Adventure tourism in India is soaring new heights with the Central and state governments taking successful measures to promote adventure sports in the country. The adventure sports of India include mountain climbing, rock climbing, white water rafting, rappelling, scuba diving, and paragliding. The rafting experience in India is as good as any you will find anywhere in the world. The North Indian states of Uttarakhand and Himachal Pradesh are the major centers of rafting in India. The river Ganges is the main river supporting rafting in the country. Haridwar and Rishikesh are the main places where the flow of the river is perfect for rafting. Teesta River in the lower reaches of Sikkim is another hotbed for white water rafting. These places attract a large number of adventure loving tourists every year.
Rafting Experience tour itinerary:
Day 1 –
Arrival in Delhi followed by transfer to hotel. Dinner and overnight stay in hotel.
Day 2 –
Sightseeing in Delhi. Places covered include the Red Fort, Jama Masjid, Gandhi Memorial, India Gate, Lakshmi Narayan Temple, Parliament house, and Mehrauli. Dinner and overnight stay in hotel.
Day 3 –
Boarding Shatabdi Express for transfer to Haridwar. Pick up from station. Sightseeing trip of Haridwar followed by drive to Rishikesh. Overnight in hotel.
Day 4 –
City tour of Ashrams and temples in Rishikesh. This is followed by a drive to Rudraprayag, the confluence of the Mandakini and Alakananda Rivers. Overnight stay at camp.
Day 5 -
Rafting to Srinagar. Overnight at camp in Srinagar.
Day 6 -
Rafting to Deoprayag, the confluence of the Bhagirathi and Alakananda rivers. Overnight stay in camp.
Day 7 –
Rafting to Kaudiyala.
Rafting from Kaudiyala to Shivpuri
Rafting from Shivpuri to Rishikesh. Transfer to Haridwar railway station from Brahmapuri.
Arrival in Delhi. Transfer to international airport or other transit point for onward journey.
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