Crowd increases in Rishikesh only due to this reason, two lakh people came in two months, the intoxication will not subside till July

Ronit Kawale
Ronit Kawale - Senior Editor
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For the last few days, due to the heat, people are going to the mountains, be it weekends or weekdays, everyone is crazy about traveling. In such a situation, the roads of the hill station get packed like a dam, tourists are stuck in the jam for an hour or two, but still people's passion is not ending. Whether you go to the mountains or to any beach side, there is a crowd of tourists everywhere.

The situation is the same in Rishikesh. Due to the temperature being 50 degrees in the plains, people are coming here every weekend to enjoy rafting. As you know, if there is any place in India that is famous for river rafting, then it is Rishikesh. Thousands of people come here every month to enjoy it. A large number of tourists are going for rafting in Rishikesh's Kaudiyala-Muni ki Reti Eco Tourism Zone at this time. That is, in the last two months, more than 1.5 lakh tourists have enjoyed river rafting here.

Tourists come here in large numbers

Kaudiyala-Muni ki Reti Eco Tourism Zone in Rishikesh is very famous for rafting. Countless tourists from India and abroad come here to enjoy the thrill in the waves of Ganga. At present, there are 576 rafts of 263 registered companies in the Ganga river, so the thrill of rafting never stops here. And this is the time when people get employment here. Talking about the pilgrimage city of Rishikesh, most of the tourists come here because of river rafting. Camping, hotels, resorts and other things related to tourism also provide a lot of benefits here.

1 lakh people did rafting in just two months

According to the information found on the net, if we look at the number of people who reached Rishikesh for rafting in the initial season of the year 2022-2023, about 4 lakh 31 thousand 870 tourists had arrived here for river rafting. At the same time, this number was 3 lakh 94 thousand 345 in the rafting season of the year 2023-2024. This year, only two months have passed in the session 2024-25 and the number of people doing river rafting in the Ganges has touched the figure of 1 lakh 52 thousand 854. Right now this activity in the Ganges will continue till the beginning of July, from which you can guess that this number will be more than last year. Let us tell you, this activity is stopped in the monsoon.

River rafting takes place here in Rishikesh

River rafting takes place here in Rishikesh

The address of Brahmapuri Club House is Muni Ki Reti. This point is great for first time river rafters. The distance from Brahmapuri Club House to Rishikesh NIM Beach is the easiest and shortest, i.e. this rafting distance is 9 km.
Marine Drive to Muni Ki Reti: If you are a big enthusiast then you can also opt for river rafting for a distance of 27 kilometres. It takes two hours. During this time you can enjoy cliff jumping and roller coaster in the Ganga river.
Shivpuri to Muni Ki Reti: This route to Rishikesh is 18 km long and it takes about three hours to cover this distance. While covering this distance, tourists pass through 13 thrilling streams of Ganga.

How to reach Rishikesh?

How to reach Rishikesh?

By plane: Rishikesh does not have its own airport, but the nearest airport is Jolly Grant Airport in Dehradun, which is just 35 km from Rishikesh. You can take a flight from Delhi or Lucknow to Dehradun and then take a taxi or bus from there to reach Rishikesh easily.

by the road: If you prefer to travel by road, that's fine too! Regular bus services run from Delhi, Haridwar and Dehradun to Rishikesh. You can take a bus from these cities or hire a taxi to reach Rishikesh directly.

by train: The nearest railway station to Rishikesh is Haridwar, which is just 25 km away from here. Haridwar is well connected to major cities of the country through many regular express and superfast trains. From Haridwar station, you can easily reach Rishikesh by taking a bus or taxi.

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