10 Famous activities to do in Rishikesh

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 the 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:-

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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 trips in one’s life. The thrilling adventure of river rafting on the rapid Ganges can be enjoyed in Rishikesh during any time except the monsoon.

Bunjee Jumping

It is an adventurous sport, in which an elastic rope is tied to 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.

Bunjee Jumping in rishikesh
Bunjee Jumping in Rishikesh

Trekking

Among all the other adventures, trekking in Rishikesh is certainly one of the most exciting things to do. Wandering through those grasses and walking these steep pathways one can find their way to an exciting destination. The reason for choosing Rishikesh as your next favourite for trekking is due to its variety in landscape and the beauty of the place.

Rrekking in Rishikesh
Trekking in Rishikesh

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 surroundings, panoramic views and numerous valleys.

Camping in Rishikesh
Camping in Rishikesh

Yoga

Other than its 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 tourists 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 places 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 offer extensive programmes on yoga and holistic health.

Yoga in Rishikesh
Yoga in Rishikesh

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 heights. Here the team of paragliding is very professional. Pilots are commercially certified and specialized in flying in adverse weather conditions.

Paragliding in Rishikesh
Paragliding in Rishikesh

Cliff Jumping

Cliff jumping is 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 involves jumping from a 30-40 feet high cliff.

Cliff Jumping in Rishikesh
Cliff Jumping in Rishikesh

Ayurveda Massage

It is a massage that is based entirely on Ayurveda. It takes a holistic approach, as it focuses more on emotional stress than it does on physical. There are various spas and centres 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 the beautiful Ganges River. It is one of the popular water sport activities in Rishikesh. To move fast in swift river water, a special type of kayak (boat) has been designed.

Its structure includes a special blade paddle to overcome the rapid hurdle of the river. But before going to the river, a good understanding of the kayak is essential. It’s a must experience for those who love challenges and thrilling journeys.

kayaking-in-rishikesh
Kayaking in Rishikesh

Rappelling

It’s a sort of adventure sport wherein one is tied with a rope to a stout end of the mountain and then one makes 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 India just like the other activities, and adventures lover from all over the country visit Rishikesh for trying out these adventure sports.