Rishikesh may be popular for its sacred Hindu temples and Yoga centres across the globe, but river rafting is another aspect of it that is garnering quite a fame. River rafting in Rishikesh is an ultimate experience for adventure seekers, who simply love the thrill and adrenaline rush of riding waves.
If you are planning your first experience of rafting in Rishikesh, then be sure that this will not be the last; such is the charm of it. To make this experience even more memorable, staying at the beach camp at Byasi on the bank of the mighty Ganges can certainly be a great option. Once you reach the camp, just relax in the pleasant environs and enjoy the services of the camp staff. On the first day, spend quality time enjoying with your group at the beach or indulge in activities, such as beach volleyball, kayaking, rappelling or hiking. If you are interested to include Yoga or meditation sessions as part of your Rishikesh rafting package, then let the camp staff know about it in advance; they will be glad to make the arrangements.
The following day, gear up for your much-awaited rafting session, which will be conducted by trained professionals. These professionals will not only provide you with the requisite equipment but also give you a brief training before you embark on an exciting river rafting experience!
Day 01: Arrival in Rishikesh | Leisure at Campsite
As you enter Rishikesh, you will be greeted by the sounds of temple bells, aroma of incense and lush greenery. Proceed straight to the campsite while you continue admiring the sight of the pious Ganga River and hordes of devotees performing various rituals along its banks.
On reaching the camp, meet the camp organisers who would brief you about your itinerary and allot your beachside tents. Thereafter, unpack and relax before heading to the dining tent to enjoy your lunch. After savouring mouth-watering delicacies for lunch, spend the afternoon at leisure at the beach. Alternatively, you can play beach volleyball or have fun kayaking, rock climbing and rappelling.
Later, relish evening snacks at the camp, followed by a delicious dinner at the dining tent. Enjoy overnight stay at the camp.
Day 02: River Rafting | Departure from Rishikesh
Get up early in the morning and spend some quality time at the beach.
Thereafter, enjoy tea/coffee at the dining tent, followed by a drive to the spot from where the river rafting adventure would begin. Before the rafting session is initiated, you would be provided with the rafting gear including paddle, helmet and life jacket, and you would be given a safety briefing.
This rafting trip is 26 km long, during which, you would ride over rapids like Golf Course, Return to Sender, Roller Coaster, Body Surfing, Crossfire and Three Blind Mice. You will also get a chance to do cliff jumping and body-surfing during the course of this trip. Relish snacks and soft drinks along the way (liquor is prohibited on the rafting trip). This amazing, adrenaline-rushing rafting expedition will end near the famous Lakshman Jhula. Thereafter, proceed towards your onward destination bidding adieu to the mystic town of Rishikesh.
Campsite lies about 30 km from the town of Rishikesh en route Badrinath/Devprayag
How to Reach by Road from Delhi from Rishikesh (230 km)
Delhi – Meerut Bypass – Muzaffarnagar Bypass – Roorkee – Haridwar – Rishikesh
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