Alaknanda Rafting -Alaknanda River Adventure Camp - River Rafting in India | GIO Adventures

Rafting on Alaknanda (2 Days)


DAY 01

Morning/early afternoon check into the camp & relax in the beautiful environs. Post lunch we will drive up to Srikot/Srinagar and after a briefing on rafting techniques by the instructors we will raft down till the camp. This is a 15 kms long stretch and has class II+ rapids. This is great for beginners. Also it is a good warm up run for people doing the more exciting rafting run the next day. En route we will halt at Maletha beach surely one of the finest sandy beaches and indulge in host of water activities like Duckie rides(Kayaking on inflatable boats), river swimming under watchful eyes of the instructors, body surfing, cliff jumping & cataraft rides. After enjoying the water activities we raft down till the camp which is just a couple of kms from here. Evening you can either laze around and soak in the natural beauty or continue with your tryst with adventure and enjoy other activities like the high element rope course. Late evening enjoy bonfire & dinner. One can also opt for doing a personal barbeque for one’s own family/group of friends.

DAY 02

Today after breakfast you will raft for about 25 kms from the camp till Devprayag. This section has class II – III rapids and goes through a nice gorge section with plenty of opportunities for swimming & surfing. We will raft through the confluence of river Bhagirathi & Alaknanda which meet at Devprayag to make the holy Ganga. We finish our trip slightly ahead of the confluence and change into fresh clothes (changing tents will be put up). We will have packed lunch here and one can continue with one’s onwards journey. Trip ends here.



  • Accommodation: In Deluxe luxury tents on twin-sharing basis for 1 night
  • Food: Veg/Non-Veg meals. All meals beginning with lunch on Day 1 to lunch on the day 2. Lunch is vegetarian and dinner would have a non-vegetarian dish.
  • Morning & evening Tea/Coffee & cookies/snacks to be served.
  • 2 big rafting stretches as mentioned in the itinerary
  • River activities at Maletha beach (cliff jumping, body surfing & swimming & duckie rides)
  • Experienced instructors, safety kayakers & state-of-the-art equipment to ensure maximum safety
  • Bonfire in the nights


  • Transport of any kind (can be arranged at extra cost by us )
  • Liquor, soft drinks, bottled water, beverages, etc.
  • Personal expenses like tips, telephone calls, etc.
  • Any services / meals not mentioned above
  • Personal barbeque
  • Insurance
  • Service Tax


  • Extra Breakfast: Rs. 200 per person
  • Extra Lunch: Rs. 300 per person (Veg)
  • Extra Dinner: Rs. 400 per person (Non-veg)
  • Cocktail snacks: Rs. 250 per person (1 Veg + 1 Non-veg) / Rs. 350 per person (2 Veg + 2 Non-veg)
  • Personal Barbeque charges: Rs. 3000 for BBQ box, skewers, coal & marinated 2 veg & 2 non veg items for 2 adults + 2 children


  • Payment to be made by Bank Transfer/Cheque/DD in favour of GREAT INDIAN OUTDOORS (P) LTD. payable at New Delhi/Gurgaon or online through our payment gateway
  • Payment for this trip will not be adjusted against any future trips
  • Cancellation Policy
    • >45 Days: Full refund (after deducting any expenses that have been incurred for hotel bookings, transport, etc.)
    • 30-45 Days: 75% of trip cost will be refunded (after deducting any expenses that have been incurred for hotel bookings, transport, etc.)
    • 15-30 Days: 50% of trip cost will be refunded (after deducting any expenses that have been incurred for hotel bookings, transport, etc.)
    • <15 Days: No refund


How to Reach

By Road:

Delhi – Meerut bypass – Muzaffarnagar bypass – Roorkee – Haridwar – Rishikesh – Shivpuri – Devprayag – Jayalgarh

By Air:

The Jolly Grant Airport (Dehradun) is the nearest airport and is connected by daily flights from Delhi. The drive from the airport to the lodge would take about 3 – 3.5 hrs.

By By Rail:

The nearest railhead to the camp is Haridwar. There are a number of trains that run between Delhi and Haridwar. The drive from Haridwar to the camp will take 3 – 3.5 hrs

Expected Weather

In the period Feb – Apr day time is going to be warm and very pleasant. The water is going to be moderately cold and extremely inviting. So you might end up spending more time off the boat than on it. Evenings are going to be moderately cold in Mar & Apr and cold in Feb. Night temperature will be around 17 -20 deg Celsius in Mar - Apr & around 12 – 15 deg Celsius in Feb so come prepared with some winter clothing

In May - Jun day time is going to be quite warm (33 – 38 deg Celsius). While rafting or indulging in any other water activity one will not feel too much of discomfort. Evenings at the camp can be slightly uncomfortable in June and are normally fine in the month of May. One will surely need a fan in the tents and dining area.

In the period Oct - Dec day time is going to be warm and pleasant if the sun is out, which mostly is around this time. The water is going to be cold but not freezing cold. A dip in the river is going to initially feel cold but couple of dips and you will start enjoying the water. Evenings are going to be moderately cold in Oct & Nov and cold in December. With a bonfire next to you it is going to be an enjoyable experience. December the night temperature can go down to about 3 – 5 deg Celsius so come prepared with some winter clothing. In Oct – Nov period night temperature will be around 10 – 15 deg Celsius and you will need protection from the cold

List of Essentials

Below is a list of essentials you would require at the camp:

  1. Small day pack/back pack
  2. T-shirts/Shirts
  3. Shorts
  4. Comfortable fit Jeans/Track Pants
  5. Jacket/Sweater (please see the section on weather)
  6. Floaters
  7. Comfortable walking shoes/sneakers
  8. Sunscreen Lotion
  9. Cap
  10. Flashlight
  11. Sunglasses with holding strings
  12. Medicines, if requiring any specific medication
  13. Camera (optional)
  14. Mosquito repellent

Carry your stuff in a duffel bag/soft shoulder bag or a rucksack and avoid suitcases/strolleys


Great Indian Outdoors (P) Ltd. takes utmost care to ensure safety of its clients. However in the case of any unforeseen mishaps, Great Indian Outdoors (P) Ltd. will not be liable for any injuries caused or for loss of life. All disputes rising due to the above are subject to the jurisdiction of the courts in New Delhi/Delhi only. All participants would be required to sign an Indemnity Form before the start of the program, without which they would not be allowed to take part in the trip/program/activities.

02Days|Feb toJun,Sep to Dec|Moderate

Sketch Itinerary

Day 01: Jayalgarh - Srinagar [Rafting : 15kms, duckie rides, river swimming, body surfing, cliff jumping, cataraft rides]
Day 02: Jayalgarh - Devparyag [Rafting : 25kms]


NATURE OF THE TRIPS: River Adventures- rafting, duckie rides & much more.

LOCATION: Jayalgarh (90 kms ahead of Rishikesh on the Badrinath highway)

MONTH: Feb mid June & mid Sep Dec

NO OF DAYS: 2 Days / 1 Night


RAFTING: 2 stretches of rafting on Alaknanda river

ACCOMMODATION: Deluxe tents (with attached washrooms) at Himalayan Eco Lodge & Camp, Jayalgarh (near Srinagar-Garhwal)

DEPARTURE DATES: This trip can be taken on any day during the season

SUITABLITY CRITERION: This trip is meant for first timers as well as people with some rafting experience. Children above 8 years will be allowed to raft. For children between 8 - 12 years we will give one long stretch of rafting and for children over 12 years we will give 2 big stretches of rafting. Children smaller than 8 years can take part in other activities and also do small float rides on the rafts


  • Long stretches of rafting on a hitherto unexplored river, Alaknanda in almost complete isolation
  • Campsite has a spectacular & very unique location. It touches river Alaknanda on the front side & a beautiful fresh water stream on the right flank. LOTS OF SAND SPOTS FOR EVERYONE TO ENJOY!
  • Deluxe tents with soothing interiors & attached washrooms (running hot/cold water). Also a beautiful dining area overlooking the river & the stream is just perfect to spend the evenings.
  • ACTION BEACH .GO GOA IN GARHWAL: we offer water activities like Duckie rides (inflatable kayaks), kayaking (hard shells), cataraft rides, oar boating, swimming, splashing, surfing, cliff jumping, river crossing, raft building & racing all at one location which happens to be the finest white sand beach in the region
  • High element Rope course at the camp to keep children as well as adults engaged and excited
  • Natural pool at the camp perfect for swimming as well as kayaking
  • Facility of doing a personal barbeque just for your family/group of friends



Himalayan Eco Lodges (H.E.L) riverside luxury camp at Jayalgarh is surely the finest riverside camp in the country and a great base to raft from on Alaknanda, Upper Alaknanda & Ganga. The campsite has a spectacular setting and high end facilities to compliment it. Interesting fact about the campsite is that it is so uniquely placed that from here one can easily raft on 5 rivers namely Alaknanda, Ganga, Bhagirath, Pinder & Mandakini. Also the fact that the camp has the big Alaknanda river at the front and a fresh water stream on the right side makes it quite unique

This deluxe campsite on the banks of Alaknanda river is blessed with an interesting character. There are lots of trees all around and a fresh water stream playing home to a variety of birds, beautiful fields and an odd village home close by and the river creating audio signals very soothing to the ears. There is a sand beach ideal for keeping children occupied for hours. To know more please check out


  • 320 kms from Delhi / 110 kms from Haridwar / 90 kms from Rishikesh
  • Nearest railhead is Haridwar & nearest airport is Dehradun


  • 20 Luxury Tented Cottages with attached built-up running water washrooms. These are large cottages (12' x 12') with all creature comforts, customized wooden furniture, comfortable bedding, coffee table, relaxation chairs, luggage racks, ambient lighting and so on.
  • Running Hot water through solar water heaters
  • A river facing dining area with a special sitting area overlooking the river and the stream
  • Facility for having a personal barbeque just for your family/group of friends
  • 24x7 Electricity (with generator backup)
  • Soft drinks, mineral water & knick knacks can be purchased at the camp
  • A challenging rope course is set up at the camp to keep you excited and engaged while at the campsite


  • River rafting on Alaknanda
  • River rafting on upper Alaknanda
  • River rafting on Ganga
  • Kayaking session (20 mins) in the natural pool at the camp
  • Duckie rides (kayaking with open top inflatable kayaks) on class I & II rapids 1 hr
  • 6 High Rope course activities
  • Bridge slithering
  • Cliff jumping
  • Controlled body surfing & river swimming
  • Fun mountain biking (Cycling) for 45 mins
  • Abseiling
  • Orienteering (navigation & endurance based trekking activity)
  • Village hike & interaction with residents
  • Hikes around the camp ranging from a short 30 mins hike to 3 hrs hike
  • Camp games like volleyball, darts, scrabble, chess etc
  • Paragliding (coming soon).
Duration 2 Days
Region Uttarakhand - Garhwal, Uttarakhand

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