Rishikesh Tourism

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Ram Jhula

Ram Jhula  Video Review
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Ram Jhula

Ashish
19th Dec 17

Gita bhawan at Rishikesh

Gita bhawan at Rishikesh  Video Review
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Gita Bhavan

Azad
27th Dec 17

Ram jhula at Rishikesh

Ram jhula at Rishikesh  Video Review
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Ram Jhula

Azad
27th Dec 17

Beautiful looking place

Beautiful looking place  Video Review
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Lakshman Jhula

Azad
27th Dec 17

Radha Krishna temple of Rishikesh famous temple

Radha Krishna temple of Rishikesh famous temple  Video Review
02:03

Shri Radha Krishna Mandir

Aman
20th Dec 17

Ram Jhula, Rishikesh

Ram Jhula,  Rishikesh  Video Review
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Ram Jhula

Premlatarawat
19th Dec 17

Lakshman jhula from distance

Lakshman jhula from distance  Video Review
00:25

Lakshman Jhula

Premlatarawat
18th Dec 17

Lakshman Jhula

Lakshman Jhula  Video Review
00:28

Lakshman Jhula

Ashish
17th Dec 17

Religious, neat and clean temple

Religious, neat and clean temple  Video Review
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Gita Bhavan

Swakhar Pachal
7th Oct 17

Ram jhula

Ram jhula  Video Review
00:26

Ram Jhula

Jatin Kumawat
9th Jan 18

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Abhinav Singh

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Reasons to go to Rishikesh

1So popular that the Beatles visited here in the '60s
So popular that the Beatles visited here in the '60s

Ganga | Temple | Religious | Peaceful
HolidayIQ Reviewer Hemant Shekhar Rathore says, “Awesome experience at one of the top religious places in India Most people visits Haridwar to take a dip in holy Ganga river, particularly in Har Ki Pauri area. The dip in itself has a calming influence on you. In the evening there is Ganga Aarti by various priests, which in itself is a different experience. The mantra chanting, the reflection of Aarti in Ganga, and the crowd provide you an experience of a lifetime. People also go to Haridwar for visiting Mansa Devi and Chandi Devi temple. Both are situated at the hilltop and one can go there by walking the hilly terrain or by ropeway facility. ”  


HolidayIQ Reviewer Subodh Bisht adds, “A lovely experience Beatles Ashram named because the world famous Beatles Band stayed here in 1968 and wrote many songs here. They also composed and sung the "The Rishikesh song".” 

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2A potpourri of spiritual mysticism
A potpourri of spiritual mysticism

Ganga | Temple | Peace | Peaceful

HolidayIQ Reviewer Meenakshi Vijay shares, “Spirituality and Sensuality! Rishikesh is one of the holiest places for the Hindus which has attracted Indians and foreigners alike...owing to its potpourri of spiritual mysticism, yoga and adventure. ”

HolidayIQ Reviewer Nanki Chabba adds, “The place totally lives up to its hype. The place is a breathing ground for nature lovers, yoga fanatics and is a haven for backpackers. Right from the food to the atmosphere the place simply rocks. ”

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3Bunjee jumping in Rishikesh
Bunjee jumping in Rishikesh

Any list of high-energy adventure sports is incomplete without a mention of bunjee jumping. Jump off a high platform from a height of 50-120 meters secured by a harness and an elastic cord. “Bungee jumping, trekking and camping near Ganga are really amazing things to do in Rishikesh,” says HolidayIQ reviewer, Vijay.

Famous for river rafting, flying fox, swing jump, trekking and other adventure sports, Rishikesh is turning into India’s adventure capital. Sachin, a HolidayIQ reviewer suggests, "Rishikesh has emerged as the most favourite destination for the adventure enthusiasts specially for the white water rafting, bungee jumping and kayaking. So the people who are adventure lovers and wants to beat the summer heat of their respective cities should plan to head to Rishikesh

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4Go White Water River Rafting Or Bungee Jumping In Rishikesh
Go White Water River Rafting Or Bungee Jumping In Rishikesh

HolidayIQ traveller Saurabh Acharya shares, “We planned for Rishikesh for 3 days stay with focus that we will do all adventure activities for which we were planning to go since last 2 years. We found that bungee jumping is done only at Rishikesh in India by jumping heights.”

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5Cosmic Zoo – Rishikesh
Cosmic Zoo – Rishikesh

With Rishikesh as its backdrop this is a unique festival with a hippie community feel to it. A blend of the best of psy trance, community, culture and spirituality. This festival is organized usually in mid-June. 

Rajan:  It is the gateway to the various spell-bound and beautiful nature trails of Himalayas. It is an ideal place of visit for pilgrims as well as nature lovers.

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Reviews (392)

Sachin Tehlan

Sachin Tehlan5.0/5

1 review

Rishikesh- adventurous and best view of Ganga maiya

Must try camping of shivpuri and rafting. Best time April's and nov-jan. Eat from Rajasthani bhojnalya, honey hut, chotiwala restaurant. OYO hotels are excellent in tapovan. Places must visit- ram jhula, laxman jhula, ghatu ghaat camping, Tirupati ghat pooja

Tushar Patoliya

Tushar Patoliya5.0/5

98 reviews

Rishikesh adventure

We three friends came all the way from Ahmedabad to Rishikesh by car to do adventure activities only, our trip includes Water rafting, bungee jumping and flying fox. Bungee jumping was too scary from the edge of the cantilever, we did from Jumping heights, for water rafting we booked through white world expedition, we read reviews before booking and it was completely satisfactory, we booked for 32 kms which is longest raft from booking to end of the trip everything were perfect. Mr. Bhim may Be the owner of white world expedition is very polite and cooperative guy. Coach, safety guards, food, everything was perfect.

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Recommended Duration in Rishikesh

Number of days to spend in Rishikesh as recommended by our travellers.

1 day

2.9%

2 days

41.2%

3 days

23.5%

4 days

11.8%

5+ days

20.6%

Rishikesh Overview

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.

Photos of Rishikesh

Triveni Ghat, Rishikesh

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Abhinav Singh

Triveni Ghat, Rishikesh
Rishikesh, Uttarakhand

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Jerry David

Rishikesh, Uttarakhand
Rishikesh, Uttarakhand

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Tusshar Pandey

Rishikesh, Uttarakhand

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