible or moderate measure of challenge to the rafters.

Grade III- The initial step to the entrancing universe of white water rafting in Rishikesh, Grade-III rapids will take you through a portion of the tiring and exhausting rapids in the Ganges and its feeders.

Because of the fast and size of these rapids, at whatever point they run into the stone surfaces, they have all the earmarks of being frothy white and in this way called white water rafting! These sorts of rapids are normally found in the districts where the river streams descend with extraordinary speed and furthermore goes through a portion of the rough and rough patches.

Grade IV- Whenever you are familiar with the tips and deceives of rafting in Rishikesh, you should start the fun and experience the rush with the evaluation IV rapids. Contrasted with the initial three sorts, these rapids are more fearsome and are known for the different degrees of difficulties they offer.

Generally found in the areas where the river slides down through rough patches at fast, these rapids require a great deal of potential and moving procedures alongside high perseverance level!

Grade V- The evaluation V rapids are the exemplification of Rishikesh river rafting! Suggested distinctly for the master rafters, they require a fervent arrangement of rafting aptitudes and wealth of experiences with the white waters.

Generally found in the districts where the river goes through outrageous rough patches or are joined by unexpected drops, there are a small bunch of such rapids in the entire nation, and a large portion of them are found in Rishikesh itself.


River Rafting In Rishikesh Guide

The best opportunity to encounter River Rafting in Rishikesh is during the sweltering summer from March starting to June end. Boating in Rishikesh isn't operational from July to September.


By Road - Rishikesh is well connected with major tourist cities. Delhi is 229kms, Haridwar is 20kms, Mussoorie is 72kms and rest of the places are easily accessible via bus.

By Train - closest railway station is Haridwar and from here cabs are easily available for Rishikesh.


By Air - jolly grant airport located in Dehradun is the closest one and also is connected with all parts of the country.


  • Shades can shield you from the scorching sun on a radiant day. 

  • A couple of additional garments, towel, and shoes. 

  • Sunscreen is prudent. 



1. Non swimmers and minors are advised to go with guides.

2. Health checkup should be done prior to rafting.

3. Do not consume alcohol.

4. Always paddle in coordination

5. Wearing life jackets is compulsory.

6.     Book from approved rafting companies in Rishikesh.

7.   Choose an appropriate rafting stretch according to your age.

8. Wear shoes instead of sandals.

Post a Comment