Pune to Rishikesh (Uttarakhand)

30th Sep 2018
Day 1

Bungee Jumping was in the list since long and visit to Rishikesh was the only destination for it in India. Rishikesh has the highest bungee jumping spot in India, and is the only destination with a fixed platform to DIVE from. Long weekend was coming and it was a plan a week before we went. As usual few things to manage i.e Office leaves and Flight tickets. Got office leaves, flight ticket a bit costly.

Plan was as below -

Pune -> Delhi >>>>>>>>>>>> Flight

Delhi -> Rishikesh >>>>>>>> Bus

Rishikesh -> Haridwar >>>> Bus

Haridwar -> Delhi >>>>>>>> Bus

Delhi -> Pune >>>>>>>>>>>> Flight

Best way to travel any where in North India from Pune/Mumbai is to catch a flight between 3 pm to 6 pm so that you reach Delhi before 8 pm and catch a overnight bus to your destination. This time I did not get the flight with my timings so had to travel by bus in the morning.

Ram Jhula

Photo of Pune, Maharashtra, India by sujald

Bus Options : There are many bus that travel overnight to Rishikesh from Delhi. Morning AC buses start after 8 pm and the road to Rishikesh is very bad and there is too much of traffic which increases the travel time by 2-3 hours. So avoid morning travel.

There are 2 options to Stay -

1. Either stay in Hotel/Cottage (Near to Ram Jhula or Laxman Jhula)

2. Riverside camping and stay in Tents.

Local sightseeing : Get yourself a rented 2-wheeler any where near the Jhula's and you can explore nearby places on bike. Approx cost for 2-wheeler is 300 Rs per day.

Best Time to Visit: November - January

Bungee Jumping:

Bungee Jumping : 3550 Rs

Giant Swing : 3550 Rs

Fire Fox : 1800 Rs

Day 2

Bus Cost : 400 Rs ( Rishikesh to Mohan Chatti/Jumping Heights)

Bungee Jumping

The thrill comes from the free-falling and the rebound. INDIA’S HIGHEST BUNGY (jump height: 83 mtrs).

Jumping Heights office is located in Rishikesh from where you can travel by there bus to the jump location which is approx 20km. Bus cost is 400 Rs. One can go by personal/rented vehicle but the road is not good and takes more than 1 hour. So better option is spend 400 Rs. There are only 3 buses at 9am, 11am and 1pm. So better to pre-book.

Laxman Jhula - Rishikesh, Uttrakhand

Photo of Laxman Jhula Bridge, Laxman Jhula, Rishikesh, Uttarakhand, India by sujald

The Ram and Laxman Jhula's are located at approx 1km from each other and once can cross the bridge on 2-wheeler. As there is no support from down the bridge moves slightly.

Day 3

Ganga Aarti in Haridwar

* Ganga Aarti, Haridwar - Starts around 5.30 pm

* Ganga Aarti, Rishikesh - Starts around 6 pm

* Ganga Aarti, Varanasi

Rishikesh to Haridwar : There are buses after every 30 min to reach Haridwar (Har ki Pauri). Takes approx 1 hour.

Haridwar to Delhi : Overnight buses are best option but you reach quit early to Delhi due to very less traffic on roads at night time.

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