Adventure lovers are more often than not game for angling and rafting holiday packages. The sub continent of India offers a huge range of places that provide a variety of options in various parts of the country. These holiday packages focusing on the areas of angling and rafting in India mete the different needs and desires of different adventurers.
You can opt to hit the lands of Delhi, Guwahati, Bhalukpong, Itanagar, Pasighat, Panging, Yembung, Pasighat, Oyanghat, Dibrugarh, Guwahati, Calcutta, Varanasi, Agra, Jaipur and finally back to Delhi.
Commence your trip at New Delhi and head towards Guwahati. From Guwahati you can drive down to Bhalukpong, Tipi, and Sessa (15 km stretch) where you will get a host of accommodation options like forest IB or Tourist hut or tents near the angling spot. You can spend the entire day at Bhalukpong doing your bit of fishing and rafting. An ideal picnic spot, Bhalukpong in the southern reaches of the Himalayas in West Kameng district of Arunachal Pradesh is located along the Kameng River.
From Bhalukpong you can move to Itanagar, the capital of Arunachal Pradesh, situated at the foothills of Himalayas and then to Pasighat and further still, to Panging. Boleng-Panging is a wonderful hub for angling and rafting and you can devote the whole day to these favorite activities of yours.
Next morning drive down through Pasighat to Oyanghat - cross the river Brahmaputra by ferry and arrive at Dibrugarh. From here onwards, your trip through the cities of Kolkata, Varanasi, Agra, and Jaipur will help you visit places of interest like Taj Mahal, Fatehpur Sikri and the city of Sarnath.
Rishikesh offers great rafting opportunities on the Ganges. You can opt for day trips including Kodiyala down (35km), Marine Drive down (26km) and Shivpuri down (17km) to Rishikesh. Alakananda River, an important tributary of the Ganges, is a wonderful choice for rafters. The trip of a stretch of about 136km starts from Rudraprayag, a small town on the Badrinath road and ends in Rishikesh.
Trips down the Kali River are some of the other exhilarating options for water sport enthusiasts. Head for Kathgodam from Delhi in the overnight train Ranikhet Express and then drive from Kathgodam to Pithoragarh from where you reach Jhulaghat after a 2 hr drive. Rafting starts here along stretches of stalactite and stalagmite formations. Set a camp for overnight stay and then reach Pancheswar where Kali River meets Saryu River. Try the tougher rapids from here onwards and through Bathad, Goshaini ultimately merging with Parvati at Banjar.
Apart from the discussed options, Tons in Uttaranchal, Zansker in Ladakh, Sutlej in Himachal Pradesh, Teesta in Sikkim are major choices of rafting and angling in India.
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