Bungee Jumping In Rishikesh

Bungee jumping is one of the most exhilarating activities that one can enjoy in Rishikesh. For this, the guests are taken to a platform more than 80 meters high, secured with a harness and strong elastic ropes and then made to jump off the platform. The elastic ropes break the fall gradually instead of a jerk and the guests can enjoy the sensation and extreme thrill of enjoying the sensation of free fall. All you need is the ability to conquer your fear. Then there are other thrilling adventure activities like zip lining and swing which can be enjoyed separately or in combination with each other. AFter each activity, the adventurous guests are provided with their videos, photographs taken during the activity and a certificate.
Bungee Jumping in Rishikesh
It’s the most popular adventure activity and set up by experts specially brought in from New Zealand. Site of jump is over a small tributary of river Ganga which has about 0.5 to 1 meter of water on most days. After the jump, guests are lowered in to the river and harness taken off.
Zip Lining  in Rishikesh
Zip lining is done in the same location and over the two banks of the river. The guests are harnessed at an height of about 7 meters on one side and made to roll under the force of gravity. It’s possible to reach speeds of up to 160 km as everything fades in to a blur. It’s usually done by 3 people in tandem but solo zip lining can also be done at a small extra cost.
Swing Jump in Rishikesh
Swing jump is perfoemd from the same Bungee jump platform. The guests are secured via chest [...]

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Rafting and Kayaking in Rishikesh

Rafting and Kayaking Expeditions in Rishikesh
Over the last few years, rafting and kayaking have rapidly gained popularity in India, specially in Rishikesh. After flowing through high altitude Himalayan mountains, Rishikesh is the place where Ganga officially enters plains of India. Thus the waters of Ganga river provide an easy ride for beginners and casual rafters as well as adrenaline pumping rafting and kayaking experience to people looking for more adventure. Ganga river in this region has different grades of rapids beginning from sedate Grade I to more thrilling Grade II to Grade III+. There are a number of options for different kind of thrill seekers and guests can choose a rafting expedition of 2-3 hours to a multi day rafting or kayaking expedition with camping on beaches of Ganga and nearby forests on the way.

Each ride including the kayaking is done under expert supervision of a trained instructor. To begin the rafting expedition, the guests are first transported by car to the starting point and given a short but informative training session before they touch water. The things taught in this training session are important to enjoy the rafting trip safely. Depending upon the package chosen, a meal (breakfast or lunch) is also provided. Once it’s done, paddles and safety gear which includes helmet and life jackets are given to each guest and the trip really begins.   For kayaking, gusts have to pass a small test before a kayak is allotted to them. A trained guide accompanies them for guidance and help in case it’s needed at all times.
Short Duration Rafting in Rishikesh
Short duration rafting trips in Rishikesh are divided according to the distance and duration of each. The shortest [...]

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Yoga tour in Rishikesh

Rishikesh Yoga Tour
Rishikesh on banks of holy Ganga river is one of the best destinations in India for a relaxing holiday with a wide varity of activities including adventurous stuff such as hiking, rafting, kayaking, camping as well as more sedate stuff such as meditation, yoga, sightseeing etc. As Rishikesh is the first point in journey of Ganga from towering peaks of Himalayas as it enters the north Indian plains for the first time, a lot of people visit Rishikesh to have te best of both worlds. Apart from adventure holidays, we help people connect to their spiritual side in Rishikesh too. Following Rishikesh tour itinerary is meant for spiritual tourists who want to learn about yoga, meditation and Hindu spirituality during their vacation. Please note that it’s a sample itinerary meant as an example and can be modified in any way to suit the requirements of the guests. The yoga and mediataion activities mentioned are just meant as examples and vary according to type of activities chosen and needs of the guests.
DAY 1: Arrival in Rishikesh
We’ll leave Delhi by luxury bus or car and arrive in Rishikesh after a drive of 5-6 hours. Lunch or dinner at arrival after checkin at hotel and rest of the day free for sightseeing or rest. 
DAY 2: Introduction to Yoga and Meditation
This day will begin with an early morning Yoga and meditation class which will explain the basic principles, requirements and benefits of Yoga. There will be a small training session in which the guests will learn a few basics and beginner asanas (Yoga positions) from a trained instructor. After a bit of rest, it’ll be time for light lunch and rest [...]

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Pilgrimage Treks in Uttarakhand

Pilgrimage Treks in Uttarakhand
Uttarakhand has some of the holiest religious destinations for Hindus from all over the world. Some of the holiest Hindu pilgrimage sites such as Kedarnath, Badrinath, Joshimath and many others are situated in pristine Himalayan mountains away from the hustle and trouble of human civilisation. Most of these pilgrimage sites are fairly inaccessible even now and are open to travelers and pilgrims only for a few months in a year. Glaciers of two holiest rivers in India, Ganga and Yamuna are also in the same region and are called Gangotri and Yamunotri. Visit to some of these places is considered a must do for Hindus. A lot of pilgrims travel to the glaciers and bring back sacred water from these glaciers as a religious ritual.

A lot of people visit these places not just for spiritual satisfaction but also to explore nature. Some of the places are visited by tens of thousands of pligrims every month whie they are open while others get only a few due to difficulty of terrain and weather.

We arrange treks and journeys to various such sites in Uttarakhand for tourists from all over the world. Some tourists want to visit these places in company of pilgrims while others like to do it when the pilgrims are still away. We cater to both type of tourists and help them explore the nature as well as the spiritual side of Himalayas asthey wish. There are no set plans or tour packages and each tour itinerary is designed according to needs of guests, time period and local conditions like amount of rush, weather etc.

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Valley Of Flowers & Hemkund Sahib Trek

Valley Of Flowers & Hemkund Sahib Trek
Valley of flowers is situated at an altitude of 3800 meters and stays under snow for most of the year except for a short duration from July To September when the whole place bursts in to an explosion of countless colourful flowers. The whole of valley floor is overrun by flowers of thousands of species and from a distance, it just seems like a big colourful carpet. This valley was declared a  national park in 1982 and is now a world heritage site. The locals believe that the this place is home of fairies and going by the looks of it, it might very well be.  Valley Of Flowers trek is an easy one and can be attempted by anyone in good physical condition.

Once you are in Valley of flowers, Hemkund which is famous for it’s famous Sikh shrine is not too far either and can be covered in  1-2 extra days.
DAY 1 Rishikesh to Govind Ghat 
We’ll leave early morning in car to Govind Ghat (altitude 1900 m). This is the place where actual trekking route to Valley Of Flowers and Hemkund Sahib starts. The trail divides in to two at Ghangria with one leading to Valley and other to Hemkund.   The drive takes around 9-10 hours and we can either stay in a hotel or guesthouse in Joshimath or in Govind Ghat.
DAY 2 Govind Ghat to Ghangria
Alaknanda river flows on the way and we’ll cross the bridge to begin the actual hike. It’s actually a pilgrimage route and there is a proper stone paved trail and a number of shops along the way serving snacks, meals, tea etc. We’ll walk for [...]

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