EXPERIENCE RISHIKESH – TOP UNIQUE EXPERIENCES OF THE LAND
Rishikesh, the adventure capital of the country is not just for sightseeing. When you walk out of Rishikesh, you should have crossed out a few things from your bucket list.
Rishikesh is the land of new experiences and interesting things to explore. Do you dare to enjoy Rishikesh? Here are the top ten experiences, which you should enjoy during your visit.
a) Visit the banks of Ganges during sunset to enjoy the grandest ritual of all, Ganga Aarti. Watch thousands of people let go off small laps on the river, making it glitter like the night sky. It is one of the most photographed events of the country.
b) Visit and explore temples of Rishikesh. Take part in rituals, spiritual activities and enjoy delicacies served in the temples. Each temple has unique rituals. You need not be a follower of the religion to visit and explore the temples. However, respect the deity and follow the simple rules implied on you.
c) River rafting is the iconic activity of Rishikesh. Visit during late monsoon or winter season to enjoy this unique experiencing of battling a rough river. Usually, river rafting covers 8 km. If you are up for the treat, choose 36 km circuits with many rapid regions. All service providers provide simple rafting sessions for safety briefing. Therefore, you need not worry about not knowing anything about rafting.
d) Plummeting into abyss might not sound like a vacation. However, bungee jumping is an important activity to enjoy in Rishikesh. Jump off the clip, 83 meter above ground and free fall for 10 seconds to have your heart in your mouth. It is said to be a very refreshing and enlightening activity for many tourists.
e) Are you a nature lover? You would love camping in Rishikesh. There are numerous places to enjoy camping here. Based on the location of the camps, you can enjoy other activities like surfing, mountaineering, rafting and others, while camping. These are not commercialized camping grounds. You are about to venture into nature and be a real camper in Rishikesh.
f) The location of the region allows it to access many rare medicinal herbs, which grow in the wilderness. If you visit during winter, these herbs will be at bloom and it is the right time to enjoy Ayurvedic massages. For a good massage, choose reputed massage centers and panchakarma centers. You can buy many infused oils and other herbal products to try these therapies at home. Choose reputed shops to buy original products.
g) Well, Rishikesh is the heart of Yoga as it thrives in this region. You can find many workshops and free seminars for yoga and meditation. There are many resorts, which employ experienced yoga teachers for their guests. Try Yoga and meditation, at least once during your vacation.
h) Stay in an ashram, enjoy their culture, take part in tradition and live the life of a monk for a day or two. Even Beatles visited Rishikesh and stayed in a mutt. There are numerous ashrams of varying levels of luxury and traditions.
i) Are you an entry-level adventure lover? You ought to visit the trekking trails for a scenic trekking experience. You can trek through dense forest, valleys, mountains and even glacier routes. You have quite a lot of options here, when it comes to trekking. You can choose the trail based on your experience and the time you have allocated for trekking.
j) Do you want something to pump adrenaline like never before? Choose rappelling. Make sure to choose reputed service providers for these hardcore experiences.