When it comes to river rafting in India, Rishikesh is often the first destination that comes to mind. White water rafting along the Ganga river is a mandatory on every adventure enthusiast’s bucket list in the country. However, this happiness will cost you more as Rishikesh will make rafting costlier in 2023. The rafting rates are likely to increase by 30 per cent.
Get Ready To Pay More For Rafting In Rishikesh
According to a report by Times Of India, for the first time in five years, officials from the Rafting Association have announced a substantial increase in fares. The anticipated rise in rates will most likely be in the range of 20 to 30 per cent. Adventure seekers must get ready to increase their budget for river rafting in the spiritual getaway.
Currently, river rafting in Rishikesh as per the Ganga River Rafting Rotation Committee costs as stated below.
- ₹600 pp in Brahmpuri
- ₹1,000 pp in Shivpuri
- ₹1,500 pp in Marine Drive
- ₹ 2,500 pp in Kaudiyala
Out of these above-mentioned destinations, Kaudiyala is one of the most sought-after as it is the longest-rafting route. Thrill seekers can spend an entire day in the mesmerising beauty of the views and the exciting rapids. Shivpuri offers 3 hours of rafting experience. Brahmapuri promises four hours and Marine Driver five hours. These destinations promise a range of adventures as per their time constraints. Each of them has its own unique appeal.
Fare Likely To Go Up By 30 Per Cent
The chief of the committee Dinesh Bhatt revealed to TOI that over the past 5 years, they haven’t increased rafting rates. But inflation has left them with no choice but to hike fares. While the exact hike is not yet announced. You can expect the fare increase to be between 20 to 30 per cent. The committee will meet up to decide this.
Meanwhile, if you do wish to go river rafting in Rishikesh, we’d recommend the months between September to June. Bear in mind that this destination welcomes both beginners and intermediates. The rapid in Rishikesh are suitable for different levels of river rafters.
So, are you motivated to visit Rishikesh for river rafting despite the fare increase? Or would you rather head to a place that offers you a more budget-friendly experience?
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