Himalayas, the land of such diverse adventure sports is also the favorite destination for river rafting, otherwise known as 'white water rafting'. The rivers in the upper Himalayas are the best in the world for river rafting sports. The Sutlej, Beas, and Ravi rivers have many gradients of rapids, suited to both, the amateur and the professional. Just like India Nepal also has a wide range of river rafting regions. Some of the major rafting sites of India are Rishikesh, Kaudiyala, Ladakh, Asan Barrage, and Devprayag. Among the rivers there is Teesta, Beas, Zanskar and Brahmaputra. River rafting in Jammu and Kashmir gives you varied options like the Indus River and its major tributaries.
The best stretch for professionally guided runs in whitewater is on the
Indus between Spituk and Saspol. Beyond Saspol, rafting becomes so it
requires very skilled people. It is said that Zanskar River is the most
difficult river for rafting. The course of the river is through the
gorge in the Zanskar Mountains, between Padum and Nimo regions. Ganga is
suited to both the amateur and the professional. Ganga near Rishikesh in
Uttaranchal is a popular spot for white water river rafting. Nepal also
has some excellent opportunities for rafting, as there are numerous
rivers, which offers river rafting. River rafting can be great fun for
adventure lovers. Normally if you are fit and healthy and not afraid of
water then rafting can be your type of sport. To become a skilled rafter
you just need a few hours of rigorous training. And training can be
available at many tourist agencies and state departments.
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