Top 10 Adventure Sports In Rishikesh For Chilling Experience

Written By: Abhilasha Prasad

Who doesn't want to spend a vacation with an endless thrill and countless memories? Adventure sports in Rishikesh are a treat to all visitors. The city is known as the 'Adventure Capital Of India,' offering an unending list of activities from rafting to rappelling, bungee jumping to valley crossing, and kayaking to zorbing. Why wait? Plan your tickets right away and head to this holy land to awaken your inner kid. 

1.  River Rafting

2. Bungee Jumping

3. Hot Air Balloon Ride

4. Paintball 

5. Camping

6. Waterfall Trekking

7. Giant Swing

8. Jungle Safari

9. Kayaking

10. Rappeling

1. River Rafting

River Rafting is indeed the best adventure sport in Rishikesh that attracts the maximum crowd. The route of Brahmapuri is regarded as the greatest river rafting in Rishikesh for all age groups, 14 to 75, especially for beginners. The starting point is from Brahmaputra, and the endpoint is at Ram Jhula. 

  • Best Time To Do: February to June

  • Costs: INR 1000/- per person (approx)

  • Location: Brahmapuri

  • Things to carry: Quick dry bathing suit and sturdy footwear

  • Safety Tips: Pay attention to your trainer’s instructions and follow them correctly. 

2. Bungee Jumping

Rishikesh has the highest Bungee Jumping venue at Monchathi, Jumpin Heights. It has an average height of 83 meters. It involves jumping from a fixed cantilever and wearing a rubber string around your ankle. The activity will surely thrill you from within. It is advised to book the tickets before visiting. Other activities like flying fox and Giant Swing can be done at the same location. 

  • Best Time To Do: September to June

  • Costs: INR 3550/- per person (approx)

  • Location: Monchathi

  • Requirements: Minimum Age of 12 and minimum weight of 40 kg to 110 kg 

  • Safety Tips: Avoid overeating and have a medical test before jumping.

3. Hot Air Balloon Ride

Get the feel of Cappadocia in the town of Rishikesh. A thrilling experience at the height of 100 to 200 feet, witnessing mesmerizing sunsets, and adoring the astounding Shivalik Valley will surely treat your eyes. The hot air balloon is undoubtedly one of the most popular activities in Rishikesh

  • Best Time To Do: March to June

  • Ideal Duration: 10 to 15 minutes

  • Costs: INR 3000/- per person (approx) 

  • Location: Shivalik Valley, Rishikesh

4. Paintball

Paintball is a fun and exciting adventure sport in Rishikesh. It is an army-themed game played in an open field in which a team hits their opponent with colored dyed paintballs and balloons. It is a 45-minute activity with a minimum of 4 people involving strategy, ability, and teamwork. 

  • Best Time To Do: September to June

  • Costs: INR 1000/- per person (approx)

  • Location: Rishikesh

  • Things to carry:  facemask, markers

5. Camping

Plan camping in Rishikesh and enthrall yourself in a variety of activities. The camps in Rishikesh are the perfect place to spend a day or two amidst panoramic valleys and stunning surroundings. The campsite provides comfortable accommodations, basic amenities, delicious food, and activities to make your vacation exciting. 

  • Best Time To Do: October to June

  • Costs: INR 1500/- per person (approx)

  • Location: Rishikesh

  • Things to carry: Flashlights, sleeping bags, enough food, and water, medicine

  • Safety Tips: Stay updated with climatic conditions and beware of wild animals

6. Waterfall Trekking

Sitting next to the waterfall, sipping a hot chai can be the best experience on your trip to Rishikesh. Trekking to Neer waterfall is a 3 km trek full of real peacefulness. The three stunning waterfalls make up the Neer waterfall. As you steep to the mountain, you will see three tiers of the waterfall and a more enchanting photographic opportunity. You will find a calm and soothing vibe as you reach the top. 

  • Best Time To Do: September to October

  • Costs: INR 900/- per person (approx)

  • Location: Neer Waterfall

  • Things to carry: Trekking pole, sunglasses, backpack

  • Safety Tips: Put on safety equipment such as helmets and knee guards. Put on comfortable clothing

7. Giant Swing

The giant swing is a similar activity to Bungee Jumping, but here the cords are tied to a fixed place, and the motion of a swing as you jump resembles a pendulum. You will be hung till you get to the grove. The best part is you can do Bungee Jumping and Giant Swing at the same location in Mohanchatti. 

  • Best Time To Do: February to June

  • Costs: INR 3550 per person (approx)

  • Location: Mohanchatti

  • Requirements: Minimum 12 years of age and minimum weight of 30 kg to 120 kg

  • Safety Tips: Avoid overeating and have a medical test before jumping 

8. Jungle Safari

Every nature lover must experience a jungle safari in Rajaji National Park. You can truly enjoy wildlife, flora, fauna, and different animals and species with an open Jeep safari, which is a thrilling and exhilarating experience. The safari lasts for 2 hours, making you the most exciting hours of your life. 

  • Best Time To Do: November to June

  • Costs: INR 4550/- per person (approx)

  • Location: Rajaji National Park

  • Things to carry: Enough water and food to eat

  • Safety Tips: Don't tease or get near wild animals.

9. Kayaking

Kayaking is a calming adventure sport in Rishikesh with a number of variations, including sea kayaking, white water kayaking, and surf kayaking. The adventurer paddles a kayak across a stream while engaging in these activities. People can select a sort of kayaking based on their tastes because there are numerous ways to perform it.

  • Best Time To Do: September to June

  • Costs: INR 3000/- per person (approx)

  • Location: Rishikesh

  • Things to carry: First Aid Kit, food, and water

  • Safety Tips: Follow the boat rules and weight capacity. 

10. Rappelling

Rappelling is an exciting sport where a person has to descend to a certain height from a vantage point. Professional instructors assist you in completing this activity. The equipment needed to complete the activity includes gloves, ropes, slings, and helmets. This activity guarantees you a once-in-a-lifetime experience and is safe and fun.

  • Best Time To Do: March to May

  • Costs: INR 400/- per person (approx) 

  • Requirements: Minimum Age of 10 and minimum weight of 90 kg 

  • Safety Tips: Test the anchors for the rappel. Maintain your hydration levels.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the best sports to indulge in Rishikesh? 

River Rafting, Bungee Jumping, and camping are the best sports to indulge in Rishikesh. 

Which place in Rishikesh is best for adventure sports? 

Shivpuri, 16 km from Rishikesh, is the best place for adventure sports.

When is the best time to visit Rishikesh?

October to February is the best time to visit Rishikesh. 

What is the price of paragliding in Rishikesh? 

The price of paragliding in Rishikesh is around INR 4000/- per person. 

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