Beatle stop. Yoga Central. Haven of white water and holy water. For almost forever, Rishikesh has been all things to every kind of untraveller. The world flocks here to master asanas and to seek out big answers. Raft along mighty rapids. Gather for treks in the Himalayas. And of course, top all this off with pancakes at one of the great eateries by the Lakshman Jhula.
From bungee to enlightenment, there’s something for everyone in this storied temple town by the sacred Ganga. And it certainly helps that it is set amidst epic forested hills.
Drive to Rishikesh (Shivpuri)
Arrive in Rishikesh and check into your camp.
Have the day to yourself to explore the town of Rishikesh or sit by and watch the Ganga flow. Return back to the camp in Shivpuri for some warmth by the bonfire.
Post dinner, retire early for an adventurous tomorrow.
Eat light in the morning for you don’t want to throw-up while navigating the rapids of the Ganga. Welcome to the most sought-after adventure activity in Rishikesh. A slick, fast and crazy adrenaline-pumping adventure - rafting the mighty Ganga is a super fun! This 16-km ride from Shivpuri to NIM beach is a high-octane adventure that will have you gasping for breath yet coming back for more. Grade III rapids like the aptly named Rollercoaster and 3 Blind Mice do set the adrenaline rushing. With the power and precision of experienced rafters, prepare for the ride of your lifetime through Grade III rapids!
Some more adventure (optional)
Adventure activities at Jumpin Heights – you can choose your thrill at Jumpin Heights adventure platform – Bungee, giant swing, flying fox, all built to give you that much needed adrenaline rush.
Though you’ll be completely drained after the rigorous rafting trip you might just find the energy to do some additional things in the afternoon. Rock Climbing and Rappelling activities and jungle walks can be arranged. Even a hike down from the famous Kunjapuri Temple can be attempted. After all, Kunjapuri Temple is the highest point in all of Rishikesh.
Have a hearty and well-deserved bonfire and dinner at your camp and call it a night.
Check-out after breakfast
After sumptuous breakfast, you may choose to do one last round of rafting before heading back. The adventure filled holiday comes to an end. With the memory card full of photos, you head back home.
You can also spend some time exploring Haridwar on your way back to Delhi.