Top 10 Adventure Sports in Rishikesh
Rishikesh on one hand is one of the most visited religious places in India. On other hand, it is an ultimate destination for Adventure Sports. Some call it the ‘Adventure Capital of India’. It is a weekend getaway mainly for the people from nearby places in Uttar Pradesh and Delhi. Located in the beautiful state of Uttarakhand, Rishikesh offers a wide range of adventure activities.
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Lets get started with the Adventure Activities in Rishikesh !
You may have wished to stay at a camp. Rishikesh offers a lot of camp themes you can choose from. Some of the camp providers also provide luxury camps with all facilities. Some of the camping themes include Jungle Camping, Beach Camping, Himalyan Journey Camping, River Zone Camping etc. Camping is mostly available as a combo with Rafting. Camping will really give you out of the world feeling !
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Keep your mobile phones charged as some of the camps do not have electricity and they provide you will lanterns.The bad thing about camping in Rishikesh is that you will hardly get any signals in your mobile phone. So talk to your loved one before leaving for the Camp. If you own an Airtel Sim, you might get some signals. The good thing is that you will get a lot to do in the camp. The Camps usually provide sports such as Volleyball Court, Carrom, Badminton, Bonfire, Free Meals, Free Snacks. We found these camps full ‘Paisa Wasool (Value for Money)’. If you are running on a low budget then you should go for Camping as it offers the cheapest Adventure Sports in Rishikesh.
Charges : Rs.800 to Rs. 2000 (Depending upon the facilities you Choose)
(2) Bungee Jumping
You may have heard a lot about Bungee Jumping. Rishikesh is one of the few locations in India which offers this Adventure. It is one of the most dangerous Adventure Sports in Rishikesh one can do. In this Activity, you legs are tied to flexible rubber cords at a fixed location and you need to jump into the valley to upto 80-90 m from your position. Minimum Weight of the person doing this activity should be 35 kg and the maximum should be 110 kg. Person with over 12 yrs of age can only perform this activity. There are professionals from New Zealand who handles these activities. You also get a Certificate of ‘Dare to Jump’ for your performance. You can also collect your Photographs and Video of Bungee Jump.
Charges : Rs.3500
(3) Flying Fox
This activity is done by harnessing you to the wire and move down due to gravity upto 7 m above the River Ganges. You will be pulled back after the jump is complete. Normally this activity is done by 3 persons at a time. However you can also perform it alone by paying extra charges. Minimum Weight of the person doing this activity should be 20 kg and the maximum should be 130 kg. You will get the ‘Dare to Jump’ Certificate for this activity as well. Also, you can buy your Photographs and Videos.
Charges : Rs.1700 – Rs.3000
(4) River Rafting
River Rafting is the most popular adventure of Rishikesh. Every year, Rishikesh attracts a large number of tourists for River Rafting. This activity is full of excitement and thrill. You need be more than 12 yrs to do this activity. All the rafters are provided with a short 5 minutes of training before they start their adventure. This unique adventure is not that dangerous as it looks, if you follow all the safety guidelines. Your Guide will tell you when to stop & when to lean down. You will be provided with safety jackets to avoid any mishap even if you fall into the river.
There are some places where the water is calm, your guide will tell you to get down into the water if you want. You will be given a rope which you need to keep holding while you are in the river. There will be a dry bag in the raft, where you can keep your mobile phones and use them for taking pictures when your guide tells you to. It is an ultimate adventure everyone should try!
Charges : Rs.400 to Rs.1300 (Depending upon the Distance)
(5) Giant Swing
In this activity you need to jump from the same Bungee Platform. However, in Giant Swing a harness is fixed to your chest and a seat , both of which are connected to a wire rope. After you jump, you will move like a pendulum and the experience is thrilling ! This activity can be done individually or with 2 people together. You can also buy the Photographs and Video of your Jump. Minimum Weight of the person doing this activity should be 20 kg and the maximum should be 130 kg. Anyone over 12 yrs can do this activity.
Giant Swing : Rs.3000
(6) Cliff Jumping
In this activity you find a perfect cliff for yourself and jump into the river. This activity can be done while Rafting down the river. You can ask your guide to take a hault somewhere for cliff jumping. Normally they will find any cliff of about 30-40 m above the river level.
Recently, Rishikesh has developed into a trekking destination because of its location of the foothills of Himalayas. There are variety of trekking options available for the adventure lovers. The trekking options depend upon the distance and the theme you choose. Some of the trekking options are Waterfalls Trekking, Kunjapuri Trekking, Neelkanth Mahadev Temple Trekking, Jhilmil Gufa Trekking etc. You can start a trek by yourself or can talk to any Adventure Tour Office.
(8) Rock Climbing
Due to the presence of tall Himalayan ranges in Rishikesh, it is one of the preferred location for trekking. In this activity, you need to climb on a mountain peak by yourself. However, you are tied to all kind of safety harnesses to avoid any mishap. You will be a bit exhausted after completing Rock Climbing as it is a tiring but thrilling adventure.
Rapelling is just opposite to Rock Climbing. Your waist is being tied to same harness as in Rock Climbing. However, in Rappelling you need to get down from a Mountain Peak. It is comparatively easier than Rock Climbing and does not require that much power.
Paint Ball is an Adventure Game introduced in Rishikesh in recent times. It gives you the real feeling of the games you played on your X-Box. If you go to Rishikesh with a group of friends, do not miss out on Paintball Activity. This adventure is a modern version of peek-a-boo.
We hope you liked to know about Adventure Sports in Rishikesh. If you have any feedback or queries, you can leave your comments below.
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