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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 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.
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 industry is booming, and there are a lot of new trekking spots. However, one must pick these wisely. Some spots are awesome, while some are just boring. This trek in Uttarakhand is a traveller’s heaven. I had a plenty of plans for my travel and the trek was the highlight of my travel. It has varied sightseeing and trekking options. The state is best to take long vacations to.
19 November 2015
Many Many thanks to our tour guide whole instriction made this long trip possible. i miss my camping moments at bhagwabasa and ali bugyal... i was so relaxed there... magnificient mountain views followed me everywhere but when we reached roopkund, the peaks were damn beautiful....the roopkund lake was frozen too. one of the best ever experience of my life.
01 March 2016
I had a nice time during the Kuari Pass trekking. This trekking was a lot of fun and it was very interesting. Also, the camping done was very relaxing and rejuvenating in between. It was planned trek and our trek leader was amazing. He made sure that we are enjoying the trek and shared lot of his trekking stories with us.
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 all trek and travel lovers.
28 October 2015
wao this heavenly place has many stories associated with it, like the british mountaineer discovered it and wrote his book valley of flowers, which is very famous among the international tourists. one woman name Miss Margaret Lague came to see this valley and ahe was tryinv to pluck a flower but unfortunately she got slipped and fell in the valley and died. in her memory there is a tombstone on hwr grave and all people who visits this valley of flowers must visit this tombstone. The local guide explores all other details of the flowers and the valley. Well it is a one day trip and people having time must come and witness the heaven on earth.
12 September 2013
Our trip started from Haridwar from where drove to Joshimath. In between we had seen confluence of rivers which was amazing. Our trekking expedition started from day 2 from Dhak village. 4th day trek was very challenging as we trekked for 15 kms to Kauri Pass. Camping arrangement for very good and sleeping were of good quality. Terrain is tough so make sure you carry good trekking shoes.
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