Rishikesh Rafting with Cottage Stay

Stay at the heart of the rafting action in Rishikesh on Neelkanth road! Your campsite is set on the banks of the Heul River with scenic views of green hills all around. You'll enjoy the fresh air and chilly evening here, but the highlight of this trip is your rafting session on day 2. You’ll find yourself battling exciting rapids for 16 kms over two hours, paddling from Shivpuri to Laxmanjhula. In the calmer stretches, you can also try cliff jumping and body surfing.


This forest campsite lies on the banks of the Heul River on Neelkanth road in Rishikesh. The Heul River is a tributary of the Ganga River and runs parallel to the Neelkanth road, which is dotted with several campsites. You'll be surrounded by lush greenery all around, and can enjoy outdoor games like cricket and volleyball, or you can take a short hike to a cascading waterfall. You’ll eat delicious buffet meals at the campsite and in the evening, there is also a delightful bonfire and snacks to look forward to. At night you’ll retire to comfortable cottages with an attached bathroom and bed, clean bedsheets, comfortable mattresses, soft pillows, air cooler and warm blankets.

Destination highlights

Book a thrilling rafting adventure on the Ganges. | Try cliff jumping and body surfing in the calmer stretches of the river. | Enjoy snacks around a delightful bonfire.| Take in the scenic beauty that surrounds you. | Dip your feet in the cool waters of the Heul River. | Indulge in outdoor activities like cricket, volleyball and badminton.




2 hrs

16 kms

120 kgs


There is no pick up for this trip.

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There is no drop off for this trip.


Shivasheesh Forest Camp

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You can check in by noon, and will be served a non-alcoholic welcome drink before you settle into tents. You’ll eat a delicious buffet lunch and then can can play cricket or volleyball on the spacious lawn, or take a short trek to a nearby waterfall. You can also take a dip in the cool river and return to the campsite by evening where a crackling bonfire and delicious dinner awaits you. Retire to comfortable cottages for the night as the soothing sounds of the forest lull you to sleep. Overnight stay in cottages.

Overnight stay in cottages.

You'll check into a comfortable 4-sharing cottage with beds, soft mattresses, blankets and pillows. Your room comes with an attached washroom and western toilet fittings. There is 24 hour power backup, parking facilities and free WiFi at the campsite. | You'll have a delicious lunch of a seasonal vegetable dish, dal, rice, chapati, salad, pickle, papad, and raita. In the evening, you'll have tea, and later, veg bonfire snacks like mixed pakodas, peanut/ chana masala and papad. Dinner is similar


Lunch | Snacks | Dinner

Veg|Non veg (only for dinner)

Day 1 Milestone

Shivasheesh Forest Camp

Shivasheesh Forest Camp

05:30 AM

Wake up by 06:00 hrs and after a hearty breakfast, you'll check out from the campsite. You'll have to report at the operator's site office in Laxmanjhula and you can offload your luggage here. You'll then proceed to Shivpuri which is the start point of your 16 kms rafting session. You'll be facing some thrilling rapids on the Ganga and you can also try your hand at cliff jumping and body surfing in the calmer stretches. Your rafting trip concludes at Laxmanjhula and your trip ends here.

Your trip ends before nightfall.

Wake up early and enjoy hot tea and a breakfast of bread, butter, jam, aloo puri/chole bhature/paranthas, boiled eggs/omelette/egg burji. After that, you'll check out and be driven to Shivpuri, the rafting start point. Your rafting sessions ends near Laxmanjhula and your trip ends here.



Veg|Non veg (only for dinner)

Day 2 Milestone

Shivasheesh Forest Camp


05:30 AM

Includes / Excludes


  • One night accommodation in 4 sharing cottage
  • Attached washroom
  • Air cooler
  • Fan
  • 24 hours power back up
  • Comfortable mattress
  • Soft bedsheets and pillows
  • WiFi
  • Non-alcoholic welcome drink on arrival
  • All buffet meals from lunch on Day 1 to breakfast on Day 2 (1 non veg option only for dinner)
  • Morning and evening tea
  • Hot water on request
  • One 16 kms rafting session from Shivpuri to Laxmanjhula
  • One way transport from Laxmanjhula to Shivpuri
  • Bonfire with veg snacks
  • In-house activities: cricket with soft ball, volleyball, badminton
  • Waterfall trek with guide (requires a minimum group of 10 participants)
  • Rafting equipment: helmet, life jacket/ PFD, raft, paddles
  • Doctor on call
  • Parking facilities for guests
  • All applicable taxes


  • Transport to and from the campsite
  • Additional breakfast (can be arranged for INR 200, excl tax)
  • Additional lunch (can be arranged for INR 350, excl tax)
  • Barbeque snacks 1 veg + 1 non veg (can be arranged for INR 250, excl tax)
  • Barbeque snacks 2 veg + 2 non veg (can be arranged for INR 350, excl tax)
  • Anything not mentioned in the inclusions
  • Insurance

What to Wear

What to Wear

  • 1 quick-dry T-shirt
  • 1 pair of synthetic track pants
  • Comfortable floaters (preferably with ankle straps)
  • Lightweight jacket
  • Not to wear - Expensive jewellery or watches
  • Restrictive clothing
  • Slippers or shoes

What not to Wear

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

Equipment / Gear

We Provide

  • Accomodation in cottages with attached bathroom
  • Helmet
  • Life jacket or PFD
  • Paddles
  • Raft
  • All equipment for outdoor activities
  • Bonfire

You need to get

  • Backpack
  • Sunglasses
  • Cap
  • Torch with batteries
  • Camera with extra batteries/charger
  • Personal toiletries
  • Dry snacks
  • ID proof
  • Sunscreen
  • Mosquito repellent
  • Lightweight towel
  • Extra poly bags to carry wet clothes
  • Tissues and wet wipes
  • Hand sanitizer

Medical Kit

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

Cancellation policy

Once booked, the trip cost is non-refundable.

If cancellation is made 15 days or more before the departure date of the Rishikesh rafting trip, you can reschedule the trip within 3 months, depending on availability.

If cancellation is made between 0-14 days: No refund.

No show: No refund.

Rules on trip

Smoking, chewing tobacco or consuming alcohol or drugs is prohibited before rafting in Rishikesh.

Littering is strictly prohibited in and around the campsite or near the water bodies.

You must adhere to the instructions of the rafting instructor at all times.

Please carry your own soft drinks, hard drinks for personal consumption on this Rishikesh rafting trip.

Additional instructions, booking policies, terms and conditions

In case of injury, damage to self or property or death, the operator will not be held responsible.

Rafting in Rishikesh is arranged considering normal weather. In case of cancellation due to reasons beyond control such as natural calamities, riots, political uncertainty, public transport failure etc, refund shall be payable with respect to the given cancellation policy.

There will be no refunds or discounts given for services unused or missed due to traveller's own fault, negligence or breach of terms.

Participants are responsible for their own belongings and the campsite will not be held responsible for any loss or damage.

There is no charge for children below 6 years. Children between 6-12 years of age will be charged INR 1200 for meals and accommodation, but will not be able to go rafting. Children above the age of 12 years will be charged the same as adults.

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