Thursday, June 19, 2008

White Water Rafting

White Water Rafting usually refers to rafting that happens at the foot- hills of a mountain range when a river falls southwards through steep gorges and bursts into silvery rapids that serve as the perfect backdrop for some exciting water adventure. In my opinion, the best time for river rafting in Northern India is from September to November or from March to April and there is enough water in the upper reaches of the river to enjoy rafting.

White water rafting is a popular sport and with the entry of organized players; tourists have gained immensely as they no longer need to scout for food, equipments, life jackets, helmets, accommodation and the help of an expert guide at nominal costs. Stiff competition in this sector has kept the costs down and averted the possibility of monopoly by any company in this sector.

Young children below the age of 14 are forbidden from such tours and some tours, which are conducted on dangerous stretches of a river, require tourists to know swimming before they are admitted for such tours. Pregnant women and those who suffer from serious ailments like high blood pressure, epilepsy are not allowed for white water rafting tours as this sport can be very risky for their lives.

The pleasure associated with this sport far outweighs the risks associated with it and those who have enjoyed white water rafting admit that the entertainment and enjoyment far exceeds the expenditure incurred. The adrenalin rush, which one gets by maneuvering your boat through gushing rapids, is simply exhilarating. The thrill of meandering through overflowing rapids that hit your face with unceasing regularity is an experience that you will cherish for the rest of your life.

White water rafting also serves as an efficient stress buster and a welcome break from the monotony of every day life. Such an invigorating experience helps tourists to de-stress and return to their homes with renewed vigor and strength. While embarking on any white water rafting trip tourists should carry with themselves sunglasses, sunscreen lotions, shorts, T-shirts, sneakers etc. Rest of the equipment like life jackets is usually provided by the tour operator, as it is mandatory by law.

It would be a great idea if you can obtain some accommodation in one of the riverside camps. Unlike city hotels these camps may be short on amenities but they provide a once –in-a-lifetime experience of life in a jungle. City bred tourists rarely get such an experience and if you are one of those lucky ones to get such an opportunity then you should grab it with both hands.

Friday, April 25, 2008

River Rafting Vacation

Last week I went to Rishikesh with my friends for river rafting vacation. It was really a great trip full of fun and adventure. It was Friday night; I came back from my office and saw my roommate helping our landloard. Our landlord and the helper were about to start our room revamping as the room walls and ceiling was really making my room gloomy and white wash our room was the only option left. I also joined them to keep all the things out side the room. After an hour my mobile phone rang and the call was from none other than from one of my best friends. He was calling me as it was Friday night he told me that he is coming to my room with his younger brother for enjoying the weekend. But I was feeling very sad because in our room there was no space where we could sit. I didn’t get chance to think over and after few minutes they were there. We sat there for few seconds suddenly I asked them to move to another friend’s room. They agreed on that and within few minutes we were there. There were already few friends who were waiting for us because one of them had taken new car so he was giving party that night. Well, party began and someone from among us asked that lets move for river rafting trip to Rishikesh as the place is near to Delhi. Everybody agreed on that because we all love adventurous life and adventure tour has become way of spending our weekend. Our journey began at around 10 pm and we carried all the stuff like water proof bags, extra cloths, waterproof camera, slipper, t-shirt, shorts, sunscreen, sunglasses and some bears. We were all excited as this was our first trip for river rafting vacation. We reached Haridwar in the morning around 5 am and we took rest. After taking rest for short while we could continue sleeping as the ambience outside was very pleasing and we could not stop ourselves inside the car. So we all together went outside and saw the great Ganga River flowing smoothly there, we were really trapped in its beauty. No one could resist themselves. The pleasant atmosphere attracts lots of visitors and travelers and for the first time we saw the Great Ganga area flooded with people. People were enjoying morning walk, few were taking river bath in the holy river. It was really very different morning full of fresh air, greenery, top hills and air was filled with enthusiasm, new life, aroma of love and joy. After taking a small walk we started our journey again towards Rishikesh. We reached there after 2 hour and we hired a river rafting operator after taking our breakfast.
They took us to that place where from we were to start our rafting expedition; I forgot the name of the place which was around 15 km away from Rishikesh. After reaching there they gave us some demonstration about rafting and our first river rafting journey began. We all were very excited. Our guide asked us to jump into the river because there was smooth flow of water. So we all jumped into the river, water were so cold still we remained inside until our guide asked us to come back into the rafting boat. After few minutes he ordered us to come back on the rafting boat because our first raped was coming ahead. So we went back to the rafting boat. And it was really fabulous when we were passing through that raped; there was so much flow of water that we had to paddle very hard. Throughout this trip we enjoyed in this manner when ever any raped came we got back to the boat else we remained swimming in the Ganga River. At the end we were so much tired we went back to our hotel rooms and enjoyed our lunch around 4pm. In the evening we went to the market and were looking for wine shop, but there was no shop because that place is very spiritual. So we drop our idea for drinking and took our dinner and visit lot of temples there and came back in the morning.

Exotic Trekking Tours in India

India is a vast and beautiful country, which offers myriad locations for the discerning travelers. India, as a destination offers numerous options for trekkers to explore its varied terrain. Trekking, the name itself conjures up images of high mountain passes, yaks, ponies and picturesque mountain trails. Trekking however is quite akin to hiking. The only difference between trekking and some other forms of hiking is the fact that your luggage and trekking gear is usually carried by porters, yaks or sometimes ponies. All you need to carry is a small bag with your personal belongings and some water.

We have a team of highly experienced trek advisors who can customize a trekking tour keeping in mind your time and budget constraints. Whether you are a first timer or an advanced trekker, our tour guides will design a trekking itinerary which will suit your requirements precisely. Our experience shows that the hilly terrain of Northern and Eastern India offers a unique opportunity for some action packed trekking tours. There is limitless potential for trekking expeditions in the vast expanse of the Himalayas. We also organize some interesting treks to help you explore the scenic beauty of the North East. Located in the foothills of Himalayas, Arunachal Pradesh offers some challenging terrains for the die- hard trekking enthusiasts. With us, you can experience the thrill of trekking through some of the world’s most stunning mountain trails.

The Tawang Chu Valley is surrounded on all sides except the east by mountains with snow peaks and pine forests below. The sheer variety of flora that you get to see in the Tawang Valley is mind blowing. Not for nothing is Arunachal Pradesh known as the treasure trove of Himalayas in India. Few trekking destinations in the world can match the sheer beauty and splendor of the Tawang Valley. Participating in the Tawang Trekking expedition is an adventure you just can’t afford to miss!

Exotic Rafting Tours in India

River Rafting is one of the most thrilling and sensational sports known to man. Those who have experienced the thrill of river rafting can vouch for this fundamental fact. Rafting in turbulent waters is an experience which you will cherish for the rest of your life. The foot-hills of the Himalayas serve as the perfect playground for white water rafting in India.

Be it the Ganga valley or the Brahmaputra valley the excitement of water sports never goes down in any of these stretches. Most of these rivers originate in the icy Himalayas and when they pass through deep gorges burst into silvery white rapids which serve as the perfect backdrop for some exciting water adventure.

In our experience, the best time for river rafting is from September to November or from March to April. River rafting as an adventure sport can be tantalizing but it can also be very risky at times. It is very important that you pay adequate attention to your gear before embarking on any river rafting expedition. Always have your life jacket properly secured around your body, as it will prevent you from drowning. You should wear appropriate head gear to save yourself from any kind of injuries. We offer customized packages for our customers, which include the cost of renting safety gear, as well as personalized services from a life guard during the entire duration of the expedition.

River Rafting as a sport is a test of nerves and requires the players to negotiate the tough uneven stretches of fast-flowing rapids. River Rafting is conducted mainly in the upper reaches of a river where the flow of water is fast and the volume of water is adequate. In any river rafting expedition the fun reaches a crescendo when the rapids fall at deep gradients only to rise again when they hit a rocky surface. The adrenalin rush that one feels while surfing through these rapids is beyond words.

Friday, April 4, 2008

Summer Vacations for Families

India is a best place to visit in summer here you will find lots of places where you can experience adventure vacations for families. Like Arunachal Pradesh which is also known as Land of Rising Sun because it is covered by the Great Himalayas. There are some exceptional, unforgettable and fun family summer vacation spots. Also have five major rivers - Brahmaputra, Kameng, Subansiri, Lohit and Tirap and the mountain ranges follow the river systems. Therefore in every summer lots of visitors come here from all parts of word to experience the natural beauty. Its green forests, tumultuous streams, condescending mountains and snow clad peaks make it a unique destination for summer vacation. There are so many adventure travel companies who are providing all types of services like river rafting, trekking, white water rafting, kayaking, hiking etc. You can enjoy all the fun here.

Friday, January 11, 2008

Spiti-Pin River Rafting Tour

Located within the lap of nature’s beauty, the twin valleys of Lahaul and Spiti are surrounded by the Kullu Valley in the south, Ladakh in the north and Tibet in the east. It is a region where simplicity prevails and soothing ambience dance with you. This land possibly exceeds in many ways, the magical ambience of Leh, Nubra and Zanskar valleys.

This region remained cut off from the rest of the world for many year and was closed till 1994, to visitors because of military and political reasons. These valleys cover glaciers, high ridges and have a minimum elevation exceeding 3000m. Located at high altitude, this cold desert contains famous monasteries, villages like little green oasis in a stark, brown and dry landscape, 6000m peaks and swollen rivers which converts into mere trickles in winter.

Between the Shivaliks and the Greater Himalayas there is yet another India’s unexplored post, known as Kinnaur. Located on the old world trade route, it is linked to outside Hindustan -Tibet road. This district spans the entire width of the Himalayas to the edge of the Tibetan plateau. Practically unexplored by tourist traffic, this region is a heaven for trekkers, river runners and motorists alike. The valleys of Lahaul and Spiti are connected by the 4500m Kunzum pass. This fascinating land has a blend of Buddhist art and culture. In addition to this the monasteries here are rich repositories of ancient murals, wood carvings and goltales.

In addition to this our Spiti – Pin valleys expedition descends over a 100 km of river in the den images of the Padmasambhava. Densely populated, people around this region are charming in nature and friendly with their own traditional dances. Folk twin valleys of the Spiti and Pin rivers have the amazing culture of Spiti, and exits through the tribal district of Kinnaur via the Sutlej and Baspa valleys. In this trip we also run down big volume rapids set in the land of 1000 year old monasteries, and traverse the entire region in a fortnight of high adventure.