Thrill in the land of yoga capital- Rishikesh

Rishikesh is the yoga capital of the world, but it does not just end there. This majestic place offers a variety of other expedition opportunities to the traveller that can make it an ideal place for everyone. Travelling and adventure are two of the most common words that come into the mind of the traveller. Adventure or thrill while travelling to new places adds flavour similar to salt in food. 

Apart from peace and spirituality, some other things will add a thrill to the visit to Rishikesh. In this blog, we will share some of the best and most thrilling activities every traveller should try to make their trip memorable. 

Let’s add thrill to Rishikesh

  1. Bungee Jumping- Jumping from a cliff with just a bungy wrapped around your legs, isn’t it fascinating to hear? To add a little flavour, the height of the cliff is 83 meters, which is also the highest bungee jumping in India. It is one of the most thrilling and adventurous things to do once in a lifetime (Personal opinion, many will disagree). 

    To add more information, The Jumpin Height is the organization that offers this unique adventure activity near Rishikesh. You can easily book your slot online and prepare yourself to dive into a no man’s land (JK). 

    This activity costs approximately around 3000-4000 per person. Following this at the time of arrival at the property you need to sign a form and provide health information. Once you are done with that procedure, depending on your weight category you will be aligned to jump. 

    Talking about my experience, the time when the bungee is wrapped around till the time jump is complete all I felt was fear and excitement. However, after the jump, everything faded and all I felt was accomplished. 
River rafting at Rishikesh, Uttrakhand
  1. River Rafting- Next up on the list is a 45-60 mins full of adventure beside the mountains. With the fast-flowing cold water of river Ganga. You will be on a raft that matches the speed of the water and jumps the same way. 

    It does not end there, the current makes it even more thrilling when you try to race with the water. I am sure that you must have seen videos of people rafting. The fun it seems, it is 200% more fun. 

    The best time to experience it would be around feb-may and September-October. The river flows at a very high speed to excess water. The more the water the safer it is as rocks get lower the path of the raft. However, it is also not recommended to try it during excess water as the speed can overturn the raft. 

    While on the raft you will feel splashes of chilling water on your body and at last, you can ask to jump on the water and be a part of the divine river Ganga. 
Cliff Jumping during the rafting break in Rishikesh
  1. Cliff Jumping- If you thought rafting is less thrilling, then there is another add-on for your 60 mins water journey to make it more exciting. Yes, you read it right! Cliff jumping is something that can be added to river rafting.

    While looking from a distance it might seem like a normal jump into the water, but in reality, it is different as after all the hard work that you have done with the raft it is time to rejuvenate yourself.  

    The time when you are at the cliff it feels like nothing, though as soon as you touch the chilling water of river Ganga everything gets numb especially if you are experiencing it just before or after winter. Even if you are not a professional swimmer, there is no worry as the guides will surround you during the jump and you will be asked to wear a life jacket which will protect you from drowning. 

    These are a few things that you must try when you are in Rishikesh: The yoga capital of the world. However, Jumpin Heights also offers other adventure activities that can be tried. As stated above Bungee Jumping would cost approx 4K, similar to that other activities also cost some amount which ranges from 2K to 4K. 
Giant Swing at Jumpin Heights, Rishikesh
  1. Giant Swing- Everyone in their childhood has tried swings in parks/ gardens, but this time with your age, The Jumpin Heights has also increased the height of the swing.  From the same platform of Bungee Jumping, you will experience the biggest swing of your lifetime. 

    This activity can be performed with your partner/ friend as it has options of either trying single or double (Two people). Here you will be tied to a rope that is coming from approx 100-meter height. You just have to jump when the crew has checked everything.

    Trust me on this the first few seconds of the fall will increase your dopamine to another level. As soon as you leave the platform it feels like nothing will stop you and you are falling, but the rope eventually stops you and results in a swing motion. Considering the motion and height it was named the Giant Swing. 
Flying Fox at Rishikesh's Jumpin Height
  1. Flying Fox- This is a very unique concept introduced by the team and kudos to their effort for making it possible in India. Here you will travel from one mountain to another on a zip line. Simple as it sounds, isn’t the reality that it offers. You will be in a jacket that is attached to the rope. Suppose you are lying on your stomach but with minimum support. 

    Yes, that is how you will be travelling. The speed would be around 80-90 km/hr which would make it more thrilling. 

    Adventure at the yoga capital- Rishikesh

    When doing more than one activity you can opt to choose a separate plan and avail discounts. While doing activities like river rafting or cliff jumping you can first enquire and check the actual price which most offer. There have been cases in the past where people were charged double for the same offerings while others paid half. 

    So be careful while you do the activity and stay safe. I hope I have helped you make your trip to Rishikesh more thrilling. If you have any suggestions or additions to this blog, please feel free to drop your thoughts in the comment section below.

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