A weekend in Rishikesh, beyond river rafting

I have visited Rishikesh about three to four times over the last few years as a weekend destination from New Delhi. Always, the agenda has been quite simple. Check-in to a camp site, head out for a thrilling rafting expedition and  after an exhilarating few hours in the  river head back to the camp site. Ending the day with a usually quite and relaxed evening on the banks of the Ganges.

The plan does vary person to person, group to group, but if I may allow myself to generalise a little, the itinerary pretty much remains the same for people looking for a weekend getaway in Rishikesh.  Of course let’s not forget that Rishikesh is also famously known for it being a Yoga and mediation destination. Ashrams  can be seen at every corner but then a trip like this would require much more time than a just weekend.

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