Rishikesh boasts of having country’s highest bungee, operated by experts with significant experience. Beside being a pilgrimage, Rishikesh is the Adventure Capital of India, so adventure-seekers don’t need further push to pack their bags and come to this city. The venue for bungee Jumping in Rishikesh is located in Mohanchatti with the name, Jumpin Heights. It is run by ex-army officers and the jump masters are from New Zealand, the Adventure Capital of the world. Jumpin Heights feature India’s highest bungee, with 83 meters of height.
Every evening around 6 pm till 7 pm, Ganga Aarti by Trivani Ghats is a sight to behold. The aarti starts by chanting of mantras, singing of bhajans, prayers, and sacred rituals with the aid made to agni, the god of fire. Famous amongst tourists and devotees, who sit at the aarti with folded hands, the prayers fill the atmosphere with happiness and positivity.
Most licensed outfitters can organise an introductory course on White Water Kayaking at their riverside camps on the Ganges. Rishikesh is your best bet if you want to learn with good instructors and good equipment as majority of the knowledge base in the white water scenarios is concentrated in Rishikesh and nearby reaches of 40 odd km upstream on the Ganges. Its a great way to explore the outdoors through water, pulling ashore to hike, camp, or eat.
Located on the Garhwal hills, 250 km from Rishikesh, Auli is a must visit for adventure and snow sport lovers. With its clean and tidy surrounding, glittering white slopes, and quaint backdrop, Popular as a destination for skiing in India, Auli is also one of the best destination for snowboarding in India.
Trekking is one of the most intriguing experiences at Rishikesh. Treks are famous for beauty of the surrounding hills. Lush greenery and snow-capped mountains make it a spellbinding experience. Rishikesh is the starting point of trek into Himalaya.
Amid its many treats, Rafting at Rishikesh takes you through the plateaus and groves of water, giving you all an adrenaline rush. The best time for rafting starts in September after monsoon. Spring and summer is peak season for rafting. High quality equipment, expert guide and instructors ensure your complete safety. During Rafting people can also enjoy magnificent views of the Shivalik Hills and the Ganges. Brahmpuri, Shivpuri, Marine Drive, Byasi, Kaudiyala, Kirti Nagar, Devprayag, and Rudraprayag are the places where you can start your rafting to Rishikesh.
Known worldwide for its yoga and meditation, people from around the world flock to practice yogic meditation and attain a peaceful life. The great Yog Divas is celebrated every year from February 2 to 7 on the banks of river Ganga.
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