Holidays in Rishikesh- Top 12 Adventurous Activities to Relish

Holidays in Rishikesh- Top 12 Adventurous Activities to Relish
Last Updated: August 23, 2019

“Fun, excitement and wonderful al fresco experience! Hit upon all these at the foothills of magnificent Himalayas- “Rishikesh”. The River Ganga tests your adventure skills and transports you to a tour of enjoyment and thrill. There is something for everyone……from a beginner to an expert!”

Rishikesh, a charming city in the Indian state of Uttarakhand, offers the adventure lovers a plethora of exciting activities to test their skills. It is equally a spiritual place for the dedicated pilgrims. Having marvelous temples and pilgrimages sites, it is certainly a legendary place where every corner has great myths to spell out. Come and explore the destination where peace can be felt, excitement can be had and adventure can be experienced amid the tranquility and gushing sound of crystal clear waters. This is Rishikesh, a soil of gods, adventure and peace.

Have a glance below at some of the adventurous activities that one must not give a miss during Rishikesh Tour:

River Rafting


One of the famous adventure sports, River Rafting draws thousands of travelers every year from different parts of the globe and renders them with a fantastic opportunity to raft down the River Ganga. It is a distinctive and thrilling experience all in all- rafting amid the Rocky Mountains, savoring the gentle touch of shining blue water, feeling of enjoyment and freshness in the surroundings of natural woods, moving across the unstable rapids will get your adrenalin pumping and will undoubtedly make your rafting experience a memorable one.

Cliff Jumping


Another fantastic adventure is Cliff Jumping. One has to be physically strong to embark on this thrill as it involves diving from a height of 35 ft. The adventure lovers can increase the altitude according to their fortitude and endurance. The experience of diving in the salubrious climate from maximum altitude will give you spine-chilling goose bumps. So brace yourself for the experience that you will remember for many, many years to come!



As you arrive in Rishikesh for rafting experience, don’t forget to plunge in very adventurous and stirring sport called Rappelling. Under the guidance of experts, you can be certain of secure and exciting experience of Rapelling. Equipments that will be provided to the climbers are gloves, harness, slings, ropes and helmet. It can be relished by all those who have the strength to dare the cliffs.


camping It can also become a part of your adventure as you relish the adventurous sports in Rishikesh. Camping brings the opportunity of staying amid the emerald beauty and tranquility of nature. Moreover, the visitors can relish impeccable service and lots of fun-filled activities along the side of sparkling blue water.



A very adventurous activity of Rishikesh, Kayaking has attained much admiration among the adventure freaks from all over the globe. The River Ganges tenders a number of superb rapids to commence on a Kayaking expedition. One can select a rapid according to his/her strength and physical stamina. The essential apparatus you will require include life jacket, kayak boat, helmet and a paddle.

Bungee Jumping

Bungee-Jumping It is the most challenging activity for all those who live life without fear. One has to dive from an altitude of about 120 to 160ft. After the jump, one can relish capturing pictures of beautiful surroundings on the camera. The jumpers also get dare to jump certificates which one must not forget to collect before leaving.


swing Experience another very famous activity known as Swing. It is carried out from bungee site from a height of 83 meters. One needs great strength to do it, but the experience is thrilling and elating. Travelers can also purchase the t-shirt printed with pictures of the giant Swing.

Flying Fox


Do you wish to fly high in the sky? If yes, then try one of the most exciting activities- “Flying Fox”, which is carried out by three people at one time. One can also do it alone by paying extra. It is indeed a blend of adventure and excitement that travelers must attempt on their Rishikesh Tour.

Mountain Biking


About 8 miles from the beautiful city of Rishikesh lies Mohan chatty where you can savor the experience of Mountain Biking. You can go pedaling through the scenic and charming scenery that will certainly take your breath away and provide you with wholesome experience to treasure for lifelong.

Waterfall Trekking


If you desire to spend some spend time with your dear ones among nature-rich surroundings, then get ready to enjoy the thrill of Waterfall Trekking in Rishikesh. It offers you an opportunity of coming closer to nature miles away from the hustle and bustle of city life. This activity can be relished by people of all age groups. This will add spice to your adventurous trekking experience.



Rishikesh is the perfect destination to a soul soothing Yoga amidst the magnificent environs. With many yoga centers and ashrams to choose from, Rishikesh is considered as one of the most famous places for yoga and meditation in India. The yoga sessions can help with many things like motivation, stress and health problems. Among the popular yoga places are Parmarth Niketan, Omkarananda Ganga Sadan, Swamidayananda ashram and Anand Prakash Ashram.

Beach Volleyball


To spend your pleasure time with friends or families, Beach Volleyball is the idyllic option in Rishikesh. It brings back the reminiscences of school and college days. Moreover, it boosts your energy level and renders you an opportunity to get to know people. All those who have a wish to play it amidst the peaceful surroundings, plan a trip to Rishikesh and one will definitely find it gratifying and exciting.

A few adventure travel tips:

  • Before leaving for the desired destination, make sure you inform the closest ones.
  • Don’t be enticed to anything on the trip and try to stay within reach of the people who have come along with you on the trip.
  • Take along all the important things you require such as medication, extra clothes, sleeping mats, insect repellants and torch lights.
  • You must follow each and every instruction given by the instructors before setting off for any adventure activity.
  • If you are thinking to book the trip through a travel specialist ensure that they render you with the top and most beneficial deals.

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Published: 05 Oct, 2013
Vijayendra Thapliyal


Vijayendra Thapliyal is the name behind Tour My India, one of the leading tour operators in India. Besides being a successful businessman, he is also a typical travel junkie who loves to explore the treasures concealed in different corners of India. When he is not on road, he is active with a pen sharing travelling experiences with many like him. With a keen interest in India’s rich cultural legacy, he loves to capture memories in his lens.

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