Raison - River Rafting

Adventure / Trekking

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Distance (From Kullu Bus Station): 13 Kms

Trip Duration (Including Travel): 4 Hours/Half Day

Place Location: Between Kullu & Manali

Transportation Options: Bus / Cab

Travel Tips: If you are visiting Naggar, or Manali from Kullu, this place can be visited with an effort of 2-3 hours.

At a distance of 13 km from Kullu, 14 km from Naggar, and 27 km from Manali, Raison is a small cluster of villages on the banks of the Beas River. It is one of the top rafting destinations in Himachal Pradesh, and among the must-visit places for adventure buffs during their Kullu tour.

Situated at an altitude of 1433 m, Raison is well known for its camping sites and white-water river rafting. Numerous apple orchards and fruit gardens of plums and apricots add to the natural beauty of the place. Apart from nature, Raison is famous for adventure activities like rafting, trekking, mountain climbing, and river crossing, etc. Rafting in Raison is one of the top things to do in Kullu.

By the end of the winter season, in March, the whole region becomes colorful with blooming flowers. This place is also famous as the rural center of AIIMS where summer camps for various ophthalmological diseases are held every year. At the camping sites, there are about 14 tourist huts, which require advance booking through the Kullu Tourist Office. These wooden huts are built along the banks of the Beas River.

During winter the temperature falls down to 1-2C and the summer weather is pleasant. Summer between March to June is the best season for outdoor activities like Rafting, Trekking, and River Crossing. There are several rafting agencies along the Beas River between Khatrain and Kullu. These are approved agencies by HP Tourism and the prices are almost the same at all the points.

Rafting charges vary depending on the season and group size. The usual charges for a 7 km rafting stretch cost between Rs. 500-800 per person. Additional price is charged for photos and videos. The cost can be bargained, especially if you have a group participating in the activities.

Rafting Timings: 10 AM to 4 PM