White-Water Adventures

If you'd like to raft the Ganges or the border-hugging Kali River, either sign up for a 1-day experience or set aside several days for the adventure, allowing time for transfers and a variety of rapids, gorges, and the occasional shallow waterfall. Aquaterra Adventures India (tel. 011/2921-2641 or -2760; www.treknraft.com) ranks as one of India's top adventure outfits and is our pick for most activities in the region. Also worth checking out are Outdoor Adventures India (tel. 98-1018-4360 or 98-1051-3571; www.outdooradventuresindia.com); and Mercury Himalayan Explorations (tel.) 011/2334-0033 or 2334-6209; www.himalayanadventure.com). All provide overnight eco-friendly camping on the Ganges River beach, reasonably good food and most important, professionally trained guides who are adept at negotiating rivers and organizing rescue in the unlikely event that something goes wrong.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.