RAFTING & KAYAKING
Going on a white water rafting expedition in India combines picturesque scenery with exciting thrills and spills. Raft down renowned rivers, such as the holy Ganges, by day and camp at pristine beaches by night. If you have real adventure on your mind, there’s nothing like the extra adrenaline rush from white water kayaking. Companies providing these activities include Mercury Himalayan Explorations, AquaTerra Adventures, and Southern River Adventures
When to Go
It provides a cool escape during the hotter months. Therefore, the best time to visit is between March and April, and September to October. May starts to get quite hot there. Best avoided during the monsoon months from July to August, as it receives heavy rain. Rafting is also closed during this time. Winters, from November until February, are cold but pleasant, so bring woolens. Many people consider the couple of months just after the monsoon to be the best time to visit, as the landscape is alive, green, and soothing.
The Himalaya region, including Ladakh, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand (Rishikesh), and Sikkim. Also in Karnataka, Goa and Maharashtra.