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Rishikesh rafting, Uttarakhand

 Rishikesh rafting-

 
Rishikesh is a city, located 25 km from haridwar, and surrounded by the city of dehradun and mussoriee . Located in the foothills of the Himalayas in northern India, it is known as the gateway to the garhwal Himalayas.
Rafting is one of the most popular adventure activities enjoyed by people all over the world. A one-of-its kind adventure, it helps an individual to experience a rejuvenating experience that completely enthrals and satisfies them. In order to enjoy one of the best rafting experiences, it is imperative for an individual to choose an ideal rafting spot. 
In order to add the requisite enjoyment and fun to make your rafting experience a memorable one, it is important to choose a destination that is replete with all your personal requirements.
Rishikesh is becoming a popular spot for white water rafting  enthusiasts, both from India and abroad, as the ganges offers medium to rough rapids rated class 3 and class 4.
 Rishikesh is surrounded by three other districts namely Tehri Garhwal, Pauri Garhwal and Haridwar. It is located approximately 25 km north of the city Haridwar and 43 km south west of the state capital Dehradun. According to Census of India, 2011 Rishikesh had a population of 102,138 making it the 7th largest city also being largest municipal board in the state of Uttarkhand.
The rafting usually starts from the shivpuri place, but the experts and the professionals may have the option to start up there rafting from the place called  “the wall”, which is the most dangerous one.rafting rapids depends upon how much distance you have chosen for your rafting, and it goes from 8km to 26 km.
 
Location- Uttarakhand, India.
District- Dehradun.
Best time to visit- rafting opens from- March to mid June.
Language spoken- Hindi and Sanskrit.
 
How to reach?-
1) By Air
Rishikesh is in close proximity of dehradun’s Jolly Grant Airport a small, quiet and recently renovated airport. The runway is being extended and will possibly then handle flights from other metros.
Rishikesh being the closest city to Dehradun Airport, flight is probably the best way to travel. The city is about 15 km from the airport (around 15-20 minutes drive).
 
2) By Car/road
Delhi airport to Rishikesh by car is a good option for a hassle free traveling specially for foreign tourists who are traveling to India for the first time. It's a 6 to 7 hours journey. Prices vary from US$ 85 for an air conditioned compact car to US$ 125 for an air conditioned SUV (but rates are much higher if one avails these services from prepaid taxi booths located at the airport).
 
3) By Train
A quiet branch line connects Rishikesh to haridwar, but there are only about three slow trains daily. It is better to take the train to Haridwar and continue by bus (45 min, Rs.30), by taxi (30 min, Rs.800) or by shared auto-rickshaw (40 min, Rs.35). However, travelling by train is recommended in peak seasons or during a 'mela' (fair) when bus routes are diverted in Haridwar whereas trains often run empty and the fares are low (just Rs.4 for a passenger train service). 
 
Location- Rishikesh, Uttarakhand, IndiaActivities to do- river rafting,camping,trekking,bungee jumping,cliff jumping.Facilities:
How to reach?

BY AIR-Jolly grant airport of dehradun is the nearest one. BY ROAD- 6to7 hour journey from delhi following the route to Rishikesh. BY RAIL-Nearest railway station is of rishikesh.


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