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Explore The 10 Electrifying Things To Do In Rishikesh

By Sanjay Gouda

Updated - Oct. 25, 2019 3 min read

If you are one of those who loves exploring places with a mountainous backdrop, then Rishikesh is the place to be. There are numerous super-fun things to do in Rishikesh, taking from River Rafting to Bungee Jumping and Cliff Jumping to Kayaking, and more Rishikesh is endowed with every adventurous activity where you can indulge yourself exploring the hidden dimensions of the mother nature and take a break from boring city life. So, we bring to you 10 of the most amazing things to do, when in Rishikesh.


1. River Rafting- The Most Popular Thing To Do in Rishikesh

Best Time For River Rafting in Rishikesh: Anytime is the best time for river rafting in Rishikesh, except monsoon and January. October to June is the ideal time to try river rafting in Rishikesh. 

Rishikesh River Rafting Stretch: Kaudiyala to Lakshman Jhula (36 km)- with 13 major rapids

Rafting Charges in Rishikesh: Rs 400-1300.

Note: Charges for river rafting in Rishikesh gets cheaper in packages

River Rafting Routes:

  • Kaudiyala- Marine Drive (10 km with grade III & IV)
  • Marine Drive- Shivpuri (11 km with grade II & III)
  • Shivpuri-Brahmpuri (11 km with grade I & II)
  • Brahmpuri-Lakshman Jhula (9 km with grade I)


2. Bungee Jumping

Where To Do Bungee Jumping in Rishikesh: Jumping Heights, Mohanchatti

Age Limit: Minimum 12 years

Weight Requirement For Bungee Jumping in Rishikesh: 35-110 kg

Timings: 9:30 am to 3:30 pm


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3. Mountain Biking

Mountain Biking Route: Rishikesh and surrounding areas are all yours to explore

Best Time For Mountain Biking in Rishikesh: Anytime is the best time. Try to avoid in monsoons.


4. Flying Fox

Minimum Age Requirement: Minimum 12 years

Weight Requirement: 20-130 kg

Charges For Flying Fox in Rishikesh: Rs 1199-1399

Where To Try Flying Fox in Rishikesh: Shivpuri


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5. Cliff Jumping

Average Height of Cliffs: 20 feet (10 feet if the water level rises)

Where To Do Cliff Jumping in Rishikesh: 2 km before Lakshman Jhula from Brahmapuri


6. Rappelling And Rock Climbing

Best Time For Rappelling And Rock Climbing in Rishikesh: Anytime! Try avoiding in monsoon as it is slippery. 


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7. Parasailing And Paragliding

Best Time For Parasailing And Paragliding in Rishikesh: Anytime! Try avoiding in monsoon as it is cloudy.


8. Hot Air Ballooning

Best Time For Hot Air Ballooning in Rishikesh: Winters (November to March)


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9. Live The Music in Beatles Ashram


10. Giant Swing

Best Time For Giant Swing in Rishikesh: Anytime!

Charges For Giant Swing in Rishikesh: Ranges Between 3500 to 7500 Rs.


Excited much? Quickly WhatsApp your gang and plan your Rishikesh trip today! Take the much-needed break and try out various things to do in Rishikesh listed here.



Q. What is the best time to visit Rishikesh?
Since Rishikesh is located in the foothills of Shivalik mountain ranges, the weather is generally pleasant throughout the year. Still, the ideal time to visit Rishikesh would be February-March and August-October as May-June is quite hot in summer.


Q. Is swimming allowed in river Ganges?
Yes, taking a dip in the holy water of river Ganges is allowed near the banks of the river at designated spots like Triveni Ghat and some other.


Q. Are there any good restaurants or cafes in Rishikesh?
Of course, yes, Rishikesh attracts millions of tourists every year from all over the globe. Apart from pilgrim town nowadays, Rishikesh emerges as a 'World capital of Yoga' and 'Adventure capital of India'. Being one of the busiest tourists places Rishikesh offers some awesome mouth liking restaurants and cafes for tourists as per their cuisine choices.

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