Overview Rishikesh

Rishikesh Located in the foothills of the Himalayas in Uttarakahand sate of northern India, it is known as the 'Gateway to the Garhwal Himalayas’ and 'Yoga Capital of the World'.It is approximately 25 km north of the city Haridwar and 43 km southeast of the state capital Dehradun. t is known as the pilgrimage town and regarded as one of the holiest places to Hindus.Rishikesh is starting point for choti Char Dham Yatra. Most famous tourist points and tourist activities hub which attract tourists are near to two bridges Ram Jhula and Laxman Jhula. Due to the religious significance of the place, non-vegetarian food and alcohol are strictly prohibited in Rishikesh. It is famous for ayurvedic treatments and many famous ayurvedic brand of India have their center in Rishikesh.

Places to visit Rishikesh


  • Laxman Jhula
  • The Beatles Ashram
  • Camping and volleyball
  • Neelkanth Mahadev Temple
  • Triveni Ghat
  • Neer Garh Waterfall
  • Kaudiyala River Rafting
  • Jumpin Heights
  • Swarg Ashram
  • Rishi Kund
  • Vashishta Gufa

Best time to visit

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The best time to visit Haridwar is from Oct-Feb which is winter season with quite pleasant weather and temperature ranges from 10°c-24°c.

How to reach

Travel Mode by Bus, Train, Car, Flight

By Air : Jolly Grant airport at Dehradun is the nearest airport to Rishikesh which is approximately 35 kilometres away.This airport is well connected with flights from Delhi.

By Train : Rishikesh is having well connected network of buses connecting it with cities like Haridwar, Dehradun and New Delhi.

By Buses : Haridwar is the nearest railway station for Rishikesh which is 25 kms away. It is very well connected with the major cities of India such as Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata ,Jaipur and many other cities.

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