15 BEST THINGS TO DO IN RISHIKESH

Introduction

Rishikesh is a place situated in Uttarakhand’s mountainous region. This is regarded as the Gateway to the Garhwal mountains. The best things one can do as an adventurer in Rishikesh are as follows.

1.    River rafting

River rafting is done through the river Ganga. This adventurous activity is very much exciting for all the daredevils. The cost may vary based on different seasons and also based on demand. You can do river rafting from Rs. 3,900 to rs. 5,000.

2.    Bungee Jumping

In Rishikesh, you can experience Bungee Jumping which is the highest in India. Bungee jumping is yet another activity that you all love at its peak. You need to be physically fit to do bungee jumping. Pregnant ladies are not allowed to do bungee jumping. Also, people having medical issues are not advised to do Bungee Jumping. It will cost from Rs. 4000 to Rs. 7000.

3.    Giant Swing

The Giant Swing is yet another activity that is somewhat similar to that of Bungee Jumping. There will be some ropes with which you will be doing this Giant Swing. It is in a way similar to the movement of a pendulum. For doing this activity also physical fitness is taken into consideration. You can enjoy doing this activity at any time of the year according to your wish. Giant Swing is available from the cost of Rs. 3,500 to Rs. 7,000.

4.    Flying Fox

The Flying Fox is also another activity that you can relate to zip lining. This particular adventure is being carried out above the river Ganga. One can do it at 2,500 Rs.

5.    Camping on the River Ganga

Since Rishikesh is a place that has such a great cultural history, and several mountain ranges. The river Ganga adds more beauty to this paradise.  Aspen Adventure Camp, Outbound Adventure Camp, etc. are two of the familiar operators in this particular region. The camping costs are from Rs. 1,000 to Rs. 6,000.

6.    Trekking

In Rishikesh, you will be moving through the serenity of nature, and its flora and fauna. Trekking is such a great adventure one can do while going here. Trekking can be done in the Himalayas, Gangotri, Kedarnath as well as Badrinath also. It is available here from Rs. 3,000 to Rs. 10,000.

7.    Cliff Jumping

This cliff jumping is done usually from a 20 to 50 ft altitude cliff. This is such an adventure that can only be done by daredevils. From the cliff, you will be jumping into the River Ganga. You will be supervised by the concerned authorities and your safety will also be ensured. You can do cliff jumping from Rs. 1,750 to Rs. 4,000.

8.    Ganga Aarti at Triveni Ghat

The Ganga Arti which is happening at the Triveni Ghat is yet another thing you can be a part of. So, the religious or devotional people can have a great time here on the holy river Ganga. The Arti is done every evening and the whole place is filled with lights as a preparation for the Arti. After the sun sets, you can see the clay lamps which are placed in leaf boats start to float in this Ganga River.

9.    The Beatles Ashram

In the Beatles Ashram, you can witness the memoirs, paintings, and also some parts of the songs which they created. This place seems to be abandoned now. But you can still witness all these along with the interactions of the Beatles with the Maharishi Mahesh Yogi as well.

10.  Ayurvedic Massage

If you feel low or need some energy for your body or if you want to get rid of your tiredness then you can engage in this Ayurvedic Massage. This will truly rejuvenate your mind, soul as well as body. The cost of these will be starting from Rs. 600 to Rs. 1,000.

11.  Yoga

As you all know that Rishikesh was known to be the Yoga capital of the world. Yoga is yet another activity that one can engage in while being in Rishikesh. There are people to teach you Yoga in Rishikesh. You can engage in this activity from Rs. 2,000 onwards.

12.  Lakshman Jhula

Walking on this bridge every evening will be such a great experience for people, that you will not forget soon. You can visit here at any time of the year.

13.  Cafe Hop in Rishikesh

Rishikesh has certain best cafes one can ever go to. Here, you will be served such delicious dishes whose taste you will not forget in your life.

14.  Rajaji National Park

The Rajaji National Park is one of the well-known National Parks present in India. This got famous because of the elephants living here. There are other animals and birds also found here. You can visit here during the Summer time.

15.  Traditional Garhwali Meal

If you are visiting Rishikesh then you should not miss the traditional Garhwali Meal from one of the oldest restaurants present there, called The Chotiwala. This meal is very famous for its nutritional value and it costs from Rs. 500 to Rs. 700.

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