8 things to do for an adrenaline experience in Rishikesh

Aug 5, 2021 | Travel

Clock Tower Dehradun

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Rishikesh, the land of Rishis

Location– Dehradun District

Nearest Railway Station – Rishikesh Railway Station

Nearest Airport – Jolly Grant Airport

Best time to visit- October-February

Recommended stay duration– 3 to 5 days depending on activities

The ‘Yoga capital of the world’ Rishikesh is one of the holy sites in Hinduism, making it an important city in Uttrakhand and India. Located on the banks of river Ganga, Rishikesh is the inception point for the Chota Char Dham Yatra places comprising of Badrinath, Yamunotri, Kedarnath, and Gangotri. The city houses several prominent temples like Shatrughna Mandir, Lakshman Mandir, Neelkanth Mahadev, Raghunath, Bharat Mandir, and the 13 storey Trimbakeshwar temple. The twin Ram and Lakshman Jhulas are prominent attractions too. One can easily explore the city by availing of taxi services in Rishikesh.

One can explore several ashrams here that lead individuals into a spiritual world of yoga, meditation, and vipasana. Hundreds of Hindu sages have attained higher knowledge in the city of Rishikesh. Rishikesh along with Haridwar has been awarded the status of “twin national heritage cities”. The city hosts International Yoga Festival every year since 1999. It is organized in the first week of March. Friends and families can plan their Rishikesh trip to experience the adventure activities it provides. 

Promoted for its spiritual experience, Rishikesh has now also become prominent for its adventure sports. Talk about the best of both worlds! The city provides one of the vast numbers of adventure sports in the country. One can opt for sports from rafting to paragliding here.

Due to the spiritual and adventure experiences, Rishikesh sees a heavy footfall of tourists, devotees, and travellers annually. Hence it is advisable to opt for cabs in Rishikesh.

Worry not! We have got it all covered in our list for adventure activities in Rishikesh.

Here are 8 adventure activities to do in Rishikesh-

1. Rafting

Rafting Adventure activities in Rishikesh

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For sure, Water rafting in rishikesh is the most popular and preferred choice of adventure sport in Rishikesh. Water rafting is a sport where a group paddles through a river using an inflatable raft. Rafting is one of the most preferred adventure activities in Rishikesh. 

The sport is dangerous (if one doesn’t follow instructions) yet extremely thrilling and fulfilling. One can find several certified and authorized operators and trainers for a rafting experience. The best time for water rafting in Rishikesh is between September and June. The package starts at INR 1500 (not fixed).

2. Bungee Jumping

Bungee Jumping Adventure activities in Rishikesh

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Every one of us at least once have wished to fly like a bird. And bungee jumping is the answer to it. Soar 83ft like a bird and feel the ultimate adrenaline rush. No wonder it is one of the best adventure activities in Rishikesh. 

This sport involves jumping off a great height with a harness attached. It is usually done on a launching pad on a high structure or can be off a natural feature like a cliff. Mohanchatti in Rishikesh is the hub for all the bungee jumping experiences. One can experience Bungee Jumping at INR 4000 (not fixed).

3. Mountain biking

Mountain Biking Adventure activities in Rishikesh

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An adventure sport that’s getting popular day by day sure has to be mountain biking. Riding adapted bikes in off-road terrains mostly on rugged and uneven ones. Set in the foreground of Himalayan beauty and along mighty River Ganga, one should surely try it out for exploring the hidden sites and natural beauty of Rishikesh.

Zip lining Adventure activities in Rishikesh

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Experience one of the most iconic adventure sports of Ziplining. One is harnessed to a wire stretching from one side to another. The flight is just of 1km however you are 70m above water level. By taking off on the wire, due to gravity, you go as low as 7mt above water level. Then you are pulled up due to retrieval mechanism. 

Crossing the Ganga, suspended on wire will surely make one feel the adrenaline in their blood. You are equipped with trainers and experienced operators. This adventure sport takes place across the Ganga River in Shivpuri. The package for Zip lining starts at INR 1500 (not fixed).

5. Kayaking

Kayaking Adventure activities in Rishikesh

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Another water sport on our list, Kayaking is a sport where one uses a plastic boat (kayak) to paddle across the water currents. A Kayak is paddled by one or two people at a time. One can choose a package fit for your skills and budget. The packages include kayaks, life jackets, instructors, paddles, and helmets. One experience kayaking in the Garhwal and Kumaon regions. Packages start at appx INR 600 for Grade I-II.

6. Beach Camping

camping in rishikesh

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Ever wanted to have beach camping? What if it’s on the majestic River Ganga? Rishikesh provides one with an opportunity to do so. Get a panoramic view of the beauty called Rishikesh.  Beach camping is one of the best adventure activities in Rishikesh.

One can indulge in games on the beachside of the Ganges and can enjoy a memorable bonfire soaking the natural beauty of the city. The packages start at INR 999 (not fixed). Camping in Rishikesh is best adventure activity in rishikesh and popular rishikesh for Riverside and beach camping in rishikesh.  Rishikesh is one of the best adventure city in the world . if you are looking camping package in rishikesh , Nakshatra Resort is one of the best Camping in rishikesh resort for popular for its riverside camping in rishikesh. Book now your riverside camping package 1 night 2 days with them. 

7. Rock climbing

Rock Climbing Adventure activities in Rishikesh

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The rugged terrain of Shivalik Himalayan cliff provides the best rock climbing experience in India. Rishikesh attracts travellers and adventure lovers across the country and world for this once in a lifetime experience. The uneven plane of the cliff presents a challenge for every adrenaline seeker. The Shivalik ranges are straight yet irregular in structure, making them ideal for rock climbing. The package starts appx at INR 600.


8. Paragliding

Paragliding in Rishikesh

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Paragliding is yet another way to experience flight. And Rishikesh is the best place to do so. Fly at a height of 1500ft with 40-60kmph. The city is blessed with pleasant weather conditions all around the year, suitable for paragliding. One can find several private operators offering a variety of packages. They also provide you with experienced and trained instructors. One can also opt for powered paragliding. It is an ultralight form of aviation where the instructor wears a back-mounted motor to provide thrust during paragliding. This adventure sport can be experienced at the Rajas Airfield, Majri Garant on the Haridwar- Dehradun highway. The packages start from approx INR 4400 for 10-12 minutes. The best session to part take this is September-June. 

One cannot wait to undertake all these adventures! And to do all this with ease, one can book car rentals in Rishikesh. You can opt for a full day or a half-day service. Witness the beauty of temples, ashrams, and nature of the ‘gateway to the Garhwal Himalayas’ with the best taxi service in Rishikesh– We Cabs. With timely pickups and contactless payments, We Cabs ensures a reliable and wonderful travel journey.

Travelling is a matter of great concern in the time of a pandemic, but We Cabs is ready with all the precautions. Our ultra-hygienic and safe cabs are sanitized regularly to ensure the safety of you and your loved ones.

We provide the best economical, comfortable, and hygienic travel experience. All this without burning your pockets! Pick your preferred choice of vehicle from a range of SUVs, MUV, Hatchback, Traveller, and minibus.

Plan your Rishikesh tour with best taxi service- We Cabs.

FAQs about Rishikesh

Why to travel to Rishikesh?

Rishikesh provides activities and attractions for devotees and thrill-seekers. You can explore the wonders like Ram Jhula, Laxman Jhula, and Neelkanth Mahadev Temple. Also one can take up some of the several thrill sports Rishikesh has.

How to reach Rishikesh?

Rishikesh can be easily reached by travelling via road, train, or air. You can reach Rishikesh via NH 34 or NH 7. The town has its own railway station- Rishikesh Railway Station and the nearest airport is Dehradun’s Jolly Grant Airport.

Places to Explore near Rishikesh?

Dehradun offers a wide range of attractions one can explore. These include the Robber’s Cave, Forest Research Institution, and Takeshwar Temple.

Can I find budget friendly taxi service in Rishikesh?

Yes, you can find budget-friendly taxis in Rishikesh. We Cabs are the best taxi service provider in Rishikesh. Accommodating our customers, we have budget-friendly charges and an easy booking process. Make payment as per your flexibility via Debit card, Credit card, UPI, and net banking.

Paromita Gupta

Paromita Gupta is a final year MA. Journalism student at the University of Delhi. She is an avid reader with her favourite authors being Khaled Hosseini and Chitra Divakaruni Banerjee. In the meantime and pre-covid days, she liked to play tennis and football. Also, she paints in her free time.

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