A Dance with Death! Rafting in the Treacherous Gang River
In hindsight, when asked if you’d like to go to a river called Gang, yes, GANG! ( I know right?! That annoying GANG! GANG! GANG!!! song is playing in your mind right now! Lol) Or visit a joint that the hippies ’60S Beatles band visited, the wise answer should be a firm no!
I said yes! /o\
Here I was, thinking that anyone can do water rafting.
Just sitting in a bubble boat and rising should be a piece of cake, right?!
Boy, wasn’t I so wrong! 🙆😫
The adrenaline, the headrush you get after doing water rafting in the Ganga river is just spectacular. We kicked off the weekend with a drive up from Delhi in South India to Rishikesh up I. The north.
From Google & all the yoga signs I saw on my way up to Rishikesh, I knew it was going to be a very chill weekend, and it was up until the point when we had spent were 45 minutes in the raging waters, navigate different levels of rapids then our guide asked as to jump into the water!
“Like just jump in, if you want,” he said.
Imagine diving into fast-moving water that seems to have a sinister motive of dragging you downstream, throwing and knocking you by the numerous rocks that line the Ganga river! If you think that I ignored the voices of reason of all my ancestors and look of disapproval of my mum, then you’re damn right 🤣😂
In we went, fear gripping us, but the experience training commandingly asked us to relax. To our surprise, despite the rapidly moving water, if you relax your body & trust in the buoyancy of your life jacket, all goes well…
Water rafting, swimming in the rapids and diving into the Gangsta river are all items you should mark off the next time you visit India.
Side note, Rishikesh is very famous as a yoga & meditation center where millions of pilgrims travel to throuhout the year in. If that’s your cup of tea, you should definitely try it out too.