About River Rafting Rishikesh

A Raft is an rubberized inflatable boat that must be paddled to ride through the rough waters and rapids. A raft is usually made from polyester or nylon coated with a synthetic rubber material like Hypalon, urethane and PVC. Rafting is usually done on rivers with good water currents. Rafting is also often called "Whitewater Rafting" because the frothing rapids of a guzzling river makes the water appear – White. Each raft has a guide and a helper and before each white water rafting trip the guide briefs the group members and address their queries. Everyone is provided with a safety helmet and a life jacket. Our River Rafting Guides have years of experience and expertise to ensure a safe and buzzing experience for you. Plan a trip for River Rafting in Rishikesh and be prepared to take each rapid head on!

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Grades of Rapids in Rishikesh

Rough waters or "Rapids" on the river stretches are rated according to the risk involved in running through them. The rapids are graded on a scale of I to VI. Following is the brief description of all the Six Rapid Grades.

  • Grade I Rapids are easiest to navigate, these are the ones with mild current and there is no risk involved.
  • Grade II Rapids are rapids where obstacles or rocks are distinctively apart and provide a clear passage and easy maneuver.
  • Grade III Rapids are quite technical and requires good judgement by the guide, these are quite adventurous.
  • Grade IV Rapids offer the real thrill of river rafting, the waves are powerful enough to topple the raft, these can be tricky. "The Golf Course" and "Roller Coaster" are renowned Grade IV Rapids in the Shivpuri Rafting Stretch.
  • Grade V Rapids can be quite dangerous, you will be lucky to get through them without being toppled by the strong waves. The wall in the Kaudiyala Rafting Stretch is the only Grade V Rapid in Rishikesh.
  • Grade VI Rapids are those rapids which are believed to be suicidal as they are extremely hard to maneuver. Luckily we dont have any of them in Rishikesh.

All rapids in Rishikesh have been given exciting names according to their nature. During River rafting in Rishikesh one encounters many rapids, these rapids range between Grade I Rapids to Grade IV Rapids.

List of Rapids in Rishikesh:
  • » Daniel's Dip
  • » The Wall
  • » Black Money
  • » Three Blind Mice
  • » Cross Fire
  • » Sweet Sixteen
  • » Good Morning
  • » Roller coaster
  • » Golf Course
  • » Club House
  • » Initiation
  • » Double Trouble
  • » Hilton
  • » Terminator
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