Activity timing: 09:00 AM to 04:00 PM
- River rafting in Rishikesh is something to experience gliding on the rapids of River Ganges.
-When the river enters the city of Rishikesh, it dawns on a raging form, creating rapids (high-speed waves) that make this rafting experience full of excitement.
- In this river rafting in Rishikesh package, you get to choose from options in the length as in how far you want to raft down the river. There are 3 stretches ranging from 9 km to 26 km, with a varying number of grades from II to IV.
- Apart from this exciting adventure, you also get to experience activities like Cliff Jumping and Body Surfing. You will experience the cliff jumping from the height of 20 to 25 ft.
- You will be going to enjoy these activities with an experienced instructor cum guide. First, the instructor will give a brief lesson about safety precautions and activity. After that, you will be going to enjoy your rafting experience.
Rafting for 9 km:
In this type of package, you will be going to enjoy 3 rapids of Grade II ( suitable for beginner or a non-swimmer) and above, which will be covered in a duration of 2 hours.
Rafting for 16 km:
In this type of package, you will be going to enjoy 3 rapids of Grade III (suitable for non-swimmers who want more thrill), which will be covered in a duration of 3 hours. Also, this package includes cliff jumping and surfing.
Rafting for 26 km:
In this type of package, you will be going to enjoy 5 rapids of grade IV (suitable for experienced as this grade is difficult and have high irregular waves), to be covered in a duration of 4-5 hours including cliff jumping and surfing.
How to reach:
The activity will start in Tapovan and you need to reach here. Tapovan is just 7 km away from Rishikesh. You can easily reach here by public or private cab.
Activity Location: Taliyal Gaon, Rishikesh
Check-in Time: 12:00 PM
Check-Out Time: 11:00 AM
About Beach Camping in Rishikesh with Rafting:
Surrounded by blossom green mountains and located at walking distance from the nearby waterfall, the campsite is nestled cozily on a hilly ridge that overlooks the alluring waters of a river stream.
Activity Location: Mohan Chatti, Rishikesh
Activity Timing: Between 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
About Bungee Jumping in Rishikesh:
Experience a thrilling Bungee jumping in Rishikesh at India’s first fixed-platform bungee jumping at Mohan Chatti, a beautiful location tucked in the divine Shivaliks. Buckle up because this adventure sport is going to pump up your adrenaline and let you experience an unforgettable adventure.
Jump from India's highest bungee jumping point with a height of 83 metres. The Bungee has been designed by experts from New Zealand and the cantilever platform is built over a rocky cliff overlooking the river HALL which is a tributary of river Ganga.
Quite contrasting to its stature as being one of the holy shrines of India, Rishikesh is also known for the pool of adventure it offers. And among all of them, missing out on the powered paragliding while you are in Rishikesh would leave your trip incomplete.
It is an activity which takes your adrenaline for a ride. Imagine yourself in an open cockpit, cruising through the cool air with the mighty mountains on all sides and a stunning bird’s-eye view of the lush green valley along with the rippling river below. Surreal?
Gliding through the blue skies, in a parachute propelled by the help of a motorized fan, is a lifetime experience. This is when you can truly say that ‘sky is the limit’.
Activity Location: Jumping Site, Mohanchatti
Activity Timings: Between 10:00 AM to 05:00 PM (except Tuesday)
Duration: 30 MInutes
About Giant Swing in Rishikesh:
Rishikesh is famous for various adventure sports and activities that bring people here throughout the year. Challenge your guts as you swing through the lush valleys of Rishikesh. Take a leap of faith from an astounding height of 83 m.
Giant Swing Rishikesh is like a pendulum in the middle of nothing from India's highest jumping site of Mohan Chatti with a tributary of river Ganga flowing beneath. Head out for this once in lifetime activity under the guidance of a trained professional and experience the thrills.
Activity Location: Mohan Chatti, Rishikesh
Activity Timings: 10:00 AM to 05:00 PM
Activity duration: 45 - 60 minutes
About Flying Fox Rishikesh:
Glide through the mesmerizing mountainscapes, several meters above a rippling river with this Flying Fox activity in Rishikesh that allows you to soar right above the white water rapids tied onto a series of extremely strong steel cables, which are attached by a harness and pulley.
Activity Location- Rishikesh
Activity timings- 3 hours
Starting Point- Sita Ram Dham, Rishikesh
End Point- Trayambakeshwar Temple
About the Spiritual walk tour in Rishikesh-
Nestled in the foothills of the Himalayas, Rishikesh is a popular stop on Indian spiritual travelers and trails. Rishikesh is a spiritual destination with Himalayas peaks and gushing rivers, that attracts thousands from all over the world to offer pilgrim.
Embark on this tour from Sita Ram Dham Rishikesh, covering the most spiritual places and ending at Trimbakeshwar temple. Visit different temples along the banks of river Ganga narrating the mythological social aspects of the Himalayas and Ganga and its culture and tradition and discuss religious aspects and their influence on the Hindu social system and lives. Get a chance to be a part of the mighty and most famous Ganga aarti that is witnessed by thousands of people every day in the insight experience. Feel more connected to this place with the help of this spiritual walk tour in Rishikesh.
Activity Timings: 15 minutes
Starting Point/ Ending Point: Mazri Grant
About the Activity:
The astounding view of Shivalik Valley in Rishikesh will take your breath away. High up in the sky valleys hiding under the mist clouds and mountains lined up straight before the eyes will be an experience of a lifetime. There is no better experience than a Hot air balloon in Rishikesh with mesmerizing and beautiful scenic of the Mountains all around. Experience the jaw dropping sunrise or sunset according to the package and witness the event from a bird's eye view. Rishikesh is fairly known as 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.
This package provides adventure seekers an experience to have a panoramic view of the Shivalik Valley and the balloon is tethered to the ground with strong ropes, while one will be floating at 200-400 ft above the earth. Reach at the location and meet the guide for the briefing. Gear up yourself for next 15 mins and get a chance to capture the moment as the sun slowly hides between the mountains or comes out of it at the dawn with clouds cladding in saffron
Morning Slot: 5:00 AM to 8:00 AM
Evening Slot: 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Height: Up to 500 ft depending upon the wind
Note: Max Adults 4 Adults can be accommodated in one hot air-balloon
How to Reach : Spot for hot air ballooning is located around 32 km from Laxman Jhula and is well connected with the roads, one can take private cab or some public transport to reach at the Spot.
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.
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 !
Attend Yoga Classes
If you are in Rishikesh and don’t try your hand in Yoga, that would be like going to Delhi and not indulging in the local food. Rishikesh is the Yoga capital of the world and has a lot of people who practice and teach this ancient exercise and meditation activity.
Yoga helps in attending physical and mental prowess and calmness and is a very relaxing activity to indulge in. A lot of places in Rishikesh offer Yoga classes for you to choose from. So, warm up and loosen those muscles as you take part in this ancient Indian tradition.
Best Season: This activity can be availed throughout the year.
Approximate Cost: Ranges Between 900 to 2000 Rs.
Difficulty Level: This is an activity that can be availed by anyone with basic physical fitness.
Witness the enchanting yet colourful cafes of Tosh! With cafes like Cafe rock and roll, Woodrose cafe, Buddha palace, Pink Floyd, Cafe Freedom, and numerous others you can enjoy mouth-watering delights, which will never fail to amaze you with its exotic flavour.
Here you can witness the wonderful hippie culture and make a grove at the trance music which makes these cafes even more lively. Be it the authentic Israeli food or local cuisine here you can have everything.
Timings: From early morning to the evening one can enjoy authentic local cuisine.Entry fees: The cost for two is about 300 INR for a basic meal.
Treat Yourself With Ayurvedic Massage
After you have discovered so much in and around Rishikesh, surely you would need some rest and relaxation. And what better than an Ayurvedic massage. It is one of the best things to do in Rishikesh at night , to make your body feel special and cared for. I will quote a well-known saying- “If you take care of your body, it will take good care of you”. That’s the case with about everyone.
We in our daily lives, go through tremendous pressures, tensions, workload, etc. that we get fatigued out. We start craving for a break, one that will rejuvenate, refresh and heal us. Ayurvedic massage in some of the best massage centres of Rishikesh is just what you need.
They will treat you with fragrance-filled, herbal and ayurvedic oils, that will not only free the tension and pressure out of your mind and body; but will also loosen up and relax your tense muscles.
Approximate Cost: Ranges Between 750 to 3000 Rs.