Pradesh is making itself quickly a name in the field of River Rafting
or White Water rafting. In Kullu valley this thrilling sport can
be enjoyed downstream on the Beas river from Pirdi to Jhiri on a
track of about 16 km in length.
Grading of Rapids
||No obstacles, Small waves
||Narrow passages requiring precise maneuvering,
High irregular waves
||Very precise maneuvering required, Powerful
End of April to June and mid-September to mid-October. Depending
on the water situation there may be a break during the monsoon
A Trip on the Beas
Beas offers excellent Grade II and Grade III rapids ensuring a
safe and yet thrilling experience. A rafting trip usually starts
with the introduction to equipment, safety measures, do's and
dont's and commands given by the guide.
After "boarding" the raft the adrenaline level of the
participants usually sharply raises and desperate commands of
"hard forward" and "backward" can be heard.
The raft hits Grade II near the confluence of Parvati and Beas
river, sending the boat in an uncontrollable state for some moments
with waves lashing on the thrilled participants.
Minimum age is usually 14; good physical fitness is required;
Life jackets and helmets are provided by the tour operator.
Make sure that you are insured. Most organisations decline liability
in case of any mishap or accident.