Uttarakhand definitely has to be one of the underrated gems in north India. Be it the holy temples, the thrilling water sports or just the breathtaking views, the city has something for everyone. Shatabdi had the same opinion when she decided on taking a fun-filled trip with her friends to this beautiful destination in Uttarakhand. Read on to find out how she made the most of her holiday with TravelTriangle.
Traveling is something that had been a constant part of my life, Every now and then my family and I take a break and go on a new adventure. However, this time was a little different. I decided to take my first friends trip to Rishikesh and I couldn’t have had a better time. There were so many things that attracted me to this place. As I am more of an adventurous person, and therefore the adventure activities in Rishikesh were perfect to satiate my adrenaline rush. Moreover, the pleasant weather and peaceful surroundings of Uttarakhand lured me to the hills.
Details of our adventure trip to Uttarakhand
Trip Type: Adventure Trip
Cost: INR 27145
No. Of People: 5
Duration: 4 Days 3 Nights
Inclusions: Accommodation, Breakfast, Airport Transfer
Exclusions: Lunch, Dinner, Sightseeing, Personal Expenses
Most enjoyable experiences from our adventure trip to Uttarakhand
1. Camping Under The Stars
“The Tip Top Valley Adventure Camp, Jogiyana” was our campsite which was down the road and had rock and mud steps on the way. As it was raining when we arrived, the slope became all the more slippery and I knew that our adventure had begun. We were tired and hungry. The camps were better than what we had expected. We had two deluxe tents booked which had good linen, clean attached washrooms and were spacious enough. The view was terrific and the river was flowing very close to the camps. In the evening, a bonfire was lit and we continued to dance, sing and snack till we were exhausted. At around 9:00 PM, dinner was served. Due to heavy rain, there was no electricity and therefore we enjoyed dinner in candlelight setup.
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The next morning was possibly the most beautiful morning I had witnessed. The clouds descended the landscape and wrapped the mountains. I started off my day sipping my tea by the river, played some badminton and had breakfast. Soon after, we packed our bags and left for River Rafting in Rishikesh. We had to change two cabs to reach the rafting point – SHIVPURI. The guides gave us all the requisites like life jackets, paddles, helmets and briefed us about the risks associated with the adventure. They even taught us tricks in case, we got in some trouble and gave us a brief note on the rapids. The rapids were – Return to Sender, Roller Coaster, Golf Course, Club House, Initiation, Double Trouble, and Hilton. Shivpuri to Rishikesh is 16 kms rafting. Shivpuri to Rishikesh Rafting is an ideal choice if you like some adventure and thrill. Normally it took approx 1.5 hours altogether.
2. Sightseeing aka exploring this holy land
After getting done with the rafting session which was extremely thrilling and exciting, we changed and went off for the sightseeing. There are many places to visit in Rishikesh and we tried to cover most of them. We went to RAM JHULA first and the way it moved in sync with the wind was amazing, we could feel it move underneath us. Then we rushed to Lakshman Jhula and without much ado, rushed to Triveni Ghat for the aarti but as we’d anticipated, the arti timings had changed, and it was over by the time we reached. We then hopped in a local café named MADRAS CAFÉ and had scrumptious food and then it started to rain again and we decided to head back to the camp. On reaching we played some games indoor, sat in the bonfire and then had our dinner, again in no electricity. This was constant.
3. Visiting the charming Dehradun
Our sudden plan to visit the attractions in Dehradun on our way back was one of the best parts of the trip. The journey was smooth and we reached a local monastery around 12. It was beautiful and set up in a vast area. It had many small Buddhist temples like structures, some pagodas, and a few stupas. The major attraction was the huge massive statue that stood in the middle of the monastery and one Buddha statue too, the photography near which was restricted. We also saw small Buddhist lama kids performing their rituals in the monastery. It was a lovely and peaceful place. We then went to the Sahastradhara waterfalls, which again left us amazed. It was so beautiful and the water was so clean and the architecture so unique. We went for a cable car ride from the point and the view was amazing. It was all so affordable and fun to do.
Things to keep in mind when planning an adventure trip to Uttarakhand
- The destination must be chosen in accordance with the weather and climatic conditions of the place. You should not visit a hilly region when there are even slightest chances of rainfall, because the weather in the mountains is quite unpredictable and it can ruin your pre-planned trip.
- Pack your luggage wisely and keep the things you are going to need on the trip depending on the terrain and the climate.
- Stay hydrated on the trip. Also, carry your shades along with you everywhere.
- Do get a souvenir for yourself from the destination.
- Avoid eating too much before heading out for an adventure sport
Enlivening Experiences On Our Trip
On our adventure trip to Uttarakhand, we truly look back to our time at Ram Jhula, Lakshman Jhula, Triveni Ghat, Tera Manzil Temple and Geeta Press Bhawa. Crossing the Ram and Lakshman Jhula added to our adventure as the bridge was dangling all through the way.
TravelTriangle Played Their Part Well!
At an affordable budget, our package was tailor-made, exclusively for us. Team Travel Triangle and our agent, Mr.Himadri was very dedicated to making this trip a hit. He tried covering all the major tourist spots and as many adventures as he could and found fit in the budget and the duration.
What is the best time to visit Rishikesh?
The best time to visit Rishikesh starts from late September to the mid of November. However, you may also visit between early March till early May.
Is River rafting safe for non-swimmers?
Yes, River Rafting is performed under expert supervision. If you follow all the precautionary measures, you can fully enjoy this experience.
What is the cost of rafting in Rishikesh?
Shivpuri to Rishikesh rafting costs around INR 600 for a standard raft and INR 800 for an Extra Safety kayaker.
What should I pack for Rishikesh?
If you are traveling to Rishikesh, ensure that you keep a sunscreen. Pack sports shoes for various adventure activities. Pack a flashlight and some basic meds with you if you go camping.
Uttarakhand is not only the gateway to the Ganges but also the perfect place to get your adrenaline fix. Are you too planning to escape to this holy land? TravelTriangle will help you plan the perfect package.