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WATER RAFTING

Adventure Tourism
RISHIKESH
 
WATER RAFTINGMan is always dreaming up of new adventures. River rafting is another adventurous sport, which has been practiced by men through years. Rafting is a white water sport. The term white water refers to foamy and whitish appearance of fast flowing water. During the past 15 years or so, Rubber Rafts, Canoes and Kayaks and other crafts, have run many of the great rivers in India. Apart from the logistic arrangements regarding the transportation of boats to the starting points and again at the end of the journey to transport them back there are no serious problems in river running. River running in the white waters is extremely thrilling but it can also be risky.
The sport of white water river rafting calls for a triumph over the swift, swirling river as it gushes past spectacular mountains. It is practiced mainly in the upper reaches where the water is wild and white as it froths and foams, crashing against narrow gorges, rocky outcrops and falls at deep gradients. The suitable period for river running depends on the adequacy of water volume. Thus September - November and March - April - May are most appropriate. The equipment required is ordinary outdoor gear, goggles, antiseptic cream and a liking for getting wet.Rishikesh is a great pilgrimage center of India, attracting a large number ofA team of water rafters at Kaudiyala,Rishikesh. pilgrims. It is situated on the Right Bank of river Ganga and is surrounded on three sides by Himalayan ranges. Rishikesh has an area of 11.20 sq. km. It is situated at an altitude of 356 Mts. The Yoga centers of Rishikesh have enhanced the significance of the place, home and foreign tourists from all over the world visit this place to have lessons in Yoga and meditation