January 23 2018
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Jungle Retreat Camp, Ghattughat Review – Rishikesh Travelogue

The Reviewcocktail team was recently invited to review Jungle Retreat Camp – Rishikesh. We traveled to Rishikesh and stayed at the retreat on April 19 and 20th.

Jungle Camp Retreat Rishikesh

Jungle Retreat Camp Quick review

Location: Ghattughat, Uttarakhand

Accomodation: 60-80 people

 FACILITIES 

Tent Accommodation: Double Layered Tents with Mosquito Net ; Huge Size
Tents to accommodate twin/triple/quad sharing as needed ; Ample space in Tents; Beds, mattress are neat and Clean.

Toilets & Washrooms:  Western & Indian toilets & washrooms (4), 2 bathrooms with privacy and cleanliness

Meals: The meals were the best part of staying at the camp. They promised delicious and hygienic food and they provided us with the same.

Adventure Activities: Body Surfing, Rafting, Cliff Jumping, Rock Climbing, Rappelling, Kayaking and Trekking.

(Rappelling and rock climbing will be available only if the setup is there so make your inquiries before leaving) 

Time to visit: Summer Weekends

Rates Per person:

1 Night/2Days – Rs. 2500

2 Night/3Days – Rs. 4999

3 Night/4Days – Rs. 6499

(Negotiable)

Pros

  • Delicious food
  • Hospitable staff
  • Awesome Adventure Activities
  • Serene location

Cons

Situated a little off the beaten track

Itenary

Jungle Camp Retreat Rishikesh

Situated in the middle  of a valley and beside a stream, Jungle Retreat Camp is the place to have a two day fun filled, adventurous yet relaxing trip. The camp is situated at half an hour’s drive from Rishikesh  in the serene area of Ghattughat, 9 km from the famous Neelkanth temple. It takes a five minute trek from the parking to reach the camp. We couldn’t stop admiring the picturesque view from the camp  and the melodious sound of the flowing stream in the vicinity.

Day 1

We arrived at the camp at around 4 in the evening and were greeted with their welcome drink – Nimbu Pani . After an hour’s rest we played cricked and badminton and  went to the stream to take a dip and had a great family time there, post which we had the evening snacks and drove to the Neelkanth temple to do the evening aarti there.

Jungle Camp Retreat Rishikesh

On returning we were served with dinner which was quite tasty and well served.

The tents were spic and span and though didn’t have a fan there was no problem as the weather at night is quite pleasant and chilly there.

The day culminated by a bonfire along with some foot-tapping Bollywood tracks.

Day 2

We woke up early in the morning and went for a trek with one of the helper cum instructor accompanying us.

Jungle Camp Retreat Rishikesh

On, returning we had a light breakfast and set off for rafting, which is a part of activities offered by the camp. We were driven to Shivpuri from where we began our 16 km rafting trip not before having fun on the river beach and taking some rafting lessons.

Our instructors on the raft again were quite friendly and encouraged each of us to stay calm and enjoy each moment.

Jungle Camp Retreat Rishikesh

On coming across 9 rapids and successfully conquering each of them we had a thrilling journey wherein we stopped to do Cliff Jumping – jumping from a 25 meter cliff, straight into the water below.

Jungle Camp Retreat Rishikesh

Jungle Camp Retreat Rishikesh

Body surfing includes getting into the river and enjoying the waves lying down in the river while the instructors drive the raft ahead.

Jungle Camp Retreat Rishikesh

The last leg our journey on the raft was something none of us had done before  swim for about 200 meters in the fast flowing river Ganga. Each of us completed the task and come out as much better swimmers post the swim.

Rafting was definitely the best part of our trip and should be something you should try. 

We returned to the camp and played in the stream, before hitting the bed.

The next day we checked out of the camp at 6 and left for Delhi. Altogether, the trip was enjoyable, thanks to the folks at Jungle Retreat Camp. The courteous and hospitable staff and owner made our  stay even more enjoyable and lively.

You can contact them on their Facebook Page for more info.

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