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Situated at the base of the mighty Himalayas, Rishikesh is a picturesque town in Uttarakhand’s Dehradun district and is surrounded by many large and small rivers and serene valleys. It is a hub for pilgrims and tourists alike, as it has been frequented by sages and saints from ancient times who aim to seek higher knowledge.The town has earned a reputation for adrenalin-pumping adventure sports and activities. Visitors to Rishikesh have a plethora of activities to choose from. From tranquil templesto historical monuments, and from breath-taking sights to adventure activities, thereis a range of experiences the town offers. In recent times, Rishikeshhas also come to be known as the Adventure Capital of India, and rightly so.
You get to do amazing activities like:
White water rafting, Bungee Jumping, Camping, Kayaking, Flying Fox, Giant Swing, Mountain biking, Rappelling and cliff jumping are a few popular adventure activities that are guaranteed to set your pulse racing and your heart pumping. Here are a few activities you would love to try while at Rishikesh.
35 kilometres white water rafting in Red chillies:
Rishikesh is probably the best places to enjoy the thrill of white water rafting as you take on the might of the River Ganga with your team egging you on to push your endurance limits. This highly popular water sport takes you across 35 kilometres of surging water levels and freezing cold water that is bound to bring out the best of the manoeuvring skills you possess. Remember to carry an extra pair of clothes and leave behind your valuables such as ornaments or mobile phones while embarking on the best rafting adventure you would have experienced.
Bungee Jumping at Jumpin Heights
Bungee Jumping is considered an extreme adventure sport and is definitely not designed for the faint-hearted. The stunning landscape of Rishikesh offers a wonderful back drop to this action-packed activity with River Ganga at the base. Set at a height of 83 metres, the bungee jumping platform at Jumpin Heights gives you the opportunity to test your courage to its maximum. Excellent safety precautions and one of the best teams in the world ensure that your jump is perfectly timed and you come back for more.
Camping at Byasi
The serene and awe-inspiring locale of Byasi is surrounded by hills and mountains, with fresh and cold river water gushing through it and tall trees standing on guard throughout. This place becomes an ideal location for camping as you get to commune with nature while enjoying the wonderful weather that Rishikesh is blessed with. You can stay at well-appointed camps and enjoy wholesome meals while making new friends and bonding over adventure activities.
Enjoy nature while you are at it!
Rishikesh boasts of some truly spectacular sights of the mightiest mountain range in the world, the Himalayas, and as you spend a few days in nature’s abode, it becomes evident that you have left behind the stresses of the world and have metamorphosed into a complete being. Don’t miss this fantastic experience for anything!