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. On their 2 days trip to Rishikesh, they experienced the joy of trekking, rafting, and lots more.
Our 2 Days Rishikesh Weekend Trip Details
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.
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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 for our Rishikesh weekend trip.
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, for our weekend trip to Rishikesh we were asked to assemble at Akshardham. We boarded the bus with 20 or so other travelers on a night journey to Rishikesh.
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Day 1: Trekking in Rishikesh and vintage songs on loop
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. Our 2 days itinerary for Rishikesh included all the fun that we wanted to have on our little vacation.
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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
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.
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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. Our Rishikesh weekend trip was surely a one of its kind experience that we will cherish for lifelong.
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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.
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- 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
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- On the mid point of rafting, there is a cliff jump which everyone should try. Totally takes away the fear of white water rafting.
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The thrills of river rafting in Rishikesh is a must try activity. Plan your Rishikesh weekend trip and get an adrenaline rush that you will remember for long! The city surely has the most amazing cafes, beautiful views, and fun adventure activities in store for you!
Common Questions You May Have About Rishikesh
What is there to do in Rishikesh at night?
There are a lot of things to do in Rishikesh at night such as visiting The Beatles Cafe, taking a stroll at Laxman Jhula, and enjoying the calmness in the city.
What is the best time to visit Rishikesh?
Given the pleasant weather of Rishikesh, the city can be visited throughout the year. You can either plan a 2 days trip to Rishikesh or go for 4 to 5 days and indulge in experiences like yoga, bungee jumping, cafe hopping, rafting, and more.
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