River Rafting in Rishikesh - 2020 Detailed Guide (6000+ Reviews)

River Rafting in Rishikesh is an experience that will get your pulse racing to make it one of the most unforgettable trips of your life. Often known as a playground for adventure sports, Rishikesh located in the foothills of Himalayas is visited by a great number of tourists. River Rafting from Marine Drive (Flat 28% Off) with the thundering rapids of Ganges at adventure city Rishikesh is an exclusive adventure that people must undertake at least once in their lives. 

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Rafting is a daring sport for the adults but a super fun activity for the children too. Offered under professional guidance, tourists can enjoy a fist-pumping venture when trying out rafting in Rishikesh. To enthral yourself with the extraordinary waters of Ganges, tourists can book a 
Rishikesh rafting trip from Delhi and have a memorable adventure with their loved ones. For non-swimmers too, water rafting in Rishikesh is not a worry as the experts take care of your safety allowing you a spine-tingling adventure with the waters of River Ganga.

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Avail one of our Rishikesh Rafting Packages for the electrifying experiences. Rishikesh has become a heaven for rafting enthusiasts. The cost of rafting ranges from as low as INR 300 to go up to only INR 1100 offering a budget-friendly experience for everyone to quench their thirst for adventure. With fun-filled river rapids greeting you on this adventurous sojourn, the Ganges in Rishikesh falls nothing short of the expectations in granting a thrilling getaway in the quaint
ambience of spirituality that abounds the city of Rishikesh. 

Here is the guide to river rafting in Rishikesh:

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Rishikesh Rafting Season

Rishikesh Rafting Season
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Rishikesh Rafting Season: The thrilling adventure of river-rafting on the rapids of the Ganges can be enjoyed in Rishikesh during any season except monsoon. River-rafting in Rishikesh remains closed from 1st July to 15th September. Though the peak season for rafting is March, it can be best enjoyed from mid-September when the river is opened for rafting to the beginning of December when the water starts to turn too cold. River-rafting in Rishikesh has 4 different stretches with different lengths and different time windows.

Brahmpuri Rafting Season: 
This is the basic stretch. The length of this stretch is 9 km and it mostly has grade II rapids. Rafting can be enjoyed here between mid-September and June-end.

Shivpuri Rafting Season:
This 16 km long stretch mostly has grade III rapids, and is a recommended stretch. It opens soon after the Brahmpuri Stretch and is closed down around the beginning of June.

Marine Drive Rafting Season:
This is a thrilling stretch with mostly grade IV rapids and is not a recommended one for the first-timers. This 25 km long stretch normally opens in simultaneity with Shivpuri Rafting Season but is closed down 1-2 weeks before it.

Kaudiyala Rafting Season:
This is an advanced stretch and is definitely not recommended if you’re inexperienced, since it has grade V rapids, rafting at which is an extreme adventure. It has the shortest time window as it opens up in mid-October and closes down around mid-May.

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Rafting in Rishikesh Cost

Rafting in Rishikesh Cost
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Rafting in Rishikesh costs approximately Rs.450 to Rs.1800 per person. There are four different rafting stretches which vary depending on the level of adventure they prefer and so does their cost. It further varies, depending upon the number of participants. 

1. Brahmapuri to Rishikesh River Rafting Cost:

  • The Brahmapuri to Rishikesh is the most preferred route chosen by several rafting enthusiasts in Rishikesh.

  • This route is not very challenging and hence is suitable for every age group.  

  • The length covered is approximately 9 Km

  • The estimated time taken is 1.5 hours

  • The cost goes up to Rs.450 per person.

2. Shivpuri to Rishikesh Cost:

  • The stretch from Shivpuri to Rishikesh is said to be a melange of excitement and delight.

  • This route has some very spine-tingling challenges waiting for you thrill seekers.

  • It is advisable that those who are naïve at white water rafting and those who do not know to swim should avoid taking this route.

  • The length covered is approximately 16 Km

  • The estimated time taken is 3.5 hours

  • The cost goes up to Rs.650 per person.

3. Marine Drive to Rishikesh Cost:

  • If you are looking forward to feeding your adrenaline rush and at the same time enjoying mesmerising vistas, then the Marine Drive to Rishikesh route is an ideal choice.

  • This route is partially difficult and partially smooth sailing; one can skip a heartbeat and then later experience nirvana amidst the picturesque Mother Nature.

  • The length covered is approximately 24 Km

  • The estimated time taken is 4.5 hours

  • The cost goes up to Rs.850 per person.

4. Kaudiyala to Rishikesh Cost:

  • Tagged as one of the most difficult rafting routes, the stretch from Kaudiyala to Rishikesh proffers an extremely thrill full experience.

  • This extensive and rough route tests the calibre every rafter. So wear your determination and embark on this expedition.

  • The length covered is approximately 34 Km

  • The estimated time taken is 8 hours

  • The cost goes up to Rs.1800 per person.

You can also opt camping in Rishikesh with the rafting to get a more thrill and adventure.

Rapids in Rishikesh

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Classification of Rapids

Classification of Rapids

Bestowed with the gurgling Ganges and its tributaries and some of the deep ravines, Rishikesh river rafting promises endless enthralling moments to the rafter. It is in this quaint Garhwal city, you can enjoy rafting through many different rapids of various grades.

Just like the white water rafting, With a range of grade-I to grade-V,  rafting in Rishikesh will surely keep you engrossed with its unique charm and thrill! Mentioned below are the classification of rapids, you can find and enjoy in this city:

1. Grade-I: 
These are the easiest among all the types of rapids. They are classified as grade-I due to the fact that they involve a lesser amount of challenges and mostly occur in the plains. Due to this fact, the flow and speed of these rapids are considerably among as compared to other grades.

Known to be ideal for the beginners, grade-I rapids also involve a lesser amount of manoeuvring techniques and skillsets. Also, since these rapids involve a mild amount of current and are conducted in the shallow region, even a non-swimmer can participate in grade-I river rafting.

2. Grade-II: 
After the grade-I, there are the grade-II rapids that are also considered ideal for the novice rafters. Taking the fun and thrill of Rishikesh rafting one step further, these rapids offer are usually tougher than the previous type, and can be found in those regions where the main river passes through the uneven regions or slightly rocky trails. Due to this, they also offer a bit of challenge and a reasonable or moderate amount of challenge to the rafters.

To navigate through them, one surely needs prior rafting experience and navigating skills; rafting with a skilled guide is advisable in this case! Grade-II river rafting is one of the most popular and sought-after activities among the rafting enthusiasts to this region.

3. Grade-III: 
The first step to the fascinating world of white water rafting in Rishikesh, grade-III rapids will take you through some of the tiring and strenuous rapids in the Ganges and its tributaries. Due to the high speed and size of these rapids, whenever they crash against the rock surfaces, they appear to be foamy-white and thus called white water rafting! These types of rapids are commonly found in the regions where the river flows downward with great speed and also passes through some of the rugged and rocky patches.

One surely needs a rafting guide while manoeuvring through the grade-II rapids. Adding more to the thrill and excitement of this type of Rishikesh rafting, there are the high amount of challenges and requires very skilled cruising techniques or skills.

4. Grade-IV: 
Once you are acquainted with the tips and tricks of rafting in Rishikesh, you must begin the fun and experience the thrill with the grade-IV rapids. Compared to the first three types, these rapids are more fearsome and are known for the various levels of challenges they offer. Mostly found in the regions where the river descends down through rocky patches at high speed, these rapids require a lot of potential and manoeuvring techniques along with high endurance level!

The city has a number of grade-IV rapids and is known to the most enthralling place for the same. Taking the fun, vigour and excitement of river rafting to almost the zenith point, it is always advisable to challenge these types of rapids only after you are very well versed with all the tips and tricks involved in river rafting in Rishikesh.

5. Grade-V: 
The grade-V rapids are the epitome of Rishikesh river rafting! Recommended only for the expert rafters, they require an ardent set of rafting skills and plenitude of encounters with the white waters. Mostly found in the regions where the river passes through extreme rocky patches or are accompanied by sudden drops, there are a handful of such rapids in the whole country, and most of them are found in Rishikesh itself.

Also, as the river goes deep, grade-V white water rafting Rishikesh is only recommended for those rafters who are well acquainted with swimming. Most of the times, this type of rapids are also accompanied by large whirlpools as they occur mostly at the confluence point of water current from different sources of water. Extremely challenging, grade-V rafting must not be tried without the proper consent of the rafting guides and must also be done under the expert supervision of highly experienced rafting guides and instructors!

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Rafting in Rishikesh Rapids

Rafting in Rishikesh Rapids
1. Sweet Sixteen (Grade-I): Talking about the grade-I rafting, Sweet Sixteen boasts of being the most popular and captivating rapid across the Ganges. Passing through shallow regions, it offers easy passage, a lesser amount of challenges and can be successfully cruised by almost all the types of rafters. 

Owing to all these factors, it mainly attracts the novice or the beginner rafters; families with kids or junior members can also indulge in Sweet Sixteen rafting in Rishikesh.

2. Hilton and Terminator (Grade-II): During your visit to the renowned Ram Jhula in Rishikesh, you will surely come across this fascinating rapid called the Hilton and Terminator. A grade-II rapid, it starts from the vicinity of Brahmapuri and winds up after reaching Ram Jhula. 

Passing through some of the sharp edges and amazing turns, this rapid offers an enthralling and equally safe rafting experience! In addition to rafting, you can also indulge in body surfing and cliff jumping by the end while cruising through this rapid.

3. Three Blind Mice (Grade-III): After cruising through the grade-I or II rapids for a couple of times, you can plunge into the raft and manoeuvre towards the Three Blind Mice in Rishikesh! Graded as the third level of rafting in Rishikesh, it passes through a series of sharp and enthralling passes that adds an extra amount of thrill and adventure to the rapid. 

Though can be enjoyed by amateur rafters, strict guidance from the rafting guides or instructors are recommended for a promising experience through Three Blind Mice!

- Cross Fire (Grade-III):
Another grade-III rapid that offers you to cruise through the holy Ganges at its full glory, Cross Fire is known for the series of challenges difficulties associated with it. During the course, this rapid passes through one of the most strenuous and roughest phases of the river and thus entices a large number of rafters. Prior experience and expert guidance is a must in case you are planning to cruise through CrossFire!

- Roller Coaster (Grade-III/IV):
The extreme level of turbulence, current flow, the vast size of the waves and the rocky terrains associated with Roller Coaster make it a must to challenge rapidly while rafting in Rishikesh. Classified as grade-II/IV rapid, it requires an expert level of rafting techniques along with high manoeuvring skills. Also, since there are numerous rock formations along the trail, you will be witnessing frothy waves while cruising through it; this also makes it an ideal rapid for amazing white water rafting experience!

- Golf Course (Grade-III):
This is one of the rapids that will surely test all your paddling skills while rafting in Rishikesh! Though classed as a grade-III rapid, you must have prior experiences of grade-II or III rapids before you hop into the raft and start cruising through it. Unlike other rapids of the same grade in Rishikesh, Golf Course offers extreme challenges and during the course, it passes through some of the fascinating trials and extremely uneven paths. Get the adrenaline boost you always craved for and cruise through this rapid under the strict observation and guidance!

4. The Wall (Grade-IV):
For the skilled and experienced rafters, The Wall proves to be an ultimate rapid in Rishikesh! Graded with the fourth level of rapids, this enthralling rapid will surely take you for a toss with the extreme level of challenges and difficulties involved with it. Highly recommended only for the expert rafters or those with prior experiences with grade-III rapids, it should only be tried under the strict vigilance of an expert guide or rafting crew members!

5. Daniel's Dip (Grade-V):
You should try this rapid only after you have mastered the skills and techniques of rafting in Rishikesh! Known to be the most enthralling rapid in the entire region or in the Ganges, Daniel’s Dip is among the very grade-V rapids in the entire country. Keeping in mind about the series of challenges and difficulties involved with it, you should never try cruising through Daniel’s Dip without a full-fledged rafting crew or an expert rafting team!

Other Essential Information

05

Safety Measures in Rafting

Safety Measures in Rafting

1) Non-swimmers or minors can also enjoy rafting, but abide by all the rules and regulations and follow the guide's instructions for safety.  

2) Before joining the rafting expedition, one should get a health check-up done; fitness is extremely important for this activity.

3) Do not involve in the consumption of alcohol or any other intoxicants during rafting.

4) Always paddle as a team and not individually. 

5) Pay heed to all the guidelines and instructions from the tour guides or facilitators.

6) Wearing life-jackets is mandatory. In case of a mishap, do not panic; follow your guide's instructions.

7) Avoid getting into the water, because it might be an exhilarating experience, but it leads to disorientation.

8) Do not wear casual sandals. It is preferable that you wear sports shoes or river sandals.


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Things to Carry

Things to Carry
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1) Carry an extra pair of clothes, shoes and towels.

2)
During rafting, wear suggested clothes only. One can wear a swim suit. T-shirt and shorts are also acceptable. Avoid wearing cotton.

3)
One can carry their own cameras or video cameras at their own risk.

4)
Carry a small first aid kit that has basic necessities like antiseptic cream and lotion, painkillers, etc.

5)
 It is advisable to carry Sunscreen lotion or any similar lotion.

6)
Carry sunglasses or swimming goggles, if necessary.

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How to Reach Rishikesh

How to Reach Rishikesh

By Road: Rishikesh is well connected with several major tourist destinations and other places of interest. Considering this, road journeys prove to be best ways to reach this adventure capital of India. Be it from Delhi (229km), Haridwar (20km), Mussoorie (72km), or other places, you can always avail the bus service and reach Rishikesh without much hassles.

By Train: Haridwar Railway Station is the closest railway station to Rishikesh. After your arrival in here, you can hire a cab or take a bus to the main city; both the cities are extremely well-connected and offer plenty of communication options.

By Air: Jolly Grant Airport in Dehradun serves as the nearest airport to Rishikesh. Since it is a domestic airport, you can easily reach there from various corners of the country.


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Rishikesh is a small town near the holy city of Haridwar, famous for being a spiritual getaway and a hub for adventure sports like white water rafting, cliff diving, rock climbing and many other such heart-pumping activities. Rishikesh is the country's best spot for rafting, and if you throw in the excitement of camping at one of the sandy beaches in Rishikesh, then this trip becomes an unbeatable one. This is an unforgettable experience which you will experience near Laxman Jula.

About the Activity:
This camp offers the comfort of living in cosy quarters with common washrooms, a view of the hills nearby and adventures to last you a lifetime. Enjoy the convenience of all basic amenities at camp to make your stay in the tents comfortable. The river Ganga is just 50 Metres away from the campsite making it a beach camping experience wherein you have access to the river. The location of camps is in Gattu Ghat.

Also part of the camp are the various indoor and outdoor activities that you can enjoy, in tandem with the white water rafting like body surfing, rope walk, nature hiking, and camp games (volleyball, football, cricket, badminton). And to make your stay even more wonderful and memorable, an evening bonfire will be lit so you can sit around in its warmth and enjoy singing and storytelling with your campmates. Dinner will be under the shade of the billions of stars and will come with the option of both, Veg and Non-Veg.

You can choose from two packages:
Camping with rafting(10-12 km)
Camping without rafting(10-12 km)

Stay:
Accommodation is in tents. The tents are on twin/triple sharing basis.

Meals:
Meals include breakfast, lunch, dinner, and evening snacks.

Check-in Time: 11:00 AM
Check-out Time: 11:00 AM

Note:
Children below 14 years can not opt for rafting.

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  • Rishikesh and rafting are twins with unbreakable bonding between each other. The spiritually enhanced city has genuine sets of adventurous rapids to make any adventure lover's tour unforgettable.
  • Check this 2-day camping and rafting package that offers you maximum fun and the moments of utmost thrill on the tricky yet beautiful rapids of the mighty Ganges.
  • Once you arrive in Rishikesh early morning, check in to your camps and relax. Later, with all the equipment set right, head out to beat those rapids hidden.
  • In the evening, gather near the bonfire, share your experience, indulge in some fun games and sports and relax till it is late night.
  • The next day, proceed to explore the mystic city beautified by the reverberating hilltops and glittering Ganga Ghats.
  • The package includes food, accommodation in tents and maximum fun.
  • There are two types of variants, 1) tented accommodation with common bathroom and 2) tented accommodation with attached bathroom.
Check-In- 12:00PM 
Check-Out- 10:00AM

How to reach?
The campsite location will be disclosed after confirmation of booking.

Minimum number of people required: 2
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Rafting has always been a popular sport in the rivers that lead from the Himalayas. But the one place where you can enjoy the best of this adventure sport is in the lap of the hills of the state of Uttarakhand, near the small yet significant religious town of Rishikesh.
Put on the map by the amazing rafting experience that tourists from all over the world come for enjoying. Camp is located near the famous Marine Drive rapid of Rishikesh, the camp offers comfortable tents to stay, amazing food to munch on and views that will just simply take your breath away. Bring along your gang or family to enjoy the best that the camp has to offer.

The camp offers 2 different kinds of packages- Standard and Luxury
Luxury Packages come with the option of an attached washroom with the tents with all the activities
Standard Packages will come with common washrooms for the occupants. 

1 Lunch, 1 Dinner (Veg + Nonveg ), Am-Pm Tea, 1 Evening Snacks, Bonfire, 7 to 10 Music, 1 Breakfast
River Rafting Marine Drive to Shivpuri Beach- 12 KMS
Body Surfing, Rope Walk, Camp Games.
In-house Activities - Volleyball, Football, Cricket, Badminton, Bonfire
Outdoor Activities - Nature walk, Splash in River Ganga

Check in Time - 11:00 AM
Check our Time - 11:00 AM

How to reach?
The campsite is located at an hour drive from main Rishikesh city centre, Easily accessible by public and private transport, exact location will be disclosed after the booking

Min number of people required to book:- 2
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Rishikesh in Uttarakhand appeared on the world map when the famous boy band 'The Beatles' visited this spiritual city in the year 1968. But the popularity of this place isn't exactly that as it is more known from a long time as the rafting capital of the country of India. With the river Ganga flowing through the city in the most beautiful and perfect manner possible, it certainly is the best place to raft in the country. This tour takes you through a rafting experience like none other on the rapids of Ganga in Rishikesh including meals and accommodation
About the activity
  • Begin this trip by arriving at the designated point by at around 7 in the morning
  • Check your tents and indulge in a scrumptious breakfast before dawning on the gear and getting a safety briefing
  • This will be followed by rafting on the rapids of the river and taking on the major rapids. You will finish the rafting at Lakshman Jhula and drive back to the campsite
  • Sit around a campfire as you munch on dinner before the end of the day
  • Wake up next day and indulge in another rafting session
  • The experience will end after Lunch
*Note-  The price provided here is for rafting and camping for a 2-day 1-night variant. For options of 3 day at the camp, you can drop in an inquiry with us and we would help you with the same.
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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 carefully curated adventure experience that reveals the best of the area to you. From adrenaline pumping adventure sports to beautiful panoramic views, this tour offers it all. During the course of 3 days and 2 nights, you will have indulged in a variety of thrilling activities and enjoyed a magical experience camping in the mountains of Uttarakhand.

The first two days of the tour will be spent in adventure activities that Rishikesh is popular for. There will be river rafting and bungee jumping, with mountain biking thrown in for good measure. Bonfires and night time chats over tea will also be a part of the experience. The third day will offer you the opportunity to explore the regions around Rishikesh before you head back home loaded with souvenirs and fun filled memories.

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Rafting is an amazing sport of adrenaline and with the presence of the Himalayas at the northern frontier of India, the rivers in the region have a raging nature and that is why Rishikesh in Uttarakhand is the best place in the country to experience White Water Rafting, that too on the rapids of the river Ganga. This activity brings to you 4 different options of rafting in Rishikesh to choose from, so you can take on the kind of adventure that you would want. The 4 variants of rafting are the following, along with the inclusions that you will get with them

Kodiyala Down (35km)
Rishikesh to Kodiyala down to Laxman Jhula
Rapids- 
The wall (IV), Three blind mice (III+), Crossfire (III), Roller coaster (III+), Golf Course (III+), Club house (III)
Minimum number of people to book- 8
Includes- 1. 
Transportation from Rishikesh to the starting point and back to our office from finish Point.
2. All the rafting gears like life jackets, helmet, Paddle and wet suits if required.
3. Professional guide including safety kayaker or raft.
4. Lunch and soft drink.

Marine Drive Down (26km)
Rishikesh to Marine Drive down to Laxman Jhula
Rapids- 
Three blind mice (III+), Crossfire (III), Roller coaster (III+), Golf Course (III+), Clubhouse (III)
Minimum number of people to book- 2
Includes- 
1. Transportation from Rishikesh to the starting point and back to our office from finish Point.
2. All the rafting gears like life jackets, helmet, paddle and wetsuits if required
3. Professional guide including safety kayaker or raft.
4. Lunch and soft drink.

Shivpuri Down (16km)
Rishikesh to Shivpuri down to Laxman Jhula
Rapids- 
Roller coaster (III+), Golf Course (III+), and Clubhouse (III).
Minimum number of people to book- 4
Includes- 
1. Transportation from Rishikesh to the starting point and back to our office from finish point.
2. All the rafting gear like life jackets, helmet, paddle and wetsuits if required
3. Professional guide including safety kayaker or raft.

Brahmpuri Down (9km)
Rishikesh to Brahmpuri down to Ramjhula
Rapids- 
Jail No Bail (Grade II+),  Double  trouble (Grade  II)  and Hilton  (Grade II)
Minimum Number of people to book- 8
Includes- 
1. Transportation from Rishikesh to the starting point and back to our office from finish point.
2. All the rafting gear like life jackets, helmet, paddle and wetsuits if required.
3. Professional guide including safety kayaker or raft.

*Note- All the trips start at 9 in the morning

How to reach?
The meetup point is located within the and is accessible local/private transport The meetup point will be disclosed after the booking is done, 

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This campsite is well settled in harmony with the river, jungle and the village of Khatiya. Situated on the banks of the tributary of Ganga, it is shadowed by the mountains and lubricated by the waters. The place will awaken all your senses with its vivid flora and fauna, and being just a 10 minute walk away from the main road, it is easily reachable.

Activities

Get indulged in fun activities in the lap to nature. Go trekking to the nearby waterfall, explore the mountains and click some memories with your loved ones. Play fun games like Badminton, Chess, Ludo, Playing Cards, etc. Relax by the bonfire in the evening with some snacks and music, and dissolve in the night.

Stay

Two bedded tent with extra bedding that can take up to 3 pax

How to reach?

Campsite is situated in the village of Khatiya, which is around 2 kms from the Shivpuri Bridge. The place can be easily reached by public transport or you can also hire a cab from Laxman Jhula. You can drop off at the main road from where the campsite is only 10 minute walk away.


Check in: 12 noon
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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 region. With rafting as the primary source of adventure, the place's location gifts it with various other attractions like a waterfall and 3 grand beaches on the river. Other activities include Kayaking, cliff diving, canyoning, rappelling, and rock climbing. Enjoy rafting here for a good 2 days and enjoy the luxury of this camp
About the Activity:
  • Arrive at the camp and get shown to the camps. Take the day to settle in and acclimatize. You can choose to indulge in the other activities of the camps, as mentioned above
  • The next day, you will begin your rafting expedition, as you take on to the biggest rapid of this section of the river, The Wall
  • After this, you will be taken to the next section of your rafting experience which would take you to the rapids named ‘Three Blind Mice', ‘Body Surfing', ‘CrossFire' & the ‘Camp rapid'
  • You would then be taken to change and escorted to your for the end of your experience
*Note- 1. The price mentioned here is for a 2 day 1 night experience. For options of other variants, drop in an inquiry with us and we would help you with the same
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Ganga shows one of its best forms in Rishikesh. And to see it when its best, is both an adventurous and spiritual experience. Perfect for a weekend getaway with your family and friends, this camping experience besides mountains, rivers and waterfalls is the one you will never forget.

About the Activity:
The camp is riverside with a beautiful mountain view all around it. Just a 5-minute walk from the main road, this camp promises to give a great camping experience. Scenic locations including waterfalls surround this camp which can be explored by trekking.

Trek to explore the beauty around and see the true nature of nature. Visit the nearby waterfall and take a dip and take some pictures with your loved ones. Play relaxing games like Badminton, Chess, Ludo, Playing Cards, etc, and enjoy your evening with Bonfire, Snacks, and music. And the all famous white water rafting of Rishikesh needs no introduction. It is the ultimate adventure activity. Go for it!

You can choose from:
Camping without rafting
Camping with rafting(10-12km)

Stay:
Two bedded tent with extra bedding that can take up to 3 pax (triple sharing), 11 Alpine Deluxe Tents and10 Swiss Tents are available at the site.

Meals:
Breakfast, Dinner and Evening Snacks are included in the package.

How to reach?
The campsite is situated on the banks of the Tributary of the Ganga river. Public transport is generally easily available, or you as you can Take the shared cab from across the Laxman Jhula going towards the Mohanchati. The camp is just a 5-minute walk from the main road.

Check-in:
12:00 noon
Check-out: 12:00 noon

Note:
A minimum of three people is required for booking.

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  • 2D/1N
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  • 2D/1N
  • Rishikesh
₹1,200 ₹900

Rishikesh will keep on surprising you with its offbeat locations and wonderful scenic beauty. Another surprise for you is this camp in the next heaven. Stay in the middle of nowhere, like a true wanderer and enjoy the beauty and experinces provided by nature.

Factual Information

Situated in the midst of two tributaries of Ganga, this campsite is perfect for the low budget adventure seekers. Rivers on both the sides and mountains in the background makes this place one of the best to camp in Rishikesh, and the 10 minute walk from the main road crossing a river by a wooden bridge makes it accessible yet adventurous.

Activities

Once you reach, you can relax in your tents, take a bath in the waters, see the place around or play games like Badminton, Cricket, Volleyball, Chess, Ludo and Playing Cards. Enjoy until the sun sets and soak in the beauty of it setting behind the mountains. Keep yourself satiated with healthy and tasty meals all around the day. Dance around a bonfire on your favourite music and enjoy your dinner before you say good night. Begin day 2 with trek to some beautiful places around the rivers, valleys and wilderness. Take photographs and memories with you.

Stay

The camps have 2 bedded tents which can include an extra bedding without any additional cost. We take care of budget campers.

How to reach?

Just 8 kms from Laxman Jhula this campsite does’t seem exciting to reach, but it is. You will take a personal or sharing cab to Mohanchati, it will drop you on the main road, then you have to walk 10 mins in the wilderness crossing a wood bridge over a river to reach the campsite.

Check in: 12 noon

Check out: 12 noon


24 hours of Adventure, Fun and Joy.


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Ravers Beach Camp

Ravers Beach Camp

With an experience of more than 10 years, Ravers Camp takes the pride of being one of the most sought after rafting camps in the entire of Rishikesh. Located on the foothills of the Himalayas along the banks of the holy Ganga River, this holiday home in Brahmagiri is nestled amidst lush and evergreen thickets and holds a unique charm!

Whether you are on for any of the rafting expeditions or is planning for one, Ravers Beach Camp is the ideal getaway that will introduce you to some of the most enthralling rapids and will also arrange for the tour. Run and maintained by a group of adventure junkies, it promises fun, thrill and excitement like any other rafting camps in Rishikesh! In addition, the facilities and services offered by this camp will allow you to participate in a range of other adventure activities like rappelling, kayaking and several others.

Activities and Amenities:

- Rafting, rappelling, kayaking, camp activities, and beach volleyball.
- Tent stays, seating area, bonfire, and nature trails.

Must Check: Adventure Sports in Rishikesh for a memorable trip

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Royale Rainbow Resort

Royale Rainbow Resort

Though a jungle camp, Royale Rainbow Resort is counted among the best and most ideal retreats that offer a relaxing ambience to the visitors. Nestled amidst a pictorial valley in Rishikesh, guarded by some of the lofty peaks of the Garhwal Range, and embraced by the Heul River, it is one such getaway that echoes the perfect blend of nature along with all the luxury and comfort required to freshen up a tired soul!

Whether you are on a rafting expedition or on for any other adventure activities, on a family vacation or for fun frolic with friends and corporate friends, you can always check-in into Royale Rainbow Resort and enjoy its warm hospitality. While the Swiss tents spreading across the lush mangrove forests will serve all your accommodation requirements, its delicious range of Indian and Continental cuisines will keep you immersed in taste and flavour!

Adding more to your stay at Royale Rainbow Resort, there is its warm hospitality and a range of delightful service. Also ideal for corporate meetings and events, you can also plan social gathering and lot more in this holiday home in Rishikesh.

Activities and Amenities:

- Rafting, para motor gliding, air safari, body surfing, cliff jumping, and rock climbing.
- Paintball, swimming, nature walk, waterfall trekking, river crossing, tree jumaring, rope climbing, and bungee jumping.
- Flying fox, giant swing, jungle jeep safari, cycling, biking, trust fall, body boarding, rappelling.
- Cricket, football, badminton, volleyball, bonfire, conference and banquet halls, water geysers, and attached washrooms.

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Elephant Brook Resort

Elephant Brook Resort

After an amazing rafting cruise in Rishikesh, you truly deserve a soothing and serene stay! Be it in a rustic cottage, exciting tent or in a fully equipped room, a comfortable stay is a must after such an enthralling sojourn in the Ganges; and to experience this, you must head towards the Elephant Brook Resort.

Seated in the foothills of the Garhwal Himalayas, this holiday home is guarded by the Shivalik Hills and is canopied by thick and lush vegetation. Located within a close proximity to the Heul River, the resort also attracts a large number of leisure travellers, nature lovers, and wildlife enthusiasts from various corners of the country.

Offering an array of heart-warming facilities and services to its guests, it also arranges for several other adventure activities and things to do. Along with endless options for fun and thrill, one can also relax around the bucolic settings of the resort. For those who seek mental peace and relaxation, can indulge in the various yoga programmes and help themselves to relax and rejuvenate. Adding more, the resort also hosts marriage parties and other social gatherings for its guests.

Activities and Amenities:

- Rafting, jeep safari, wildlife safari, nature trails, cycling, camping, and bonfire.
- Yoga, indoor and outdoor games, conference halls, wildlife movies, pickup and drop.

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Glasshouse on the Ganges

Glasshouse on the Ganges

Nestled amidst lush and evergreen mango and litchi orchards, Glasshouse on the Ganges boasts of its pictorial setting and unique location. Seated on the locales, where the gurgling Ganges turns around and flows northward, this holiday home in Rishikesh truly serves as a pleasant and charismatic getaway for the tired souls! Whether you are yearning for a nature stay or an enthralling option, an eventful or a peaceful holiday, this is the place for you to visit!

Also, as the getaway is located within a close proximity to several holy and sacred places, you can always embark on a spiritual tour and witness the sanctity of Rishikesh at its best. Talking about the amenities and facilities of the resort, it offers a different type of rooms to its visitors.

Rooms are mainly classified according to the range of amenities and services available within them; however, irrespective of the type of room you opt for, you will surely have a pleasant stay in the Glasshouse on the Ganges. It also caters much to events like business meetings, wedding parties and other social gatherings.

Activities and Amenities:

- River rafting, rock climbing, wildlife safari, bird watching, trekking, cliff jumping and temple visits.
- Private terrace, river-view sitting area, attach bathrooms, ayurvedic massage, and spa therapies.

Check Out: Luxury Resorts in Rishikesh for comfortable stay

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Aspen Camps

Aspen Camps

One of the newly introduced camps for the rafters, Aspen Camps is among the very few retreats in Rishikesh that offers the best of nature and adventure holiday to the visitors. Following and abiding the rules of nature, this holiday home also encourages the guests to indulge in activities that not only caters to thrill and adventure but also contributes a lot to the conservation of nature.

The perfect blend of the outdoors and the luxuries of life, it promises an extremely exciting holiday to all its patrons. Spreading across 6 acres of evergreen patches, it is run and maintained by a group of expert outdoor facilitators who belong to various backgrounds and holds expertise in their respective fields.

In addition to the thrill, excitement and the luxury quotient, Aspen Camps also offer a flavoursome range of foods and delicacies to its visitors; expert chefs and cooks within the camp will keep you soaked with their multi-cuisine menu.

Activities and Amenities:

Whitewater rafting, jeep safari, bungee jumping, cliff jumping, body surfing, rock climbing, and waterfall trek.
Cricket, badminton, tug of war, human dragon, and volleyball.
Bonfire, barbeque, live music, carpet flooring, electricity, side tables, utility kits and mineral water bottles.
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Hermitage

Hermitage

With the Shivalik Hills serving as its backdrop, Hermitage in Rishikesh promises the best experience with the untouched beauty of nature to the visitors. Located within a close proximity to the Laxman Jhula and other major landmarks, it also boasts of being one of the most pocket-friendly retreats that are aesthetically designed to bring out the best essence of Rishikesh and its pristine beauty.

A perfect place to wind up after an enthralling rafting experience, Hermitage also ensures pleasant and relaxing moments with its meditation therapies and yoga sessions that are conducted daily morning and evening. Rooms here are decked with all the required amenities and facilities and offers amazing views of the surroundings along with ample of space within them. The getaway also serves a delicious range of foods that are prepared in the most traditional and healthy ways.

Activities and Amenities:

Rafting, camping, mountaineering, yoga, meditation and Reiki.
Rooftop restaurant, hot and cold water facility, laundry service, and doctor on call.
Wi-Fi facility, TV, travel counter, room service and car/bus rentals.
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Cradle of Life

Cradle of Life

The perfect combination of the fascinating outdoors and ultimate luxury and comfort in Rishikesh Cradle of Life proves to be an ideal testing ground for the adventure junkies, especially the river rafting enthusiasts! Located in Shivpuri; on Badrinath Road, this campsite will not only incite thrill and excitement but will also usher you to sit back and enjoy the pristine beauty of nature during your holiday in here.

A wonderful host of family, friends', school and corporate getaways, the campsite boasts of its warm hospitality and enticing settings that comprises of several hillocks, dense thickets and natural pools. While the adrenaline junkies can indulge in an array of enthralling activities within this retreat, nature and leisure seekers can also satiate all their cravings toward Mother Nature and make their holiday much more exciting.

Among the other offerings of the camp, there are outdoor various activities like rope courses, paintball and much more. In addition to all these, you can also embark on the exciting riverside and live camping while holidaying around Cradle of Life.

Activities and Amenities:

- Rafting, camping, commando net, swinging ladder, jumaring, rappelling, tyre crossing, and Burma Bridge.
- Loop bridge, paintball, indoor and outdoor games, team building activities, and rope tree house.
- Conference facilities, day picnics, business meetings, audio/video and OHP facilities.

Also Read: Camping In Rishikesh for adventure freaks

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Camp Wildex

Camp Wildex

If you are yearning for a pleasant and tranquil ambience after your rafting experience, you must check-in into Camp Wildex on the Neelkanth Road. Tucked away from the hustles and bustles of city-life, this riverside camp is guarded by the lush and evergreen thickets of the Rajaji National Park on both sides and serves as one of the most pictorial destinations to the holidayers to this part of Uttarakhand.

Being a guest to this exciting camp, you will be introduced to a range of
activities and things to do along with an array of services and facilities. On offer here, there are comfortable tents with proper bedding arrangements and running water facility. The tents are also lined up with Indian/Western toilets and have a continuous power supply.

Be it for a family vacation, adventure getaway, corporate outing or any other types of holidays, Camp Wildex always make it for a fun frolic experience and proves to an ideal spot in Rishikesh. While days in this wonderful camp get you introduced to a myriad list of activities, nights will be cossetted by lively bonfires accompanied by barbeque sessions.

Activities and Amenities:
- River rafting, body surfing, cliff jumping, rock climbing, rappelling and valley crossing.
- Waterfall trekking, forest walk, obstacle courses, Burma Bridge, parallel rope, volleyball, rugby, badminton.
- Indian/western toilets, running water facility, buffet meals, electricity and power backup, conference facility with audio/video facility.

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EllBee Ganga View

EllBee Ganga View

Facing the gurgling waves of the holy Ganges, EllBee Ganga View in Rishikesh overlooks the Rajaji National Park and promises to relinquish moments to the guests! Located in the heart of this pictorial city, it can be easily accessed from Dehradun Airport; around 16km, and Haridwar Railway Station; around 24km.

With plush rooms and an exciting range of amenities, this luxury stay ensures you a pleasant and contended stay after a tiresome rafting expedition in Rishikesh. Divided into Executive Suite, Ganga Royale, Premier and Deluxe, it also offers complimentary yoga sessions that will help you relax and rejuvenate while staying close to the immaculate beauty of Mother Nature. In addition to this, EllBee Ganga View also conducts several other adventure activities and games that will add an extra amount of fun frolic to your Rishikesh rafting.

Activities and Amenities:                                                                  

- River rafting, trekking, rock climbing, bungee jumping, and jeep safari.
- LED TV, Wi-Fi facility, minibar, modern bathrooms, and dual-line telephones.
- Tea/coffee maker, solar water heater, banquet halls, musical evenings, pickup and drop facilities.

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Bungee Jumping

Bungee Jumping

For those of you who are looking for some adventurous activity in Rishikesh then Bungee Jumping is definitely the option for you. We know that rafting in Rishikesh is very famous, in the same way, bungee jumping is another favourite activity here which is very popular among them. Bungy Jumping is an activity that includes jumping from a tall structure while associated with an extensive flexible rope.

The tall structure is normally a settled protest, for example, a building, extension or crane; however it is additionally conceivable to hop from a portable question, for example, a hot-air-inflatable or helicopter, that can drift over the ground. 

The best part is when you start free-falling and the bounce back. At the point when the individual hops, the rope extends and the jumper flies upwards again as the line backlashes and keeps on wavering here and there until the point that all the vitality is dispersed.

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Flying Fox

Flying Fox

Flying Fox is another activity which is very popular in Rishikesh. The experience gives a chance to appreciate the gravity and the full speed of wind current as you fly in your protected outfit. The perspectives are more than sensational as you fly at top speed over the mountain hill of the Himalayas and the blessed waterway Ganga. The flying fox adventurous ride begins from a platform 120 meters high from the stream bed on the Ganges.

The whole game is taken care of by specialists with pressure driven security gear. On a link, the flying fox enterprise member is tackled with a protected rigging. As the individual is prepared, they are discharged to appreciate a flight up to a kilometre.

Appreciate the speed, the thrill and the wind stream as you enjoy this activity. The speed of your ride goes up to a 150 km/hr. the view is totally exciting, spread your arms and make the most of your flight.

Suggested Read: Adventurous Trekking in Rishikesh 

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Camping

Camping

Other than rafting in Rishikesh, camping is another activity which is very famous in Rishikesh. Rishikesh is known as a camping destination and offers a delightful climate to set and appreciate camps. The scenic views of nature lighten the moods of travellers and the awe-inspiring adventures bubble up their excitement. The impact gets all the more inebriating when one gets the joy of setting up at campgrounds in the lap of nature and under the covers of stars.

Families, friends, company friends or explorers appreciate camping in the wild as it brings memorable moments that are cherished throughout their life. Any person who likes to investigate new places and appreciate the excellence and peacefulness of nature can set out on a camping activity. 

Camping in Rishikesh on the Ganga shoreline offer a situation to wake up wake up with the birds cher chew and can swim in the fresh water of the river Ganges.

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Kayaking

Kayaking
Image Credit : Abhishek Singh Bailoo - Flickr

As for the adventure seekers kayaking is another activity which is very famous here.  This activity is one of the most loved activities by the tourist all over the world.  One can see a number of boats which are specially designed to break the rapid moments of the water. 

Whether you are a beginner or an advanced in this activity you will definitely have the best time of your life. The beginning of kayak owes its credit to the Eskimos. Snowmen utilize these actually outlined artworks for stream chasing and angling. 

The inside structure incorporate a twofold edge paddle, which is utilized to arrange the rapids and to defeat leaps along the course of a waterway. Head out for this exciting adventure in Rishikesh along with your friends and family and make your vacation an exciting one as you try this thrilling activity.

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Rappelling

Rappelling

When you are heading for a fun-filled trip to Rishikesh don’t forget to try another exciting activity here. Rappelling has been among the favourite activity in Rishikesh and a lot of thrill seekers come here to enjoy this activity. To rappel is means actually roping down a cliff as you may know. Rappelling campaigns for the two fledgelings and also gifted travellers are sorted out in Rishikesh. Rappelling is one of the up and coming enterprise exercises that have picked up fame lately.

Rappelling implies restricting down a precipice, which is a fun movement as well as an exciting knowledge. Rappelling is likewise called as Abseiling, a standout amongst the bravest experience exercises offered in Rishikesh. In Rappelling in Rishikesh, a rope is tied to the most astounding purpose of a stone going about as a base, from where you should rappel down on the ground.

There will likewise be an additional rope appended to the outfit which will guarantee your security while the assignment. The educator controls the well-being rope as you drop yourself down and he or she will discharge it constantly while you rappel down.

Recommended Read: Adventurous Water Sports Activities in Rishikesh

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Cliff Jumping

Cliff Jumping

Another activity which is very famous among the adventure seekers in Rishikesh is cliff jumping. Cliff is one of the thrilling activities in Rishikesh which pumps up the energy by simply the sound of it. Jumping from a cliff in the cold current water of River Ganga is nothing like other adventurous activities. Globe-trotters from everywhere throughout the world come here to encounter this thrilling sport and enjoy the best time of their life.

Cliff Jumping is, for the most part, attempted by thrill seekers in light of their physical stamina and mental capacity. Beginners like to appreciate bouncing into waterway water from precipices which are shorter in the range from the stream surface with a specific end goal to get the vibe of this action. The activity of Cliff Jumping has fabricated universal records and individuals do it either for no particular reason or to finish their enthusiastic objectives.

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Yoga

Yoga

What could be a better way to rejuvenate yourself than with a power yoga in the morning. Whether you are starting your day or after a long tiring day of exploring you can always revive there. There are a lot of places which offers different yoga session in Rishikesh. The objective of this yoga program is to deliver qualified and moving yoga educators who can draw all alone practice and individual train in granting the yoga experience to others.

The point and target of these yoga educator instructional classes fundamentally to give a solid foundational comprehension of yoga alongside the morals of carrying on with a yoga existence with amending postural alignment, breath regulation, ways of concentration - meditation and clarity regarding the philosophy of Yogic life. Get a chance to enjoy this
amazing power yoga at Rishikesh.

Popular Read: Yoga Sessions in Rishikesh You Should not Miss

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Wildlife Safari

Wildlife Safari

It is a national park and a tiger reserve spread across an area of 820 sq km in Uttarakhand, near the foothills of Himalayas, encircling the Shivaliks. It is located at a short distance of 18 km from Rishikesh.

If you are a nature and wildlife enthusiast, this national park is an ideal location for you to witness the wilderness in its most pristine form. Jungle safari of this park is popular and attracts tourists in huge numbers every year. Jungle safari in this national park can be enjoyed between 15th November to 15th June because it remains closed between June-end to mid-November.

The park has a 34 km long safari trail that offers an undiluted experience of lush green forests, beautiful valleys, river beds and sprawling grasslands. Elephant Safari in Rajaji National park is an experience you should not miss out on. However, you may also choose to take a safari in a jeep.

The fauna species that can be sighted during the 2-3 hours long safari here are Bengal Tiger, Leopard, Himalayan Bear, Elephant, and Leopard Cat among many others. The park also boasts of a rich diversity of unique flora species.

Best Tourist Spots to Visit in Rishikesh

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Ram Jhula

Ram Jhula
Connecting the Sivananda Ashram to the Swarg Ashram, this iron suspension bridge is one of the most-visited tourist places in Rishikesh. Perched 70 feet above the gurgling waters of Ganga, it is slightly longer than Lakshman Jhula with a total length of 750 feet. Flanking the bridge are many little markets that benefit the food lovers and shopaholics alike.

In its vicinity, prominent ashrams like Parmarth Niketan, Gita Bhawan, Omkarananda, Yog Niketan and many others reside. One can also indulge themselves in a boat ride or vessel ride.

Location-
Ram Jhula is located at 4 km from Rishikesh Railway Station, near Muni ki Reti.

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Beatles Ashram

 Beatles Ashram
This legendary Ashram got its name when the renowned English rock band The Beatles visited here in the late 1960s. Originally named as Chaurasi Kutia, this globally acclaimed Maharishi Mahesh Yogi Ashram was abandoned for three decades. Later, the forest department took in the charge and tried to revive the place. Now, it’s a hotspot for The Beatles fans who visit here to commemorate them.

The Ashram is adorned with stunning graffiti and wall-arts. People can also indulge themselves in nature walks and bird watching while sinking in the serenity of this place.

Location- 
It is located in Rajaji Tiger Reserve near the Swarg Ashram.
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Lakshman Jhula

Lakshman Jhula
Across the river Ganga with an elongated 450 feet length, it is one of the oldest suspension bridges in India. This iconic landmark in Rishikesh holds great mythological importance for Hindus as it is said that Lakshman, the younger brother of Lord Ram, crossed the river using the same jute bridge.

However, it is now closed for safety concerns as it is too old to handle the load. People can look out for significant temples like Lakshman Temple, Shri Raghunathji Temple, Tera Manzil and many others, visit the Rishi Kund, seek blessings from ashrams, savor the local food, and shop handicrafts from the nearby markets.

Location-
Lakshman Jhula is located at a 5 km distance from Rishikesh Railway Station, near Tapovan.

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Shivpuri

Shivpuri
Past the rustling waters of the holy town, far beyond the shrill; it is an ancient city, encircled by dense forests and sprawling hills. Located around 16 km away from Rishikesh, Shivpuri not only offers a plethora of historical places to explore but also treats nature lovers with the landscaped national parks and bird sanctuaries.

Tourist attractions here depict the mastery of a historic era such as the royal cenotaphs- Chhatris, Madhav Vilas Palace, and the George Castle that nestles within the depth of Madhav National Park.

If you’re not a historical buff, then adventures like jungle safaris and wildlife sighting might catch your interest.

Location-
19 km away from Rishikesh, on the NH between Rishikesh & Patisira.

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Triveni Ghat

Triveni Ghat
It is the largest ghat and the top attraction in Rishikesh. Here, the holy rivers- Ganga, Yamuna, and Saraswati meet. People come from almost everywhere; they take a dip in the divine waters, sit and watch for hours and don’t even get bored.

The most popular activity amongst the tourists is witnessing the evening Ganga Aarti when lit diyas float in the river kindling a mesmerizing display and the ambience livens up with the sounds of prayers and bells. You can also go for a boat ride in the majestic river and enjoy views of the sunrise.

Location-
Triveni Ghat is located in Mayakund, Rishikesh.

Aarti Timing-
6:00 PM to 7:00 PM (Daily)
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Parmarth Niketan Ashram

Parmarth Niketan Ashram
Founded in 1942, this spiritual haven is the largest ashram in the area and is among the top yoga centers in India. There are about one thousand well-maintained rooms that accommodate people across India and all over the world at nominal charges. The food is free of cost at the Bhandara that is arranged daily.

You can immerse yourself in the sounds of holy chanting during Ganga Aarti at sunset, attend morning universal prayers, enroll for yoga and meditation classes, take part in daily Satsang and Kirtan programs, or try the Nature Cure and Ayurvedic treatments.

Location-
Parmarth Niketan Ashram is located near the main market road, Ram Jhula, Swargashram.

Timings-
6:00 AM to 9:00 PM
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Gita Bhawan

Gita Bhawan
Situated in the premises of Swargashram, the Gita Bhawan Ashram abodes thousands of devotees free of cost. The magnificent complex is not only a hermitage but also a museum that houses many depictions of characters from Hindu mythology in the form of paintings and statues to preserve Hindu religious scriptures.

There are a few shops of clothes, Gita Press books, food, and Ayurvedic Medicine inside. The alluring Laxminarayan Temple and the centuries-old Banyan Tree are also prominent attractions.

Location- Gita Bhawan is located at a 15 km distance from Rishikesh Railway Station, in Swargashram.

Timings-
7:00 AM to 9:00 PM

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Best Time & Season to Visit Rishikesh
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Visit Tera Manzil Temple

Visit Tera Manzil Temple
As the name suggests, it is a thirteen-story temple that enshrines several deities of Hindu Gods and Goddesses. Also known as the Trimbakeshwar Temple or Kailash Niketan Temple, it is a centuries-old temple that was founded by Adi Guru Shankaracharya in the 12th century.

Located at the banks of India’s most sacred river, this temple is a pious sight to take in. From atop the temple, one can look over the holy city of Rishikesh sinking into sanctity with the setting sun.

Location-
Tera Manzil Temple is located at a 6 km from Rishikesh Railway Station, near Laxman Jhula.

Timings-
6:00 AM to 7:00 PM
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Visit Swarg Ashram

Visit Swarg Ashram
Located at the heart of Rishikesh, on the banks of river Ganga, it is a popular yoga and meditation center that incorporates lots of ashrams, sanctuaries and shrines where various religious activities take place. It’s like a little township that has libraries, shops, eateries, parks, and Ayurvedic dispensaries all within its premises.

The ethnic charm of this ashram draws tourists from all over the world. Travelers can indulge themselves in practising yoga and meditation to find peace, take a stroll along the ghats, and witness the Ganga Aarti and other spiritual practices.

Location- Swarg Ashram is located at a distance of 3 km from Inner State Bus Terminus, near Ram Jhula.

Timings-
6:00 AM to 8:00 PM

Entry Fee- INR 600

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Neer Gaddu Waterfall

Neer Gaddu Waterfall

Emerging out from lofty, cool-green mountains of Rishikesh, this exceptional waterfall is a peaceful place to be. A few minutes of trek from the ticketing point and you will reach the pinnacle of the tumbling waters.

At the base of the falls, there are two bathing points. One is approachable by foot/wheels and the second can be approached by foot only. Over the bathing spots, there are two bridges perching on a backdrop of beautiful scenery. Food facilities are also available in the vicinity.

Location-
Neer Gaddu Waterfall is located at a distance of 9 km from Rishikesh Railway Station.

Timings-
8:00 AM to 6:00 PM

Entry Fee-
INR 20 per head for Indians and INR 50 per head for foreigners

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  1. What are the best things to do in Rishikesh?

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    1. River Rafting: It’s an adventure-filled activity that has gained a popular momentum in the Indian adventure sports scene
    2. Bungee Jumping: It is a fun activity that involves jumping from a tall structure like a vertical rail, building or cliff while suspended from a rope harness.
    3. Flying Fox: It is an activity that involves sliding through a horizontal rope while attached to the rope through a harness.
    4. Giant Swing: During this activity imagine the person being a pendulum ball and swinging from one end to another. 
    5. Camping: The beautiful mountain scenery along with the old world feeling of Rishikesh makes it a camper’s delight.
    6. Trekking: Imagine Majestic Mountains, freshwater rivers and streams, picturesque valleys and beautiful flora and fauna. Picture trekking through them and basking at the glory of all of these. 
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    1. Shivpuri: It is a popular mecca for river rafting in India.
    Triveni Ghat: This ghat is considered a confluence point of three of the most sacred rivers in Hindu mythology.
    3. Lakshman Jhula: It is a suspension bridge that connects Tehri and Pauri districts of Uttarakhand
    4. Ram Jhula: It is a suspension bridge connects the banks of the Ganges with Shivananda and Swarga ashrams at both of its ends.
    5. Neelkanth Mahadev Temple: Neelkanth Mahadev Temple is around 32km from the city limits
    6. Beatles Ashram: In 1968, the entire group of Beatle flew down to India to meet a saint called Maharishi Mahesh Yogi at this ashram.
    7. Vashistha Gufa: Vashistha Cave or Vashistha Gufa is an ancient cave where Sage Vashistha and his wife meditated for hundreds of years.
    8. Rishikund: A natural hot water spring, it is believed that a pious sage named Kubz was blessed by the Goddess Yamuna who promised to stay in Rishikesh forever.
  3. Is there any age restriction for the river rafting in Rishikesh or it can be enjoyed by anyone?

    River rafting in Rishikesh is fit for the people of all age groups. Whether children or elderly, it is completely safe for everyone and there is no age bar. But you do need the adequate strengths in the upper arms and shoulder if you want to enjoy the adventure to the fullest.
  4. What is the best time to indulge in river rafting in Rishikesh?

    The perfect time goes for river rafting in Rishikesh starts from the early summer to the end of spring.
  5. How far is Shivpuri from Rishikesh?

    Shivpuri is just 19 km from Rishikesh.
  6. What about the mobile connectivity in the area?

    The mobile connectivity in the area is very good and all the networks work well during your trip.
  7. Will the electricity be provided in the tents?

    No, there is no electricity provided in the tents, though you will have the lanterns to provide the light during the night hours.
  8. Is it required to carry the medication during the river rafting trip from our side?

    Yes, it is recommended that you carry the necessary medications with you during your trip, which include insulin, inhalers, bee sting kits etc.
  9. I do not know swimming, can I go for river rafting?

    Yes, you will be provided with the life jacket during the river rafting activity.
  10. How are the toilets at the campsite?

    All the camps have the proper running water clean flush toilets.
  11. What is the distance of Bungee Jumping station from Rishikesh Camp?

    The Bungee Jumping Station is located at a distance of 7 km from the Rishikesh camp.
  12. Is it fine, if I carry my camera during the rafting activity?

    We will not recommend to carry the camera during the activity, as you are going to go through various ups and downs and it will be difficult to hold the camera.
  13. Is River Rafting Open in Rishikesh in December?

    If you want to take the adventure in December then it is advised that you take it in the first half of December because it does not operate after mid-December. From September to mid-December the river rafting season is the full-blown with lots of crowd at this point.
  14. What is the cost of river rafting in Rishikesh?

    Rishikesh Beach camping and rafting will cost around Rs 945 per adult. But there are different packages available that come in different variants ranging from Rs 600 to Rs 2500 per person.

    COST OF RIVER RAFTING IN RISHIKESH

    -Brahmpuri (10 Kms) 600 / person
    -Shivpuri (16 Kms) 1000 / person
    -Marine Drive (25 Kms) 1500 / person
    -Kaudiyala (35 Kms) 2500 / person
  15. Is River Rafting in Rishikesh dangerous?

    If one understands all the rules and regulations, River rafting is extremely safe. You have to attend the orientation hours which will ensure due guidance is provided. There will be risks but in the orientation, way to tackle the current will be provided which will ensure that the entire experience is risk-free and safe to embark on.
  16. What should I wear for rafting in Rishikesh?

    It is advisable to be dressed in layers and synthetic material including wool and polyester. This will help the adventurer in keeping the body warm during the river rafting trip. With jackets and paddling pants, one can help the water spray kept off from the legs. These are also provided free of cost at the outpost.
  17. Is River rafting safe in Rishikesh?

    River Rafting in Rishikesh is safe and secure if one pays heed to all the instructions and takes all the necessary precautions as guided by the team. There will be an orientation also which will lay out all the guidelines that have to be followed to ensure a fun and joyous rafting experience.

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