20 Adventure Sports in Rishikesh Starting from ₹600 only/-

Adventure Activities in Rishikesh

River Rafting, Cliff Jumping, Camping, Rappelling, Kayaking, Bungee jumping, Fying fox, Mountain biking, Giant Swing, Waterfall Trekking, Rock Climbing,  Valley Crossing, Hot Air Ballooning, Trekking & many other fun activities 

Titled as ‘Adventure capital of India’, Rishikesh has got a lot of adventurous activities for you to choose from the never-ending list of
Adventure Sports in Rishikesh. Being an adrenaline enthusiast, Rishikesh will not disappoint you. Since it has an abundance of looming mountains, you can indulge in activities like rock climbing, rappelling, hiking, trekking and mountaineering and give your body some good workout.

Rishikesh is famous for the holy river Ganga among pilgrimages, it has also got some presents for the adventure seekers. You can indulge in various
adventure activities in Rishikesh like river rafting, cliff jumping, beach camping and more. Moreover, activities like bungee jumping and zip-line could get you a chance to look at the hill station with a different angle.

Here is the list of best adventure sports in Rishikesh:


River Rafting

River Rafting

Rishikesh is the God for river rafting or white water rafting in India. It will not be wrong to say that this is the best adventure sport that you will get to try in this city of adventures. River rafting in Rishikesh is a water sport where you have to fight through the water and feel the fun in it. 

In Rishikesh, you try this with the mother of all rivers in India, River Ganga. Off late, this adventure has become extremely popular making this sport the best among the long list of other thrilling Rishikesh adventure sports. 

This adventure sport can be tried out at multiple destinations in Rishikesh and is an easily affordable one. There is no room for you to say no but delve into the best adventure sport in Rishikesh.

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Yet another amazing option, if you are touring the sacred land, is Camping in Rishikesh. A stay at these camps will be a memorable one, as they are tented up right on the banks of the Ganges, which exhibits a perfect melange of serene environs and lush green carpets.

An experience of stay, right between the alluring meadows, verdant suburbs, and a fresh breeze is just one-of-its-kind and worth a try. So, escape the luxury stays and delve in an exceptional stay experience at these camps beside the holy waters of Rishikesh.

Location: On the banks of Ganges.

Price: Starts from INR 999 onwards.


Bungee Jumping

Bungee Jumping
Rishikesh, known for being the best home for adventure sports in India could definitely not leave bungee jumping. Jumping off from a certain height with just a rope tied to keep you hanging in there will give you the adrenaline rush in just a snap.

One of the oldest bungee jumping spots, Mohan Chatti is located in Rishikesh. The jump here is from a fixed platform and about 83 meters above the ground level. It is one of the most extreme adventure sports in Rishikesh which is worth an experience.

One can also try reverse bungee jumping at the same spot in Rishikesh. The jump can be tried out by people within the age group of 18-60 that don’t possess a phobia for heights or any other serious health issues.

It is quite special that all the adventure junkies that try out bungee jumping at Mohan Chatti are offered a certificate for successful completion of the adventure sport.

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Flying Fox

Flying Fox
Rishikesh is not just a home for multiple adventure activities but the best of them as well. Flying fox is an adventure sport where the participant gets to descend through a valley while he/ she is attached to a chord. The best part about Rishikesh is that it possesses Asia’s longest flying fox track.

This fact doubles the fun of trying this adventure sport as you get to do this on a one-kilometer stretch. This adventure sport in Rishikesh can be ticked off as a single participant, in a couple or even a trio.

There are also combinations and packages that you can look up to take part in multiple heights based adventure activities at the same spot.

Hot Air Ballooning

Hot Air Ballooning

About the activity: Of all the adventure sports in Rishikesh, Hot Air Ballooning is something which gives you a glimpse of the scenic wonders from atop.

While you tour the sky with the vibrant colored hot air balloon, you can spot the greens and grandeur of the quarter. Be it a family vacation or a trip with your bunch of folks, this activity is worth-trying.

Near Dehradun Airport, which almost 18 km from Rishikesh.

This can be witnessed from early morning at 5:00 AM to 8:00 PM in the evening.

Starts from INR 2,500 onwards.

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Giant Swing

Giant Swing
Similar to the experience of bungee jumping, the giant swing is another rope based adventure sport in Rishikesh. Tourists don’t have to look for a lot to tick this one off, you can try this at Mohan Chatti itself while you are up for the bungee jumping adventure.

The long elastic chord will swing you across the valley from a height of 83 meters and you hang in there for a while to the grove in the fun of it. It is quite an amazing experience for those of you that love adventures involving height.

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Cliff Jumping

Cliff Jumping

Jumping off the cliff into the river or otherwise is one among the favourite adventure sports in Rishikesh for the tourists that visit Devbhoomi. A land of several beautiful natural peaks and valleys, Rishikesh has enough and more destinations that can accommodate this adventure sport.

There are also several clubs with exclusive Rishikesh adventure packages that offer to be a guide to the tourists and help them explore some of these adventure activities.

In Rishikesh, one gets to choose the height to take part in this adventure activity based on their endurance level. What is motivating is how well the sport is accepted by the locals as well as the tourists of this place. They leave not a chance for you to say no to the sport.



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One of the easiest and relaxing adventure activities in this abode is trekking. It is a definitely one among the most alluring experiences in Rishikesh. Walk through the mystic trails of this mesmerising city and explore the city in a different way.

The place is geographically well blessed and has a number of natural attractions that one can explore Rishikesh while trekking. Some of the popular trekking routes are to Dehradun and other famous destinations in Uttarakhand.

These treks begin from Rishikesh and make a loop back to the city. Chandrashila and Panch Kedar are the most popular among the regular treks. Tourist can also ice trek if they sign up for Gaumukh Nandavan trek and a few others.

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Adventure in Rishikesh just gets better and better with every step into it! Kayaking is a water sport where the rider can navigate through the water as he wants. Here you can choose your level of rapid that will suit your physical strength.

Kayaking in Rishikesh is also called canoeing and it requires a certain level of preparation along with physical stamina. Hence rough rapids are not preferred for the first-timers.

But never the less, may it first or n’th time one is sure to rejuvenate by the experience of this adventure sport in Rishikesh.
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Descend down the majestic Shivalik Himalayas and experience the best of rappelling at Rishikesh. The town has enough and more destinations for tourists and adventure lovers to try out rappelling in Rishikesh as it is blessed with steep valleys and rock formations.

The best among them should be Shivalik Himalayas which is also quite famous for the same. The vertical declines are the most exciting part of this sport where once gets to challenge his/ her own levels of endurance and get some chills down the spine during the sport.

Being home for such pure forms of adventure, Rishikesh is definitely bound to be entitled to being the adventure capital of India

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Mountain Biking

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Mountain Biking

Ride through the charm and mist of the bewitching destination, Rishikesh and satisfy the adventurer in you! Rishikesh is known for having a geographical base that is extremely hilly, steep and complex. This feature of the small town makes it perfect for adventure sport like mountain biking.

One has to register with any of the adventure clubs and can then select an adventure package that the club offers. Tourists can do this in groups, solo or in couple format as they can be fixed with a larger group if they are less in number.

This adventure sport is more about exploring the real Rishikesh and can be done by anybody. There is no age limit for this adventure in Rishikesh.

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Waterfall Trekking

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Waterfall Trekking
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Trekking is a usual experience for most of us, but it’s quite unique in Rishikesh. Rishikesh adventure sports is one of its kind and waterfall trekking in Rishikesh is one of the many thrilling adventures sports you witness. In this sport, one can trek up the waterfall and feel the gushing water. This activity can be paired up with a picnic and then you can trek your way to glory alongside the waterfall. The activity is a mixture of fun and adventure.

It is also easy to be ticked off by all the age groups and can be carried out as a group or alone. Tourists have an option to pair up with adventure clubs, book some Rishikesh adventure package and undertake multiple adventure activities. One can explore numerous destinations to do the same.
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Rock Climbing

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Rock Climbing
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Are you an adventure lover? Taste the thrill of rock climbing in Rishikesh, which is indeed one of the best adventure sports in Rishikesh. All you need to do is balance and keep moving towards the top.

Rishikesh is certainly one of the stablest locations for mountain climbing, as it owns the splendid Shiwalik range, boasting with remarkable topography. Be it the steep terrain or an arduous one, it holds all of it!

One can enjoy this activity at Shivalik Hills and various other points.

Timings: From early morning 9:00 Am to 5:00 PM in the evening.

Price: Starts from INR 1,000 onwards.

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Valley Crossing

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Valley Crossing

Rishikesh’s adventure is the most exciting and enthralling experience to an adventure junky. One among the never-ending list of Rishikesh’s adventures sports is valley crossing. The city is blessed with destinations that are a great deal for any adventure lover.

Valley crossing is one such loved adventure that can be tried by people of any age group. Adventure clubs of the town form groups and take them on this activity. It helps the tourist explore the land of God in a much better way.

Rishikesh’s Adventure packages combine a few other adventures like trekking and mountain biking with the same, offering it to the tourist at reasonable prices. Witness the majesty of River Ganga, cross it, trek up the valley and bag an experience for a lifetime.

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Body Surfing

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Body Surfing

Ever dreamt of floating on the icy-cold waters? Here you can live your dream. While you enjoy rafting, you can also witness this activity, and soothe each and every segment of the body, with the hold water of Ganges. If you are an adventure junkie, then you know where you have to go for a spectacular experience of body surfing!

Location: This can be enjoyed at the Ganges and is mostly included in rafting package.

Timings: One can enjoy this from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM in the evening.

Price: Starts from INR 1,000 onwards.

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With a a wide list of adventures, here one can also enjoy a fun-filled activity, Zorbing. Take your friends along and roll in an air-filled ball on the greens of Gharwal Himalayas. Though this is a milder version when it comes to listing the adventure activities in here, but it is often witnessed by people of all ages.

Location: This can be witnessed in the Shivpuri range.

One can enjoy this from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM in the evening.

Starts from INR 500 onwards.

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Powered Paragliding in Rishikesh
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₹5,490 ₹4,390
Location: Rajas Airfield, Mazari Grante, Doiwala

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Rishikesh is one of the hubs of adventure activities in North India. This powered paragliding in Rishikesh is a great activity to get that adrenaline rush and fly beyond the skies. Powered Paragliding is an exceptional experience of adventure as you glide in the air with the help of a parachute that is propelled by the help of a motorized fan. It flies at an average height ranges between 500-1500 feet at an average speed of 40-60 km per hour. The flight path is specially designed by the flying experts that offer some of the best views of the hills and the far off Himalayas.

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Kitty Hawk: 10-12 mins flight
Explorer: 18-22 mins flight
Valley Expedition: 30-35 mins flight

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Morning Timings: 6.00 A.M to 9.00 A.M  
Evening Timings: 4.00 P.M to 6.00 P.M

How to reach?
The flight site is located around 25 Km from the Rishikesh Bus Station and can be reached by a private cab.

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E- Bike Tour of Rishikesh, Flat 15% off
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₹1,059 ₹900
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Rishikesh,  based in the foothills of Himalayas is considered as one of the most famous tourist destinations in India. Visitors get largely attracted to this place for the divinity of river Ganga and the banks, accompanied with thick green hills and a perfect climate. This charming city in Uttarakhand offers great scope for undergoing a set of fun-filled as well as adventurous activities to the travellers.

About the Activity
With this E-Bike Tour in Rishikesh, you get to witness the eye-pleasing views of the misty location which is surrounded with lush greenery. This activity lets you grasp the soothing breeze of Rishikesh in a different way where you shall be traversing through the nooks and corners of Rishikesh lanes and streets. You shall also be provided with comfortable E-bikes that assist you towards hiking a hill and conquer tough terrain without much hassle and lets you experience a convenient E-Bike City Tour.

The Rishikesh E-Bike Tour begins with the Rajaji National Park Tour which lets you gain glimpses of the wide variety of deers, elephants, along with great flora culture that you witness while riding through the forest floors. You also get a chance to visit and explore Beatles Ashram which holds you mesmerized with soothing music, mandalas, and thoughts. Later you pedal through the Parmarth Niketan where you get to meditate and absorb the immense peace that surrounds the location. After soothing your mind, you stop at Shatrugan Ghat which would let you come across immense calmness. You can detox your mind with a quick yoga session and chant prayers to the Almighty.

You shall be accompanied with the assistance of experienced and trained guides who would let you know about the locations in the best possible way.

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The E-Bike Tour in Rishikesh lets you grab delicious snacks along with the fun-filled activity.

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Camping & Trekking in Rishikesh with Rafting @ Flat 51% off
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  • Rishikesh
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  • Rishikesh
₹1,950 ₹950

Location: Gattu Ghat

Check in: 12:00 PM

Check out: 12:00 PM

This campsite is another example of nature’s perfectness in making things. The campsite is situated on the banks of the tributary of river Ganga, in the Gattu Ghat Region. Once reach to the campsite, stay in senses, because the beauty of the location will surely make one lose them. A river beside  the foreground and a stunning mountain view at the background with lush greenery is a fair explanation of what one will witness. Just 15 minutes walk from the main road and perfect for budget campers, this camp will provide twice the joy in the price of one.

Relax with a drink beside the river bank or play fun games like Badminton, Chess, Ludo and Playing Cards. Enjoy the meals with some music and bonfire and relax, there will be a guided trek to the nearby waterfall. Yes, there is even a waterfall nearby. Trek to the place and one will see how perfect nature is. And the all famous rafting in the Ganga needs no introduction. Feel the adrenaline rafting in the white waters for 16 kms.

How to reach:

The river view camp is just about 11 kms from the Laxman Jhula. Take a personal or shared cab to Mohanchatti, it will drop you at the main road which is a good 15 minute wilderness walk from the campsite

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Valley View Camping Rishikesh | Book & Get 300 Cashback!
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  • Rishikesh
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₹1,300 ₹950
Location : Shivpuri
Check in : 11:00 AM (Day 1)
Check out : 11:00 AM (Day 2)

Rishikesh is easily one of the most adventurous cities in Northern India, owing to the many extreme sports that take place here. And to camp amidst these adventures quite close to the river Ganges is an experience that Rishikesh welcomes its visitors for every day.
The campsite enjoys a spectacular view of the valley that stands right in front of it, making the place all the more beautiful. With the backdrop of a lush green forest, the campsite has a small waterfall nearby to add to the solace of the place. Surrounded by mountains on all sides, the camp has also a great view of the flowing river. With the availability of sports, games, and adventure activities in the region, the stay at this campsite will be full of excitement.

The prime attraction of this experience is the rafting on the River Ganga for about 10-12 km, which comes along with high adrenaline adventure activities like Cliff Jumping and Body Surfing. Apart from this, there are options for games like Volleyball, carrom, chess, and Table tennis on the property.

One can choose from 4 packages:
Swiss tents camping(With or without rafting 10-12 km)
Alpine tents camping(With or without rafting 10-12 km)

How to Reach: 
The campsite is located at a mere distance of about 2 km from the famous Laxman Jhulla in Shivpuri.
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"Nestled in the midst of 9 hills offers breathtaking views of the Ganges. The camping experience is great. Hospitable staff. Food is decent. Weather is great. Its a little far off and drive might be a bit tiring considering lot of stoppages in the road up here due to road construction. If you expect it to be along the river on a beach then you shall be disappointed. In fact its located at a steep height from the road and for guys from the plains it shall be a pretty steep climb of 50 odd steps with luggage. For the price it offers a lovely memory. "
31 August 2019
Camp located around hills which gave such a amazing view.. Gaurav and staff was so good..and so helpful and make us comfort so we can enjoy our full. Food, camp, cleaning and view all are amazing.. Thank you guyz..the camping was unforgettable for me and my friends..
25 June 2015
The trekking experience was fine and good. To be honest, the trek was really good. We had a great time. It was one of the really nice treks that I have had.
13 June 2015
We were hoping to feel tired and worn out but surprisingly despite the tough trek it was nice and enjoyable and we were with high energy levels even after the trek. This was definitely a nice trekking experience. We had some great memories to take back home and share. I really loved the whole travel too as it was a road trip for us.
10 April 2015
I am out of words. This was a great trekking in Uttarakhand. The place is splendid and classy beauty. This is what a perfect vacation looks like.
13 March 2020
It was a wonderful experience of my life. They provide you with a camera with which you can record your video while enjoying this swing. The staff was great and provided us with a brief intro session. After that, you will be taken towards the platform and the scariest thing was the moment you jumped from the platform. It was a breathtaking experience.
07 March 2020
This place is away from the city. So, it was a long road trip to reach there but luckily we have our tickets booked in advance. I booked these tickets for my family with the help of Thrillophilia. Due to advance booking, we were not concerned about the adventure. After reaching there the staff took a brief session and then we enjoyed this activity.
22 February 2020
I booked this adventure in advance from Thrillophilia with the help of Sandeep. He was great and provided me with a great deal for my group. I want to say that this adventure was value for money adventure. Breathtaking.
01 March 2020
It was an amazing experience, we were 6 so we opted for Tandem Flying fox from Thrillophilia, there we don’t have to wait just show them the voucher and its your turn to fly. Such a beautiful activity in this beautiful city, really awesome view we get while having it. Must try Highly recommended.
06 March 2020
We booked our flying fox experience from Thrillophilia, extremely wonderful and so adventurous that we enjoyed a lot, also it was budget-friendly because of the discount so we all did it. You can’t afford to miss this while visiting Rishikesh. The staff here is friendly and briefed us before starting it. Good to go.

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  1. What are the adventure sports to do in Rishikesh in Winters?

    Here are some of the adventure sports to do in Rishikesh in the winter months:

    1. River Rafting: Rishikesh is one of the most renowned places for trying out white water rafting. It is affordable as well as a thrilling activity to try out.

    2. Overnight Camping: Camping in Rishikesh in the midst of alluring meadows and verdant suburbs will be a great adventure activity to carry out.

    3. Bungee Jumping: Jump off from great heights with a rope tied to you to hold you hanging in the air to relive your adrenaline rush.

    4. Flying Fox: You can try this activity in Rishikesh in which you will descend the valley hanging onto a rope. You can try out this activity in pairs as well.
  2. Is Rishikesh safe for adventure sports?

    Yes, Rishikesh is very safe for carrying out adventure sports. It is one such place in India that is home to a wide range of adventure activities. All these activities are carried out under the strict supervision of expert guides. You can call for help immediately if at all you face any inconveniences.
  3. What is the best time to visit Rishikesh for adventure activities?

    The best time to visit Rishikesh for adventure activities is from the month of September to the month of November and again from the month of March to the month of May. In this period of time, you can try out various adventure sports.
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  6. What are the best adventure activities to do in Rishikesh?

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    1. River Rafting at Flat 14% Off
    2. Bungee Jumping at Flat 30% Off
    3. Flying Fox at Flat 30% Off
    4. Giant Swing at Flat 30% Off
    5. Camping at Flat 30% Off
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  7. Which are the best places to visit near Rishikesh?

    Explore these places near Rishikesh to satiate the hunger of the traveler in you with splendid weather and beauty.

    1. Haridwar: 20 km from Rishikesh
    2. Dehradun46 km from Rishikesh
    3. Kanatal81 km from Rishikesh
    4. Dhanaulti: 103 km from Rishikesh
    5. Mussoorie: 77 km from Rishikesh
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    With Umpteem number of resorts in Rishikesh, get spoilt for choices with Up to 50% Off. Click here to check out the existing offer.

    Aalia on the Ganges -  Starting from INR 13,500
    2. Glasshouse on the Ganges - Starting from INR 9,000
    3. Atali Ganga - Starting from INR 13,000
    4. Mahayana Resort & Spa - Starting from INR 11,000
    5. Aranya River Retreat - Starting from INR  6,000

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