River rafting in Manali is offered near Kullu. There the water sports center has been set up to provide the rafting services in Manali for the tourists by private operators. It is for those who love winter and don’t mind thrilling adventure activities. White Water Rafting Vs River Rafting Whitewater is the same as river water. Whitewater is due to the rapid flow of water. The river water appears white because the current gets aerated and bubbly. So there should not be any confusion for you that both river rafting and white-water rafting are the same. Why choose Manali for River Rafting? In Himachal, there are four rivers that offer rafting i.e. Beas, Chenab, Satluj and Ravi. It is classified in six categories on the basis of difficulty level. Beas have the most ideal water for river rafting. That is why it is the ideal option in North India. What is the best time for river rafting in Manali? Manali river rafting can be done almost all through the year. During heavy rainfall and extreme winter months, the rafting is restricted. June and July or late October till February is the best time for river rafting in Manali.