Active Holidays

The Great Indian Trail - Rishikesh

The award winning eco conscious Atali Ganga welcomes you to the adventurous 6 days running holiday nourished with river rafting, wall climbing, abseiling, hiking, mountain biking, kayaking and much more. Welcome to the action-packed week of trail running in the living in the valley of India’s holiest town.


Set along the banks of the holy River Ganges in the Himalayan foothills, Rishikesh is a seat of spirituality tucked into the fold of nature. The spectacular Ganga aarti sets the tone every evening, while ashrams and yoga centres draw devotees and practitioners from around the world. In the forested valley of the Upper Ganges, Atali Ganga is an eco-conscious property that capitalizes on its setting in the great outdoors. Pristine mountain views and access to a white-sand river beach far from the crowds make it the perfect setting for an active holiday. Join us for an action-packed week of trail running along Himalayan forests and riverside, interspersed with whitewater rafting and yoga, kayaking and climbing.

Day Wise Itinerary

Day 1

Arrival & Orientation

Arrive at Dehradun airport and transfer to Atali Ganga. Relax in your charming hillside cottage until a pre-dinner welcome and orientation by your host. Get a good night’s sleep - the adventure begins tomorrow!

Day 2

Trail Running & Kayaking

Start at 5.30am for the retreat’s first trail led by your running host. The 8km stretch from Malakunthi to Sirasu follows a beautiful forested route with continuous river views. You’ll be back at the resort in time for breakfast, where your running coach will share tips in a one-hour coaching session. After a relaxed afternoon, head to the river for some kayaking or a lovely swim.

Day 3

Hike, Bike & Paddle

At 7.30am, you’ll go to Mahadev Chatti by vehicle, where you’ll start your day of active adventure. A 10km hike followed by a 18km biking trail will take you along an ancient pilgrimage route, through forests and past river valleys, until you arrive at a stunning river confluence. An adrenaline-pumping whitewater rafting adventure takes you along a 20km stretch of water. Enjoy an evening at the resort at leisure.

Day 4

Running & Rishikesh

Start your day with a challenging riverside run with a steep forest ascent. The trail winds past mountain villages and offers birdwatching opportunities. After breakfast and some free time, explore the buzzing town of Rishikesh - the Beatles Ashram, the Lakshman Jhula, and the wonderful evening Ganga aarti.

Day 5

Running & Rope Skills

Today’s morning run affords stunning views of Himalayan peaks from Kota Gaon, situated on a high mountain bowl. After breakfast and your coaching session, try a specially designed, 13-element, high rope course to test and improve your balancing skills.

Day 6

Beach Yoga & Departure

On your last morning, wind down with a yoga session in a serene riverside setting. Enjoy a hearty session before departing for Dehradun airport.

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Atali Ganga


6 Days


Rishikesh, Uttarakhand

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Experiences during your stay

Ganga aarthi

Watch the Spiritual Ganga Aarti by the River

As the sun sets on Rishikesh, hundreds of devotees congregate by the River Ganges for the spectacular aarti rituals. Thousands of oil lamps are offered to the river, and the chanting of monks fills the air in a deeply spiritual experience.

river rafting at the absolute journey

White-water Rafting on the Ganges

Rishikesh is among the best places in India for some thrilling white-water rafting, with rapids from grade 1 to 5, suited to both beginners as well as advanced navigators. A rafting experience in the lap of the Himalayas is an unmissable ride with stunning views all along the way.

Running at Forest

Run through Himalayan Landscapes

Hit the ground for some truly immersive experiences and stunning views as you experience Rishikesh like never before. Running trails here wind through forested slopes and river basins, deep valleys and quiet mountain villages.

mountain cycling

Dirt Trail Mountain Biking

Navigate the Himalaya on a mountain bike, riding through dirt trails and bumpy forest tracks. With stunning views of soaring peaks and shimmering river, this mountain biking adventure is the ride of a lifetime.


Atali Ganga Bird's-eye view


Atali Ganga Pool


Atali Ganga Rooms


Atali Ganga Night View


Atali Ganga Cottages


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