A Pool of Adventure and Activities
Proudly known as the ‘Yoga Capital of the World’, Rishikesh is ideally nestled in the foothills of Himalaya, in Uttarakhand. Possessed with the mighty Ganges, holy temples, serene Ashrams and natural beauty, the place is not just religious and spiritual hot spot. Going beyond this, it is one of the top adventure destinations in India and a soothing place for adventure junkies. Showered with an enthralling beauty, Rishikesh opens a wide gate for the visitors to indulge in plethora of activities.
Here let’s know about these activities that can be experienced amidst the tranquillity of this place.
White Water Rafting
One of the most famous and exhilarating adventure sports, River Rafting draws thousands of travellers from all parts of the country. To get rifted with the powerful stream of Ganges in shining azure water is enough to rejuvenate the soul of a person. September – November and March-May are favourable seasons for rafting.
Camping in Rishikesh
Camping is the best mean to repose amidst the charm and mildness of nature. Camping on the banks of Ganga is a must do activity to experience the panoramic sights of the river and dwell for a short time in the serene natural surroundings.
Imagine the thrill and chill you will experience while jumping off the cliff into the freezing water? Yes, this is not a scene from a superhero movie. You can actually have this exciting and daring experience when you are in Rishikesh. It is one of the favourite activities for adventure buffs and one has to be physically strong and enduring to undertake this adventure.
Jumping from an altitude of about 83 meters! Just imagine the dare and courage needed to do this. With the highest jumping platform, Rishikesh offers this highly thrilling extreme sport i.e. Bunjee Jumping. This adventure sport is very fresh and young in India, yet getting very popular among adventure fanatics.
Flying like a hawk, high in the sky is one of the electrifying activities which you must try in Rishikesh. Having Asia’s largest flying fox of 1 km, this adventurous ride is offered in Shivpuri village, 15 min drive away from Tapovan, Rishikesh.
The adventurous activity of Kayaking in Rishikesh is gaining much admiration and attention of all the adventure junkies across the country. The turbulent streams of Ganges offer enough rapids for kayaking enthusiasts. From gentle streams to torrential flow, one can choose the best rapid as per to his/her strength.
The beautiful place, Rishikesh has a lot of treks in the region. One can enjoy spending some calm time in the lap of nature. You can also indulge in beholding beautiful vistas or bird watching or relaxing in the camp.
Apart from rafting and bungee jumping, you can have one more adventurous sport called rappelling. In this you have to climb down the rock surface with the help of ropes. You can enjoy this exhilarating activity in Rishikesh under the proper guidance of experts. You can also indulge in waterfall rappelling.
Don’t leave the place without soothing yourself with yoga and meditation. The place which can also be called hub of yoga is perfect to detoxify you inner self and mind under the shade of this powerful healing therapy. There are innumerable yoga centres and ashrams in the city which are visited by a large number of visitors, seeking peace and tranquillity of the mind.
Next time you visit Rishikesh, don’t forget to plunge yourself in these activities.