15 Top Adventure Sports In Rishikesh For Every Thrill Seeker

One of the most religious places in India, Rishikesh is an ultimate destination for adventure sports and known as the “Adventure Capital Of India”. Here is a detail list of the best Rishikesh adventure sports that can be enjoy on weekends or holidays.

1. River Rafting

Average Price: Between ₹400 to ₹2500
Best Season:
Except for monsoon, the months of February, March, April, May, October and November, Rishikesh water rafting is in great demand and a large number of rafters come here from all over the world. Several rafting expeditions take place during these months at each of the 4 grades of waves.
Duration:
5 to 9 hrs depends on the route

Out of all the adventure sports in Rishikesh, river rafting, also known as white water rafting is the sport which comes in various levels of extremity and involves battling the treacherous waves of the river.

2. Rappelling

Average Price: Starts from ₹600
Best Season:
All Round the year except monsoon & winter seasons
Duration:
Approx 5 to 6 hrs

Another famous  adventur sports for enthusiasts in Rishikesh is rappelling. This fun adventure involves a person to climb down the hills and rocks through waterfalls by using a doubled coiled rope around the body, fixed at a higher point.

3. Bungee Jumping

Average Price: Starts from ₹3600
Best Season:
All Round the year except monsoon & winter seasons
Duration:
Approx 5 to 6 hrs
Age Limit:
Between 18 to 60

Situated in Mohan Chatti, Rishikesh is the home for one of the best bungee jumping spot located at a height of 83 meters and enthusiasts all over India come to experience the surreal adventure sport. You will get a certificate once you complete the jump. 😉

4. Flying Fox

Average Price: Starts from ₹1600
Best Season:
All Round the year except monsoon & winter seasons
Duration:
Approx 5 to 6 hrs

The most happening adventure sports in Rishikesh one can indulge in is the Flying Fox. Home to Asia’s largest trail, this one-kilometer line allows you to get down exhilaratingly as possible from top to bottom.

5. Mountain biking

Average Price: Starts from ₹1600
Best Season: All Round the year except monsoon & winter seasons
Duration: Approx 5 to 6 hrs

One of the best ways to explore this hilly town is by bike. Since this riverside destination is blessed with varied topography, ranging from steep mountains to rocks to forest and river trails, one can enjoy the beauty of this place in sporty and intimate way.

6. Giant Swing

Average Price: Starts from ₹3550
Best Season: All Round the year except monsoon & winter seasons
Duration: Approx 5 to 6 hrs

If you are searching for some adrenaline rush, Giant swing is the sport. Imagine this being rope swing, but on much larger scale (83 meters) of fun and adventure.

7. Cliff jumping

Average Price: Mostly included in the river rafting package by operators.

One of the easiest adventure sports in Rishikesh and is one can also choose the height from which they want to cliff jump and then take that leap of faith you always wanted.

8. Kayaking

Average Price: Starts from ₹3200
Best Season:
All Round the year except monsoon & winter seasons
Duration:
Approx 5 to 6 hrs

One of the most , kayaking or canoeing allows a person to navigate the waters in a small kayak or boat. It is indeed one of the most exhilarating  and rejuvenating adventure sports in Rishikesh. Even for the first timers, they can practice in the low grade waves.

Suggested Read: Ultimate Guide to Rishikesh- Yoga Capital of World

9. Parasailing In Rishikesh

Average Price: Starts from ₹4400
Best Season:
All Round the year except monsoon & winter seasons
Duration:
Approx 5 to 6 hrs

When it comes to adrenaline pumping & adventure sports in Rishikesh, parasailing or parascending or parakiting is another great option for those who want to soak in the views of the Himalayas in their minds and hearts.

10. Trekking

Average Price: Unless you join a group, it is free.
Best Season:
All Round the year except monsoon seasons
Duration:
Approx 5 to 6 hrs

The most popular routes are Chandrashila and Panch Kedar. There are many waterfalls and peaks you can trek through.

11. Air Safari

Average Price: Starts from ₹4,400 for a 10 minute ride
Best Season:
All Round the year except monsoon seasons
Duration:
Approx 5 to 6 hrs
If you’ve already managed to strike off your list for paragliding and hot air ballooning, that gives you plenty of reasons for signing up for Air Safari.

12. Paragliding

Average Price: Starts from ₹4,500 onwards
Best Season:
All Round the year except monsoon seasons
Duration:
Approx 5 to 6 hrs

Paragliding has become a popular air-activity for adventure. If you want to enjoy Rishikesh’s scenery from above like a bird, then you certainly should give a thought to paragliding. The best part is you needn’t be a pro to sign up for the practice. As a tandem you’ll have another guy, and you can just enjoy your ride in the air.

13. Wildlife Safari

Average Price: Starts from ₹3,500 plus taxes for the complete package
Best Season:
All Round the year except monsoon & winter seasons
Duration:
Approx 5 to 6 hrs

To all nature lovers and wildlife enthusiasts, it is a beautiful place to visit. No matter what you do, do not harass or molest animals in their natural environment. Mind, they’re not for your entertainment.

14. Hot Air Balloon Ride

Average Price: Starts from ₹2,500 per person
Best Season:
All Round the year except monsoon seasons
Duration:
Approx 5 to 6 hrs

The 10-minute air ride will take you to a height of 500 ft above the ground from where you can enjoy the beauty of Shivalik Hills and the Rishikesh landscape. In Rishikesh, the perfect time to enjoy a hot air balloon flight is early morning. If you’re alone or with your families, you can enjoy this is one Rishikesh.

15. Ziplining

Average Price: Starts from ₹1,000 – INR 1500
Best Season:
All Round the year except monsoon & winter seasons
Duration:
Approx 5 to 6 hrs

Ziplining is a exciting sport that stretches from one end of the river to the other. Ziplining is carried out with the assistance of a pulley and cables. What you need to do is cross the river while tied to a pulley and cables.

Some Tips While You Are On Adventure

There are a few points that you must hold in thought while trying these adventure sports in Rishikesh on your vacation. Take a look!

  • Get your self medically checked earlier than heading out to channelize the inner adventure junkie in you.
  • Carry all your medicines and other vital items like sunscreen and mosquito repellent.
  • If you are making an attempt river rafting for the first time do pay attention to the instructions carefully.
  • Keep calm while trying all the adventurous activities and don’t panic.
  • First study about all the spots for trekking in Rishikesh and then figure out on which stage are you. Pick the trek which fits you excellent as your bodily health performs a major role.
  • If you are on a wildlife safari, try and stay with your team to remain safe.
  • Carry your trekking or trekking boots and other equipment associated to the activity you are trying.
  • Carry a water bottler and stay hydrated.

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