Rishikesh, a small pilgrimage town in Uttarakhand, is a tranquil location cut across by the wide and languid Ganges and blanketed by towering hills. “Yoga Capital of the World” and “Gateway to the Himalayas” are just two of the many monikers given to this scenic destination. Lores have it that many saints and sages have visited here since ancient times to meditate and attain higher knowledge. It is dubbed one of the holiest places to the Hindus. The town catapulted to global fame with the visit of the Beatles to Maharishi Mahesh Yogi’s ashram in the late '60s. Rishikesh attracts both International and Indian travellers throughout the year. Besides being a scenic holiday destination, it thrives on three major tourism themes: Yoga/wellness, rafting camps and spirituality. Rishikesh is undoubtedly the place where one begins the journey to self-discovery.
Destination Type: Riverside
Destinations Nearby: Shivpuri 19 km, Haridwar 20 km
Languages: Hindi and English
Nearest Railway Station: Rishikesh Railway Station
Nearest Airport: Dehradun
Summer: March to May. Temperature ranges between 21°C to 44°C.
Monsoon: June to September. June to September. The heavy rainfall adds a refreshing dimension to the experience.
Winter: November to February. Temperature ranges between 14°C and 31°C.
Begin your journey to the self at Swarg Ashram.
It is one of the iconic landmarks of Rishikesh. It is said that the Hindu deity Lakshmana crossed the Ganges on jute ropes where the bridge is built.
Experience the divine at Kunjapuri Temple. Here is where your mind, body and soul come together as one.
Overlooking the holy Ganges sits the timeless Ashram that once hosted the sensational band, The Beatles. Grab your cameras and be prepared to be mesmerised by the unique meditation huts and wall murals refurbished for fans of the legendary rock band.
Turn on the adventure junkie in you and experience a wild and thrilling rafting session.
Go bungee jumping at Mohanchatti and feel the adrenaline rush like never before.
Some adrenaline pumping activities at Rishikesh.
Trek on to the mighty Himalayas.