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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 Tours in Rishikesh
Mainly regarded as the pilgrimage centre Rishikesh is also home to many adventurous activities for a long time. From past few years tourists from all over the world have been visiting this city for adventures. Trekking is one of the primary activities where an adventure lover gets to pump up their endurance spirit in the high mountains of Himalayas. Some of the famous trekking tours in Rishikesh are as follows:
Mountains and hilly areas have always been on the list of biking enthusiasts. People who own a bike and are also an adventure lover take biking in hilly areas as a challenge and recreational activity for them. Rishikesh is one such place where one get to enjoy the thrills of biking against the backdrop of the Himalayas and the scenic beauty associated with it.
One can use their own bike or even rent a one and then head to the following places:
The word camping gives every traveller a sense of thrill. The moment we think about camping we imagine about spending nights under the starry moonlit sky, lighting up a bonfire and spending hours singing and talking with our loved ones. Rishikesh also gives the facility of camping around the city. Some of the best camping places in Rishikesh are:
Leaving adventure sports and other activities wildlife safari is one of the activities that one must take up during their visit to Rishikesh. Rishikesh has a very diverse ecosystem consisting of various species of animals, birds, reptiles etc. One can either opt to stay a day in the wildlife sanctuaries or just travel down there or have a safari trip of the whole sanctuary.
Some of the nearby wildlife hotspots are:
Besides action-filled adventure one can also go for sightseeing in this picturesque and holy city. Starting from temples, to river Ganges, to suspension bridges, wildlife sanctuaries there are many interesting places to visit in Rishikesh.
Some of the places that one can go for sightseeing are mentioned below:
Adventure lovers won’t always like stay on the grounded. Having a great time in the water is always on their list. Even now a day the normal tourists are also involving in water sport activities.
Some of them that can be done in Rishikesh are:
Rishikesh is mainly known for its spiritual aura. Every follower of Hinduism makes sure that they visit this city once in their life as apart of their pilgrimage. There are many temples and ashrams one can visit during their trip to Rishikesh.
One might not prefer biking in this holy city but put their endurance to test by opting for cycling. There are many cycling routes one can opt for. Some of them are mentioned below:
Walking tour is the best possible way to get to know the culture of the place. There are lot of places in the city that one can experience by having this tour. Some of the must visit places are:
The flow of River Ganges through the city allows one to do river rafting in Rishikesh.
There are several centres where one can go for this thrilling water sport and also even amateur can learn from the professionals before going in. Below mentioned are some best places that offer river rafting tours:
Kuari Pass gives a traveller the grand view of snow capped mountains of the Himalayas. It gives you a beautiful view of the Chaukhamba range, Mana, Abl Gamin and Kamet. Peaks like Nanda Devi, Duangiri and Chngabang.
Talking about difficulty of this trek it is one of the most easy treks for a beginner. But it may be difficult for people having Hypothermia or Mountain Sickness. So, the final verdict will be if one person is fit and fine then they must go for this trek.
Gangotri to Gaumukh trek is a very popular trek in the state of Uttarakhand. It is located at the base of the Gangotri glacier, Gaumukh also known as Cow's snout is the source of holy river Ganga. Tapovan is located above the Gangotri glacier. This trek will make travellers pass through glaciers which certainly one of the must go treks best meant for adventure enthusiasts from across the globe. This trail is not difficult and hence can be undertaken by mountaineers and non-mountaineers with good health condition. Check here: The most alluring, Gaumukh Tapovan Trek of Uttarakhand.
Water sports in Rishikesh include Kayaking where one can go on a solo trip of the River Ganga flowing through the city.Some of the best places to offer this sport are:
In the list of adventures sports that can be done in Rishikesh, Rock climbing and Waterfall Rappelling are one of the most thrilling ones. These are the ones that can be done by all without any age limit but one must be physically active to do these. Some of the best places offering these activities are:
Besides staying grounded a travel enthusiast would also like to taste adventures in the air. There are many such activities to be done in Rishikesh. They are as follows:
An adventure addict will never miss a chance to do aerial activities. In which Paragliding and Bungee jumping are one of the famous ones. Some of the better places to do these are:
Water sport activities are normally adventurous and families travelling usually avoid these. But boating is one such activity where families can enjoy the pristine waters of River Ganga. There are some good places where one can enjoy boating they are:
Canoeing is one of the most opted water sport in Rishikesh. There are many adventure camps providing canoeing facilities to travellers they are:
After long hours of adventure one will look to attain peace of mind. To relax mind body and soul Yoga and Ayurvedic therapies will work wonders. There are several centres that offer such facilities they are:
Fishing is one of the silent activities one can indulge in. Angling and Mahaseer fishing in Rishikesh is very popular as the clear rivers are the habitat to the river fish species like Trout, Mahaseer etc. Some of the best places for fishing are:
If you want spiritual blessings and get to know more about Hindu culture then attending Ganga Aarti at different ghats of Rishikesh is a must. Parmarth Niketan Ghat and Triveni Ghat are the ones where you can get the best spiritual experience.
Ram Jhula is 450 feet iron suspension bridge that connects Shivananda Ashram with Swarga Ashram. Apart from temples there are local markets on either side of the bridge. One can visit the following places around Ram Jhula:
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.
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.
09 November 2015
Rishikesh Rafting is one kind that will fit both into adventurous and relaxing kind of thing. Taking up rafting tour to this place is really a great worth. I am glad that I took up this rafting. The arrangements were good and above average. I liked personally the food that was served here. A trip so well planned will only give out such a best result.
04 May 2015
The feel of the Chopta Tungnath Chandrashila trek was really amazing. We were a group of few beginners and the trek got completed in an exciting way. We as beginners did faced a bit of challenges but I think, if you already have experience in trekking this is the trek you should go for.
04 May 2015
This was an ultimate experience for me so far. Trust me, you can encounter the nature at its best form in this trek. As per the trek difficulties are concerned, they were not so tough and was easily manageable. A good and ideal trek to take.
07 May 2015
Nothing can be more pleasant than walking on tiny trails in hills, trust me guys, even 4-5 hours of walk is just nothing when you are getting so much in return.
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