The Rapids of sacred river Ganga offers the professional as well as the amateur, the sheer exhilaration of white water rafting. The Alaknanda and the Bhagirathi, are the main tributaries of the Ganga, and meet at Devprayag, frothing from their racy descent. Their waters are Grade IV and Grade V, challenging the expert to survive the thrill. Down river from Devprayag, the Ganga changes into a pool drop river. This stretch of almost 70 Kms, is perfect for the amateur and the novice, for here, the river offers some fine Grade III rapids, and two Grade II rapids, the 'wall' at Byasi and the 'Golf Course" 4 Kms below Shivpuri village; each followed by deep and placid pools. Sandy beaches line the river at intervals, allowing river rafters to pull up alongside, for a spot of relaxation. The slopes on either side are covered with oak, pine, spruce, and fir, with an occasional village and its terraced fields, dotting the landscape. Wildlife can be sighted at a distance, especially spotted deer, monkeys and leopards. Spiritual retreats and ashrams (hermitages) overlook the river, and add a spiritual flavour to this fantastic experience.
DETAILED TOUR PROGRAMME:
DAY 01: DELHI - HARDWAR – RISHIKESH
Morning after breakfast, drive to Rishikesh. On arrival in Rishikesh check into hotel/camp. In the late afternoon visit historically and mythologically renowned bridge Laxman Jhoolathat is 450 ft long & built in the year 1939, Ram Jhoola suspended bridge between Shivanand Ashram and Sawarg Ashram, both are suspended on river Ganga, Triveni Ghat and other temples of Rishikesh. Overnight in Rishikesh. Overnight at Camp.
DAY 02: RISHIKESH – RUDRAPRAYAG
After breakfast drive to Rudraprayag is located at the confluence of Mandakini and Alaknanda rivers and has bifurcations for Kedarnath and Badrinath. Rudraprayag is a newly formed district headquarters. Koteshwar temple near Rudraprayag is located inside a cave and is a favourite destination of lord Shiva devotees. Evening free for leisure. Overnight stay in Rudraprayag. Overnight at camps.
DAY 03: RUDRAPRAYAG - SRINAGAR
Raft down to Srinagar (05 to 06hrs).
Nestled in the foothills of majestic Himalayas and on the banks of Alaknanda River sits the historic town of Srinagar. Srinagar received its name from Sri Yantra, a mythical giant rock so evil that whoever set their eyes on it would immediately die. The rock was believed to have taken as many as thousand lives before Adi Shankaracharya, in the 8th century AD, as a part of an undertaking aimed to rejuvenate the Hindu religion across India, visited Srinagar and turned the Sri Yantra upside down and hurled it into the nearby river Alaknanda. Srinagar has been the Capital of the Garhwal Kingdom until the arrival of the British.
Enjoy rafting from Rudraprayag to Srinagar. Overnight stay in Camp.
DAY 04: SRINAGAR – DEOPRAYAG
Rafting down to Deoprayag (05 - 06 hrs) where river Alaknanda merges with River Bhagirathi and forms the Ganges.
Devprayag is one of the most prominent place among all 5 Prayags. It is the place where Bhagirathi (originating from Gaumukh near Gangotri) meets Alaknanda (originating from Alkapuri near Badrinath) and becomes Ganga. The Sangam (confluence) attaracts lot many pilgrims, it is believed that by taking bath in the sangam sins get absolved. There is Raghunath temple and an observatory in Devprayag . Evening free for your own activity. Overnight stay in Camp.
DAY 05: DEOPRAYAG – KAUDIYALA
Rafting up to Kaudiyala (05-06 hrs).
Kaudiyala is a small village and its located in between Rishikesh - Badrinath highway ,Its beautiful destination ,one can have looks of hills with roaring sound of famous rafting rapid "The Danies' Dip".
Kaudiyala, is situated at an altitude of 480 mts, Kaudiyala is located on the banks of Great Ganga. If you are an adventure lover or just wish to spend a some days in isolation from rest of world with your family, Kaudiyala is an ideal Destination. Overnight stay in Camp.
DAY 06: KAUDIYALA - SHIVPURI
Raft down to Shivpuri (05-06 hrs).
Shivpuri is a small hamlet on the banks of River Ganga 16 Kms ahead of Rishikesh. Small for sure, but this place is the hub of white water rafting in India. Because of its close proximity from the Delhi. This place offers an easy getaway for adventure seekers. Individuals, families, corporate groups all find this place to be attractive as there is something there for everyone. Overnight stay in Camp.
DAY 7: SHIVPURI – DELHI (210 KM/ 6 HRS DRIVE)After a holy bath in The Ganga drive to Delhi for your onward journey to your Home.
Our White Water Rafting concludes here with blessing of God!