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    A camp in Rishikesh tucked in the mountains

    Only when you experience nature’s majesty under cold dark night, sitting by the warm fire, spotting the brightest star, the mighty nature overwhelms you. Uttarakhand is the place where camps and bonfires make an exciting prospect for a traveler. Plan a camping in Rishikesh and enthrall yourself with a range of activities.

    The camps in Rishikesh, with neatly managed surroundings, panoramic views, and uninterrupted of valleys, makes for the ideal place to spend a day or two. These stays have basic facilities, offer good food and a wide range of activities that are perfectly curated to make your holidays engrossing. A camping stint in these places could be the best bargain for your weekend!

    Camping in Rishikesh – What’s special?

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    Camping in Rishikesh is famous because of the availability of plenty of adventures and tourist places around. While you plan a trip with camping near Rishikesh there are a lot of activities and day trip that you can plan to make the most out of your short vacay. River rafting, body surfing, cliff jumping, bonfire, in-house volleyball, and badminton are some of the most exciting things to do while planning a rafting and camping in Rishikesh.

    With so many things to do and an ideal space to live in the closet of nature, camping in Rishikesh is more of fun.

    Must Read: Bungee Jumping In Rishikesh 2019: Here’s A Handy Guide To Know Everything About This Thrilling Activity!

    Best time to go camping in Rishikesh


    Best time to visit Rishikesh for camping varies according to the season. Late September to Mid-November & early March to the first week of May is recommended. Avoid monsoon season to avoid unwanted hassles. Also, the rapids in the river Ganges are on the surge and staying away from water during the period is advisable.

    Ideal duration: 2 days and 1 night

    Approximate cost:
    INR 4400 per person on double sharing
    INR 4000 per person on triple sharing
    INR 3400 per person on quad sharing

    How to reach Rishikesh

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    By air: Jolly Grant Airport in Dehradun is the closest airport to Rishikesh at a distance of 35 km. Book a cab from the airport to Rishikesh. Also, you can opt for the Uttarakhand Roadways buses that ply from the bus stand close to the railway station.

    By train: Haridwar Railway Station is the nearest railhead to Rishikesh at a distance of 25 km. There are a number of buses and taxis running from Haridwar to Rishikesh.

    By bus: Rishikesh is well connected with the nearby places which includes Delhi. The 6-7 hour journey is connected by NH 58 and makes for an excellent driving path.

    Suggested Read: Rishikesh In December: 10 Experiences You Need To Have For Embracing The Chill

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    Detailed information on Camping in Rishikesh

    Let us consider Delhi as the point of departure, which happens to be the biggest city in the vicinity of Rishikesh. Volvo buses make the most convenient option to travel from Delhi to Rishikesh, which operate from ISBT Kashmiri Gate.

    Day 1 – Day of arrival, trek, and safari

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    Soon after the arrival at the camp after an engrossing overnight journey head to the camp. A great breakfast and tea await you there. Enjoy the scenic beauty around or get some rest while preparing for the big day ahead. Jungle safari is the next activity! A 4×4 open jeep takes you to the nearby jungle in the Rajaji National Park and to the Vindhyavasini Mata Temple.

    Explore the best of the jungle with a short jungle trek in the dense woods. Refreshing vibes and incredible views await as you head to the Neergadh Waterfall. Back at the camp good food and snacks await you at the camp. A bonfire at night with musical games and indoor activities like board games. Overnight stay at the camp.

    * Make sure that you visit Laksham Jhula too. It’s a popular attraction located close to Shivpuri.

    Suggested Read: 13 Places To Visit In Rishikesh On Your Next Getaway To This Religious City

    Day 2 – Day of river rafting

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    Rishikesh is known for river rafting in Ganga river. The river with its exciting rapids makes a perfect place for adventure enthusiasts who love to experience the thrill. After a hearty breakfast head to the rafting site by the Ganga river where organizers provide you the necessary equipment required for rafting.

    Enjoy the morning sunrise as the sun emerges from behind the mountains. Head to the rafting point after the meal. Shivpuri Rafting Point, with grade 2 & 3 rapids, is the most famous of them all. Among others Brahmpuri, Marine Drive, and Kaudiyala rafting points are popular.

    Listen to the instructions given by the guides leading you. Take it easy in the beginning and enjoy the moments of adventure, raft along with the gushing rapids. Depart for Delhi around 4 pm and that’s how a memorable trip comes to an end.

    Suggested Read: 17 Super Fun Things To Do In Rishikesh

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    Specification of water rapids and difficulty posed by them:

    Grade 1: Small waves with no obstacles in the way. Easy and ideal for family & beginners
    Grade 2: Clear passages and slightly adventurous. Moderate level
    Grade 3: High irregular waves with narrow passages. This rapid is difficult and needs precise maneuvering
    Grade 4: Powerful waves that are difficult to tackle greet you here. The precision with good maneuvering skills is a must
    Grade 5: Highly congested that is extremely difficult to tack await you here. The rapids are violent and highly congested

    Rapids grade division: Brahmpuri – 2/3, Shivpuri – 2/3 plus, Marine Drive – 3/4 plus, and Kaudiyala 4 plus

    Suggested Read: River Rafting In Rishikesh: The Ultimate Guide For Riding The Rapids

    Suggested camp stays in Rishikesh

    i) Aspen adventures

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    The range of adventure activities, clean Swiss Tents, cleaner environs, and positive vibes greet you at Aspen Camps. Try out from a range of adventure activities such as whitewater rafting, bungee, flying fox, and waterfall rappelling. Aspen adventures are the perfect place to be for camping in Rishikesh.

    Tariff: INR 6700 per person per night on twin sharing basis

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    ii) Wildex Camp Rishikesh

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    Located in the vicinity of Rajaji National Park, the Wildex Camp Rishikesh is guarded by mountain silhouettes. The place offers adventures and is visited by rare Himalayan birds too. Bonfire, lit sky, and a free-flowing river Ganga by its side, this place is too good for camping.
    Find detailed information about the tariff here.

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    iii) Rendezvous Rafting Camp

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    If you are a nature lover who loves to live the thrill of adventure every moment then Rendezvous Rafting Camp is your go-to-place. Well maintained tents, clean toilets, good food especially the evening snacks and a wide range of activities offered, make the camping experience in Rendezvous a memorable one.

    Tariff: INR 6000 per person per night on twin sharing basis
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    Must Read: 6 Best Resorts Near Rishikesh And Haridwar

    iv) Camp Roller Coaster Rishikesh

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    Time to embark on a roller coaster ride in the foothills of the Himalayas. With camping options available in 1 & 2-night packages, Camp Roller Coaster is the perfect dose of the weekend thrill for all the adventure seekers. A stay here gives you a tailor-made environment to enjoy the perfect weekend by the river Ganga.

    If you are ready to shell extra bucks apart from the basic camping charges there is a wide range of adventure activities awaiting you here. The cost of the package depends on the size of the group you are traveling with.

    Enquire about the tariff and more details here.
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    v) Camp Ganga Riviera

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    Sitting quietly by the banks of river Ganga, the Camp Ganga Riviera is a camper’s delight. Greenfields, meandering river and magnificent nature around make this place interesting. The jungle camp is a 2-km walk from the Rishikesh-Badrinath highway beyond the quaint jhoola bridge.

    A perfect sojourn for camping and adventure activity that is is, you can plan a momentous outing here with family or friends.

    Tariff: INR 5000 per person per night on twin sharing basis
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    * Please note that apart from camping and inclusions every adventure activity comes with an extra charge

    Things to pack

    • T-shirt – at least 2
    • Warm sweatshirt
    • Sunglasses
    • Eyeglass with straps (only if required)
    • Sunscreen lotion & lip balm
    • Sneakers or river shoes
    • Waterproof camera (carrying the regular one might be risky)
    • Water/energy drink
    • Extra plastic bag
    • Towel

    Words of caution for river rafting in Rishikesh

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    Engrossing or tempting that a camping in Rishikesh is, it is equally dangerous and therefore it is advised to keep a few things in mind before treading in those waters!

    i) Every word from the instructor is important. Listen & strictly adhere to it
    ii) Always wear a lifejacket or personal floating device
    iii) Be safe and comfortable in whatever you wear
    iv) Hold the paddle properly
    v) Stay in the boat
    vi) Know the commands and don’t panic in case of emergency

    Camping in Rishikesh is all about living amidst nature and experiencing the adventure. Try visiting a few religious sites along! This place will take away all your worries.

    Frequently Asked Questions About Camping In Rishikesh


    Q. What are the best and cheap beach camps in Rishikesh?

    A. Camp Ganga Riviera, Ganga Beach Resort, and Camp Roller Coaster Rishikesh are some of the best beach camps in Rishikesh that also offer the cost-effective stay options depending upon the group size most of the time.

    Q. What is the best time for camping in Rishikesh?

    A. September – November & March-May is considered as the best time to go for camping in Rishikesh.

    Q. What are the other adventure activities one can opt for while camping in Rishikesh?

    A. Bungee jumping, rock climbing, swing, and flying fox are a few other adventure activities you can take while camping in Rishikesh.

    Q. Is the cost of river rafting included in the package cost for camping in Rishikesh?

    A. The approximate river rafting cost along with camping in Rishikesh is INR 4400 per person on double sharing, INR 4000 per person on triple sharing, and INR 3400 per person on quad sharing.

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