Rafting Activities India


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Adventure opportunities in India are as diverse as it‘s landscape, below you’ll find an outline of the activities we offer. If you want to go trekking in the Indian Himalaya we have a dedicated trekking page with lots of information and pictures to give you some inspiration. Before you participate in any of these activities please check that your insurance covers you adequately.

It is possible to raft in many regions of India but the best rafting is to be found on the great rivers of the Indian Himalaya. The season varies according to location, and is dependent on the timing of monsoon rains, and winter snow. Usually the best times are March to June when the rivers swell with snow melt, and September to November after the monsoon rains. Trips can be arranged from half a day to a week long expedition. You can even combine trekking and rafting together using both leg and river power to get around.

Jungle Trekking
The Western Ghats are a tropical paradise teeming with wildlife and waiting to be explored. You’ll experience life in small villages completely off the tourist trail, observe how the spices and fruits you use at home are cultivated, and see some fantastic scenery. After, you can reward your efforts by heading to the coast, less than two hours away, to soak up the sun and relax.

Sea Kayaking
The Arabian ocean in the south provides some tremendous coast line to explore. There are rocky headlands, secluded sandy bays, river estuaries, fishing villages, dolphins and sea birds. This new activity provides a new dimension to an Indian beach holiday.

Camel Safaris
Set sail on a ship of the desert in Rajasthan for an unforgettable experience. Experience the nomadic way of life crossing the dunes of the vast Thar desert, visiting village communities and sleeping under the stars. We offer safaris of between two and ten days.

Many people are surprised that skiing is available in India as its not promoted to any extent. The infrastructure is unsophisticated compared to other skiing destinations but for many this adds charm and excitement. We have two resorts in the Himalaya to choose from, both offer skiing from January to March, with courses for beginners and more experienced skiers.

The Indian Himalaya provide the best sites for paragliding including the place where the world record, of 135km for an ‘out and return flight’, was set in 1992. We also offer paragliding from Goa in the south. For those that want a taste of what its all about, there are tandem flights with an experienced, qualified instructor, or certified five day courses.

There are ample opportunities for the angler in India’s oceans and great rivers although big game fishing has yet to take off. A fishing trip is a great way to unwind and take in some beautiful, and often remote, scenery at the same time.

Mountain Biking
A relatively new activity to India and unsurprisingly centred on the Himalaya, although we offer coastal trips as well. A good way to get off the beaten track experiencing rural life and wonderful surroundings.