The sleepy town on the banks of the Ganges in Uttarakhand is associated with spirituality and yoga. But over the years, Rishikesh has made it onto the international map for offering adventure sports - white water rafting being one of them.
Every year - from early September to June - the sport brings lakhs of people from home and abroad to experience the thrill of rapids in the Ganges.
Rishikesh offers tremendous white water adventure in the 36 kms stretch between Kaudiyala and Rishikesh on the magnificent Ganges. Over the years, hundreds of rafting camps have come up in this stretch bringing in revenue and fame that the sport has to offer.
For now, all camps and raft rental shops which had mushroomed during peak rafting season have shut shop and left the town.