This rafting stretch is about 16 km long and takes about 2 hours to finish. It takes about 60 minutes to drive from Rishikesh to Shivpuri, which is the starting point of this activity. It has around 7 rapids. Some of the mention-worthy rapids are Roller Coaster(III+), Golf Course(III+) and Club House(III). The rafting starts with a safety briefing about equipment & once safety briefing is done, the activity starts. The trip finishes just after Ram Jhula and from there it is a 5-minute drive back to starting point (office).
Rafting from Shivpuri to Ram Jhula
The trip generally have two slots one in the morning & second in the afternoon. You have to report at office in Tapovan (Rishikesh) from where you will be taken to the starting point of rafting which is a 60 minutes drive. After assigning life jacket, helmet & paddle to the participants there will be a detailed briefing for the event. The river run takes around 2 hours & rafting ends near Ram Jhula. You will be dropped back to office in Tapovan which a 5-10 minutes drive.
Anyone with reasonably good health can go for rafting. The minimum age set for rafting by the government is 14 years since a standard life jacket fits a 14-year-old. But one can inquire about the child policies of different companies as some of them do cater to special requests.
Yes, you can go for rafting even if you don't swim. All participants are required to wear a life jacket which helps keep them afloat in case the raft is capsized. Apart from that the trained instructors help all participants and also give them detailed instructions before the commencement of the activity.
All participants must inform the operator about any medical problems beforehand. In case you feel you need to get a checkup done before the trip, you must visit a physician. Apart from that, it is advised for all Asthma patients to carry their inhalers in order to avoid any mishappenings. The operators reserve the right to refuse participation if they feel that there are any limitations with respect to the participant's health.
Most of the operators do not allow the participants to carry a camera and use it while rafting keeping the safety in mind. However, you can get pictures clicked as operators do carry cameras in the their safety kayaks.
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