Best Time to Visit Rishikesh
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Best time to visit
Mar - May, Oct - Nov
3 - 4 Days
- Ideal For Family
Weather in Rishikesh
Tue, Sep 25 2018
22.02ºC | 14.29ºC
Rain in morning , afternoon and evening and clear in night
Wed, Sep 26 2018
26.07ºC | 14.52ºC
Clear from morning to night
Thu, Sep 27 2018
25.67ºC | 16.5ºC
Rain in morning and afternoon and clouds from evening to night
Fri, Sep 28 2018
24.67ºC | 16.89ºC
Rain in morning and afternoon and clear from evening to night
Sat, Sep 29 2018
25.75ºC | 16.47ºC
Clear in morning , evening and night and clouds in afternoon
Best Time To Visit Rishikesh
Plan your trip during best season to experience the best of this stunning destination
Rishikesh is a popular destination for those looking for some time away from the daily hustle bustle of life. People from the nearby areas, such as Delhi, love to come down here for the weekend to recharge themselves. Although it is an all-year-round destination, the best time to visit Rishikesh is from February to mid-May when the weather is very pleasant.
Rishikesh has earned a reputation for being one of the best camping and rafting destinations in the world. The best time to visit Rishikesh for river rafting is October-November and March through May. Between June and September rafting in Rishikesh is closed due to monsoon. Rafting season in Rishikesh resumes every year when river level comes back to normal after the monsoon season. Rishikesh weather in December is not ideal for rafting as the water level is too low. Make sure to follow instructions while rafting to avoid any kind of rafting accident in Rishikesh.
Climate in Rishikesh
Summer Season in Rishikesh
Summer is the best time to visit Rishikesh, both for those in pursuit of spiritual guidance and thrilling experiences. The snow on the mountains begin to melt, filling the rivers, and creating rapids and streams which are an attraction point for adventure lovers.
With temperatures ranging from 15°C to 40°C, summer is undoubtedly the best season to visit Rishikesh for tourists wishing to enjoy, explore and relax. The flora and the fauna during these months are in full bloom, making the town a gorgeous backdrop and this period as the best time to visit Rishikesh for honeymoon.
Be it the spiritual believers or adventure seekers, this is certainly the best time to go Rishikesh as one gets to have all kinds of experiences.
Monsoon Season in Rishikesh
The monsoon brings with it many festivals, which take place in the temples around Rishikesh. Festivals like Sawan make it the best time to go Rishikesh for those who visit with an aim of soaking in the colours and the flavours of the town.
Since the rivers begin to flood, adventure activities during this season close down leading to a decline in tourism. And so, the hotels and resorts drop their prices or offer varied discounts, which makes monsoon in Rishikesh definitely a must visit time for budget travelers.
Winter Season in Rishikesh
The dropping temperatures, which range between 20° C and 6° C make winters the best season to visit Rishikesh. The winters in Rishikesh are an ideal time to witness the natural beauty of the region, especially for rock climbers and trekkers. Those who have a brave heart can venture into the freezing waters to indulge in rafting on the rapids dotting the Ganges. Rafting in Rishikesh in December is not recommended as the water level recedes in the winter season.
The gorgeous beauty of the town also makes it as the best time to visit Rishikesh for honeymoon, and also with family.
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FAQ's of Rishikesh
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The town is virtually run by auto rickshaws and shared jeeps which are the local modes of transport in Rishikesh.
Delhi – Ghaziabad – Modinagar – Meerut – Muzaffarnagar – Roorkee – Haridwar – Rishikesh, this is undoubtedly the quickest and the best road route from Delhi to Rishikesh.
Rishikesh is one of the top tourist destinations in India. Thus, there are numerous ATMs at various places spread across the city to cater to the financial needs of both tourists as well as the residents.
The International Yoga Festival, Beatles Festival and Science Festival are some of the festivals in Rishikesh that are celebrated with great fervour and enthusiasm.
Since Rishikesh is located in the foothills of the Shivalik range, the weather generally remains pleasant throughout the year. Still, the ideal time to visit the place is February-March and August-October as May and June are quite hot.
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