Rishikesh is known as “Yoga Capital of the World” and we call also call it as “Adventurous Capital of the World”. We are calling it so because many world-class adventurous sports are famous in Rishikesh like Bungee Jumping, Giant Swing, River Rafting in the Ganges, Flying Fox, Waterfall Rappelling, Rock Climbing, Trekking down below we have listed the best and fun things to do in Rishikesh.
Every year, millions of people from all across the world visit Rishikesh for adventure and meditation.
Here, we have given short and brief info about the best things to do in Rishikesh with valuable links for bookings as well.
Rishikesh offers Highest Bungee Jumping point. This site is designed and maintained by an expert named David Allardice from New Zealand.
The whole operations are maintained by professionals and jumpmasters from New Zealand.
The Jumping site gives a picturesque view of mountains ranges and river Ganges. Hence, it is considered as one the best site for Bungee Jumping in the world.
Flying Fox activity is offered from the same Bungee jumping platform. This adventure activity is enjoyed with two other mates hanging along with you.
One can visualize the marvelous view of mountains and rivers. Travelers from all across the globe are seen making a queue at the ticket counter to enjoy the thrilling experience of activities.
Rafting in the Ganges
River Rafting in the river Ganges is the most thrilling adventure sport in Rishikesh. Enjoy your ride through the gushing water of the river.
Enjoy the rapids and body surfing in the deep water. Rafting covers two more adventure activities – one is Body surfing and another is Cliff Jumping.
This activity is performed from the same platform of Bungee Jumping. Unlike free fall in Bunjee Jumping, this activity is a pendulum swing that covers a distance of about 1 kilometer. This can be attempted by anyone meeting basic physical fitness.
Giant Swing Cost: 3000/- INR per person
First, Rishikesh is a religious destination then it became an adventure destination. The temples of Rishikesh are of ancient period and holds great significance.
Thousands of devotees reach here to take blessings and many proceed further to visit five shrines of Lord Shiva – Panch Kedar.
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Famous Temples of Rishikesh
- Raghunath Temple
- Tera Manzil Temple
- Lakshman Temple
- Bharat Mandir
- Geeta Bhawan Temple
Meditation and Yoga
Rishikesh is known as “Yoga Capital of the World”. You will find a lot of famous Ashrams which provide beginner to advance level courses of meditation and yoga.
Some of the famous Ashrams are Sivananda Ashram, Parmarth Niketan Ashram, Patanjali International Yoga Ashram, Shree Mahesh Heritage School.
People from all across the globe reach Rishikesh to learn the best practices of yoga and meditation.
The beauty of Rishikesh makes it easier for learning these practices as you will be tempted by the surroundings.
Camping & Bonfire
There are plenty of camping sites present along the water streams and rivers. Spend nights sitting along the bonfire and feel the serenity of this place.
Some of the Famous Camping Sites
- Rendezvous Rafters Camp
- Camp Gold Coast
- Camp Riverside
- Aspen Camp
Aarti at Triveni Ghat
Aarti is performed at Triveni Ghat as a mark of devotion to Goddess Ganga. It is being performed during sunset and thousands of tourists & local people attend this aarti. The Ghat lights up with hundreds of lamps after the aarti and the sight gives calmness. It is one the recommended thing to visit in Rishikesh.
The one side of Rishikesh is the adventure and the other side is praying, meditation and yoga. This fantastic combination makes one feel out of this world.
Aarti timing at Triveni Ghat: 6 to 7 pm – Reach before 5:30 pm to take front seats.
Rishikesh is surrounded by Shivalik mountain ranges. So, there are many options of trekking like Gaddu Waterfall trek, Neelkanth Mahadev Trek, Kunjapuri Trek. All levels of trekking are present near Rishikesh.
Gaddu waterfall trek is an easy trek that can be easily completed in 2 hours.
Neelkanth Mahadev trek starts from a base point which is about 35 kilometers from Rishikesh. This trek is 14 kilometers long that take you to the Lord Shiva temple.
Kunjapuri Trek is 26 kilometers far from Rishikesh. The trek leads to a temple through stairs that could be completed in a span of 4 hours.
Rock Climbing & Water Rappelling
This is an another thrilling activity for adventure junkies. You have plenty of choices to choose from as each activity can offer you different life experience.
These are the best things to do in the Yoga Capital Of the World.
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