Rappelling In Rishikesh: In Search of Exhilaration

Rishikesh, known as the adventure capital of India, offers a plethora of adrenaline-pumping activities, and one that stands out is rappelling. In this blog, we invite you to embark on a thrilling adventure of vertical descents as we explore the exhilarating world of rappelling in Rishikesh. Get ready to conquer heights, test your limits, and create memories that will last a lifetime.

Waterfall rappelling is gliding down freely from a bridge or cliff with the help of a rope. In this article, you come to know about the Top 5 places For Waterfall Rappelling & Abseiling in Rishikesh.

Top 5 Waterfalls in Rishikesh For Rappelling & Abseiling

Apart from the Neer Waterfalls,  the rest of the spots are lesser-known among adventurers who come to Rishikesh for sightseeing or adventure activities.

  1. Neer Waterfalls at Neer Village-Rishikesh
  2. Rajaji National Park Near Vindhyawasini Temple
  3. Garud Chatti Waterfalls at Garud Chatti – Rishikesh
  4. Neer Waterfalls at Neer Village-Rishikesh
  5. Phool Chatti at Confluence of the Ganges 
  6. The Ratta Pani on the Rishikesh – Pauri Road
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Neer waterfalls Rappelling
Neer waterfalls

1. Neer Waterfall, Rishikesh

  • Neer Waterfall is the biggest waterfall in the neighborhood of Rishikesh. It is one of the lesser-known water sports in the adventure capital of India and there are plenty of places that have the potential for adventure-like-minded tourists.
  • The  waterfall patch of rock is not very high approx 40 feet but the experience you get here remains with you forever
  • However, the best-known is Neer Waterfalls, which is in Neer village just 5 km away on the Badrinath Highway from Rishikesh.
  • As a totally thrilling experience, the Neer Waterfall is simply stunning – participants have to go on a 30-minute hike to reach the waterfall, where they climb up the waterfall cliff face to rappel down.
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2. Rajaji National Park, Rishikesh

  • When most travelers think of adventure holidays on the Ganges, Rishikesh, they don’t simply think of abseiling & water rappelling.
  • The tour begins at the scheduled meeting point where participants will be moved to a secluded spot along. Here, there is a patch of rock that is approximately 80 – feet but it is absolutely a vertical slop where you glide down with rope.
  •  However, the  Ganges valley of the Himalayas, Rishikesh, isn’t just a luxury hotel but it has some stunning wildlife sanctuaries.
  • Approx one hour drive to the east of Rishikesh, there are many beautiful landscapes and rocky mountains which offer rock rappelling in the National Park. Overall, the area has the most stunning landscapes.
Here is the link to the YouTube Video of Rappelling in Rajaji National Park Rishikesh.
Garud Chatti Waterfalls, Rishikesh. The spot is famous for Waterrfalls rappelling
Garud Chatti Waterfalls,

3. Garud Chatti Waterfall, Rishikesh

  • The Garud Chatti Waterfall rappelling  Half-Day Tour in Rishikesh is suitable for family adventure people and beginners hikers as it offers quite a natural bounty of landscapes and sceneries.
  • However, it will be an organized tour due to the restricted area that falls under Rajajaji National Park, Rishikesh.
  • The rappellers are assisted by very professional guides. Here you take abseiling cum rappeling from 25 feet high rock it is very fun-filled due to the surroundings and location and is most suitable for families and kids.
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Phool Chatti Rock Patch for High Power Rappelling and at the bottom, Hemal River for Cooling Off
Phool Chatti Rock Patch for High-Power Rappelling
  1. 4. Phool Chatti Waterfall, Rishikesh
  • Phool Chatti is quite surrounded by the rivers, mountains & sandy white beaches of the Ganges River and Hemal River (the local name is  Heul River), the Hemal River also features small flowing waters at the bottom where participants can cool off.
  • There is no online agency that offers this activity, however, but we operate this tour for those who only ask for difficult-level rock rappelling.
  • We ensure it does include very highly qualified professional guides who have licenses from the NIM ( Nehru Institute of Mountaineering ).
  • Here, you can take 2 different drops, including a 100-foot slope or a 50-foot slope, where you have to rappel down with a rope 
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Hemal River Abseiling at Ratta Pani in Rishikesh
Hemal River Abseiling at Ratta Pani in Rishikesh

5. Ratta Pani,  River Abseiling, Rishikesh

  • If you have never experienced abseiling then Rishikesh is the best suitable place for you.  We run regular abseiling tours to the stunning Hemal Vallely in Rishikesh in Ratta Pani.
  • The place is located about 15 km east of Rishikesh City, the tour does not include any kind of hike or trek but you have a lush forest motor drive toward the bridge where we run abseiling for all age groups people. 
  • Once, you reach the abseiling point ( the bridge), the professional guide will help you suit up to traverse the 49-foot drop from the bridge in the Hemal River.
  • However the course of the activity is not very challenging, so we recommend this for people who dare to take on challenges.
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Kimona Waterfall- Chakrata Uttarakhand India- Known For Waterfall Rappelling
Kimona Waterfall- Chakrata Uttarakhand India-

Kimona Waterfall In Chakrata ( Not in Rishikesh )

  • The Kimona waterfall is best known for waterfall rappelling & It is just two km away from Chakrata in Uttarakhand.
  • This waterfall has a fabulous height of approx 35 meters and it has a good drop of slope, on which waters are falling & offering you a suitable environment for adventure activities.
  • The surrounding is awesome, lush green, and covered with thickly oka forested mountains.  Moreover, It is only two km away from Chakrata town, now the place is getting popular for waterfall rappelling among the youth & offbeat travelers.

Tips For Rappeling and Abseiling

  • Always ask for an expert and licensed guide from the related authority of the organization.
  • It is not a recreational sport but it is a strenuous sport chek your fitness before choosing to rappel
  • Must carry sportswear while doing rappelling.


Waterfall rappelling is a very popular activity in the town of Rishikesh. It’s a fun and exciting leisure sport that almost anyone can do. We hope you enjoyed this blog and we encourage you to share this article with your friends and family if you liked it.


Namaste! I am Om. I am a licensed Tourist Guide ( Approved by Ministry of Tourism, Government of India), I’m originally from Varanasi. Now, I am living in Rishikesh. I set up this blog to share my tips and experiences for traveling to inspire and help you to travel more. Hari Om

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