If the usual swimming at swimming pool no more excites nor
satisfies your appetite for water sports.
Than how about racing against the turbulent river waters of untamed
you get it right. Its white water rafting, an exciting adventure
sport that will provide you an opportunity to test your stamina and
courage. Its for the people who have the guts to conquer the fast
flowing water of mountainous river. It is a brand new form of
recreational activity that will fill you up with thrill.
With the gradual passage of time, white water rafting has gained
quite a lot popularity in India. People from various nook and corner
of our country visits some of the celebrated destination of northern
India to indulge themselves in white water rafting. Snow fed
mountainous rivers that meander through Ladakh, Rishikesh, Garwhal,
Dakpathar and Ramganga in Corbett National Park creates some soft
and hard rapids that are best for white water rafting in India.
Among them, rafting expedition at Rishikesh is the ideal one to
have an awesome of experience of this thrilling sport. Rishikesh has
fantastic rapids that ranges from 4 to 6 grade. Some of the
Himalayan rivers that flows southwards like Alaknanda, Bhagirathi,
Indus , Zanskar and Teesta. Even Devprayag, the meeting point of
both Alaknanda and Bhagirathi rivers is perfect for the amateur to
learn and enjoy the excitement of rafting a because in this area
river offers some fine Grade III rapids and two Grade IV rapids.
Apart from these rivers there are some more rivers that can also be
selected for white water rafting such as Tons, Spiti, Sutlej,
Chandra Bhaga, Narmada, Subansari, Sarda. Beside north India,
adventure enthusiasts can also choose Kali river that flows through
Dandeli National Park in Karnataka also as white water rafting
destination in southern part of our country.
Go for white water rafting during the months of September to
November and March to May as because at this time of the year
monsoon rains and melting of snows in the mountains enhance the
level of water in the rivers.
with rafting expedition, adventure buffs can also enjoy camping at
the sandy beaches on the banks of river Ganges. Rishikesh and
Shivpuri has some comfortable camping options which provides good
meal. Savoring on delicious food sitting near campfire is a moment
to cherish for lifetime.
But, before participating in it get some basic training as white
water rafting is a risky sport and can be fatal if proper care is
not taken. One more thing, use comfortable loose clothes T-shirts
(or other light and quick-dry clothing), floaters or shoes-sneakers,
goggles, sunscream lotion and bug sprays during your rafting
expedition. Don't miss out to carry, a wind proof jacket, a light
sweater, towels, and a flashlight- and dont miss out the first
aid box and the camera .
So, just pack your rucksack and completely immersed yourself into
this daring water sport.