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Top 10 Best Places For River Rafting in India

Places For River Rafting

After navigating the rapids, steering through the unstoppable water, and finally reaching the target point, it gives adventure enthusiasts one of the greatest thrills possible. India has become a hotspot for water sports. There are several famous river rafting spots in India where you can indulge in the activity to your heart’s content. The shared sense of adventure also makes for a great activity for large groups and office outings. The following are some of the places to explore if you are planning to go river rafting.

10 Best Places For River Rafting in India

1. Ganga River, Uttarakhand

Rishikesh is possibly the best place in India to try every type of water sport, as well as other adventurous activities such as trekking, rock climbing, etc. River Rafting is one of the most popular sports in India, and it is one of the most recommended and visited places. Between Shivpuri and Lakshman Jhula, a distance of approximately 16 kilometers, there are 13 rapids in the River Ganges. As well as being the most popular adventure destination in the world, Rishikesh is situated on the banks of the holy Ganges (Ganga).

Season to go rafting: Mid September to Mid June. 

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2. Indus River, Ladakh 

One of Asia’s longest rivers, the Indus, also known as the Sindhu, stretches over a distance of approximately 3,180 km. Located in the mountains of Ladakh, Jammu & Kashmir, the river flows between mountains that are endowed with natural beauty. You will be faced with the dilemma of enjoying the scenery or attending to your adventure sport. It is only possible to experience such a distraction when you are participating in white water rafting on the Indus River, where you can enjoy an amazing one-kilometer-long rapid at Nurla.

The best season for rafting is July to September.

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3. Kullu-Manali

In India, Kullu is one of the most popular white water rafting destinations. Experience a thrilling interlude on the stretches of river Beas where rapids provide an exhilarating break. River rafting is one of the best things to do in the country.

June to July is the best time for rafting.

4. Yamuna River, Uttarakhand

Yamuna River rafting is unique. Rafting is a fun experience no matter what your experience level is. Yamuna Bridge to Juddo and Nainbagh to Juddo are both sections of the river. Rafting from Nainbagh to Juddo is the most popular activity. This rapid runs from grade 1 to grade 3.

The best time to raft on the river is between September and June.

5. Barapole River, Karnataka

In South India, Barapole river rafting in Coorg or Kodagu provides the best white water rafting experience. First-time rafters can enjoy the Coorg Barapole river.

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6. Kundalika River, Maharashtra

Kundalika River in Kolad is also a popular rafting spot in India that is located in the Sahyadri Range. From the Sahyadri Hills to the Arabian Sea flows the Kundalika River. Bhira is a small town in Maharashtra where the river originates. Located 121 KM away from Mumbai city, the place has a beautiful natural setting that will impress you at first sight. It is probably the only river rafting place in India that is open all year round, making it one of the best weekend getaway spots in this region. When it comes to river rafting here, the best time is during the Monsoon, when the water is at its highest.

A good time for rafting is June to August.

Places For River Rafting

7. Teesta River, Darjeeling 

Flowing through the Indian states of West Bengal and Sikkim, the Teesta River is a 309 km long river popular for rafting. During your rafting experience, you’ll pass through beautiful scenery, which adds to the fun and adventure. Stones and rocks do not detract from the beauty of the river; rather, they only amplify it. Rapids here in the river are variable based on the flow of the water. Although, experts suggest that the rivers in this region are only unsuitable for rafting during the monsoon, so you should choose to engage in rafting during the relatively dry months of the year. The Rafting route is 15 km long. It begins in Tarkhola and ends in Melli.

Places For River Rafting

8. Kameng River

In India, the Kameng River is one of the best destinations for river rafting. The thrill never ends at Kameng, the river’s impulsive nature fills you with extreme exhilaration with every passing kilometer! Are you ready? Put on your gear, grab your oars, and let’s go!

The best time to raft is April through early June.

9. Alaknanda River, Uttarakhand

A good dose of thrills and shrill awaits you on the Alaknanda River! Taking about six days in the river and surviving grade IV and V rapids, rafters must descend from the Garhwal. By the end of the expedition, you will not only be full of excitement, but you will also be full of knowledge and experience!

The best time to raft is from October to April.

Places For River Rafting

10. Brahmaputra River, Sikkim & Arunachal Pradesh 

You must try river rafting on the Brahmaputra River, which starts from Tuting and ends in Pasighat. It may take a week to cover the stretch of rafting if you don’t have enough time. Rafting in Arunachal Pradesh will be thrilling as you will be surrounded by green and blue mountains. It is recommended for experienced rafters.

River Rafting is best from September to June.

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