What’s more fun than getting into the waters with a bunch of friends and paddling your way through the flowing waters? Feeling like Jack Sparrow already, I guess! But don’t you take this adventure sport lightly; It has its own risks. But one thing I can assure you is that, this is more than fun and you should definitely try it out. If you are looking for some breathtaking destinations where you can camp out, explore nature and indulge in some river rafting fun, we have it all covered up for you. Take a look!

1) Rishikesh

Experience River Rafting in Rishikesh

Experience River Rafting in Rishikesh along the Ganga River

Rishikesh is the hub for the adventure lovers of the country. Hosting a whole lot of adventure sports and attracting humongous crowd every year, Rishikesh’s tourism industry has developed over leaps and bounds in the past few years. Rishikesh offers 4 River Rafting packages: 1) Brahmpuri (2 hours)  2) Shivpuri (3 hours) 3) Marine Drive (4 hours) and 4) Kaudiyala (6 hours).

Cost: Starting from INR 1000/person

2) Manali

River rafting in manali

People enjoying the adventure sport in Manali

If you are planning for a perfect getaway this summer, then Manali should be your ideal destination. Often thronged by tourists of the world and the nation, Manali offers epic River Rafting experience to the people during the summer. There are two types of River Rafting journeys you can choose from 1) Extends up to 7 km in the River Beas 2) Extends up to 14 km in the River Beas.

Cost: Starting from INR 1500/person

3) Dandeli

River Rafting in Dandeli

A group of friends cherishing their rafting moments at Dandeli

Bangaloreans who are waiting to try out this exhilarating adventure sport can head over to Dandeli, which is a 7 hour drive from the city. A weekend outside the hustle and bustle of Bangalore, Dandeli offers camping facilities surrounded by beautiful flora and fauna along with River Rafting. So head on to the spot with a bunch of your friends and indulge in some fun. Dandeli River Rafting covers up to 12 km along the Kali river and will take around 4 hours to complete. It is suitable for in-experienced paddlers and professionals as well.

Cost: Starting from INR 1500/person

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4) Kolad

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A happy bunch enjoying River Rafting at Kolad

Spread around 18 km, the River Rafting in Kolad, Maharashtra happens along the waters flowing through the Kundalika River. The entire journey takes about 2 hours from the start to the end. From Grade 1 to Grade 3, the River Rafting experience here supports both the amateurs and the professionals.

Cost: Starting from INR 1200/person

5) Pahalgam

River rafting pahalgam

Paddle your way to happiness at Pahalgam

What hits when summer comes in? The craze for some River Rafting!

Pahalgam offers White Water River Rafting experience to the enthusiasts. Grade 2 and Grade 3 of River Rafting is possible here. Travel to Pahalgam between April and September for a better River Rafting adventure.

Cost: Starting from INR 800/person

6) Bhalukpong

Bhalukpong white water river rafting

Crazy scenes at Bhalukpong

If you are looking for an eastern India trip, then don’t forget to get on the rafts for some River Rafting fun at Bhalukpong. Grade 3 and Grade 4 rapids are on offer at this spot with the river trails belonging to the Kameng River. The best time to visit this place is around November-March. You can also organize a small picnic close-by.

Cost: Starting from INR 1500/raft

7) Kalasa

River rafting in Bhadra river

Head out to Kalasa and try Rafting

Kalasa in Karnataka is very famous for the Hanging Bridge built across the River Bhadra. This small town of great scenic beauty can be reached from Bangalore in less than 7 hours. River Rafting in Kalasa is organized in the River Bhadra during June to September. If you are really scared about the risks of River Rafting in a violent stream, you can choose to take it up in Kalasa as the streams are not that rough.

Cost: Starting from INR 1200/person

8) Coorg

River rafting in Coorg

People heading out with their rafts to have some fun

One of the loveliest team adventure sport out there is River Rafting and what better place to experience this than Coorg itself? This is one of the toughest River Rafting routes in South India. But don’t mind taking it because the memories are going to be impossible to forget. This River Rafting activity is conducted in the Barapole River and anybody between the age of 14 and 60 can register for this.

Cost: Starting from INR 1200/person

We’ve suggested you some amazing destinations if you are interested in River Rafting this year. Why wait? Plan your most wanted getaway right away and get to experience some of the best River Rafting moments ever.

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