Rafting in Rishikesh

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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 common activities performed during a rafting trip. It is an adventure that fits every traveler's or tourist's budget. For the safety of people, safety equipment life like jackets, helmets, & paddles is provided. Rafting packages in Rishikesh start from Rs 600 and vary with the section of river rafting you choose.


  • Price: Rs 600 to Rs 3500 Per Person
  • Location: Rishikesh
  • Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ (5/5)
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About River Rafting in Rishikesh

River rafting in Rishikesh is among the most exciting adventurous activity in India and is enjoyed by millions of tourists every year. Camp Ganga Vatika is one of the best platforms to gain information and book activities in Rishikesh. We provide the best possible guidance and support that is wise and advisable for planning your trip to Rishikesh.

Rishikesh Rafting Includes

  • River activities during rafting sessions like Cliff jumping, body surfing, etc.
  • Transportation from our Shivpuri office to the rafting starting point and endpoint to the Shivpuri office.
  • All class rafting gear like rafts, life jackets, helmets, dry bags, and paddles. 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.

Rafting in Rishikesh Price 2024

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

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Rishikesh Rafting Stretch

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.

Types of Rafting in Rishikesh
  • 10 Km Rafting From Marine Drive to Shivpuri
  • 16 Km Rafting From Shivpuri to Nim Beach
  • 26 Km Rafting From Marine Drive to Nim Beach
  • 36 Km Rafting From Kaudiyala to Rishikesh

Shivpuri River Rafting - 16 Km

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
  • Total Rapids: 09 (3 Major & 6 Small)
  • Rapid Grades: I to III+
  • Price: Rs 1000 per person
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10 Km Rafting From Marine Drive

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 grades I to III. This rafting section is much better and more 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 Km
  • Duration: 90 Min
  • Total Rapid: 7 (2 Major 5 Small)
  • Rapid Grade: I, II, & III
  • Price: Rs 620 Per Person
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26 Km Rafting From Marine Drive to Shivpuri

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 on the river like cliff jumping, body surfing, and much more.

  • Rafting Points: Marine Drive to Rishikesh
  • Distance: 26 Km
  • Duration: 02 to 2.5 Hours
  • Total Rapid: 16 (5 Major & 10 Small)
  • Rapid Grade: I, II, III & III+
  • Price: Rs 1520 Per Person
  • NOTE: Minimum booking of 06 people is required for this trip.
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Longest Rafting in Rishikesh From Kaudiyala: 36 Km

If you are looking for an extreme adventure experience and you've 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 the 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). A minimum of six(6) physically fit people are required for this rafting trip.

  • Rafting Points: Kaudiyala to Rishikesh
  • Distance: 36 Km
  • Duration: 3.5 to 4.5 Hours
  • Total Rapid: 20
  • Rapid Grade: I to IV+
  • Price: Rs 3000 Per Person
  • NOTE: Minimum booking of 06 people is required for this trip.
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Rishikesh Rafting Packages in 2022

Camping with Rafting in Rishikesh

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 variants of rafting packages according to campsite and stretch of rafting are as followed -

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Luxury Camping & Rafting Package

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

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Beach Camping & Rafting Package

Beach Camp Highlight: Common washroom, alpine camps, meals, electricity at the common area.

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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. There are lots of adventure sports that you can try with river rafting in Rishikesh. At Camp Ganga Vatika we help our customer to book other activities in Rishikesh so that they can make their Rishikesh rafting package more adventurous and memorable.

01. Zipline: Over the Ganga River. Its two way zipline across the Ganga River of total length 750 meters.

  • Price: Rs 1800 Per Person (Adult 18+ years) & Rs 1600 Per Person (Child - 10 to 17 years.)
  • Located just 150 meters walking distance from camp.
  • Get Rs 100 Per Person OFF on Combo package of zipline & Camping. (T&C Applied)*
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02. Bungee Jumping: & Giant Swing, Flying Fox, etx

  • Price Range: Rs 3550 to Rs 6550 Per Person
  • Located 25Kms from campsite.
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03. Other Adventure Activities: like - Reverse Bungee, Sky-Cycle, Giant Swing, Go Karting, Rope Course, Rock Climbing, Slithering, Archery, etc.

  • Starting Cost: Rs 1000 Per Person
  • Price Range: Rs 600 to Rs 1800 per person
  • Located 1.5 Kms from campsite.
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How To Book River Rafting in Rishikesh?

You can book a Rafting in Rishikesh through WhatsApp by following the steps given below -

  1. Share the details like travel date, total no of adults, and any other requirement or query.
  2. Get Details on WhatsApp: Our team will share your details and the quotation for your query.
  3. An advance amount of 30% of the total package cost is required to reserve the slots for your travel date.
  4. Get Booking Confirmation Message: via WhatsApp within 20 minutes of successful booking.

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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 require 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 give an adventurous feeling. Large amounts of water will fall on 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 rapid 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 of Shivpuri to Rishikesh rafting is Rs 1000 per person.

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 30% 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. A balance of 70% is to be paid on arrival.

Latest Rishikesh rafting price in Feb 2024?

The latest and updated Rishikesh rafting prices for Feb 2024 are-
16 Km (Shivpuri to Rishikesh) - Rs 1000.
10 Km (Marine Drive to Shivpuri) - Rs 600.
25 Km (Marine Drive to Rishikesh) - Rs 1500
You can get more Discount - Call @ 9456165262

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 are how many registered rafting operators in Rishikesh?

According to the Uttarakhand Government Tourism Website, there is a total of 266 rafting company in Rishikesh that owns a total of 625 rafts total.

Is Camp Ganga Vatika 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 the endpoint to the 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 the 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 people required for the trip.

Customer Reviews for Rafting in Rishikesh

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.

Mr. Akshay - ★★★★★

Want to do River Rafting in Rishikesh? I suggest Camp Ganga Vatika without thinking for one second. It's a place where you get all the activities full of enjoyment and the best experience. Ganga river is very beautiful, it flows parallel to Rishikesh-Badrinath road. It is very pleasant to sit at the bank of the river and enjoy the water. Very cold water with a beautiful constant flow is amazing and pleasing. We had 10km river rafting, it was just superb. I suggest river rafting is a must-do, have a real thrill of the Ganga river. I would like to join you again and again at least once a year.

Mr. Sudhanshu - ★★★★★

It is a perfect weekend destination for adventure enthusiasts. The sound of the river flow is mesmerizing and surrealistic. The views become stunning before entering Shivpuri. Please don't miss cliff jumping and body surfing. The cliff jump is my favorite part of rafting. I will recommend 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.

Mr. Raman - ★★★★★

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. We did 16 Km rafting from Shivpuri to Nim Beach (Rishikesh). Cliff jumping and body surfing are included in this Rishikesh rafting trip.

Mrs. Anjali - ★★★★★

I've been in Rishikesh a couple of times and done river rafting. Their service is brilliant! Great water sports experience! Something for people who are looking for some fun and extreme adventure. I highly recommend it!

Mrs. Himanshi - ★★★★★

When you come across the Ganga river, you feel a spark n enthusiasm. The never say die attitude of the river is amazing. As soon as you get a glimpse of the river while traveling around Rishikesh, it brings a smile to your face & will make you enjoy all ups n down. I would suggest going with Shivpuri river rafting for extreme adventure. If you are in Rishikesh, you can't miss this rafting. Simply breathtaking views and the flow is decent too. The water is crystal clear during winters and freaking cold. Love visiting the place & just hearing the sound of the river flowing.

Mr. Ravish - ★★★★★
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