Rishikesh is one of the many places in North India that tends to go in the nerves of every diehard adventurer. Lying at the foothills of Himalayas, this place is best known for its ancient temples, mesmerizing beauty, pious river, and thrilling adventures. It is a gateway that takes you to the ancient history of Hindu mythology and religious beliefs. Gomukh, which is the source of the Ganga river is one of the exciting spots in Rishikesh. From here, the Ganga hurtles down the lofty mountains till it reaches the plains flowing gently into Rishikesh, the first of its resting places. The Northern Char Dham Yatra (Four Shrines Sacred Journey) ideally begins from here.
Although Rishikesh is a great pilgrimage center, famous in India and the world for its yoga centers and spiritual missions it is also considered the best place in India for adventure activity like camping and rafting. Camping on the banks of river Ganga served with hot meals and tea/coffee, evening bonfire with snacks and camp games and finally waking up to the birds chirping is a treat.
Ram Jhula, Lakshman Jhula, Triveni Ghat, Neelkanth Mahadev Temple, Vashista Gufa, Swarg Ashram, Gita Bhavan, Parmarth Niketan, Bharat Mandir, Neer Garh Waterfall, and local markets are some of the famous spots in Rishikesh where you can visit. The temples will fill your inner self with peace, spirituality, and tranquility. The joy of experiencing the local crowd and enchanting rambling of tourists is a true kick-start to the weekend.
Being famous for adventure activities, this place offers various activities like Water Rafting, Camping, Rappelling, Rock climbing, Cliff Jumping, Trekking, Bungee Jump, and Yoga. These activities proved to be a quick escape and rejuvenate one’s soul, mind, and body. If you want to take a plunge on to nature and adventure altogether, Rishikesh is your destination.