Rishikesh is famous for its white water rafting down the Ganges. We decided we'd give it a go! Although I was very nervous and for several rapids I stowed my paddle in the middle of the raft and simply clung onto the ropes along the side, after a while (when I realised that people were not falling out and the boats were not capsizing) I did manage to paddle through the final few. It was good fun, and the scenery was lovely. I didn't go into the water - and I heard it was freezing. In total I think we paddled around 20 km.