Satluj River Rafting in Himachal! A Thrilling Experience

If your perfect holidays involve more than just sight seeing and strolling, then Himachal is a perfect place for you. This statement comes from my white water rafting experience in the beautiful and picturesque northern state of India.

 

Last year during my summer vacations I was planning to go to Shimla with my friends. We were looking for something different (as we had visited Shimla before). I did a google search and found out some great adventure activities like white water rafting in Himachal. Since I didn’t know how to go about it so I searched and booked a white water rafting package through internet.

 

Here is a link in case you plan to go for it:

http://himachalhotels.in/Extreme_Rafting/White_Water_Rafting.html

 

I reached hotel in Naldera. My trip included picnic lunch by the river side with the camping chairs, evening bonfire by the beach and tea party. But the most exciting part was the white river rafting in Satluj River. Believe me, white water rafting is one of the most thrilling activities and you can only understand this when you experience it yourself.  Just imagine you’re heading towards the rocks with water flooding over the sides of the boat, everyone is hanging on as tight as they can. You are confronted with a wall of white water… Will you make it through?

 

The experience was thrilling as well as a bit scary in the beginning. A team of experts joined us while we paddled through the waves. Breathtaking landscapes, water splashing on our faces and fresh air, making it one of the most exhilarating experiences of my life.

 

To top it all, natural hot springs at Tattapani makes it very special, because you finish at the natural hot pools where you may heal and heat your body. What a finish! Wow. Whenever I plan to go for a vacation, Himachal Pradesh never seems to disappoint me. Everytime it has something different and new to offer which stays forever in my memories.

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Travel Himachal: Tourist Destination-Attractions

Some major tourist attractions in Himachal Pradesh are: Shimla: Once the summer-capital of British India, it is now the capital of the state. Although, a little overcrowded now-a-days, the city still retains its charm and still favourite with the tourists.

Manali: By virtue of the splendid scenery, this is more famous as an idyllic honeymoon destination. It serves as the gateway to the valleys of Lahaul and Spiti.

Dalhousie: Hidden under the thick growth of deodars, pine and red and pink rhododendrons, Dalhousie still remains off the beaten track. With the old colonial style chalets peeping through the wooded loops, you may feel like the time here has stood still since long.

Dharamsala: Dharamsala is more famous as the abode of the Dalai Lama. Set against the snow-clad Dhauladhar Mountains, the Tibetan township has spectacular landscape. McLeodganj retains its colonial charm.

Among the religious sites in Himachal Pradesh, some are: Hindu Pilgrimage: Bajreshwari Temple, Jwalamukhi Temple, Chamunda Devi Temple in Kangra, Lakshmi Narayan Temple, Chattari Temples in Chamba

Buddhist Pilgrimage: Rewalsar in Mnadi, Guru Ghantal Monastery, Kardang Monastery, Tabo Monastery in Lahaul  

For more information about these places visit:

http://www.himachalhotels.in 

White Water Rafting: Adventure Sports in Himachal

River Rafting in Himachal Pradesh is one of the most favored adventure activities.The magic behind River Rafting also referred, as Whitewater. River Rafting is the extreme and never-ending thrills in the untamed rivers. The rivers in the upper Himalayas are among the best in the world for river rafting sports, with many staircase rapids that challenge 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 din. Himachal Pradesh’s snow-fed rivers offer tremendous opportunities for the challenging sport of rafting. The rivers Chandrabhaga (Chenab) in Lahaul, the Satluj near Shimla, the Ravi near Chamba and the Beas near Kullu offer immense whitewater rafting possibilities.River-rafting or white-water rafting, as it is also called – is swiftly making Himachal a focus for the sport The sport is now being held on the Sutlej Chamba and the Chandra in Lahaul. Possibilities are also being explored on the river Spiti. Non swimmers and novices can also experience this on some of the gentler rapids. The sport takes a break during winter and in portions of the monsoons near Shimla, on the Beas near Kullu, the Ravi near  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. For more details:www.himachalhotels.in