Adventure Sports in Rishikesh – What, When and How

Adventure is something which excites everyone, which allows one to challenge their own guts and talking about the cities in India none other city matches the thrill which “Adventure capital of India” – Rishikesh can provide. Adventure sports in Rishikesh are a perfect delight not only for adventure enthusiasts but also for first-time adventure seekers as Rishikesh has something for everyone. 

Rishikesh is one of the famous places when it comes to adventure in India. If you are still wondering about adventure activities to do in Rishikesh, don’t worry, we have prepared a list of most exhilarating activities that you can indulge in Rishikesh. Let’s take a look – 

Bungee Jumping 

Go beyond your comfort with Bungee Jumping, counted among the most amazing adventure sports in Rishikesh. This sport is worth giving a try, as you will jump off from a certain height with the help of a rope tied to you which will be connected to a building or a tall structure. This exciting activity is done from a height of 83 m above the ground level at Mohan Chatti in Rishikesh, one of the best and the highest spot for bungee jumping in India.  

When to visit: You can indulge in this activity at anytime of the year except during monsoon. 

How to experience: You can take part in this activity at Mohan Chatti.

River Rafting  

Sail through the undulating waves of the river with the wind in your hair with one of the most popular activities in Rishikesh. River Water Rafting is no doubt the best activity to relish in the natural surroundings of Rishikesh which can be tried by both swimmers and nonswimmers. This will surely be one of the memorable rides in nature for you, as you will get to experience it in the holy river-  Ganga famously known as the mother of all rivers in India. 

When to visit: The best time to take part in this activity is from late September to the starting of December.

 How to experience : You can revel in this activity at four stretches in Rishikesh – Brahmpuri, Shivpuri, Marine Drive, and Kaudiyala.

Flying Fox 

adventure activities in rishikesh

Flying Fox is one of the thrilling adventure sports in Rishikesh. This activity will give you a taste of gravity as you descend through the valley with full speed witnessing the breathtaking views of the Himalayas and the holy river Ganga while secured through a harness.  You will get to enjoy this ride on Asia’s longest flying fox trail stretched for over 1 km in Rishikesh at a height of 120 m which can take a speed of approx 150km/hr. 

When to visit: You can indulge in this activity throughout the year. 

How to experience: You can be a part of this activity at Mohan Chatti.

Camping & Bike Riding

Experience tranquil and peace far from hustle and bustle in the midst of majestic Himalayas, banks of sparkling river Ganga and lush green forests while bike riding and camping in Rishikesh. Camping in this enchanting place will give you once in a lifetime experience. You can also pay a visit to nearby ravishing waterfalls; indulge in sports like rappelling, river water rafting, volleyball, basketball, badminton, cricket, and much more while camping and trailing over here. 

When to visit: The best time to experience this activity is from March to November. 

How to experience: You can relish this activity at Neelkanth located at a distance of 15 km from the main city of Rishikesh. 

Powered Paragliding 

adventure sports in rishikesh

Fulfill your desire of flying like a bird, Glancing the spectacular Himalayas from the top with Powered Paragliding one of the favorite adventure sports for travelers visiting Rishikesh. In this activity, a paramotor will be attached to your back, which will be connected to a parachute, and as the paramotor starts, you will be soaring in the air with the aid of a parachute. This sport will surely make your pulse race as you will be gliding in the air at a height of 50-100 ft at a speed ranging between 40-60 km /hr. 

When to visit:  The best season to experience this activity is from September to June 

How to experience: You can enjoy this activity at Rajas Airfield, Mazari Grante, Haridwar. 

Cliff Jumping 

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"Cliff jumping is like cliff diving, Its only scary until you jump.. Then its fun the entire way down and you realise you just need to go with the flow and it will be fine in the end".. • • • 📍: Rishikesh Cliff Jumping 📷: @goproindia • • • • Follow @indian.travel.blogger Follow @indian.travel.blogger Follow @indian.travel.blogger • • • • • This was my first ever cliff jumping experience in 2016 when I did river rafting also for the first time. The start was scary but then I did Cliff jumping six times after this jump it was all okay. if you ever visit Rishikesh you must do river rafting and Cliff jumping.. The boat costed me 400 for two hours and 16 km is the length of the river.. till then stay safe stay home.. happy travelling. Cheers ..

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Another exhilarating sport to indulge in the city of adventures is Cliff Jumping. Taking a dip in the holy river Ganga from a considerable height basically from a cliff is something that cannot be missed in Rishikesh. It is the easiest adventure activity you can be a part of in Rishikesh and the best part is you can choose the height of the cliff where you want to jump from depending upon your convenience and endurance level. 

 When to visit:   The best time to relish this activity is from February to Mid-May. 

How to experience: You can revel in this activity at Kaudiyala.

Rappelling 

adventure sports in rishikesh

Rappelling comes under the category of most exhilarating adventure sport in Rishikesh. Rappelling is the reverse of rock climbing as in this sport you climb downwards on the hill or a rock. The presence of large rocks and steep valleys make it a perfect sport to try out in Rishikesh. In Rishikesh along with the normal type of rappelling at Shiwalik forests, you can also take part in Water Rappelling at mesmerizing Neer Garh Waterfall. This sport requires proper balancing skills as well as physical fitness. 

When to visit:   The best season to be a part of this activity is from March to June. 

How to experience: You can take pleasure of this activity at Shiwalik Forests and Neer Garh Waterfall. 

This brings us to the end of our list of most adventure sports in Rishikesh. Rishikesh with its adventure activities will definitely give you a most exciting journey whether you are heading for a solo trip or with family or friends. Hope you had a great time reading this article and will soon go for a vacation to experience the world of adventure in this land of ashrams and temples. 

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Adventure Sports in Rishikesh – What, When and How

Adventure is something which excites everyone, which allows one to challenge their own guts and talking about the cities in India none other city matches the thrill which “Adventure capital of India” – Rishikesh can provide. Adventure sports in Rishikesh are a perfect delight not only for adventure enthusiasts but also for first-time adventure seekers as Rishikesh has something for everyone. 

Rishikesh is one of the famous places when it comes to adventure in India. If you are still wondering about adventure activities to do in Rishikesh, don’t worry, we have prepared a list of most exhilarating activities that you can indulge in Rishikesh. Let’s take a look – 

Bungee Jumping 

Go beyond your comfort with Bungee Jumping, counted among the most amazing adventure sports in Rishikesh. This sport is worth giving a try, as you will jump off from a certain height with the help of a rope tied to you which will be connected to a building or a tall structure. This exciting activity is done from a height of 83 m above the ground level at Mohan Chatti in Rishikesh, one of the best and the highest spot for bungee jumping in India.  

When to visit: You can indulge in this activity at anytime of the year except during monsoon. 

How to experience: You can take part in this activity at Mohan Chatti.

River Rafting  

Sail through the undulating waves of the river with the wind in your hair with one of the most popular activities in Rishikesh. River Water Rafting is no doubt the best activity to relish in the natural surroundings of Rishikesh which can be tried by both swimmers and nonswimmers. This will surely be one of the memorable rides in nature for you, as you will get to experience it in the holy river-  Ganga famously known as the mother of all rivers in India. 

When to visit: The best time to take part in this activity is from late September to the starting of December.

 How to experience : You can revel in this activity at four stretches in Rishikesh – Brahmpuri, Shivpuri, Marine Drive, and Kaudiyala.

Flying Fox 

adventure activities in rishikesh

Flying Fox is one of the thrilling adventure sports in Rishikesh. This activity will give you a taste of gravity as you descend through the valley with full speed witnessing the breathtaking views of the Himalayas and the holy river Ganga while secured through a harness.  You will get to enjoy this ride on Asia’s longest flying fox trail stretched for over 1 km in Rishikesh at a height of 120 m which can take a speed of approx 150km/hr. 

When to visit: You can indulge in this activity throughout the year. 

How to experience: You can be a part of this activity at Mohan Chatti.

Camping & Bike Riding

Experience tranquil and peace far from hustle and bustle in the midst of majestic Himalayas, banks of sparkling river Ganga and lush green forests while bike riding and camping in Rishikesh. Camping in this enchanting place will give you once in a lifetime experience. You can also pay a visit to nearby ravishing waterfalls; indulge in sports like rappelling, river water rafting, volleyball, basketball, badminton, cricket, and much more while camping and trailing over here. 

When to visit: The best time to experience this activity is from March to November. 

How to experience: You can relish this activity at Neelkanth located at a distance of 15 km from the main city of Rishikesh. 

Powered Paragliding 

adventure sports in rishikesh

Fulfill your desire of flying like a bird, Glancing the spectacular Himalayas from the top with Powered Paragliding one of the favorite adventure sports for travelers visiting Rishikesh. In this activity, a paramotor will be attached to your back, which will be connected to a parachute, and as the paramotor starts, you will be soaring in the air with the aid of a parachute. This sport will surely make your pulse race as you will be gliding in the air at a height of 50-100 ft at a speed ranging between 40-60 km /hr. 

When to visit:  The best season to experience this activity is from September to June 

How to experience: You can enjoy this activity at Rajas Airfield, Mazari Grante, Haridwar. 

Cliff Jumping 

View this post on Instagram

"Cliff jumping is like cliff diving, Its only scary until you jump.. Then its fun the entire way down and you realise you just need to go with the flow and it will be fine in the end".. • • • 📍: Rishikesh Cliff Jumping 📷: @goproindia • • • • Follow @indian.travel.blogger Follow @indian.travel.blogger Follow @indian.travel.blogger • • • • • This was my first ever cliff jumping experience in 2016 when I did river rafting also for the first time. The start was scary but then I did Cliff jumping six times after this jump it was all okay. if you ever visit Rishikesh you must do river rafting and Cliff jumping.. The boat costed me 400 for two hours and 16 km is the length of the river.. till then stay safe stay home.. happy travelling. Cheers ..

A post shared by 🇮🇳Nehul Jain (@indian.travel.blogger) on

Another exhilarating sport to indulge in the city of adventures is Cliff Jumping. Taking a dip in the holy river Ganga from a considerable height basically from a cliff is something that cannot be missed in Rishikesh. It is the easiest adventure activity you can be a part of in Rishikesh and the best part is you can choose the height of the cliff where you want to jump from depending upon your convenience and endurance level. 

 When to visit:   The best time to relish this activity is from February to Mid-May. 

How to experience: You can revel in this activity at Kaudiyala.

Rappelling 

adventure sports in rishikesh

Rappelling comes under the category of most exhilarating adventure sport in Rishikesh. Rappelling is the reverse of rock climbing as in this sport you climb downwards on the hill or a rock. The presence of large rocks and steep valleys make it a perfect sport to try out in Rishikesh. In Rishikesh along with the normal type of rappelling at Shiwalik forests, you can also take part in Water Rappelling at mesmerizing Neer Garh Waterfall. This sport requires proper balancing skills as well as physical fitness. 

When to visit:   The best season to be a part of this activity is from March to June. 

How to experience: You can take pleasure of this activity at Shiwalik Forests and Neer Garh Waterfall. 

This brings us to the end of our list of most adventure sports in Rishikesh. Rishikesh with its adventure activities will definitely give you a most exciting journey whether you are heading for a solo trip or with family or friends. Hope you had a great time reading this article and will soon go for a vacation to experience the world of adventure in this land of ashrams and temples. 

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