The countdown to stop river rafting activities in Ganga has started in view of the monsoon season

Pilgrimage records are expected to be set on the last weekend of this month. After June 30, the operation of river rafting in the Ganges will also stop.

The countdown to stop river rafting activities in Ganga has started in view of the monsoon season

In view of the safety of river rafting enthusiasts in the city of Yoga, the countdown to stop river rafting activities in the Ganges has started. It will stop from June 30 to August 31, in view of the monsoon season. Pilgrimage records are expected to be set on the last weekend of this month. After June 30, the operation of river rafting in the Ganges will also stop.

Now only ten days are left for the thrill of rafting in the Ganges waves. If you are also fond of rafting in the Ganges, then this last week of the rafting session can fulfill your wish. So far 4.5 lakh people have enjoyed river rafting in the Ganges this season.

Schools are also going to open from July 1 after the end of summer vacation. In such a situation, only one week is left for the lovers of adventure sports. Hotels in Tapovan, Muni ki Reti, Laxmanjhula and Swargashram areas will be packed with tourists this weekend. Tourists are likely to visit the camps running in the Henwal Valley region. For this, camps and hoteliers have started preparations from now.

It is noteworthy that the 40 km long Kaudiyala-Muniki Reti eco-tourism zone in the Ganges has become a worldwide identity for river rafting. The journey of rafting that started three decades ago is now flourishing.

At present, six hundred and fifty rafts of more than two hundred and fifty companies are working in the Ganga. About 10 thousand people are indirect while more than this people are indirectly earning their livelihood through the rafting business.

The season of adventure on the Ganges waves starts on 1st September every year and lasts for two months. The monsoon season will end on June 31 after resuming in April - May.

Most of the tourists for rafting come from Delhi, NCR, Western Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, and Punjab apart from the locals. At the same time, a large number of tourists from other states of the country and abroad also reach for rafting. However, this year the number of foreign tourists was very less.

The rafting business has been affected in the last two-three years due to the Corona epidemic. However, this session was very encouraging from a business point of view. So far this season, about 4.5 lakh tourists have enjoyed rafting in the Ganges. This year more tourists have come for rafting than last year. Earlier in the 2018-19 season, a total of 3.5 lakh tourists enjoyed rafting.

A large number of pilgrims reach Rishikesh and the surrounding area not only for rafting but also for camping. The camping business, which has been stalled for two years, has also got life from rafting this time.

So far, the water level of the Ganges remains favorable for rafting, if the weather is fine and the water level of the Ganges does not rise, then the rafting session will continue till June 31. However, the tourism department is continuously monitoring the water. Level. If the water level rises, rafting will be stopped immediately. The number of tourists coming for rafting this year has been very encouraging.