While the Ganges, India’s holiest river, is better known as the slow, wide river that laps against the ghats (riverside steps) of Varanasi, known as Banaras, in the mountains its fast-flowing waters offer adventurers the thrilling experience of white-water rafting. Guests can get their adrenaline pumping on a one or two-day rafting trip during, which they can spend the night directly on the river’s banks in a riverside tented camp. Rafting tours take place between Deoprayag and Laxman Jhula at Rishikesh and are led by trained guides. When not rushing through the rapids, guests are able to take the time to view the numerous temples that line the river’s banks, inhabited by orange-cloaked monks. This is a wonderful opportunity to discover the river in its many moods, whether foaming in between rocky chasms or gently washing up onto sandy shores.