Brahmpuri to Rishikesh River Rafting
Rishikesh is a popular city or tehsil in the district of Dehradun, Uttarakhand. Situated on the foothills of the famous Himalayas in the North India, it is also termed as the Gateway to the Garhwal Himalayas. The city of Haridwar is about 25 kilometers away from the north of Rishikesh and the capital city of Dehradun is at a distance of approximately 46 kilometers in the south east direction. This city is a must visit for all those who love adventures. White water rafting, jungle walk, rock climbing and rappelling are few of the activities that are enjoyed by the tourists.
Considering the proximity, Brahmpuri is the nearest point to the river Ganges for starting the rafting trip. White water rafting can be performed by people above 14 years of age. Whether you are young, experienced, or old, it is always important to seek first hand information about rafting. Moreover tourists are allotted guides at this point of camping so as to make them aware of the do’s and don’ts of rafting. Hence it becomes imperative not to miss out on any of the instructions given by the guide to enjoy rafting in the safe way possible.
The rapids in Brahmpuri are categorized as Grade 1 according to the international grading system. This level is the simplest and safest to raft into. Hence every such person who has never tried rafting must definitely venture in the waters running alongside the small village of Brahmpuri. Beginners will enjoy these waters because it is slow moving and relaxing. As a beginner one can get over the initial fears by rafting in this stretch. The most popular rapid of Grade 1 is the ‘Sweet Sixteen’. As goes the name of the rapid, so should every individual atleast once in a lifetime enjoy rafting at Brahmpuri. If visiting this location one is likely to bump into several novices who are there to try rafting and get a hold on the fun albeit technically.
Besides the ‘Sweet Sixteen’, the other popular rapids of Brahmpuri rafting are Double Trouble, Hilton and Terminator. One can also enjoy body surfing and cliff hanging from the same spot. In the second half of the trip, the travelers also get to view the ashrams, temples and suspension bridges. Generally the conclusive point of the trip is the famous Ram Jhula (approximately 20 minutes away from Brahmpuri).
The distance covered during the rafting at Brahmpuri is close to 9 kilometers. To complete this stretch, approximately 2 to 2.5 hours may be required. This duration of time also includes time that is consumed in preparing for the rafting – wearing necessary safety gears such as jackets and helmets. One can go for camping packages of 2 to 3 days or 4 to 5 days. Whatever be the duration, it is extremely advisable to stick close to the group and come back to the tents in case of overnight stay in the camps at all the times. The best time to visit Brahmpuri will be between September and June.