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About Rishikesh

White Water Rafting in Rishikesh is very popular for its rafting on the River Ganga (Ganges). Season: September-November and March-April-May are ideal for rafting. The rafting will go on for several kilometres, and the path is interspersed with rapids, ranging from Level 1 to Level 5, in order of difficulty. At the end of the trip, you have the option of jumping some 20 feet from a ledge into the water. There are several local travel agencies, offering these rafting trips. The package usually includes an overnight camp on the banks of the river, with a brilliant and dangerous trek among the hills in the morning. If one has time, courses in rafting are also offered.

Best Time To Visit :

Best time to visit Rishikesh is from late September to October and mid November and best time for white water rafting is April to May.  June is quite hot, that time Rishikesh temperature touching 35 oC and July is festival month in Rishikesh.

 Camping in Rishikesh

Camping in Rishikesh is a recreational activity that does not have any age limit. Any individual who likes to explore new places and enjoy the beauty and serenity of nature can embark on a camping voyage. Camping in Rishikesh on the Ganga beach offer an environment to wake up with the birds cher chew and can swim in the fresh water of the river Ganges. Camping in Rishikesh is a very popular activity.

Rappelling in Rishikesh

Rappelling in Rishikesh Climbing down with a rope is called rappelling. The group is taken to a spot where there is a cliff drop, experts with proper equipment who setup the gear first and then, one by one, everyone comes down. It's all about trusting your gear and following the instructions and then it's a lot of fun.

Rock climbing in Rishikesh

Rock climbing in Rishikesh This is something everyone is familiar with, this is also included in some of the camps but not everyone can do it as it requires a lot of strength and skill. The group is taken to a cliff side and with proper safety gear everyone is given a chance to climb the cliff side.

Cliff Jumping in Rishikesh

Cliff Jumping in Rishikesh You are supposed to jump into freezing water from a cliff! Yes, it sounds crazy but this is one thing which everyone can brag about back home, of course you are wearing a life jacket and a helmet but still to jump from so high into the Ganga which is murky and the bottom can't be seen, it's not like jumping into a swimming pool where one can see the bottom the water is static.
Kayaking in Rishikesh

Kayaking in Rishikesh is the use of a kayak for moving across water. Kayaking is differentiated from canoeing by the fact that a kayak has a closed cockpit and a canoe has an open cockpit. They also use a two bladed paddle. Another major difference is in the way the paddler sits in the boat. Kayakers sit in a seat on the bottom of the boat with their legs extended out in front of them. Canoeists will either sit on an elevated bench seat or kneel directly on the bottom of the boat. Whitewater kayaking is the sport of paddling a kayak on a moving body of water, typically a whitewater river. Whitewater kayaking can range from simple, carefree gently moving water, to demanding, dangerous whitewater.

Trekking in Rishikesh

Trekking in Rishikesh There are a lot of soft treks in this region, this is an optional thing as some people love to walk in nature and do a bit of bird watching and some prefer to be at the camp and relax and they are already tired with the activities they have done.

Bungee Jump in Rishikesh

Bungee Jump in Rishikesh, (15 km ahead of Rishikesh on Rishikesh-Neelkanth road), You can try bungee jump. It is a unique experience in India, a jump from 83 meters just above a natural river.

Mukeshji's Jungle Vibes, Shisham Jhari, Rishikesh (Near Dayanand Ashram), Have a once in a life time experience of making the Australian Didgeridoos, African Djmbes and other musical instruments in the guidance of iconic Mukeshji while he enthralls you with his hilarious stories and takes you along with him in his Himalayan Journeys. A person visiting here finds himself/herself in a selected crowd of music aficionados and extreme adventures from around the world.

Yoga in Rishikesh

Study yoga, meditation and Hindu philosophy. Rishikesh, sometimes nicknamed "The World Capital of Yoga", has numerous yoga centres that also attract tourists. It is believed that meditation in Rishikesh brings one closer to attainment of moksha, as does a dip in the holy river that flows through it.

Nightlife in Rishikesh

Rishikesh is not a "Clubbers" destination but has a vibrant Cafe Culture, with a fine choice of places with views of the Ganga, to pass the night away. Rishikesh does not have much of night life except in the form of Hindu festivals. During these festivals people rejoice every moment. The whole town is lit up in nights. This is the only time when the nights are enjoyable and fun.

Rishikesh Shopping

Rishikesh offers you handicraft items made of shells, beads and pearls. Sarees, kurtas, sheets and rugs can be purchased from here. You can buy these items from the government approved U.P handloom shop, Khadi Bhandar, Garhwal wool and craft shop etc. As with most holy cities cum tourist destinations there's a plethora of religious paraphenalia, cheap clothing aimed at foreigners, incense, bronze shiva statues, etc. Unlike many other similar towns in India prices here are usually reasonable and you won't have to haggle hard for a good price.

Things NOT To Do in Rishikesh

  •     Remove the footwear before entering into the religious places like temples, mosques and churches.
  •     Do wear clothes according to Indian traditions.. Revaling clothes can land you in trouble.
  •     A holy city it may be, but Rishikesh draws more than its fair share of criminals and conmen.
  •     Don't walk around alone at night and beware of the motives of sadhus offering one-on-one tutoring.
  •     Carry important documents such as Visa, Passport, licence card, Id card etc,. along with two or three photocopies of each for safe purpose.
  •     ALWAYS Respect the tradition and culture of the place.
     

 

By Air:

Jolly Grant airport (Dehradun) is nearest airport of Rishikesh about 35 km away from mail city. Popular airlines like Air India, Spice Jet, have daily flights from Delhi. Once reach airport take taxi from outside of airport to Rishikesh.

By Train:

Haridwar is nearest railhead to Rishikesh aabout 25 km away. Haridwar is well connected with all major cities of India such as Delhi, Mumbai, Lucknow, Kolkata and Varanasi.  You can easily take some of popular trains like Shatabdi express, Jan Shatabdi, Mussoorie Express etc.

By Road:

Rishikesh is well connected to motorable road from Delhi, Lucknow and other popular cities of India via National Highway 58.  Many private and state buses daily leave to Rishikesh from Delhi, it take about 6 to 7 hours. 

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