Day Rafting on the Ganges: Shivpuri-Laxman Jhula 16 kms

This is the shortest rafting stretch on the Ganges, but offers you a power-packed session with some big waves and hydraulics. You'll battle seven rapids ranging from Grade 3 to 3+ rapids, with Roller Coaster (3+), Golf Course (3+), and Club House (3) being the biggest. This stretch between Shivpuri to Laxman Jhula is perfect for newbies, and takes you across a fun 16 km rafting stretch without too much effort.

IMPORTANT: This rafting session in Rishikesh does not include any meals.

NOTE: This is not a fixed departure trip. It requires a minimum of 4 persons for a booking confirmation.


Nestled in the foothills of the mighty Himalayas, Rishikesh is a small town in Uttarakhand. It has always been a spiritual hub, drawing devotees from India and from around the world to its temples and ghats. However, in recent years, Rishikesh has also become a hub for adventure sports. The Ganges, flowing down from the mountains, gushes through Rishikesh, creating some of the best rafting in India. With India's highest bungee platform being set up, and multiple iconic Himalayan treks starting from Rishikesh, this city is on its way to becoming the adventure capital of India.

Destination highlights

Book a Rishikesh rafting session from Shivpuri to Laxman Jhula. | Raft the rapids for 2 hours on a 16 km long route. | Encounter Grade 3 to 3+ rapids. | Enjoy scenic views of Rishikesh from the river.

3 plus




2 hrs

16 kms


NRS boat

Red Chilli Adventure office, Tapovan, Rishikesh

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Red Chilli Adventure office, Tapovan, Rishikesh

Tempo traveller/SUV


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Meet the operator at the pick-up point by 09:00 hrs with the rest of your gang. From here, you'll be driven to the start point of the Rishikesh rafting session. It is a 1-hour drive through the beautiful town of Rishikesh. At Shivpuri, you'll be briefed about the rules and safety precautions, and will be given your rafting gear. You'll set off on the Ganges, enjoying a 2 hour-long rafting session, and tackling Grade 3+ rapids. You'll end with cliff-jumping and body surfing in the peaceful stretches of the river. After that, you'll be driven back to the drop-off point. Trip ends here.



Day 1 Milestone


Laxman Jhula

05:30 AM

Includes / Excludes


  • Transportation from the pick-up point in Rishikesh to the start point for the rafting session and back.
  • All necessary rafting gear like life jackets, helmet, paddle and wetsuits
  • Professional guide (in a safety kayak or raft)
  • All applicable taxes


  • Meals
  • Laundry, postage, personal clothing, medical expenses, personal travel insurance and items of a personal nature
  • Emergency evacuation charges
  • Any services or costs not mentioned in the inclusions

What to Wear

What to Wear

  • Shorts and t-shirts/quick drying clothes
  • Strap-up shoes
  • Not to wear - Expensive jewellery and gadgets

What not to Wear

  • Loose clothing that will tangle around you while swimming
  • Restrictive clothing
  • Flip-flops

Equipment / Gear

We Provide

  • Life jackets, helmet, paddle and wetsuits if required
  • Professional guide (in a safety kayak or raft)

You need to get

  • Drinking water
  • Sun lotion
  • Small camera (optional )

Medical Kit

  • Please carry your specific personal or prescribed medication only.

Cancellation policy

The following charges will apply for cancellation:

For cancellations made more than 30 days before departure of rafting trip in Rishikesh: 75% of the trip cost will be refunded.

For cancellations made 29-15 days before departure of rafting trip in Rishikesh: 50% of the trip cost will be refunded.

For cancellations made 0-14 days before the Rishikesh rafting trip: No refund.

No show: No refund.

All refunds will be made after deducting the transaction charges.

The trip cost for the rafting in Rishikesh is quoted as a package. No partial refunds or credit will be given for services not used.

Rules on trip

The rafting in Rishikesh generally takes place in remote areas where there is little or no access to normal medical services or hospital facilities for serious problems. Medical and evacuation expenses will be the responsibility of the participant.

Participants must not litter and always follow the guide's instructions.

Consumption of alcohol and non-veg items at the campsite is strictly prohibited under Uttarakhand law.

All Rishikesh rafting trips are run with safety support. Two rafts or one raft and kayak depart together.

Additional instructions, booking policies, terms and conditions

Please note that the Rishikesh rafting trip departure time is subject to change, based on mutiple factors. Participants are recommended to keep their schedule flexible for the day.

The operator reserves the right to change/delay the date of departure, the end point of the rafting, or the route for rafting, due to weather, political or other reasons out of the control of the operator. In the event of a change, postponement or delay, participants have no right to claim the refund of the tour price (in whole or in part) or other compensation for any injury, loss or damage.

The operator reserves the right to change the Rishikesh rafting prices (or any part) without notice, at any time before and including the departure date.

All participants should have internationally accepted health insurance for all activities pertaining to the rafting in Rishikesh, which should include coverage for emergency rescue and evacuation.

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