There is no doubt that Rishikesh is famous for rafting and other adventure activities but there are many more things to do in such a wonderful place.
Rishikesh is widely known as the yoga capital of the world. It is well connected via road and rail from haridwar railway station. So if you want to feel the mesmerizing and spectacular beauty of silently flowing Ganga, you must go to Rishikesh. This time, I went with a group of solo traveler from Delhi and our accommodation was done in camps on the banks of Holy River. Apart from thrilling activities like rafting, trekking, bungee jumping and paragliding, you can spend your time doing meditation, roaming on the streets and clicking some shots at lakshman and ram jhula.
Throughout the year, there is pleasant weather in Rishikesh, but in the season of extreme summer, the heat becomes scorching. So the best time to go there is early summers or late winters. Talking in terms of accessibility, if you are in Haridwar then a local auto will take around 40 Rs. to take you to Rishikesh. This is the best and cheapest mode.
Our camp organisers have already planned for a rafting activity and we went there. The experience is awesome when you cross the hurdles in water and your raft goes all inside the river. It is breathtaking and not for the light hearted people. There is a place called maggi point where you get the yummy maggi and ginger tea. That is also the point for cliff jumping. Our whole day went in the river rafting and we were tired like hell. The next day was scheduled for other adventure activities. From flying fox to bungee jumping and giant swing, you can do it all there. I tried flying fox and bungee jumping, it is really once in a lifetime experience.
After that we went to for some wandering in the local market and then to Lakshman Jhula. Our evening went by the banks of Ganga. If you are more of a religious person then you must visit Bharat temple, neelkanth mahadev and vashisht cave. Chandreshwar and someshwar temple are also worth a visit.
Want to know more about what to do, eat and stay in Rishikesh then feel free to ask in comments.
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