What are the different Rafting Stretches in Rishikesh?

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    • Garhwali
      By Garhwali


      • Brahampuri to Rishikesh: This stretch measures 9 kilometers and is best suited for novice rafters. Around 1.5 to 2 hours expedition of Grade I and Grade II rapids offer enough stimulation to old people, kids and families. Revitalizing water and pleasant breeze on the stretch augment the delight of the excursion and takes the fun of rafting to the next level. The rapids that one may encounter on this stretch include Sweet Sixteen, Body Surfing, Terminator, Hilton and Double Trouble.
      • Shivpuri to Rishikesh: It is a stretch of intermediate difficulty level. This 16 kilometers stretch offers the rapids of Grade II and III. The major rapids that come during the expedition are Roller Coaster, Return to Sender, Double Trouble and Golf Course. The gushing rapids make the rafter’s heart skip a beat. A neither too easy nor difficult stretch, Shivpuri to Rishikesh, tenders a gripping mix of ease and thrill. This stretch is best for second timers, adventure freaks and youngsters in search of additional thrill in rafting trip.
      • Marine Drive to Rishikesh: Difficult yet full of exhilaration, Marine Drive to Shivpuri stretch offers a ride filled with thrills and spills. This stretch encompasses the rapids of Grade II and III. It is a 24-kilometer stretch that takes around 4.5 to 5 hours in completion. After Shivpuri, the stretch becomes less challenging and an adventurer can relax to savor the breathtaking ambiance. Among the 14 rapids that come en route, the major are Black Money, Cross Fire, Golf Course and Three Blind Mice. It is a perfect stretch for rafters with some experience.
      • Kaudiyala to Rishikesh: Meant strictly for the veterans of rafting, Kaudiyala to Rishikesh rafting stretch brings out the excitement at its best. This 36 kilometer long rafting stretch includes one of the most challenging rapids ‘The Wall’. The Wall is a VI+ Grade rapid and requires a lot of effort, strength and determination. The rapids that come on the way of the rafter during the expedition are highly challenging. Even the expert rafters become anxious by the strenuous rapids on the route. Other than ‘The Wall’, the prominent rapids en route are Eddy Whirlpool and Daniel’s Dip.

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