When a rivers gradient/slope drops enough to disturb the smooth flow of water a bubbly aerated unstable current is formed which is white in color, hence the name Whitewater
With its many rivers India does provide a lot of opportunities for whitewater rafting, especially in the Northern parts of the country, Whitewater rafting in Rishikesh being the most famous example. South of the Vindhyas, the best place for rafting is Coorg. With its hilly terrain and copious rainfall, rivers in Coorg crash down beautiful valleys forming challenging class 1-5 whitewater opportunities
The entire rafting session lasts about 3 hours. This includes a mandatory training session for all rafters. Rafters are first familiarized with the rafting equipment and taught paddling and safety/rescue techniques. Every rafter has to go overboard and is rescued by his team mates, this makes people comfortable with water and also ensures all the rafters have practice of rescue techniques. At the end of the training session every rafter would have learned the proper use of the equipment and also the various commands that need to be followed. If any of the rafters are not comfortable with water or with the effort, the guides will stop them
After the training session the rafters proceed towards the rapids, which are exotically named, "Morning Coffee", "Grasshopper", "Wicked Witch" and finally "Big Bang"
Age: 14 to 60 years
Weight: Below 110 Kg's
Fitness levels: Moderate (Rafting is not a power sport), but please disclose all known medical conditions to your guides so that they can be prepared
Knowledge of Swimming: NOT REQUIRED
Attire: No Sari's or loose/bulky clothing, Shoes or Floaters (bare feet not allowed), Empty all pockets completely, No watches, Jewellery etc.
Minimum group size: 4
Rafting distance: 3 - 4 KM
Time for the session: 3 hours
Tariff: Rs 1000 / head only (As of July 1st, subject to change, please confirm)
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There are no mandatory training session in Dubare, first time rafters are explained basic commands and then hit the water immediately