Top 4 Water Rafting Destinations in 2020


River rafting in India is one of the most common activities in India, due it’s is so widely loved by the people of India. The visitors from abroad if visit these places they also make it a point that they visit this place at least once in their lifetime.

The natural beauty and the facilities which nature makes for the visitors of India seems effortless. India is a country with various diversity, it has almost all kinds of landscape features including the highest rives in the entire country. Most of the rivers of India are initiated from the ice peaks of the mountains. Some rivers also rise from the Eastern and the western ghats of India.

Although this country has desert and plateau there is no dearth of water in this country. There are more than 7 rivers in India, they also have streams and sub-streams of these rivers. River rafting is a high adrenaline sport that gives a thrill to all the rafting lovers. There are several levels of difficulty in river rafting depending on the kind of river it is. River rafting is a very challenging activity that only very sporty and mentally strong people are recommended to do. 

Here we will discuss some of the best river rafting in India so that the next time you visit India and you want to discover this place, you are able to do it.

Best Water Rafting Destination In India

India is gradually emerging as one of the best “river running destination” of the world.  River rafting is very common in India among all other sports in India. Rafting is anyway a strong and popular adventure sport in India.

  1. Indus River in Ladakh 

The River Indus which has originated in Tibet flows through the Ladhak. This river offers exciting river rafting, sports in India. The water of the River Indus passes through the cities, monasteries and various canyons present in the city. The government allows to raft from June to September in Ladakh.

If you are to visit the River Ladakh for river rafting then you must know that this expedition is allowed for two to four days. The Indus range has various rapids in some places it is 1-2 and in some places it it 3-5. There are many routes of river rafting in Indus but the most challenging one is the one which extends from Alchi to Khalsi. This route is perfect for trues river rafting adventure. 

2. River Ganges in Rishikesh 

People of India are very well aware of Rishikesh, but nevertheless, the visitors coming from abroad are also aware of Rishikesh. Rishikesh is famous for the river rafting sports it offers. People from all over the world who have rafted in this river have claimed that this is one of the best rivers for rafting in the world. This river is well blessed with few rapids and also whirlpools, and it stretches from 16km to 34 km. 

The best thing about Rishikesh is it does not only offer river rafting, in fact, but it also offers very many other complementary and supplementary activities. People who visit Rishikesh can do a campaign on the white sand dunes in the river beaches with Kumaon mountains behind it.  If you are planning to visit Rishikesh for River rafting then the best time to visit this from September to June. 

3. River Spiti in Himachal Pradesh 

Spiti has always been a great place for adventure but the new addition to this place is the amazing adrenaline activity of river rafting. This river flows from one of the best locations in India. What can not be experienced anywhere in India, can be experienced here. Here people visit to experience the white water river rafting which is found only here. 

Here the river rafting stretch is about 77km which means that it will take you up to 5-6 days to complete river rafting here but the experience would be amazing. This river keeps all the secrets for you from mesmerizing mild rapids to the wildest rapids in the Spiti river.  

You will experience all the spin and float along with some amazing whirl in the Spiti river and it makes it difficult for you to forget this. You will be able to enjoy the mesmerizing beauty of the Himachal which is a lifetime opportunity. 

4. Bramhaputra River in Arunachal Pradesh

Like the river Ganges, this is another famous river which is Brmhaputra and this river is well known for its nurturing nature. This river is one of the best rivers for rafting in India. After flowing through the Himalayas, the River Bramhaputra makes its place in Arunachal Pradesh. Like any other river rafting place, it is best to raft here from October to July.   


When you are planning to do an adventure of river rafting, then you can make a plan and visit the best river rafting locations that I have mentioned here. Personally, as a traveler I have traveled to all the locations. I have listed these four river rafting locations from my personal experience.

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