Rishikesh is located at an elevation of 372 m (1,220 ft) along the banks of the river Ganga. It is open all year round. Furthermore, its connectivity with other Indian cities makes it easier to travel.
Rishikesh is known as the ‘Gateway to the Garhwal Himalayas’. Furthermore, it is also known as the ‘Yoga Capital of the World’. Being a pilgrimage town, it is considered one of the holiest places to Hindus.
Places to Visit
Lakshman Jhula, Ram Jhula, Muni-ki-Reti are must visit places in Rishikesh. In addition, there are numerous temples in Rishikesh. The evening aartis in Triveni Ghat and Parmarth Niketan are most noteworthy in Rishikesh.
Things to Do
Rishikesh is a hotspot for Adventure Sports. The most noteworthy among the adventure activities offered in Rishikesh is River Rafting. In addition, Rishikesh is also a center for Bungee Jumping, Zip Lining, Kayaking, Jungle Camping, Hiking, etc.
Rishikesh offers Yoga, Ayurvedic treatment and Meditation apart from adventure sports.
Places to Stay and Eat
There are various stay options in Rishikesh which includes Ashrams and Dharamshalas. In addition, there are Low Budget, Mid Range to Luxury Hotels in Rishikesh. There are a number of Eateries and Dhabas which serve good and affordable food. Furthermore, there are many Cafes in Rishikesh which serve Indian and Global cuisines. Please note that non-vegetarian food and alcohol are not available in the city.
How to Reach
Rishikesh is connected with all the major cities of India via the road network. Haridwar city is located around 25 kms away from Rishikesh. Delhi is about 240 kms away from Rishikesh while the Jolly Grant airport is located around 25 kms away.
Best Times to Visit
Rishikesh can be visited all year round. May – June is very crowded due to the Char Dham season and also very hot. January – February are cold. March – April and September – November are very pleasant and less crowded.
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