On the Water
The Himalayas as well as some of the hill regions in the south of the country provide some great opportunities for white water rafting, the best-known destination for day trips is on the River Ganges just above Rishikesh but there are also opportunities for longer multi day expeditions too. Kayaking is also a fun way to spend time on the rivers and some of the better-known rafting destinations are now offering this too. It doesn’t all have to be about rapids though, gentle half day kayaking trips are now offered on the backwaters in Kerala a wonderful way to explore the narrow canals that the large houseboats are unable to negotiate. Surfing is also now starting to take off in India and there are surf schools in Kerala and Karnataka, we don’t promise you big waves, but a good opportunity to get to grips with the basics!