Best Season For Rafting in Rishikesh

Best time to visit

If you are concerned about the best season for rafting in Rishikesh, then the months October and March are your ideal bet. During these months the weather in Rishikesh is truly wonderful as you will feel neither chilling cold nor scorching heat. However, most tourists visit this place in summers to enjoy rafting and other adventure sports although the place is open in winters as well. There are also Special River rafting packages offered to people during the holidays of Christmas and New Year and there are always bustling activities in Rishikesh during this time.

Remember, during monsoons there will be no river rafting in Rishikesh, which means it’s closed during July to mid-September.

The summer in Rishikesh – Although the temperature varies from 25 degree Celsius to 40 degree Celsius during summer, but usually it is a good time to visit the placed. It often rains in the summer and the temperature revolves around 34 degree Celsius.


Winters in Rishikesh – The temperature in winters varies between 18 degree Celsius and 25 degree Celsius.

Monsoons in Rishikesh – Although it receives average rainfall during this time but the rafting is closed as the water levels in the Ganges are high during this time. However, it can be pretty humid in monsoon especially during day.

Ideal time for rafting

  • The Brahmpuri stretch: From the middle of September to the end of June is ideal to raft in this stretch.
  • The Shivpuri stretch: End of September to early June is a perfect for river rafting in Shivpuri.
  • Marine Drive stretch: from October to the end of June is best suited for rafting in this particular stretch.
  • Kaudiyala stretch: during mid-October to the first week of May is when you should try this stretch.

If you are planning to enjoy river rafting in winters you need not to worry as you will be provided with wet suits that will keep you away from the chills and help you enjoy the activity no matter what the weather is like. You can enjoy river rafting at any time in Rishikesh except monsoons. All you need is a group of good friend and some essentials and you are all set for Rishikesh and a pleasant vacation.