River Rafting in Jammu and Kashmir

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About River Rafting in Kashmir

River rafting in Kashmir is one of the top adventure activities that adventure lovers from across the world visit this destination. The valley of Kashmir is crossed through many rivers like Lidder and Sindh on the stretches of which the adventure of river rafting can be greatly enjoyed. Some of the top tourist destinations in Kashmir like Pahalgam and Sonmarg offer an ideal place for river rafting on Grade I to III rapids. There are few stretches on both Lidder and Sindh rivers with Grade IV rapids for adventure enthusiasts.

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Best Places for River Rafting


The adventure of river rafting can be enjoyed on various stretches of River Lidder and Sindh. Amongst the top river rafting spots in Kashmir are Pahalgam and Sonmarg.

River Rafting Stretches on Lidder River

River Lidder that stretches from Langabal to Ganeshpora covers approximately 12 kilometers and have rapids ranging from Grade I to Grade IV. The stretch is further divided into three lengths:

  • The Lider Joy Ride (2.5 km) that is between Varganpal and Yaneer Bridge and has rapids ranging up to III, is ideal for beginners.
  • The Lider Long Ride (5 km), that is between Varganpal and Ganeshpora and has rapids ranging up to III, is also ideal for beginners.
  • The Lider Xtra Long Ride (12 km), that is from Langabal to Ganeshpora and has rapids ranging up to IV, is perfect for experts.

River Rafting Stretches on Sindh River


River Sind in Sonmarg is another destinationwhere one can go for white water river rafting in Kashmir. The untamed river Sind that gushes past spectacular mountains has rapids ranging from II to IV and is also divided into three sections.

  • The Sind Joy Ride is approximately 3.5 kilometers that has rapids ranging up to II, perfect for beginners.
  • The Sindh Long Ride is approximately 7 kilometers and is has rapids ranging up to II, ideal for beginners.
  • The Sind Extra Long Ride, which is approximately 24 kilometers long has rapids ranging from II to IV and thus is perfect for experts.

Grades of River Rafting

Grade I to IV rapids can be found on Sindh and Lidder Rivers. While Grade I to III is for beginners, Grade IV attracts the experts.