Rafting in Rishikesh

River Rafting Package in Rishikesh

Rafting in Rishikesh

Rishikesh, known as the 'Yoga Capital of the World,' is a delightful town in Uttarakhand, India. It's nestled at the meeting point of the Chandrabhaga and Ganges rivers. The Ganges in this area offers thrilling rapids, drawing river rafting enthusiasts to this hotspot. The sacred river, woven into the area's spiritual history, creates a mesmerizing setting for this adventure. For an unforgettable experience, consider booking your River Rafting in Rishikesh with Simply Heaven Rishikesh.

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Best time for River Rafting in Rishikesh?

Season Optimal Months Conditions
Pre-Summer/Spring March to April
  • Moderately cool weather
  • Higher water levels for challenging rapids
  • Ideal for those seeking an adrenaline rush
Summer May to June
  • Comfortably warm weather
  • Slightly lower water levels than March-April
  • Equally enjoyable rafting experience
Post-Monsoon/Autumn September to November
  • Pleasant weather
  • Suitable water levels for all experience levels
  • Scenic beauty of the Himalayan landscape


Marine Drive to Shivpuri

1. 10 Km Rafting - Marine Drive to Shivpuri:

    Distance: 10 kilometers
    Starting Point: Marine Drive
    Ending Point: Shivpuri

Details: Perfect for beginners, this 10 km rafting adventure starts at Marine Drive and takes you through the scenic route up to Shivpuri. You'll experience the thrill of navigating through the Ganges' twists and turns, all while surrounded by the breathtaking Himalayan landscape.

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Shivpuri to Nim Beach

2. 16 Km Rafting - Shivpuri to Nim Beach:

    Distance: 16 kilometers
    Starting Point: Shivpuri
    Ending Point: Nim Beach

Details: This intermediate level rafting package offers a longer and more adventurous journey. Starting from Shivpuri, you'll navigate through exciting rapids and enjoy the thrill of the river up to Nim Beach. It’s an ideal choice for those seeking a moderately challenging and scenic rafting experience.

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Marine Drive to Nim Beach

3. 26 Km Rafting - Marine Drive to Nim Beach:

    Distance: 26 kilometers
    Starting Point: Marine Drive
    Ending Point: Nim Beach

Details: For those seeking a more comprehensive river rafting experience, this 26 km package from Marine Drive to Nim Beach is the perfect fit. This route combines both adventure and natural beauty, taking you through a longer stretch of the river with a mix of challenging rapids and serene landscapes.

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Kaudiyala to Nim Beach

4. 36 Km Rafting - Kaudiyala to Nim Beach:

    Distance: 36 kilometers
    Starting Point: Kaudiyala
    Ending Point: Nim Beach

Details: The ultimate rafting adventure! This 36 km expedition from Kaudiyala to Nim Beach is designed for experienced rafters seeking a thrilling and challenging experience. It includes some of the most intense rapids, providing an adrenaline-pumping journey through the heart of the Ganges.

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  • Exciting Rapids: The Ganges River here has thrilling rapids, giving you an adventurous ride.
  • Beautiful Setting: Rishikesh is a charming town located at the meeting point of two rivers, providing a picturesque backdrop for your rafting experience.
  • Spiritual Vibes: The Ganges is deeply connected to the spiritual history of the region, adding a unique and meaningful touch to your adventure.
  • Yoga Capital: Known as the 'Yoga Capital of the World,' Rishikesh offers a holistic experience, combining adventure with tranquility.
  • Simply Heaven Rishikesh: For a hassle-free experience, you can book your river rafting with Simply Heaven Rishikesh, ensuring a memorable and safe adventure.


  • Raft in pairs or groups; never go alone.
  • Always keep your hands and feet inside the raft.
  • Hold the paddle correctly, following your guide’s instructions.
  • Be aware of the river’s flow, potential obstacles, and safe zones.
  • Wear quick-drying clothes and avoid heavy cotton that stays wet.
  • During intense rapids, stay low in the raft for stability.
  • If rafting in cold weather, wear layers to stay warm.
  • Avoid alcohol or any substances before rafting.
  • Raft as a team; coordination is key to maneuvering the rapids.
  • Use clear, concise language to communicate with your team.
  • Even if you’re experienced, respect the river’s power.
  • Maintain a positive attitude; it boosts teamwork and morale.
  • After the trip, follow the guide’s instructions for a safe exit.
  • Stay informed about river conditions and weather forecasts.
  • Obey local regulations and guidelines related to river rafting.

Rapids Levels In Rishikesh

Level Rapid Description
I: Easy Sweet Sixteen This gentle rapid is perfect for beginners. Enjoy a smooth ride, taking in the scenery while getting used to rafting.
Marine Drive Slightly more challenging than Level I, Marine Drive offers moderate turbulence. It's an excellent introduction to slightly rougher waters.
II: Mild Three Blind Mice This rapid provides an exciting challenge with higher waves and increased maneuvering. Good teamwork and paddling skills are essential.
Roller Coaster Taking the excitement up a notch, this rapid features turbulent waves and complex passages. Be prepared for a thrilling ride that demands coordinated paddling and quick reflexes.
III: Moderate Golf Course Known for formidable waves and strong currents, Golf Course is for experienced rafters seeking an adrenaline-pumping adventure. Precise navigation and strength are key here.
IV: Difficult Daniel's Dip The ultimate challenge, Daniel's Dip is reserved for expert rafters. The rapid features violent waves, intense hydraulics, and a demanding course that requires the highest level of skill and experience.

Frequently Asked Question

River rafting in Rishikesh can be safe if you follow instructions and wear safety gear. Listen to guides, choose suitable routes, and have a thrilling yet secure experience.

Yes, there are beginner-friendly routes. Instructors guide beginners on milder rapids like Marine Drive to Shivpuri, ensuring a safe introduction to rafting.

Wear quick-drying clothes, shorts, a t-shirt, and water shoes. Bring sunscreen, sunglasses with straps, and a water-resistant bag for valuables.

Yes, but wear warm layers. Rafting continues in December, offering a serene experience with fewer crowds and misty landscapes.

Rafting and whitewater rafting both involve navigating rivers, but they differ in the level of difficulty. Regular rafting can include calm and rough waters, suited for different skills. Safety is crucial but not as intense. Whitewater rafting, however, tackles rapid, turbulent waters, needing advanced skills and strict safety measures due to the challenges. It’s more intense and requires extra caution for a safe adventure.

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Events & Celebrations

Host your special events against the picturesque backdrop of the Ganges. Whether it's a wedding or a corporate retreat, our venue and services are tailored to create lasting memories.

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Riverside Luxury Accommodation In Rishikesh


Accommodation in Deluxe Cottage with Attached washrooms.


Delicious Continental, Buffet (Veg/Non-Veg), AM PM Tea with cookies, Daily Evening Bonfire with Veg Snacks. (Bonfire depends on weather conditions).

Facilities & Services

Deluxe Cottages fitted with Fans + Air Conditioner, Resort provided with Beds, Linen, Quilts, Pillows. Electricity, Mobile / Camera / Laptop charging point in Rooms.

In-house Activities

Volleyball, Badminton, Carom, Ludo.

Outdoor Activities

Nature walk, Splash in River Ganga, Neelkanth Mahadev Temple Visit. (Paid Taxi or your own vehicle) Adventure Activities : Trek to Waterfall, Trek to River Ganga, Anyone in This Packages. Note: Package does not include any kind of Transport.

Family, Couples, Corporate Groups

Conference area for corporate groups,Conference Capacity - (40 in Theatre Style).

Camping in Rishikesh

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Question You May Have Before Booking Us

What is the location of Simply Heaven Rishikesh?

Neelkanth Temple Road P.O, Maral, Near Phoolchatti Ashram, Rishikesh, Uttarakhand 249304.

Why I have to choose Rishikesh for Camping?

Rishikesh is an incredible destination for camping due to its stunning natural beauty and serene surroundings.

Here are several reasons why it's a fantastic choice:

  • Scenic Beauty: Nestled in the foothills of the Himalayas, Rishikesh offers breathtaking views of the mountains, lush greenery, and the flowing Ganges River. It's a visual treat for nature lovers.
  • Adventure Hub: Apart from camping, Rishikesh is known for its adventure sports like river rafting, trekking, and rock climbing, adding an extra thrill to your camping experience.
  • Weather: The climate in Rishikesh is generally pleasant throughout the year, making it suitable for camping almost anytime. Summers are mild, and the winters offer a chilly but refreshing experience.
  • Cultural Experience: Rishikesh is a melting pot of cultures. You'll find various ashrams, temples, and cultural events that add depth and richness to your camping trip.
  • Accessibility: Rishikesh is easily accessible from major cities in India, making it a convenient choice for a quick getaway into nature.
How can I get to the Simply Heaven Rishikesh Riverside Resort?

There are a several ways to reach Rishikesh from Delhi:

  • By Road (Bus or Car):
    Bus: Several government and private buses operate between Delhi and Rishikesh. The journey takes around 6-7 hours depending on traffic and road conditions.
    Car: You can also drive from Delhi to Rishikesh. The distance is approximately 240 kilometers via NH 334 or NH 334A, and it takes around 6-7 hours depending on the route and traffic.
  • By Train: There are trains available from Delhi to Haridwar, which is around 20-25 kilometers from Rishikesh. From Haridwar, you can take a taxi, bus, or auto-rickshaw to reach Rishikesh. The train journey takes around 4-5 hours, and then the additional travel to Rishikesh takes about 45 minutes to an hour.
  • By Air: The nearest airport to Rishikesh is the Jolly Grant Airport in Dehradun, which is approximately 35 kilometers away. From Delhi, you can take a flight to Dehradun and then hire a taxi or use other local transport options to reach Rishikesh. The flight duration is around 1 hour.
What amenities are close to the resort?

The resort is conveniently close to several amenities and attractions, including the Patna Waterfall trek, Neer Waterfall trek, Neelkanth Temple, and Pebbles River Beach.

How can I pay my package fee?

To cover your package charges, an initial advance booking charge of ₹500 is required to secure your room, and please note, this amount is non-refundable. Upon your arrival at the resort, you can settle the remaining payment in full.

What is the refund procedures?

The advanced booking amount you submit is non-refundable under any circumstances. Therefore, it's important to ensure your plans and schedule before making your booking.

Can you tell me about my room and facilities?

Our rooms are clean and bright, with the stunning Himalayas and the Ganges nearby. You can share a room with one, two, or three others, and each room has its own bathroom.

We provide filtered water throughout the building

  • Free Wifi
  • Fresh and clean bedding
  • Wardrobes to put your clothes
  • We can provide you with a kettle should you require
  • Hot and Cold water
What food is provided?

You'll get (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner) 3 buffet-style meals featuring regional and continental dishes. We also offer evening snacks alongside a bonfire and light music.

What about in-door and outdoor activities?

For indoor fun, we have games like ludo, chess, carom, and badminton available. As for outdoor activities, you can enjoy waterfall trekking, strolling along Pebbles Beach, and visit the Neelkantha Temple.

What type of climate does Rishikesh have?

According to the Köppen-Geiger climate classification system, its climate is humid subtropical (Cwa).

  • January-February: Cold weather, with temperatures ranging from 7°C to 20°C. It's advisable to carry warm clothing.
  • March-April: Pleasant temperatures between 15°C to 30°C, marking the arrival of spring. Light clothing is suitable.
  • May-June: Summer months with temperatures climbing up to 35°C to 45°C. It gets quite hot, so light and breathable clothing is recommended.
  • July-August: Monsoon season with heavy rainfall. Temperatures range from 25°C to 35°C. Rain gear is essential.
  • September-October: Post-monsoon period with temperatures around 20°C to 30°C. It's comfortable with occasional showers.
  • November-December: Cool weather with temperatures dropping to 10°C to 25°C. Carry warm clothes, especially during December when it gets colder.
Is there an age restrictions?

There aren't any age restrictions at our resort. However, we do recommend guests to undergo a health check-up with a doctor before their trip to Rishikesh.

Safety in Rishikesh

Rishikesh is generally considered safe for tourists. The area is known for its spiritual and peaceful atmosphere.

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Why Choose Our Riverside Resort for Camping in Rishikesh?

  • Riverside Fun: Resort right by the river and enjoy its calming sounds
  • Gorgeous Views: Wake up to stunning sights of the mountains and nature.
  • Adventure Galore: Lots of thrilling activities like river rafting and trekking.
  • Cozy Camping: Comfortable ac cottages for a good night's sleep under the stars.
  • Delicious Food: Tasty meals cooked fresh at our campsite.
  • Friendly Staff: We're here to make your camping experience fantastic.
  • Nature's Serenity: Escape the city noise and relax in peaceful surroundings.
  • Guided Tours: Explore nearby spots with our expert guides.
  • Safety First: We ensure a safe and enjoyable camping experience.
  • Memories Forever: Create unforgettable moments in the lap of nature.

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