River Rafting in Uttaranchal
River Rafting on Garhwal(Ganges) :
The Rapids of sacred river Ganga, offers the professional as well as the amateur, the sheer exhilaration of white water rafting. The Alaknanda and the Bhagirathi, are the main tributaries of the Ganga, and meet at Devprayag, frothing from their racy descent. Their waters are Grade IV and Grade V, challenging the expert to survive the thrill.
Down river from Devprayag, the Ganga changes into a pool drop river. This stretch of almost 70 kms, is perfect for the amateur and the novice, for here, the river offers some fine Grade III rapids, and two Grade II rapids, the 'wall' at Bysi and the 'Golf Course" 4 kms below Shivpuri village; each followed by deep and placid pools.
Sandy beaches line the river at intervals, allowing river rafters to pull up alongside, for a spot of relaxation. The slopes on either side, are covered with oak, pine, spruce, and fir, with an occasional village and its terraced fields, dotting the landscape. Wildlife can be sighted at a distance, especially spotted deer, monkeys and leopards. Spiritual retreats and ashrams (hermitages) overlook the river, and add a spiritual flavour to this fantastic experience.
River Rafting in Kumaon :
Operational : Mid-September to Mid-May
In Kumaon, the Kali Ganga (Sharda) flows down from the Nepal border, through the Kumaon hills. The Kali and the Jori rivers meet at Jauljivi, where the water level increases, perfect for ace professionals. For over 110 kms from Jauljivi to Tanakpur, its rapids are Grade IV, and more. The tough three days of rafting should be attempted only, by professionals.
Lower down among the forested slopes, the river becomes calmer, offering the amateur a sporting challenge, before flowing out into the plains of Uttaranchal.
River rafting tour package on Ganges :
Day 01 - Arrive Delhi
On arrival you will be met by our representative and transferred to hotel, where we will be holding the rooms on ready occupancy basis. Overnight at hotel.
Day 02 - Delhi
In the morning take a city tour covering Laxmi Narayan Temple - The Place of Gods, India Gate - The memorial of martyrs, Parliament House - The Government headquarters.
In the afternoon take a city tour of Old Delhi covering Jama Masjid - The largest mosque in Asia, Red Fort - The red stone magic, Gandhi memorial - The memoir of father of the nation. Also enjoy the sound & light show in the evening. Overnight at hotel.
Day 03 - Delhi - Hardwar - Rishikesh
Morning transfer to station to enboard Shatabdi express to Hardwar. On arrival pick up from the station and after a whirlwind city tour of temples, drive to Rishikesh. On arrival check in into hotel. Overnight at hotel.
Day 04 - Rishikesh - Rudraprayag
In the morning enjoy a city tour of Ashrams and Temples and also a visit to Yoga and Meditation centre, afterwards drive to Rudrprayag: confluence of river Mandikini with Alaknanda. Overnight at camps.
Day 05 - Rudraprayag - Srinagar
Raft down to Srinagar (05 to 06hrs). Overnight at camps.
Day 06 - Srinagar - Deoprayag
Rafting down to Deoprayag (05 - 06 hrs) where river Alaknanda merges with River Bhagirathi and forms the Ganges (05-06 hrs). Overnight at camps.
Day 07 - Deoprayag - Kaudiyala
Rafting up to Kaudiyala (05-06 hrs). Overnight at camps.
Day 08 - Kaudiyala - Shivpuri
Raft down to Shivpuri (05-06 hrs). Overnight at camps.