Rishikesh rafitng, rafting at Rishikesh,camping
Rishikesh,white water rafting Rishikesh
our Rafting and Camping Trip to Rishikesh on Good Friday Long Weekend 14th-16th
Rishikesh has become a main centre of
white water rafting in North India. River Rafting is riding on the
torrential river on an inflatable rubber boat. It's
an adventure sport best enjoyed with professional rafters and trainers staying
at a white sand beach next to the river. We will like to give you information
here about various aspects of white water rafting and various camps being
organised at Rishikesh for accommodation in
natural and serene surroundings.
'There is little doubt that whitewater
rafting is thrilling. It is one of the few sports where a person with no experience whatsoever can pay someone to put them in an unbelievably intense
encounter with Mother Nature'
is done mostly in imported rafts made of vulcanised rubber bodies reinforced by nylon fabric beneath an exterior
of neoprene thus making it tough enough to withstand the battering it gets when
it rams across the rocky boulders in the water. Rafting is done on rapids which
is a white patch of foam on a flowing river caused by sudden gradient or by the river breadth getting constricted while flowing through a gorge between rocks or by a sudden
increase or decrease in the volume of the water. Rapids are graded from 1 to 6
depending on the ease with which they can be negotiated, with 1 being the most
easy. Rapids have been given interesting names like Golf Course, Three Blind Mice, Daniel's Dip, Sweet Sixteen, Marine Drive, Cross Fire and Roller Coaster.
Classification of rapids
an easy, slow-moving current
Class 2: small waves
Class 3: rapids have
medium waves with some technical maneuvers required
Class 4: rapids occur
in a faster current, with bigger waves that are technical and scouting is
Class 5: rapids have
a very fast current, large waves and scouting is necessary
Class 6: rapids are
virtually un-runnable, only attempted by professional racing teams
Other activities which can be done along with rafting at
Rishikesh are body surfing, cliff jumping, kayaking beach volleyball, trekking, camping,
rock climbing, rappelling etc.
Before going for rafting, you must ensure that you are doing it with a competent
team who maintain all the safety standards like a qualified trainer, good rafts,
crash helmets, life jackets and a medical backup in case of need. Also you must
choose a well known operator who follows al safety precautions and not go just
by the low rates offered by the fly by night local operators.
Camps at Rishikesh
Camp 5 Elements
by the Leisure Hotels the camp the rafting camp in Rishikesh offers serene and
rejuvenating environment. The Camp is indeed the
most scenic, secluded & romantic beach camp on the Ganges. Sprawling over
500 meters of Silvery Sandy beach, the camp is surrounded by thick forests and
mountains. The camp is located 27 kms from Rishikesh on the road to Deoprayag
between Shivpuri and Byasi Village. The tents are deluxe with a twin/double bed.
There is an attached bathroom having running water(The only camps in Rishikesh
with attached bathrooms). Toilets, the typical dry pit ones are separately made.
White Water Rafting
The Camp Riverwilds provides the facilities of White Water Rafting starting
right from the camp covering 30 River Kms from The Camp till Rishikesh, total
time taken is 05hrs. covering rapids from grade 1 to 5.
Nearby Garhwali Village This is an interesting trek of the duration
of 02hrs. to a very small Garhwali village, which will make you aware of the
life style of Garhwalis, the flora and fauna of that region. It is also a great
opportunity to do some bird watching.
& Rappelling In this basic class we'll cover the fundamentals of
technical rock climbing/rappelling; knots, top ropes etc. After practicing the
basics, you'll follow your instructor on an easy but exhilarating multi-pitch
climb, as part of a rope team.
Beach Volleyball &
a game on the soft white sands of the river bank.
near the camp