Originating from the Gaumukh is the source stream of the River Ganga that transforms into a turbulent river. The headwaters of the River Bhagirathi are born in the region of the Gangotri and Khatling Glaciers in the Garhwal Himalayas. From here, the river flows for about 205 kilometres before meeting the Alaknanda River in the town of Devprayag.
As it flows downstream from this sacred confluence, the river is known as the Ganga. White water rafting and kayaking are popular on the Bhagirathi, and in fact, the river expeditions on the waters of the Bhagirathi are some of the best rafting experiences to be enjoyed. Some of the famous rapids include the “Elephant Rock”, “The Chute”, “Sharp S”, “Confluence Rapids” and many more, up to Devprayag.