Activities In Rishikesh

Rishikesh is a place of activities where every corner has a great myth, adventure and provides internal peace to the tourists. It is equally a spiritual place for the dedicated pilgrims. 

Come and explore the destination where peace can be felt, excitement can be reached, and adventure can be experienced, and the gushing sound of crystal clear waters.

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List of activities in Rishikesh

In Rishikesh tourist have multiple choices to engage them through various activities in Rishikesh like. Here is the list of famous things you can do in Rishikesh.

Adventure Activities in Rishikesh

Following is the list of various adventures activities which you can do while staying in Rishikesh and nearby area of Rishikesh like byasi, brahmapuri, shivpuri.

River Rafting in Rishikesh

Rishikesh is the most popular center 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. You can book Rafting in Rishikesh.

Bungee Jumping in Rishikesh

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 in Rishikesh

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 up to 7 meters above the river level and then going up. Finally returning & settling down at the lowest point. Accelerate up to speeds of 160.

Giant Swing in Rishikesh

Giant Swing in Rishikesh is carried out from the same platform of the Bungee Jump. But instead of attaching a cord to your ankles, a seat harness is provided and two ropes are attached to it.

Thrill Factory in Shivpuri

Thrill Factory in Shivpuri near Rishikesh is an adventure park which offers various types of adventure activities such as Bungee jump, reverse bunjee, sky cycling, giant swing, rope activites, obstacle activities, rock climbing and zipline.

Paint Ball in Rishikesh

Paintball is a game of guts, grit, and glory of speed stealth and strategy. Paintball Adventure Activity in Rishikesh is a modern version of peek-a-boo. It is a team-building activity in Rishikesh in which a group of players shoots balls of paint at another person to get a goal.

Cliff jumping in Rishikesh

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.

Air Safari in Rishikesh

It is the latest addition to the adventure in Rishikesh which consists of an eco-friendly flying over the town of Rishikesh.  It is a way of exploring the natural beauty of Rishikesh from the sky with the help of a number of equipment such as Para-motors, trikes, Para-gliders and powered parachutes,  etc. Enjoy the panoramic view of Shivalik ranges on a hot air balloon ride in Rishikesh or aircraft ride, starting from just rupees 2500.

Kayaking in Rishikesh

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 a perfect platform to learn and attempt Kayaking as the river is relatively safe.

Hiking in Rishikesh

It walks for 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.

Rock Climbing in Rishikesh

Rishikesh is not only about river rafting but here you can also do Rock Climbing. Rishikesh is surrounded by steep rock surfaces and cliffs of The Great Himalayan range.

Rock climbing is a perfect way to test your 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 in Rishikesh

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 in Rishikesh.

Waterfall Trekking in Rishikesh

Visit some of the hidden waterfalls in Rishikesh with a small trek with your family and friends. Some of the waterfalls are: Neergarh Waterfall, Garudchatti Waterfall, Patna Falls and Phool chatti waterfalls.

More Things you can do in Rishikesh

Ganga Aarti in Rishikesh

The aarti is a pleasant ritual of worshipping the Ganga. People visit the aarti on every day. Parmarth Niketan Ashram to witness the everyday 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.

Fish Feeding in Rishikesh

Tourists can feed fishes from the bridge of Laxman and Ram Jhula through bread, semolina and small pieces of dough.

Walk-in Aastha path in Rishikesh

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 the Aastha path starts from Barrage to Ram Jhula and go through Triveni Ghat. Here one can walk along with the river. There are small Temples and Ghats throughout the pathway. Tourists can also enjoy evening aarti at Triveni and Sai Ghat.

Yoga in Rishikesh

Rishikesh is considered as one of the most famous places for yoga and meditation in India. The yoga sessions in Rishikesh 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.

Goa Beach in Rishikesh

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 comes here for meditation, books reading, chanting, etc.

Visit of Local Temples in Rishikesh

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.

Shopping at Local markets in Rishikesh

Tourists can go shopping in the local markets like Ram Jhula, Laxman Jhula, and Triveni Ghat. Tourists love to purchase ethnic and traditional wears. There are lots of shops for clothes, jewelry, precious stones, books, spiritual things, and lots of other things to do in Rishikesh.

Explore Van Gujjars and their Culture

The Van Gurjars community - KABILA is about 4 kms away from Tapovan (Badrinath road). Here you can Visit the Kabila houses and villages and finish at a majestic waterfall.

Visit Popular Attractions of Rishikesh

While exploring the spiritual haven of Rishikesh, a visit to the trio of Laxman Jhula, Ram Jhula, and Janki Jhula is a must for anyone seeking to delve into the spiritual essence of the town. Laxman Jhula, believed to be the spot where Lord Laxman crossed the river, offers panoramic views and a serene pedestrian passage.

Ram Jhula, connecting to various ashrams and temples, mirrors the spiritual vibrancy of the town. Janki Jhula, named after Goddess Sita, provides a quieter crossing embraced by lush greenery. Together, these suspension bridges are not just architectural marvels but integral components of Rishikesh's cultural and spiritual tapestry, inviting visitors into a realm where mythology seamlessly meets the serene landscape of the Himalayas.

Sky Dining in Rishikesh

Embark on a culinary adventure like never before in Rishikesh, where the enchanting concept of sky dining reaches its pinnacle. Indulge your senses at the breathtaking 'Laxman Jhula Divine Resort', which seamlessly blends the spiritual aura of Rishikesh with a gastronomic haven, offering elevated dining experiences against the Himalayan backdrop.

For those seeking the pinnacle of sky dining, 'Sky Max Lounge' is a celestial escape, where panoramic views of the Ganges River and the mountains accompany a symphony of gourmet delights. Rishikesh's sky dining experiences promise an extraordinary fusion of gourmet delights and awe-inspiring views. Each restaurant crafts a culinary odyssey that transcends both the earthly and the ethereal, creating unforgettable memories under the open sky.

Adventurous Camping in Rishikesh

Embark on an exhilarating escapade with adventurous camping in the heart of Rishikesh, where the thrill of the great outdoors meets the serenity of the Ganges River. Nestled against the picturesque backdrop of the Himalayas, camping sites like 'Riverside Adventure Camp' and 'Himalayan View Camps' offer a perfect blend of adrenaline-pumping activities and tranquil natural surroundings.

Engage in thrilling white-water rafting expeditions by day and unwind by the riverside campfires under the star-lit sky at night. Whether you're a seasoned adventurer seeking riverfront excitement or a nature enthusiast desiring a peaceful retreat, Rishikesh's adventurous camping experiences promise an unforgettable fusion of adrenaline and tranquility, creating memories that resonate with the spirit of the great outdoors.

Visit Ashrams in Rishikesh

Embarking on a spiritual sojourn in Rishikesh entails a visit to its renowned ashrams, where seekers and pilgrims find solace amidst the tranquil banks of the Ganges River. The iconic 'Parmarth Niketan' stands as a beacon of spirituality, hosting the evening Ganga Aarti that illuminates the riverbanks in a divine spectacle. 'Sivananda Ashram' offers a serene atmosphere for yoga and meditation, promoting holistic well-being.

For those seeking teachings in Vedanta and spirituality, 'Swarg Ashram' serves as an enlightening retreat. 'The Beatles Ashram,' officially known as Maharishi Mahesh Yogi Ashram, adds a historical touch, once hosting the legendary band. Whether you're drawn to spiritual discourses, yoga, and meditation, or simply wish to soak in the peaceful ambiance, Rishikesh's ashrams promise a transformative and spiritually enriching experience along the sacred Ganges.

Cafe Hopping in Rishikesh

Indulge your senses in the vibrant culinary scene of Rishikesh through an enchanting adventure of cafe hopping. Begin your gastronomic journey at the iconic 'Ganga Beach Cafe,' where the serene view of the Ganges accompanies delectable international and Indian cuisine. Explore the bohemian vibes of 'The Little Buddha Cafe,' known for its cozy ambience and diverse menu.

For a taste of organic and healthy delights, 'Om Freedom Cafe' awaits, offering a menu that caters to various dietary preferences. Experience the artistic charm of 'The 60's (Beatles) Cafe' for a nostalgic journey back in time. Whether you're sipping chai at 'German Bakery,' enjoying vegan treats at 'Pure Soul Cafe,' or relishing wood-fired pizzas at 'Devraj Coffee Corner,' Rishikesh's cafe hopping scene ensures a delightful blend of flavors and atmospheres against the backdrop of the Himalayas and the Ganges River.

Ayurvedic Message and Therapies in Rishikesh

The ancient city of Rishikesh, cradled in the foothills of the Himalayas, beckons visitors to partake in the transformative ritual of Ayurvedic massages and therapies. Delve into the ancient healing practices offered by wellness centers across the town, where skilled practitioners tailor treatments to promote holistic well-being.

Whether it's a traditional Abhyanga massage or a therapeutic Ayurvedic session, these experiences in Rishikesh extend beyond relaxation, offering a pathway to physical, mental, and spiritual harmony in the tranquil surroundings of the Himalayas. From soothing herbal massages that promote relaxation to specialized therapies addressing specific health concerns, each experience is a holistic journey towards well-being.

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