White River Rafting, Rishikesh

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Indulge yourself in enthralling white water rafting expedition on the mighty Ganges in Rishikesh; Navigate through the thrilling grade III & IV levels of rapids. Rishikesh is famous for its serene landscapes, religious significance as well as various thrilling adventure activities like bungee jumping, river rafting, and many more. If you want to try on something adventurous and exciting, then you must not miss out on this white-water river rafting experience in Rishikesh. Gush through the sturdy rapids as well as admire breathtaking landscapes of mountains & greenery as you raft through the clear waters. The river rafting in Rishikesh takes you on a 9 km, 16 km or 24 km course of adventure!


Engage in enthralling white water rafting expedition on the mighty Ganges in Rishikes
Navigate through the thrilling grade III & IV levels of rapids amidst the mountain
Cliff jumping for your adventure sou
Choose from the exciting routes ranging from 9 KM, 16 KM & 24 KM; enjoy the scenic view
Get accompanied by a trained instructor who will assist you throughout the activity

Who should attend?

Anyone who is looking for a thrilling river rafting experience

White River Rafting

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River rafting in Rishikesh, is the activity that can be the perfect gift for the individual who is looking for some adventure time while in Rishikesh. Rafting is a thrilling adventure sport in turbulent waters is an experience that you will keep the rest of his life. In the foothills of the Himalayas, they serve as the perfect setting for Rafting in Rishikesh. If you have not had the experience of rafting in India, however, plan your next adventure holiday here to be removed from their daily lives, to be thrown into a world of thrills, chills and spills

Let the water take your raft along in this thrilling rafting adventure in Rishikesh. The ups and downs of your raft with the gushes of water are sure to bring about a rush of adrenaline! This activity is offered at 2 locations, Shivpuri and Brahmpuri. The end points would be Goa beach. You will be briefed about the activity by your instructor. Listen to your instructor carefully as it will ensure a great rafting experience. Put on your safety gear and lower down the raft. Hush-hush go, take on the river and feel the thrill

Either reach the rafting point directly or reach Laxman chowk/Laxman Jhula from where you would be taken to the start location in a pick up vehicle

Before you raft, listen to your rafting instructor carefully on rafting operations. Put on your life vests and get set go!


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goSTOPS India’s fastest-growing backpacker hostel brand, goSTOPS predominantly aims to provide quality travel experiences and make living spaces accessible to the youth - millennials and Gen Z. Founded in 2014 by a Delhi-based couple - Pallavi Agarwal and Pankaj Parwanda, the brand not only provides accommodation, but it enhances the experience of its guests. Whether it is the quality of stay, facilities, amenities, or the things we, as humans, crave for like safety, human interaction, and a sense of belonging- goSTOPS takes care of all of it. So far, there are 25 active hostels, housing around 2,000 beds all over the country. The target is 55 hostels with 3,000 beds by March, 2022. The company has a geographical footprint in all the major tourist spots in the country like Agra, Alleppey, Amritsar, Bir, Dalhousie, Delhi, Goa, Jaipur, Kasar Devi, Kochi, Leh, Manali, McLeod Ganj, Mukteshwar, Mumbai, Munnar, Mussoorie, Naggar, Nainital, Palampur, Pushkar, Rishikesh, Udaipur, and Varanasi. So far, goSTOPS has hosted more than 4,00,000 travelers across its 25 properties. The target audience is usually between the ages of 18 and 30, comprising a cross-section of solo travelers, group travelers, backpackers, digital nomads, and individuals seeking interesting stay and workation options. It is a full-stack operator brand that leases and transforms budget hotels and operates them as backpacker hostels. goEXPERIENCES goEXPERIENCES is the ‘experience division’ of goSTOPS, launched to inspire travelers to enhance their travel experiences. The founders believe that trips can be taken to the next level if they are planned and managed by experts on the ground. goSTOPS offers customized trekking and sports activities like cycling tours, snowboarding, rappelling, boulder climbing, etc. in Uttarakhand and Himachal Pradesh. Apart from this, travelers are introduced to new and offbeat destinations in Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Kerala, and other cities.

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Pick up & Drop from goSTOPS Rishikesh Laxman Jhula 
Equipment briefing
Safety Gear
Licensed Rafter
A Helper from the pick up till your drop
Adventure activity; Cliff Jumping


Any Personal expense
Gopro; videos and photo
Any meal


Dryfit Clothes

Extra pair of clothes

Water bottle




Ram Jhula Parking



Nearest Airport: Jolly Grant Aiport, Dehradun is the nearest airport located at a distance of 32 KM from the starting point. One can hire either a taxi or a shared vehicle from the airport to reach the reporting point
Nearest Bus Stop: Rishikesh Bus Stand is the nearest bus stop located at a distance of 15 km from the reporting point. One can hire either a taxi or a shared vehicle from the bus stand to reach there
Nearest Railway Station: Yog Nagari Rishikesh Railway Station is the nearest railway station located at a distance of 8 km from the starting point. One can hire either a taxi or a shared vehicle from the bus stand to reach there
Travelers can come to Laxman Jhula from where they get transferred to the starting location of the rafting and from the ending location traveler will be transferred back to Laxman Jhula. You can get private and public transportation to reach the spot.

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Policy and Terms

  • If cancellation are made 15 days before the date of travel then 30.0% of total tour cost will be charged as cancellation fees
  • If cancellation are made 7 days to 15 days before the date of travel then 50.0% of total tour cost will be charged as cancellation fees
  • If cancellation are made 0 days to 7 days before the date of travel then 100.0% of total tour cost will be charged as cancellation fees

Terms and Conditions

In case of unforeseen weather conditions or government restrictions, certain trips or activities may get canceled. In such cases, the operator will try their best to provide an alternate feasible. However, a cash refund will not be applicable for the same. goStops Credit will be allocated to you which can be used anytime in the future.

If rescheduling requests are made 72 hours before the date of activity, no amount will be charged as rescheduling fees.

All rescheduling requests are subject to availability.

Frequest Questions

Is River Rafting in Rishikesh safe?

Yes, river rafting in Rishikesh is absolutely safe as there are many river rafting instructors and experts available to guide you. Before you partake in this adventurous activity, you’ll also be provided with all the important safety gear to ensure that you remain safe while enjoying river rafting.

What do we wear during River Rafting in Rishikesh?

  • Women can wear a swimsuit or t-shirt or top with trousers/shorts. You should not wear a saree or jeans as they will make you uncomfortable while rafting in Rishikesh.
  • Men can wear shorts/trousers with a t-shirt.
  • Both women and men can wear sandals, floaters, water shoes or tennis shoes. Avoid wearing flip-flops.

What precautions should be taken while river Rafting in Rishikesh?

  • Do not opt for river rafting if you’re asthmatic, pregnant, or a heart patient.
  • If you see any tree logs or branches in the river, avoid them, and try to take on a different path. 
  • Avoid carrying expensive items like car keys, mobile phones, and wallets on a rafting expedition.
  • While setting off on the rafting adventure, remember to carry a dry bag including the bee sting kits, inhalers, insulin, etc., which you may need during the trip.
  • Wear your life jacket and ensure you have a personal floatation device.

What is the best time to visit Rishikesh?

Rishikesh is the place where you can visit anytime in the year. However September to June is the best time to visit Rishikesh as the weather remains ideal for white water rafting, which is the major highlight of Rishikesh.

Do we need to know how to swim?

No, you don’t need to know how to swim for river rafting in Rishikesh, as on all rafting adventures, you’ll be outfitted with a lifejacket or a PFD, which will give you extra flotation if you end up in the river.

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