Rafting in Rishikesh – Marine Drive to Laxmanjhula (26 kms)

This rafting trip in Rishikesh takes you from Marine Drive to Laxmajhula. You'll spend one hour battling the rapids of the Ganges, and will encounter rapids like Black Money, Cross Fire, Three Blind Mice, Double Trouble, Club House, and the Terminator on this 26 kms stretch. At the end, you'll paddle into calmer waters, and will try a bit of body surfing and cliff jumping. This rafting trip is ideal for those looking for an adventurous rafting trip on the Ganges.


Rishikesh is also known as the 'gateway to adventure', thanks to its perfect location at the foot of the Himalayas. From here, you can set out in any direction and will find gorgeous trekking routes through pine forests. Some of the most famous rivers in India gush down from their origins in the misty Himalayas, and meet in Rishikesh before heading down to the plains. These glacier-fed rivers form Grade III and IV rapids as they churn over rocky beds, giving you world-famous rafting stretches to experience. You can choose from the many rafting stretches, from 9 kms to 36 kms to encounter some of the biggest rapids in India like The Wall, Double Trouble, Three Blind Mice, Terminator, Golf Course, Club House, Roller Coaster and Return to Sender.

Destination highlights

Battle Grade III and IV rapids on a 26 kms stretch from Marine Drive to Laxmanjhula. | Encounter rapids like Three Blind Mice, Return to Sender, Golf Course, Double Trouble, Terminator and Club House. | Try your hand at cliff jumping and body surfing. | Soak in scenic views of the lower Himalayas.




26 kms

4 hours

26 kms

100 kgs

Inflatable raft

Sacred Explorations, Tapovan

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Private vehicle

Marine Drive

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Arrive at the operator's site office at 08:30 hours and you can offload your luggage here. You'll be driven to Marine Drive, the start point for the 26 kms rafting in Rishikesh and you'll be briefed about the security measures and rescue techniques. After this, you'll begin your thrilling rafting trip. Encounter the best rapids on the Ganges, like Double Trouble, Three Blind Mice, Roller Coaster, Return to Sender, Golf Course, Black Money and Cross Fire along the scenic stretch. On the calmer stretches, you'll also try your hand at body surfing and cliff jumping in the river. Your rafting session culminates at Laxmanjhula and your trip ends here.



Day 1 Milestone



05:30 AM

Includes / Excludes


  • Transportation from Tapovan to Marine Drive
  • One rafting session of 26 kms from Marine Drive to Laxmanjhula
  • Inflatable raft
  • Paddles
  • Helmet
  • PFD or life jacket
  • Trained and experienced rafting intructor
  • First aid kit
  • Safety kayak
  • All applicable taxes


  • Photos or videos of the activity
  • Any meals, packaged water, beverages, telephone calls, etc.
  • Any costs arising due evacuation, emergency situation, etc.
  • Insurance
  • Anything not mentioned in the inclusions

What to Wear

What to Wear

  • Quick-dry shorts or trousers
  • T-shirt
  • Sandals or floaters (preferably with ankle strap)
  • Not to wear - Jeans, sarees, skirts, etc.
  • Expensive jewellery or gadgets

What not to Wear

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

Equipment / Gear

We Provide

  • Inflatable raft
  • Paddles
  • Helmet
  • PFD or life jacket
  • First aid kit
  • Transport from Tapovan to Marine Drive
  • Safety kayak

You need to get

  • Sunscreen
  • Water bottle
  • Extra poly bag for wet clothes
  • Swimwear
  • Sun cap
  • Sunglasses with retention strap
  • Extra pair of clothes
  • Lightweight towel
  • Lightweight jacket
  • Slippers

Medical Kit

  • Please carry specific personal or prescribed medication, personal first-aid kit.

Cancellation policy

The cancellation policy is as follows:

For cancellations made 30 days or more before the Rishikesh rafting trip date: 75% of the trip cost will be refunded, minus any transaction charges.

For cancellations made 15-30 days before the Rishikesh rafting trip date 50% of the trip cost will be refunded, minus any transaction.

For cancellations made 0-15 days before the Rishikesh rafting trip date: No refund.

No show: no refund

Rules on trip

Smoking, consumption of alcohol, tobacco and drugs is strictly prohibited during this Rishikesh rafting trip.

Littering is strictly prohibited in or near the water bodies.

Participants must adhere to the instructions of the rafting guide at all times.

Only 8 participants will be allowed in one raft.

Empty your pockets and put your valuables in waterproof pouches during your Rishikesh rafting session.

Additional instructions, booking policies, terms and conditions

The operator reserves all rights to change the venue/date/schedule or to cancel the rafting trip in Rishikesh.

In case of injury, damage to self or property or death during the Rishikesh rafting trip, the operator shall not be held responsible.

All decisions made by the operator are final and participants must abide by the instructions and decisions of the instructor during rafting in Rishikesh.

Adventure activity is arranged considering normal weather. In case of cancellation of this Rishikesh rafting trip due to reasons beyond control such as natural calamities, riots, political uncertainty, logistic issues, etc., refund shall be payable with respect to the given cancellation policy.

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