Enchanting Rishikesh

Tripoto
5th Apr 2019
Photo of Enchanting Rishikesh by nidhantrika

I don't know if this trip would be helpful or not. I am just sharing my part of experience in Rishikesh. Who would probably deny a trip to Rishikesh? Everyone knows the reasons listed to visit this place. My reason was no different from the others. I was all set to explore the white water rafting in the Ganges and overcome my hydrophobia. So, here's a bit of my travel from Delhi to Rishikesh. We were a bunch of 21 people from the workplace, who decide to utilize our team party budget judiciously. That's how we landed in Rishikesh. On Friday, we left Delhi at around 12 midnight scaling the weekend fever on the roads and jammed toll gates on the highway. We reached Rishikesh at around 7 AM. The view from Haridwar to Rishikesh while you are on road is mesmerizing. I am glad that I was awake all the while and caught a glimpses of the Devbhoomi of Haridwar. Our stay was planned in a camp nearby the riverside, Tito's camp. I wouldn't say that it was the best decision that we took, but we enjoyed walking down the riverside and sitting in the silence of the mountains listening to the flowing river.

View on the way to the Camp site

Photo of Rishikesh, Uttarakhand, India by nidhantrika

Rafting is the one of the adventure sport for which the youth visits Rishikesh. No one ever would miss a chance of trying out adventure sports when in Rishikesh. This place has a lot to offer to almost people of all age groups. The older and middle-aged generation visits the land to purify their souls in the holy water of the Ganges. The youth definitely visits for their adrenaline rush. There are ample of adventure sports available in Rishikesh such as bungee jumping, white water river rafting, reverse bungee jumping, zip lining and many more. Being a hydrophobic person, I was in two minds when I stepped into Shivpuri for rafting. Every instructor makes sure that you have ample of fun, but at the same time ensures your safety. Before you step on the raft, there are safety instruction demonstrated by the instructors. In any case, you shouldn't panic when you step into the river. You must have faith in yourself and of course, the Ganges and your instructor. We went for the 16 kms rafting, which included about 9 rapids. Roller Coaster, Return to Sender, Double Trouble and Golf Course are the major rapids in the stretch. I thought I almost died when I plunged in the river. The water was refreshing even in the scorching heat and the instructor made sure that we had an amazing time during our rafting. It takes a lot of courage even to plunge in still water. Rafting below the Lakshman Jhula was a beautiful sight. It was a once in a lifetime achievement that is of the bucket list now. Everyone should take a tour of river rafting in the Ganges, without the fear of water. It is more of the belief that Ganga maiyaa will save you, even when the life jacket fails. We returned tired to our camp and the cloudy weather greeted us back. At night, the bonfire added a distinct vibe to the noise of crickets and ripples of the river. Next morning, we were all set to head back to Delhi after a visit to the Neer Jharna.

River Flowing Down the Camp Site

Photo of Enchanting Rishikesh by nidhantrika

Morning by the Camp

Photo of Enchanting Rishikesh by nidhantrika

On the way - Haridwar

Photo of Enchanting Rishikesh by nidhantrika
Photo of Enchanting Rishikesh by nidhantrika
Photo of Enchanting Rishikesh by nidhantrika
Photo of Enchanting Rishikesh by nidhantrika
Photo of Enchanting Rishikesh by nidhantrika
Photo of Haridwar, Uttarakhand, India by nidhantrika
Photo of Tito's Beach Camp & Adventure, Taliyal Gaon, Uttarakhand, India by nidhantrika
Photo of Tito's Beach Camp & Adventure, Taliyal Gaon, Uttarakhand, India by nidhantrika
Photo of Shivpuri, Uttarakhand, India by nidhantrika
Photo of Tito's Beach Camp & Adventure, Taliyal Gaon, Uttarakhand, India by nidhantrika
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