Ganga River Rafting from Kaudiyala
Distance: 35 Km Grade: III, III+ (difficult, requires precise maneuvering).
It is possible to offer you a half day Ganga river rafting or full day rafting trip on the Ganges in Rishikesh. 35km is only run when river is running high and we need minimum a group of Six people to run this trip.
This rafting trip from Kaudiyala (also spelt as Kodiyala) is only offered when the river is running a bit high otherwise it is not possible to run this stretch in one day. This is again grade III, III+ rafting stretch with one grade IV rapid- The Wall, which can be a flipper sometimes which means that the raft may turn upside down throwing us into the water. And regardless of how that sounds it actually is more fun and exciting than dangerous as each raft is not only equipped with able guides and all sorts of safety equipments but each one of you is also wearing a life jacket making it impossible to get hurt. Apart from the 30 minutes drive to the starting point and time taken to issue safety instructions and gear it takes about 4-5 hours on the river and has about 12 rapids including some small and some big ones again interestingly called Daniel's Dip (III+), The Wall (IV), Three blind mice (III+), Cross Fire (III), Roller Coaster (III+), Golf Course (III+) and Club house (III). It takes about one hour to drive to the starting point and then 30 minutes for the preparation and safety briefing. The absolutely thrilling trip ends just before Laxman Jhulla in Rishikesh from where it is another 5 Minutes drive back to The Red Chilli Adventures Office.