Renowned as the Yoga Capital of the world, Rishikesh is a complete package of spiritual, adventurous, holy and/or romantic destinations for all kinds and age-groups of travellers. It is also acknowledged as 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, Dal Makhni with Butter Roti when you are here. Celebrate International Yoga and Music Festival, International Kayak Festival, Holi, Basant Panchmi here with altogether different enthusiasm and zeal.
Best time to visit Rishikesh:
You can visit Rishikesh throughout the year except Monsoon because you can’t do some adventurous activities during this time. May and June months are pretty hot in Rishikesh when temperature goes upto 35 °C. Try River Rafting here from late September to October and mid-November. Alternatively you can visit Rishikesh is from early March to April and in 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.
Places to Visit in Rishikesh:
Vashitha Gufa, Kunjapuri, Beatles Ashram, Ram Jhula, Neelkanth Mahadev Temple, Triveni Ghat, Geeta Bhawan and more.
How to reach Rishikesh:
- Jolly Grant airport of Dehradun is the nearby airport to Rishikesh. Air India, Spice Jet and Jet Airways regularly have flights from New Delhi. The second nearby international airport for Rishikesh is in New Delhi which is linked with diverse cities athwart the world.
- The adjoining terminus to Rishikesh is in Haridwar about 25 kms away. Haridwaris interconnected to Indian cities like Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Lucknow and Varanasi.
- Rishikesh having a network of buses which connects it with Haridwar, Dehradun and New Delhi. Regular, Deluxe or Luxurious buses are available.
- Haridwar is nearby railway station of Rishikesh so you can take any transport medium from haridwar to Rishikesh which is just 20 Kms in distance.
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