Travel Blog: Rishikesh Rafting

16 Apr
2010

Destination: Rishikesh (Rafting)

When: April 2010 (Weekend)

Who: 9 of us

Stayed: Stayed at the Milestones Camp (Beach number 18). The camps were quite nice, just what one needs for a rafting trip. Its not luxurious or anything and serves the purpose just right. Toilets are also quite decent. However, come prepared for mosquitos. The place houses 11 tents with double occupancy, and it gets really hot inside those tents. So always a better idea to sleep outside under the skies! It costs around Rs. 3,000 per person for a 3D/2N trip including 2 stretches of rafting.

Transport: By road the journey is PAINFUL to say the least. Make sure you have great company. The highway is worst than the service lanes of gurgaon and you will not average more than 25kmph on the entire stretch. Best option (and also the hardest to get) will be train. Take one to Haridwar, post which its a 2 hrs drive to the camp.

But wait, there is a catch. When you raft, you are supposed to come back to the camp on your own. Thats simple if you have your own conveyance, and hiring a cab there will cost a lot. (We had to hire a driver and that itself cost us 600 for 2 days, the cab will be atleast 3 times more).

A Catch-22 situation…but deal with it.

Food: Milestones serves good food. Home cooked and yummy. You wont eat anywhere else…so thats pretty much it.

Do:

1. Rafting: The usual itinerary is that you raft from Marine Drive to Shivpuri on Day 1 and Shivpuri to LaxmanJhula on day 2. Rafting is safe for non-swimmers as well (I am one of them) but the deal is not to panic. Yes, you will not feel any ground beneath your feet when you are in water, but take the plunge and enjoy the current.

There is also a stretch called THE WALL, which is meant to be attempted only by swimmers or swimmers with balls of steels. We were neither!

Rafting is a fantastic exercise. We loved every bit of it. Each raft accommodates 6-9 people depending on the size, and its most fun if the entire raft is yours. It does strain you physically but you will enjoy every moment of it!

2. Cliff Jump: The highlight of the trip. You jump from some 30 odd feet…not a lot…but it takes the hell out of you to do it. We all did it around 2 times each and each time the feeling was just the same. HIGHLY recommended!

3. Random Jazz (rappelling, rock climbing): Will be part of the camp. Do it if you enjoy the stuff, but chances are you wont have the energy to do so!

50 Responses to Travel Blog: Rishikesh Rafting

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Palash

April 28th, 2010 at 2:19 pm

I have written a post and I believe that Rishikesh is a heady mix of Nirvana and Spiritualism

http://www.vedainformatics.com/veranda/rishikesh-a-heady-mix-of-nirvana-and-spiritualism/

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indian travel

July 23rd, 2010 at 3:58 pm

river rafting is a great adventure.one can try river rafting in rishikesh.

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Raj Dubey

September 13th, 2010 at 5:49 pm

I went the previous season with these guys http://www.roofnride.com/advent_travel.php?type=1&city=8. My experiece was fantastic

Please can you mail the number of the milestone camp. I will give a try to this camp too.

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Ankur Warikoo

September 14th, 2010 at 11:25 am

Hey Raj – here are the details
Milestones Adventures & Expeditions Pvt. Ltd.
C-426, Lower Ground Floor
Chittranjan Park
New Delhi 110 019
Tele: 91 11 26278529, 26278708
Mobile: 9899 000 910
Fax: 91-11-51603854
Email: Milestones1@vsnl.com

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samya

December 3rd, 2010 at 11:25 am

Hey Guys!

If you are planning to visit the adventure tour for river rafting campaign then do contact http://www.sampooranayatra.com . i am sure you will get affordable charges for your planned visits.

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April 14th, 2011 at 2:22 pm

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July 20th, 2011 at 3:17 pm

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July 28th, 2011 at 12:02 pm

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February 4th, 2012 at 5:14 am

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June 5th, 2012 at 6:35 pm

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December 11th, 2012 at 4:41 pm

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January 23rd, 2013 at 12:55 pm

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January 25th, 2013 at 11:58 am

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January 25th, 2013 at 4:55 pm

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January 28th, 2013 at 3:14 pm

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February 11th, 2013 at 1:11 pm

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February 15th, 2013 at 10:08 am

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Rupa Sharma

February 27th, 2013 at 5:34 pm

Rishikesh is most religious place in India. River rafting in rishikesh is also popular in north India. and thanks you guys for sharing with us your rafting experience.

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Sumit

March 19th, 2013 at 11:47 am

This year of time would be good for camping in Rishikesh
? we were planning sometime in the first week of April

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May 12th, 2013 at 9:05 pm

Good to share the DO’s for river rafting

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July 29th, 2013 at 3:12 pm

It looks like an awesome destination for rafting. Thanks for the information. I love to know more about the place.

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September 7th, 2013 at 5:31 pm

Rishikesh has established itself as the most favored places in India for white water rafting. River Rafting is, undoubtedly, the most exciting adventure sport in India. Any trip to India is incomplete until you get a taste of river rafting in the writhing waters of Ganges and it is famous place for rafting in rishikesh.

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December 16th, 2013 at 1:07 pm

is it worth to go there in dec?
what would be the price???
are hard drink available over there??

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February 15th, 2014 at 12:06 am

I guess this month good for river rafting, hahaha

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April 22nd, 2014 at 9:13 pm

Thanks for this post! Your adventure sounds like a lot of fun.
Anyone wanting to plan a trip like this but with their family should look at http://realfamilytrips.com
It makes planning a family vacation a little easier.

Finding your own way back to camp sounds pretty scary but I’m sure that’s half the fun! I’m definitely going to look more into something like this. Thanks again!

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May 27th, 2014 at 4:33 pm

Rishikesh is one of the best adventure city, Rafting and camping- http://riverraftingatrishikesh.in/

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May 28th, 2014 at 9:08 pm

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June 11th, 2014 at 3:49 pm

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August 17th, 2014 at 3:30 pm

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September 18th, 2014 at 10:38 am

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September 18th, 2014 at 11:18 am

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October 1st, 2014 at 5:08 pm

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October 29th, 2014 at 10:34 pm

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November 19th, 2014 at 2:13 pm

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February 13th, 2015 at 11:11 am

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Jennifer Martin

May 24th, 2016 at 2:27 pm

I am a regular visitor to Rishikesh. Thanks for sharing the adventure sports opportunities in Rishikesh. I think you forget to mention aerial zip line adventure which is conducted by Flying Fox at an height of 70m above Ganges.

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