Rishikesh the adventure capital of India was our next destination after Roopkund trek. After thrilling experience of Roopkund, we prepared ourselves for another adventure which was white water rafting. Focus of this long vacation was on Roopkund, so I could not gather much information about Rishikesh. So far we only knew that, Rishikesh is famous for adventurous activities like rafting, bungee, kayaking, cliff jumping and many more. But when we touched there I felt divine and spiritual vibes in that air.
After a long journey of almost 10 hrs, from Lohajung - base camp of Roopkund trek, we reached Rishikesh. So far in my life I had never experienced such a thrill while traveling on road. Highways generally are of at least four lanes with dividers but Badrinath-Rishikesh highway was of two lanes without any dividers and add to this, one side of the road was accompanied by babbling river flowing through the deep valley. We were on the edges of our seats throughout the journey, a small mistake by driver and we would have freed our souls in the holy river Ganga.
It was Saturday evening, a weekend time so roads were flooded with full of people. One thing I noticed that streets were buzzing with full of foreigners. Being very close to Delhi, Rishikesh is very famous gateway for holidays. Somehow with the help from one gentle man, we managed to get a decent hotel to stay, which was desperately needed after a weeklong trekking and thrilling experience of road traveling. Due to lot of churning, our bodies were crying for rest, so decided to take a rest that night.