Start – New Delhi / Haridwar / Dehradun
Finish – New Delhi / Haridwar / Dehradun
Destination – Rishikesh
Theme – Adventure
Duration – 3 Nights 4 days
Category – #adventure #spiritual #religious #leisure #slowtravel #trekking #yoga #meditation
Style – #luxury #comfortable #backpacking #diy #fixeddeparture
Be it trekking across beautiful mountains, zip lining over the Ganges, bungee-ing down to the river, cycling uphill or downhill, white river rafting and kayaking in the river gushing down the mountain slopes, (engrossing yourself in the energy of evening Aarti) praying and participating in the evening Aarti, meditating and practicing yoga, or camping and doing nothing yet absorbing the positive vibes while appreciating mother nature and the elements around you. So if you want to tap into your spiritual energy vessel and feel fresh like a spring breeze then Rishikesh is surely the place for you. Rishikesh is indeed the complete package ! Situated in the lower foothills of the Himalayas, this place seldom needs a description because this destination speaks for itself.
And the trip begins! On reaching your designation check into the place you are staying whether it’s a hotel, camp or a resort. Get freshen up and enjoy your lunch and take some rest for an hour or two. In the evening witness the divinity of the Ganga Aarti and engross yourself with thousands other devotees as you experience this spectacular prayer service. Next, you can explore the market area and some amazing café’s of Rishikesh. Reach your hotel/camp, have some dinner and sleep in cosily as the journey has only started.
Before your breakfast, get ready to witness the exquisitely amazing sunrise at Kunjapuri Temple. It is an uphill trek that will take approximately one hour. And the insane views that you get upon reaching there are worthy of every effort the trek takes. Then have some breakfast at your hotel and get ready for the rest of the day. If you want some spice of adventure in your day the go forward for some crazy rafting experience. Or if you are looking for some calm and serene vibes then you can surely visit the Ganga beach to meditate or just relax. Check back in your camp or hotel to have some lunch and rest. For those camping ,in the evening enjoy bonfire and snacks. Have some dinner and get a good night’s sleep as we still have a lot to cover.
If you want you can take a small hike to river Ganga or a trek before your breakfast. Next you can visit the Bungee jumping complex to get some adrenaline rushing through you. And after that to relax your body visit the sparkling waterfalls of Rishikesh. (You can also enjoy some chaat and lassi near the ghat .) Check into your hotel ,have some dinner and relax.
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Where to eat – Nirvana Café, Madras Café, Uttar Dakshin restaurant, 60’s Green Hills
What you need to bring will vary according to the trip style you have chosen, the places you are visiting and when you are traveling. Generally speaking, we recommend you pack as lightly as possible and make sure that you are able to carry and lift your own luggage, and walk with it for short distances or up or down a flight of stairs. Our travelers usually find the smaller their luggage is, the more they enjoy the trip without having to worry about carrying heavy bags! Aim to keep your main luggage under 15kg.
You’ll also need a day pack/bag to carry water, camera, swimming suit, hiking shoes and jacket etc. when you’re exploring during the day.
Below we have listed the essentials for this trip:
INDICAFILA ULTIMATE PACKING LIST
Due to the diversity and breadth of our trips, our ultimate packing list should be used as a guide only and is not intended to be a complete packing list to suit every trip.
What you bring will vary according to the trip style you’ve chosen, the places you’re visiting and the time of year and the weather when you’re travelling. Please check the Essential Trip Information of your chosen trip, which will detail any specific requirements for your trip and is tailored to suit your needs. It will also cover the type and size of luggage that can be taken, as for some trips there may be certain weight (ie. for trips with included flights) or size (ie. for trips using safari vehicles) restrictions for your luggage. Some packing guides for some of our most popular destinations are also listed at the bottom of this page.
If you have any questions about what to pack, please get in touch with our customer service team.
On the vast majority of our trips you are expected to carry your own luggage. Most travellers use a small, wheeled suitcase although the type of luggage most suitable will vary depending on your trip and destination. Please refer to the packing section of your Essential Trip Information for any specific luggage requirements. You will also need a daypack/bag to use during the day.
Please check your Essential Trip Information for details on appropriate clothing for your itinerary and destination. On some trips access to laundries may be limited so you may need to plan to hand wash your own clothes while on trip. For longer trips we recommend you choose clothing that is easy to wash and fast drying.
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