10 best things to do in Rishikesh

Rishikesh is not like the other tourist attractions in India! Yoga and the temples are just a part of the dazzle. It’s intense spiritual energy, the beauty of the Ganges and Himalayas, the all round festive spirit and the diversity makes Rishikesh a must on your bucket list.

Rishikesh has the full spectrum of tourist attractiveness that lures in the young and wild, families and the elderly pilgrims. In the recent years, Rishikesh has become popular for adventure sports and wellness centers.

1. River Rafting

This is presently by far the most popular thing to do in Rishikesh. Being lashed against the rapids of the torrential Ganga gushing through the mountainous rocks! You can go rafting throughout the year. It’s one of the best rafting destinations.


River Rafting in Rishikesh Uttrakhand

2. Bungee Jumping

Scream your lungs out and feel the thrill as your heart beats to hyper-drive when you take a leap of faith from the height of a mountain range into nothingness!


3. Bonfire and Camping

Sleeping under a sky filled with stars! Camping on the banks of the Ganga River and being surrounded by a green belt is breathtaking. Also enjoy several exotic bird species and other wildlife while enjoying the nature.


4. Mountain Biking

Rishikesh is the adventure sports hub. Try peddling through the roads less travelled with a mountain bike, taming the rocky terrain. Simply rent a mountain bike from one of the providers in Rishikesh and strap up to beat some rubber against rocks!

5. Be a Flying Fox

There will be a harness tied to you, and you roll in free fall towards the earth. The adrenalin crush is crazy!! But worth it. 🙂

6. Cliff Jumping 

Prepare for more adventure at Rishikesh. And like most other adventure sports offered here, cliff jumping too can be done by beginners with strict supervision of experts and help at hand always.

Cliff Jumping Rishikesh

7. Trekking

Take one of the many trekking routes from Rishikesh, as it offers beginners to expert level trekking experiences. A popular one is a trek to the waterfalls that can be done to reach the breathtaking waterfalls.


8. Rock Climbing, Rappelling and Kayaking

Rishikesh with its treasure trove of adventure sports also has these three to entice adventure junkies into its galore! From moderate to challenging all three levels of sports enthusiasts have something to look forward to, when it comes to either Kayaking or rock climbing and rappelling.

9. Para Gliding

Imagine soaring high in sky over the Himalayan ranges and pristine Ganages. Para gliding is popular in Rishikesh as it can be done by almost all age-groups and families and are offered in affordable rates.

Paragliding in Rishikesh

10. Ayurvedic Spa and Massage

The variety of massages may leave you confused. But the bliss post the massage, using oils, salts, hot stones, etc, is rejuevenating.

Rishikesh must be on your bucket list, after reading the amazing things you can do there!! 🙂

Iti Jain



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ItI jain

Yogi. Blogger. Storyteller After, a decade of being a fitness enthusiast and various trial and errors with corporate jobs and teaching (post a PG degree in Management).



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