Rafting Manali
Travel Tips

  • Dry bags should be taken along with you to carry small things like towel, sun protection cream, sunglasses, money, driver’s license and so on.
  • Basic first aid like antiseptic liquid, cotton, joint pain creams, and paracetamols and digestion medicines should be taken.
  • Snacks and water is a must because there can be no opportunities for any meal breaks while rafting
  • Neoprene boots or old sneakers should be taken
  • People with cardiovascular or respiratory problems should not try out river rafting.

When to visit

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sprinkles Cold
  • 36° Max
  • -30° Min
  • 15 mm
  • Woollen
Route/ Place

River rafting in Manali is a fabulous experience in the midst of the spectacular landscape out there in the state of Himachal Pradesh. The rafting adventure takes place on the River Beas in Manali following one traditional route from Manali to Jhiri in Kullu.  The detail of the route is as follows.

Rafting route from Manali to Jhiri:

The rafting journey in this route is very popular during the months of April, May and June with the beginning of the season from the mid of April and the ending at the mid of June. The rafting activity for the rest of the year depends on the intensity of the monsoon. Rafting cannot be done if too much of rainfall takes place. The rafting starts from Mohal and ends in Jhiri which lies in the district of Kullu. The total rafting distance is of 10 km approximately. The rapid on the Beas are pretty tough and really ignite the fire of entertainment amongst the water sports loving tourists. There are several rafting trip providers and expert rafting professions in Manali who will be at your service whenever you want. The rafting tour packages are not very costly and you can easily afford them. In case you are hiring such services, then the issues of fooding and lodging will be very efficiently taken care by them and your safety will be ensured.


  • Lifejackets: These are most significant items for rafting. It saves the individuals from drowning if anyone falls into the swift flowing waters
  • Inflatable rafting boats: The rafting boats are generally inflatable which are light and so are easy to maneuver in the streams.
  • Carbon paddles: The carbon paddles are preferred for rafting because they are durable and full sized. Thus these paddles also serve for entertainment.
  • Helmets: helmets for rafting are a must for saving your skull from any kind of injury.
  • Dry and wet suits: Both dry and wet suits should be taken depending on the temperature of water. After wearing the dry suit inside, the wet suit should be worn above it because the water in River Indus is pretty cold.
  • Tents and rescue throw bags: tents are to be taken for camping purposes on the banks of the river. The rescue throw bags containing ropes are to be taken to rescue someone who has fallen into the rapids.

Places to Stay

How to Reach

  • The nearest airport to Manali is the Bhuntar airport which is located at a distance of 50 km from Manali. There are domestic flights to Bhantar from Delhi and Chandigarh. After landing in the airport, you can take a pre-paid taxi to Manali. There are frequent weather disturbances in Manali and so flights are delayed frequently. So the airways are not always a very convenient option to reach Manali.
  • The nearest railway station to Manali is Jogindernagar from where it takes about 3-4 hours to reach Manali by road. The Kalka Mail also connects Manali to various places such as New Delhi, Amritsar, Jaipur, Kolkata and many more.
  • This is the best ways to reach Manali because you can experience the outstanding beauty of nature while the journey takes place. Volvo buses as well as average public buses are available from all prominent places near Manali such as Delhi, Dharamshala, Kullu, Shimla and Leh. The distance from Delhi to Manali is 550 km. You can also hire private cabs or drive your car to Manali for a more comfortable journey.

Surrounding Attractions

Manali is predominantly a holiday destination along with a fabulous rafting site. The scenic beauty in Manli is comparable to any international hill stations because of its lush green valleys and snow capped mountains. Here are some of the noteworthy tourist locations in Manali

  • Solang Valley: This is a spectacular valley at a distance of 13 km from it. It is a beautiful valley between the Beas Kund and Solang Village. It’s like a paradise for the photography lovers.
  • Rohtang Pass: This is a world famous site for the panoramic mountain views of the twin peaks of Gaypan. The snow capped peaks of the Himalayan Range and the splendid landscapes is the major reasons of tourists attraction here.
  • Naggar: It’s a wonderful village sirrounded by forests on all sides. It’s a heaven of eternal greens and gives a lot of visual satisfaction.
  • Kothi: This is another valley at the foothills of the Rohtang Pass. It is unique in its panorama and combination of various hues of nature
  • The Tibetan Monasteries: Manali has 3 fantastic Tibetan Monasteries to view. All of them are reservoirs of peace and tranquility.
Emergency No.

The following emergency numbers must be stored with every individual who is participating in the rafting activity. It is for their personal safety and also for the safety of his or her team members.


Manali police Station: 01902-252326

Emergency Ambulance: 01928-52014

Emergency Ambulance (Toll free): 102

Blood Banks (Kamala Nehru Hospital): 01902-2625098

I.G. Hospital: 01902-2883305/ 2883315