White Water Rafting... In InDia

White Water is basically Rafting in turbulent waters. White Water is when a river forms a bubbly or aerated and unstable current. This frothy water appears white hence the name. Based on the Scale of River Difficulty, river water is graded from Grade 1 to Grade 6 with increasing order of difficulty. Grade 3 and above are classified as white waters.

Classification of Rafting on the scale of difficulty:

  • Grade 1 : Easy, small waves. No obstacles.
  • Grade 2 : Moderate difficulty with clear passages.
  • Grade 3 : Difficult, high irregular waves, narrow passages require precise maneuvering.
  • Grade 4 : Difficult, powerful waves. Very precise maneuvering required.
  • Grade 5 : Extremely difficult, violent, highly congested.

Rishikesh is known as the Rafting Capital of InDia.

Rafting @ Rishikesh. You can see some security personals as well. Police do keep a watch for safety purposes.

Only few rivers in the world have the mystique of the Ganges, considered as mother for Indians. Rafting on its water of is certainly an unusual experience. Your first encounter can be the beginning of the addiction.

That's a Grade 4 Rapid in the Ganges..

A River Side Camp in Rishikesh, UK.

Rafting started in the Mighty Siang River in Arunachal as well.. My home town.. This river has few rapids which are even beyond Grade 5, only certified swimmers are allowed here.

Grade 4 & 5 Rapids in River Siang, Arunachal.
Rafts has a capacity of carrying maximum 10 people
Rafts in Ganges..
Other activities offered in Rishikesh are Kayaking, Body Surfing, Cliff Jumping and Trekking. Best time to visit Rishikesh is between February to June and September to November. Rafting is closed during monsoon and in winters very few people prefers.
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