“A vacation is having nothing to do and all day to do it in.”
Things to do at BBTG
For those who like to engage in adventure sports, then there are a variety of options for you. Be it the different stretches of white water Rafting, a Kayaking lesson, Angling, Rock climbing, Mountain Biking or Body surfing, each of which provides for thrill and excitement. Village Walks and short nature treks along the scenic surroundings, an exciting late night leopard walk, or a heady shower under a nearby pristine waterfall are for those of you who would like to take it easy.
In-house activities like Volleyball, Badminton, a round of Carom or Chess takes one back to the days before internet. We have provided a large number of board games for you to engage in some fun moments. There are a variety of books and reading material available for all ages meant to give you some time to yourself.
The serene morning invites you to practice your Yoga/meditation and the evening bonfire is a perfect end to the day.
If you’d like, we can pre-plan a customized holiday for you to make the most of your visit here!
White Water Rafting
The mighty Ganga is one of India’s major and holiest of rivers. With a location close to Delhi, it is also the hub of white-water rafting which combines an action-packed trip with the best rapids, float sections and wilderness. A perfect introduction to white-water rafting and an ideal weekend getaway to calm overworked nerves, it is a popular choice for first-timers, non-swimmers and families. The upper valley tributaries of the Ganga, the Alaknanda and the Bhagirathi are reasonable expedition level rivers and have been host to many great white water paddlers from all over the world.
Rafting Stretches around Banyan by the Ganges
Devprayag – Vyasghat – A Family rafting adventure
Welcome to the Ganga. We begin this scenic rafting trip below the confluence of Alaknanda and Bhagirathi at Devprayag and onto the actual Ganga. It is a mild section from here to Vyas Ghat and a great introduction to white water rafting for beginners and non-swimmers, as well as kids. You will be passing through beautiful gorges and can float or body surf in the invigorating waters, whilst catching a glimpse of the birds in this area.
Rafting time is approximately 1.5 hours to Vyasghat.
Bhagwan – Devprayag – Vyasghat
It’s a 28Km beautiful stretch away from the crowd and a good class III+ section. This full day activity starts from 8.30 am up to 3.00 pm.
We have to drive to Bhagwan after crossing Devprayag on the Badrinath road, 15Km short of Srinagar. The trip starts on the Alaknanda as it enters the last canyon stretch with good white water, with names of rapids such as “Bhagwan’s Pillow”, “The Deadly Duos” and more. After a Picnic Lunch at Devprayag, the confluence of Alaknanda and Bhagirathi River, we continue to raft down to Vyasghat and put out from the river at the resort. Listen to your guide carefully; it will come in handy during the day.
Rafting time is approximately 5 hours to Vyasghat.
Koteshwar Dam – Devprayag/Vyasghat
This section involves classy white water, long float stretches, beautiful gorges and a confluence. This full day activity starts from 8.30 am up to 3.00 pm. We start early and drive 35Km for 1.5 hrs from our resort to Koteshwar Dam – the put-in point. The water levels are controlled by the dam and water is released daily at particular time. At low water Bhagirathi is a technical river requiring a lot of swift moves on the raft but when the water level is high it offers some amazing white water. The major grade 4 rapids long this section are ‘Elephant Rock’, ‘Shoot’ and ‘Confluence’. We assure you that at least one of these rapids will leave you shaken. A picnic Lunch will be provided on route.
Rafting time is approximately 4-5 hours to Vyasghat.