Imagine the tranquility and peace found lying in the lap of Mother Nature, camped up by some of the most beloved rivers in India. With clean air, clear spirits, bright days, starlit evenings and serene surroundings, imagine the beauty of it all. And imagine the rush of adrenaline as you run down some of the strongest white water rapids fed directly off a Himalayan glacial melt…Imagine!
River Rafting, is now a global favorite for those exploring options for a grand adventure in India! The backdrop of the Himalayas not just offers an excellent playing field for serious mountaineers, climbers and trekkers, but also excellent opportunities for kayakers and river runners. The melt from age old glaciers down the drains and eventually into streams and rivers has formed some of the best runs for rafting expeditions in India.
In the pic: The beach at Camp Ganga Riviera, by The Ganga
Relatively new in India, Rafting has been on the adventure tourism map for decades now! There is nothing quite like the ‘pure adrenaline rush’ one gets from riding foaming white water rapids. The rivers in the upper Himalayas are among the best in the world for the sport, with many staircase rapids that challenge the body and spirit of a river runner. Another white water sport that smacks of ingenuity & individuality is kayaking; this is a one-person sport requiring a big heart & great love for the water. We at Synapses Adventures offer rafting and kayaking expeditions for small and large groups and cover some of the most revered rivers of India.
In the pic: A run on the Tons river
Situated on the banks of the mighty Ganga, getting to Camp Ganga Riviera is an experience in itself. In an effort to maintain the grandeur of an isolated beach & jungle camp, the camp is at a distance of 2 km from the nearest road head on the Rishikesh- Badrinath highway. One has to walk for approximately 2km (30 mins), crossing a quaint jhoola pul (suspended bridge) and the age old pilgrim’s path to Badrinath to reach the camp
And some one said, “We never really need a reason to go back there, again…and again…and again!!!”
You know what ? Right said mate 🙂
In the pic: The Beach at the camp