Rishikesh, a small town in the state of Uttarakhand in Northern India is known for both its spiritual offerings as well as a whole host of adventure. Located in the scenic point where the Ganges flows down from the Himalayas, this town is known as the gateway to Himalayas. It is an adventurers’ paradise offering multiple adventure opportunities like water rafting, bungee jumping, camping and trekking opportunities. Shivpuri located 16 Kilometers from Rishikesh in the bank of river Ganges is a hot spot for camping in Rishikesh. Rishikesh jungle camps are also available in Shivpuri located on the far side of the rivers inside the dense forests of Rishikesh.
Koudilya, 38 Kilometers from Rishikesh and towards Devpryag and located 380m above sea level, is another big center for rafting and camping in Rishikesh. Silver sand beaches stretching an area of 800 meters, surrounded by gorgeous snow clad mountains, thick forests, the banks of Ganges and bright sunshine, the place offers a mystic charm of its own. Beach camping in Rishikesh especially during night time in Koudilya is a riveting experience with the starlit sky, the silhouette of the mountains in the dark, reflection of the moon shimmering in the river, sound of rippling water and the warmth of the campfire all making for a lovely time spent with family, friends or partners.
Rishikesh camps are a wonderful recreational activity that defies age limits. Any individual with interest in nature and exploring new areas and indulge his/her adventurous spirit can embark on a jungle camping. Camping at Rishikesh is done with tents ranging from basic to luxury on the Ganges beach that offer excellent early morning experience of waking up with chirping birds. The jungle camps have adequate space for leisurely activities.
Waterfall trekking, body surfing, cliff jumping and games like badminton, volley ball and soft ball and white water rafting for 16 to 26 Kms are some of the activities offered in the camps.
The camping begins with arrival at camping site in Phool Chatti on your own and a welcome drink and accommodation into tents on double or triple sharing basis with attached bathrooms, three meals per day (the meals include a variety of Indian dishes), tea and coffee in the mornings and evenings, parking space and a doctor on call. The rafting offers some exciting rapids like roller coaster, golf course, double trouble, initiation and clubhouse. The trip ends at Laxman Jhula where the river rafting ends.
People are advised to carry everything essential for camping including suitable and comfortable clothes, trekking shoes, sandals, torch, and required medicines. Do not bring valuables. Get a camera to capture the beautiful memories and treasure them forever.