Sports and Activities
We have a lot of activities here that you will not feel bore even for a moment. Some are relaxing whereas some are extremely thrilling. An introductory session is organized by the professional guides/experts to minimize the risk. They teach you tricks and tips before any extreme sport commences so that you can enjoy to your best. It helps you largely when you face the real challenge. Have a look at our activities. We believe you will find them impressive.
Rishikesh is well known destination for adventure activities but most famous among all is white water rafting also known as river rafting. While Rafting we have to deal with risk and need for teamwork which often makes it a great experience. Rishikesh is generally termed as the Mecca of White water rafting. We will provide you with the best professional guidance and safety gears for rafting, so that you do not have to worry even if you are new and inexperienced. The natural beauty surrounding the rapids is marvelous and will remain in your memory for a lifetime. We have various points of rafting. Have a look at them and decide the length you want.
The Brahmapuri Water Rafting Stretch:
This stretch is around 9 Km long. The water flows upstream consisting of mild rapids of Grade II or Grade III range. It takes around 2 hours to complete the stretch. Due to its moderate pattern children and amateur people can go for this risk free stretch. The rapids are namely Initiation, Double Trouble, Hilton and Terminator.
The Shivpuri Water Rafting Stretch:
This stretch is approx. 16 km long. The water flows upstream consisting of grade III and IV rapids. It takes around 3 hours to complete the stretch. The stretch comes with recovery pool so this is suitable for the beginners.
The Marine Drive Rafting Stretch:
The stretch is around 24 km long. The water flows upstream consisting of Grade I, Grade II, Grade III rapids including, Three Blind Mice, Crossfire, Return to Sender etc. It takes around 4 hours to complete the stretch.
The Kaudiyala Water Rafting Stretch:
The stretch is almost 35 km long. The water flows upstream from Rishikesh consisting of grade V rapids. The rafts mostly get turned over in the rapids like ‘the wall’. Due to its condition only previously experienced rafters should go for this stretch. It takes around 6 hours to complete the stretch.
Ever dreamt about floating on a wave, just as you lie on your back on your bed? Well, here it is reality. This activity is known as Body surfing and has gained a lot of popularity in the last few years. It is one of the most relaxing but also thrilling activities (depends on the flow of river) available to one in Rishikesh. The person’s body floats on the waves and the motion of the river current takes you with it.
One can ride on the waves as long as he wants to but it is important to streamline the body. This activity is done using a pair of swim fins, wave blades, hand guns or hand paddles. By using accessories in body surfing, one can get in a comfortable position on the wave face, thereby gathering more speed.
As the name suggests, yes it is about jumping from a cliff. One has to be physically strong to embark on this thrill as it involves diving from a height of 35 ft. The adventure lovers can increase the altitude according to their fortitude and endurance. The experience of diving in the salubrious climate from maximum altitude will give you spine-chilling goose bumps. So brace yourself for the experience that you will remember for a really long time.
As you arrive in Rishikesh for rafting experience, don’t forget to plunge in very adventurous and stirring sport called Rappelling. Under the guidance of experts, you can be certain of secure and exciting experience of Rappelling. Equipment that will be provided to the climbers are gloves, harness, slings, ropes and helmet. It can be relished by all those who have the strength to dare the cliffs.
Kayaking is a water fun sport where one uses a Kayak to stride across the water. The Kayak is a low canoe-like boat that lets the paddler paddle and oar at the same time. As one of the water sport that is quickly becoming popular, Kayaking is a fun way to explore the water surrounded scenic spot. A very adventurous activity of Rishikesh, Kayaking has attained much admiration among the adventure freaks from all over the globe. The River Ganges tenders a number of superb rapids to commence on a Kayaking expedition. One can select a rapid according to his/her strength and physical stamina. The essential apparatus you will require include life jacket, kayak boat, helmet and a paddle.
It is the most challenging activity for all those who live life without fear. One has to dive from an altitude of about 83 mtr. After the Jump, the Jumpers are lowered down to a drop zone in the river which has only 2 feet of water. The weight of the jumper must be of minimum at 35kg and at maximum at 110kg. After the jump, one can relish capturing pictures of beautiful surroundings on the camera. The jumpers also get dare to jump certificates which one must not forget to collect before leaving.
You must have experienced the swing when you were a kid but you don’t do it anymore because you have grown up. Don’t worry we have a swing for you called “Giant Swing”. It is carried out from bungee site from a height of 83 meters. One needs great strength to do it, but the experience is thrilling and elating. The activity can also be done by two people at the same time.
Do you wish to fly high in the sky? Flying Fox one of the most exciting activities for you then. It is carried out by three people at one time. One can also do it alone by paying extra. It is indeed a blend of adventure and excitement that travelers must attempt on their Rishikesh Tour. A hard wire is fixed from one end of the valley to the other. This wire is longer than 1km and there is a large apparatus attached to it. You are harnessed to this apparatus which is released to gravity running on the wire from the height of 120 mtrs to achieve the speed of upto 160 kmph.
Another memorable water activity. You may have done trekking but waterfall trekking? If you desire to spend some spend time with your dear ones among nature-rich surroundings, then get ready to enjoy the thrill of Waterfall Trekking in Rishikesh. It offers you an opportunity of coming closer to nature miles away from the hustle and bustle of city life. This activity can be relished by people of all age groups. This will add spice to your adventurous trekking experience.