Rishikesh is the widely popular tourist destination in India as well as abroad. The beautiful city is located in the state of Uttarakhand, India. Blessed with Himalayan mountains ranges and holy Ganga, it is a perfect retreat for weekend travellers. The real reason behind this immense popularity is adventure sports in Rishikesh. With a wide variety of adventure in Rishikesh such as Bungee Jumping, Flying Fox, Hot air ballooning, Paragliding, River Rafting and Camping, Rishikesh is bestowed with the title of “Adventure Capital of India”.
Therefore, thousands of tourists come every year to experience these adventure activities. Among all adventures, River Rafting and camping is what people crave for.
Look at the sneak peek of some of the top adventures in Rishikesh!
River Rafting: River Rafting is an outdoor recreational activity in which an inflatable raft is used to guide the river rapids. Rafting in Rishikesh is performed on the water of the river “Ganga”. Due to the fierce flow of water and its thunderous rapids, Rishikesh is the best place to experience this adventure sport. River Rafting in Rishikesh is commonly done in 4 stretches.
- 9 km River Rafting from Brahmapuri – Rs 600 per person
- 16 km River Rafting from Shivpuri – Rs 1000 per person
- 24 km River Rafting from Marine drive – Rs 1500 per person
- 35 km River Rafting from Kaudiyala – Rs 2500 per person
The cost of rafting in Rishikesh ranges from Rs 599 – 2499. It depends on the length of rafting stretch. To book your Rafting packages in Rishikesh, you can contact India Thrills. Other ways to book this activity is to directly go to Laxman Jhula in Rishikesh and there are many operators that offer this service.
Bungee Jumping – Think of Jumping from 22 storey building with a rope tied to your ankles, this is what Bungee Jumping in Rishikesh offers. Bungee Jumping is one of the most adventurous activities in Rishikesh. The height of the Jumping platform is 83 metres. It is also the safest bungee Jumping place in India, Jumpin heights operated around 80000 jumps without failing once. The safety standards are great and various mocks & drills are performed frequently to ensure utmost safety.
Camping – Stay amidst nature in the lap of the Himalayas. The activity connects you with natural surroundings and peace. Camping is the most popular activity among all adventures in Rishikesh. There are two best places for camping in Rishikesh which are Shivpuri and Ghattu Ghat on Neelkanth Road. While the “Shivpuri” offers an experience close to river “Ganga” and Ghattu Ghat offers the Jungle Camping experience with a blend of Luxury.
The cost of camping in Rishikesh depends upon the comforts and luxury.
There are deluxe, Swiss and luxury camps as well as cottages. The budget travellers go with the deluxe camping option. While travellers who demand modern facilities and more comfortability choose swiss & luxury camps. The price of camping starts from Rs 750 – 3500 per person as per your comforts. If you’re planning for camping, you can choose among the top camping options available in Rishikesh.
Paragliding – Enjoy the Bird’s-eye View of Dehradun and Mussoorie Valley, Hill Queen Mussoorie among other Shivalik Himalayan Range. An hour drive from Rishikesh located a small village named Maldevta where this activity happened. You get the experience of flying above 5000 feet in the sky with the help of paraglider.
The average weight should be between 45 – 85 kg.
The costs for a short flight (8 min) is Rs 3500 and long expedition will costs Rs 4500 per person.
Other handfuls of adventure to try in Rishikesh are Giant Swing, Flying Fox, Hot-Air Ballooning, Zipline, Trekking and Para-motoring.