We all know that Rishikesh and Haridwar are one of the most-visited pilgrimage sites in India. Every year, millions of domestic and foreign tourists visit the places to experience the holiness of the pilgrimage sites, as well as for other adventures that Rishikesh offers. Even the pandemic did not stop people from visiting, and the tourist influx exceeded 2.5 million in 2021, according to the Ministry of Tourism in Uttarakhand.
However, you should note here that pilgrimage is not the only reason for visiting Rishikesh. Besides that, it also provides travelers with a plethora of adventures and exemplary experiences that one simply cannot forget for the rest of his/her life. Want to know more? Let us shed some light:
Indulge in Yoga
It is a common fact that Rishikesh is the Yoga capital of the world. Many of us are already aware of it. But what you may not know is this – there are so many drop-in yoga classes in and around the place to make your stay worthwhile. You do not need to prebook these classes and can drop in any time. Ask your tour guide for more information and just stretch your limbs a bit.
One more thing that Rishikesh is uniquely famous for is a therapeutic massage in Ayurveda Bhavan. That can calm your mind and rejuvenate your body like nothing else. You have all the chance to nourish your mind and body with this amazing massage therapy that you can only get in Rishikesh. It has such immense healing powers that tourists also refer to it as a ‘miracle massage’ sometimes.
Oh yes! There is no dearth of adventures in Rishikesh for young, enthusiastic travelers. Rafting on the river Ganges is one of them. At the rate of about INR 600 per person, you can engage in the thrill of rafting through mighty rapids for a distance between 9-32 kms depending on your energy and preferences. Every year, about 50,000 people arrive in Rishikesh for rafting, and the number keeps on increasing.
Now, we got you all excited, right? Yes, Rishikesh also offers adventure sports like Bungee jumping for people who are always up for that chill down their spines. You should note here that Rishikesh has the highest Bungee jumping point in the nation (at 83 meters). A fact that only a few people know. If you are hungry for more, there is the flying fox and the giant swing that you can buy in a package.
In adventure sports, Rishikesh won’t disappoint you at all. Ride the nation’s longest sky cycle route in Rishikesh with your fellow travelers and create the experience of a lifetime. You can get a picturesque view of the Shivalik range and the beautiful Ganges below while paddling your way on the sky cycle route.
There are several other things that you can indulge in besides taking a spiritual walk or strolling across the Laxman Jhula in Rishikesh. Are you thrilled already? Get your bookings fast!