Gateway to Ganges

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Hindi, Sanskrit, Garhwali.

2 Days

The best time to visit Rishikesh for River Rafting is from late September - October to mid-November, and the best time to visit Rishikesh is from early March - April to the first week of May.

Dehradun Airport
27℃ to 35℃

Rishikesh Tourism

One of the most beautiful and spiritual places in the country, Rishikesh is situated in the foothills of Himalayan ranges in North India. Known to be the Gateway to Garhwal Himalayas, with mesmerizing views to the Himalayan ranges, Rishikesh is situated in the convergence of the holy Ganga and Chandrabhaga rivers. A journey to the Himalayas is one of the most refreshing and rejuvenating experiences and a visit to Rishikesh is sought out to be a soul seeking one. Famous for a number of ancient temples, many cultural activities, adventure sports and cafes, Rishikesh attracts a lot of tourist folks throughout the year.

Attractions

Lakshman Jhula

1.Lakshman Jhula

7 kilometres from city centre

Located 5 kilometres to the northeast to the town of Rishikesh, Lakshman Jhula is a famous hanging bridge across the river Ganga connecting the two...

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Adventure Activities in Rishikesh

2.Adventure Activities in Rishikesh

8 kilometres from city centre

Rishikesh is known as a hub of water sports and other adventurous activities. White Water Rafting Rishikesh is very popular for its rafting along...

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Sivananda Ashram

3.Sivananda Ashram

6 kilometres from city centre

Located in the holy city of Rishikesh, along the banks of holy Ganges, the Sivananda Ashram is one of the most beautiful, serene and divine places ...

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Gita Bhawan

4.Gita Bhawan

6 kilometres from city centre

Located in the foothills of Himalayas, on the banks of River Ganga in Swargashram, Geetha Bhawan is one of the most beautiful spiritual places to v...

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Neelkantha Mahadeva Temple

5.Neelkantha Mahadeva Temple

7 kilometres from city centre

Located at a distance of 30 kms from Rishikesh, at an altitude of 1330m, the Neelkanth Mahadev Temple is one of the most revered temples in Rishike...

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Other Ashrams in Rishikesh

6.Other Ashrams in Rishikesh

6 kilometres from city centre

The Beatles Ashram In February 1968 the Beatles travelled to the Indian town of Rishikesh to attend a session of Transcendental Meditation at the ...

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Triveni Ghat

7.Triveni Ghat

4 kilometres from city centre

Situated on the banks of the holy river Ganges, the Triveni Ghat is situated in the confluence of the three sacred rivers- Ganga, Yamuna and Sarasw...

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Bharat Mandir

8.Bharat Mandir

1275 kilometres from city centre

Located at the heart of the city, the Bharath Mandir is the most ancient and sacred temple in Rishikesh. The temple is said to be one of the most v...

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Kaudiyala

9.Kaudiyala

22 kilometres from city centre

Located 40 km away from Rishikesh, Kaudilya is a tiny village known as rafter’s paradise in India. The 70 km long Kaudilya stretch provides grade 3...

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Rishikesh holds a deep cultural and spiritual significance for Hindu. With ashrams and temples set amidst the majestic mountains along the sacred rivers, Rishikesh is every traveller’s paradise. Major places to visit in Rishikesh include the sacred Triveni Ghat, Bharat Mandir, Geetha Bhawan, Lakshmi Jhula and Neelkanth Mahadev temple. Apart from these, Rishikesh has a lot of spots for adventure activities.

How to reach

Rishikesh is easily accessible via rail and road.

How to Reach by Flight

Jolly Grant airport at Dehradun is the nearest airport to Rishikesh which is approximately 35 kilometres away.

How to Reach by Train

The nearest railhead to Rishikesh is in Haridwar which is approximately 25 kilometres away. Haridwar, in turn, is linked to major Indian cities such as Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Lucknow and Varanasi.

How to Reach by Bus

Rishikesh has a good network of buses connecting it with important places such as Haridwar, Dehradun and New Delhi. Buses depart in the morning and late evening from the Kashmere Gate ISBT, New Delhi for Rishikesh every day.

How to Reach by Road

Driving up to Rishikesh is worth considering, as it is connected to other cities via the National Highway 58, which is in a good condition for most of the year.

How to travel within

The best way to travel within Rishikesh is by foot as most of the major attractions are located in close proximity with each other. You can also hire cabs, jeeps or rickshaws to get around the place.

Local Cuisine:

Rishikesh offers a rich, wide variety of cuisines. it is particularly famous for delicious street foods.

  • Samosa: best when paired with a hot cup of tea or coffee. //Where to try: The Rajasthani restaurant near Triveni Ghat.
  • Sweets // Geeta Bhawan Swargashram.
  • Aloo puri // 60’s The Eat Story, Tapovan Sarai Badrinath Highway, Green Hills.
  • Chole Bhature // Chotiwala, Swargashram.
  • Dosa // Madras cafe, near Ram Jhula.
  • Pani Puri // pani puri vendors in Ram Jhula.
  • Coffee // Devraj Coffee corner, Laxman Jhula Bridge.
  • Masala Chai // The Prem Namaste Cafe, near the Laxman Jhula.

Rishikesh Itinerary

Day1: Arrive at Rishikesh from Dehradun. Post breakfast, head toward the Bungee Jumping site. if you are in for more of a laid-back and relaxed visit, you could head towards Laxman Jhula and the surrounding temples. if you have plans to visit the camping sites, you can leave for camps post lunch. Enjoy Kayaking and spent the night camping or head back to your hotel to spend the night.

Day2: After breakfast head towards Pramarth Niketan Ashram, Swami Dayanand Aashram or Omkarananda Ganga Sadan. Post lunch you can head out to visit  Triveni Ghat and Neelkanth Mahadev temple to witness the evening aarthi. After the evening refreshments, head back from Rishikesh.

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