State : Arunachal Pradesh, the north eastern state of India.
Best time for Rafting : November to March, after the Monsoon.
River Rafting Tips : Take your river rafting equipment along with
Major Rafting Spots : The mighty Brahmaputra and its tributaries,
the Lohit and the Subansari.
The magic behind River Rafting also referred, as white water River Rafting
is the extreme and long-lasting thrills in the raging rivers. The rivers in
the upper Himalayan range are among the best in the world for river rafting
sports, with many highs & lows. This variation of the region challenges
the body and spirit of the river runner. The river cuts against the rocky
banks, crash into rocks, crevices and breaking into white water rapids,
foaming, swirling, and falling in a thunderous noise. India has an appealing
array of river rafting regions, which suits both amateurs and professionals.
The remoteness of Arunachal Pradesh has not been overtaken by the urban
ethics. Yet the harmony between the advancement and traditions is nowhere as
clearly revealed as in this state. Most of Arunachal Pradesh has pristine
jungles, deep gorges and remote villages.
The mighty Brahmaputra cascading down the heights of elephantine beauty
across Tibet into the north-eastern state of Arunachal Pradesh is an
exciting experience for the river rafters. Though inaccessible, Arunachal
Pradesh is the ultimate destination, a rafter can look forward to.
The Major River Raftings Spots in Arunachal Pradesh
Arunachal Pradesh India is the ultimate choice of the adventurous explorers
due to its inaccessibility and remoteness. The river Brahmaputra, one of the
greatest rivers in the world, offers a 10 day expedition through dense
rainforests, tribal habitations and some great white water. The river
Subansari, the biggest tributary of the Brahmaputra also offers a
spectacular 4-5 day expedition through deep gorges and some of the remote
areas of Arunachal Pradesh India.
The main rivers of the state are the mighty Brahmaputra and its
tributaries, the Lohit and the Subansari.
Cautions & Essentials For River Rafting in Arunachal Pradesh
If you are interested in River Rafting, than you need to be a normal
healthy person and without any fear of water. Many tourist agencies and
state departments also conduct courses in river rafting.
Carry dry bags or boxes to secure small personal items you may bring with
you and it usually also have room to accommodate an extra layer of clothing.
Be sure to take any necessary prescription medications such as inhalers,
bee-sting kits, insulin etc. Avoid taking your car keys, wallets, cell
phones etc. with you for the rafting trip. Also take along sunscreen,
sunglasses with a strap to secure them and a camera. Disposable waterproof
cameras are easily available, easy to take along with you and take good
Appropriate rafting gear on most rivers during the summertime is a simple
swimsuit, nylon shorts, tennis shoes or sandals, and a hat. Spring and
autumn rafting trips are the ones that require additional clothing. In any
case be sure to dress in layers so that you can easily add or remove
articles, as you need. Avoid cotton clothing while rafting, except in
summers as cotton takes away the warmth from your body. Wool, polyester
fleece and other synthetic materials will keep you warmer and will dry
faster than cotton. Many rafting clubs have wetsuits available on hire.