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Rishikesh - a place to find peace
Mind Blowing Destination
It's a must visit place with Family or Friends or with the backpackers group.
During your visit don't forget to experience the divine Ganga aarti at Parmarth ashram and at Ram Jhula and if you are adventure seekers than bungee jumping & rafting activities is waiting for you. Trust me it would be one hell of the experience.
During my visit, I had stayed in Aloha on the Ganges - Resort its is one of the best hotels I have ever stayed and for those who are running on a low budget can also opt for Divine Ganga Resort.
I am heading to Rishikesh
Rishikesh offers several tourist attractions right from religious locations to thrilling adventure sport activities. Religious places include Gita Bhawan, Nilkanth Mahadev, Triveni Ghat and Swarga Ashram. A walk on the Laxman Jhula is a major activity. Rishikesh embodies many popular yoga and meditation centres. There are private universities, which have short-term yoga courses that attract international tourists and visitors. Rishikesh is sometimes also referred to as the World Capital of Yoga, as it is a perfect place to learn and study yoga, meditation and other spiritual practices. Adventure sports and trekking also lure tourists to Rishikesh from all parts of the country.
White water rafting is the main adventure sport that is popular amongst water sports. River crossing is yet another challenging sport in which the individual is supposed to cross the river sliding on a single rope just above the heavy water currents of River Ganga. There are many Rishikesh holiday packages specifically targeted towards providing such services to tourists. Other surrounding districts are Tehri Garhwal and Pauri Garhwal, whose governing agencies have brought a ban on the use of plastic bags and selling of alcohol in the city, thus making it an alcohol free district. Another holy city, Haridwar is just 25 km away, which is also located on the Ganges. Food & Shopping in Rishikesh Food in Rishikesh is a vegetarian?s delight. Non-vegetarian is banned in the pilgrim town. However, it hasn?t affected Rishikesh tourism as the town boasts of cafes and restaurants that serve health food as well as traditional Indian delicacies like samosas, chaats among other street foods and meals.
As for shopping, apart from souvenirs and religious artifacts, Rishikesh does not have much to offer. Travelling to Rishikesh Rishikesh can be reached by air, rail and road. The nearest airport to the destination is Jolly Grant Airport, which is around 18 km away, in Dehradun. Delhi Airport is the nearest international airport. Taxis are available from both the airports to reach Rishikesh.
Rishikesh has its own railway station and is well connected to the rest of the country, especially to the northern part. Trains are available frequently from Delhi, Dehradun, Mumbai and other cities. By bus, the destination can be reached from nearby places like Haridwar, Dehradun, Pauri etc. Buses are run by the state as well as private operators. Located at the foothills of the Himalayas, Rishikesh has a pleasant climate throughout the year. Those interested in activities like whitewater rafting can visit from September to April. Accommodation options in Rishikesh: Pilgrims and adventure seekers alike have many hotel options in Rishikesh. This includes budget hotels, tents and camps popular among backpackers as well as guesthouses and lodges preferred by groups.