Teesta White Water Rafting

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    Location: National Highway 10 Kalimpong Dansong Forest, Kalimpong, West Bengal 734312, India

    Estimated Visiting Time: 2-3 hours.

    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. The rafting in the white water of the mighty  Teesta river  is known as 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.


    Entry ofTeesta White Water Rafting

    The rivers Rangeet and Teesta falls down from the Himalayan which creates white water in the falling point along with stretches which are perfect for rafting.

    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.

    It’s introduced by DGHC (Darjeeling Gorkha Hill Council) in 1991. Now it is known as GTA.

    Inside/Outside Views

    Beautiful View of 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.

    Opening Hours

    The opening time of this place is 8am to 4:30 pm.This place remain open throughout the year.

    The best month for rafting is December to June.Rafting is closed during the month of July – Mid September.

    Entry & Others Fees

    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.

    How to Reach

    By Bus: 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.

    By Train: New Jalpaiguri Railway Station Siliguri Jn Train Station is the nearest station from here. After reaching there you can rickshaw to reach there.

    By Air: The nearest airport is: Bagdogra Air Force Base Airport is the nearest airport from here. After reaching there you can take a bus or car to reach the place.

    Tips for Travellers

    You can take a small bag Where you can carry all your essentials and take a small water bottle. I hpe this will help you.


    Que-01: Is this place safe to visit?

    Ans: Yes, visitors from all around the world along with the locals gather in here.

    Kalimpong Police Station: +913552255268
    Que-02: Is photography allowed in this place?

    Ans: Yes cameras are allowed but visitors need to pay an extra charge for the camera .

    Is this Rafting operated by professionals?

    Yes, they are performed under the supervision of trained and professional rafters.

    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.

    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 :
    For Non-swimmers:
    • Melli to 29th Mile
    Duration: 1.5 hours
    • Melli to Kalijhora
    Duration: 3 hours
    For Swimmers:
    • 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 
    Duration: 4-5hours
    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.

    We wish you all the best for your journey. Happy Travel!!!

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