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Rishikesh Adventure Tourism

Spirituality, culture and nature are the three main facts that attract tourist's world over to India. But with changing times, the adventurous part for tourist destinations have also come to the fore and have become a sought after tourist attraction even in India. Along with places like Agra, Tirupathi and Kerala which were known for their divinity, places like Manali, Goa and Shillong have been recognized for water rafting, skiing, snow skating and similar other adventure sports that have become the centre of attraction for international tourists.


The word Rishikesh literally means Lord Vishnu, who is considered as the lord of senses. Located in the foothills of Himalayan ranges, Rishikesh derives its name from sage Raibhya who had the divine blessing from Lord Rishikesh. The legends about Rishikesh also mention that Lord Rama offered his austerities to God for victory over Ravana and the Lakshman Jhula is a spot where it is believed that Lord Rama's brother crossed river Ganges at that point.

Yoga in Rishikesh is believed to get one closer to the divinity of attaining Moksha, as the holy dip has the magical touch. The world capital of Yoga is found at Yoga in Rishikesh and is one the major access points for many pilgrim spots of Badrinath, Gangotri and Kedarnath. After the Rishikesh Rafting, one must not miss out the Ganga Aarti performed after sunset at the Parmarth Ashram. Bharat Mandir, Rushi kund, Vashistha gufa andNeelkanth Mahadev Temple are some other local pilgrim spots in and around Rishikesh.

Rishikesh Hotels or resorts Rishikesh have customized packages that include rafting as well as pilgrim attraction spots.


The rough to medium rapids of rishikesh river rafting is preferred by many and it starts from 4 major points of Bramhapuri, Shivpuri, Marine drive and Kaudiyala all separated by an average distance of 4 Kms. The Rishikesh rafting is usually accompanied by 2 experienced rafters as the rapids flow without notice which may wash away the inexperienced rafters. On a rafting ride, one can view the peak of hills, moving rocks and with the guide along, one definitely needs some encouragement to go on with rafting in Rishikesh instead of giving up the violent rapids.

There are about 7-8 rapids along the 4 spots mentioned above and by the time the last one is reached, the rafter is sure to get exhausted and drenched in water but high in spirits. Shivpuri is a field near Rishikesh that offers magical rafting experience and is considered one of the best in rafting spots all over the world. With excellent food, accommodation and relaxation, Rishikesh river rafting gives the abseiling benefits.

Rishikesh Hotels or resorts Rishikesh are available in plenty and the interesting part is that many of these are eco resorts. The scenic confluence and headwaters of Ganga River is sure to steal the heart of any tourist. The huts are decorated in simple but comfortable manner to give the experience of a beautiful stay.

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