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Best Things To Do in Rishikesh

If you like exploring beautiful places and like the thrill of adventure, Rishikesh is the ideal destination to visit for your next holiday. Famously known as the Gateway to the Garhwal mountains, It is famous for its mountainous backdrop with the glistening Ganges adding to the charm and also there are wonderful places to visit in Rishikesh which garnishes its essence. It is one of the most sought-after holiday destinations in India and the mesmerizing scenery presents a perfect tourist destination to revive your senses and go back with a rejuvenating experience. The serene ambiance has contributed the nickname of ‘the world capital of yoga’ to Rishikesh as it witnesses millions of tourists who come here to meditate and get closer to the ultimate goal of attaining moksha. Rishikesh is also full of nerve-wracking adventures that will keep your heart racing. The wide variety of adventure sports has given the sobriquet of Adventure Capital of India to Rishikesh. The city of Rishikesh has something for everyone with a fusion of piousness and thrill. With the best things to do in Rishikesh, you will end up craving for more of this enchanting destination.


There are so many things to do in Rishikesh for every traveler, from laid-back activities to tasks full of thrill and ecstasy. Adventure seekers can go for incredible river rafting, parasailing, kayaking, camping, Adrenaline rushing bungee jumping and flying fox in Rishikesh. The devout traveler can take a dip in the holy Ganges and explore the colorful Hindu festivals. You can shop handicrafts and famous handloom products or enjoy a sumptuous meal by the river. If you are seeking relaxation, visit or attend a yoga class and forget the worries of your life. Witness the grand evening Ganga Aarti listening to the chants of Hindu prayers that refreshes your soul or go camping in the midst of Rishikesh. As there are plenty of activities to do in Rishikesh, it truly deserves to be on your bucket list to satiate your wanderlust. Here are some of the best holiday packages compiling the most wonderful and best things to do in Rishikesh on a vacation.

Popular Packages

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Rishikesh Rafting and Camping 2D 1N ₹ 3500 5.0 star View Details
Kunjapuri Trek in Rishikesh Flat 25% Off 10 Hrs ₹ 1320 5.0 star View Details
Rishikesh Daredevil Tour: Rafting and Bungee Jumping Combo 3D 2N ₹ 7500 5.0 star View Details
E- Bike Tour of Rishikesh, Flat 15% off 4 Hrs ₹ 900 4.0 star View Details
Riverside Camping in Rishikesh With Rafting Flat 25% Off 2D 1N ₹ 1680 5.0 star View Details
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    Rishikesh Rafting and Camping
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    Rafting in Rishikesh is one of the nest adventures in the area and is one of the most adventure sports in the entire country. Experiencing a large footfall of adventure lovers throughout the year, this tour takes you to the most famous and grandest rafting camps in the r...

    Multiple fun filled activities!

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    Kunjapuri Trek in Rishikesh Flat 25% Off
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    About the activity: - Experience a tranquil trekking experience from the Kunjapuri Temple back to Rishikesh Town after spending an amazing time looking at the amazing mountain ranges of the Himalayas.- Start early morning by getting picked up from your hotel and drive to...

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    Rishikesh Daredevil Tour: Rafting and Bungee Jumping Combo
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    Pickup and drop point: Haridwar Bus Stand/ Railway StationAbout the Tour : Rishikesh is Uttarakhand’s adventure hub and enjoying it to the best possible extent is easily possible with a comprehensive Rishikesh tour package. This package aims to provide you with a careful...

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    E- Bike Tour of Rishikesh, Flat 15% off
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    h4 Hours

    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. Th...

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    Riverside Camping in Rishikesh With Rafting Flat 25% Off
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    d2 Days n1 Night

    About the Activity:- Rishikesh is the most adventurous getaway in the state of Uttarakhand, as well as in entire North India. This experience of camping in Rishikesh will be one of the most memorable time spent here, especially with the adventure of rafting thrown in the...

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    Camping on Banks of Ganga, Rishikesh with Rock Climbing and Rappeling
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    d2 Days n1 Night

    About the Activity:- Rishikesh is one of the most adventurous locations in the country, owing to the many amazing adventure sports that find their home here. This campsite brings all these elements together and creates the best kind of effect to give you the best kind of...

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    Delicious Rishikesh Food Walk Tour
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    About Rishikesh:Rishikesh is a royal destination and for centuries it is known for its rich and yummy food culture. The Himalayan peaks and gushing rivers are not alone here but we are also fortunate that this rich food culture is preserved in the form of small food join...

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    Tethered Hot Air Ballooning Experience
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    About the Activity:- Rishikesh is one of the most adventurous cities in northern India and this tethered Hot Air Ballooning in the city gives you a panoramic view of the region.- Get a panoramic view of the Shivalik Valley while the balloon is tethered to the ground with...

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    2500


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    River View Camping in Rishikesh With Rafting Flat 31% Off
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    d2 Days n1 Night

    About the Activity:- Rafting and Camping in Rishikesh are the greatest sources of adventure in the city, a grand reason for which the people from all over the world come to enjoy a getaway here.- This majestic campsite with a breathtaking view of the river is one of the ...

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    Full Day Rishikesh Sightseeing Tour - Flat 25% Off
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    h12 Hours

    About the Activity:- One of the most adventurous and yet spiritual towns in northern India, Rishikesh is located on the foothills of the Himalayas in the state of Uttarakhand. This full day sightseeing tour of the city of Rishikesh will showcase some of the greatest attr...

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    Spiritual Walk Tour in Rishikesh With Ganga Aarti
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    h2 Hours

    About Rishikesh:Rishikesh is a royal destination with Himalayan peaks and gushing rivers, that attracts thousands from all over the world to offer pilgrim and delve in adventure activities like rafting, camping, hiking, trekking etc.About the Activity:Starting Point: Sit...

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    Powered Paragliding in Rishikesh
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    About the Activity:- 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.- You will be taken on a specified itinerary above the hills, witnessing some of the b...

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    Joshimath
    d7 Days n6 Nights

    About the Activity: Pangarchulla Peak Climb, Joshimath is one riveting trek that has been known for enticing trekkers from all over the world. One of the most fascinating thing about this unique trek is its well-rounded trail that provides you with a fun-filled tre...

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    About the activity: Experience a waterfall rappelling session on your next visit to the hilly terrains of Rishikesh and get your friends and family along. Strap the ropes onto your body and spiral down from the waterfalls gradually as the water hits you from above, makin...

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    h2 Hours

    About the activity: Experience a grueling session of mountain biking with your friends and family in the cold, winter environs of Rishikesh and explore the great outdoors. Participate in an exciting array of adventure activities like kayaking and rappelling at an extra c...

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Attractions

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Lakshman Jhula

Rishikesh is not only about religious beliefs, ghats or temples; within this ancient city, you can also witness some of the architectural marvels and structures as well! One such structure, the Lakshman Jhula, which is also one of the not to be missed places to visit in Rishikesh, is a suspension bridge that connects Tehri and Pauri districts of Uttarakhand.

The existence of this bridge dates back to the age of Ramayana. According to the legends, Lakshman; brother of Lord Rama, crossed the holy Ganga River at this spot over a jute bridge. Centuries after this pious incident, a 284ft hanging bridge was built in the same spot by Rai Bahadur Surajmal Jhunjhunwala.

However, the bridge got washed away during the epidemic flood of 1924, and later, a pillar-less suspension bridge was erected at the same spot. The architecture brilliance of Lakshman Jhula and its proximity to several sacred places make it one of the most visited tourist places in Rishikesh.

Also check the detailed guide of rafting through the Ganges !
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Deoria Chandrashila Trek

Deoriatal is maybe the main trek on our rundown that gives most extreme returns for the exertion put in. There are three things that are truly staggering about the Deoriatal to Chandrashila top trek. In any case, Deoriatal has the best backwoods trek amongst all our treks. On the off chance that you take the area between Deoriatal lake and Bhrujgali camp, it is infrequently shocking to envision the amount of assortment wildernesses can be in.

There are segments with thick lush trees, there are greenery secured trails through concealing passages and there are trails that weave through clearings in the wildernesses. Also, we camp blast amidst the woodland in a completely open clearing at Rohini Bugyal.

Highlights - Trekking, Rafting, Camping

Location - Uttarakhand, India

Difficulty Level: High


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Swarga Ashram

Nestled amidst Lakshman Jhula and Rishikesh on the left bank of the Ganges and the foothills of the mighty Himalayas, the ambience that exists in Swarga Ashram is truly heavenly! While the picturesque surroundings of the ashram contributes much to its tranquil atmosphere, the devotion and spirituality that exists here makes it a paradise for those who seek mental peace and tranquillity!

The epicentre of yoga and meditation within the Garhwal gateway, it is among the most scenic and pleasant places to visit in Rishikesh. Established by Swami Atma Prakash, it can also be called as the home of the homeless, the abode of the needy and a place to relinquish the mind from all the miseries of the society. It offers living spaces to more than 100 people along with offering them free food and other kitchen facilities. A library in Swarga Ashram offers free education on religion and culture to the visitors.

It also has a hospital that offers free treatment to all the saints, pilgrims and others alike. You can reach this divine ashram either by a boat ride through the holy Ganges or by crossing the Ram Jhula. The ashram also has several shopping complexes that sells religious commodities, cultural books, ayurvedic shops, eateries and lot more.
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Ram Jhula

Another architectural marvel in the yoga capital of India, Ram Jhula is an important landmark of the city and is also one of the sought after Rishikesh tourist places. Located only 3km from the heart of the city, this 450ft suspension bridge connects the banks of the Ganges with Shivananda and Swarga ashrams at both of its end.

Also known as the 'Shivananda Jhula', this magnificent bridge was built during the late 80s by the regional government; the contribution of Shivananda Ashram Divine Life Society is very significant in the construction of Ram Jhula. Like the Lakshman Jhula, it was also once a jute bridge and serves as an important name in the list of places to visit in Rishikesh.

While crossing the bridge, you can enjoy the panoramic views of the Ganges and for the nature photographers, it serves as an ideal destination to click some amazing pictures!
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Neelkanth Mahadev Temple

One of the not to be missed places to visit near Rishikesh, Neelkanth Mahadev Temple is around 32km from the city limits and is located at a height of 1,330m above the sea level in the Pauri Garhwal district of Uttarakhand. Among all the temples dedicated to Lord Shiva, this temple holds a major prominence among the devotees.

Tucked between the pictorial valleys of Manikot, Brahmakot and Vishnukot, the heart-warming surrounding of this sacred temple owes to its popularity among all the Rishikesh tourist places. With Lord Shiva, who is also known as 'Neelkanth' or the 'Blue Throated One' as the main deity, the peak of the temple is adorned with sculptures of both the Gods and the Asuras.

It is said that during 'samudramanthan'; or while both the Gods and Asuras were churning out the ocean bed to obtain the holy 'amrita' or the 'nectar of immortality, Lord Shiva drank the poison that evolved from the sea. This turned his throat blue, and thus he was named as Neelkanth, and is worshipped in this temple in the form of a 'shivalinga'. Devotees visit this sacred temple throughout the day and takes a bath in the natural spring in the main complex before offering puja to the main deity.
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Ganga Aarti at Triveni Ghat

Not a lot of places in Rishikesh can boast the peace and calm that one experiences at Triveni Ghat and that is saying a lot. Ganga Aarti at Triveni Ghat is a tranquil and peaceful experience that is sure to fill you with a sense of calm and quiet introspection. 

The Ganga Aarti is performed as a mark of respect and devotion to Goddess Ganga and is attended by hundreds and thousands of locals and tourists every day. After sunset, the ghat lights up with the light from the lamps that are set afloat on leaf boats after the Aarti. It is truly a sight to behold and the power of spirituality can be truly understood and experienced making it a must thing to do in Rishikesh.

Best Season: The Aarti is performed throughout the year.

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Triveni Ghat

Situated on the banks of the holy Ganges, Triveni Ghat is among the most magnetic places to visit in Rishikesh. The confluence point of three of the most sacred rivers in Hindu mythology: Ganga, Yamuna and Saraswathi, this ghat is considered as the most pious among all the other ghats within the vicinity.

According to the legends, the water of this ghat has the magical power of purifying one's heart and soul, and make it free from all the sins. Devotes from every corner of the country throngs Triveni Ghat and takes a dip with utmost devotion and faith. Come morning, you can witness them offering milk to the river, performing 'Surya Namaskar' and feeding the fishes around the ghat. By evening, this auspicious ghat turns into a riot of colours as it is time of the 'Maha Aarti' or the aarti to Mother Ganga.

Priest and the devotees perform several rituals during this sacred event, and offers lamps clad with flowers and incense stick to the Goddess as mark of their gratitude and devotion. The melodious hymns of the temple bells and the shanks can be heard everywhere, and the entire vicinity turns into a plethora of colour during this time. The peace and devotion that exists during the aarti makes Triveni Ghar one of the must visit Rishikesh tourist places.
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Neer Gaddu Waterfall

Situated around 6km from Tapovan, Neer Gaddu Waterfall in Rishikesh is a true delight for the visitors! Shallow pool, cascading waters and the bountiful beauty around the waterfall makes it one of the picturesque places that cannot be missed at any cost. Located within 5km from Lakshman Jhula, this gorgeous cascade can be easily reached from Rishikesh Market and the climb to it is also very easy; only 2km uphill walk and you can have a tryst with its immaculate beauty and charm!

Hidden away from most of the crowd, the cascade offers an extremely salubrious and calm ambience around. For the peace and tranquillity seekers, it proves to be an ideal destination. The nature lovers can also spend some of the most wonderful times while adoring and embracing its gorgeousness. For those, who like to capture every moment with their lenses, Neer Gaddu Waterfall proves to be a heaven and offers ample of opportunities to click a masterpiece!

Also check the most startling Camps in Rishikesh that can rejuvenate the trip!

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Traveller Tales From Rishikesh

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NIKETH MENON

03 March 2019

"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 ...

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Nayanav Das

23 April 2019

Thrillophilia provides accurate information. Me and my sister went to rishikesh and we booked a 2 days 1 night camp package which included rafting. The service was amazing, food was awesome and the sta...

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Ravideep Singh

29 July 2019

1. Make sure you think of a way to reach from Rishikesh to the Camp Location. We had to take a cab in Rs.1500+200AC charges. 2. Food is amazing, People were great. 3. Pool party at night was Li...

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Vandana Rawat

19 June 2019

"it was awesome experience."

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Debosmitaa Sanyal

06 June 2019

The view is amazing. It is surprisingly calm and serene. The food is delicious. The staff is the best crew I've ever met they'll attend to all your needs and take the best care of you. the tents are re...

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konark sharma

03 June 2019

"great experience.....budget camp in rishikesh "

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Vivekananda M

26 February 2019

"The place was neat and clean! Staff were kind and generous! Food was delicious! Trekking to near by waterfall was fun! Rafting which was arranged was fantastic and most experience! Over all 5/5."

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Christy Rajan

04 February 2019

Simply amazing! Our guide Ravinder (Rabba) was exceptionally knowledgeable, polite, friendly, and professional. We tried the 16km run and hoping to complete a longer one next time with higher grade rap...

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Suraj Avula

27 January 2019

"A wonderful experience which only can be expressed after witnessing the beauty of the trip. Very neat and very conformable stay. For those who want to booze carry your own bottles. Food is provided an

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What You Should Know More About Things To Do in Rishikesh

  • Q. What is the best time to visit 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.

  • Q. Where is Rishikesh? How can I reach Rishikesh from Delhi? What is the distance?

    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.

     

    • Air: Jolly Grant is the nearest airport to Rishikesh, approximately 15 km away. Multiple direct flights are available from Delhi, making it affordable and faster to fly to the area.
    • Train: From Delhi it is an 8-10 hour journey to Haridwar and then continue on by bus/taxi for about 45 min. A quiet route connects Rishikesh to Haridwar and there are just three slow trains daily, therefore making it a little difficult.
    • Road: From Delhi, it is a 6-7 hour journey and the city is about 230 km away. It is well connected by buses or you can even choose to drive down.

  • Q. What all things I must carry while visiting Rishikesh?

    • Men must carry swimming trunks, while women need not because they can bathe in full clothes in the Ganga River
    • For both extremes of temperature here, you must carry a down jacket, warm pullover, warm pants, light loose cotton pants, warm windproof jackets, cotton full sleeve Tees, thermals, light tennis shoes or light rubber sandals.
    • Don’t forget to carry a cap, towel and a washing kit.
    • Tevas, chacos, old sneakers or water shoes for river rafting
    • Proper shoes or hiking boots
    • Sunhat, sunscreen, sunglasses(optional)
    • Reusable shopping bags (it’s a no “plastic bag town”)
    • Water proof camera
    • Flash light with extra batteries
    • Personal first aid kit
    • Insect repellant

  • Q. What is the ideal duration for a holiday in Rishikesh to do various activities?

    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.

  • Q. What places should I visit in Rishikesh?

    From adventure activities to temple pilgrimages and a quiet life for travellers, there are many tourists attractions in Rishikesh that will excite you.

    • TriveniGhat for Ganga Aarti
    • ParmatNiketan Temple
    • LakshmanJhula
    • Ram Jhula
    • NeelkanthMahadev
    • Kunjapuri Devi Temple
    • The Beatles Ashram
    • NeerGarh Waterfalls
    • Jumpin Heights
    • GeetaBhawan
    • Byasi
    • Kaudiyala
    • Bharat mandir
    • Rishi Kund
    • Terahmanzil temple
    • Vashishtha cave
    • Shivananda ashram
    • Nirmal ashram

  • Q. What different activities can be done in Rishikesh?

    • River Rafting
    • Bungee Jumping
    • Luxury Camping
    • Camping
    • Flying Fox
    • Air Safari
    • Giant Swing
    • Body Surfing
    • Rock Climbing
    • Kayaking
    • Rappelling
    • Mountain biking
    • Yoga
    • Beach volleyball

  • Q. Can we river raft in Rishikesh? Where can we do it?

    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.

  • Q. How much will river rafting in Rishikesh cost?

    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.

  • Q. Is it safe to do River rafting in Rishikesh? How many people are there on the raft?

    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.

  • Q. Are there any camping opportunities in Rishikesh?

    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.

  • Q. Are there any river beach camp locations in Rishikesh?

    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.

  • Q. What kind of tents will be provided to us?

    • Dome Tent
    • Quick Pitch Tent
    • Inflatable Tent.
    • Geodesic Tent.
    • Large Family Tent.

  • Q. What kind of trekking options are there in Rishikesh? Which all treks are a must do?

    Camping Trek, Tea house trek are the common types of treks in Rishikesh.

    • Waterfall Trek
    • KedarNath Trek
    • Gaumukh Trek
    • Pindari Glacier
    • Kunjapuri Temple trekking
    • Sukanda Devi Trek
    • Kuari Pass trek
    • Valley of Flowers trek
    • Roopkund trek

  • Q. Can we do Rappelling in Rishikesh? Where we can do it?

    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.

  • Q. Can we do Rock Climbing in Rishikesh? Is it safe? Do they train you before Rock Climbing session?

    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.

  • Q. Where is Bungee Jumping done in Rishikesh? How much it will cost us?

    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.

  • Q. Is Bungee Jumping advisable for the faint hearted?

    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.

  • Q. What things need to kept in mind before doing a bungee jump?

    • Be Confident
    • Don’t Believe In the myths
    • Choose your surroundings with a picturesque environment
    • Wear Comfortable clothes

  • Q. Can we do kayaking in Rishikesh?

    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.

  • Q. What all activities can be done by kids in Rishikesh?

    Children may do mountain biking, flying fox, bungee jumping, Giant Swing and River Rafting etc. It’s safe and is done under expert supervision.

  • Q. Which are some nearby places to visit from Rishikesh?

    Haridwar, Kanatal, TehriGarhwal, Devprayag, Rajaji National Park, Dhanaulti, Chamba.

  • Q. Is it safe to travel Rishikesh for solo female travelers?

    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.

  • Q. Where can we see evening aarti in Rishikesh?

    ParmarthNiketan Ashram and TriveniGhat are famous for evening aarti.

  • Q. Can we swim in Ganges?

    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.

  • Q. Which are the famous yoga ashrams in Rishikesh?

    • ParmarthNiketan
    • Sivananda Ashram
    • Omkarananda Ganga Sadan
    • Shree Mahesh Heritage Meditation School
    • Yoga Niketan Ashram
    • Himalayan Yoga Ashram
    • SaadhnaMandir Ashram
    • Natur-O-ville Vedic Retreat
    • Anand Prakash yoga ashram
    • Phoolchatti