We compiled a comprehensive guide that includes all the necessary information you will need to do rafting.
India proposes a wide range of adventure travel options due to its incredible diversity. We've been rafting the Ganga, Rishikesh, Goa, Himachal and many more places for a long period. We've done everything from a brief rafting excursion in Rishikesh to a 5-day Alaknanda river rafting expedition. Among the many travel companies offering fascinating adventures, We stand out as a group of expert guides dedicated to producing unforgettable, high-quality adventure trips with a strong emphasis on nature.
Rafting and whitewater rafting are outdoor amusement activities that use a boat or an unsinkable raft. It has different difficulty levels, according to the breeze of the water in which the sport is done. It can be done solo, but more commonly with groups and needs good teamwork to manage the water. River rafting, canoeing and whitewater rafting are this sports' preferred styles.
People have been rafting on rivers for trips or fishing throughout the history of humankind. This adventurous sports activity has been known to be done since 1811, and the modern version became popular around the 1950s. The first known attempt to do this extreme sport was on Snake River without any kit of today's rafting. The river is named Mad River due to its difficult route. Later on, the first commercial trip on the river was successfully made in 1940.
Rafting used to be done with individual paddling with 3- to 4.3 meters rafts with double-sided paddles. Modern and whitewater rafting are done with multi-person rafts and single-sided paddles. A team propels the boat on it. A professional raft guide, guides the team at the stern of the boat and controls the boat's navigation and speed by leading the team.
Rafting can be fatal in some rivers; today, it is done by many people and is a safe outdoor sports activity in commercial areas. This sport has tournaments and an International Rafting Federation. Most commercial routes are appropriate for beginners, and you can easily find daily rafting tours, rafting tours, camping, and whitewater rafting according to your experience level.
Whitewater rafting has more action than traditional rafting. Dominating the river with teamwork and defeating the fear of dangerous white water makes this sport very exciting. The best part of whitewater rafting which separates it from other action sports is the chance to share the joy of the action with beloved ones. It is a 200 years old sport and shares a common history with rafting. Like rafting, it is done with a group of 8 to 12 people with a rafting guide. There are tours for white rafting in various locations around the world. There are six grades of difficulty, also known as the International Scale of River Difficulty.
River rafting can be as lengthy as you want, and you can go alone like canoeing. There are multi-day rafting tours where you can camp or find daily rafting tours. On the other hand, whitewater rafting is more extreme than others and has daily and 3-4 hours options depending on the location. You can have river rafting tours singly or with 2 to 3 people. Whitewater rafting requires teamwork and is done with 8 to 12 people depending on the boat size. The best time for rafting can change according to the zone. Some rafting tours can be good in spring, and you can have a beautiful time watching nature around the river. Some people go canoeing in Norway and Sweden on the fjord to watch whales migrating. You can always have different experiences in this sport.
Rafting is fun to learn and requires attention. The best way to learn is to attend rafting training, but it is good to know some tips about rafting before you try. There are a couple of security rules that will make rafting more enjoyable.
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Rushing downstream with the strong river flows, negotiating turbulent rapids, and water droplets hitting you in the face; white water rafting is an adventure sport that gets.
Up the adrenalin working thick and fast.
Rivers born in Himalayan glacial valleys make a quick descent before entering the plains. On the course, they have cut out graded spaces that have attracted white water rafters from India and overseas.
Guided rafting is executed on river Sutlej at Tattapani near Shimla, at Pirdi on the Beas river near Kullu, on the Ravi river near Chamba, and for the professional on the more.
Daring rapids of Chandra and Spiti rivers in Lahaul and Spiti district.
River Beas from Manali to Bhuntar, a stretch of 50 km with several rapids, is most popular for recreational river rafting runs. Riding a raft over gentle, occasionally foaming waves and dashing against rocks and boulders is a thrill to experience.
For safety bases, the rapids of rivers in Himachal have been graded following international guidelines.
Category I: Easy moving water, small waves, no barriers, it's a relaxing way to spend the day.
Category II: Average difficulty, with a clear path and rapids rising to as high as three feet, which can be seen tugging the boat.
Category III: Difficult, high irregular waves, narrow clear passage requires precise maneuvering as the water gushes over the raft's sides.
Category IV: Difficult long rapids, powerful irregular waves that require precise maneuvering as the water splashes on the face and sends the heart racing.
Category V: Extremely difficult. Long, violent, and highly congested rapids stimulate the experienced adrenaline rush.
Category VI: Un-runnable, Only professionals should attempt this.
Out of the many adventure sports options available in the state, river rafting is sure to be one of your most fun-filled memorable experiences.
Uttarakhand, with gurgling rivers like Ganga, Yamuna, Alaknanda, Tons, Kali, Kosi and many more, is the greatest white water rafting destination. Between braving the breezes and gently floating, rafting in Uttarakhand can be experienced by the novice, the experienced and even non-swimmers. Rishikesh is one of the most well-known rafting destinations. For powerful rapids, opt for the stretches along the Alaknanda, Dhauliganga and Kali rivers. Newbies can raft from Barkot to Lakhamandal and Data to Yamuna Bridge, near Mussoorie.
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