River Rafting in Rishikesh is an experience that will get your pulse racing to make it one of the most unforgettable trips of your life. Often known as a playground for adventure sports, Rishikesh in Uttarakhand located in the foothills of Himalayas is visited by a great number of tourists.
Rafting with the thundering rapids of Ganges at Rishikesh an exclusive adventure that people must undertake at least once in their lives. An adrenaline pumping activity in the midst of a breath-taking scenery of the Shivalik Hills and the Ganges, river rafting is an engrossing encounter to adore the divine beauty of nature in Rishikesh.
Rafting in the holy Ganga River in Rishikesh draws adventure enthusiasts to have a taste of this exciting activity that can only be experienced at only a few places in India other than Rishikesh.
Take your squad to Rishikesh and indulge in this enterprising experience to revel in the grandeur of nature. Not only is the activity a daring sport for the adults but a super fun activity for the children too.
Offered under professional guidance, tourists can enjoy a fist-pumping venture when trying out river rafting in Rishikesh. To enthral yourself with the extraordinary waters of Ganges, tourists can book a Rishikesh rafting trip from Delhi and have a memorable adventure with your loved ones. For non-swimmers too, river rafting in Rishikesh is not a worry as the experts take care of your safety allowing you a spine-tingling adventure with the waters of River Ganga.
Avail one of the Rishikesh Rafting Packages for the electrifying awesome experiences. With some thrilling rafting spots like Brahmpuri, Shivpuri, Byasi, Kaudiyala etc. Rishikesh has become a heaven for rafting enthusiasts.
Moreover, the amazing adventure is available at one of the most reasonable prices in the country. The cost of river rafting in Rishikesh ranges from as low as INR 300 to go up to only INR 1100 offering a budget-friendly experience for everyone to quench their thirst for adventure.
With fun-filled river rapids greeting you on this adventurous sojourn, the Ganges in Rishikesh falls nothing short of the expectations in granting a thrilling getaway in the quaint ambience of spirituality that abounds the city of Rishikesh.
Rishikesh rafting is best enjoyed during the post-monsoon seasons. Usually, it starts from September and continues with the fun and thrill of rafting in Rishikesh till June.
Though rafting can also done during the months of December-January, the drop in the winter temperature makes it a bit challenging to step into the gurgling rivers.
Rafting in Rishikesh Cost
Rafting in Rishikesh costs approximately Rs.450 to Rs.1800 per person. There are four different rafting stretches which vary depending on the level of adventure they proffer and so does their cost. It further varies, depending upon the number of participants.
Shivpuri, meaning the house of Lord Shiva, is the place for all those who are on the look out for peace and rejuvenation. Just 19 km from the town of Rishikesh, the tranquil town of Shivpuri is much popular with tourists for its Shiva temples, Yoga Camps and a host of Adventure Sports Activities & Riverside Beach Camp River Zone .
For attending yoga and meditation classes, the holy town of Shivpuri is the just the perfect option, for travellers headed to northern India. At Shivpuri, you can indulge in a number of Activities like Jungle Walks, River Rafting, Baech Camping, mountaineering and Jungle Trekking. During your stay in Shivpuri, you will have the opportunity of learning the techniques of yoga and meditation. You can enjoy early morning yoga and relaxation sessions.
Spend the day enjoying river rafting along the Ganges and indulging in other adventure activities. In the evening, sit around a campfire and get to listen loads of interesting legends and stories from the travel guide.
Ganga Valley Adventure offer Jungle Camping in Lifemission Camp. Lifemission camp located in Badal Village Shivpuri Rishikesh. Lifemission Camp location is superb & blissful amidst the Nature Village Valley/ Nature Valley. All Camps in Valley Faceing and Camp Bed double/triple sharing basis.
Lifemission Camp offer Separate toilet with running water.
Ganga Valley Adventure offer Deluxe Resort Ecoterra Serene in Village Bairagarh Uttarakhand. Rishikesh to Village Bairagarh approx 24 kms. 16 luxurious Tents/Cottages in Serene Resort all tents/cottage Double / Triple / Quad / Quad+ occupancy and each with twin attached washrooms with ultra modern fixtures, fittings and amenities, fully furnished 14ft x 14ft rooms, an additional 14 ft x 7ft personal patio, Electricity, Fan, each with 2 attached western /water heating rods/wardrobes/lockers on a quadruple adult sharing per cottage basis, 24×7 hot / cold water supply in all washrooms, 24×7 electricity supply in all cottages.
Conference Hall available for corporate meeting. Hall available for Yoga and Meditation Retreat for50 Person. Fully functional modern kitchen with Multi Cuisine capabilities and designer restaurant.
The Casa Huts (Lap Bamboo Cottage)
Ganga Valley Adventure offer Forest Cottages in The Casa Huts. The Casa Huts located in Shivpuri Rishikesh Badrinath Highway. All Cottages in Bed double/triple sharing basis.
Casa Bamboo Cottage offer attached toilet with running water and Electric Facility.
Lap Bamboo Cottage offer many camp activity and games like –
Ground Sports Activities: Volley Ball, Cricket etc.
Indoor Games: Card and Carrom Board etc.
Other Activities: Bone Fire with Snack.
• The Casa Huts (Bamboo Cottage) has excellent arrangements of double/Tripple/Four bedded Huts.
• Each unit is weather proof. Fixed toilets.
Deluxe Camp Shivashish
Ganga Valley Adventure offer Jungle Camping in Deluxe Camp Shivashish. Deluxe Camp Shivashish located in Neelkanth / Ghattu Ghat – Mohan Chatti Road Rishikesh.
Deluxe Camp Shivashish location is blissful amidst the Nature Village Valley. All Camps Mud Cottage offer electricity in camp, attached washroom with running water.
Deluxe Camp Shivashish offer many camp activity and games like –
Ground Sports Activities: Volley Ball, Bad-Minton, Village Trek etc.
Indoor Games: Card, Chess and Carrom Board etc.
Other Activities: Bone Fire with Snack.
About Deluxe Resort Ecoterra Solace Kaudiyala
Ganga Valley Adventure offer Deluxe Resort Ecoterra Solace in Kaudiyala Uttarakhand. Rishikesh to Kaudiyala approx 36 kms. 21 luxurious Tents/Cottages in Solace Resort all tents/cottage Double / Triple / Quad / Quad+ occupancy and each with twin attached washrooms with ultra modern fixtures, fittings and amenities, fully furnished 14ft x 14ft rooms, an additional 14 ft x 7ft personal patio, Electricity, Fan, wardrobes / lockers, Writing Table with Chair in each tent.
High quality bed linen, duvets, pillows, 1 individual bath towels, small bath soaps & shampoo sachets, with unlimited availability of RO filtered cold, normal and hot water for consumption, 24×7 hot / cold water supply in all washrooms, 24×7 electricity supply in all cottages. 3,000 sq ft Conference Hall available for corporate meeting.
Hall available for Yoga and Meditation Retreat for 70 Person. 2,400 sq ft fully functional modern kitchen with Multi Cuisine capabilities and designer restaurant.
How To Reach Rishikesh By Air
Jolly Grant airport at Dehradun is the nearest airport to Rishikesh which is approximately 35 kilometres away. Popular carriers like Air India, Spice Jet and Jet Airways often have daily flights from New Delhi. Apart from Delhi, there is a flight from Lucknow to Dehradun as well.
Once you reach at the airport, you can opt for regular taxi or bus service which is easily available from Dehradun to Rishikesh. The second nearest international airport for Rishikesh is in New Delhi which is well-connected with different cities across the globe
Being a popular tourist destination, Rishikesh has a good network of buses connecting it with important places such as Haridwar, Dehradun and New Delhi. Buses depart in the morning and late evening from the Kashmere Gate ISBT, New Delhi for Rishi kesh every day. You can choose from a regular, deluxe or a luxurious coach.
The nearest railhead to Rishikesh is in Haridwar which is approximately 25 kilometres away. Haridwar, in turn, is linked to major Indian cities such as Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Lucknow and Varanasi. Some of the popular trains are Shatabadi Express, Jan Shatabdi, AC Special Express and Mussoorie Express.
For those making the journey to Rishikesh, it is advisable to take the train till Haridwar and then either take a bus or hire a taxi to Rishikesh. While the bus would take about 45 minutes, the taxi will take you to Rishikesh in about half an hour.
Driving up to Rishikesh is worth considering, as it is connected to other cities via the National Highway 58, which is in a good condition for most of the year.
The short stretch of hilly terrain may be a little rutted, but tourists prefer to take a taxi or drive up to Rishikesh. The drive from Delhi to Rishikesh would take approximately 6 to 7 hours.