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Kundalika River Rafting

Q. When is the best time to go white water rafting?
A. At Kundalika we operate throughout the year, as the river is fed by water release from the dam. Monsoon months are most popular to raft the Kundalika.

Q. How are rivers classified for difficulty?
A. The difficulty of a river is classified on a scale of Class I to Class VI with I being very easy and VI unrunnable. Most commercial rafting trips take place on a grade II or III river.

Q. What type of white water raft do i ride in?
A. The Self-Bailing Paddle Rafts can hold between 8-10 passengers. Each passenger is given a paddle and must work as a team under the direction of the guide to help power and maneuver the raft, generating a greater feeling of accomplishment.

Q. Who can go white water rafting?
A. Generally, just about anyone in reasonable health and fitness can go rafting. The minimum age for a child on a Class III river (under normal water flows) is 14 years old (and a minimum weight of 35 kgs). There is no maximum age although anyone over 60 should be in good health and perhaps consult with your physician if you have any concerns. If you are pregnant, extremely overweight, or have back or heart problems, we do not suggest a raft trip.

Q. Is it safe?
A. Rafting is thrilling, exciting, wet, wild and unbelievably fun. However, as in all adventure sports, there is an inherent risk involved. That risk contributes to the excitement, and is one of the reasons people enjoy it so much. Our guides are trained to minimize risks, and, statistically, you're safer on a raft than in your car!

Q. What safety equipment do you provide?
A. A personal flotation devise (PFD) is issued to every participant. These must be worn and buckled at all times while on the river. Helmets are also available at the Rafting Center, at no charge. These are mandatory on our challenging Kundalika river. Though infrequently needed, a first aid kit is carried on every trip.

Q. What are my chances of falling out, and what do I do if that happens?
A. Believe it or not, many people love falling out of the raft. It's exciting. But it can be disorienting and a little overwhelming at first. Many people have taken multiple trips and never fallen in. Some people swim on their first trip. It's a part of rafting. Our guides do suggest a voluntary dunk. Before you go on any trip, you'll be given extensive instructions on what to do if you fall in, and how to stay safe. Follow you're guide's instructions, and your "swim" could be the most exciting part of your trip!

Q. Do I have to know how to swim?
A. Swimming ability is not required. You will be given life jackets to wear to keep you afloat.

Q. What is the reporting time for rafting?
A. Reporting time for rafting is at 8:30 am at Saje village.

Q. What is the total rafting duration and distance covered?
A. The total rafting duration is approx. 2 hours. The total distance covered is approx. 14 km.

Q. What can we bring?
A. In the raft, bring as little as possible. If there is medication you might require, keep it with you on the river. Towels, dry clothes, valuables, and other than waterproof cameras should be left locked in your car.

Q. Will there be someone to guide us on the raft?
A. Yes. A highly trained and professional rafting guide will be there on each raft to guide you throughout the rafting trip.

Q. Do I need experience?
A. No. All of our trips are guided and are appropriate for first timers. Be sure to check minimum age requirements, though. All of our trips start with a thorough safety discussion and include ample instruction before we hit the whitewater.

Q. Do we have to paddle?
A. Rafting is a team sport, and one that involves navigating your raft through the rapids. This is not a float trip. You will be asked to paddle, and how much will depend on the intensity of each particular rapid. Whitewater rafting is an active sport that requires some significant exertion on your part.

Q. Can I bring my camera / video camera?
A. A general rule of thumb is don't bring anything you would be devastated to lose. Video cameras and still cameras will get wet and most likely ruined. A good idea is a disposable waterproof camera. Photo quality is pretty good, and if you lose it, it's not the end of the world. They are well suited to rafting.

Q. How do we get back from the rafting end point?
A. Your vehicle will remain at our Rafting start point (Shje village), at the end pont there are autorickshaws available at Rs.100/- per person to drop you at our start point. Alternatively if you have a chauffeur driven vehicle our guide will direct him to pick you from the end point.

Q. Keep in mind.
A. Alcohol or drugs before a trip endanger the lives of you and other passengers. Save it for after!

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