18 Mar 2020
Rishikesh: Things to do in the adventure capital of India
Written byPoornima PandeyLifestyle
Set in the foothills of the Himalayas, Rishikesh has no dearth of both spiritual centers and adventure sports.
The city is an amazing blend of spiritual energy and adrenaline-pumping adventure sports.
While it is widely considered the hub of adventure affairs in the country, the overall vibe of the place is serene and peaceful.
Check out some cool things you can do in Rishikesh.
White water rafting along the serene Ganga river is perhaps the most sought-after activity in Rishikesh, if not in the whole of north India.
The rafting routes, full of twists and turns, are bound to offer you a thrilling ride.
Ranging from easy to difficult, there are several grades for one to choose from.
Truly an experience of a lifetime!
Standing at a staggering 83 metres, the bungee jump platform in Rishikesh's Mohanchatti village is the highest in the country.
What's more? The region is surrounded by a terrain of beautiful mountain ranges, and a river stream runs down the slopes.
After being properly fastened, just relish the amazing view, take a deep breath, and jump.
Believe us, you wouldn't regret it.
Giant swing and zip lining
The giant swing is quite similar to bungee jumping.
In bungee jumping one experiences a free-fall, but the giant swing goes in a swing-like motion.
Further, zip lining, also called flying fox, is another popular adventure activity in Rishikesh. It is relatively less difficult, and still offers a great deal of fun and thrill.
Rishikesh is known as the adventure capital of India not for no reason.
In fact, there are quite a few beginner-level treks around this place, that all serve as adventurous and enchanting trails.
We suggest you to try out the short trek to the Neergarh waterfall. It is a riveting route and takes you to the pristine Neergarh Falls.
Last but not the least, riverside camping is as fun as it sounds.
Set up a camp near a riverside and enjoy the charming ambiance of the mountains, the starry nights, bonfire and the mysterious sounds of the running river.
Shivpuri is one of the main attractions for campers in Rishikesh.
Explore and have fun!