Rishikesh has gained popularity over the decade because of its increasing adventure activities and youths craving for those adrenaline-filled rush on a trip. Rishikesh with its pleasant atmosphere is the best spot to spend your weekend among the mountains, rivers, and beautiful valleys. The vast range of camping sites spread out evenly on beaches, mountain areas, riversides, and in the jungle gives you a wide range to choose from. It is safe to say, it is a paradise for the backpackers who love to spend a night under the open sky counting stars while camping.
Top Reasons to do Camping in Rishikesh:
Vast Range of Campsites
The impeccable camping places in Rishikesh are mostly alongside Ganga River with its clear waters and pure golden sand. This is also the most popular campsite, apart from which if you want to explore the woods of the mountains then you can go for jungle camping in the thick forest or take up a trek to camp surrounded by the mountains. Some beach campsites are also popular for a luxurious and fun-filled stay.
Most of the adventure sites are in close proximity to the campsites and you can easily plan your trip around. Don’t miss out on the white-water river rafting in the Ganga River. There are many other activities like Bungee Jumping, Giant swing, Trekking, Mountain climbing and others. On your camp stay you can also enjoy activities like bonfire, rain dance and other outdoor games like Mud Kabaddi, cricket and such depending on the camping packages.
Attend the Yoga Capital of India
Rishikesh is known as the ‘Yoga Capital of India’ and provides various Yoga sessions to connect oneself to spiritual healing and maintaining health. The Yoga sessions are held indoors and outdoors too near the serene environment of Rishikesh. Many people come from abroad just to experience these sessions and rejuvenate themselves. Get first-hand experience and bring back a positive mindset from your trip to Rishikesh.
Take a dip in River Ganges
River Ganga is considered sacred and you can take a dip in this pious river to shed away all the impurities. Ganga river is known to have rejuvenating properties and you will be surprised by its tranquil atmosphere. If you choose to camp near a river then your camping experience elevates just by its presence.
Indulge in the spiritual activities
Rishikesh is one of the spiritual lands where you can be near all the things sacred and pure. You can also attend the Ganga Aarti that happens every evening by the chanting of the hymn in a rhythmic tone by the priests. Visit temples like Neelkanth Mahadev Temple at an altitude of 1330 metres. The aura around this temple will make you feel detached from all th moment with your spirit.
Witness the wildlife of Rishikesh
If you are fan of taking wildlife pictures then opt for the jungle camps that bring you close to the flora and fauna of Rishikesh. The bio diverse bird species and many other mountain animals provide a beautiful and thrilling sight on your stay. The campsites are all well equipped even in the thick of forests and give you an amazing wildlife experience.
Safe and Holy Place
When you hear camping, along with adventurous rush there is always a concern of safety among the campers. However, Rishikesh being the expanded network of campsites provides the visitors with safe and secure stay options with the right amount of adventure activities. You can do camping in groups with your family and friends or make new friends on your solo trip to Rishikesh while camping.
Shop some Souvenir
If you are on a budget-trip and still want to shop then Rishikesh provides you with reasonable souvenir shops. From wooden handicrafts to hand made home decors, you can find everything in the local markets. Head to Geeta Bhavan for ayurvedic products, shawls and fabric shopping. If you are one of the shopaholics, then this is an added bonus on your trip to Rishikesh.
Trek to Reach Beautiful Waterfalls
If you are planning to do camping in Rishikesh then add this little rendezvous on your list and trek through nature to explore the untouched side of the town. There are many beautiful waterfalls cascading down the rocky terrain of the mountains like Neer Garh, Phool Chatti and Patna Waterfall. You can even get down in these waterfalls and have fun with your peers.