What is White Water River Rafting

Rafting and white water rafting are recreational outdoor activities which use an inflatable raft to navigate a river or other body of water. This is often done on whitewater or different degrees of rough water. Dealing with risk and the need for teamwork is often a part of the experience.

White Water Rafting appeals to adventurers from all walks. Though a leisure sport, white water rafting can be quite challenging. What attract people to the sport of white water rafting are the contrasts that are involved. Indian Himalayan Rivers offer the most stunning and remote areas for white water rafting where the water is wild and white, crashing against narrow gorges, rocky outcrops and falls at deep gradients.

This activity as a leisure sport has become popular since the 1950s, if not earlier, evolving from individuals paddling 10 feet (3.0 m) to 14 feet (4.3 m) rafts with double-bladed paddles or oars to multi-person rafts propelled by single-bladed paddles and steered by a person at the stern, or by the use of oars.

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River Rating Scale


Moving water with small waves that tug at the boat – it’s a relaxing way to spend the day. Each of our trips have some stretches of calm class I water, creating a pleasant break between rapids.

LEVEL 2 : 

Easy rapids, waves up to three feet tall that are readily seen, and wide channels that can be discovered without scouting. Some maneuvering is required during this little rock and roll.

LEVEL 3 : 

Waves up to four feet and narrow passages that send the boat shimmying and water gushing over it’s sides. Plenty of excitement.

LEVEL 4 : 

Long, difficult rapids, narrow passages, turbulent water that requires precise maneuvering and sends hearts racing.

LEVEL 5 : 

All of the above and then some – large, complex, gushing rapids, twisting, and spinning to deliver the consummate adrenaline rush.

LEVEL 6 : 

The extreme “un-runnable” rivers or waterfalls. Only the most expert should attempt this – usually seen in extreme kayak videos, etc. Outfitter raft trips don’t go here – there’s too much other water to enjoy without risking it all!

Where We Can Make You Do This

Shivpuri is the best place for White Water Rafting in India. We can also organise for Rafting expeditions for you at Alaknanda River, Kali River, Bhagirathi River, Brahmaputra River, Sutlej River, Zanskar River and Tons River. Your choices are unlimited.

River Rafting Palace's

  1. Barapole River
  2. Brahmaputra River
  3. Ganga River
  4. Indus River
  5. Kameng River
  6. kullu manali
  7. Alaknanda River
  8. Bhagirathi River
  9. Kundali River
  10. Lohit River
  11. Spiti River
  12. Zanskar River
  13. Teesta River
  14. Tons River
  15. Yamuna River