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Places Covered: Rishikesh (Uttarkhand)

Rishikesh is a town in Uttarkhand known for three things - Adventure, Yoga and Spirituality.

Camping on the white sands of the Ganges' riverbeds, White Water Rafting on one of the best rapids of world, trekking, and many more adventurous activities available here make it a fabulous adventure destination. Rishikesh is one of the best places in the country to do White River Rafting. Rapids in the ranges are ideal for Grade 1 to 5.

When done with the enthralling experience of rafting, if you still feel to do some more you can opt for either of Bungee Jumping, Flying Fox and Giant Swing as per your adventure quotient. There is professional operator who is doing it here and has promoters & Jump Masters from New Zealand where Bungee Jumping was started. It maintains high level safety standards. It is approximately 18-20 km away upside from Rishikesh town.

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It is an amazing experience of feeling adrenaline rush jumping from 83 meters overlooking giant hills up and river flowing down. Apart from above two activities, you can opt for trekking on small stretches and cycling on hilly roads of this Himalayan town.

How to Reach :

By Air

Jolly Grant airport at Dehradun is the nearest airport to Rishikesh which is approximately 35 kilometres away. Popular carriers like Air India, Spice Jet and Jet Airways often have daily flights from New Delhi. Apart from Delhi, there is a flight from Lucknow to Dehradun as well. Once you reach at the airport, you can opt for regular taxi or bus service which is easily available from Dehradun to Rishikesh. The second nearest international airport for Rishikesh is in New Delhi which is well-connected with different cities across the globe.

By Train
The nearest railhead to Rishikesh is in Haridwar which is approximately 25 kilometres away. Haridwar, in turn, is linked to major Indian cities such as Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Lucknow and Varanasi. Some of the popular trains are Shatabadi Express, Jan Shatabdi, AC Special Express and Mussoorie Express. For those making the journey to Rishikesh, it is advisable to take the train till Haridwar and then either take a bus or hire a taxi to Rishikesh. While the bus would take about 45 minutes, the taxi will take you to Rishikesh in about half an hour.

By Road
Drive from Delhi to Rishikesh would take approximately 6 to 7 hours.