Rafting in Rishikesh May 2018

Rafting in Rishikesh
3 nights/4 days

17 – 20 May 2018

Raise your hand if you need a break for a few days….and read on.

Rishikesh has been a magnet for spiritual seekers and tourists alike since time immemorial. The Beatles are perhaps the most famous guests that the holy city has ever hosted. Sacred waters, mountain views and enchanting forests…the setting is perfect for a get-away. Coupled with some exhilarating white-water rafting in the cool waters of the Ganga, nature walks and plenty of relaxation in nature, Rishikesh makes for a fantastic and easy break to get in some light adventure and relaxation.

What makes this tour special?

  • Operated in collaboration with Mercury Himalayan Explorations, the award-winning leaders for adventure tourism in India
  • River guides are professional, experienced and trained in swift-water rescue and first aid
  • All activities are done with highest emphasis on safety using equipment that is in top condition.
  • Accommodation in a beautiful forest resort with the comfort of air-conditioning and running water.

Highlights of Jasmine Trails’ Rafting in Rishikesh trip

  • Two rafting sessions on the Ganga
  • Morning nature walks
  • Witness the famous Ganga Aarti in the evening
  • Evening on beach

Day 1: Delhi-Rishikesh (270 kms, approx. 6 hours)

Leave early morning by tempo traveller to Shivpuri in Rishikesh

Arrive at Bull’s Retreat just in time for lunch. Head straight to Bull’s Bistro for a hot cup of tea and a scrumptious hot meal. Later, check into your rooms, relax a bit and then around 4:00 PM, we will head for a fantastic evening at the beach! Swimming (with life-jackets) or kayaking – take your pick. Back at the resort for tea with munchies and a buffet dinner.

Accommodation: Bull’s Retreat
Meals: Lunch and Dinner, tea/coffee and snacks

Day 2: Your First Rafting Section | Ganga Zipline (optional) | Ganga Aarti

After breakfast, change into your rafting gear (we provide splash jackets and wet suits for those who want it) and get ready for your first run on the river. Your rafting guides will check your gear and give a short introductory briefing to prepare you for the white water run.

The start off point is Marine Drive which is a 25-minute drive and the entire river trip will take you around two hours. Initiation, Three Blind Mice, Cross Fire, Body Surfing and Return to Sender are just a few of the quirky names of the bigger rapids you will ride on this trip.

You will alight at Shivpuri and head back to Bull’s Retreat for a shower and hot meal.

Option of Zip lining across the Ganga (at extra cost):

After lunch head out for an amazing experience – flying over the Ganga river! The Ganga Zipline is an adrenaline pumping experience not to be missed! From there, leave around 4:30 PM for the Ganga Aarti at the Parmarth Ashram. From breath taking action to peace and tranquility!

Those who don’t choose the zipline will meet the others on the other side for the aarti.

Arrive back at Bull’s Retreat around 8 PM. Popcorn, masala peanuts, and chit chat – a great way to wind down an action-packed day. Buffet dinner prepared by our experienced chefs and a welcome bed follow.

Accommodation: Bull’s Retreat
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner, tea/coffee and snacks

Day 3: Raft the biggest ones today

Wake up early – around 6 AM and have a quick breakfast. Today is an early start – after breakfast at 07:00 AM. You drive for 45 minutes to your put-in point at Kaudiyala. Today, you will negotiate the mother of all rapids on this section of the Ganga river – “The Wall”. The latter half of your trip is a scenic float through some of the most beautiful landscapes in the foothills of the Himalayas.

Finish rafting at Marine Drive and head back to Bull’s Retreat for a shower and a hot buffet lunch.

Spend the afternoon relaxing and then get set for some ropes action! Our ropes courses including the Burma Bridge, Artificial Wall, Parallel Ropes and the Zipline and loved by the young and the young at heart!

Option of Ayurveda massage (at extra cost) for those who’d rather relax and unwind.

Evening tea in the gardens followed by tea and munchies and buffet dinner.

Accommodation: Bull’s Retreat
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner, tea/coffee and snacks

Day 4: Nature Walk | Departure Shivpuri to Delhi (270 kms, approx. 6 hours)

Wake up early for a short jungle walk to the Ganga Viewpoint. You get an amazing view of the Ganga river from here and are rewarded with a hot cup of tea and cookies for your efforts! Get back, freshen up, have breakfast.  

Post breakfast you will board your vehicles and head back to city life.

Tour Price

Per person price on twin sharing

Forest Hut and Deluxe Rooms

Per person price on twin sharing

Executive Rooms

15 to 16 participants Rs. 17,874 Rs. 16,323


Our group size for this tour is a maximum of 16 passengers only. Incase less number of people sign up we can operate the tour but with a supplement charge per person. This will be conveyed to you once we have a final number of participants.

Optionals on extra payment

Ayurvedic massage Rs.   850 per person
Zipline across the Ganges Rs. 1,400 per person




  • All transportation as per programme in Tempo Traveller vehicle
  • Accommodation at Bull’s Retreat based on double occupancy.
  • All meals starting from Lunch on Day 1 to Breakfast on Day 4
  • Tea/Coffee and cookies in the mornings and evenings
  • 2 Rafting sessions on the Ganga with professional river guides and safety           equipment
  • Morning nature walks
  • Rock Climbing, rappelling, Burma Bridge, Zip Line (All In-House activities)
  • Basket Ball and Badminton in-house
  • Mineral water during sightseeings and long drives
  • All applicable taxes


  • Room service, telephone calls, laundry
  • Any airfare/train fare
  • Any cost of insurance
  • Any new taxes that government may levy
  • Any expenses that arise from illness, hospitalization, accident or any other medical emergency
  • Additional sightseeing or extra usage of vehicle, other than mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Any porterage at hotels, tips, insurance, alcohol, soft drinks, telephone charges, and all items of personal nature
  • Any services or meals not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Any cost arising due to ‘Acts of God’ including landslides, road blockage, terrorist activities, political disturbances (strikes) etc. Cost to be borne by the client – directly payable on the spot.

Cancellation Policy- Standard cancellation fees:

  • 10 days prior to arrival   10% of the Package Cost      
  • 7 – 9 days prior to arrival   30% of the Package Cost  
  • 2 – 6 days prior to arrival   75% of the Package Cost         
  • Less than 48 hrs. or no show   100% of the Package Cost. No Refund.

Like what you see and want to book?

Call us at +91 9899116467 or email us at jasminetrailsindia@gmail.com.
We will send you a registration form and bank details.

Last date for booking and making your payment is
07th May 2018

Wondering why you should choose us over other cheaper operators out there?

If you have been looking for similar rafting trips online you might be asking this question.

Jasmine Trails does not believe in offering trips that compromise on safety, hygiene and quality. Shoddy service is a big no-no. MHE is an award-winning adventure tourism company recognized by the Government of India and a member of ATOAI – the Adventure Tour Operators Association of India. That is important.

So, you pay for the high quality of equipment like the rafts, safety helmets, ropes, life-vests etc. The river guides are highly trained and experienced, and also know how to conduct rescues in swift waters.

Accommodation is in a lovely forest resort with air-conditioning, running water, real toilets (not sand pits), television (for those who need it!), and delicious food cooked by professional chefs, ie. We are not putting you up in tented camps on the beach in this heat. When you read the inclusions you will find that you will probably not have to open your wallets except for any optional activities that you may choose. You can be sure that you are getting personalized and professional service.

Some notes to the trip

Group size

Unlike most tour organizers we do not believe in jamming large numbers of travelers in a group. That defeats the purpose of ‘getting away’ for an enjoyable vacation. Our group size for this tour is a maximum of 16 passengers only.

Incase less number of people sign up we can operate the tour but with a supplement charge per person. This will be conveyed to you once we have a final number of participants.

Customized private groups

If you and your family and friends would like to travel as a separate group we can arrange a private tour for you without other travelers signing up on it. Let us know and we will be happy to customize it for you.

Room category

Bull’s Retreat has limited number of rooms in each category. We are offering the following:

The Forest Huts (4) and Deluxe rooms (2) which are in the same price range. Executive rooms (6) are in one category below these and are priced less.

Take a look at the rooms here: http://www.bullsretreat.com/book-hotel-accommodation-tehri.php

Please indicate the room category that you would like stay in at the time of booking. The choices will be based on first come first served.

Staying Connected

There is free WIFI at the resort, but the connection is patchy when wifi is available.

Travel Insurance

Travel insurance is not included in the cost, however we can buy you a one week travel insurance. If you are interests in this, please call or email and we will send you the details.


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