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JNU’s River Rafting trip at Camp RapidFire documented [13-17 March 2009, Rishikesh]

River Rafting JNUMC trip Welcome! 😀

This blog is a pictorial documentation of the Jawaharlal Nehru University Mountaineering Club’s Rishikesh river rafting trip [8 PM, 13 March 2009 to 5 AM, 17 March 2009]. We were a group of 21 people (including guests).

The programme was organised in collaboration with Questrails, the professionals in the field. The camp was named the Camp Rapid Fire.

We stayed at the Camp RapidFire (Beach 18, Village Singthali, PO Byasi, Rishikesh, Uttarakhand; about 250 kms from Delhi) of the Questrails, hence the name of JNUMC River rafting trip Rishikeshthe blog ‘camprapidfire’! The trip was mind-blowing, to say the least: Swimming, Rafting, Travelling, Trekking, living in the lap of nature without electricity and whatnot! 😀

Apart from documenting the river rafting (about 36 km) this blog also documents our brief trip to Rishikesh, Haridwar and Dev Sanskriti Vishvavidyalaya (DSVV), among other things.

DSC03230 Please leave your comments by filling the form at the end of each page or on the guestbook. I’ll reply to all comments of course.

All pics are highly compressed for easy uploading (which also compromises the quality). Besides, it is not advisable to put up high-resolution personal images on the internet. I am an amateur photographer and these pics are lacking in more ways than one. As if all this was not enough, you’ll find that my camera lens had some dirt thanks to my JNU Holi and JNU Caves expeditions!

You may also visit my JNU Caves blog and my JNU Holi blog.

I am VIKAS and my personal blog is here. Read the ‘about me’ page to discover more on me.

This is an unofficial individual effort and has no relation to the JNU Administration.

JNUMC river rafting trip March 2009 documented by Vikas JNUI am thankful to every member of the trip who consented to my proposal of documenting this trip in this blog here.

I am hooked to travelling now and look forward to joining every programme by the JNUMC in future (subject to constraints of time). 😀

Last but not the least, I want to thank everyone in the trip for making it a memorable episode in my life.

JNUMC Rishikesh River Rafting Trip, Documentation by Vikas, JNU. Questrails and Camprapidfire. Collage

Chotiwala restaurant, Rishikesh

Sachin, Manisha and Vinay (L to R). Vinay wants this pic removed from home page!:)

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40 Comments leave one →
  1. Niharika Dutta permalink
    March 19, 2009 1:33 PM

    Thats again a brilliant job.Good…..keep going.

  2. seema jadhav permalink
    March 19, 2009 4:24 PM

    hey…..ur simple great.

  3. paramita permalink
    March 19, 2009 7:14 PM

    its beach # 18 and not 23

    • March 19, 2009 7:19 PM

      Hey, Paramita, thanks! I am correcting it. I recall I also had a shot a photo of the board just like you! Thanks once again! You are a good observer. 😀

  4. March 26, 2009 11:14 PM

    hey thats choti waale baba ! 😛
    i saw about this on ndtv good times ( highway on my plate )
    but the food isnt that good, the anchor said so 😛
    yeah i saw people do river rafting when i went to rishikesh
    but somehow i am allergic to mountainous regions…….feel nauseatic
    but how was your experience …….must have been fun ! ( obviously)
    but what about the loo? 😆 ……ah please dont answer that 😛
    i guess these are certain episodes of life which one always cherishes ! 😛
    ah……..i just so love this new blog ……….fresh, energetic and yes, adventurous
    keep up the good work 😛

    • March 26, 2009 11:18 PM

      Hey Arpit! Glad to have you here! 😀

      These Chotiwala restaurants are quite common in Rishikesh. We didn’t had food there so can’t comment on the quality of food.

      It was truck loads of fun. If you think you can overcome the allergy, you must visit the place for rafting. You can join us on our next trip (even guests are welcome in JNU trips)! We are also going Himalayan trekking in late May.

      Gudnite! 😀

      • March 27, 2009 11:48 AM

        oh thats so nice of you . i have my entrances in may , so i guess i am not too sure about it . in between how much do they charge ?

        • March 27, 2009 8:35 PM

          Arpit, the charges will be about 1700 Rupees for non-JNUites (for JNUites it is half that amount). You will also have to attend a training session for a week. 😀

          A JNU student had died on this expedition in 2003 thanks to Asthma and some vertical Limit type conditions. So JNU Mountaineering Club and Health centre screens candidates now for physical fitness.

  5. March 30, 2009 10:57 AM

    Wow!! Sounds so much of fun..
    I am off to explore… see ya!! 🙂

    Btw, what’s this thing with Chotiwale Baba?? Never heard of it!

    • March 31, 2009 1:01 PM

      These chotiwala restaurants are commonplace in Rishikesh/Haridwar just like Aggarwal sweets in Delhi!

      NDTV even did a story on it as wrote in a comment on the blog.

  6. RaiulBaztepo permalink
    March 31, 2009 4:46 AM

    Very Interesting post! Thank you for such interesting resource!
    PS: Sorry for my bad english, I’v just started to learn this language 😉
    See you!
    Your, Raiul Baztepo

  7. Manisha Pal permalink
    April 12, 2009 11:11 AM

    Nice Vikas,
    Today Ist time saw your blog.
    As I am busy with with my EXAMS.
    Hope I do good.

    Nice to see your ART.
    Good Keep it up.
    “KEEP GOING KEEP GROWING…..” (This is my song…, if I get time will make you hear.. this I performed at DILLI HAAT and AIR)

    Also gud to see that u are away from computer for some days good practice.

    C U soon.
    Manisha Pal

    • April 15, 2009 12:13 PM

      Thank you Manisha! You are here better late than never. All the best for your exams! 🙂

  8. Om Prakash Gupta permalink
    October 9, 2009 10:42 AM

    nice vikas

  9. October 17, 2009 10:20 AM

    Wow, that looks like a total blast. I’ve only been river rafting once in my life and that was at the Colorado River.

    Awesome blog!!!!

    • October 17, 2009 10:23 AM

      Tishrei, this won me a free trip from the company! I have until March to go for an all free river rafting trip again!

      • October 17, 2009 10:34 AM

        Wow, that’s awesome!!! How did this trip win you another trip?

        By the way, I was looking at the color festival but you closed the comments so I will comment here. That sure looks like a lot of fun. Reminds me of my younger years and the fun we had.

        • October 17, 2009 10:39 AM


          The comments were disabled only on the home page. Thanks for the comment here.

          The company impressed with this blog awarded me a free trip!

          • Anonymous permalink
            September 5, 2010 11:39 AM

            MUJE B JANA H ISBAR …PAKKA….

  10. pankaj permalink
    September 20, 2010 3:16 PM

    hi Vikas,
    i am planning a trip to rishikesh with my friends. do you have any knowledge of the charges for one time rafting. And also what are other attractions there?

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  13. June 15, 2011 7:20 AM

    Hello im one of the participant in the late rafting trip and we really had some fun there. And it was successful thanks to all who helped us.

  14. July 20, 2011 3:00 PM

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  15. prakash permalink
    April 19, 2012 4:26 PM

    You are not a professional photographer, but your photos was clean and brilliant.
    Wish you good luck for future.

  16. S.MOR permalink
    May 12, 2012 3:14 PM

    Hi it is very funny place

    May 12, 2012 3:17 PM

    Hi friends how r u

  18. May 14, 2012 3:08 PM

    Best River rafting camps can be availed only at marine drive in Rishikesh

  19. Neha permalink
    July 23, 2012 11:21 PM

    We are a bunch of young travel enthusiasts who understand the ‘busy-ness’ of traveling.

  20. December 11, 2012 4:40 PM

    Rishikesh has established itself as the most favored places in India for white water rafting. River Rafting is, undoubtedly, the most exciting adventure sport in India. Any trip to India is incomplete until you get a taste of river rafting in the writhing waters of Ganges and it is famous place for rafting in rishikesh.

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