River rafting returns to Rishikesh

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river rafting returns to rishikesh

Without river rafting in the gushing stream of Ganga is incomplete on the trip to Rishikesh. On the next visit, you won’t miss the thrill as the Government of Uttarakhand announced that river rafting returns to Rishikesh. With the new normal after Covid-19, Raft operators are taking precautionary measures with thermal scanning for the participants and complete sanitization of rafts between rides as mandatory.

Uttarakhand Government has relaxed restrictions on the entry of tourists as river rafting returns to Rishikesh after almost six months of lockdown due to Covid-19 (coronavirus). Almost new rules have come into action for the tourists to visit Uttarakhand. Tourists need to take either RT-PCR (Reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction), TrueNAT, CBNAAT, or antigen test to visit while the tests must not be older than 96 hours prior to arrival. Tourists can also opt for on arrival tests of Covid-19 (coronavirus). They are available at airports and border check posts and railway stations.

Previously the minimum stay in the state was seven days but currently, it has reduced to two days. Before the pandemic hit in India, thousands of visitors used to flocked to Rishikesh for river rafting along the river Ganga daily. Not only river rafting visitors also used to visit paraglide, zipline, and participate in other adventure activities.

Before visiting please know that river rafting in Uttarakhand is safe for non-swimmers but you have to wear a life jacket. River rafting takes place from the 1st of September to the 30th of June every year. There are ten rafting stretches currently in Uttarakhand. Check the Uttarakhand tourism website in the following link before visiting: https://uttarakhandtourism.gov.in/activity/rafting/

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