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2 Adventures You Must Try in Rishikesh – Bungee Jumping & River Rafting
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Do you ever want to have a thrilling experience in your life? If Yes, then you must visit Rishikesh. It is known as the Yoga capital of India cum Adventure capital of India and it is especially famous for these adventures-
1. River Rafting
2. Bungee Jumping
Rishikesh is a city comes under Dehradun District in Uttrakhand State. The Sacred River Ganges passes through Rishikesh and due to its cultures this city is also known as “Yoga Capital of India“. There are 2 famous suspension foot over bridges built on the Ganges, which connects the city known as “Lakshman Jhula” and “Ram Jhula“. This city lies between 2 major cities Haridwar and Dehradun.
How to reach Rishikesh:
- Nearest Airport to reach Rishikesh is Jolly Grant Airport, Dehradun
- Nearest Railway Station is Haridwar.
- From Delhi, the capital of India – You will get overnight Train and Buses.
So let’s come to Adventures. Everyone in their life, once they want to do that thing which scares them or in which they have some interest but due to their phobias they couldn’t do it. Everyone has phobias, some people may show it, some people may not. A well known wise statement says –
We need to do atleast one thing a day which scares us
The 2 Top Best Adventures of India in Rishikesh are :
- White Water River Rafting.
- Bungee Jumping
White Water River Rafting in Rishikesh
The reason it is known as White Water River Rafting because the rafting is done in River Ganges, which is a Himalayan river and the water flows from the Glaciers into the river.
This White Water River Rafting on Ganges (Ganga River) is one of the best spots for river rafting in India. Here you will face the water rapids with grade 1 and 2 (Difficulty level in River Rafting). I took rafting from Shivpuri to Rishikesh for 16 km and the time duration it took around 3 hours with full adventures like Jump in the water rapid, getting relaxed on the Ganga river beach & much more amazing things.
If you want to do Rafting with more duration and difficulty then rather than Shivpuri you can start from Kaudiyala.
I will recommend you to not take any accessories or bags while going for Rafting except waterproof action cameras like GoPro if you have. Avoid taking mobile phones, DSLRs and other electronic accessories because in the Raft there will be no place to keep these things and you need to paddle in that raft.
If you want to have video of your full ride then the rafting operator is providing the GoPro video at additional cost.
16 km (From Shivpuri)
Winter & Summer
Grade I & II
Stretches of Rafting in Rishikesh
9 km/2 hrs
16 km/3 hrs
27 km/5 hrs
36 km/8 hrs
- For Bookings of River Rafting in Rishikesh, you don’t need any pre-booking.
- There are more than hundreds of operators who are organizing River Rafting in the Ganges.
- You can directly go to Rishikesh & book there. Make sure the cost per person will be reasonable by cross-checking the prices from other operators.
Here you can watch out my White Water River Rafting from Shivpuri to Rishikesh.
Watch it till the end for the best thrilling experience. Entirely shot with GoPro.
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India’s Highest Bungee Jumping in Rishikesh
I have seen people who are having Aquaphobia (fear from water) and Heightophobia (fear from height). But this adventure is beyond this because the person who don’t have any phobias even that person will think at least one time before doing this jump.
Bungee Jumping is the 2nd best adventure after Sky Diving.
Luckily in Rishikesh, I got the chance of doing Bungee Jumping from India’s highest Bungee Jump platform.
You must try Bungee Jump at Jumpin Heights in Rishikesh.
Watch out this Video till the end and for sure you’d get a massive adrenaline rush, a feeling like you’re falling. This is India’s highest Bungee platform of 83 meters. And with the background music, you might feel your presence there.
Jumpin Heights is a private operator who started this adventure. You can visit their website for full information in brief.
They are providing 3 types of adventure experiences –
- Bungee Jump
- Flying Fox
- Giant Swing
To book India’s Highest Bungy Jump in Rishikesh, I would prefer to prebook on Jumpin Heights Website because there is the limited number of slots per day, so make sure to book at least a month before the trip.
To check your eligibility, kindly refer to their website.
- Jumpin Heights is providing full safety in all adventure experiences.
- The Jump Masters are professional and well qualified from New Zealand.
- Best quality of equipment and jumping cords they are using with a properly scheduled check.
Note: For safety instructions in detail check this page – jumpinheights.com/safety
Distance from Rishikesh
30 km/1 hr
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
1. What city is famous for River Rafting?
Answer: Rishikesh is famous for white water River Rafting.
2. Is Rafting open in December?
Answer: Yes, River Rafting in Rishikesh is closed only in Rainy Season from July to September.
3. Which Adventures Rishikesh is famous for?
Answer: Rishikesh is mainly famous for 2 adventures –
White Water River Rafting in the River Ganges.
India’s Highest Bungee Jumping
4. Where is India’s highest Bungee Jump spot?
Answer: In Rishikesh, at Jumpin Heights, you can experience India’s Highest Bungy Jump.
5. Where can you go for Bungee Jump?
Answer: In North India at Rishikesh, you can experience India’s Highest Bunjee Jump. Recently in Goa also Bungee Jump has started.
6. What is the highest point of Bunjee Jump in Rishikesh?
Answer: 83 meter is the highest point of bungee jump in Rishikesh, India.
7. Is Bunjee Jump Safe in Rishikesh?
Answer: Yes, Jumpin Heights is providing full safety in all adventure experiences. The Jump Masters are professional and well qualified from New Zealand. Best quality of equipment and jumping cords they are using with a properly scheduled check.
8. What is the cost of Bungee Jumping in Rishikesh?
Answer: 3500 INR
Note: The information I have provided is given based on my experience in 2018. There might be some difference with the current pricing, calculation or any type of information.