Rishikesh – The Adventure Sports and Spiritual Center of India !!
Adventure Activities in Rishikesh
Being the hub of adventure sports and variety of thrilling activities Rishikesh is also known as the ‘Adventure Capital of India’.
Surrounded by hills , lush green forest , the river Ganga and the Rajaji Tiger reserve in the close vicinity Rishikesh has become the favorite destination for the people looking for adventure tourism. People from across the country come to rishikesh to indulge in the activities like rafting , camping , trekking along with the very exclusive bungee jumping in rishikesh , flying fox activities along with air safari and hot air ballooning. The adventure is so fun in Rishikesh that you will want to come again and again to experience it.
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Adventure activities to indulge in Rishikesh
The most popular adventure activity of Rishikesh is rafting in the Ganga River. Rishikesh is one of the best river rafting destinations in India , and people from around the country come here to experience the thrill of rafting. There are number of rapids in the rafting stretch ranging from Grade I to Grade IV. Also people have choices to opt for different stretches from 9km , 16km , 26km and 35km to choose from.
Being situated in such a lovely place where you can find hills , river , jungle , flora and fauna Rishikesh is one of the top choices among travelers who want to take a quick refreshing break away from the hustle bustle of crowded city. Rishikesh is very well connected with other cities and offers camping options from economical to luxury camps so it becomes a very good choice for camping.
Trekking in Rishikesh
Rishikesh is the gateway to Himalaya and is the starting point of most of the himalayan trekking expeditions whether it is gangotri , yumnotri , kedarnath etc. But apart from these there are local single day trekking expeditions that one can take while staying in camps in rishikesh. For trekking in rishikesh there are beautiful locations around rishikesh where you can do trekking and enjoy a day out in the wildness of nature.
Bungee Jumping in Rishikesh
Bungee Jumping in rishikesh is one of the major adventure sports in rishikesh. You can do bungee jumping from fixed platform at Mohan chatti 17 km from Rishikesh. The bungee jumping in rishikesh platform is 83 meters high and is designed and supervised by David Allardice of New Zealand. You will be thrilled to take the jump from here and after the jump do take you photograph and certificate of jump.
The cost of Bungee Jumping in rishikesh is around Rs 3500 per person.
Zip Line / Flying Fox
Zipline and Flying fox are other major activities that you can indulge in rishikesh. Zipline is available in shivpuri whereas flying fox can be done at mohanchatti.
The cost of zipline activity is around Rs 1500/- per person and cost of Flying fox is Rs 1800/- per person in a group of three
Looking for more adventure than you should try giant swing at mohan chatii 17 km from rishikesh.
The cost of giant swing is Rs 3500/- per person.
Jungle Walk and Bird Watching
With so much of flora and fauna around rishikesh , whenever you are coming for camping or rafting in rishikesh do take some time for enjoying early morning jungle walk and bird watching around your camp. We offer these activity as part of your camping activity that can be done on your own as per the guidance and advice of camp manager.
Yes you are reading it right air safari and hot air ballooning activity are also available as an adventure activity in Rishikesh. All these activities are conducted from location near dehradun airport around 30km from rishikesh.
The cost depends on how much time you want to enjoy it and starts from Rs 5000 /- per person for a 15 Minute ride.
Hot Air Baloon
Enjoy hot air ballooning activity and experience the thrill of looking at the beautiful surrounding of green hills , dense forest and the river flowing below from the sky.
The cost of hot air ballooning starts from Rs 3000/- per person for 15 Minute ride in a group of 4 people.
Rappling is one of the common adventure activities offered along with rafting in Rishikesh where you climb down from the rock under the supervision of an instructor with all the safety measures in place. You can get the rappling activity included alongwith your river rafting pacakge at the cost of Rs 500/- per person.