Shivpuri is the paradise for adventure lovers as it is the storehouse of water sports like rafting and kayaking. Shivpuri is also known for its yoga camps and rock climbing experience. Every year millions of tourists from across the world visit Shivpuri to explore the culture of India. Shivpuri is traveler’s favorite destination because one can enjoy the activities like white water rafting, kayaking, mountaineering, rock climbing, camping and trekking. You can also do meditation and learn yoga classes from here so that you can found peace, tranquility and rejuvenation in life. Shivpuri affords panoramic vistas of the beauty of river, mountains and forests. The name Shivpuri literally suggests house of Lord Shiva. There are many artistically crafted temples situated here, with Lord Shiva as deity of most of the temples. Shivpuri is the most famous rafting camp situated on the banks of the holy Ganga River. GMVN conducts river rafting and kayaking courses at Shivpuri. Shivpuri is easily accessible with all the major transportations and it is also well connected with major cities of Uttarakhand state and its nearby regions as well. Shivpuri can be easily reached in a 6-7hr drive from Delhi.
Location of Shivpuri
Shivpuri is situated at an elevation of 670mts above sea level on the banks of the sacred Ganga River in the Garhwal region of Uttarakhand state. Shivpuri is located 19kms from Rishikesh at a picturesque spot. Shivpuri is well accessible with all sorts of transportation facilities. Airport and Railway station are situated 50kms and 21kms from Shivpuri respectively. Shivpuri is situated on NH58 which is connecting Badrinath from Ghaziabad.
What to do in Shivpuri
There are loads of activities that you can perform at Shivpuri. Meditate for hours as the place is quite and charming. Learn how to do yoga, do small treks in the woods. If you are an adventure lover then do mountaineering, kayaking and river rafting. You can also opt for river rafting and kayaking courses at Shivpuri. Enjoy around bonfires and play volleyball at the camps on the beach of Ganges. Take a holy dip in the sacred water of the holy Ganga River. Enhance your photography skills by clicking some pictures at such a picturesque place. Compose poems, write stories and do something creative while a visit to Shivpuri.
Excursions from Shivpuri
Rishikesh: Rishikesh is an ideal spot for white water rafting and camping on the river beach. Rishikesh comer under the shivalik range of the Himalayas and the place is also the home of numerous temples. It is one of the busiest places of Uttarakhand where lakhs of tourists visit every month throughout the year. It is situated 19km from Shivpuri.
Mussoorie: Mussoorie is a hill station which needs no introduction as it is one of the most frequently visited hill station of India. Mussoorie is visited by lakhs of tourists throughout the year. Mussoorie is set in the foothills of Himalayas in the Dehradun district of Garhwal region in Uttarakhand state. Mussoorie is situated 104km from Shivpuri and is set at an elevation of 2005mts above sea level. The place is situated amidst green hills and is rich in varied flora and fauna that’s why Mussoorie is also known as ‘queen of the hills’. Kempty Falls, the mall road, Bhatta falls, Gunhill and Lal Tibba are some of the popular places nearby Mussoorie.
Neelkanth Mahadev: Thousands of devotees visit Neelkanth Mahadev every month throughout the year. It is situated on the summit of the mountain across the sacred Ganga River. According to mythology this is the place where Lord Shiva drank the venom produced during 'Sagar Manthan' which turned his throat blue and was thus the place was named as Neelkanth. Neelkanth and Mahadev are names of Lord Shiva.
Haridwar: Haridwar is situated 224kms from the capital city of India, New Delhi at an altitude of 295mts above sea level on the banks of the holiest Ganga River. Haridwar is one of the 13districts of the Uttarakhand state. Haridwar is the gateway to the four divine pilgrimages of Hindus situated in Uttarakhand, namely Badrinath, Kedarnath, Gangotri, Yamunotri. Haridwar is sometimes spelled as Hardwar. The place is considered as a holy city and it holds great importance amongst Indians. The meaning of Haridwar in hindi language means Dwar of Hari or Gateway to God where 'Hari' means god and 'dwar' means gate. A dip in the holy water of Ganga River is capable of washing all the sins done by humans.
Devprayag: Devprayag is situated on the confluence point of the two holy rivers of Bhagirathi and Alaknanda making its water holier with the formation of Ganga River. Devprayag is one of the five confluences of Alaknanda River and the origin of Ganga River, before this point Bagirathi River is considered as Ganga. The town is the seat of the pundits of Badrinath Dham. The town of Devprayag holds great religious importance amongst Hindu devotees as the divine Ganga River takes its real form from here. Devprayag is located at an elevation of 2,265mts above sea level at the confluence of Alaknanda and Bhagirathi River.
Accomodations Hotels in Shivpuri
Camp River Wild and Explore Himalaya Resort are good options to stay at Shivpuri. There are many other considerable resorts and camps at Shivpuri where you can enjoy your holiday.
Best time to visit Shivpuri
Shivpuri can be best visited from September to April. The water of the Ganga River remains muddy during rest of the months because of the rainfall. Rainfall is comparatively less from September to April and activities like Rafting and kayaking can be done during this period. The water level of the Ganga River increases from May to August making it risky for rafting. People who are not too much in rafting and kayaking can visit this place throughout the year, as yoga and meditation will leave a positive impact. The greenery is captivating in monsoon months but you can also face inconvenience regarding road blocks due to landslides.
How to reach Shivpuri
By Road: Shivpuri is well connected with motorable roads from major destinations of Uttarakhand and other nearby states. Shivpuri is located 250kms from Delhi and approximately 19kms from Rishikesh on NH58. Shivpuri can be easily reached in 6-7 hours drive from Delhi. Taxis and buses are easily available from Rishikesh to Shivpuri.
By Train: the nearest railheads to Shivpuri are Rishikesh and Dehradun where Rishikesh is situated 21kms and Dehradun is situated 70kms from Shivpuri respectively. Morning and evening trains are available from Delhi to Haridwar and Rishikesh. Taxis and buses are easily available from Rishikesh to Shivpuri.
By Air: The nearest airport to Shivpuri is Jolly Grant situates in Dehradun district. Jolly Grant is located 50kms from Shivpuri. Taxis are easily available from Jolly Grant to Shivpuri.