The yoga capital of the world and the gateway to the Himalayas- Rishikesh has much more to offer than just the Yogashram sense of time. The place is soaked with ideal temperature, use of fun, and lots of adventure trips.
Rishikesh and summer is the ideal choice to escape the scorching sun. There are various adventure activities and a great sports hub for people looking for an escape.
In this article, Read the Best Rishikesh Travel Guide & best sports and fun things to do while you are in Rishikesh in the summer. So let’s get started!
Why Choose Rishikesh?
Due to geographical diversity in the Indian subcontinent, it becomes unbearable to match the temperature of the sun. People look for an escape and a summer paradise like Rishikesh is one such place to visit.
Rishikesh weather in summer is perfect for adventure, fire-finding peace, and also for nature lovers. The temperature is neither too hot nor too cold so it is best to enjoy all the water and activities peacefully.
Top 5 Things You Should Not Miss in Rishikesh!
Among several adventurous sports, the Rishikesh Summers has so much to offer. Here is the Rishikesh travel guide & the list of the 5 best things to do in Rishikesh:
1. River Rafting
The adrenaline-pumping experience of river rafting in the Beas waters of the Ganga river is the most enjoyed and chosen by travellers from the whole country. There are various camping sites in the region where you can take part in river rafting.
For adventure junkies and adrenal and Rush, you should not miss out on the fun of river rafting. The chilly and holy water of Ganga refreshes your mind and soul. However, you should take caution during monsoons, as the tides are high.
Average Cost: INR 400-1300. You can save a lot of money if you take activities in the Rishikesh summer package.
Popular River Rafting Sights: Bramhapuri to Rishikesh, Shivpuri to Rishikesh, Marine Drive to Rishikesh.
2. Yoga in The Morning
What is better than practicing yoga in the yoga capital of the world? Various yoga classes are being guide to travellers when they visit Rishikesh. Most of the yoga retreat in Rishikesh offer free Yoga classes to visitors. So if you have spare time or you just want to try hard beginner yoga classes you should certainly visit Yogashram.
Also if you don’t want to practice yoga but yet see people performing the highest skills in yoga. Just have to get up early in the morning and visit the Ganga sides. Early mornings with the rising sun and exports doing yoga gives you a good Yogi Vibe.
Average Yoga Classes Cost: Usually free. Actual costing is not available.
Yoga Sites: Ashrams nearby to your staycation. Ganga Sides also has yogis practising yoga.
3. Beach Camping
Rishikesh is filled with the pious flow of the Ganga river. Various campsites are organized by companies and provide you with great meals in one fire and several other group activities with other travellers. You can play amazing games without getting bored. You can either spend the day lying around the beautiful view of the beach site or you can choose to play volleyball with your friends. There are regular guides and people who can help you guide different places in Rishikesh. Who knows you find best friends forever in the campsites of Rishikesh.
Average Cost: INR 1200 (per person/- per night)
Camping Locations: Aspen Adventures Camp, Camp AquaForest Rishikesh.
4. Ganga Aarti
The most mesmerizing part of the Rishikesh trip is the Ganga Arti. The entire Ganga Aarti has a different vibe than it gives to travellers. Not only does it have their religious sentiments but the entire environment that is created in the Ganga Aarti is a must-watch. Travellers from foreign lands have especially booked tickets for watching the Ganga Aarti.
This is the most beautiful experience of the Hindu religion. Even if you are an atheist you can carry your photograph in the Ganga Aarti and it will never let you down. The chanting of mantras and the devotees singing their hearts out. The Aarti is conducted every 5 PM by different priests and surely your trip to Rishikesh is incomplete without experiencing this beautiful moment.
Average Cost: NA
Rishikesh Ganga Aarti Site: Parmarth Niketan Ashram
5. Flying Fox
The flying fox adventure of Rishikesh is famous in all of Asia. If you haven’t heard about it before there is a quick layout for this. In flying Fox, your body is tied through a harness and around 7 m in height from the ground and hung at a speed of 160 km/h. This is the best thing to do in Rishikesh. According to the guide, The minimum age requirement is 20 years and the maximum age is 130 kgs. One of the craziest and most adventurous things that you can do in Rishikesh is the flying fox.
Average Cost: INR 1199-1399
Flying Fox Site: Shivpuri
This is the entire review for people of all tastes, that they can do in Rishikesh! If you try something new, do let us know in the comment section.