in a tumultuous current of roaring water with only a row and the kayak with
the waves thirsting to engulf your being any moment - some people must be
made of a different 'stuff' to call that - thrilling! And that 'stuff' sure
is called bravado! Adventure partisans from across the globe come trotting
to challenge the libertine waters of the Indian rivers.
Rapacious Waters Await You At
Stretching 3,200 kilometers along India's northern frontiers, the Himalayas
are veined with a plethora of wild water bodies. For those with a
whitewater-fixation, these rivers need no introduction.
Jammu and Kashmir
The Indus river waters, flowing across high altitude deserts, between
Spituk and Saspol have professionally guided rafting trails. For the
experts, the thrill lies beyond Saspol when the waters get more than stormy.
The Zanskar river meandering alongside the Zanskar mountains, has the most
spine-throbbing whitewater rafting course. July till end of September is the
The rivers Chandrabhaga (Chenab) in Lahaul, the Satluj near Shimla, the
Ravi near Chamba and the Beas near Kullu offer immense whitewater rafting
possibilities. These snow from the mountains stream down into them creating
Garhwal Himalayas are streamlined with the mighty Ganges and its
tributeries, considered exciting points of whitewater rafting. The main
tributaries Alakananda and Bhagirathi meet Devprayag, frothing from their
racy descent. From there, the Ganga dilutes into a 70 km drop pool, where
grade III and IV rapids, the 'Wall' at Bysi and the 4 km 'Golf-Course' form
some of the most enthralling rafting delights. The bordering slopes are
forested with pine and oak thickets and dotted with rare wild fauna. The
Ganga speeding past Rishikesh in Uttaranchal with 12 major rapids is a
whirlpool of crazy currents, rafter pilgrims on their trip to the Hindu
spiritual joint Haridwar and adventure mongers. October to April is the best
time to be there.
The Kali River
At the Indo-Nepalese international boundary, this meandering river makes an
exhilarating blend of long float trips, great angling and class III/IV white
water rafting. Visit during October to May.
The Teesta River forms a challenging course for white water rafters as it
meanders down the craggy eastern Himalayan mountains savoring a blend of
panoramic nature and exciting adventure.
The mighty Brahmaputra snakes through the northeastern India, both
mystifying and destructing the coastlines with its water. For rafters, it
awaits intriguing courses with multi-rapids. The Subansiri, one of its major
tributary, has deep gorges waiting for you between the months of November
Our tour itineraries blend your rafting escapades with trekking and camping
expeditions. Pack your bags if you want to challenge the unruly waters of a