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Visit the adventure capital of India, the marvelous and thrilling city of Rishikesh on your next vacation with your friends and family! The 'Gateway to the Garhwal Himalayas', Rishikesh is located at the base of the Himalayas and is blessed with the gorgeous, thundering river of Ganga, the popular trek friendly rugged terrains, challenging peaks, strenuous rapids and dense forests! If you are an ardent traveler, then Rishikesh makes for one of the most ideal weekend getaways near Delhi.
Being one of the holiest cities in India, Rishikesh is quite famous for its scenic landscape and serves as a gateway to other important religious centers such as Kedarnath, Badrinath, Gangotri and Yamunotri. The adventurer paradise is a happening hub of many ancient temples and attractions such as Gita Bhawan, Laxman Jhula, Bharat Mandir, Neelkanth Mahadev, Swarga Ashram, Triveni Ghat amongst others! Grab your cameras and adventure gear and head to Rishikesh for an adventure packed holiday!
Distance from Delhi: 228km
Best time to visit: Throughout the year
Attractions: Triveni Ghat, Ram and Lakshman Jhula, Neelkanth Mahadev Temple and Vashista Cave
Activities: River Rafting, Bungee Jumping, Camping, Rappelling, Rock Climbing and Trekking
Annoy Tibba is a trekkers
delight. Despite the fact that it is a moderately obscure trail close Mussoorie
it can without much of a stretch be viewed as one of the greatest weekend treks
that you can do out of Delhi. For the individuals who need to stroll in the backwoods,
ascend to 10,000 feet, see snow clad mountains and camp under starry night
skies the Nag Tibba trek is simply great. It presents dazzling perspectives of
Bandarpoonch top, the Gangotri gathering of tops, Kedarnath crest in the north,
Doon valley and the snow tops of Chanabang.
Annoy Tibba is otherwise called Serpent's Peak. It is the most elevated top (9915 ft) in the Nagtibba scope of the Garhwal Himalayas and is said to be the dwelling place Nag Devta. The trek takes you through thick woods rich in greenery. The benefit of this trek is that you can achieve the base of the Nagtibba range by jeep. This makes it conceivable to do it over a weekend.
Highlights – Trekking, Camping, Hiking
Location - Uttrakhand
Difficulty Level: Average
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What You Should Know More About Things To Do in Rishikesh
Popularly known as the ‘Gateway to the Garhwal Himalayas’ and the ‘Yoga capital of the world’, this city in the northern state of Uttrakhand, lies on the foothills of Himalayas besides Ganges River.
Since May June here is quite hot, late September to mid-November and March to early May is the best time to visit.
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.
Depends on what activities you want to pursue. This charming city on the foothills of Himalayas, offer adventure lovers a plethora of exciting activities amidst the tranquility and gushing sound of crystal clear waters.
A week would be enough if you want to try most of the adventures activities in Rishikesh like river rafting, cliff jumping, rappelling, kayaking, bungee jumping etc and you’re not hard pressed for time.
However, if you’re in a hurry, one day is enough to touch the most important sites. I’d suggest you should enjoy your stay here for 2-3 days, visiting various temples and ashrams, in this revered religious destination.
From adventure activities to temple pilgrimages and a quiet life for travellers, there are many tourists attractions in Rishikesh that will excite you.
Yes, you can do river rafting in Rishikesh. Over here, it’s a fantastic opportunity to raft down river Ganga. Experiencing distinctive thrill, savoring the gentle touch of shining blue water, enjoying the freshness of the surrounding woods while moving across the unstable rapids, gives you your dose of adrenaline and an experience to cherish forever.
It can be done at Camp River Zone, Rishikesh River Rafting Tours, Hill Wars Adventure, Outbound Adventure etc. Famous rafting sites are from Kaudiyala, Marine drive, Brahmpuri and Shivpurito Rishikesh.
750/- per person for 24 kms and 1850/- per person for 36 kilometers which includes cliff jumping and body surfing. Rates may vary w.r.t. the organization you’ve contacted.
90% of the times, yes! The remaining 10% is highly unpredictable and beyond human control or predictions.
A normal raft can easily handle up to 6-8 people. However, it totally depends on the size of the raft and the route you to choose.
Yes, there are plenty. Since camping brings you an opportunity of staying amidst the emerald beauty and tranquility of nature, you should definitely try it.
Places like Shivpuri, Brahmpuri, Marine Drive and Kaudiyala offer the most wonderful camping sites in Rishikesh, where you may enjoy quality time with family and friends while enjoying the scenic beauty and reconnecting with nature.
Yes, there are many. This tourist attraction has recently become very popular for beach camping at locations like: Marine Drive, Brahmpuri, Byasi, Shivpuri, Kaudiyala and Sinthali.
These camps let you enjoy white water rafting, rock climbing, jungle walk, cliff hanging, mountain trekking etc.
Camping Trek, Tea house trek are the common types of treks in Rishikesh.
Yes. Rishikesh isn’t just a holy town where pilgrims throng, but is renowned among adventure seekers.
Rappelling is a very exciting and exotic adventure sport, in which you’ll be descending the terrain from a height. You’ll need a good instructor and best equipments for a safe, fun-filled experience.
The best place for rappelling in Rishikesh would be the famous Shivalik Himalayas which have steep cliffs and a charming landscape.
Yes, the Himalayan town of Rishikesh is a preferred destination for rock climbing in India. Yes, it’s safe as it's done in the supervision of technically qualified extreme adventure sports experts with a proper gear to ensure safety.
Yes, before the take you out for rock climbing, a basic session is organized which helps you understand the basic techniques of this adventure sport. Rock climbing isn’t just about physical strength but it’s about controlling your mind. The basic training includes top roping, easy bouldering and lead climbing.
Jumping from a tall structure while being connected to a large elastic cord, is one of the most exciting adventure sport, Rishikesh is famous for. The thrill comes from free falling and the rebound.
You can do Bungee jumping at Mohan Chatti near Rishikesh. It’s the highest fixed platform for Bungee Jumping. Jumping Heights Bungee Bridge is another famous spot.
Normal Bungee Jumping costs around 3500 per person while the cost of combos like bungee with swing and bungee with flying fox ranges from 4500-6000.
No, you’d do it at your own risk and it’s obviously not advisable. Further, you’re prohibited from jumping or flying if you have heart conditions, back or neck injury, recent fracture or dislocation, high BP, neurological disorders, epilepsy, osteoporosis etc. and any other relevant condition.
Especially above the age of 40, you’re obliged to inform the crew and may be allowed to jump at their discretion.
Yes, you can do kayaking. In fact kayaking in Rishikesh has achieved much admiration among adventure freaks from all over the globe. River Ganges tenders many superb rapids to commence on the kayaking expedition.
So with the essential apparatus(life jacket, kayak boat, helmet and paddle) you can easily do it. Kayak School and Expeditions and Red Chilli Adventure etc. arrange kayaking experiences.
Children may do mountain biking, flying fox, bungee jumping, Giant Swing and River Rafting etc. It’s safe and is done under expert supervision.
Haridwar, Kanatal, TehriGarhwal, Devprayag, Rajaji National Park, Dhanaulti, Chamba.
Yes, it’s really safe to travel solo. Lots of solo women travel here and there have hardly been any complains of eve-teasing etc.
ParmarthNiketan Ashram and TriveniGhat are famous for evening aarti.
Yeah, you can swim if you want to just be careful because the flow of water is high. You’ve travelled closer to the origin of Ganga where water is extremely clear.
Pollution in the mountains is far less than the city (almost negligible) so there are no reasons to avoid taking a dip in holy waters of Ganga that are believed to purge your soul.
Traveller Tales From Rishikesh
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...
02 July 2017
It was just an amazing and trilling experience as the name thrillophilia.. Waoooo Wanna do it once again.. It was safe and crew was experienced Bungy jump from 83 mtrs. taked me to the next level..
11 January 2018
"u fly for that split seconds with the anxiety and bloody rushing head on into the fall and suddenly that pull !!what a thrill !! amazing experience would really love another jump in the future !! "
11 January 2017
Hy this is Anshuka and this rating is for Thrillophilla. We had a great pleasure their at Hideaway Camp. The Place was seriously so beautiful and i visited their for the first in the month of December ...
16 December 2016
I'm giving this rating for Thrillophilia and for our tour operator Deepak. We had a very good experience, camping and the activities that they have planned and suggested. We have booked camp through...
03 December 2017
"Guys who are reading this , you need safety kayaks when rafting. Obviously Rescue is faster with kayaks.what nobody realizes is , that having kayaks give you more freedom to float around and swim in w...
15 December 2015
Amazing experience of falling down from the height of 83mt. I also got the video of my jump and certificate of dare to jump. Instructors are very professional and gave me tips on how to jump. Really lo...
03 December 2015
adventurous, thrilling, scary, amazing,,,,these are few names which i would like to give to this awesome bungee jumping. the guide explained us everything, from safety tips to the gear explanations. It...
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