River rafting is undoubtedly one of the most enthralling and physically demanding adventure sports in the world. Narmada, the largest west flowing river in the country, and the lifeline of millions has now ushered in the thrilling experience for the adventure enthusiasts who can now enjoy river rafting in 4.5 km. stretch with whirlpools, rapids and many turns which provide an exciting and unforgettable rafting experience for the first time in Gujarat.
Hon’ble Chief Minister of Gujarat, Shri Vijay Rupani, launched the state’s first ever river rafting on August 17, 2019 at Khalwani situated in Ekta Nagar near Statue of Unity and Sardar Sarovar Dam on river Narmada.
The adrenaline rush and the excitement experienced while riding and tumbling down the waters of fast flowing Narmada river across boulder strewn bed is simply unmatched by any other sport. So be embraced by the thrills of rafting, as there are as many as 6 rapids through the channel of Narmada. This river rafting activity has become possible at Khalwani in Ekta Nagar, due to regular release of 600 cusec flow of water from the Sardar Sarovar Dam.
The deciduous site surrounded by hillocks and the Narmada flowing by, is unhindered by any human interventions. This is an ideal camping and hiking site. The nearby Shoolpaneshwar Sanctuary is a treasure trove for wildlife enthusiasts and the growing popularity of the Statue of Unity immensely adds to the tourism potential.