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Places to Visit in Rishikesh

Situated in Uttarakhand, Rishikesh is a popular hill station and a pilgrimage destination. The city is located in the foothills of the Himalayas along the banks of River Ganga, and is widely famous for yoga and meditation practices. Lined with temples and ashrams, there are some very beautiful places to visit in Rishikesh.

Perhaps one of the best places to visit in Rishikesh is Triveni Ghat. Every evening, pilgrims from all around the country flock together to witness the Ganga Aarti ceremony here, which is a ceremonial tribute to the holy river. For four hours, the ceremony goes on and is accompanied with a song, dance, worship, ceremonial chanting, and a cleansing dip in the river. There is no doubt that it is one of the most famous places in Rishikesh. Mostly all tourist places in Rishikesh are ceremonial or holy places, and are full of color and noise.

Other tourist places in Rishikesh include the Neelkanth Mahadev Temple, which is a Shiva Temple, situated roughly two and a half kilometers from Laxman Jhula. A narrow road leads through dense forests to this Rishikesh tourist place, where the entire location is so picturesque that you wouldn’t want to blink your eyes at all.Travelers looking for waterfall in Rishikesh should visit the Neer Garh Waterfall which is just 11 kilometers away from the city centre. One can enjoy a bath at the base of the fall under the freely falling water.

A few other places to visit in Rishikesh in one day include the famous  Tera Manzil Temple. This temple, located near Laxman Jhula is one of the most famous places in Rishikesh. On all of its thirteen floors, this huge temple houses almost all the Hindu gods and goddesses, with small bells dedicated to each statuette.

There are also a number of alluring hill stations around Rishikesh that enhance the beauty of the city. Some of the most popular hill stations around Rishikesh are Mussoorie, Kanatal, Lansdowne, Auli, Nainital, and Sattal. Infact Rishikesh serves as a base to such enthralling hill stations.

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Shivpuri in Rishikesh

There is a region named Shivpuri near Rishikesh. Overseen by the majestic Himalayas and surrounded by the lush green vegetation, Shivpuri is a beautiful place to be. Because of its rugged and uneven geography, the Ganges and its tributaries exhibit some of the most herculean rapids, providing a perfect setting to try river ...

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Triveni Ghat in Rishikesh

Triveni Ghat is located in Mayakund, Rishikesh Uttarakhand. This ghat is on the banks of Holy River Ganga. This ghat is used for baths by pilgrims. You will find idols of Lord Vishnu and Krishna here. Triveni Ghat in Rishikesh is the meeting point of three holy rivers Ganga, Yamuna, and Saraswati. It is the most honored hol...

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  • Ganga Aarti at Triveni Ghat.
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Lakshman Jhula in Rishikesh

The Lakshman Jhula Rishikesh is one of the main tourist attractions in the city of Rishikesh. This is basically a suspension bridge which connects the two villages which go by the names of Tapovan and Jonk. The first being in the Tehri Garhwal district and the latter in Pauri Garhwal district. Because the bridge is located ...

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Parmarth Niketan in Rishikesh

Parmarth Niketan in Rishikesh is ideally located on the banks of Ganga and so close is the holy river to the Ashram that it seems to permeate your being with its holiness, be it your room or the private ghat at the Ashram. There are many rooms in the Ashram that gives you a soothing view of Ganga from your window. When you ...

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      Food was very good and hospitality by owner was very nice. Driver was so professional and good in behaviour. Owner of resort and driver was so nice throughout the trip. Abhilash and Avinash both were so helpful. Always been there for help. Had a great fun on this trip. We enjoyed a lot ..thanku so much for making it memorable.
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      Nitish Raawat

      Gurgaon, 20 days ago

    • Trip to Rishikesh

      Hotel at Rishikesh was fine. However, pool timings were odd. Service was good. Staff helpful. But the hotel at Kanatal was not that comfortable. No room heater. Night was very cold. Massage table wasn't comfortable. Manager rude; didn't want to listen suggestions even though he asked for them... Visits to Neer Guddu and Kempti Falls and of course, nice and helpful driver and good car...
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      Mgnagpal

      Delhi, a month ago

    • Trip to Rishikesh

      We have taken only cab from traibal trip . The driver #Sonni is very good in act and very proffessional. The language issue only we faced, BcOz we are not good in hindi and the cab driver not good in English otherwise it's a pleasent experience. A day at Rishikesh and Dehradun was the most memorable.
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      Arun Siva

      Chennai, a month ago

    • Trip to Char Dham

      My char dham trip was booked by KrishnaHolidays which included taxi, stays and food(breakfast and dinner only). - 3/6 hotels were very bad.(water issue in first hotel Chauhan Himdarshan in Barkot, electricity issue and worst room services in second hotel Narayana in Uttarkashi Maneri, again worst room services and unhygienic food worse than street food in third hotel Ashoka palace in Sitapur, following hotels were good in Badrinath, ok in shrinagar and best in rishikesh). - 12 seater tempo Traveller was good but driver Rambrij's behavior at times was very aggressive which couldn't develop a good relation with him in a 11 days long trip. - The agency support staff was responding when required which was good enough but they somewhere failed miserably to check the initial hotels which made 50% of our experience bad. Thanks to the beauty of Uttrakhand which made the other 50% a good experience.
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      Tushar Gautam

      Kota, 3 months ago

    • Trip to Rishikesh

      First thing first no Itinerary details of the trip was given to the driver. He has no idea where we are going. The Resort at the Mussoorie was Excellent, Peaceful & Beautiful. To my surprise my hotel at the Dehradun was not booked.I had to change 3 hotels at Dehradun that was painful & disgusting. I had booked a 3 star hotels but the condition of the hotel at Dehradun to which I was shifted was 3rd class & later I was shiffted to a business hotel that was not at par . The cab was good. The resort & weather at the Mussoorie was very good. The location of the hotel at Rishikesh was hard to get but it was worth it
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      Raghav Saharan

      Dehradun, 4 months ago

    • Trip to Himachal

      Suggestions for other travelers. Don't waste your money for adventure activities at Kufri. And don't waste money for rafting in Kullu if you have rafted at Rishikesh, Rishikesh rafting is more and more better than Kullu rafting. Must go at Jakhoo temple in Shimla. jakhoo temple in Shimla. And Rohtang paas
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      Kundan Singh

      Faridabad, 4 months ago

    • Trip to Char Dham

      Your travel arrangement was very good . Cab reported on time. driver was good. Hotels were very good except Hotel Great Ganga at Haridwar which was very dirty. Alternate hotel Yamunotri Retreat at Rishikesh on return journey was very good. D travel Edge response to all call and message was excellent. I shall certainly recommend your company for Char dham yatra in future.
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      NB Banik

      New delhi, 4 months ago

    • Trip to Rishikesh

      We had booked our trip to Uttarakhand in March through Travel Traingle and we got the best value quote from Trip Birbal. Deepak ji from Trip Birbal assisted me through out the trip and has been absolute help during the trip. We were a group of 2 families (4 adults and 2 kids) and a Toyota Innova was arranged for trip from Delhi. The driver was on time or rather before time to receive us and a wonderful person. He gave us pointers to good dhabas and restaurant on the way. Since we were getting late while reaching Rishikesh, he suggested us to take a mini halt in Haridwar and we got to see Ganga Arti at Har Ki Paidi. We stayed in Hotel Shivay (OYO) near Lakshman Jhoola. The room was ok. We had to start next day for Joshimath and we requested for an early breakfast which could not be accommodated. We got the breakfast at 8:15 AM but the breakfast was too good. Everything was fresh and they even packed a sandwich for my daughter for id way. Our journey to Joshimath started at around 9:00 AM and we took a few halts including the one at Dev Prayag where we filled a bottle for Ganga Jal. It was raining heavily and the roads are under construction so we took a little longer than expected to reach Joshimath. We called Himalayan Abode in advance and they were at the gate to receive us despite heavy rains. The food was homely with Fulkas and Dal. Very good food. When we got up in the morning, the view from rooms were superb with snow clad mountain peaks and Alaknanda river flowing by the side. Breakfast were delicios Parathas and Poha. We liked the home stay very much and the hospitality of the staff. The driver took us to few places in Joshimath including Dev Prayag, Joshimath Temple and Cable Car. We decided against taking the cable car and our expert driver took us to Blue Poppy resort. The service from Blue Poppy resort was lacking in quite a few aspects. Despite we letting them know in advance, our luggage was not picked from the cab for almost 2 hours. The rooms we were supposed to stay were not proper with bathrooms having leaked water. It took the staff couple of hours to fix that. The views from the resort was awesome and if I had to give ratings to the resort that would be only for these spectacular views and accessibility of the resort by the road. The staff was hardworking, very polite but may be they had reduced staff for some reason. They did try to take care of our demands with the means available to them. However, I do believe there was some area for improvement. They also need to clean up the cafeteria which though had very beautiful views outside, was filled with lots of flies inside the cafeteria. The food was OK and they could always do with few more food categories given it was a resort. The resort also has Hanuman temple nearby and you get to hear good Bhajans and Aarti during morning and evening. We came back to stay at Hotel Shivaya and we were given better rooms this time. The rooms on 2nd floor are better than the rooms on 1st floor. We ordered the dinner and were served with amazing food. We were told that our driver had a medical emergency and he needs to rush home so we would get a different cab to drop us to Delhi. We stayed in hotel Urmi in Haridwar and the hotel was good although about 3 Kms from Har Ki Paidi on the highway to Rishikesh. Food and Service was awesome. Rooms were awesome. Again Thank You Very Much Travel Traingle and Trip Birbal for arranging an unforgettable trip. Highly recommend!!
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      Digant Singh

      Pune, 4 months ago

    • Trip to Rishikesh

      Firstly, the advisor for Travel Triangle has not responded back to us in all the 8 days trip even on Phone or whats app. Even called customer care to raise a complaint, but even till today no one from Travel Triangle called till now. Not sure why an advisor is being assigned , when he is not going to respond any way. And issues faced during Trip There was a huge coordination gap starting from the cab on day previous to trip. First one cab is provided and that guy starts calling often to me asking to pay him though the entire amount is already paid to the Travel Triangle. And another cab details were sent in the evening before the trip started. In Rishikesh and Nainital hotels, the hotel team have not allowed us to check out as Amazing uttarkhand has not cleared their amounts and looks like reputation of this is not so good and they insist us to stay there until amount credited into their account as they may not get their money once we check out. In rishikesh, we almost waited for 1 hr coordinating with Travel agent, hotel. In Haridwar, the hotel is changed last minute, just before 1 hr of our arrival in Haridwar and Hotel provided was not so good. And staff behavior there is very pathetic. Not sure how the Hotel can be changed at last minute. Voucher provided is different and Hotel is different. Not sure what I really gained by going through Travel Triangle, who are proactive only till I paid the entire amount, and no one responded back later. My earlier trips with Travel Triangle were very good and hence I opted this, But mostly this would be my last trip with Travel Triangle. Not sure why the service of Travel Triangle has gone down drastically.
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      Sirisha Padmala

      Delhi, 5 months ago

    • Trip to Rishikesh

      I have travelled uttarakhand from 18-27 april 2019, covered nainital(2ngts), kausani(1nght), ranikhet(enroute), auli(2nghts), rishikesh(2nghts), mussoorie(2nghts), haridwar(enroute)....pick up n drop from delhi with my wife(27yrs) and daughter(17months) by private cab(dzire). Car: Swift Dzire Cleaniness: 5/5 Condition: 5/5 Driver: 5/5 Car is well maintained, music, usb charger...all working....driver is also excellent. Hotels: The Moon, Nainital: Rooms: 3/5, spacious and well maintained but offers no views. Service: 5/5 Location:4/5, away from mall road Food: 5/5 they are very prompt in service, room service is excellent. The Nature's Valley Resort, Kausani: Room: 5/5 Service: 5/5 Location: 5/5 Food: 4/5 property is bit old but well maintained and views from rooms are awesome... Auli D Resort, Joshimath Room: 2/5, no space at all Service: 3/5, no response of calls at reception Location: 3/5, very far from ropeway to auli Food: 4/5 staff is friendly, views from room is excellent The Shivaay, Rishikesh Room: 5/5 Service: 5/5 Location: 5/5 Food: 5/5 its excellent hotel, very near to laxman jhula....food is awesome...so is staff....recommended for family stay at rishikesh The Mountain Quail, Mussoorie Room: 5/5 Service: 5/5 Location: 4/5 Food: 5/5 Views from room are awesome....room is spacious and maintained... Wifi in all hotels are very poor....not working Finally, my agent Mr. Deepak is excellent, arranges everything properly....and ensures our trip with full comfort and flexibility...also arrange enroute haridwar visit on our request without any additional cost. Response our every call and arrange whatever we requested....all sites of iterniery covered...well planned trip..... A big recommend for every1 visiting Uttarakhand. Pics clicked at company garden mussoorie is the highlight of the trip
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      Vishal Singh Meena

      Delhi, 5 months ago

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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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