September to March
3 to 4 days
6000 INR PER PERSON
One among “Twin National Heritage city” a holy pilgrimage town for Hindus, Rishikesh. Situated against foothills of the Garhwal Himalayas, accentuated by pristine Ganga flowing through the city. Rishikesh is a serene land for meditation and yoga in Uttrakhand. Pilgrims believe a dip in Ganga would purge your sins. Rishikesh once was a place for sages, it has now emerged as a worldwide attraction among tourists. Flowing Ganga provid...
One among “Twin National Heritage city” a holy pilgrimage town for Hindus, Rishikesh. Situated against foothills of the Garhwal Himalayas, accentuated by pristine Ganga flowing through the city. Rishikesh is a serene land for meditation and yoga in Uttrakhand. Pilgrims believe a dip in Ganga would purge your sins. Rishikesh once was a place for sages, it has now emerged as a worldwide attraction among tourists. Flowing Ganga provides nourishment and life to many earthly beings. It is a complete package for adventure, devotion, meditation and surreal beauty. Places to visit in Rishikesh are mentioned below.
It is said that Rishi Raibhya undertook penance and Lord Hrishikesh appeared in front of him. Hence it derived it’s name from Hrishikesh. As per Indian mythology it is believed that Lord Rama along with his brother Lord Laxman did penance, after killing Ravana (King of Lanka). They crossed sacred Ganges using two ropes of jute, today popularly known as Laxman Jhula and its one the best place to visit in Rishikesh. The jute rope bridge was replaced by an iron rope bridge in 1889. Again in 1927 it was transformed into a stronger bridge. It is also believed that while traveling to heaven Pandava stayed and worshiped Lord Hrishikesh. Skanda Purana has also mentioned the existence of Indrakund at this very point in “Kedarkhand”. In early days it was a resting place for pilgrims travelling to kedarnath or higher Himalayan range.
MEDITATION AND YOGA - Known as Yoga capital of the world Rishikesh is considered to the birth place of yoga. A beneficiary to both mind and body, a widely accepted practice. In the month of March “ The annual International Yoga Festival” is organised.
There are several and popular meditation centers located in city. It is believed Rishikesh has upsurge in energies as Ganga flows through city.
GANGA GHAT AARTI (VENERATION) -A major tourist attraction and devoted followers gather everyday around 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm at Ganga ghats for Aarti. It is performed by priests and students studying Vedas. It is surreal to see several diyas, echoing chants and drums playing in coordination, takes you closer to divinity.
CULTURE - Being a sacred place for Hindus, residents are highly religious and conservative. Smoking, drinking and Non-veg is strictly prohibited in Rishikesh. Many people have migrated to this serene land.
FESTIVALS -There are several hindu festivals are celebrated such Diwali, Holi, Janmashtami, shivratri and many others. Rishikesh has few grand celebrations as well.
FOOD - Northern Indian food like rice, dal, vegetables, samosa, Paratha , paneer and other delicacies are popular. It doesn’t have any authentic food. Non-veg is strictly prohibited but few cafes offer veg international cuisine.
Indulge in adrenaline adventure ride in Rishikesh.
From September to March is ideal time to visit.
Summers are hot and humid in Rishikesh. You can travel if you are an sports enthusiast but it’s exhausting and draining.
Uttarakhand has heavy heavy rainfall. It is advisable to not travel in this particular season as many activities are non-functional.
Landslides just after rain is very common in this region. Humid and dense surroundings it’s a low season of tourism.
Chilly and soothing weather and spellbinding nature around. Mountain peaks covered with snow and Ganges flowing in full flow. Winters is a hot season for tourists.
It is dedicated to preserving and promoting the classical Vedanta studies. Inspiring leaders like Rana Tirtha, Swami Vivekananda and Swami Sivanand were rooted and followers of this place. It is one of the best place to visit in Rishikesh
The chardham destinations in Uttrakhand are Kedarnath, Badrinath, Gangotri and Yamunotri.
Rishikesh is also very famous for its ayurvedic practices. Many people travel across just to be treated by Ayurveda.
As it is a Hindu religious land but also practicing yoga and meditation. Therefore alcohol and non-veg is strictly prohibited to raise awareness among people.
Many local car rental facilities are available in Rishikesh. To travel to nearby places you can hire a cab for easy travel.
A economical mode and readily available on road, autos are a way to travel inside Rishikesh
Few local bus operators have bus services to travel within Rishikesh.
Just imaging on ghats of ganga just ambling. Walking is a way to explore city’s divine places
Garhwal is the native tongue. Hindu and sanskrit are two another well known language in town.
43.75% crime rate is relatively moderate.
88.38% is the literacy rate more than the average rate of state.
At 1,02,138 it’s a less populated city.
Rishikesh has nice weather all year long, making it possible to explore the city. You have the option of planning a 2-day journey to Rishikesh or a 4- to 5-day excursion, during which you can partake in activities like yoga, bungee jumping, rafting, cafe-hopping, and more.