Weekend Adventure Trip to Rishikesh

When we are talking about Dehradun, how can we forget the famous rafting destination in the entire country – Rishikesh? A weekend in Rishikesh can prove to be very relaxing with both family and friends. Whether you are on a pilgrimage or on an adventurous trip, Rishikesh has it all. Just 42 kilometers from Dehradun, one can either take the train or a bus to this famous holiday destination. Also, one can even hire a taxi or simply drive down to Rishikesh. Here is a detailed itinerary of all the fun things one can do on a weekend trip to Rishikesh from Dehradun.

Adventurous Weekend in Rishikesh

Rishikesh has long been known for its numerous adventurous, adrenaline pumping activities in the city. White Water River Rafting, Bungee Jumping, Camping, Hiking and Flying Fox are just some of the activities that are very popular in Rishikesh. Also known as the Adventure Capital of India, a fun weekend in Rishikesh is a great way to relax after a long hectic week. For the real camping experience, it is best to stay in riverside tents such as Shivpuri Beach Camp or the Jungle Camp. The best time to go for rafting in Rishikesh is between the months of September and June.

Weekend Trip to Rishikesh from Dehradun


Day 1: Arrive at Rishikesh early in the morning and drive straight to the tent site. Check in at campsite and freshen up. Go for an exciting two hour trek between the lush green forests to the beautiful Neerghar Waterfall. By the time you get back to the camp, it should be around lunch time. After lunch, go for some thrilling Rock Climbing and Rappelling. Both these activities require a lot of strength and stamina and are extremely fun. If you have never done these activities before, it is advisable to learn the basics first. There are many instructors on the tour who will teach you the basics so that you do not get hurt. After a day filled with gripping activities, for the rest of the evening you can explore the camp area and play some exciting camp games.

Day 2: After breakfast, start the day early in the morning with rafting from Shivpuri to Rishikesh covering about 16 kilometers of the Ganges. The distance depends upon the package and the level of rafting that you select. Rafting in Rishikesh is certainly an unusual experience, one that you can never forget. The Ganges offers medium and high rapids of class 3 and 4. Both amateurs and professional can easily enjoy rafting in Rishikesh. Sweet Sixteen, Cross Fire, Three Blind Mice, The Wall, Roller Coaster and Golf Course are some of the popular rapids in Rishikesh with Sweet Sixteen the easiest and mainly for beginners and kids. Roller Coaster and Golf Course Rapids are the toughest and mainly for skilled rafters. During the later part of the course, one can see the numerous temples, Ghats and Ashrams in Rishikesh, which are truly a wonderful sight to see. At the end of the session, come back to the camp, have dinner and relax for the rest of the night.

Weekend Trip to Rishikesh from Dehradun


Day 3: This is the last day of your trip and depending upon the time that you have left, you can try various other activities in Rishikesh. Bungee Jumping at Jumpin Heights, Cliff Jumping and Giant Swing are some of the activities that you can do during the remaining time that you have. Rishikesh is also home to Asia’s longest Flying Fox, which is another thrilling ride in the city that you must try.

Costs: Depending upon the level and number of rafting trips you choose, the charges for 2 nights and 3 days trip, including meals, rafting charges and accommodation and excluding transportation, costs between Rs. 1700 to Rs. 5800 per person. Some packages may not include meals.

Tours: There are many companies that organize tours for rafting and camping in Rishikesh, here are some popular travel companies in Rishikesh for rafting:

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