11 Best River Rafting Places of Northeast India
1.Mechuka Valley , Along
long will offer you a quiet, pristine and refreshing experience with simple and subtle tourist spots including the widespread plantations and Mechuka Valley essentially defining the area, cross breeding farms such as the Mithun and Jersey Cross Breeding Farm, the Hanging bridge made of cane and bamboo over river Siang, tribal villages such as Tapi and Dark etc. Other attractions here include the Ramakrishna Ashram, Kamki Hydropower Dam as well as activities such as trekking, river rafting etc.
2. “An exciting Himalayan foothill”
Nameri National Park Tourism At A Glance
Nameri national park is famous for its elephants and other animals including tigers, leopards, gaurs, wild pigs, sambars, etc. and also for being a bird watchers paradise.
Safaris are available and are the most popular way to create a trip full of excitement, into the national park. Also, along with the rich fauna of the place, the lush and evergreen flora too, tends to enchant the visitors. Facilities for activities such as water rafting, fishing, swimming are available though permission from the forest department is essential for fishing. One can also dwell a little in peace and sunbathe in the area.
3. Natural World Heritage Site”
Manas National Park
Manas is recognized not only for its rich biodiversity but also for its spectacular scenery and natural landscape which includes a range of forested hills, alluvial grasslands and tropical evergreen forests. It’s home to India’s second-largest tiger population. It is also famous for its population of the Wild water buffalo. Manas harbours the maximum number of endangered species from India as listed in the IUCN Red Book.
4. “Gateway of Arunachal Pradesh”
Home to river Brahmaputra which transcends down from Tibet, this place is a photographer’s delight for comprising abundant sceneries of nature.
Pasighat is known as the ‘Gateway of Arunachal Pradesh’ and is a pure heaven for nature lovers. If you looking for adrenaline rush, then this is also a great place for you as adventure activities like white river rafting, boating and angling (similar to fishing) will certainly set you rolling here. A unique blend of peace and adventure is what makes this place a must visit. Pasighat was founded in 1911 A. D. by the British as a gateway to administrative convenience of the greater Abor Hills and the north area in general. Primarily there were settlements of Pasi and Minyong communities who are still living in the villages in and around Pasighat. However, this place still has the beauty and the culture intact and it hasn’t lost its charm as commerc
Lilabari is a small town located in North Lakhimpur in Assam. The town is famous for its waterfront, as it is situated on the left bank of Brahmaputra river and beautified with the breathtaking Dirang valley and Sela pass. Lilabari also has an airport which serves Arunachal pradesh as well.
Besides the beauty and serenity, this lovely town also offers best opportunities for adventure enthusiasts. People here get enthralled by indulging into trekking, hiking, mountaineering, angling, rafting, camping, boating and fishing. Lilabari is a perfect destination for adventure enthusiasts and lover of nature and serenity.
6. Yingkiong (Arunachal)
Yinkiong is the headquarter of the Upper Siang district, gets its name from River Siang that flows besides this district. This region is known for its diverse and colourful ethnicity where people live with love and celebrate festivals with zeal.
Ponung, Roja and Broh are some of the famous dance forms of the region which has been inhabited mainly by four tribes, Adi, Khamba, Mishmis and Memba. Adventure lovers come here to indulge in hiking, trekking, mountaineering, angling, fishing, rafting, camping and everything else that enlivens their soul. Besides the culture, and a lively atmosphere, the place is known for its spectacular panorama, where there are dense forests and millions of birds with vibrant feathers chirping the excellent melodies and mumbling of rivers flowing here and there.
7. Kameng River
Kameng River is one of the best destination for river rafting in India. With each passing kilometre at Kameng the thrill never ends, the impulsive river has the caliber to fill one with extreme exhilaration!
If you’re looking for a rafting adventure in the North East, Lohit river, flowing through Arunachal Pradesh is where you need to be. This lesser known river is one of the most interesting rivers for water sports like river rafting and kayaking in India.
9. Brahmaputra River Rafting, Arunachal Pradesh
This river is one of the best places for river rafting in India. The starting point of rafting is at Tuting and the end is situated in Pasighat. It takes approximately a week to cover the entire stretch. The rafting expedition makes one well aware of the life, culture and tradition of Arunachal Pradesh.
10 Bhalukpong River Rafting
Jia Bhoroli River known as the Kameng River before entering Assam, the Jia Bhoroli River originates in South Tibet and develops in Arunachal Pradesh. One of the major tributaries of the Brahmaputra River, it finally merges with the fiery giant at Tezpur on the eastern side of the Kolia Bhomora Setu bridge. Well known for large stocks of the Golden Mahseer fish species, Jia Bhoroli, especially while entering Assam goes through a rugged and rapids patch which is most ideal for white water rafting.