"White Water Rafting" is an adventure Hill Sport, which is relatively new in the Darjeeling Hills. Beckon the strong hearted as Darjeeling is also home to the mighty River Teesta and Rangeet whose turbulent currents make a formidable challenge to even the seasoned rafter. There is however a wide range in the intensity of the rapids making it adequate for all, the young and the aged to enjoy the spectacular scenery while leisurely snaking down the river. The Dept. of Tourism, DGHC has successfully promoted this sport and has acquired well trained members and quality equipment ensuing a safe and pleasant ride to all visitors.

Tourist should spare a day during their stay in Darjeeling and take a one and half hour drive down to Teesta Bazar to enjoy this Hill Sport. "Assumption of Risk and Release" bond has to sign before undertaking the trip.

Foreign Tourists

Foreigners are required to carry their passport as it has to be produced while signing the "Assumption of Risk and Release" bond and also before crossing the Teesta Bridge.


  • A set of dry clothes.

  • Extra pair of sneakers or any other footwear.

  • Suntan/Sun screen lotion.

  • Shorts.


Alochol is not permitted at least six hour prior to the river trip. People suffering from epilepsy, weak heart condition or any other serious aliment are discouraged from rafting. Accomodation can be availed at Chitrey Wayside Inn for overnight stay.


For non-swimmers

Only for swimmers

1. Melli to 29th Mile (1.5 hours).

1. Tarkhola to Malli (2 hours).

2. Melli to Kalijhora (3 hours).

2. Tarkhola to 29 Mile (3 hours).

Courtesy of Information : Tourism Department, Darjeeling Gorkha Hill Council, Darjeeling.