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Rishikesh Traveller Guide

How to reach
By Air: Nearest airport: Jolly Grant Airport(35 km from Rishikesh). Regular domestic flights at the airport are available.
By Rail: Nearest railway station: Rishikesh railway station. The town connects to popular destinations like Delhi, Dehradun, Mumbai, Kotdwar etc. Haridwar (25 kms) is another major rail head which connects to Rishikesh.
By Road: Rishikesh has decent road connectivity with cities such as Delhi (229 Kilometres), Dehradun (45 Kilometres), Mussoorie (72 Kilometres), Haridwar (19 Kilometres), and Mathura (378 Kilometres).
What to do?

Take a Dip in Ganga river
White Water Rafting
Camping
Rappelling
Rock climbing
White Water Rafting
Camping
Rappelling
Rock climbing

What to see?

Triveni Ghat - This is a bathing ghat.
Daily in the morning and evening there are thousands who take bath here and enjoy the Maha Aarti being performed.
It is very soothing to sit on the banks of the river and enjoy the cool breeze from the river.
Bharat Mandir
Lakshman Jhula
Gita Bhavan - Place of Guru Shri Ram Sukh Daasji, (the great thinker of his time) Popular among the Hindu Brahmin Community.
Twice a year people gather at this ashram to read the Ramayana together.
Swarg Ashram - Shri 108 Baba kali Kamli Wale Swami Atam Prakash Ji.
Swargashram ( Heavenly Abode) as the name connotes is a beautiful place situated in picturesque surroundings at the foot of Himalayas on the left bank of the Ganges between Rishikesh and Laxmanjhula.
It is the spiritual ground zero of Rishikesh, filled with a concentration of ashrams and temples.
The areas is known for its healthy and satwik living environment.
It is this spot where from ages of yore the famous Yogis and Rishis have been doing the Tapasya.
Numerous mention of this spot occurs in the holy scripture Puranas.
Bharat Mandir
Lakshman Jhula
Gita Bhavan - Place of Guru Shri Ram Sukh Daasji, (the great thinker of his time) Popular among the Hindu Brahmin Community.
Twice a year people gather at this ashram to read the Ramayana together.
Swarg Ashram - Shri 108 Baba kali Kamli Wale Swami Atam Prakash Ji.
Swargashram ( Heavenly Abode) as the name connotes is a beautiful place situated in picturesque surroundings at the foot of Himalayas on the left bank of the Ganges between Rishikesh and Laxmanjhula.
It is the spiritual ground zero of Rishikesh, filled with a concentration of ashrams and temples.
The areas is known for its healthy and satwik living environment.
It is this spot where from ages of yore the famous Yogis and Rishis have been doing the Tapasya.
Numerous mention of this spot occurs in the holy scripture Puranas.

Best time to visit

April, May, June, September, October

Famous For

Temple and religious places

Camping
Yoga - Rishikesh is yoga capital of the world

Camping
Yoga - Rishikesh is yoga capital of the world

Tips

Do trekking in groups.

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Rishikesh Reviews

Wild Waters of Adrenaline
May 26, 2008 01:23 PM Read
People visiting Rishikesh can be classified into two types - those who have come with the innate desire to feel the cold waters of the Ganga purify you while zapping down the river on your raft and experience the elements while white water rafting and those who don't have this streak of...Read More

Rishikesh: an adrenaline fuelled extravaganza !!!
Apr 23, 2008 09:46 AM Read
Rishikesh - a complete package in itself. It offers something to suit everyone's tastes. From adventure sports to temples galore, yoga indulgence to tranquility and peace, wildlife escapades to nature trails. When we had set off for Rishikesh in a group of 6, for a weekend getaway, our intent...Read More

Rishikesh: An Adventure Destination
Jun 12, 2007 03:41 PM Read
Rishikesh, when you hear the name of this place what comes in your mind. Mighty Ganges, Ram Jhula, Laxman Jhula and string of temples? Did you say, adventure, fun in lap of our very own mother nature? Yes that’s the new Rishikesh for all of us. Arrival of adventure sports has just changed the...Read More

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A Wonderful Week in Rishikesh
Feb 23, 2007 10:03 PM Read
If you don’t have time to go to far off places in Uttrakhand, you can still have good time at Rishikesh for all the experiences and can be sure to have good vacations. Rishikesh is easy to approach, provides closeness to nature, mountains view and trekking experiences. If one is not looking f...Read More

Mystical Land for Pilgrimage - Rishikesh
Jun 15, 2006 08:44 PM Read
I don’t know why but I always feel that some or the other way we all are so much connected to God. We can feel his presence everywhere. I’l take you to the MYSTICAL LAND OF PILGRIMAGE - RISHIKESH. A country where the Buddha attained Nirvana - where people practiced Christianity even before Eu...Read More

Home of Immortal Radiant Atman ....
Jun 15, 2006 08:01 PM Read
Rishikesh will be ever etched in my memory and memory is very smart in storing in audio and video i.e., sounds and pictures, which may be good and not so good also. For me, Year 1998 was in many ways a watershed year; It marked the beginning of downfall of the brilliance, brightness and talen...Read More

LAND OF RIVERS
Jun 02, 2006 02:38 PM Read
Rishikesh is located in the northern part of Uttar Pradesh. It is 238 km northeast of Delhi and 24 km north of Haridwar and spreads on the right banks of the Ganges, at its confluence with the Chandrabhanga stream. It is surrounded by hills on three sides and is perched at an altitude of 356 met...Read More

And on flows Ganga....
May 29, 2006 06:40 PM Read
We came to Rishikesh from Haridwar after our traditional Har-ki-pauri ritual of Ganga Snan feeling psyched up that ''sab paap dhul gaye''. We landed at the Ganga Restort run by Garhwal Mandal Vikas Nigam with a little trepidition. We were not only surprised at the hotel rooms, which were exce...Read More

Calm and Serene
Oct 08, 2005 08:25 AM Read
Rishikesh is a small, quiet and sleepy town approximately 5 hours drive from Delhi by car. It can also be reached by train (Shatabdi express). It is a must visit site for every Indian as you have the places here related to great epics Ramayana and Mahabharta. Famous IIT Roorkee also comes on the...Read More

A Place to Discover Yourself
Jan 04, 2005 08:36 PM Read
Rishikesh nested in the foothills of the Himalayas is one of the most beautiful places one must visit in India. One of the few places where you can discover yourself spiritually through yoga or undertake a river rafting expedition on the Ganga, or just walk around the town taking in the numerous...Read More

Badrinath residence of gods
Apr 21, 2004 12:53 AM Read
Review : Hi this time its about the sereniest and holiest place one can ever imagine Its called badrinath. Badrinath means lord of badri ppl who are not aware about these terminology badri stand for atree. Its a shrine of badri husband . Lord vishnu of famous hindu trinity and his wife lak...Read More

Rishikesh - River Rafting
Dec 06, 2003 08:06 PM Read
RIVER RAFTING & CAMPING - RISHIKESH I was eagerly looking forward to the post monsoon season because that heralds the advent of Adventure Sports & Wildlife pursuits . I have been enamoured by the White Water River Rafting ever since seeing it on Discovery a few Years ago. We ( a Group of S...Read More

Music of nature....Rishikesh
Apr 22, 2003 11:43 AM Read
Ever experienced the sound of river water when its is flowing over the stones ...kal ...kal ...kal ...thal ...thal ...thal.... The rythem..the softness..u just feel like closing ur eyes and sitting down , just to concentrate on what this water wants to say. Slowly and slowly ur entire body will ...Read More

Unexplained Attraction
Apr 15, 2003 06:31 PM Read
One visit to Rishikesh and there is no doubt left in the mind as to what makes it one of the most preferred piligrimage destination in the country. Rishikesh is flocked by tourists not just belonging to India, but from throughout the world. The majestic ganges , meandering its way across the pri...Read More

Rishikesh: For You and Me
Mar 13, 2003 03:52 PM Read
As we arrived in Rishikesh, I was brimming with excitement. I kept on telling myself that this would be an out of the world experience. I have heard so many stories about the Beatles connection, the mystique of the Ganges and the spectacular scenery. I could hardly wait to explore it. Usually...Read More

A must-visit for the peace-seekers
Feb 26, 2003 03:03 AM Read
This should have been my first review ideally because I have lived 8 whole years of my life in Rishikesh. There’s so much that this place has given me, so much that I have been taught here...now that I am in London, I miss everything about this place....So come let’s explore Rishikes...Read More

Rishikesh : Gateway To The Himalayas
Jun 29, 2002 03:42 PM Read
Located at the foothills of the shivaliks, Rishikesh is one of the most popular pilgrim centres in India.Visiting Rishikesh is a heavenly experience in itself.You could feel your spirits soaring once you are into the town.Constant chanting of prayers,sounds of sankh and bells and smell of dhoop ...Read More

Rishikesh, you mesmerise every one
Feb 24, 2002 11:39 AM Read
One comes to Rishikesh from Hardwar, passing through the shady Tapovan Ashram. At Hardwar, you have to spend at least one evening to worship Mother Ganga at the time of Arati amidst blowing of Sankhas (Conch Shells) and Ghantas (Bells). Here the Ganges is clean and transparent. You can see the f...Read More

Rishikesh
Jul 03, 2020 09:42 PM Read (via Android App)
Rishikesh is a holy place, specially this place is famous for spirituality .this place is very attractive.rishikesh is also known as getway to char dham .i realise very peaceful in Rishikesh .thousand people attract every to rishikesh for spiritual peace , yoga and meditation.the glorious attrac...Read More

Peaceful place
Jun 17, 2020 01:00 PM Read (via iOS App)
Rishikesh is the best place to visit. It is very peaceful place. It is famous for tracking, camping and river rafting. The view from Lakshman juala and ram juala are very good to see. It is best place to visit in uttarakhand. ...Read More

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