India: Best River rafting Places for this summer

We have listed Top 10 India: Best River rafting Places for this summer. So let’s get started: 1. Rishikesh Located in the foothills of the Himalayas in northern India, it is known as The Gateway to the Garhwal Himalayas.Rishikesh is becoming a popular spot for white water rafting enthusiasts, both from India and abroad, as the Ganges offers medium to rough rapids rated class 3 and class 4. The Ganga river at Rishikesh is one of the world’s best rivers to raft. A 16 km stretch from Shivpuri to Lakshman Jhula in Rishikesh, rapids range from grade 1 to grade 4. [caption id="attachment_3760" align="alignnone" width="700"] Image Source[/caption] 2. Zanskar The Zanskar is a mountain range in the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir that separates Zanskar from Ladakh. Geologically, the Zanskar Range is part of the Tethys Himalaya. River rafting in Zanskar is quite unlike anywhere else in the world. It provides the best opportunity to enjoy and experience the natural beauty of the spectacular landscape with deep gorges, towering snowcapped peaks, hilltop monasteries, hillside villages, and glimpses of the unique wildlife. [caption id="attachment_3761" align="alignnone" width="700"] Image Source[/caption]   3. River Indus in Ladakh, Jammu & Kashmir The Indus River rafting offers a spectacular river rafting experience in Ladakh, Jammu & Kashmir. Much easier and quieter than the Zanskar, the Indus is suitable for Grade 2 and 3 trips. The river, which originates in Tibet , flows down through Leh-Ladakh. [caption id="attachment_3762" align="alignnone" width="700"] Image Source[/caption] 4. Bhagirathi River Rafting The Bhagirathi is a turbulent Himalayan river in the state of Uttarakhand, India, and one of the two head streams of the Ganges, the major river of Northern India. With beautiful landscapes and white sandy beaches, the Bhagirathi offers 150 kms of pure white water rafting thrill. The best season for a rafting adventure falls between October and mid-May. [caption id="attachment_3763" align="alignnone" width="700"] Image Source[/caption] 5. Teesta River Rafting, Sikkim and Darjeeling The rugged Teesta River, the main river of Sikkim, Darjeeling, and Kalimpong Hill Region and the total length of the river is 309 kilometers. Large boulders in and around the waters make it ideal for rafting enthusiasts. Paddle rafting and oar rafting can be done in the Teesta River in between October and April. 6. Brahmaputra River Rafting Expedition Brahmaputra is a trans-boundary river and one of the major rivers of Asia. With its origin in the Angsi Glacier, located on the northern side of the Himalayas in Burang County of Tibet as the Yarlung Tsangpo River, it flows across southern Tibet to break through the Himalayas. The expedition starts from Tuting in Arunachal Pradesh on the Subansari river, the primary tributary of the Brahmaputra, and ends after 180 kms of rafting at Pasighat. It also gives an excellent exposure to remarkable sceneries and unparalleled locations making this river’s white water rafting among premier expedition in India. [caption id="attachment_3766" align="alignnone" width="700"] Image Source[/caption] 7. Kali/Sharda River Rafting Dandeli The river descends from 3,600 metres at Kalapani to 200 metres entering the Terai plains, offering an unrealized potential for unique rafting experience. Passing through verdant jungles the trip offers a view of various wild animals, and birds, while rafting through the pristine, and deserted environment. [caption id="attachment_3768" align="alignnone" width="700"] Image Source[/caption] 8. Tons in Garhwal The Tons is the largest tributary of the Yamuna and flows through Garhwal region in Uttarakhand, touching Himachal Pradesh. Its source lies in the 20,720 ft (6,315 meters) high Bandarpunch mountain and is one of the most major perennial Indian Himalayan rivers. Along with Ganges, it has now become a major destination for water-based adventure sports like white-water rafting in Uttarakhand. It is considered as one of the most challenging white water river rafting expeditions in the country today. [caption id="attachment_3769" align="alignnone" width="700"] Image Source[/caption] 9. Kolad, Maharashtra The Kundalika is a fastest river flowing from the Hills of Sahyadri to the Arabian Sea. Rafting operations begin at a village called as Saje. The water from the Dam gets released making the water levels great for rafting and offers Grade 2 and Grade 3 rapids. It is the only rafting facility in India to be operational all round the year. The best months for rafting are in the months of monsoon when the water levels are high. [caption id="attachment_3770" align="alignnone" width="700"] Image Sorce[/caption] 10. Barapole in Coorg A scenically beautiful river that enters Brahmagiri Wild Life Sanctuary at the finishing stretch. Coorg lies in Western Ghats edging along the Deccan plateau,South West monsoon starts during June till Mid-October, every year rafters enjoy one of South India’s most challenging White Water Rafting adventures at the Upper Barapole River in Coorg. The best season to raft is in the monsoon and post-monsoon months of June to September. [caption id="attachment_3771" align="alignnone" width="700"] Image Source[/caption] 11. Kullu-Manali Kullu is one of the most popular destinations for white water rafting in India. Sail on the stretches of river Beas, where rapids provide an exhilarating interlude to enthusiasts. Level of difficulty is Very Basic – Grade 1 and 3 Rapids Distance Covered: Raft on river Beas from Pirdi (4 kms ahead of Kullu town) down to Jhiri, on a stretch of approximately 14 kms. [caption id="attachment_3772" align="alignnone" width="700"] Image Source[/caption] 12. Yamuna River Yamuna is a hub of river rafting in India, which is suitable for both amateur and skilled rafters. There are two stretches- Nainbagh to Juddo and Yamuna Bridge to Juddo among which Nainbagh to Juddo is most ideal for rafting. The rapid grades range between I and III which are challenging and can be dealt with little effort. Level of difficulty is Moderate – Grade 1 and 3 Rapids Distance Covered: Yamuna bridge to Juddo 9 kms stretch [caption id="attachment_3773" align="alignnone" width="700"] Image Source[/caption] 13. Kameng River Kameng River is one of the best destination for river rafting in India. With each passing kilometre at Kameng the thrill never ends, the impulsive river has the caliber to fill one with extreme exhilaration! Level of difficulty is  Moderate- Grade IV rapid Distance Covered: A distance of 25km is covered in rafting [caption id="attachment_3774" align="alignnone" width="700"] Image Source[/caption] 14. Lohit River If you’re looking for a rafting adventure in the North East, Lohit river, flowing through Arunachal Pradesh is where you need to be. This lesser known river is one of the most interesting rivers for water sports like river rafting and kayaking in India. Level of difficulty is Moderate- Grade IV rapid Distance Covered: Total distance of approx 100 km from the Line of Actual Control to Hayuliang [caption id="attachment_3775" align="alignnone" width="700"] Image Source[/caption] 15. Spiti River Spiti River that flows through the magnificent Spiti valley is the best place for river rafting in India for thrill seekers. The end point being Sumdo, one can expect to spend at least 6 days in the river. Right from the glaciers to the pristine villages, you will be able to witness the spectacles of Himachal Pradesh. Level of difficulty is Moderate Distance Covered: It covers a distance of 180km starting from Tuting to Pasighat [caption id="attachment_3777" align="alignnone" width="700"] Image Source[/caption] 16. Alaknanda River, Uttarakhand Alaknanda River is here to give you a good dose of thrill and shrill! Cascading from the Garhwal Indeed challenging it takes about 6 days in the river and rafter has to survive through grade 4 and 5 rapids. By the end of expedition not only you will be excited but also, full of knowledge and experience! Level of difficulty is Challenging and difficult – Grade 4 and 5 Rapids Distance Covered: A stretch of approx 25 kms [caption id="attachment_3778" align="alignnone" width="700"] Image Source[/caption]   #LiveAdventurously

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