In Rishikesh tourist have multiple choices to engage them through various activities like:
The aarti is a pleasant ritual of worshipping the Ganga. People visit the aarti on everyday. Parmarth Niketan Ashram to witness the every day evening ceremony of Ganga Aarti Rishikesh. It is organized and performed by ashram residents, particularly the children who are studying the Vedas there. Singing of bhajans, prayers, and a purifying and sacred ritual that takes place around a fire, with the offerings made to Agni, the fire god spreads positivity in the environment.
Tourist can feed fishes from the bridge of Laxman and Ram Jhula through breads, semolina and small pieces of dough.
Walk in aastha path
Aastha path provides one of the most spiritual experiences to the locals and the tourist. It is popular as Marine Drive. People use this for morning walk and evening troll. The location of aastha path starts from Barrage to Ram Jhula and go through Triveni Ghat. Here one can walk along with river. There are small Temples and Ghats throughout the pathway. Tourist can also enjoy evening aarti at Triveni and Sai Ghat.
Rishikesh is considered as one of the most famous places for yoga and meditation in India. The yoga sessions can help with many things like motivation, stress and health problems. Among the popular yoga places are Parmarth Niketan, Omkarananda Ganga Sadan, Swamidayananda ashram and Anand Prakash Ashram.
The nickname given to a place on the river banks, it is often referred to as Goa Beach by foreign backpackers. The only advice is not to go to this place when the current of the river is strong. Tourist come here for the meditation, books reading, chanting etc.
Visit of Local Temples
There are many temples in rishikesh to visit like Bharat Mandir, Risikund, Ragunath Mandir, Hanuman Mandir etc. Every Temple has a story and famous for its significance.
Tourist can go for shopping to the local markets like Ram Jhula, Laxman Jhula and Triveni Ghat. Tourist love to purchase ethnic and traditional wears. There are lots of shops for cloths, jewelry, precious stones, books, spiritual things and lots of other things.
Adventure Activities in Rishikesh
Rishikesh is the most popular centre for river rafting which attracts thousands of adventure seeking travelers every year. There are multiple rafting points from where you can start and enjoy rafting. Adventure lovers can choose a grade according to their preferences and expertise.
Paintball is a game of guts, grit and glory of speed stealth and strategy. Paintball Adventure Activity is a modern version of peek-a-boo. It is a team building activity in which group of players shoot balls of paint at another person to get a goal.
It has been designed by David Allardice of New Zealand. Jump Masters flown in from New Zealand to operate the Bungee. It is the most challenging activity for all those who live life without fear. One has to dive from an altitude of about 120 to 160ft. After the jump, one can relish capturing pictures of beautiful surroundings on the camera. The jumpers also get dare to jump certificates and their video of doing Bungy Jumping.
Flying Fox is carried out by three people at one time. The entire tour takes 45-60 minutes. You are harnessed to the wire and on release by gravity roll down the wire upto 7 meters above the river level and then going up. Finally returning & settling down at the lowest point. Accelerate upto speeds of 160.
All those who come in Rishikesh for river rafting never miss cliff jumping. Generally, the sport involves jumping from a 30-40 ft high cliff. The sport will let you know your bodily strength. Depending upon the physical abilities, you can also grow your cliff jumping abilities.
It is a latest addition to the adventure in Rishikesh which consist of an eco friendly flying over the town of Rishikesh. It is way of exploring the natural beauty of Rishikesh from the sky with the help of a number of equipments such as Para-motors, trikes, Para-gliders and powered parachutes, etc. Enjoy the panoramic view of Shivalik ranges on hot air balloon ride in Rishikesh or aircraft ride, starting from just rupees 2500.
The adventure of kayaking in Rishikesh has gained much popularity among tourists from all corners of the world. These boats are designed with a view to performing on fast moving river waters. The Ganga River provides perfect platform to learn and attempt Kayaking as the river is relatively safe.
It is walk for a long distance nearby areas of Rishikesh such as Laxman Jhula, Bharat Mandir, Triveni Ghat. Geeta Bhawan, Ram Jhula, Neelkanth mahadev etc. Tourist also explores nearby villages of Rishikesh through Hiking during staying in camps.
Rishikesh is not only about river rafting but here you can also do Rock Climbing. Rishikesh is surrounded by steep rock surfaces and cliff of The Great Himalayan range.
Rock climbing is a perfect way to test you physical as well as mental strengths. In order to complete the task successfully all you need is stamina and faith in yourself and once you are done you will be filled with the pleasure of achieving your goal.
Water Rappelling is a controlled drop with a rope from a particular spot of a waterfall. It is very thrilling to descend from a rock of the waterfall and is one of the most daring adventure activities offered in Rishikesh.