popular adventure sport - water rafting - means cruising down the gushing
waters of river in an inflatable rubber raft or white water kayak over
roaring waves and swirling fast-moving water. This unforgettable and
exciting experience is a major attraction for the tourists visiting India.
With a long list of perennial rivers, this country has earned a reputation
of excellent river rafting destination. The rushing waters from the glaciers
of mammoth Himalayas provide matchless thrill for rafting and admiring the
spectacular landscape. Rivers wander through extremely beautiful and almost
unexplored tropical wilderness. An unforgettable experience awaits you
whether you are an expert or amateur, nature lover or thrill seeker, rafting
enthusiast or active kayaker. You can hear the deafening roar and view the
white foam, walls, holes and waves, but can you imagine the raw power of the
river ? The excitement builds up as you and your teammates climb aboard in
calm water. The travelers can feel the anticipation of river flowing under
your boat. The country has a multitude of rivers and abundance of river
rafting locations. Some of the most preferred destinations are mentioned
Rafting in Himachal Pradesh
Himachal Pradesh is rated a major river rafting destination by adventure
lovers. Trekking, skiing, gliding and rafting are some of the most popular
adventure sports in India. Rafting is also known as the white water rafting
which can be enjoyed in this state. The presence of a number of snow fed
rivers in the state rushing down the Himalayan ranges and making their way
through various regions are the highlights of Himachal Pradesh. Bumping,
swirling and rolling, these rivers present wonderful stretch of water for
rafting enthusiasts. The rivers of upper Himalayas are considered the best
in the entire world to enjoy rafting.
River Rafting in Uttaranchal
The adventure sport of river rafting is an adventure sport thrilling and
chilling you simultaneously. It really puts a challenge to tame a wild
river. Uttaranchal offers the broadest possible options for river rafting on
the globe, from wilder river courses to milder ones. The state of
Uttaranchal has in abundance rivers and terrains to suit all levels of river
rafting. To flow with the river and control yourself at the same time is not
easy. the true thrilling experience. When you leave for river rafting, you
start following the river course right as soon as it emerges from the
glacier up to the plains. Deep gorges, rocky course, boulders and moraines,
all are in the your way.
River Rafting in Jammu & Kashmir
have numberless things in Jammu and Kashmir to indulge in but nothing is
more challenging than rafting in white waters of numerous rivers cutting
through the state. Two most famous rivers to go for this extreme sport is
River Indus and Zanskar River. Even River Lidder has few stretches good
enough to keep you enthralled. These rivers run trough some of the most
mesmerizing landscapes, which give you the opportunity to explore those
wonders of nature, which are unreachable otherwise. There are few stretches
big enough to take days to complete. You will stay in camps set up under the
snow-capped mountains and hilltop monasteries during the expedition. Rafting
options in Ladakh region, especially in Zanskar, are even more adventurous,
if compared with rafting options in Jammu and Kashmir region. Numerous
private agencies are offering these rafting trips. Rafting is somehow
different from other adventure sports, because you don't need trail runs.
All you need is just a few precaution tips and safety presentation. Here
only the real thing prepares you for the real thing.
Tips for River Rafting
» Physical and mental fitness is required to try a hand at this
adventure sport. All of those who are suffering from cardiac or mental
ailments, the expectant mothers and children below the age of 14 should not
indulge in rafting.
» Carry dry bags or boxes to secure your small personal items and an
extra layer of clothing.
» Make sure to take any necessary prescription medications such as
inhalers, bee-sting kits, insulin etc.
» Avoid taking your car keys, wallets, cell phones etc. with you for
the rafting trip.
» Keep sunscreen, sunglasses with a strap to secure them and a
disposable waterproof camera with you.
» Proper rafting gear on most rivers during the summers is a simple
swimsuit, nylon shorts, tennis shoes or sandals and a hat.
» Spring and autumn rafting trips require additional clothing. Ensure
to dress in layers in any case so that you can easily add or remove
articles, as you need.
» Cotton clothing should be avoided while rafting, except in summers
as cotton takes away the warmth from your body.
» Wool, polyester fleece and other synthetic materials keep us warmer
and dry faster. Wet suits are also available on rent.