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Experience a different facet of India with this adventurous river rafting tour in India. Spanning over 10 days, this Rishikesh rafting tour will set your adrenaline pumping. Raft from Rudraprayag through Grade IV white water rapids The Holy Hole to Maletha Beach, thereon to Beas Ghat through Devprayag. From Beas Ghat, we make our way back to Rishikesh via Kaudiyala and Shivpuri. Throughout the rafting tour, every effort is undertaken to maximize the adventure for the rafters while ensuring their safety. Riverside camps for accommodations and campfire dinners all combine to enhance the spirit of adventure in this rafting tour. Book with JetwaysIndia and find a new meaning to adventure and rafting.
After disembarking from the plane on arrival at Delhi, proceed to complete all immigration and customs formalities and then head towards the exit gate of the airport terminal. A Jetways representative will greet you at the reception area and welcome you to this amazing land in true Indian tradition before escorting you to your pre-booked hotel for check-in.
Overnight in Delhi
Wake up rested and refreshed for today is the first day of your holiday tour in India. After breakfast, head out to enjoy a sightseeing tour of Delhi City.
As a city-state and home to the capital city of India – New Delhi, Delhi is a potpourri of the many diverse cultures, languages and religions in India, whose relics adorn almost every alleyway. Your drive through the city last night was just a taster. The real thing awaits and you can enjoy it fully with a guided sightseeing tour of Delhi City, which will take you past some of the most famous landmarks of Old and New Delhi while ensuring a truly immersive experience of Delhi.
Old Delhi attractions that we visit as part of the sightseeing tour include Red Fort, Chandni Chowk, Jama Masjid and Rajghat. New Delhi attractions that you would be visiting include Humayun’s Tomb, Qutub Minar, Rajpath, India Gate and the Parliament House. For more details of these attractions, read our printable Delhi Tourism Guide.
The sightseeing tour of Delhi ends with a drop, back at the hotel.
Overnight in Delhi
Today, we depart for Rishikesh. After breakfast, checkout from the hotel and embark on the drive to Rishikesh, a small but very popular getaway located on the foothills of the Himalayas. En-route, stop for lunch. The town’s ideal location at the very spot where the Ganges River descends from the Himalayas and enters the plains in full flow makes it particularly famous with white water rafting enthusiasts.
On arrival at Rishikesh, we drive on to Shivpuri, where tented camps have been set up by the riverside. Drive on straight to the camps and check-in. Unpack and rest for a while before attending a briefing at the camp, wherein you meet the camp manager, rafting trip leader and get oriented with the camp activities and the rafting trip itself.
Enjoy a campfire in the evening, followed by dinner by campfire. Retire to the tents for the night, lulled to sleep by the gentle roar of the rapids.
Overnight in Shivpuri
Wake up early to a sunny morning. Enjoy breakfast and then you have the option of signing up for a hiking adventure of kayak lessons. If not interested in either, just relax and enjoy the scenery by the riverside. After lunch, pack up, checkout from the camp and proceed to Rudraprayag, where your river rafting tour actually begins. En-route, stop at Devprayag to see the confluence of the Alaknanda and the Bhagirathi, which meet to form the Holy River Ganges.
On arrival at Rudraprayag, head straight to the hotel for check-in. Turn in early tonight, so that you are well rested for the strenuous but adventurous days ahead.
Overnight in Rudraprayag
Wake up well rested and alert, looking forward to a fun-filled adventurous rafting extravaganza. After breakfast, checkout from the hotel and get ready for the rafting adventure. A detailed safety briefing follows with instructions on paddling commands, rapids to be encountered etc.
Expedition begins with a big Grade IV rapid, “The Holy Hole”, at the confluence with the Mandakini. Rapids keep coming in quick succession.
Soak in the sun, river and scenery, staying alert to help negotiate rapids. After a long adrenaline-filled day on the river, make your way to Maletha Beach, where we disembark and set up camp by the riverside. Enjoy dinner by campfire.
Overnight at Maletha Beach
Early morning, enjoy breakfast, break up camp and set out once again on your Rishikesh Ganges River rafting tour. Make your way through Devprayag, the confluence of the Alaknanda & Bhagirathi Rivers and raft on until Beas Ghat, a famous fishing spot for the Mahseer also called the Ganga Gold, where we set up camp for the night.
Overnight at Beas Ghat
Arise in time to enjoy breakfast and relax for a while. Today, we will be rafting for a short route only, so we have time to enjoy a nice swim in the river waters, body surf or simply relax by the riverside. Later, break up camp and set out on the rafting tour to Kaudiyala, after running a couple of Grade IV rapids, “Daniel’s Dip” and “The Wall”.
We will set up camp at Kaudiyala
Overnight in Kaudiyala
After a quick breakfast, break up camp and set out to enjoy one of the last legs of the rafting tour. Begin with negotiating a few small rapids, followed by “Three Blind Mice”, “Crossfire” and the “Body Surfing rapid” and raft on until you reach Shivpuri. At Shivpuri, a waiting vehicle will take you to the camp.
Enjoy dinner by campfire.
Overnight in Shivpuri camps
After breakfast, drive down to embarkation point in Shivpuri for the last leg of the rafting tour. Enjoy runs with big rapids – the “Roller Coaster” and “Golf Course”, which make it an exciting end to a grand rafting adventure. The rafting trip ends near Rishikesh. Enjoy lunch before beginning the drive to Delhi. On arrival at Delhi, head straight to the hotel for check-in and overnight stay.
Overnight in Delhi
Enjoy breakfast and checkout from the Delhi hotel in time to board your flight back home or to the next destination with sweet memories of your River Rafting Tour in India with JetwaysIndia, the India Tour & Travel venture of Jetways Travels Pvt. Ltd.!