For the adventurous traveller, November is the perfect time to indulge in some thrilling activity. At this time of the year, weather is not too sunny/ hot and the cold has not set in yet. This November is lined up with lots of holidays too thereby making it a great opportunity to head north to Rishikesh for white water rafting.
White water rafting is a challenging activity using a raft to navigate a river or other bodies of water. The name comes from the fact that it is done on white waters i.e. turbulent waters of varying degrees classified as grades of rapids. Usually these range from Grade 1 to Grade 6 with 1 being the easiest.
Rishikesh has now become a main centre of white water rafting in North India. The best part about having a rafting experience in Rishikesh is that even non-swimmers, starters and kids can equally enjoy the fun. River Ganga offers you exciting rapids to raft along from Kaudiyala till Rishikesh. For beginners, Grade I and Grade II are advisable. For a more thrilling experience, rapids of Grade III and Grade IV are also available here.
Other adventure activities
Rafting is just one of the adventure activities you can do in Rishikesh. If one is not scared of heights and jumping from a mountain or a cliff gives you an adrenaline rush, then you can even opt for bangee jumping here in Rishikesh. You can even try the kayaking activities here. Camping out either alongside the beach/river side or in the jungle is another must do here. For the mountaineers there’s a lot for them as well like rock climbing & rappelling, mountaineering, swing activities and so on. Trekking in India is one of the finest in the world and it is another activity that is famous here.
Rishikesh is also a paradise for the pious. Rishikesh is dotted with domes of ancient temples where pilgrims from all over the world come to seek blessings from the myriad gods and goddesses of the Hindu culture. It is also the starting point for the Chardham Yatra.
Rejuvenating through Yoga, cleansing your body, inhaling fresh mountain air, kriyas and Pujas, and fun- filled adventure are some of the key things the town has to offer.
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