Whitewater Rafting: Rapids in Rishikesh

Posted: March 18, 2014 by kirisyko in Water, Whitewater rafting

The Opportunist Traveller


Though it was something that I’d always intended to try, I had never given whitewater rafting much thought. For some reason I had always assumed that it would feel like snorkelling on a roller coaster and since I hate roller coasters, I didn’t expect to like it much. I couldn’t have been more wrong. I absolutely loved it! After 2 hours, drenched in ice cold water and shivering uncontrollably, I still wanted more. The 24 km long stretch of the Ganga that we rafted along simply wasn’t enough! It was an absolutely exhilarating experience and I can’t wait to go and do it again.

Getting to Rishikesh: 

Delhi- Ghaziabad- Meerut- Muzzafarnagar- Roorkee- Haridwar- Rishikesh

Upto Roorkee, it is the same route we took for Mussourie. The road till Muzzafarnagar is still fantastic and the road between Muzzafarnagar and Roorkee is still appalling. Plan accordingly.

Rafting begins beyond Rishikesh. There…

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