Rishikesh Tourism

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Ram Jhula

Ram Jhula  Video Review

Ram Jhula

19th Dec 17

Gita bhawan at Rishikesh

Gita bhawan at Rishikesh  Video Review

Gita Bhavan

27th Dec 17

Ram jhula at Rishikesh

Ram jhula at Rishikesh  Video Review

Ram Jhula

27th Dec 17

Beautiful looking place

Beautiful looking place  Video Review

Lakshman Jhula

27th Dec 17

Radha Krishna temple of Rishikesh famous temple

Radha Krishna temple of Rishikesh famous temple  Video Review

Shri Radha Krishna Mandir

20th Dec 17

Ram Jhula, Rishikesh

Ram Jhula,  Rishikesh  Video Review

Ram Jhula

19th Dec 17

Lakshman jhula from distance

Lakshman jhula from distance  Video Review

Lakshman Jhula

18th Dec 17

Lakshman Jhula

Lakshman Jhula  Video Review

Lakshman Jhula

17th Dec 17

Religious, neat and clean temple

Religious, neat and clean temple  Video Review

Gita Bhavan

Swakhar Pachal
7th Oct 17

Ram jhula

Ram jhula  Video Review

Ram Jhula

Jatin Kumawat
9th Jan 18

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Reasons to go to Rishikesh

1Cosmic 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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2An Adventure’s Extravaganza - Rishikesh
An Adventure’s Extravaganza - Rishikesh

No questions asked. Rishikesh is the best place for river rafting in India. Strong rapids and shallow waters, the place is a hub for river rafters. HolidayIQ Traveller Neel Kamal shares, “Rishikesh and Haridwar seemed to me like twin cities of adventure and pilgrimage. It's the perfect package for people with adventure on their minds and spirituality in their souls. I went on an adventurous trip to Haridwar and Rishikesh this year. I really had a lot of fun with my friends. My trip went on starting with the holy bath on the banks of Ganges at Haridwar, visiting the holy temples at the ghats, travelling to Rishikesh for an exciting and adventurous white water river rafting on the chilling Ganges waters which is surely gonna gush the blood through your veins. Then the trekking on the hills for the beautiful view of waterfall, camping at the banks of the Bhima river, rock climbing, team games and the DJ night at the camp, stunning view of the beautiful Ram Jhula and Laxman Jhula and ended with the evening Aarathi at the ghat. Don't miss India's only bungee jumping facility at Rishikesh. You have to book the slots well in advance for this or else you wont get the chance. Must visit places for adventure freaks. It will surely recharge you with enough energy until your next trip.”


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3A rafting adventure in Rishikesh
A rafting adventure in Rishikesh

HolidayIQ reviewer Kanishka says, "The adventure capital for all young enthusiast starting from river rafting to trekking. Rock climbing to bungee jumping, kayaking to repelling. All famous activities are available in Rishikesh."

HolidayIQ Traveller Parth Sabarwal shares, Rishikesh is the place where saints gathered many years ago for Tapasya of god and demand for the Ganges, this place is good for peace for body and soul."


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4Meditation In Rishikesh
Meditation In Rishikesh

HolidayIQ Traveller Meenakshi Vijay from Delhi shares. “Rishikesh is one of the holiest places for Hindus, which has attracted Indians and foreigners alike including the Beatles, Maharishi Mahesh Yogi and Kate Winslet owing to its potpourri of spiritual mysticism, yoga and adventure. Nestled in the foothills of the Himalayas, this town and the adjoining areas along the Ganges namely Muni ki reti, the Ashrams on the east bank, Shivananda Nagar and the temple sections along the Laxman Jhula comprise what is known as Rishikesh. This town is famous for its Ashrams, temples, yoga lessons and not to mention the exciting white water rafting on the Ganges.”


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5Warning! Rafting gets addictive in Rishikesh
Warning! Rafting gets addictive in Rishikesh

HolidayIQ reviewer Shubham Verma says, "Went early morning for rafting from Shivpuri to Rishikesh, sailing in mighty waves of Ganges." The water is graded, grade 1 being easy with small waves to grade 5 where the rides are extremely trying.

HolidayIQ reviewer Chetna Mathur shares, "The experience simply blows your mind. But before you go for the camp and rafting, do book your guest house. Reason being, after a solid 4 hours of being in the water all you want to do is change into dry clothes."


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Reviews (316)

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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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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