Rishikesh is one of the most beautiful and adventurous places to visit in India. It lies in the foothills of the mighty Himalayas in the Uttarakhand state of India. The majestic beauty of River Ganges accompanied by various adventurous activities has the power to energise one’s, soul. If you are in search of adventure, then you should travel to the adventure capital of India- Rishikesh. Rishikesh is situated at a distance of 225 Kms from New Delhi and is well connected by roads and railways. On an average, it takes 5 to 6 hours from New Delhi to reach Rishikesh from various transportation modes.
Rishikesh is famous for river rafting, one of the most adventurous activities of all. Rafting is a great way to experience the mystique and scared river- The Ganges. To experience this beautiful yet challenging activity, we reached the location, where they provided us with a life jacket and gave us a briefing of about 5 minutes, explaining the strategies to manoeuvre, while in the river.
And so the journey began! The raft was taken with the flow of the river. A few minutes later, the challenging high tides came in our way. To make our way ahead, our team had to battle with those high tides. All the team members put their efforts in battling with the situation. Fighting against the strong strokes of the river water, doubled our fun. It was a very challenging and adventurous activity and without the spirit of teamwork, it would not have been possible to win over the high tides. After slaying and winning over the high tides, we moved ahead on our journey.
On our way ahead, after crossing a few kilometres, there was a spot point, famous for cliff jumping. We stopped our raft at a corner and indulged into this activity. For me, this experience was just amazing! It was my first cliff jump and that too from a height of 30 ft. After participating in such mind boosting activities, our journey finally came to an end.
Although Rishikesh is famous for river rafting, but there are various other adventurous activities like Bungee Jumping, Flying fox and Giant Swing, that one can enjoy. I recommend everyone to go to Rishikesh and try these at least once in their lifetime. I assure you that your first time experience will be a great experience.