“Gateway to the Garhawl Himalayas”

Rishikesh is a small town in the northern state of Uttarakhand in India. Scenically located where the Ganges River comes down from the Himalayas, The town is a famous tourist spot and also a major pilgrimage spot for the Hindus. The River Ganges flows through the town of Rishikesh and it is famous for its various shrines and yoga ashrams. Rishikesh also is among the few places in India that offers a multitude of adventure sports to its visitors. Rishikesh can be considered asa an option for the one who is fond of adventure and for someone who loves travelling. Travelling with friends always is fun, and going to a place like Rishikesh with friends is something that should be considered. Rishikesh is one place which does not only provide the visitors with a dose of spirituality but also a taste of the thrill of adventure sports. The best example of such an offering is the jumpin heights centre, where you can experience the adventure of bungee jumping, fox flying and the Giant swing right over the river. The activites one should do while their visit to Rishikesh are:

  • Take a holy dip in the Ganges, with reputed healing powers.
  • Check into an Ashram to study yoga, meditation and Hindu philosophy.
  • White Water Rafting Rishikesh is very popular for its rafting on the River Ganga (Ganges). The months from September to December and March to June are considered as the best periods for the ultimate enjoyment of water 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.
  • Camping 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 Climbing down with a rope is called rappelling.  It’s all about trusting your gear and following the instructions. 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.
  • Rock climbing  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 You are supposed to jump into freezing water from a cliff! 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, quiet adventurous.
  • Kayaking 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.  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. One can learn this sport by taking kayaking courses from.
  • Trekking There are lot of soft treks available around Rishikesh. Some of them take you to beautiful and hidden waterfalls. These beautiful natural wonders are 2-6 kms from Laxman Jhula and are hidden in the nearby forest.
  • Bungee Jump,  You can try bungee jump at Jumpin Heights. It is a unique experience in India, a jump from 83 mtrs just above a natural river and enjoy the time of your life. Where the world looks upside down.

 

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