River Rafting

What is river rafting?

If you enjoy the splash of the waters on your body of the super-fast flow of the river (of course with your life jackets on) then there is nothing better than the sport of river rafting. It is a fun and invigorating outdoor activity for everybody. You can enjoy this outdoor activity without having any previous experience. This activity was initially made for only the crazy hard core mountain people. But now, it is more main stream than ever before. This high-adrenaline sport of navigating a river in an inflatable raft is a challenging but tremendously fun activity where you can ride the waves and enjoy the tranquil river waters. All you need to do is follow your guide’s safety instructions properly.
River Rafting is amongst the popular sports activities in India. Adventure enthusiasts from all around the world tour the country especially to enjoy the wild waters of rivers. The mighty rivers flowing down from the high peaks of the Himalayas call people to be explored in a thrilling way.

Equipment Used

The equipment used for this thrilling sport includes lifejacket, inflatable rafting boats, carbon pedals, helmet, wet suit, dry suit, and dry bags.

Sites in North India offering the sport

  • Ladakh in Jammu & Kashmir
  • Rishikesh in Uttarakhand
  • Kullu in Himachal Pradesh


  • Make sure you always select a licensed and experienced professional outfitter so that all the rafting rules are properly followed.
  • Always wear a life jacket and helmet to stay protected throughout your rafting expedition. Ensure that they are worn properly.
  • Always carry a first-aid kit, emergency-repair kit on the river, and rescue throw bags.
  • Helmet
  • Grip the paddle properly.
  • Make sure you are well aware of proper swimming techniques.

Medical concerns

Although there are no special fitness requisites for rafting and it is a sport for every individual, you must always talk to your instructor about any previous medical condition (if any) and also remember to carry your prescribed medication.

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Subhash Verma

Mountaineering Instructor

Subhash Verma

Mountaineering Instructor