Rishikesh, Uttarakhand, India

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Memorable Dehradun Nainital Corbett Tour Package (7 Nights-8 Days)

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Memorable Dehradun Nainital Corbett Tour Package (7 Nights-8 Days)

Uttarakhand, India

₹ 45,000

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How To Reach Rishikesh

By Air

The nearest airport to Rishikesh is 'Jolly Grant Airport', which is approximately 20 km away.

By Train

Rishikesh has its own railway station, which is well connected to India's major cities such as Delhi, Ahmedabad, and Mumbai via a rail network.

By Bus

Rishikesh is well connected with nearby major cities Haridwar, Dehradun, Mussoorie, Chopta by a road.

About Rishikesh

Renowned as the Yoga Capital of the world, Rishikesh located in Uttar Pradesh is a complete package of spiritual, adventurous, holy, and/or romantic destinations for all kinds and age groups of travelers. It is also acknowledged as an entryway to the Char Dham. The adventure activities like propelling, camping, hiking, bungee jumping, and river rafting are offered here under the guidance of experts.

Taste the Masala Chai, Samosa, Banana Curry, and Dal Makhni with Butter Roti when you are here. Celebrate the International Yoga and Music Festival, International Kayak Festival, Holi, and Basant Panchmi here with altogether different enthusiasm and zeal.

If you want complete peace and not much crowd then visit Rishikesh in January & February month because at that time tourists are very less there and you can enjoy the true beauty of the place.

Best Places to Visit in Rishikesh:

Things to do in Rishikesh:

  • Yoga and Meditation: Rishikesh is a haven for yoga enthusiasts. Here many ashrams and yoga centers offer classes and retreats for all levels.
  • Ganga Aarti: Ganga Aarti is a must-see activity in Rishikesh. This is an evening aarti performed on the banks of the Ganges in Haridwar.
  • Adventure Activities: People can do many adventurous activities like rock climbing, white river rafting, bungee jumping, and many more.
  • Trekking: Explore the scenic beauty of the Himalayas with a trek to nearby trails like Rajaji National Park or Kunjapuri Devi Temple.
  • Visit Temples and Ashrams: People can visit ancient temples and ashrams like Triveni Ghat, Lakshman Jhula, and Parmarth Niketan.

Best Hotels in Rishikesh:

Rishikesh offers a wide range of accommodation options, from luxurious riverside resorts to budget-friendly guesthouses. Here are some popular choices based on people's reviews:

  • The Oberoi Vanyavilas
  • Ananda in the Himalayas
  • Taj Rishikesh Resort & Spa 
  • Divine Resort & Spa
  • Parmarth Niketan
  • Zostel Rishikesh

Rishikesh Weather:

Rishikesh enjoys a pleasant climate throughout the year.

Summers (April-June): In Summer, the weather is warm. The average temperature is between 25-35°C. 

Monsoons (July-September): Moderate rainfall is expected, which will make the surroundings lush and green.

Winters (October-March): Winters are mild with temperatures dipping as low as 10°C. 

Best time to visit Rishikesh:

You can visit Rishikesh throughout the year except during Monsoon because you can’t do some adventurous activities during this time. May and June months are pretty hot in Rishikesh when the temperature goes up to 35 °C. Try River Rafting here from late September to October and mid-November. Alternatively, you can visit Rishikesh from early March to April and at the beginning of May. If you want complete peace and not much crowd then visit Rishikesh in January & February month because at that time tourists are very less there and you can enjoy the true beauty of the place.

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