Rishikesh is the Gateway to Himalayas,situated in Uttarakhand state about 230 kms road driving distance from New Delhi. Ir is one of the most popular adventure as well as religious destinations
Adventure and spirituality are a part of Rishikesh. The various spiritual centers, yogic ashrams located here have earned this town the sobriquet “world capital of yoga”.
The town entertains lakhs of tourist ranging from Pilgrimage, Adventure (outdoors sports) and backpackerhippies. Moreover, the town is surrounded by Rajaji National Park offering greenery ands erenity in its atmosphere. Depending on travelers taste one can chose to doanything in Rishikesh. Spend leisure time on river banks, try out jungle jeepsafari at Rajaji, go river rafting/rock climbing/hiking/camping or visit plethora of temples.
ADVENTURE SPORTS IN RISHIKESH
When it comes to adventure, you can choose from white water rafting trekking in the Himalayas, Rock Climbing or Bungee Jumping!!
Rafting – Rishikesh is very popular for its rafting on the River Ganga (Ganges). The rafting will go on for several kilometres, and the path is interspersed with rapids, ranging from Level 1 to Level 5, in order of difficulty. At the end of the trip, you have the option of jumping some 20 feet from a ledge into the water
Trekking –Rishikesh can be made the base for treks into the Garhwal Himalayas offering a very wide range of trekking. One can do religious treks, scenic treks, botanical treks, treks to experience the land and its people – with the option of doing a low altitude trek or a high-altitude trek
Rock Climbing / Mountaineering– Rock Climbing / Mountaineering is an adventurous sport that pushes you face challenges at every step you move ahead. The Indian Himalayas is the best place for those who are ready to meet any challenge while enjoying mountaineering. If, you can satisfy your hunger of mountaineering Rishikesh (Uttrakhand) is the best place that is awaiting you. Not everyone can do it as it requires a lot of strength and skill. The group is take to a cliff side and with proper safety gear everyone is given a chance to climb the cliff side
Bungee Junping– A Cantilever platform built over a rocky cliff overlooking a Rocky River HALL, a tributary of River Ganga. Jump with rubber chords tied to your ankle and feel the adrenalin rush like never before. Bungee Jump Height – 83 MTRS
Flying Fox Activity – You are harnessed to the wire and on release by gravity roll down the wire upto 7 mtrs above the river level and then going up. Finally returning & settling down at the lowest point. Accelerate upto speeds of 160 kmph. Feel the air gushing past. You are pulled back to the launch platform by a retrieval mechanism.
Swing Activity– Jump is done from the same Bungee Platform. You are fitted with a seat & chest harness which is connected to the fixed wire ropes. On jump, after a initial free fall, the ropes smoothly swing you like a pendulum. You need guts to jump, but the experience is exhilarating. After the Swing, the Jumpers are lowered down to a drop zone in the river which has only 2 ft of water.
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