Best Places for Rafting in Kashmir

With enchanting valley views, natural beauty, and green landscapes, Kashmir is regarded as ‘the Paradise on Earth’, and among the must-include places in Honeymoon Tour Packages. Travelers not only visit Kashmir for a relaxing holiday but also can try some thrilling adventures as it offers lots of jaw-dropping activities. River rafting in Kashmir is one such exciting activity that gives an unforgettable experience because of the view of numerous Himalayan ranges that one can witness while meandering through woods, meadows, and picturesque villages on a boat. With the rapids ranging from Grade I to Grade IV, rafting in the beautiful Kashmir valley is suitable for all. If you are seeking an extremely challenging yet fun-filled holiday in Kashmir, here we listed some of the great places where one can enjoy River Rafting to the fullest as part of the India tour packages.


Pahalgam is one of the best places for White Water Rafting in Kashmir. The river Lidder that flows through Pahalgam provides the opportunity for Kashmir river rafting experiences in Pahalgam, among the top Kashmir tourist places. With its lush greenery and rocky terrain, River rafting in the Lider River offers rapids ranging from Grade I to Grade IV. The river is further divided into three lengths which are known as the Lider Joy Ride, the Lider Long Ride, and Lider Xtra Long Ride. The Lider Joy Ride is approximately 2.5 km, from Varganpal to Yaneer Bridge which offers rapids of Grade I to III and is perfect for beginners. The 5 km Lider Long Ride runs between Varganpal to Ganeshpora having rapids of Grande III which is also perfect for beginners while the 8 km Lider Xtra Long Ride that stretches from Langabal to Ganeshpora offers rapids up to Grande IV, and is only ideal for rafting experts. An annual rafting tournament is held every year in Pahalgam that attracts people from all over the world as part of Kashmir Tour Packages.


Sonmarg is another destination to experience White Water Rafting in Kashmir. The river Sindh that flows through Sonmarg make it a famous place for this adventure activity. With the rapids ranging from II to IV, the river Sindh gushes through majestic mountains, rugged terrain, combined with fast twists, creates an unforgettable experience. Due to its rapid flow and white-water properties, the Sindh River is considered to be dangerous. Divided into 3 sections, the rapids ranging up to II are perfect for beginners, whereas the rapids ranging from II to IV are ideal for experts. April and September is the best time for rafting in Sonmarg, among the top places to visit in India.

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