The Yoga capital of the world and the gateway to Garhwal Himalayas, Rishikesh is one of the most sought-after destinations by travel and adventure enthusiasts from all across the globe. Rishikesh is located at the bottom of the great Himalayas.
If you are someone who was looking for a trip that is soaked in the ideal hues of fun and adventure then a trip to Rishikesh in summers is the ideal choice for you. Rishikesh is a major pilgrimage spot for Hindus the holy river Ganga flows through this place and it is the home of various yoga ashrams and shrines. However, for adventure enthusiasts, Rishikesh is a great hub for all the adventure activities. One can go river rafting and even bungee jumping. For a thrilling experience, camping is one of the best things to do in Rishikesh in summer. The place offers something for every kind of traveler and hence Rishikesh is a great holiday spot for all kinds of travelers in the summer season.
Weather Of Rishikesh In Summer
Many travelers visit India due to its geographical diversity, while the weather can be extremely harsh in some parts of our country during summers, there are also places that can be your summer paradise and Rishikesh is one such place. Rishikesh weather in summer is perfect for the adventure and nature lovers, the temperature of Rishikesh in summer is neither too hot nor too cold, it stays at a limit at which you can enjoy all the water and other activities that this place has to offer peacefully.
5 Things To Do In Rishikesh In Summer
There are many adventurous activities in which you can take part in Rishikesh during summers some of the most popular ones are as follows:
1. River Rafting
Many travelers visit Rishikesh just to enjoy an adrenaline-pumping experience of river rafting in the waters of Ganga River. Your trip to Rishikesh is incomplete without taking part in the river rafting sport that is organized by many different camping sites in this region. It is one of the best activities that you can do here and if you are an adventure junky then you shouldn’t miss out on this.
You can enjoy it the most during the summer seasons as the chilly and holy water of the Ganga river is sure to refresh your body and mind. You should avoid river rafting during the monsoon season as the waves can be pretty dangerous during that time.
Average river rafting charges at Rishikesh: INR 400-1300. You can save a lot of money if you take these activities in the Rishikesh summer package.
Where to do river rafting in Rishikesh: Brahmpuri to Rishikesh, Shivpuri to Rishikesh, Marine Drive to Rishikesh, Kaudiyala
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2. Morning Yoga
Being the Yoga capital of the world there are many places in Rishikesh offering Yoga classes. Even if you haven’t visited Rishikesh for Yoga you are bound to be caught up in the Yoga vibes that oozes from every corner of this region. Most of the Yoga ashrams in Rishikesh offer free Yoga classes to travelers and visitors, so if you have some spare time or just want to try your hand in beginner yoga classes then you should visit a Yoga ashram. We have heard many cases in which people who were not remotely interested in yoga practice become a regular yoga practitioner after taking a free class in the Yoga ashrams of the Rishikesh. If you just want to see the experts perform the Yoga asanas then you can head to the riverside early in the morning to see them in action.
Average yoga charges at Rishikesh: NA
Where to do yoga in Rishikesh: Anand Prakash Yoga Studio
3. Beach Camping
There are many campsites near the banks of ganga in Rishikesh. All of these campsites are organized by tour companies and you can enjoy great meals, bonfire and several other group activities with other travelers. In these campsites, you will get great meals and several amazing games. You can either spend your entire day laying around the beautiful view of the campsite or you can play beach volleyball with your friends. Many of these campsites also organise regular and guided tours to various places to visit in Rishikesh during summer. If you want to have a nice fun time with your friends then these campsites are the ideal place for you in Rishikesh.
Average camping charges at Rishikesh: INR 1,200 (per person per night package)
Where to do camping in Rishikesh: Aspen Adventures Camp, Camp AquaForest Rishikesh
4. Ganga Aarti
If you an aspiring photographer then the Ganga aarti is the thing that can give you the most picturesque moments. Ganga Aarti is one of the most celebrated events in Rishikesh, it is enjoyed by both travelers and locals alike. This grand religious ceremony consists of Ten priests, facing the riverside with diva stands. This ceremony is conducted every day at 5 pm by different priests. Your trip to Rishikesh is incomplete if you didn’t experience this beautiful moment of Hindu religion. Even if you consider yourself an atheist you should still at least give it a try just for the beauty and the peaceful vibes that you can get from it. You will find a lot of fans watching these priests and other devotees sing their hearts out.
Average charges for Ganga aarti: NA
Where to see Ganga aarti in Rishikesh: Parmarth Niketan Ashram
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5. Flying Fox
If you are an adventure enthusiast then you may have heard of the Flying fox in Rishikesh. Rishikesh has one of the biggest flying fox routes in Asia. If you haven’t heard of it before then here is a quick overview for you: In flying fox, your body is tied through a harness, you will be at the seven meters height from the ground and go at the speed of 160km/hr. Most of the time it is done in a group of 3 people but if you want to do it alone you are free to do so. The minimum age requirement for taking part in flying fox is 12 and the minimum weight is 20 that goes all the way to 130kg. Flying Fox is among the best things to do in Rishikesh during summer.
Average charges for flying fox in Rishikesh: INR 1199-1399
Where to try flying fox in Rishikesh: Shivpuri
3 Places To Stay In Rishikesh
There are plenty of great hotels you can stay in but some of the highest-rated hotels are as follows. Many of these hotels and resorts also offer great deals and discounts in Rishikesh during summer.
1. Aloha On The Ganges
Situated at the opposite side Ganga river bank of Rajaji National park Aloha on the Ganges is a huge 20,000 sq. resort with an ideal blend of modern and classical architecture with lovely surroundings. Here you can enjoy a breathtaking view of the mighty and holy Ganga River.
2. X Hotel
If you are looking for a way to enjoy some peace with an amazing view of Rishikesh then X hotel by bloom is the ideal destination for you. It is an upscale hotel that is nestled at the top of a hill, offering a range of facilities and services.
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3. EllBee Ganga View
EllBee Ganga’s view is a nice family-friendly hotel that offers a great view of the Ganga river and serene hills and it is located at the heart of Rishikesh. It is situated in the location that ideally captures the essence of the Rishikesh.
Tips For Visiting Rishikesh In Summer
- River rafting, bungee jumping and camping are some of the best experiences to have in Rishikesh during summer.
- Visit some of the best river facing cafes
- Keep extra clothes while going for water activities
- Carry enough cash
- Pack a pair of sports shoes
So, these are some of the fun things that you can do on your trip to Rishikesh in summer this year. If you want to save your time and money then we would recommend that you get a Rishikesh summer trip from TravelTriangle to get several discount offers at your campsite.
Frequently Asked Questions About Rishikesh In Summer
A) There are a lot of activities that you can do in Rishikesh, like rafting, flying fox, bungee jumping and also cliff jumping.
A) Some of the most popular markets of Rishikesh where you can buy books, clothes, edible, etc are as follows:
1. Music for soul
2. Garhwal wool and craft shop
3. Ram Jhula market
A) Since Rishikesh is well connected with every transport medium you can come here to the transport medium of your choice which is by air, road or rail. Regular buses to Rishikesh is also available from many cities.
A) The best time to visit Rishikesh is between the months of September, October, and November when the temperature is not very hot and you can easily go sightseeing.
A) Snowfall is rare in Rishikesh, however, the temperature falls very down in winters and you can enjoy the cold weather if you love winters.
A) Yes, one can find budget-friendly hotels and resorts in Rishikesh.
A) The distance between Rishikesh and Dehradun is approximately 42 km. The convenient and fastest way to reach Dehradun from Rishikesh is by road.
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