Rafting in Rishikesh, Shivpuri

River Rafting in Rishikesh is the most popular adventure activity in India in which a small group of people uses an inflatable raft with paddles to navigate the Ganga river. Cliff jumping, body surfing or swimming are the common activities performed during a rafting trip. It is the adventure which fits every traveller or tourist budget. For the safety of peoples life jackets, helmet, paddle & river guide is provided. Rafting packages in Rishikesh are starting from Rs 600 which vary with the section of river rafting and weekends.
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Rishikesh Rafting Includes

  • River activities during rafting session like Cliff jumping, body surfing, etc
  • Transportation from our Shivpuri office to the rafting starting point and endpoint to Shivpuri office
  • All class rafting gear like rafts, life jackets, helmets, dry bags, paddle. And the services of trained guides for adventure activities

River Rafting Exclusion

  • Any kind of personal expenses.
  • Any kind of transportation beyond the trip route & place of stay.
  • Medical, evacuation (emergency) hospitalisation & rescue expenses.

Note : Heavyweight and alcohol is strictly prohibited

Rafting in Rishikesh Price 2021

River Rafting Price in Rishikesh
Rafting PointsDistancePrice
Shivpuri to Rishikesh16 KmRs 1000
Marine Drive to Shivpuri12 KmRs 600
Marine Drive to Rishikesh28 KmRs 1600
Barahampuri to Rishikesh9 KmRs 600

Activities with Rafting in Rishikesh

cliff-jumping

Cliff Jumping in Rishikesh

Cliff Jumping
body surfing

Body Surfing during a rafting trip

Body Surfing

Rafting Package in Rishikesh in 2021

Camping with Rafting in Rishikesh

Rishikesh is a perfect destination for people who love adventure and nature. Located in the foothills of the Himalayas, this place is called the adventure hub of India. Camping with river rafting is one of the best things to do in Rishikesh followed by some great adventure activities. A camping rafting package in Rishikesh includes an overnight stay in camps, all meals, snacks, activities, river rafting in Ganga, body surfing, cliff jumping, etc. Rafting package cost depends upon the type of campsite you select and the stretch of river rafting. The different variant of rafting package according to campsite and stretch of rafting are as followed -


Luxury Camping & Rafting Package

  • Camping with 10 Km Rafting
  • Camping with 16 Km Rafting
  • Camping with 26 Km Rafting

Luxury Camp Highlight: Swimming Pool, Attached Washroom, Swiss Camps, Air Coolers, Meals, Power Backup. View Luxury Camps in Rishikesh


Beach Camping & Rafting Package

  • Beach Side Camping with 10 Km Rafting (Marine Drive t0 Shivpuri)
  • Beach Side Camping with 16 Km Rafting (Shivpuri to Nim Beach)
  • Beach Sie Camping with 26 Km Rafting (Marine Drive to Nim Beach)

Beach Camp Highlight: Common washroom, alpine camps, meals, electricity at common area. View Beach Camps in Rishikesh


Only River Rafting in Rishikesh Package

  • 10 Km Rafting (from Marine Drive to Shivpuri): Rs 600
  • 16 Km Rafting (from Shivpuri to Nim Beach): Rs 1000
  • 26 Km Rafting (from Marine Drive to Nim Beach): Rs 1500

About River Rafting in Rishikseh

Searching for something to make your trip to Rishikesh memorable and adventurous? Look no further! River rafting trips in Rishikesh are the ultimate family experience that provides unforgettable thrills. You are guaranteed to get wet and have some serious fun!. River rafting in Rishikesh operated throughout the year except in the monsoon season. River Rafting in Rishikesh is available at an affordable and pocket-friendly price. Its packages are starting from just Rs 600 and depend upon the different sections of rafting, rapid grade & season.

All Sections of River Rafting in Rishikesh

Rafting from Shivpuri to Rishikesh (Nim Beach)


River rafting from Shivpuri to nim beach is the most popular rafting section in Rishikesh and mostly chosen rafting package in Rishikesh. If you had done rafting before then it is the best option for you. First-time rafters can also do this section but physical strength is required.

Shivpuri to Rishikesh Rafting has some amazing rapids like Return to Sender, Roller Coaster (Grade III+), Golf Course (Grade IV), Club House, Initiation, Double Trouble, and Hilton. Shivpuri to Rishikesh is 16 km rafting. During this rafting trip, you can enjoy cliff jumping, body surfing, and swimming.

  • Rafting Points: Shivpuri to Nim Beach Rishikesh
  • Distance: 16 Kms
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Price: Rs 1000 + 20 Tax
  • Rapid Grades: I to III+
  • Best Season: Feb to April & Sept to mid-Nov

Rafting from Marine Drive to Shivpuri


Marine Drive to Shivpuri rafting is the best option for first-time rafters and the ones who scare of the river. It is an ideal option for those who are afraid of rafting but want to start. In this rafting trip, you will have very small rapids of grade I to III.
This rafting section is much better and exciting than the Brahmpuri rafting section as this rafting section also have rapids of grade 3 which you won't find in the Brahmpuri to Rishikesh rafting section.

  • Rafting Points: Marine Drive to Shivpuri
  • Distance: 10 Kms
  • Duration: 90 minutes
  • Price: Rs 600 + 20 Tax
  • Rapid Grades: I & II
  • Best Season: Feb to May & Sept to Oct

Rafting from Marine Drive to Rishikesh


If you had done rafting before then rafting from marine drive to Rishikesh is the best choice for you. In this rafting section, you will cover most of the major rapids of Rishikesh rafting. It will take 4 to 5 hours to complete the trip and physical fitness is required for this rafting section. During the rafting, you will enjoy lots of activities in the river like cliff jumping, body surfing and much more.

  • Rafting Points: Marine Drive to Rishikesh
  • Distance: 25 Kms
  • Duration: 4 to 5 Hours
  • Price: Rs 1500
  • Rapid Grades: I, II, III & IV
  • Best Season: Feb to April & Sept to mid-Nov

Kaudiyala to Rishikesh Rafting


If you are looking for extreme adventure experience and you'd done river rafting before, then rafting from Kaudiyala to Rishikesh is the best option for true adventure seekers. It is the longest river rafting stretch offered by Rishikesh rafting tour operators in Ganga river and the total distance of this rafting trip is 36 Km. It will take 6 to 7 hours to complete the activity.
Camp Ganga Vatika provides you with the option to complete this trip in 2 phases. One from Kaudiyala to Shivpuri and the second from Shivpuri to Rishikesh. You can also do this complete trip in one day.
It is the only rafting section that has Grade V rapid (The Wall). Minimum six(6) physically fit people are required for this rafting trip.

  • Rafting Points: Kaudiyala to Rishikesh
  • Distance: 36 Kms
  • Duration: 5 to 6 Hours
  • Price: Rs 2800 / person
  • Rapid Grades: I, II, III, IV & V
  • Best Season: Feb to April & Oct to Nov

Barahmpuri to Rishikesh Rafting


River rafting from Brahmpuri to Rishikesh(nim beach) is the shortest and easiest rafting section in Rishikesh and the best option for children, first-time rafter, old man, and women. It is completely like boating. There is are low-grade rapids of class I. You can enjoy swimming and cliff jumping during the rafting trip.

  • Rafting Points: Barahmpuri to Nim Beach Rishikesh
  • Distance: 09 Kms
  • Duration: 70 minutes
  • Price: Rs 600 + 20 tax
  • Rapid Grades: I & II
  • Best Season: Feb to May & Sept to Nov

Different Rapid Grades in Rafting in Rishikesh

Grade I: Easy

In these grades of rapids, there are uniform and small waves in the river which are best for first-time rafters and safe for children. Each section of rafting in Rishikesh has some stretches of calm grade I water, creating a pleasant break between larger rapids.


Grade II: Moderate

Grade 2 rapids are much harder than grade 1 rapids as there are long, difficult rapids, narrow passages with large drops, turbulent water and requires precise maneuvering in the rapid. It requires skilled guides and proper safety equipment a must.


Grade III: Intermediate

In this rapid grade, there are large powerful rapids with irregular waves and narrow passages that make the boat tremble or shake and gives an adventurous feeling. Large amounts of water will fall in your face with plenty of excitement and thrill. An experienced river guide is needed to cross these rapids.


Grade IV: Difficult

These rapids contain complex channels with many significant obstacles to be avoided. Very precise maneuvering is required and good physical condition is highly recommended. The minimum age required for rafting is 15.


Grade V: Very Difficult

Grade V rapids are considered extremely difficult rapids. These are long continuous rapids that often flow into each other with almost no interruption. Good physical condition is required to cross the grade V rafting section. The Wall is the only grade V rapids in Rishikesh.


List of Rapids in Rishikesh with Grades

  • Black Money - Grade 1
  • Sweet Sixteen : Grade 1
  • Good Morning : Grade 1
  • Body Surfing : Grade 1
  • Club House : Grade 2
  • Initiation : Grade 2
  • Double Trouble : Grade 2
  • Hilton : Grade 2
  • Terminator : Grade 2
  • Shivpuri Rapid : Grade 2+
  • Three Blind Mice : Grade 3
  • Cross Fire : Grade 3
  • Roller coaster : Grade 3
  • Golf Course : Grade 3
  • Return to Sender : Grade 3
  • Daniel’s Dip : Grade 3+
  • The Great Wall : Grade 4

FAQ's : Rafting in Rishikesh

What are the best rafting stretches in Rishikesh?

Best Rafting Stretches in Rishikesh -
1. Shivpuri to Rishikesh(Nim Beach) - 16 Km.
2. Marine Drive to Shivpuri - 10 Km
3. Marine Drive to Rishikesh(Nim Beach) - 15 Km.
4. Brahmpuri to Rishikesh - 09 Km.
5. Kaudiyala to Rishikesh - 36 Km.

Most popular rafting section in Rishikesh?

Rafting from Shivpuri to Rishikesh (Nim Beach) is the most popular and top-selling rafting section in Rishikesh. The total distance covered during this section is 16 Km. Price starting from Rs 800

How to book rafting in Rishikesh online?

You can directly book rafting in Rishikesh on call.
To confirm the booking for your group, we require a minimum of 20% amount to be paid in advance at the time of making the reservations. We shall issue you the booking voucher on receipt of the advance. Balance 80% is to be paid on arrival.

Latest rafting price in January 2021?

The latest and updated rafting price in 2021 are-
16 Km (Shivpuri to Rishikesh) - Rs 1000.
10 Km (Marine Drive to Shivpuri) - Rs 600.
25 Km (Marine Drive to Rishikesh) - Rs 1500
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Best season for rafting in Rishikesh?

The season for River Rafting is from the 1st of September to the 30th of June.
The best season to do rafting is from September to October and from March to April

There how many registered rafting operators in Rishikesh?

According to Uttarakhand Government Tourism Website there are total 266 rafting company in Rishikesh who owns total 625 rafts total.

Is Camp Ganga Vatika is a registered rafting company?

Is Camp Ganga Vatika is a registered rafting company?Yes, Our parent company Jungle Adventure Group is the Uttarakhand govt. registered camping & rafting tour operating company in Rishikesh Shivpuri.
Camp Ganga Vatiks is a camping unit of Jungle Adventure Group Shivpuri. You can find our details in Uttarakhand Govt. Tourism Website or feel free to ask for a license.
These are the details written about us on the gov. website - Name - Shri Vinod Pandey M/s Jungle Adventure Group, Village & PO Shivpuri, Tehri Garhwal. Mob. 9456165262, 8006243534 Raft No. - 470-471 | River -Ganga

Equipment needed for Rafting?

Paddles, safety aids, life jackets, helmets, throw bags, and dry bags. Mostly all river rafting companies in Rishikesh provide all the rafting gear and equipment you need on the river, so you don’t have to carry much else besides your sunscreen.

Does the rafting price include insurance & transportation?

No. Only Transportation from our Shivpuri office to the rafting starting point and the pick up from endpoint to Shivpuri office is included in the price.

Can non-swimmers do rafting in Rishikesh?

Yes, It is perfectly safe for non-swimmers to go rafting in Uttarakhand. As long as you have a life jacket on, there is nothing to fear.

Which place is called the rafting hub of Uttarakhand?

Shivpuri is called white water rafting hub in Uttarakhand.

Which is the longest rafting stretch offered?

From Kaudiyala to Rishikesh. Distance - 36 Km | Duration - 6 to 8 Hours | Price - Rs 2800 / person | Rapid Grades - I, II, III, IV & V | Minimum 6 person required for the trip.

Rishikesh River Rafting Reviews

It is a perfect weekend destination for adventure enthusiasts. Please don't miss cliff jumping and body surfing. Cliff jump is my favorite part of rafting. I will recommend doing rafting from Shivpuri to Rishikesh(16Km) or a Marine Drive to Shivpuri(10Km). It's just a "paisa wasool activity in Rishikesh". Thank you, Mr. Arvind (Our river guide) for making this experience memorable and safe.

Praveen Rangar - ★★★★★

White water rafting in Rishikesh was an amazing experience, Our team was very excited before this rafting trip, Ganga river is the most incredible river for river rafting. Shivpuri to Nim Beach (Rishikesh) rafting was 16 Km.

Amit Shah - ★★★★★

Highly recommended place for adventure activities in Rishikesh. It was an extremely beautiful and incredible experience of my life. Never done rafting before, that was my first-time experience and amazing.

Hari - ★★★★★

Want to do River Rafting in Rishikesh? I suggest Camp Ganga Vatika without thinking one second. It's a place where you get all the activities full of enjoyment and the best experience. Food was amazing with the touch of pahadi food. I would like to join you again and again at least once a year.

Anusuya Juyal - ★★★★★


Water rafting on the Ganga river was just breathtaking. To spend such moments and the beauty of nature, You have to go there. Rafting from Shivpuri to Rishikesh is the best rafting stretch in Rishikesh. We booked rafting online in Rishikesh with Camp Ganga Vatika.

Dinesh Bhatt - ★★★★★

Great river rafting experience in Rishikesh with Camp Ganga Vatika. They did their best. Special thanks to Mr. Vinod & Mr. Arvind( river rafting guide) for making our trip safe and memorable.

Ravi Bisht - ★★★★★

A great blend of friendliness and professionalism. Mr. Arvind is a great person and a very professional river guide in Rishikesh. Done rafting much time in Rishikesh and always with Mr. Arvind Ji. Thanks to team Camp Ganga Vatika & Jungle Adventure Group(Shivpuri).

Kamlesh - ★★★★★

The thing you want from a travel company is help and understanding. The staff of Camp Ganga Vatika is very cooperative and helpful. If are a group of a family then you should book with this camp. Cook of the camp has helped us a lot during our stay special thanks to him.

Prajwal Bhatia - ★★★★★

Cliff jumping is the best part of river rafting in Rishikesh. Cliff jumping can be enjoyed while you go river rafting from Shivpuri to Rishikesh. And the best thing is there is no cost for cliff jumping as cliff jumping is included with river rafting.

Saurabh - ★★★★★

There are lots of other adventurous activities which you can enjoy with rafting in Rishikesh like cliff jumping, body surfing, swimming, etc. You can book rafting in Rishikesh by directly call the rafting operator - 9456165262

Simran - ★★★★★

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