Shivpuri is most famous as the hub of River Rafting and also known as Ganga beach. Shivpuri offers a surrounding to wake up with the birds twittering and fresh water of the river Ganga to swim.
Shivpuri is starting point Whitewater River Rafting on Ganga in Rishikesh. Rafting from Shivpuri till Laxman Jhula is a 16 km rafting stretch and covers exciting rapids like Roller Coaster, golf course, clubhouse, etc. and activities like Body surfing and Cliff jumping also.
Apart from Rafting, Shivpuri offers various opportunities for indulging in other sports activities like river rafting, rock climbing, cliff jumping, kayaking & rappelling etc.
Camping in Shivpuri is also popular but it is too crowded especially on weekends. Still camping in Rishikesh is a great idea and can be an experience of a lifetime but not recommended to those travelers who don't like crowded environment.
Shivpuri literally means the house of Lord Shiva. It has many Ashrams and Temples dedicated to Lord Shiva.
BEST TIME TO VISIT-
Shivpuri has a pleasant temperature throughout the year. March –June, and September - November are the best time for tourists to visit Shivpuri as the climate is comfortable. The maximum number of tourists visit Shivpuri in summer vacations during May. The highest temperature during summer is around 40°C.
Winter in Shivpuri is the best time for the solo traveler and peace lover. The lowest temperature during winter is around 10°C. Monsoon is from mid-June to mid-September normally not preferred to travel Shivpuri because of heavy rainfall Ganga water level is above than normal.
Shivpuri is located 18 Kms from Rishikesh City and can be reached by taking shared taxis.
Onee can reach Rishikesh by following ways
Nearest Railway Station is Rishikesh Railway Station which has limited Trains so it is advisable to take Train to Haridwar. Haridwar is well connected with big cities and Haridawar is just 20 km from Rishikesh with easy assessability of transport.
Bus and taxis are easily Available from Delhi and other big cities of the state. Delhi is 230 km from Rishikesh which take 6-7 hr by Buses.
Jolly Grant Airport is the nearest airport, which is located 15 km away from the city centre. Air India, Jet Airways, Jet Konnect and Spice Jet have regular flights to Dehradun.