Weekend getaway for Camping at Rishikesh
Rishikesh- the popularly chosen adventure capital of the country-India, will leave you enthralled with some speckless adventures that it has on the platter. Although it was earlier famous as a holy place, it has now started gaining popularity due to the various adventure activities this place offers. Starting from the much-known Rafting in Rishikesh experience to the newly added camping spine thrilling adventures of Bungee, Flying Fox, and Water Fall Rappelling etc. there’s something here for sure to leave you spellbound.
How to reach RishikeshRishikesh is 240kms away from Delhi situated in Dehradun district of Uttarakhand in India. It is popularly known as the “Yoga Capital of the world”. The Camping sites on the riverside at Shivpuri, a few km away from Rishikesh are the growing interests of tourists nowadays. The following are the options through which you can reach here:- Via Road- Rishikesh is approximately 245kms away from Delhi. So either going in your own car, hiring a car or taking the bus, you can choose from any of these options that are available. Via Railways- If you plan to go via Train then the nearest railway station to Rishikesh is the Haridwar which is 25kms away. Via Airways- The nearest Airport is the Jolly Grant Airport in Dehradun which is 21kms away from Rishikesh.
Best Camping spots in RishikeshSome of the best camps to watch out for if you are planning to visit Rishikesh for Camping are:-
Camp Ganga RivieraIt is situated away from the nearest road head on the Rishikesh-Badrinath highway. The camps have a perennial green field and a waterfall close by. Accommodation is on twin sharing basis in large tents with independent toilets and showers. The kitchen serves meals as per the buffet system. The peaceful and serene ambiance makes it ideal for meditation and yoga sessions.
Camp Aqua Forest RishikeshLocated just on the banks of Huel river, Camp Aqua forest is just the perfect camp to unwind yourself in the lap of nature, away from the hustle-bustle of the mainstream but offering all amenities in its well-maintained luxury & spacious tents with attached washroom and dressing area too. It offers perfect hospitality with courteous staff. The camp staff also arranges trekking & rafting for the tourists.
Rendezvous Rafters CampThis Luxury camp of Rendezvous is totally refreshing, warm and close to nature. It has a courteous staff and well-kept tents and bathrooms. Food is good as well. The Ganges next to camps and lush green surroundings makes it an enriching experience.
Camp Wildex RishikeshThe best part of the Wildex camp that it is very near to the tributary of Ganga. Nights are pleasant and food served is delicious. Washrooms are clean and it provides indoor activities like cricket, basketball, badminton, swing net etc. so that there is never any boredom for the campers.
Aspen Adventure CampsAspen Adventures Camp, Rishikesh offers a perfect amalgamation of Premier Camps & Luxury Cottages in the outdoors. They offer 20 Camps and 06 cottages loaded with state of an art amenities & services that one could ever imagine in Rishikesh. The built-up area of the property is over 6 acres and provides a 360-degree view of the Raja Ji National Forest, overlooking a beautiful white water river stream called – River Heoul.
Best Season for Rafting and Camping at RishikeshThe best time to visit Rishikesh for camping is from late September to mid-November and then from early March to the first week of May. May June is quite hot at Rishikesh temperature touching + 35 °C. One should avoid the monsoon time to avoid the hassles as the flow of river Ganges increases. Also, Rafting during the rainy season is quite dangerous as the rapids are on a full surge in the Ganges.
Tips for Camping
- Carry Extra Tshirts because you will be getting wet in the river or the waterfall which are situated near the camps.
- Keep at least one jacket or a pullover because the nights are cool in Rishikesh.
- Apply lots of sunscreen or else you will get tanned or sunburnt and lip balm as your lips get chapped in the weather.
- Carry an odomos and a towel with your luggage. They can be required anytime.
- Carry your playing cards or any other game you like so as to spend some leisure time with your friends and family. Although the camps provide with different types of activities and games, there is no harm in carrying your own.
- Carry your sneakers and flip-flops. Also carry some plastic bags as well.