River Rafting in Assam is one of the most adventurous sport activities. Assam is home to some of the most challenging rivers in the world. The mighty Brahmaputra River, the fourth largest river in the world covers most of the state, offering memorable river rafting experiences.
River Brahmaputra’s turbulent tributaries like Manas, Jia Bhoroli and Kapili are the popular sites for rafting. The current of these rivers are so high that it is perfect for a thrilling adventure and thus visited by river rafting enthusiasts from all over the world. Over the years, Assam has made a name for itself in the arena of river rafting. There are numerous class 3, class 4 and class 5 rapids which provides a thrilling experience while river rafting.
There are many camps and tour operators in the state which organize river rafting expeditions. This activity can be had anytime except the monsoons. River rafting not only involves experiencing the river but also the surrounding ecosystem and cultural life.
River rafting is combined with camping. The river banks are ideal for halts. Most of the time there will be halts where you will get to experience the natural life. Wildlife safaris add to the thrill. Manas National Park, Nameri National Park are the two popular places where river rafting is possible. Make stopover at the sanctuary, spot Tigers, Golden Langur, Pygmy Hog and other inhabitants found only in Assam. Other rare species of avians can also be spotted. Do not miss to try out fishing. The evenings will be complete with bonfire, cultural entertainment and mouth-watering local delicacies.
November to May is the best time to plan river rafting in Assam. The weather is at its best and so is the level of water in the rivers. Follow safety instructors of your guide. River rafting in Assam is surely to feature in cherished memories.