Do you want to escape from the boredom of your life? Then you should obviously go for some thrilling and chilling explorations to get rid of this lethargy. Here we are going to discuss a place where you can go for some river rafting and can add this amazing journey to your life time experience list.
What is Teesta White Water Rafting?
The rafting in the white water of the mighty river Teesta is known as Teesta White Water Rafting.
How is the White Water of Teesta formed?
What is the origin of the river Teesta?
The river Teesta originates from Tso Lhamo Lake in North Sikkim at an altitude of more than 5,330 meter .It forms the boundary between the Darjeeling district and Sikkim.
Who introduced the Teesta White Water Rafting?
It’s introduced by DGHC (Darjeeling Gorkha Hill Council) in 1991. Now it is known as GTA.
What are the views near the Teesta White Water Rafting?
The views from the Rafting is mind blowing. Visitors will get the natural view of the valleys and sloping of the mountain Himalayan along the formation of white water. Besides there are numerous kinds of birds, pleasant harmony of the river, fishes on the river and the whole place is surrounded by green altogether it makes a stunning view for the visitors.
Why are people attracted to the Teesta White Water Rafting?
The place is perfect for river rafting which makes it more popular to the people and one of the best rafting places . It is mainly attracted by adventurous and thrilling loving people. Rafting is literally thrilling , visitors can do campaigns in the delta and get the amazing views all around the river Teesta. Moreover people can take part in Cliff jumping and body surfing. There are also multiple rafting length options , visitors can choose the length from 7km – 24km.
Is it adventurous to people?
Yes rafting in that amazing river with the stunning views all around the river gives the visitors an adventurous and thrilling feel.
How can visitors contact with authority?
Visitors can visit their official website:
Is this Rafting operated by professionals?
Yes, they are performed under the supervision of trained and professional rafters.
Is it safe to visit?
Yes, visitors from all around the world along with the locals gather in here.
Kalimpong Police Station: +913552255268
What is the opening and closing time?
In which time Rafting is closed?
Rafting is closed during the month of July – Mid September
What is the best time of visiting?
Visitors can enjoy rafting any month except July – Mid September .The best month for rafting is :
December to June.
Is rafting in the Teesta White Water same for everyone?
No, the rafting in the Teesta White Water is divided into 6 grades. Grade 1 is with flat calm water and grade 6 is the most difficult among all the grades.
What are the rafting grades of Teesta White Water?
Presently, grades 2-4 are followed on here.
Grade 2 requires a small roller coaster.
Grade 3 requires a trained guide and personal ability
Grade 4 can only be done by the seasonal rafters.
Is there any rafting course near Water Rafting?
Yes there is a rafting course in Teesta Bazar. It will take around 1.5 hours to reach there by taxi or vehicle from the Darjeeling town. And from the Bagdogra airport it would take 2 hours and 15 minutes to reach the destination
The courses are :
- Melli to 29th Mile
Duration: 1.5 hours
- Melli to Kalijhora
Duration: 3 hours
- Tarkhola to Melli
Duration: 2 hours
- Tarkhola to 29th Mile
Duration: 2 hours
- Starts at 7th Mile and ends at the Labarbote near the Sikkim Bengal Border
Length: 4-5 km
- Bordang to 29th Mile
Can overweight people take part in the Rafting?
No people more than 90kg cannot take part in the rafting . It will be risky for them. It is advised the visitors who are fit in health should take part in the rafting.
Is the rafting risky in the Teesta White Water?
Rafting is risky before going for it one needs to be physically and mentally fit and should always be careful to avoid any kind of accident.
What should visitors carry with them for rafting?
Foreigners should carry their passport with them and they need to show it on the Teesta bridge. Valid Id, medical certificates are suggested to keep with the visitors.
It is advised for visitors to take extra clothes, extra pairs of sneakers , sun burning lotion.
Who should not go for rafting in the Teesta White Water?
Visitors who have heart problems and other serious diseases should not go for the rafting. Besides, one cannot drink alcohol 6 hours before the trip .
Is camera allowed in the Teesta White Water Rafting?
Yes cameras are allowed but visitors need to pay an extra charge for the camera .
Will the authorities provide life jackets in the Teesta White Water Rafting?
Yes the authority will provide the life jackets.
What will be the cost of Teesta White Water Rafting?
The cost of Rafting varies on the duration , location, type of rafting. It is advised to contact the trip organizer before booking the tickets .
The estimated price for rafting in the Teesta White Water is Rs. 3000-5500.
Tickets can be booked by negotiating the cost with the trip organizer.
Few websites are suggested for booking :
How to reach:
The Kalimpong Bus stand is only 15.6 away from the Rafting. It can also be reached from the nearest railway station and airport. The visitors can take a taxi from the station or airport to go to the river.
Bus Stand: Kalimpong Bus Station
The nearest railway stations are:
The nearest airport is: Bagdogra Air Force Base Airport