River Rafting from Shivpuri | Shivpuri Camps | Shivpuri Rafting Packages
Shivpuri is a small town located 18 Kms from Rishikesh City. Shivpuri houses many ashrams and temples which are dedicated to lord shiva. Shivpuri literally means the house of Lord Shiva. Shivpuri is also known for its numerous camps and as the major River Rafting destination in Rishikesh. Most of the people who visit Rishikesh for River rafting opt for the Shivpuri Rafting stretch. Hence on a normal weekend Shivpuri is over-crowded with adventure seekers.
Shivpuri is 245 Kms from New Delhi and it takes about 6-7 hours by road to reach. Nearest major railway station is Haridwar which is 45 kms away and the nearest airport is Jolly Grant Airport (Dehradun) which is 50 Kms away.
Rafting from Shivpuri
Shivpuri is most famous as the hub of River Rafting in Rishikesh. It is the starting point of the most sought after River Rafting trip in North India. Rafting from Shivpuri is the Standard and most ideal River Rafting stretch in Rishikesh. Rafting from Shivpuri till Laxman Jhula is a 16 kms rafting stretch and covers some of the most exciting Grade III, IV Rapids in approximately 3 hours. This adventurous trip covers exciting rapids like roller coaster, golf course, club house, etc. and activities like Body surfing and Cliff jumping also.
The Rafting season in Shivpuri starts in Mid-October and ends in June. Shivpuri Rafting is ideal for non-swimmers as there are still water patches or "recovery pools" after the major rapids, this ensures your safety by making rescue easy even if the raft flips over. Rafting from Shivpuri is an adventurous experience specially for first-timers. Shivpuri Rafting trip can be enjoyed by friends, families, college groups, corporate groups and everyone aged 14 years and over. Shivpuri rafting is an adventurous experience and less risky compared to other river rafting trips in Rishikesh which tend to be quite tiring.
Shivpuri is famous as the key starting point of the River rafting in Rishikesh. But as far as Shivpuri camps are concerned, barring a few,most of the camps here fall short of travellers basic expectations. The camps here are extremely basic in nature and campsites are too cramped up with most of the camps located right next to each other. Shivpuri camps are too crowded specially on weekends when all of these campsites are sold out. Unless you are heading to Rishikesh without any prior reservations, Shivpuri camps are not recommended. While camping in Rishikesh is a great idea and can be an experience of a lifetime, most of the camps in Shivpuri provide a below average experience to the traveller. The best camps in Rishikesh are located away from Shivpuri.
Shivpuri Rafting Packages
Shivpuri rafting packages are the most demanded packages in Rishikesh. This 3 hour rafting stretch is the most incredible one as it covers maximum rapids within a short distance. It is the most ideal stretch of rafting in Rishikesh. Shivpuri is the most frequented rafting point out of the 4 starting points in Rishikesh. The river rafting packages that include rafting from Shivpuri start from INR 1850/- per person.
Shivpuri Rafting Package
Day 01: Arrival at the campsite, Allocation of tents followed by Lunch. Leave for Trekking to the waterfall. Come back in time for evening Tea and cookies, Enjoy volleyball, cricket, badminton or indoor games available at the campsite. After dark, Bonfire with light music and bonfire snacks. After Dinner, overnight in camps.
Day 02: Enjoy the hot Morning Tea on the pleasant morning in natural surroundings. After Breakfast, we pack our bags and leave for Shivpuri River Rafting which has many adventurous Rapids. We enjoy cliff Jumping and Body Surfing on the way. The river rafting concludes near Laxman Jhula, Rishikesh.
Package is ideal for Corporate Groups, families with young adults, group of friends.
Cost of only River Rafting in Shivpuri
Shivpuri Rafting ideally costs Rs. 450/- per person if you wish to stay somewhere else and do river rafting only. This cost includes pick-up from Rafting office in Rishikesh, travel to Shivpuri, cost of rafting guide and all required equipment. In short, no hidden charges.
CHECKLIST FOR SHIVPURI RAFTING
As for all rafting trips in Rishikesh, you do not need to go to adventure showrooms to buy your gear. Everything necessary will be provided by us. You may refer to the checklist for rafting for the list of things you may pack.