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Rishikesh

PlaceRishikesh
AreaUttrakhand, India
Language Garhwali,Kumaoni,Hindi,English
WeatherSummer 15°C to 25°C, Winter 0°C to 10°C
Plan before:1 days
Prices starting: 5201/night
Best Time: April, May, June
Ideal Duration1 - 3 Days
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Rishikesh Overview
Rating
Excellent (12)
Very good (7)
Average (3)
Poor (4)
Terrible (1)
Ranking
Ranked 3 out of 11 Places to visit in Uttrakhand
Ranked 1 in Religious tours
Best Time to Visit Rishikesh
Best time to visit for Solo - March, April, May
Best time to visit for Couple - April, May, June
Best time to visit for Family and Friends - April, May, June

Ideal duration for holidays in Rishikesh is 1 - 3 Days, Best for Weekend trips
Popular amongst travelers from new delhi, rishikesh, jaipur, mumbai, ghaziabad
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Things to do in Rishikesh
About Rishikesh
Currency: Rupees - INR
Pincode: 249201

Rishikesh, the 'place of the sages' is a celebrated spiritual town located on the banks of the Ganga, surrounded by Shivalik range of the Himalayas on three sides. It is believed that when Raibhya Rishi undertook rigorous penance, God appeared in the form of "Hrishikesh" and this area henceforth came to be known as Rishikesh. It is the starting point for the Hindu Char Dham pilgrimage, including Yamunotri, Gangotri, Kedarnath and Badrinath, to seek spiritual salvation.

Rishikesh is an ideal destination not only for pilgrims but also for those who want to delve deeper into meditation, yoga and other aspects of ancient practices.
Rishikesh is also called the "Yoga capital of the world". For the adventurous, Rishikesh is the place for starting their trekking expeditions and excursions towards the Himalayan peaks.

The International Yoga week, which attracts participation from all across the world, is held here every year from February 2 to 7 on the banks of river Ganga.
 

Fast Facts

Temperature

Summer 44.4 - 29 C
Winter 32.2 - 3 C

Best Season

Through out the year

Getting to Rishikesh

AIR

The nearest airport is Jolly Grant, Dehradun 17 km.

RAIL

Rishikesh is connected by rail via Haridwar 24 km with major cities in and towns in India.

ROAD

Rishikesh is connected by road with
Agra 398 km
Badrinath 300 km
Chamba 63 km
Dehradun 40 km
Deoprayag 70 km
Delhi 224 km
Gangotri 249 km
Govindghat 275 km
Haridwar 24 km
Joshimath 252 km
Kedarnath 234 km
Mussoorie 77 km
Nainital 325 km
Yamunotri 222 km
Srinagar Garhwal 105 km
 

Things to Do

Bungee Jumping

Location Jumping Heights, located in Mohan Chatti village, Rishikesh.
Cost 3,000 per person
Bungee Jump Height 83 Mtrs
A Cantilever platform built over a rocky cliff over looking a rocky river HALL, a tributory of River Ganga. Jump with rubber chords tied to your ankle and feel the adrenalin rush like never before.

Minimum Requirements
Age Minimum - 12 year
Weight Minimum - 35 kg and Maximum - 110 kg


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Rishikesh Reviews (27)
visitor
2 ★
My overall experience in Rishikesh was Average. Best time to visit is Evening.
traveler
2 ★
Washroom facility is not so good. There is no entrance fee.
user
3 ★
No photography is allowed here.
anonymous
5 ★
My overall experience in Rishikesh was Excellent. There is no entrance fee.
traveler
5 ★
Washroom facility is not so good. My overall experience in Rishikesh was Excellent
visitor
3 ★
My overall experience in Rishikesh was Good.
traveler
3 ★
We visited Haridwar n Rishikesh enroute while visiting farthest destination Badrinath. We had overnight stay at Haridwar along with some local sightseeing
user
2 ★
No photography is allowed here.
anonymous
5 ★
The best place to rejuvenate and to commune with the Divine.
traveler
4 ★
Washroom facility is not so good. My overall experience in Rishikesh was Very Good
Do's & Dont's in Rishikesh
  • Must See
  • Comfortable clothes
  • Parking
  • Food Joints
  • Hidden gem
    50%
  • Cleanliness
    75%
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