River Rafting in Rishikesh 2023, Uttarakhand

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INR 800

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Starting from
INR 800
Starting from
INR 800

+91 84484 45051

+91 98187 03891



About River Rafting in Rishikesh

River rafting in Rishikesh is the most popular adventure activity among tourists. White river rafting in India is a thrilling adventure facing the challenge of the mighty waves of the river Ganges. The craze of white water river rafting in Rishikesh is not only for Indians but also many foreign tourists who come here every year for this experience. 

Apart from rafting, there are many other adventurous activities in Rishikesh to enjoy such as bungee jumping, zip lines, Giant swing, Mountain biking, cycling, hikes, treks, and yoga. If you want to experience camping, then there are proper arrangements for camping in Rishikesh, though it is no longer allowed on the banks of the river. 

Rishikesh is a holy city, which is alcohol-free besides it is a completely vegetarian place. There are also many ashrams and famous temples, where one can practice yoga in the morning on the banks of the holy river Ganges. Apart from this, it is also a center of spiritual study. 

If you have planned an adventure trip to Rishikesh, Holiday Moods Adventures can book rafting in Rishikesh with the best prices in advance, which is highly recommended also to avoid disappointment. One should be always prepared and must know what to plan for rafting like what is the best time for rafting in Rishikesh -

Best Time for River Rafting in Rishikesh

It is very important to know about the best time and weather to do river rafting in Rishikesh. The best time for river rafting in Rishikesh is from the months of October till April. These months the weather is very favorable, although, 

in winter months from December mid to January mid, the water does get cold and chilly. Many operators also stretch the rafting season till May and June, although the rapids vanish due to the high volume of water and it gets very hot. 

Those coming to Rishikesh to celebrate rafting during New Year and Christmas holidays can check for special deals and offers on rafting in Rishikesh with us. 

River Rafting in Rishikesh Closed: Rafting in Rishikesh is closed in the monsoon season from July to September mid, as the flow and volume of water are very high in this season.

River Rafting Season in Rishikesh

Summers: The summer season is from the months of last April to June, during these days the temperature in Rishikesh ranges from about 30 to 40 degrees Celsius. Sometimes you can also get to see rain in this season. Rafting is not recommended in these months

Winters: The winter season is from December to February. These months the temperature in Rishikesh ranges from 10 to 25 degrees Celsius. These months you can go rafting the water will be cold and chilly

Monsoon: The monsoon season is from July to mid-September. These days rafting is completely closed in Rishikesh. Because the flow of water in the Ganges river is very high during the rainy season.

Rafting Rapids Level Classification

Rishikesh River Rafting along the Ganges River in Uttarakhand promises you an endless and thrilling experience. In Rishikesh, you can enjoy rafting with many different rapid levels of rafting. 

Rafting has levels ranging from Grade-I to Grade-V, which keep you engaged to face unique attractions and challenges. The classification of all rapid levels is as follows -

1. Grade-I: These rapid levels are the easiest of all the grades. Under this, the participant has to face very few challenges. Most of the activity takes place in the placid water. Grade-I is the ideal choice for beginners. Even a non-swimmer can do this level

2. Grade-II & III: This rapids level is an ideal choice for novice rafters. Continuing with the thrill of Rishikesh rafting, this grade becomes a little tougher than grade I. The raft passes through sections where the river glides through some rocks and boulders, giving some challenges for the rafters. 

4. Grade-IV: When you are fully familiar with rafting in Rishikesh and have had multiple exposures on the river, then you should sign up for this level choosing Grade-IV level. It is more challenging than the first three grades where the raft passes through such places where the river descends through the rocks at high speed and steep gradient. Grade IV requires a lot of maneuvering and techniques from you. In this rapid, you must move forward with a lot of endurance and a lot of stamina.

5. Grade-V: Grade-V rapids are the epitome of White River Rafting in Rishikesh. This is only for experienced rafters. Those who have done rafting many times before. When you go rafting in this grade, you have a great encounter with white water. Grade V rapids rafting is done in very few places such as River Ganges, Rishikesh in India. It is only right for those who are good swimmers. You may also come across large whirlpools of water at times while rafting. Before doing this it is very important to follow the expert guidelines of experienced rafting guides and trainers.

Things to Know Before Going for Rafting in Rishikesh

  • Do not consume any heavy food or drink before and after rafting.
  • The rafting package includes an insulated wetsuit, life jacket, helmet, rafting guide, kayak for rescue, and transfers from starting point to the endpoint 
  • The participant must be between 14 and 60 years of age to perform the activity.
  • For safety purposes, rafting is prohibited for women who are more than 3 months pregnant, or have undergone any kind of surgery, have recently fractured a bone in the body.
  • It is strictly forbidden for the participant to carry any sharp objects, drugs, knives, etc. with him during the activity.
  • Sometimes the activity may be delayed or postponed due to bad weather. After that, you will be informed about the next slot.
  • It is mandatory to follow all the guidelines issued by the state government during the activity, keeping in mind the covid 19 protocols
  • It is mandatory for the participant to have ID proof at the time of rafting booking, if you are an Indian citizen, then an Aadhaar card can be shared. But if you are a foreign national, you will need to share your passport and visa details at the time of booking.
  • It is recommended to carry a pair of extra dry clothes needed after doing the activity.
  • If you want to shoot videography of your rafting, then you will have to pay an extra charge. Because it is an optional thing.

How To Reach Rishikesh

If you are going rafting in Rishikesh, then it is very important for you to know how to reach Rishikesh. The nearest airport is Jolly Grant, which is about 35 km from Rishikesh. From here you can also hire local taxis or sharing cabs to Rishikesh. Apart from this, you can also go to Rishikesh by train, and roadways buses.

By Flight: To come to Dehradun by flight, you can choose the option of flying in from Delhi, Mumbai, Hyderabad, Bengaluru or Pune, as there are many direct flights to Dehradun. The nearest airport to Rishikesh is Jolly Grant, at a distance of 34 km. You can reach Rishikesh from the airport by local bus, taxi or cab.

By Road: To reach Rishikesh by road, you can opt for buses from Delhi to Haridwar and Dehradun. There are many Uttarakhand roadways buses running from Delhi to Dehradun and Haridwar. Apart from this, you can also go from Volvo.

By Train: Haridwar is the nearest railway station to Rishikesh. The distance is 25 km from Rishikesh. Haridwar is well connected to the railway stations of all the major cities of the country. There are many express and superfast trains from Delhi to Haridwar.

Local Transportation in Rishikesh
After coming to Rishikesh, you can take local vehicles, auto-rickshaws, to roam here. Apart from this, if you want, you can also travel to Rishikesh on foot, which is a good option.


  • Choose one of 3 exciting river runs for rafting of 9 km, 16 km, and 25 km.
  • Each route has its own specialty, you can choose any route according to your budget and time, all are adventurous and exciting.
  • Enjoy the activity with a professional and experienced instructor wearing all safety gear.
  • Try the Cliff Jump activity near NIM beach before ending the rafting run from about 25 feet high rocks and the experience is exhilarating.




Enjoy White Water River Rafting in Rishikesh

About Activity:
? The timing of the rafting activity depends on the river run you choose and the rafting package. It ranges from 1;30 mins to 4 hours.
? Before the rafting activity begins, listen carefully to everything that the instructor has to say that will come in handy during the activity.
? Rapid levels while river rafting on Ganga ranges from levels 1 to 4.
? While rafting, trained experts are with you throughout, who take special care of your safety and equipment.
? A maximum group of 8 people is allowed on a raft.
? Children under 14 years are not allowed as per the present notification (Subject to change)

Rafting Starting Point - The 1st starting point (or as it is called the put-in point) of rafting is Marine Drive, from where your rafting starts, ending at NIM Beach if you choose the longest 26kms route for rafting. One may even choose the 2nd starting point to be at Shivpuri, which is the midpoint between Marine Drive and NIM beach for a shorter 16kms river run.


  • The rafting package includes an insulated wetsuit
  • Life jacket
  • Helmet
  • Rafting guide
  • Kayak for rescue and transfers from starting point to the endpoint 


  • Any kind of personal expenses. 
  • Any kind of accommodation 
  • Any kind of meals 
  • Any kind of transportation beyond the trip route & places of stay. Medical, evacuation hospitalization & rescue expenses

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FAQ River Rafting

Which month is best for rafting in Rishikesh?

The best months for rafting in Rishikesh are from October to December mid and then from February mid to April mid. The weather is very favorable these days. 

Can kids go rafting in Rishikesh?

For rafting in Rishikesh, the age of children should be above 14 years. For children younger than 14 years, there are river stretches which is a 9 km rafting run from Brahmpuri to Rishikesh which is more like a floating trip. Rafting is not allowed by Uttarakhand Tourism for children below 14 years of age.

Is river rafting safe?

By following all the guidelines, rafting is a 100% safe adventure activity. However, like all adventure activities, we all stand humbled by mother nature. 

What should I wear for rafting in Rishikesh?

For rafting, you can wear shorts and a T-shirt during the summer. If you are rafting by rafting in the winter season, then during the winter season, insulated wetsuits are provided for comfort. One should avoid wearing cotton clothes as it does not dry easily. It is necessary to carry a pair of extra clothes while rafting. So that you can wear dry clothes after the activity.

What to do if you get thrown off from the raft while you are white water rafting?

If you fall off the raft during the activity, you have to catch the safety line which will be thrown towards you by your rafting guide. He will also pull you back in as you come near to the raft. As you will also be wearing a life jacket, you will not drown for sure. There are safety ropes outside the raft which you can grab also. Do not release the rope or the raft until your guide or companion has pulled you onto the raft.

Is white water rafting scary?

All people have different mental levels, some people are afraid of water. But when you go rafting, your fear turns into an adventure.

Is Rafting Safe for Non-Swimmers?

Yes, rafting is absolutely safe even for non-swimmers. Because you are given a life jacket during rafting, which keeps on swimming to get you.

Tour Price

River Rafting in Rishikesh Price 2021:

26 km INR- 1500 per person
16 km INR- 1000 per person
09 km INR- 800 per person
Cancellation Policy
The package price will be deducted as per the following conditions strictly. No refund will be entertained without receiving a cancellation request effective from the date of receipt of the letter. 

Notice less than 60-46 days:  25% cost will be deducted
Notice less than 45-31 days:  50% cost will be deducted
Notice less than  30 days:    No Refund

Note: No refund will be given to people who are unable to complete the trip or abandon it due to any reasons.
Terms & Conditions

  • The digital copy of the Indemnity form duly filled, signed and emailed to the company along with the booking amount. 
  • It will be deemed that the booking & payment policy is accepted by the clients while making bookings with the first deposit amount. 
  • If the client is forced to cancel the booking prior to departure, the cancellation policy will be followed.
  • In case of any delay beyond our control, the client will have to bear extra cost for the extra days as per the option is chosen on per day basis.
  • Please note and be well informed that there will be no refund of money after the package commences and if one cannot complete the activity or gets sick enroute. 
  • The cost is for the entire package and there would be no refunds in case any part of the package is not availed.


  1. It is in the nature of a holiday of this kind to be flexible. The day-to-day agenda and ultimate goal of the tour are taken as an aim and not as a contractual obligation. We shall not be responsible for the delays or alterations in the program or expenses incurred due to conflict, international or internal flight delay or cancellations, strikes, sickness, weather, war, vehicle problems, political closures, and disputes.
  2. The booking is accepted on the understanding that you realize the potential risks and hazards that can be involved in the holidays of this kind. The organizer along with our leaders/guides and anyone else working in association with us cannot be held responsible for any death, accident or mishap that may occur in connection with any part of, or services connected with the holiday. 
  3. Before the guests come on a holiday, they must be covered by insurance, which has to include the cost of helicopter rescue, evacuation and cost of repatriation if they become too ill to continue. It is recommended that travel insurance should cover adventure activities undertaken. We can help you in case required
  4. The Company would not be liable to pay any kind of compensation arising because of any mishap, sickness, accident, etc.

Payment Policy

Deposit & Payment Schedules

Reservations booking requires a guest name. There are no options allowed to hold without names.

Accommodation requires a deposit - please refer to the due date mentioned on the booking confirmation.

Confirming Deposit Amount           

25% advance as booking amount of package price. 

Final Payment

75% balance payments 45 days prior to departure

Indemnity Bond
Kindly download the Booking & Indemnity form this link. The digital copy of the Booking & Indemnity form duly filled, signed and scanned must be emailed to us along with the 25% booking amount of the package price.

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