sport of white water river rafting calls for a
triumph over the swift swirling river as it gushes
past spectacular mountains. It is practiced mainly
in the upper reaches where the water is wild and
white as it froths and foams, crashing against
narrow gorges, rocky outcrops and falls at deep
Sandy beaches line the river at intervals, allowing
river rafters to pull up alongside. The slopes on
either side are covered with oak, pine spruce and
fir, with the occasional village and its terraced
fields dotting the landscape. Wild-Life can be
sighted at a distance, especially spotted deer,
monkeys, leopard, while multi-hued butterflies flit
among flowering bushes. Spiritual retreats and
ashrams overlook the river and add to the spiritual
experience. Suitable and best season for rafting is
September to June.
The equipment for white water river rafting is an
oar frame raft which usually accommodates a maximum
of eight persons. It is navigated by an experienced
guide using two large oars. Sometimes all persons on
board use paddle for greater power to match the
river. However keen coordination is necessary and it
is important not to fight the current if adrift.
Minimum age for participation is 14 years, younger
children are allowed on certain sections of the
rivers with safety being the priority.
All members get full safety gear - U.S. cost guard
approved life-jackets, helmets, water proof dry bags
& camping gear. Complete safety briefing to all the
members at the start of the trip. All trips can be
made by beginners unless otherwise indicated.
White water Rafting shivpuri to Rishikesh :
This exclusive and private beach 20 Kms from
Rishikesh has 20 river facing beach side Swiss
tents, all in the midst of the Himalayan foothills,
forests and the holy Ganges. Let Ganga Banks capture
the romantic and release the adventurer in you.
Facilities: River facing Swiss tents or tourist
guest house with beds, beach volleyball, parachute
conference area, bonfire and bar-be-cue, tug of war,
Frisbee, kids recreational area.
Activities: River rafting, treks, nature and
wildlife exploring, expeditions, quiet solace
Water Rafting Bharmpuri to Rishikesh :
11 kms. Time taken: 2.5 to 3.5 hrs. Depending on the
Drive Brahmpuri, the first rafting camp on Ganga 11
kms. Towards Shivpuri. Arrive Brahmpuri. After ready
the raft, we raft down to Rishikesh. We hit some of
the easy and exciting rapids on the river i.e.
Initiation, Double-Trouble, Hilton and Terminator.
In the later part, we float past temples and Ashrams
of Laxman Jhula and Ram Jhula, the main tourist area
of Rishikesh Certainly the best angle to see the
town of the Gods, Ghats and the Ganges.