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What You Should Know More About Camping in Rishikesh
Though adventure lovers and nature enthusiasts visit all year round the best time to visit Rishikesh for camping is early summer and post monsoon i.e. February to mid-May and September to November.
It is the time when the Himalayan snow begins to melt and pleasant weather prevails all around and nature adorns itself with lush attire.
Rishikesh is located in the foothills of the Himalayas, in the northern state of Uttrakhand. It is 242 km from Delhi via NH 334. It is 25 km north of Haridwar and 43 km southeast of the state capital Dehradun. You can reach Rishikesh by air, train or bus.
Places like Shivpuri, Brahmpuri, Marine Drive and Kaudiyala offer the most wonderful camping sites, where you may enjoy quality time with family and friends while enjoying the scenic beauty and reconnecting with nature.
The recently opened campsites in these places are Aspen Adventure Camp, Camp Wildex bordered by Rajaji National park on either side, Red Chilli Beach Camp known for its well-experienced guides which offer better commitment and utmost safety of participants, Camp Aqua Terra, an ideal holiday retreat and Ravers Beach Camp, a common destination among those who travel for adventure and some action are some of the primary options on the list.
You can also camp on the bank of the Ganga river or Camp Roller Coaster that offer a fun filled outdoor experience. There are many camps in Rishikesh like Camp River Zone, Camp 5 Elements, Adventure Inn, Leopard Beach Tent Camp, Byasi Beach Camp etc. to name a few more.
Cost of camping depends on the type of camp and the number of people sharing the camp. For eg. Triple / quad tents are shared by up to 19 people, then price per head would be INR 1400 (with activities) and INR 1100(without activities).
And if twin sharing occurs between 2-10 people, price ranges from INR 1900 on a weekend and INR 1400 on weekdays (with activities) and INR 1600 and INR 1100 respectively (without activities).
Rishikesh is one of the prime spots for camping in the Himalayan region. Who wouldn’t love the idea of spending a night under billions of stars in the lap of nature? Since Rishikesh radically defines the beauty of nature and is loved by all.
Rishikesh isn’t just a spiritual destination but is renowned for the adventurous activities it holds. This multihued destination, with abundant nature and a charming quiet vibe, is no doubt one of the best places to be visited for camping.
Yes, of course. It’s a perfect place to explore adventure as it takes you to secret cave explorations, high waterfall splash, body surfing etc. due to its modest elevation you can enjoy cool sunny days and cool plunges in the river.
Here you’ll get to live in alpine tents on the beach, enjoy delicious Kumaoni meal in the village and sleep every night under the star clustered night along with campfires on the beach.
Yes! It’s really safe and that’s because so many travelling organizations arrange camping sessions along with the various adventurous activities. Camps are put up at decent places which are safe from wildlife attacks and where resources are easily available.
Camping brings you an opportunity of staying amidst the emerald beauty and tranquility of nature. The appeal and magnificence of Rishikesh, the powerful Himalayas and the sputtering Ganges makes it a hotspot for the adventure addicts.
Be it trekking, white water rafting, kayaking, the city offers mind boggling run down of choices and goals. Quite naturally travel freaks love to visit Rishikesh to admire nature and to experience various adventurous activities.
For them, camping here is a must. And it isn’t just them. So many families come to Rishikesh to spend quality time together in the lap of nature.
There are forest camps and riverside/beach camps based on the activities organised for its participants. Most of the camps are makeshift to give a true experience of adventure.
Other kind of camps for families or couples are bamboo tents, thatched huts and concrete cottages which also have adventure activity packages as part of the experience.
Yes, it’s really safe to travel solo and camp in Rishikesh. Lots of solo women travel here and there have hardly been any complains of eve-teasing etc.
Food that is locally available will be provided to you. You’ll get both veg and non-veg food depending on your preference.
The most primary activity is carrying out chores like building a campfire and cooking in it. Apart from that you can indulge in adventure activities in Rishikesh like:
In some of the camping packages, it is included but not in all.
No, you should not, since most of the campsites prohibit it but if they do not, then, you should avoid it
For luxury camping, you’ll have well maintained washrooms at both forest and beach campsites.
Beach camp is near a water body while jungle camp is within the forest surrounded by trees from all sides. Due to its lower altitude, the temperature around beach camps is moderate.
You can enjoy sunny beaches and swim in the cold water of the river while in the jungle, you will be surrounded by icy cold peaks and flamboyant green cover. Life is easier, more fun filled near the beach while it’s difficult but thrilling in the jungle.
Mobile network of different private companies isn’t always available. But BSNL provides coverage in most areas and is pretty consistent.
Depends on the type of tent. It’s mostly available in riverside/beach camps but it isn’t always available in remote areas of the jungle.
No, playing loud music is strictly prohibited. You are expected to enjoy the calm and serene environment of the place, listening to the sound of birds, observing the sound of gushing water, and by letting yourself indulge in the music of nature you'll gradually find peace here.
Most of the adventure activities are included as part of the camping package but you can also book your accommodation separately and then choose the activities of your choice.
Here are some of the major tourist attractions in Rishikesh:
Traveller Tales from Rishikesh
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 ...
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.
06 November 2015
Trek To Chandrashila Peak Via Tungnath was one of the good treks that I have ever been on in the past few years. Preiously, there were not these many treks. In the past few years, Indian Travel industr...
16 May 2015
WOW! Yes, the trekking was just wow. I had a really nice time with the trek. I loved it completely. I am spellbound by the fact that this trek was inexpensive yet so brilliantly. I recommend this to al
15 December 2015
Gangotri Trek To The Source of Ganga is an amazing and out of the world experience. As a traveller, Gangotri trek is something that I always wanted to take. It is a really tough trek and it is even con...
18 March 2017
Rishikesh was planned in January with a group of 7 in mind, but unfortunately, only 3 of us could make it. We were on the verge of canceling the trip, but Mrinal suggested otherwise and egged us on to ...
02 April 2017
We planned a spontaneous adventure trip to Rishikesh in the month of march. It was a complete fun experience and very well organized.The camp is located 30 kms from Rishikesh, but it more then makes up...
20 June 2018
My experience of camping and rafting in Rishikesh is so movie-like. I went in the month of April just after my final semester exams and my decision of solo traveling couldn’t have been any less adventu...
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