Published on : Monday, September 29, 2014
Don’t miss the adrenaline rush of rafting down the great Ganga. Give yourself a break in the lap of nature—chill out at India’s most scenic riverside camping on the banks of Ganga. And winter in Rishikesh, with its terrific weather, adds that extra zing to your outdoor engagement, whether you take a simple hike or dare the rapids.
Rishikesh, the Mecca of white water rafting in India, is where this adventure sport has seen its beginnings and growth into a widely popular outdoor experience for everyone young at heart.
The Ganga River has been host to many a great white water sportsman from all over the world and it has not been without reason. The upper valley tributaries of the Ganga, the Alaknanda and the Bhagirathi are reasonable expedition level rivers. They meet at Devprayag to form the Ganga, which for the next 35 km to Kaudiyala is another day trip in itself. The 35 km stretch of the river from Kaudiyala to Rishikesh is the commercial white water hub of the country.
Enjoy the peace and harmony of nature. Settle down with your feet up with a book on the sun-warmed sand outside your tent. Or have a game of volleyball on the beach or try kayaking in the bay area of any riverside camp on the Ganga. Hike on the 1,000-year-old trail along the River, or just feel the sand beneath your feet and admire the hues of nature as the Ganga flows by. In the evening, soak in the warmth of a crackling bonfire and the soothing sight of a star-studded sky above you.