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    relaxing by the pool

    A new found love for nature and wanderlust is a prize to behold. Read about the weekend adventures of Mansi and her friends as they dare to raft through the fierce white water rapids of Ganga. They experience an ultimate thrill ride on a 1 night/2 days weekend trip to Rishikesh.

    Trip Duration: 1 night/ 2 days
    Trip Cost: INR 3799 per person on quad sharing
    Month of Travel: April 2017
    Inclusions: bus journey (return ticket), accommodation, meals, river rafting, and sightseeing
    Exclusions: entry fees,and return journey dinner.

    weekend getaway to rishikesh
    picturesque view in rishikesh
    dipping feet in the water

    Suggested Read: 10 Places Near Rishikesh: The Best Of Popular And Offbeat Weekend Escapes From Delhi

    A long weekend beckoned and the urge for a short vacation was really high. I guess that’s what the big cities do to people. The escape route towards the hills looked like the only salvation. One of my friends traveled with TravelTriangle recently on a weekend, and on his recommendation, I put forth the idea of trying river rafting, to my friends.

    waiting to check in
    lunch in rishikesh

    Initially, my friends were a bit unsure about whether they’ll be comfortable with strangers in a group, because this was our first trip on our own. But after reading reviews, and considering the factor that this would be a safer option for six girls, we decided to take a chance on TravelTriangle.

    After getting all the formalities done, we arrived at the day of the trip when we were asked to assemble at Akshardham. We boarded the bus with 20 or so other travelers on a night journey to Rishikesh.


    Long Weekend Trips Starting @ Rs 3499/-

    Take a trip to spend the upcoming long weekend with your buddies.
    Stay at 4 star rating hotels with local sightseeing, meals and transfers.
    Travel in AC coach round trip (from Delhi).
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    Day 1: Trekking in Rishikesh and vintage songs on loop

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    enjoying rishikesh at full blossom
    ropewalk in rishikesh

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

    We arrive at the Vatika Luxury Resort at 9 and soon enough were welcomed with a delicious and hearty breakfast. An hour after settling down in our various camp rooms, the camp organizers took us on a short walk from the resort to do some light adventure activities.

    Post lunch, it was one of the best group of travelers staying overnight at the Vatika Luxury wanting to discover the picturesque avenues in and around Rishikesh. I was thrilled that a campsite organizer, (who was as keen as we were on exploring ) took a group of people to a waterfall that you can reach only by trekking.

    stopping at a water stream
    clicking a selfie at sunset

    After three hours, we decided to return from the refreshing nature hike, and wanted to jump in the pool straightaway after arriving. We spent an hour or so in the pool, unwinding, and then we went back to our rooms to get ready for the bonfire dinner and DJ night.

    The bonfire and DJ night went incredibly well as we were humming on the beats, and dancing on some classics. We stuck around the bonfire after dinner, chatting and making new friends as the night went on. For me and a few more, the evening went on beyond midnight as I felt a good connection with the fellow travelers.

    Day 2: Conquering my fear of white water rafting

    friends posing at the camp
    mornings in rishikesh
    starting rafting in shivpuri

    Suggested Read: Adventurous 1N/2D Friends Trip: River Rafting In Rishikesh

    The next morning, we woke up early, had breakfast, and got ready for the thrilling excitement of whitewater rafting. It was a time for us to challenge our mind and body on a gruesome challenge. The anxiety in the group was out in the open, it was building up to something massive.

    We checked out of our hotel and moved with straight to Shivpuri, Rishikesh – the starting point for the 26km rafting. We hopped on our rafts and buckled up like horsemen for the bumpy ride ahead. Right in the very first few minutes, I got the hang of maneuvering and started to enjoy.

    diving off the boat in ganga
    clicking a picture before rafting
    reaching the end point of rafting

    Suggested Read: Adventure Sports On A 1N/2D Weekend Trip To Rishikesh

    At the midpoint of the rafting course, we stopped at a cliff where we can jump from 25ft into still water. Looking back at the few hours of rafting, doing cliff jumping was a very bold call on my part. Not knowing swimming was definitely a concern, but I guess the enthusiasm of the trip got me totally involved.

    As we ended our rafting at Laxman Jhula, the sense of achievement after completing rafting was immense. Tired, but not tired was the feeling that spread through the group. From Rishikesh, we boarded our bus to Delhi in the afternoon and then reached back home on the same night.

    going on a hike
    leaving rishikesh and reaching back

    Wow! What an incredible weekend vacation to Rishikesh. My friends and I enjoyed every minute of it as we became totally involved in the wonderful sights and sounds of the Himalayas. It was indeed a good call to trust TravelTriangle for a short Bollywood trip. At times, I ran out of adjectives that accurately describe the amount we friends enjoyed along with other travelers in our group.

    good memories from the resort
    lovely memories in rishikesh

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

    High points:

    • The first time experience of river rafting in Rishikesh was the best adventure activity I’ve ever done.
    • Interacting with and befriending fellow travelers on the trip to Rishikesh with TravelTriangle

    Tips To Travelers:

    • On the mid point of rafting, there is a cliff jump which everyone should try. Totally takes away the fear of white water rafting.

    The thrills of river rafting in Rishikesh is a must try activity. Book your Rishikesh weekend package and get an adrenaline rush that you will remember for long!


    Long Weekend Trips Starting @ Rs 3499/-

    Take a trip to spend the upcoming long weekend with your buddies.
    Stay at 4 star rating hotels with local sightseeing, meals and transfers.
    Travel in AC coach round trip (from Delhi).
    All Inclusive Deal– Camping, Jeep Safari & Trekking as per itinerary
    ✓ Sign up NOW to celebrate the long weekend out of town!


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