The Ganges is also an ultimate destination for river rafting lovers. River Rafting in Rishikesh is a favourite of both novices as well as adrenaline junkies. Rafting along the Ganges soaking up wonderful scenes on both sides of the river is an exciting experience for travellers. It is something never to be missed as one negotiates with the swift river currents and floats past terraced hillsides. Our team at Maping The Himalaya is a small and friendly group of adventure enthusiasts who prefer the great outdoors to an office space. We are in the business of adventure last 15yrs, simply because we love what we do! We hope to use our experience and life-long hobbies to help you get the most out of your trip.
Rafting from Kaudiyala Rishikesh does not only welcome you with family style rafting, but it also offers you opportunities for complete adrenaline pumping rafting adventure along the Ganges. After your arrival in Rishikesh, you can get in touch with rafting experts and instructors to choose river rapid grade that matches your ability and physical stamina. There are various starting points from where you can start your rafting expedition in Rishikesh. One of the most popular starting point among these is Kaudiyala, much sought after by adrenaline junkies from all across the globe.
The stretch of River Ganges from Kaudiyala till Rishikesh offers some of the world's most fun-filled and challenging river rapids. Among other starting points for a white water rafting expedition in Rishikesh, Kaudiyala happens to be the 4th or the furthest rafting point from Rishikesh. Before you choose to set out sailing along the thunderous rapids of the Ganges here, it is strongly recommended that you seek expert advice from instructors.
All the 19 excellent rapids that fall between Kaudiyala and Rishikesh have been categorized into different classes or grades according to the international grading system. Rapids at Kaudiyala are Grade III rapids and Grade IV. These rapids are termed as 'difficult', as they feature serious obstacles to rafters sailing along. Irregular waves, rocks and many highs await you along this white water stretch of River Ganges. The passage is clear but narrow bringing challenges for adventurers while they navigate the Ganga river rapids. An excellent example of these rapids is 'The Wall', where 9 out of every 10 raft boats flip over.
To be able to enjoy white water rafting along Grade III and Grade IV rapids at Kaudiyala, you need to fall into the age group of 14 years to 45 years. Adventure lovers should at least have a previous rafting experience of 1-2 times. It is strongly advisable not to run these white water rapids without prior experience and expertise. The boat operator must be a swimmer and adept at all the essential techniques of river rafting. Being physically fit and sound is a must to enjoy these Ganga rapids.
A rafting expedition from Kaudiyala till Lakshman Jhula in Rishikesh continues over a distance of 34 km. The total time taken to complete the expedition is around 5-6 hours, which also includes your wearing the raft gear including the life jacket, safety helmet and other essentials. Though, the approximate time taken to sail along is 7 hours. We have unmatched top of the line self-bailing rafts and accessories used by professionals globally. With the country's most experienced guiding team, we assure the first-timer and even the non-swimmer a trip of a lifetime - we run the most number of rivers in the Rishikesh Uttarakhand today - leaving the competition far behind with our superior experience, guiding team, equipment and array of adventure trips.
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