Adventure lovers should definitely give a try to river rafting in Rishikesh at least once in their lives. River Ganga, which makes its way through the town, has a particular section where this recreational sport is conducted. You can reach here practically from anywhere in India by trains and roads. Haridwar, about 20 km from here, has rail connectivity to cities like Delhi, Mumbai, Dehradun, Varanasi, Kolkata, Kathgodam, Puri and Allahabad. From here, taxis and buses are readily available for Rishikesh as hordes of tourists travel between these two towns. The time between February and June, and then from September to December, is perfect for adventure sports on the river.
If thrill and adventure are on your mind, then bungy jumping in Rishikesh is one thing that should interest you instantly. The adrenaline rush that this adventure sport promises is second to none. This daredevil activity is offered from high bridges, helicopters, tall buildings and hot air balloons, across the globe but here it is offered from a specially built platform, which is built on a cliff. This cliff overlooks a gorge, through which flows the mighty Ganga River. The height of this bungee jump is 83 metres and honestly, it is an experience definitely worth a try!
This bungee jumping site has been designed and set up by a New Zealander – David Allardice. The instructors at this place are flown in from New Zealand to man the jumps. Before you do this daredevil stunt, you would be properly trained by these instructors. You would be given proper equipment and assistance in getting ready for the jump. Before you attempt this stunt, you will be asked get into the bungee jumping gear. Your feet will be attached to a long elastic cord (made of latex rubber), which will also be connected to your jumping gear. Once this is done, all you got to do is admire the surrounding environs; the flowing Ganga below and take a deep breath before you make the jump that you have been waiting for, on this Rishikesh trip. After the jaw-dropping, 83-metre jump, walk to the cafeteria and watch your jumping video and photographs.
There are certain requirements for Rishikesh bungee jumping including minimum age of 12 years on the day of the activity, along with minimum and maximum weight of 35 kg and 110 kg, respectively.
Located in the lower Himalayas, Rishikesh attracts hordes of adventure lovers and tourists who come here to enjoy camping holidays. It is not only river rafting which makes the town one of the most preferred travel destinations in the state of Uttarakhand. The entire state of Uttarakhand has been blessed with scenic beauty and eye catching landscapes. Camping holidays provide travelers a wonderful opportunity to reconnect with nature and discover the hidden beauty of this Himalayan town. The picturesque town of Rishikesh lies just at a distance of 227 km from Delhi.
Places like Shivpuri, Brahmpuri, Marine Drive and Kaudiayala offers some of the most wonderful camping sites, where you enjoy some quality time with your family and friends. The best part about this activity is that there is no age bar to enjoy it. Anyone who wishes to reconnect with nature and escape from the frenetic rat race of the city life can choose to camp at Rishikesh in Uttarakhand. What's more, you can also choose to enjoy activities like river rafting, trekking and fishing during your camping holidays. Scenic nature tours also offer you an opportunity to rediscover the place.