Camping in Rishikesh, Uttarakhand, India

Camping in Rishikesh

Rishikesh, for decades an important spiritual destination for Hindus, is now also known as an adventure hub. Located just at the foot of the Himalayas, Rishikesh is the start point of many treks, and offers other sports like mountain biking, and some of the best rafting in the country. Apart from that, camping in Rishikesh is a perfect getaway from the city.

Camping in Rishikesh: The location

As far as landscape goes, camping in Rishikesh offers a wide range of dramatic and gorgeous vistas. You’ll stay at idyllic campsites sheltered by amphitheatres of mountains, and have a range of options to choose from. There are many options of accommodation, from Swiss tents to bamboo huts to cottages. Some campsites even have air-cooled tents and rooms, for warmer afternoons.

Camping in Rishikesh: Planning your Rishikesh camping trip

Just outside the main city, all along the river and its tributaries, and in the midst of the forests around Rishikesh, there are campsites set up to cater to these travellers. Most of these campsites offer river rafting and Rishikesh camping packages. Depending on your budget, you can stay in tents, cottages, or rooms. Your Rishikesh camping trip usually involves all meals, a campfire in the evening, and a session of white water rafting the next day.

Camping in Rishikesh: What to expect

Camping in Rishikesh is often set along the river, or higher up in the hills. Thanks to the wide diversity of flora and fauna, camping in Rishikesh is a favourite activity for bird-watchers and nature lovers everywhere. Your Rishikesh camping trip will take you close to the Ganges or its tributaries, and most campsites have nature treks and waterfalls nearby. Apart from enjoying the cool night air and pleasant days, your Rishikesh camping trip can be filled with adventure and fun. You can go white water rafting in the rapids, try bungee jumping or Asia’s longest flying fox ride, or go mountain biking.

Camping in Rishikesh: Group camping in Rishikesh

Most spots for camping in Rishikesh are designed to host families and large groups, so you’ll find that there are plenty of adventure activity options. If you’ve chosen a Rishikesh camping trip near peaceful stretches of the river, you can go paddling or kayaking. There are usually rope activities like ladder climbing or Burma Bridge, obstacle courses, or rappelling and rock climbing. You’ll also be able to find a spot to do yoga or meditate near the river or in the gardens.

Camping in Rishikesh: Rafting and camping trips in Rishikesh

The highlight of camping in Rishikesh is without a doubt the river rafting trip. This is one of the most popular stretches in India for rapids, and adventure-seekers from around the world come here to try their luck. Ranging from Grade II to Grade III+, there are trips for every level of experience. After you’ve navigated the tumbling rapids, you’ll be directed into a calmer section of the river. Here you can enjoy a session of cliff-jumping, or take a peaceful swim in the cool water.

Best season to go camping in Rishikesh

If you’re camping in Rishikesh and planning to go rafting, you should go in the summer months, or after the monsoon. During the winter, the river can get very cold, but the rafting is still operational. Some operators will provide you with a wetsuit during winter rafting to keep you warm.

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Wild camp+raft in Rishikesh
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Take a break from the city and and head out to Rishikesh, the land swarming with mystics and adventure lovers. This campsite has something for everyone. First time adventurers can try their hand at the obstacle course, to warm up for their thrilling whitewater rafing the next day. The peace seekers can meditate on the banks of the river, or maybe do a spot of yoga. Families and groups can try their hand at the many sports that can be played here.

NOTE: The campsite is located about 100 metres away from the main road, so you'll have to park your cars and walk this distance.
    Inclusions
  • Accommodation in tents for one night, twin sharing basis
  • Use of common washrooms
  • Electricity with 24 hour power back-up
  • 24 hour running water facility in the bathrooms
  • Hot water on request
  • RO drinking water available at camp
  • All meals from lunch on Day 1 to breakfast on Day 2
  • Morning tea, evening tea and snacks
  • Bonfire every evening and entertainment till 22:00 hrs (winter only)
  • One rafting session of 16 kms in 2 hrs
  • Transfer back to campsite after rafting
  • Equipment for sports like badminton and carrom, and board games like ludo, chess and playing cards
  • All applicable taxes
    Exclusions
  • Insurance
  • Personal expenses
  • Additional snacks or beverages
  • Anything not mentioned in the inclusions
  • Rafting for 25 kms stretch can be arranged for INR 500 per person
  • Triple sharing in tents can be arranged for INR 1750 per person
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Rafting + Riverside Tent Camping (1N/2D)
Rishikesh, Uttarakhand
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Tropical birds and trees, lush pine forests and a river running gently by – all this and more await you on this delightful camping and rafting adventure. You’ll spend two happy days on a beautiful campsite, staying in canvas safari tents with comfortable cots and mattresses, indulging in a range of fun activities during the day, and relaxing in the evenings. As the night air grows colder, the stars come out, the mountains around you glow in the moonlight, and the bonfire blazes merrily, make these nights unforgettable.

But the next day, it's all about adventure! You'll face the rolling rapids of the Ganges on a thrilling 16 km stretch, covering some of the big rapids like Return to Sender, Golf Course, Double Trouble, Hilton, and more. At the end, you'll get to try out cliff-jumping, or do a little body-surfing and swimming in peaceful sections of the river.
    Inclusions
  • One night stay in sealed, carpted canvas tents on twin sharing basis
  • Twin cots and all bed linen
  • Common Indian/Western toilets with running water and flushes
  • One rafting trip of 16 kms
  • Power backup
  • All meals (buffet style) from lunch on Day 1 to breakfast on Day 2
  • Evening bonfire with snacks
  • Games like volleyball, badminton, etc
  • Guides and equipment for adventure activities and activities
  • All applicable tax
    Exclusions
  • Transport to and from rafting start and end point
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Personal expenses like laundry, etc
  • Any extra costs incurred due to delays due to natural calamities, road blocks, vehicle breakdown or other factors beyond our control
  • For triple sharing in tents, the cost will be INR 1800 per person.
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Riverside Overnight Camping + Rafting
Rishikesh, Uttarakhand
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Imagine waking up to the sound of the Ganges outside your tent, with starry skies overhead and the sounds of silence and nature around. This camping and rafting adventure offers you all this, plus a chance to try out a whole bunch of exciting adventures!

You'll get to experience one of the best river rafting experiences available in India, along with the thrill of cliff jumping and swimming in the pristine waters of the Ganges. Your rafting trip starts at Shivpuri, and lasts for 16 kms over two hours. You'll also be able to try your hand at rappelling, rock-climbing and trekking at the campsite, and go body-surfing and cliff-jumping after your rafting experience. If you're looking for a thrilling adventure, this one's for you.
    Inclusions
  • One night accommodation in Swiss tents on twin-sharing basis
  • Tents are equipped with cots, mattresses, sheets, blankets and pillows
  • Verandah area and groundsheet in each tent
  • Indian/Western toilets with running water and flushes
  • Hot water on request
  • RO purified drinking water
  • Buffet meals: Lunch, evening tea and cookies, bonfire snacks, dinner, breakfast
  • Electric points for charging cellphones, etc in the common area
  • Daily bonfire
  • Indoor and outdoor camp games
  • River rafting session for 16 kms from Shivpuri to Ram Jhula
  • Adventure activities at campsite: rock-climbing, rappelling, trekking
  • Guides for adventure activities and activities
  • All applicable taxes
    Exclusions
  • Transport to the rafting start point (6 kms from campsite)
  • Any kind of insurance such as accident, theft, medical, evacuation etc.
  • Forest entry fee of INR 20 per person
  • Any extra costs incurred due to delays due to natural calamities, road blocks, vehicle breakdown or other factors beyond our control
  • Extra soda/soft drinks/snacks
  • Anything not mentioned in inclusions
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Rafting+Camping at Jungle Camp (1N/2D)
Rishikesh, Uttarakhand
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This one-night package at a comfortable, well-designed jungle camp won't be enough, but it's a good start for a riverside adventure! Enjoy the thoughtful facilities on-camp, such as inhouse parking, double-bedded camping with attached tiled bathrooms, cosy sit-outs for your to admire the views, bonfires to warm the chilly evenings, and a whole host of adventure activities to keep you busy. You can go for a swim in the river, try out body-surfing or just paddle about, or you could try your hand at rock climbing, rappelling, and on the Burma Bridge.

But the highlight of your trip will definitely be the rafting that you'll be doing on Day 2. You'll be heading out to battle Grade III and III+ rapids on a 16 kms stretch. This 3-hour trip will have you thoroughly drenched!
    Inclusions
  • Non-alcoholic welcome drink
  • Twin sharing tents
  • In-room facilities: attached washrooms, comfortable double bedding, well carpeted floor, coffee table, electric fan, and mobile charging facility
  • Lights and cooling fans with power backup
  • All meals (buffet style) from lunch on Day 1 to breakfast on Day 2
  • Morning and evening tea/coffee with cookies
  • Evening bonfire with vegetarian snacks
  • Games like volleyball, badminton, etc
  • Rock-climbing, rappelling, and body surfing in the river
  • Single rafting session 16 kms to NIM Beach
  • Guides and equipment for adventure activities and activities
  • All applicable taxes
    Exclusions
  • Transport to and from rafting start and end point
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Personal expenses like laundry, etc
  • Cost of cocktail snacks apart from bonfire snacks
  • Any extra costs incurred due to delays due to natural calamities, road blocks, vehicle breakdown or other factors beyond our control
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Rafting Camp in Rishikesh - 1N2D (16 kms)
Rishikesh, Uttarakhand
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This overnight rafting and camping trip is perfect for thrill-seekers looking for a quick escape into the wild. You'll spend time at a delightful campsite for the first day, trying your hand at kayaking, rock-climbing and rappelling, or relaxing and taking in nature, depending on what you're looking for. The next day, you head out for a thrilling rafting session that pits you against Grade III and III+ rapids. You'll be rafting from Shivpuri to Laxman Jhula, covering 16 kms in 2 hours, battling rapids like Roller Coaster, Golf Course, and Clubhouse.

IMPORTANT: This is not a fixed departure trip. It requires a minimum of 2 pax for a booking confirmation.
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  • Accommodation for one night in deluxe air-cooled tents on twin sharing basis
  • One-way transport to start point of rafting
  • All meals (from lunch on Day 1 to breakfast on Day 2)
  • Body surfing, cliff jumping and 16 km rafting from Shivpuri to Laxman Jhula
  • Rock climbing, rappelling, tree climbing, kayaking, body surfing and cliff jumping
  • Self-bailing rafts, life jacket, helmet and paddles and rescue bag
  • Professional rafting guide and safety kayaker
  • Common Indian/Western toilets with running water and flushes
  • All applicable taxes
    Exclusions
  • Transport to and from campsite
  • Any transport other than rafting transfer
  • Any meals other than those specified
  • Personal expenses
  • Emergency evacuation charges
  • Any services or costs not mentioned in the inclusions
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Deluxe tents + rafting in Rishikesh
Rishikesh, Uttarakhand
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Enjoy a riverside paradise with a delightful camping experience. The campsite is located along the banks of the Ganges, surrounded by lush forests and wildlife. During the day, you'll be able to head out and enjoy the pleasant weather and the cool river, try your hand at adventure activities on the campsite, go rafting in the iconic rapids, and enjoy Rishikesh. In the evenings, you'll join the other like-minded travellers at a campfire on the beach, while the river flows by. And finally, at night, you'll retire to your deluxe tents and sleep comfortably, with the sounds of nature outside.

Your high-octane rafting session takes place on Day 2, when you'll do a 16 kms stretch where you face some of the famous rapids. Apart from that, you can also try out cliff-jumping, body surfing, swimming, and on-camp games like volleyball or badminton.
    Inclusions
  • Accommodation in deluxe Swiss tents on twin sharing basis
  • Attached washrooms
  • Rafting session of 16 kms
  • Welcome drink
  • All meals from lunch on Day 1, to breakfast on Day 2, including evening tea and snacks
  • Bonfire with snacks
  • On-site activities like volleyball, football, cricket and badminton
  • All applicable taxes
    Exclusions
  • Rooms can be shared on triple or quadruple sharing basis (will cost INR 2800 per person)
  • Transfers to the rafting start point (will cost approximately INR 600 for 1 vehicle, shared by 7 people)
  • Any meals or services not mentioned in inclusions
  • Adventure activities like bungee jumping, flying fox, etc (can be paid for on location)
  • Bottled water, other beverages
  • Personal expenses like laundry, tips, etc
  • Any costs for delays caused by landslides, road blocks, bad weather, etc.
  • Anything not mentioned in inclusions
  • Charges for still/video cameras
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Rafting+Nature Lodge Stay (1n/2d)
Rishikesh, Uttarakhand
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Head to this idyllic adventure resort, for a short taste of a mountain paradise, and a thrilling rafting session on the Ganges. Surrounded by blooming landscaped gardens and forests scented of pine, this retreat is 30 minutes away from the crowds of Rishikesh, and just a 10 minute walk from the Ganges. This is the section of the river where the water runs clear and cool, and you'll be tempted to go for a paddle. The resort has a fun ropes course, plenty of trails for solo rambles through nature, and the mountains in the distance.

You'll be enjoying a thrilling 16 kms stretch of rafting, from Shivpuri to Laxman Jhulla. This 2-hour session takes you through 7 of the most iconic Grade 3 and 3+ rapids, like Roller Coaster, Golf Course, Club House, and more.

Spend the day in the outdoors, trying your hand at all the adventures that Rishikesh has to offer (or even just reading a book on the lawns, with a cup of French press coffee). In the evening, when temperatures drop, enjoy a blazing campfire with tasty snacks, dig in to a hot dinner, and retire to bed in your comfortable, air-conditioned rooms.
    Inclusions
  • 1 night accommodation in twin-sharing deluxe rooms with attached washrooms
  • In-room facilities: Flat screen TV, personal tea/coffee maker, basic toiletries, hot and cold shower facilities, hand towels and bath towels
  • WiFi and internet facility on request
  • All meals from lunch on day 1 to breakfast on day 2
  • Veg/non-veg snacks
  • Campfire in the evening
  • In-campsite rope course
  • RO drinking water
  • One 16 kms rafting session on the Ganges
  • Full rafting equipment and safety gear: dry bags, wet suits, helmets, splash jackets, life jackets
  • All applicable taxes
    Exclusions
  • Any transfers to and from the resort
  • Personal gear like shoes, swimswear, etc
  • Transport to and from rafting start point and end point (can be arranged for INR 250 per person)
  • Expenses of a personal nature: tips, laundry, beverages, etc
  • Medical insurance
  • Meals and accommodation for drivers, maids, nannies, etc (can be arranged)
  • Adventure activities like rappelling, Giant Swing, etc
  • Extra meals
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Overnight riverside stay+rafting
Rishikesh, Uttarakhand
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You'll love the freedom and peace at this beautiful riverside forest campsite. You'll be camping in luxurious tents along a tributary of the mighty Ganges, in the middle of a national forest. Every morning you spend here, you'll wake up wishing you could just live here forever. The skies are clear, the birds chirp happily, and the blue river gurgles all day.

Your camping trip isn't just about nature, though. You'll be heading out to battle Grade III and III+ rapids on a 24 kms stretch. Apart from this 3-hour trip, you'll also have other adventure activities like rock climbing, rappelling, a waterfall trek, nature walks, and bird watching.
    Inclusions
  • Non-alcoholic welcome drink
  • Twin sharing tents with cots, mattresses, sheets, blankets and pillows
  • Attached washrooms with running water
  • Mineral water bottles upon arrival
  • Electricity, lights, charging points in all tents
  • A full cycle of meals according to check-in time (as per schedule)
  • Daily bonfire and barbeque with light music
  • Fruit basket in tents
  • Soda, soft drinks and snacks around bonfire
  • Indoor and outdoor camp games
  • Single rafting session for 26 kms from Marine Drive to Ram Jhula
  • One-way transfer to rafting start point in non A/C vehicle
  • Dedicated First Aid and CPR certified trip leader throughout the trip
  • Optional escorted tour to Rishikesh city (specific points only)
  • Trek to waterfall
  • Single session of rock-climbing, rappelling, cliff jumping and body surfing
  • Guides and equipment for adventure activities and activities
  • All applicable taxes
    Exclusions
  • Transport to outdoor activities apart from drop off to rafting
  • Single cottage/tent supplement
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Any extra costs incurred due to delays due to natural calamities, road blocks, vehicle breakdown or other factors beyond our control
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Luxury Family Adventure by the Ganges (1n/2d)
Rishikesh, Uttarakhand
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Combine the best of adventure with a luxury stay in independent cottages in the valley of the Ganges. These hillside cottages are surrounded by the reserved forests around, and provide you with views that stretch into the horizon, and an adventure playground like no other. Your package includes one session of white water rafting, as well as two activities per night of stay, so you can choose from wall climbing, river kayaking, hiking, kids' pool, Giant Swing, or Giant Ladder. In addition to this, you'll have a yoga centre, plenty of routes for a nature ramble, mountain biking, astronomy, and other activities. In the evenings, you'll watch the sun setting over the valley from your private deck before heading to the campfire for pre-dinner snacks.

IMPORTANT: The cottages dot the hillside and are not connected to one another. This means that you will be walking up and downhill between your cottage and the common areas. If you're travelling with infants, those with knee or foot problems, or elderly family members, please do note this.

NOTE: This package is for 4 adults. If you are travelling with children, please call us for custom pricing.
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  • 1 night in air-conditioned family cottages on quadruple sharing basis for 4 adults
  • Private deck
  • Private washrooms with hot water, luxury bath linen and bath products
  • Wireless/WiFi
  • In-room facilities: Kettle with tea and coffee ingredients, yoga mat, in-room heater
  • All meals from lunch on Day 1 to breakfast on Day 2
  • Pre-dinner snacks, veg and non veg with soft beverages
  • 2 activities per night of stay: Choose from wall climbing, river kayaking, hiking, kids' pool
  • One session of white-water rafting
  • Transfers to rafting start point on sharing basis
  • All applicable taxes
    Exclusions
  • Transport to and from resort
  • Personal expenses incurred during the stay such as laundry, telephone charge, extra food/beverages
  • Room service
  • Anything not mentioned in the inclusions

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