Rishikesh which is located in the foothills of the Himalayas in northern India, is a beautiful town surrounded by beautiful mountains. The magnificent attraction of Rishikesh is none other than the great river Ganges, running speedily throughout the city. Other than its scenic beauty, Rishikesh is famous for many things. There are many activities one can do here. Some of the top famous are:-
River Rafting : – Rishikesh has gained popularity in recent years among adventure enthusiasts from India and abroad. It is an experience that will get one’s heart racing to make it one of the most unforgettable trip in one’s life. The thrilling adventure of river rafting on the rapid Ganges can be enjoyed in Rishikesh during any time except monsoon.
Bunjee Jumping : – It is an adventurous sport, in which an elastic rope is tied to an individual anklets. Then they are said to jump from higher ground such as a bridge. The rope is designed in such a way that it doesn’t break. When the rope has stretched all the way, the jumper bounces back up. Bungee jumping in Rishikesh is quite a thrilling experience. In Rishikesh, there is India’s highest bungee jumping site with a height of 83 meters. It is located in Mohanchatti with the name, ‘Jumping heights’. It is open all the days, except Tuesday.
Trekking : – Among all the other adventures, trekking in Rishikesh is certainly one of the most exciting thing to do. Wandering through those grasses and walking these steep pathways one can find their way to exciting destination. The reason for choosing Rishikesh as your next favorite for trekking is due to its variety in landscape and beauty of the place.
Camping :- Rishikesh is a beautiful city with a rich culture. It has beautiful mountain ranges and the serene Ganga River that flows through it. There are lots of things to do here, but one of them is camping by the Ganga River. Here one can experience nature’s majesty under cold dark nights sitting by the warm fire and spotty brightest star. Here in Rishikesh, the camps have neatly managed surrounding, panoramic views and numerous number of valleys.
Yoga :- Other than it’s religious and adventure activities. Rishikesh is also famous for yoga. It is also known as the “Yoga capital of the world” .each year thousands of tourist come here to learn and practice yoga. Every year during March month a 1 week long “international yoga festival” is celebrated here. Due to the peacefulness and mesmeric beauty of Rishikesh, it is considered one of the best place to do yoga. It is a perfect place when it comes to the attainment of spirituality and peace. In Rishikesh there are numerous yoga centres that offers extensive programme of yoga and holistic health.
Paragliding : – it is a wonderful adventure sport done in the mountains. Paragliding in Rishikesh is a great way of experiencing it. It attracts all the adventure lovers here. The flying ride can help you to explore the wide Himalayans peak and height. Here the team of paragliding is very professional. Pilots are commercially certified and specialized in flying in adverse weather condition.
Cliff Jumping : – Cliff jumping is a jumping off a cliff as a form of sport. It is another wonderful option to experience thrill. Those who are in Rishikesh for rafting cannot ever miss cliff jumping. Generally, it involve jumping from 30-40 feet high cliff.
Ayurveda Massage: – It is a massage which is based entirely on Ayurveda. It takes a holistic approach, as it focus more on emotional stress as it does on physical. There are various spas and centers in Rishikesh which provides Ayurveda massage.
Kayaking: – kayaking is a fun way to get active on the water, whether it’s a river, lake or sea. Since Rishikesh is surrounded by beautiful Ganges river. It is one of the popular water sport activity in Rishikesh. To move fast in swift river water, a special type of kayak (boat) has been designed. It structure includes a special blade paddle to overcome the rapid hurdle of the river. But before going to river, a good understanding of the kayak is essential. It’s a must experience for those who love challenges and thrilling journey.
Rappelling : – It’s a sort of adventure sports wherein one is tied with a rope to a stout end of the mountain and then one make way down, only by using that rope as their guide and support. Due to the foothills and low mountains all around, Rishikesh is the perfect spot for rappelling. The thrill of rappelling is similar to rock climbing but in reverse. Rishikesh rappelling is famous all over the India just like the other activities, and adventures lover from all over the country visit Rishikesh for trying out this adventure sports.