Rishikesh city is a popular tourist destination because of its beautiful scenery of Uttarakhand. Rishikesh is also much popular among Hindus because of many Hindu pilgrimages in the city. The free flowing rivers holy Ganga and the high mountains the Himalaya form the major attraction of this place. So you get two-in-one benefit on visiting the city means that killing two birds with one stone.
Camping with River Rafting is one of the most popular sports of Rishikesh because of several free flowing rivers Ganga falling from high Himalayan altitudes. Ganga River makes the wonderful 5 grade rapids on the way of Rishikesh. Camping and rafting is wonderful combination of a beautiful environment will relax your body and soul to give a heavenly experience in holy place. In fact river rafting is so popular in Rishikesh that your trip is not complete unless you have tasted the river.
Rishikesh city offers 3 types of camping in different location in Rishikesh like- beach camp, jungle camp and luxury camp.
Beach Camps: beach camps are also located near rivers or bank of river. Beach camping provides a beautiful evening Ganga view to the visitors in Rishikesh city. Beach camps are usually used for body surfing, kayaking, cliff jumping, river rafting and trekking activities.
Jungle Camps: Jungle camping has tented space on twin sharing basis in the mid of jungle. These camps may locate inside forests and far from the river side. Jungle camp provides bonfire and camp fire in the evening at the camps site. These camps are usually used for trekking, rock climbing and rappelling and many more.
Luxury camps- Luxury camping has tented space on twin sharing basis in the mid of jungle. These camps may locate inside forests and far from the river side (a far from 1 to 2kms). Luxury camping provides running water toilets, light in the tent or backup also, dr. on call, bonfire and camp fire in the evening at the camps site. These camps are usually used for team building activity like river rafting, and others sports also trekking, rock climbing and rappelling, kayaking and many more.
The River Ganga offers the 5+ grade rapids. There are some famous rafting points in Rishikesh city like- Shivpuri rafting point, Brahmpuri, Marine drive and Kaudiyala. Shivpuri offers the 16kms rafting and 2 grade rapids on the way. Brahmpuri is offers the 12kms rafting and 3 grade rapids, Marine drive- 24kms rafting, 3 to 4+ grade rapids and last one Kaudiyala- 32kms, 5+ grade rapids in Rishikesh.
All rapids are deepened on the way of water and the level of water on the Ganga River. There are some names of rapids like- T-off, Sweet Sixteen, Cross Fire, Three Blind Mice (Grade-3), Roller Coaster (Grade-4) and Golf Course (Grade-4), The Wall, Daniel’s Dip, T-Off, Black Money.
Rishikesh offers rafting, camping, bungee jumping, trekking, Rock climbing, repelling, body surfing, kayaking, paint ball, cliff jumping, river crossing and many more adventure activity.