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Things To Keep In Mind For Rafting
Different Grades of Rapids in Rishikesh
Things to Carry for Rishikesh Rafting
Things to Keep in Mind while going for Rishkesh Rafting Packages
HAVE A PLAN IN ADVANCE
If you are thinking to going for rafting in rishikesh then you must plan in advance. You planning should keep in mind number of days , what activities you want to indulge in rishikesh , what kind of camp you are looking for to stay and more. You must do an advance booking by choosing one of many rishikesh rafting packages available so that when you come everything is booked for you otherwise doing booking after reaching rishikesh will first of all waste your time and secondly you may not get booking according to your taste and then you are forced to do adjustments on whatever is available or someone tells you.
CHOOSE THE RIGHT RAFTING STRETCH
The second important thing is to select the right rafting stretch for yourself according to your fitness level or according to people whom you are taking for rafting like family members. There are different rafting options like 9KM , 16KM , 26KM and 35KM rafting varying from Grade II to Grade IV with different difficulty level and variable time taken to complete them. So it may happen that because of wrong selection you or someone in the group may get exerted or sick and that will finish the whole fun of rafting. Overexertion is the primary reason because of which most of the mishaps or unpleasant things happen. The exertion can happen if your health is not good , you are out of shape or mentally not strong , so please ensure your good health before going for a whitewater rafting trip.
ALWAYS LISTEN TO YOUR INSTRUCTOR
When starting your rafting you will always find the rafting instructor with your raft , he is the one who takes the responsibility of making you enjoy your rafting. But then you also in turn have the responsibility to listen and follow the instruction given by your rafting instructor. He is much more experienced and qualified than you , and he knows exactly what to do and when to do it. So always listen and follow his instructions and enjoy your rafting with fun and thrill.
WEAR SAFETY GEARS AND PROPER CLOTHS.
While you go for rafting you will be provided with rafting gears by the organizer , these includes your life jacket , helmet , rafting paddle and other. It is your duty to wear them before going for rafting as per the instructions because they have been provided for your safety. Without these gears first of all rafting is not allowed if at all you go for rafting it is sure that you are inviting danger for yourself as well as others. So wear them. Secondly while going for rafting wear easy cloths in which you feel comfortable. do not wear complicated dresses , sweaters , jackets etc because you are going to get wet and heavy cloths will absorb water and you will feel uncomfortable. So wear comfortable cloths and if possible full sleeves so that you are protected from cold water as much possible.
DO NOT PANIC
Although the chances are low if you are following all the instruction , safety gears and selected proper stretch as per your skills but if you unfortunately fall in the water the first thing you need to keep in mind is do not panic. Your life jacket , the rafting instructor and his team is there for your safety. What you need to do is just keep yourself afloat and try to swim towards the raft and try to climb it slowly without hurry or the person who is coming to rescue you. The rafting instructor will in advance tell you what to do in what situations before start of rafting and you should follow it and enjoy your rafting.
Different Grades of Rapids included in Rishikesh Rafting Packages
Here are the names of the rapids
– Daniel’s Dip (Grade III+)
– Eddy Whirlpool ( Grade III )
– The Great Wall (Grade IV )
– Three Blind Mice (Grade III )
– Black Money (Grade I )
– Cross Fire (Grade III )
– Shivpuri Rapid (Grade II+)
– Sweet Sixteen (Grade I )
– Good Morning (Grade I )
– Roller coaster (Grade III )
– Golf Course (Grade III )
– Club House (Grade II )
– Initiation (Grade II )
– Body Surfing (Grade I )
– Return to Sender (Grade III )
– Double Trouble (Grade II )
– Hilton (Grade II )
– Terminator (Grade II )
Things to carry for rishikesh rafting
- T-Shirts and shorts or Bathing Suit to wear during rafting.
- River shoes or sneakers
- Clean set of Towels
- Extra pair of cloths ( to wear after rafting )
- Plastic Bags ( to put wet things )
- Energy Bars / Energy Drink / Water Bottle
- Extra Pair of your Spectacles ( In case you break/loose what you wearing )
- Sunglasses ( optional )
- Sun shade/ hat with brim
- Sunblock and Sun Burn Lotion
- Woolens/ thermal underwear ( During winter )
- Wind/ rain proof jacket ( During Winter )
- Comfortable trekking shoes ( If you plan for trekking )
- Flash light and spare batteries – important
- Power Backup for your Mobile / Camera etc
- Vaseline/ lip salve
- Insect / Mosquito repellent
- Personal toiletries – soap etc.
- Personal medication if any
- Small waterproof handbag to carry camera, packed lunch etc
- Carry these above things and make your rafting plan more comfortable and enjoyable.
Best Rafting Stretch in Rishikesh
Brahampuri to Rishikesh
This stretch measures 9 kilometers and is best suited for novice rafters. Around 1.5 to 2 hours expedition of Grade I and Grade II rapids offer enough stimulation to old people, kids and families. Revitalizing water and pleasant breeze on the stretch augment the delight of the excursion and takes the fun of rafting to the next level. The rapids that one may encounter on this stretch include Sweet Sixteen, Body Surfing, Terminator, Hilton and Double Trouble.
Shivpuri to Rishikesh
It is a stretch of intermediate difficulty level. This 16 kilometers stretch offers the rapids of Grade II and III. The major rapids that come during the expedition are Roller Coaster, Return to Sender, Double Trouble and Golf Course. The gushing rapids make the rafter’s heart skip a beat. A neither too easy nor difficult stretch, Shivpuri to Rishikesh, tenders a gripping mix of ease and thrill. This stretch is best for second timers, adventure freaks and youngsters in search of additional thrill in rafting trip.
Marine Drive to Rishikesh
Difficult yet full of exhilaration, Marine Drive to Shivpuri stretch offers a ride filled with thrills and spills. This stretch encompasses the rapids of Grade II and III. It is a 24-kilometer stretch that takes around 4.5 to 5 hours in completion. After Shivpuri, the stretch becomes less challenging and an adventurer can relax to savor the breathtaking ambiance. Among the 14 rapids that come en route, the major are Black Money, Cross Fire, Golf Course and Three Blind Mice. It is a perfect stretch for rafters with some experience.
Kaudiyala to Rishikesh
Meant strictly for the veterans of rafting, Kaudiyala to Rishikesh rafting stretch brings out the excitement at its best. This 36 kilometer long rafting stretch includes one of the most challenging rapids ‘The Wall’. The Wall is a VI+ Grade rapid and requires a lot of effort, strength and determination. The rapids that come on the way of the rafter during the expedition are highly challenging. Even the expert rafters become anxious by the strenuous rapids on the route. Other than ‘The Wall’, the prominent rapids en route are Eddy Whirlpool and Daniel’s Dip.
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