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Rishikesh Tourism, Uttarakhand

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Tourism in Rishikesh

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Feb - May, Oct - Nov
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About Rishikesh Tourism

Our Rishikesh tourism guide unfurls every texture of the small town, which has secured itself within the Dehradun district of Uttarakhand. The city with religious helms is amongst the popular places for adventure seekers, and famous for the captivating snow-capped Shivalik Ranges and some of the most alluring tourist places in Rishikesh. The mesmerizing beauty of this place is further enhanced with an enchanting Rishikesh weather, picturesque surroundings, saintly waters of the Ganges which is also the major source of Haridwar tourism.

Rightly called as the ‘Abode of Gods’, Rishikesh is alive with teeming temples welcoming thousands to lakhs of tourists every year. Worshippers from all castes and creed, lodge into the ashrams and join hands in the temples here, each hiding numerous mythical stories behind its establishment. And that’s why most of the Rishikesh travel guides advise visitors to plan their stay accordingly, and also be able to visit some famous temples, including Nilkanth Mahadev Temple, Parmarth Niketan Temple, Bharat Mandir, and many more. Besides the Rishi Kund and Raghunath Temple, and Triveni Ghat, the multi-story Tera Manzil Temple is also worth visiting, which is most sought after for the magnificent view of the sunset from there.

Adventure in Rishikesh

Rishikesh tourism is all about the religious faith intermixed with eventful activities. One of the advises that this Rishikesh travel guide has for travelers is to walk over the ever popular hanging bridges of Lakshman Jhula and Ram Jhula. Besides these attractions, tourism in Rishikesh also highlights a visit to the mighty Neer Garh Waterfall, primarily known to have mystical healing properties.

The fiercely flowing water of the Ganges has given birth to the thrilling activities of camping and rafting in Rishikesh. Fortunately, Rishikesh tourism acknowledges separate flow-ways for amateurs hence, no one is going to miss the fun. However, the calm water at some places invites numerous kayakers from all over the world to take part in its various championships. Apart from rafting, the ‘adventure capital of India’ is also famous for its year-round pleasant weather, and other adventure activities in Rishikesh such as bungee jumping, waterfall trekking, rappelling, river crossing, and more.

Rishikesh tourism offers the best opportunity to accomplish one’s camping dream with the numerous camping sites available in the town. Owing to the majestic Shivalik Range, rappelling, rock climbing as well as trekking counts among the popular adventure sports here. If any visitor is not scared of heights, then he should definitely buckle up and indulge in adventure sports like bungee jumping, flying fox, cliff jumping, and giant swing. One can also roll off on the rugged mountains with activities like mountain biking and waterfall trekking, and return back with the most flabbergasting experience of all time.

Recommended Food Joints

This Rishikesh tourism guide also highlights some of the best restaurants one can dine at after indulging in the tiring events in the foothills of Shivalik. The posh list of the restaurants would roll far away, but some worth mentioning are ‘The Sitting Elephant’, ‘Free Spirit Café’, ‘Holy Water Dining’ and ‘Ira’s Kitchen and Tea Room’. These restaurants are known for their gorgeous décor along with scrumptious food. While, cafes like ‘Bistro Nirvana’, ‘Ramana’s Organic Café’, Chatsang Café’, and many more offer their visitors some antique picturesque views besides some in-town famous delicacies.

Yoga Capital of the World

There is no end when the discussion comes to. The place is also Known as the “Yoga Capital of the World”, Rishikesh is famous for its age old practices of yoga postures. With Rishikesh tourism, travelers are served not only with breathtaking views but also with its devotion to yoga. And amidst all the places in the country, Rishikesh has always taken pride as the “alcohol- free city of the country.”

There is no end when the discussion comes to Rishikesh tourism. The place is also known as the “Yoga Capital of the World”, for its age old practices of yoga postures. It is known to heal its guests not only with the breathtaking views, but also with its devotion to yoga. And amidst all the places in the country, Rishikesh has always taken pride as the “alcohol- free city of the country.”

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How to Reach Rishikesh

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By Air

For those wondering how to reach Rishikesh by air, Jolly Grant Airport in Dehradun is the nearest airport to Rishikesh. Situated at a mere distance of 21 kilometers from the town, this airport enjoys great connectivity from many major destinations, especially from Delhi. It only takes an hour by flight to reach here from Delhi. Once here, one can take a taxi from outside the airport to reach Rishikesh directly. And even though, there are no direct flights to Rishikesh, it is a good mode of transport as air travel still saves a lot of time.

By Train

For travelers who find train journeys convenient and fun, and wish to know how to reach Rishikesh by train, the foremost thing to know is that the nearest railway station, which is Rishikesh Railway Station, situated in Ganga Nagar. It also enjoys great connectivity from several major stations like Delhi, Mumbai, and Lucknow. Some of the major trains that travel on this route are Shatabdi Express, Jan Shatabdi Express, and Mussoorie Express. While a train journey might cost one more time, it is definitely cheaper and convenient.

By Road

Rishikesh is a place where anyone would love to travel by road. But, for those who aren’t aware of how to reach Rishikesh by Road, they would love the fact that there are a lot of private and normal buses that run on a daily basis from Delhi, Meerut, and many other cities. With a distance of some 240 kilometers from Delhi, one can reach Rishikesh in five to six hours. While self-driving is fun, taking a bus saves a lot of money.

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    Janvhi's 3 days trip to Rishikesh

    Everything was well organised Ms. Nisha was really very supportive and was always available whenever we had a query. Accommodation was too good .Really liked this trip.

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    Amit's 3 days trip to Rishikesh

    Cab driver was not good. Trip was totally opposite as we imagined.

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    Pratik's 7 days trip to Rishikesh

    Hotels that were provided were near to sight seeing points. For Joshimath hotel Grand Annex, phone did not work,every time we needed something we need to tell at the reception. Rishikesh- Trihari hotel,there was sound from washroom door which was asked to fix but was not fixed.Sachin international in haridwar, ambience was not good, they did not have butter. Driver was good but at instances we found that where car could have been taken he asked us to travel by local transport. Towards the end of the trip, he has kept his socks in the car drawer which were smelling very bad.

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    Prudhvi

    Hyderabad

    Prudhvi's 2 days trip to Rishikesh

    Firstly I would like to thank the one who helped me in booking this trip...Her name is shruthi. The agents are very professional here.. We booked our trip to Rishikesh.. Really we had a great time...We stayed in Amantra Camp such a nice place to stay and the people over there are very friendly and the food is good...Though it was raining they arranged bonfire for us... I strongly recommend travel triangle for everyone.. I also prefer this for my future trips...

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    New delhi

    Vinaysudra's 3 days trip to Rishikesh

    It was nice experience with Amazing Uttrakhand. I have booked service for Haridwar/Rishikesh visit. Overall nice service by travel agency. A special thanks to cab driver Kulvinder Singh for support and co-operate throughout the journey.

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    Ashburn

    Shinningsmruti's 7 days trip to Rishikesh

    In nainital the hotel is very good and services also.. there is honeymoon package nyc presentation and decoration... good services and behaves... in haridwar the hotel is a class and good facilities. In rishikesh hotel is is good but services is not satisfactory.. our cab driver is cooperative ,communicative.. good behave.. Our honeymoon room decoration,in nainital paragliding,in rishikesh river rafting

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    Chennai

    Praveen's 5 days trip to Rishikesh

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    Ravi's 4 days trip to Rishikesh

    My adventure trip to Rishikesh, Mussoorie & Dhanaulti is superb. Me and wife enjoyed the entire trip, mesmerizing natural sight seeing locations, snowfall, awesome activities like river rafting, bungee jumping, trekking, local shopping, water falls, camping.....etc., I would appreciate the efforts of the travel triangle and Sunrise Holidays in planning and coordinating the entire trip. Assigned driver, hotels pick up's and drop's etc., are well planned and travel agent responses are really cool. However I would like to make a note, if you are planning to Dhanaulti etc., please plan to carrying appropriate winter wear because the temperature is around -5 degrees during our stay.

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    Akash Kunikullaya

    Coimbatore

    Akash's 5 days trip to Rishikesh

    There was a misunderstanding between the cab driver and the agent. It was a huge problem in what was otherwise an exciting trip.

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    The town is virtually run by auto rickshaws and shared jeeps which are the local modes of transport in Rishikesh.

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