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About rishikesh

Styled as the ‘Yoga Capital of the World,' Rishikesh is adorned with eternity and spiritualism. Perched at the foothills of the Himalayan Shivaliks in the Indian state of Uttarakhand, it serves as the year-round magnet to all the spiritual seekers across the globe. The exquisite setting of the main town, the magnificence of the fast-flowing Ganges, the mysticism of forested hills, the crowd of the downtown area and the breathtaking escapades, define this holy city at its best. Rightly referred as the ‘Gateway to Garhwal Himalayas,' Rishikesh enchants the visitors with its innate piety and natural bliss. It is the corridor to the ultimate pilgrimage of the Hindus, the Char Dham Yatra; Kedarnath, Badrinath, Yamunotri, and Gangotri. Dotted with innumerable spiritual ashrams, Rishikesh catapulted to the Western fame, when Beatles visited the place and immersed themselves into the yogic retreats of Maharishi Mahesh Yogi’s ashram.\r\n\r\nThe place offers a contrasting possibility of peaceful holiness and adventurous engagements. Plan a trip to Rishikesh and decide your own preference. Either soak in the eternal spiritualism of the place or the enthralling cascades of the whirling Ganges. Away from the fast-paced life of the city concretes, relax a while by meditating amidst a serene environment.

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  • Best time to visit rishikesh September marks the end of monsoon followed by the start of winters. This is the best time to visit Rishikesh ...Read More
  • How to reach rishikesh Located just 35 Km away from Rishikesh, Jolly Grant Airport in Dehradun is the nearest airport to the city. On...Read More
  • Transport In rishikesh There are no such local buses in the region. However, one can visit the nearby places of Haridwar, Lakshman Jh...Read More
  • People of rishikesh The people of Rishikesh are hospitable and highly religious. They are involved in various religious activities...Read More
  • Languages of rishikesh Hindi and Sanskrit are the official languages of Rishikesh, however, Garhwali is the most spoken language. Sin...Read More
  • History of rishikesh Several mythological stories are associated with Rishikesh. One of them states that, Rishikesh was the abode o...Read More
  • Culture of rishikesh Being a year-round tourist magnet, Rishikesh has a very tourist friendly culture. The religious fairs are held...Read More
  • Weather of rishikesh The summer strikes in the month of March and reaches its peak during May. The temperature ranges between 20 an...Read More
  • Map of rishikesh Located at an average elevation of 1,745 feet, Rishikesh is the starting point of the Chota Char Dham pilgrima...Read More

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Lakshman Jhula

Lakshman Jhula

Landmark

Spend approx 1 hour

A famous landmark of Rishikesh, Lakshman Jhula is an iron suspens...
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Parmarth Niketan Temple

Parmarth Niketan Temple

Religious

Spend approx 2 hours

One of the oldest in Rishikesh, Parmarth Niketan, is situated in ...
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Ram Jhula

Ram Jhula

Landmark

Spend approx 1 hour

Another iron suspension bridge in Rishikesh is the Ram Jhula runn...
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Triveni Ghat

Triveni Ghat

Religious

Spend approx 2 hours

The confluence of three sacred rivers- the Ganges, the Yamuna, an...
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Ramana's Garden

Ramana's Garden

Restaurant

Cost for Two - INR 800

As Rishikesh is a religious place, you will find most restaurants...
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Green Italian Restaurant

Green Italian Restaurant

Restaurant

Cost for Two - INR 500

Tourists from around the world visit Rishikesh, and there might b...
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Oasis Restaurant

Oasis Restaurant

Restaurant

Cost for Two - INR 850

Oasis is among those few restaurants in Rishikesh which offer non...
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Madras Cafe The Restaurant

Madras Cafe The Restaurant

Restaurant

Cost for Two - INR 400

Madras café is located very near to the famous Ram jhula in Rishi...
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Rama Palace

Rama Palace

Entertainment

Cost for Two - INR 600

If you are in Rishikesh and you want to watch a movie, there are ...
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Arena Pool Zone

Arena Pool Zone

Entertainment

Cost for Two - INR 500

If you love playing billiards or snooker, Arena pool zone is an e...
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Places To Visit In Rishikesh To Learn About Its Rich Heritage

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Holiday Packages In rishikesh

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Holiday Themes In rishikesh

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Places to stay in rishikesh

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Popular Flights To rishikesh

    • DELDelhi
      DEDDehradun
    • Indigo
      6E-246
    • 16:55 17:40
      Non Stop
    • 00h 45m
      Non Stop
    • Rs.2,998
    • JAIJaipur
      DEDDehradun
    • Spicejet
      SG-3467
    • 06:45 08:15
      Non Stop
    • 01h 30m
      Non Stop
    • Rs.3,878
    • AMDAhmedabad
      DEDDehradun
    • Spicejet
      SG-2937
    • 17:30 19:30
      Non Stop
    • 02h 00m
      Non Stop
    • Rs.4,963
    • IDRIndore
      DEDDehradun
    • Indigo
      6E-6013
    • 06:50 13:50
      1 Stop
    • 07h 00m
      1 Stop
    • Rs.5,596
    • IXRRanchi
      DEDDehradun
    • Indigo
      6E-398
    • 09:35 13:50
      1 Stop
    • 04h 15m
      1 Stop
    • Rs.5,598
    • BOMMumbai
      DEDDehradun
    • Indigo
      6E-6223
    • 13:10 15:30
      Non Stop
    • 02h 20m
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    • Rs.5,779
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