Date(s) - 15/04/2019 - 30/09/2020
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River Rafting In Pahalgam
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River Rafting In Kashmir through the rich green valley with several whirlpools, making the journey of the goose bump challenging and screaming
The bracing mountain breeze wafting over the emerald green wetlands and the towering snowcapped peaks reflecting on the crystal clear lakes are the ideal elements of natural amalgamation, making Kashmir one of the captivating hiding places in the Indian Himalayas. Is that everything? One can not go back to a leisure getaway in Kashmir that offers many activities, from tough treks and peaks to skiing and rafting. In this region there’s a wide variety of activities. The mind of adventurers looking for such mountain activities in Kashmir is impetuously arrested. River rafting in Kashmir is one of these activities, which fills the route with slashing moments.
Today, river rafting in Kashmir has become one of India’s popular water sports following the advancement of adventure tourism in Kashmir. It maneuvers quickly through the rich green valley with several whirlpools, making the journey of the goose bump challenging and screaming. River rafting in Kashmir mainly fights rapids from Grade I to III, but in some areas it also runs through Grade IV rapids.
River rafting in Kashmir
is popular in the Lider River, which spans approximately 12 kilometers from Langabal to Ganeshpora and has rapids ranging from Grade I to Grade IV. Lider Joy Ride is ideal for beginners and amateurs, which is approximately 2.5 kilometers from Varganpal to Yaneer Bridge and has rapids up to III. The Lider Long Ride is also ideal for beginners, which is about 5 kilometers from Varganpal to Ganeshpora and has rapids up to III.
The Lider Xtra Long Ride, which is about 12 kilometers from Langabal to Ganeshpora and has speeds up to IV, is perfect for experts.
River Sind in Sonmarg
is another destination where white water rafting in Kashmir can be carried out. The untamed Sind river, which gushes past spectacular mountains, has rapids from II to IV and is divided into three sections. The Sind Joy Ride is about 3.5 kilometers long, with rapids up to II. The Sindh Long Ride is about 7 kilometers long and has rapids up to II. The Sind Joy Ride and the Sind Long Ride are both ideal for intermediates and beginners, while the Sind Extra Long Ride, which is about 24 kilometers long, has rapids from II to IV and is therefore perfect for experts.
In addition to river rafting in Kashmir, white water canoeing can also be carried out in rivers such as Sindh, Drass and Suru and in many lakes at high altitudes such as Gangabal, Kaunsarnag and Vishensar. The time and money you spend on it is worth it.
Rafting in Kashmir is not as challenging as it is in River Ganga in Arunachal Pradesh in Rishikesh and Brahmaputra. Before going down the rivers, Lider and Sind, however, some precautions must also be taken, as the rivers have whirlpools at certain stages that can overturn the raft causing one to fall overboard. If you are an amateur, you should take an experienced rafter or guide along and follow the guide’s signals while rafting down the course.
Rafting Rides in Kashmir
|Name of the Rafting Ride||Distance||Grades||Destination|
|Lidder Joy Rafting Ride||Approx 3 Km||II, III||Pahalgam Rafting Point|
|Lidder Long Rafting Ride||Approx 6 Km||II, III||Pahalgam Rafting Point|
|Lidder Xtra Long Rafting Ride||Approx 12 km||II, III, IV||Pahalgam Rafting Point|
|Sindh Joy Rafting Ride||Approx 3.5 Km||II||Sonamarg Rafting Point|
|Sindh Long Rafting Ride||Approx 7 km||II||Sonamarg Rafting Point|
|Sindh extra long Rafting ride||Approx 24 km||II, III, IV||Sonamarg Rafting Point|
Seasons of Rafting Rides in Kashmir
|Pahalgam,IN||April to June||9 AM – 6 PM|
|Pahalgam,IN||July to September||8 AM – 7 PM|
|Sonamarg,IN||April to June||9 AM – 6 PM|
|Sonamarg,IN||July to September||8 AM – 6 PM|