Rishikesh is a scenic beauty located in the state of Uttarakhand in the North of India. Situated in the foothills of the Himalayan mountain range, Rishikesh is cornered by districts of Pauri Garhwal, Haridwar and Tehri Garhwal. The Tehri Dam is about 80 kilometers uphill towards Gangotri. Infact, Rishikesh is traveled frequently by many people who desire to perform Char Dham pilgrimage locales of – Badrinath, Gangotri, Kedarnath and Yamunotri.
In the humid subtropical climate of Rishikesh, it is likely to expect higher inflow of tourists in the city especially during September to November and February to June. Rest of the year the weather is either too hot or cold to bear. Situated about 35 kilometers away from Haridwar, Rishikesh offers complete tranquility and serenity. It takes the travelers away from the chaotic crowds of people. Close to the highway; the town is an amazing tourist spot in itself to be never missed. Merely a 5 hour drive from the capital, Rishikesh truly depicts and resembles with the reflection of purity and serenity as could be heard from the tranquil flowing waters.
Experiencing camping in Rishikesh is worth an affair to encounter with. Truly it is a perfect destination as a weekend escape to the locales that will make your experience of camping realistic and adventurous. Camping at Rishikesh is not devoid of the basic amenities. Irrespective of being Beach Camping and Jungle/Forest Camping, you will get to experience the stay quite differently. Each such location includes proper facilities of tents, beds, water, washroom, meals, electricity, generators and sometimes also conference areas with video and audio facility; depending upon the camp selected.
The ultimate goal of an adventurous traveler at Rishikesh is to make most of the activities of camping, rappelling, trekking, rock climbing, kayaking, white water rafting, bungee jumping and cliff jumping. While those who choose to do camping, can expect river rafting, body surfing, bonfire, barbecue, rope activities of valley crossing, rock climbing and rappelling. In the same package, one might also get to perform obstacle programs such as Burma Bridge and parallel rope. Tourists often decide to trek towards the waterfall and forests. However the most enjoyable part of camping is the innovative team building exercises and group games.
The Camping Package of Rishikesh normally includes trips stretching from one day and two nights to three days and four nights. The camping package includes adventure activities too. The cost of the package depends on the number of people traveling, the number of days of travel and the set of activities opted for. Since it is a hilly area, it prohibits entry of more than 27 seater bus.
Camping mainly consists of packages of jungle camps and beach camps which include river rafting, trekking or rappelling or rock climbing. Beach Camping and Jungle/Forest Camping have their set of qualities that makes the visitor gain an altogether different and novel experience. Beach camps are located near Ganga; hence the access to river rafting activity becomes easily accessible. While Jungle/Forest Camps are located near Heval River, visitors need to travel to locations near Ganga for rafting.
Normally the camps are available directly or through the tourist agents at the rate anywhere between INR 1200 and INR 4000. Rishikesh has a charm of its own. Whether it is for religious or nonreligious purpose, it is a hot destination for travelers in the current scenario and can expect many more to join the bandwagon!