Fast Facts About Rishikesh
Where is Rishikesh :
25 kms from Haridwar, Uttaranchal.
Triveni Ghat, Lakshman Jhula, Gita Bhawan, Swargashram, Nilkanth Mahadev, Ram Jhula etc.
Best Time To Visit Rishikesh :
April to October.
What To Do in Rishikesh :
Rafting, Temple Visit and Yoga
Rishikesh Weather :
The temperature here is quite moderate. Summers might be very hot but winters are just so cold.
About Rishikesh Tourism
Looking for some solitude or want to relax your senses, or even best try out some white water
rafting, then Rishikesh India is the best destination for you. Located in the serenity of
Uttaranchal, this city is a real treat fro those who want a break from their life routine.
Set on the banks of Holy Ganges river, there are many temples and ashrams in Rishikesh.
Set in Tehri Garhwal region, it also make a great destination for adventure lovers. The
spectacular view of the river Ganges gushing through the foothills of Himalayas,
surrounded by scenic beauty of the hills from three sides and the verdant forest
all-around, provide a wonderful sight to Rishikesh.
Rishikesh Travel - What To See In Rishikesh
Being a popular travel destination, there is so much to explore in here that you will surely be left awestruck. Lets have a look at it.
A bathing ghat, the Triveni Ghat is one of the most popular places
in Rishikesh. Every day, in the early morning and evening, thousands
of people take bath here and see the Maha Aarti performed on the Ghat.
Built in 1939, this suspended iron bridge is a major attraction for the tourists.
According to legends Ganges has descended to the earth at this place. It is
believed that Lakshman, the younger brother of Lord Rama crossed the river
Ganges using a hanging bridge made of jute.
A new hanging bridge, Ram Jhula is constructed between Shivananda
Ashram and Sawargashram. Ram Jhula has been constructed to avail cross
the Ganga at Shivananda for returning.
Located close to the Lakshman Jhula, Gita Bhawan is a newly constructed
building. Gita Bhawan displays mythological stories through fantastic
paintings and magnificent statues.
Situated 2 kms south of Lakshman Jhula,
Swargashram is an abode of hermits and saints. You can see a number
of Hindu temples here.
One of the most important temples of Rishikesh, Nilkanth Mahadev is situated
above Swaragashram, atop a 1,675 m high hill. You have to take a trek of around
12 km through the tranquil forest to reach Nilkanth Mahadeo.
Rishikesh India - Nearby Excursions
Situated at a distance of 15 km on the Rishikesh-Chamba road, Narendra Nagar
is a historical town. Apart from historical importance, this town also has
Located close to Narendra Nagar at an altitude of 7,000 ft, Kunjapuri is
covered with dense forests. Reach this place and get a wonderful view of the
lofty peaks and verdant valleys.
Valley of Flowers
16 km away from Govindghat, off the Rishikesh-Badrinath road, the Valley of
Flowers is known for housing a number of exotic floral and fauna species.
Just 20 kms from Rishikesh, Chila is a wonderful place to visit. Declared as a
sanctuary by the government, Chila is covered with lush dense forest and offers
a soothing tranquil environment.
Set on the foothills of Shivalik range, Haridwar is the gateway to Chardham
(four pilgrimages - Gangotri, Yamunotri, Kedarnath and Badrinath) in the
Uttarakhand region. Major attractions to see here are Har Ki Pauri, Mansa
Devi Temple, Chanda Devi Temple, Sapt Rishi and Daksh Mahadev Temple.
Nestled in the foothills of the Himalayas, Dehradun has always been an important
center for Garhwal region. Dehradun is home to a number of tourist attractions like
Tapkeshwar Temple, Sahastradhara, Dakpathar, Laxman Sidh, Asan Barrage etc.
Fondly referred to as the 'Queen of Hill Stations', Mussoorie is a must visit
destination from Rishikesh. A fascinating hill resort, Mussoorie provides a
spectacular view of the snow covered Himalayan ranges to the north-east and
the picturesque Doon Valley.
What To Do In Rishikesh
Beside exploring its famous travel attractions there is so much to do in here, that you will surely never get bore.
Raise Your Adrenalin Rush With Adventure Sports
You can enjoy variety of adventure sports in Rishikesh. Popular among all that you can
try here are Rock Climbing, White Water Rafting and Trekking. Shivpuri is an ideal
point from where you can raft down on the Ganges river.
Yoga and Meditation In Rishikesh
If you are interested in Yoga and Meditation, Rishikesh is the perfect place for you.
Rishikesh has a number of ashrams and yoga centers where you can take lessons on these two
ancient Indian disciplines to relax your senses. You may contact Swami Shivananda's Divine
Society Ashram, which is an authentic place. Other popular yoga and meditation centres
in Rishikesh are Ved Niketan, Yoga Study Centre, Maharshi Mahesh Yogi's Transcendental
Meditation Centre and Yoga Niketan - Rishikesh Himalayas.
Shopping In Rishikesh - A Good Time Pass
You can buy handicraft items made of shells, pearls and beads. In addition, you can buy
sarees, kurtas, sheets, rugs and several other items. All these items are available
in the Government Approved Handloom Shop, Khadi Bhandar and Garhwal Wool and Craft Shop.
How to Reach
By Air :
Jolly Grant Airport at Dehradun (42 km) is the
nearest airport from Rishikesh. Flights are available from Delhi to
Dehradun. From the airport, you have to take the road route to reach Rishikesh.
By Train :
Haridwar Railway Station (25 km) is the nearest
rail-head from Rishikesh. Haridwar is served by a number of trains from all
parts of the country.
By Bus :
Buses are the best mode of transport to reach Rishikesh.
DTC, UPSRTC, Rajasthan, Himachal Pradesh, Punjab and Haryana roadways and several
private bus services are available for Rishikesh. The distances of some of the
important places from Rishikesh are Haridwar (25 kms), Dehradun (42 kms),
Mussoorie (77 kms), Uttarakashi (154 kms), Kedarnath (228 kms) and Delhi (238 kms).