Over the last few decades, white water rafting in Rishikesh has become one of the best known adventures to book in Uttarakhand. Located just at the foot of the Himalayas, most of the upper portion of Uttarakhand is crowned by famous peaks and glaciers, and it is replete with natural beauty. The Alakhnanda rises near the Satopanth and Bhagirathi glaciers in Uttarakhand, and flows down to Devprayag, merging with the Ganges and racing through Rishikesh. It is fed by melting snow from peaks, and provide some of the best white water rafting in Rishikesh.
Alakhnanda rafting packages
Every day, hordes of adventure seekers arrive, seeking Alaknanda rafting trips in Rishikesh. Just outside the main area, all along the river and its tributaries, and in the midst of the forests around Rishikesh, there are campsites set up to cater to these travellers. Most of these campsites offer Alakhnanda rafting and camping packages. Depending on your budget, you can stay in tents, cottages, or rooms. These Alakhnanda rafting and camping packages usually involve all meals, a campfire in the evening, and a session of Alakhnanda rafting the next day.
Alakhnanda rafting: White water rafting in Rishikesh
From Devprayag, the Alakhnanda joins the Ganges, and begins its journey into the plains. The river is wide, green, and cold here. Alakhnanda rafting is popular here because of the different grades of rapids on offer. While rafting the Alakhnanda, depending on the section of the river you choose, you could experience everything from the milder Grade I and II, to the epic boiling stretch of the Grade IV rapids.
Alakhnanda rafting packages
All packages for white water rafting in Rishikesh offer you a thrill-a-minute session where you battle the rapids, as well as some peaceful paddling past the temples, ashrams and ghats alongside the river. At the end, you’ll head for a quiet stretch of the river, where you can take a dip, or try your hand at body surfing or cliff jumping.
Alakhnanda river rafting stretches
Rafting Alakhnanda can be customized to suit your requirements. For families with young children, there are white water rafting in Rishikesh packages that are shorter and will cover fewer rapids. You can choose from the 9 km stretch (for families with kids), 16 kms stretch (good for beginners), or longer river rafting in Rishikesh packages like 24 or 32 kms. From the 16 km stretch onwards, you’ll be meeting all the most famous rapids, like Double Trouble, Golf Course, Return to Sender, The Wall, and more.
Best time for Alakhnanda river rafting
The best river rafting season in Rishikesh is during the summer months of March, April and May, when the cold water is very tempting. But during the monsoon months, all the way till September or October, the Alakhnanda rafting is strong, thanks to the added force of the water. After that, you can still go rafting, but the water gets very cold.
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I would like to THE GREAT NEXT..for making my rafting trip so memorable..especially Mr VENKAT who planned my trip with perfect information.His guidance through out helped me to manage things in a way better manner.I would definately recommend the great next for anyone who looks for Adventure trips across india.
Amazing rafting in Ganges river. The Great Next team organized all very well so thank you guys for such a good day.
Our trip was an impulse decision but thanks to tgn it was a success and awesome trip.Excellent food and relaxing resort after river rafting trip
Camping arrangement was pathetic. Food provided was bad. Dirty bed sheets and washrooms. No activities planned. Promised for 11km rafting track but provided only 4-5 Km without pick & drop.
It was great fun at water rafting with the great next, excellent trainers, food was good, overall good experience, we would like to visit again
My experience was bad. We wanted to do rafting after coming back from trek. I did a booking for rafting through The Great Next and the itinerary was not clearly communicated and was left to us to 'figure out'. We were given camp majestic. The staff here is completely unprofessional. We were wondering what is the action plan for rafting and when we asked late at night, we were surprised to hear that we had to bear an additional cost of transport to the starting point(based on my earlier communication with TGN my understanding was there was no transportation required). We tried probing for more details on itinery and only then we were being told about details. One of my friend had requested for custom food because of cultural constraints quite early in the evening for dinner. At dinner time that was conveniently forgotten. The dinner was served late at 9:45 pm (scheduled time was 8 pm). In short completely unprofessional. If you want to do rafting go book a nice hotel independently and just directly go for rafting. No need to go with TGN. Save your money and time.
'We were the first timer rafters, but these guys make us feel like professionals☺☺☺. Comfortable stay with good assistance from experienced instructor's. Truly Awesome Experience, the saying ''Pura paisa wasool'' holds true for us in this trip. Good management and well executed as committed. Looking forward for another service soon...
TGN has a very sophisticated and concise web page along with many optional details and information. This is one of the few sites that provides information about the operator. All the operators they recommend are safe, well-trained and reliable. They are easily accessible and offer reasonable deals. I've booked a trekking and river rafting trip with them already, and it was a very good experience. I'll always choose The Great Next to plan my adventure trips.
Awesome weekend spent doing Rafting and the dirt bike ride ( Though the rest of the activities were okay) The guides were cooperative... The food was nice... and a special thanks to Urja to make this trip possible..
I heartly Thank Venkat for making our trip awesome. We were six and had used this platform to book the tickets for River rafting and Venkat had arranged an awesome dome house(Tent house). He had offered us a good package which include few adventure activities as well as stay and food. We enjoyed a lot and planning for next visit soon. He was there to guide us even in the night around 9 which I liked the most.
'Badly need to work on their website to sync information. Booked a trip (3 room) with them (ac cottage stay) for Rishikesh with 100% refund policy as per the link shared in mail. But I was surprised when on the next day of booking, I received the message saying that the cottage I paid for and received a booking confirmation has been allocated to someone else. Instead I had to pay extra for a non ac tent(with cooler instead of ac) property at the similar location. But the bad experience did not end there. When we had to cancel the room for 5 of the members, they applied a cancellation fees which was not stated anywhere in cancellation policies on website link. I will not suggest anyone to use this site. Please book directly to avoid any such inconvenience and surprises owing to misleading policies. Note: I had contacted the property owner directly and he had quoted a lower price(all inclusive package via mail) on direct booking than thegreatnext. So think hard before opting for TGN if you gave option to reach owner directly. We had opted for TGN only based on the full refund policy that the site stated. Edit: I would acknowledge the efforts from Tanvi from thegreatnext who tried to accomodate the updated requirements. I have given 2* only because of her inputs. However, I would like to point out that my concern is not with any person but it is with lack of clarity with policies and syncing with the property owners at the end of Thegreatnext website. This is a major drawback that needs to be bridged.'
I would say incredible experience in river rafting thanks venkat for arranging this awesome stuffs I appreciate your guidance and I recommend The Great Next for the people who is looking out for the adventures in their life.
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