Rafting :

The land of turbulent as well as sacred rivers, Uttarakhand is a destination that offers best white-water rafting experience in India. Rafting is an adventure enthusiasts sport which fills one’s soul with the thrill of excitement. It is an outdoor activity which uses an inflatable raft to navigate a river or other water body. The popular amongst all the enthusiast is being River Ganga that creates thrilling rapids in Rishikesh, compelling adventure lovers to give rafting activity a shot. The Alaknanda and Bhagirathi, are the main tributaries of the river Ganga which forms at Devprayag. Most rafting spots and camps are usually located between Shivpuri and Kaudiyala, upstream from Rishikesh on the way to Devprayag.

The other places where this activity gives you opportunity are - Mori, where you go tossing in the turbulent Tons River. You can also raft from Barkot to Lakhamandal and Damta to Yamuna Bridge, near Mussoorie. Over the years, many rafting camps have come up in these locations. The two stretches are absolutely safe for beginners.

The seasoned rafting enthusiasts can choose to check their skills in the Tons River where Mori is the spot to expect the major struggle and thrill. The stretch along Alaknanda, Dhauliganga, and Kali rivers also have several challenging rapids which lure the rafting enthusiasts. It is perfectly safe for non-swimmers to go rafting in Uttarakhand. As long as you have a life jacket on, there is nothing to fear. Shivpuri near Rishikesh is the main White Water River Rafting hub in Uttarakhand. The best time to enjoy this sport is in summers and winters. Monsoon time is a bit difficult as the rivers are on turmoil due to torrential rainfall. To achieve something more adventurous in life, white river rafting is the must go in one’s bucket list.


Rafting in Rishikesh is popular all over the country and the turbulent waves of river Ganges makes it a popular adventure activity in Rishikesh. Adventure seekers flock at Rishikesh in large numbers post-monsoon to enjoy the thrill of rafting. Book your rafting tour here.


List of Rafting Stretches:

S.No River Name Stretch Name
1 Ganga Devprayag to Rishikesh
2 Alaknanda Chamoli to Devprayag
3 Tons Mori to Yatchdi
4 Kali Jauljivi to Boom
5 Kosi Kumeriya to Ramnagar
6 Yamuna Nainbagh to Judo
7 Ram Ganga West Virdhakedar to Bhikiyasen
8 Ram Ganga East Nachani to Pancheshwar
9 Sarayu Seraghat to Pancheshwar
10 Pindari Debal to Karnprayag