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Rishikesh

(1200 Ft Above Sea Level)

Uttarakhand | India
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Rishikesh is categorised as Adventure / Riverside


Ganga River as seen from Rishikesh
White Water Rafting (Photo Courtesy: Daniel Echeverri)
Neelkanth Mahadev Temple (Photo Courtesy: Rahuldewangan)
Ram Jhula (Photo Courtesy: Asis K. Chatterjee)
Reserve forest on the otherside of the Ganga (Nivalink Trip Dated - 20 February 2006)
View from Muni Ki Reti (Nivalink Trip Dated - 20 February 2006)
Camping upstream on Badrinath Road
Laxman Jhula

Reasons to Visit
  • Rishikesh is a situated on the banks of River Ganges (Ganga) and staying on the banks of the River and visiting various temples and Ghats is considered a spiritual experience.
  • Rishikesh located 20 kms north of Haridwar on the confluence of Ganges and Chandrabhaga.
  • Rishikesh assumes prominence as access point to visit Badrinath, Kedarnath, Gangotri and Yamunotri (known collectively as the Chaar Dham).
  • For Inbound guests, Rishiksh has gained importance for being the hub of Yoga and spirituality. There are number of ashrams and religious institutes here where guests arrive for long stays.
  • Upstream area from Rishikesh (10-35 kms) towards Badrinath is now a major rafting and adventure hub, one of the very best in India.
  • Camps are set up here by various adventure companies who conduct simple rafting runs to complex rafting expeditions (Sept – April). A typical run comprise half day or full day rafting with Class III and Class IV Rapids with a lunch break in between.
  • Rishikesh Town and its Ghats are like any other Pilgrim centre but are definitely much more serene and calmer than Haridwar.
Recommendations
  • White Water Rafting Destinations in India"Rishikesh is widely regarded as White Water rafting capital of India. There are number of adventure camps on River Ganges upstream at 10-35 kms from Rishikesh on Badrinath Road that offer excellent riverside adventure experience for Individuals, Families and corporates besides offering a high quality rafting experience. Best Season For Rafting : Nov - April (Closed July - Sept)"
  • Himalayan Destinations for Active Holidays in India"There are number of camps and nature centric riverside resorts set up on Rishikesh - Badrinath Road that offer guests walking, short trekking and white water rafting options. Atali Ganga is one of its kind premium getaway for Active holiday seekers combining luxury, comforts and style with a holiday around whole bunch of activities."
  • Destinations on Chaar Dham Pilgrim Circuit of Uttarakhand"Rishikesh (20 kms from Haridwar) is home to Yoga, Meditation and Spirituality. Rishikesh offers a riverside character and therefore opted for by travellers at the end to relax for a day or two after a hectic Chaar Dham itinerary."
  • Adventure Camping Destinations in North India"Rishikesh is considered adventure capital of India. Camps are set on Rishikesh - Badrinath Road at a few kms from Rishikesh that offer White Water rafting and range of other fun and adventure activities. Best Visited in Winter - Nov - April"
  • Destinations for Holiday Travellers to Uttarakhand"Rishikesh is a prime riverside destination, a renowned adventure getaway and prime holiday destination that is visited all round the year. Rishikesh offers adventure (Rafting, Bungee jumping etc.), Temples and from where Rajaji Forest is accessible. Rishikesh is recommended for honeymooners and holiday travellers for a 2 night stay."
Access Information

Rishikesh has 27 Hotels approved and listed with Nivalink

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Standard2
Mid-segment13
Premium7
Luxury1
Experiential4
Type of HotelsCount
Adventure / Camp7
Resort9
Hotel9
Self Catering1
Homestay1

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12 verified holiday itineraries are listed for Rishikesh

CategoryCount
Getaway (1-3 nights)2
Short Break (4-6 nights)4
Holiday (7 or more)6

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List of Holidays for Rishikesh

Getaway

  • Haridwar - Rishikesh Pilgrim Break (3 Nights)
  • Rishikesh Adventure Break (2 Nights)

Short Break

  • Auli - Rishikesh break with Haridwar (6 Nights)
  • Auli Skiing Itinerary (5 Nights)
  • Musoorie - Rishikesh Break (5 Nights)
  • Rishikesh - Kanatal Break (5 Nights)

Holiday

  • Auli - Rishikesh with Corbett (8 Nights)
  • Auli Skiing With Rishikesh Rafting (7 Nights)
  • Best of Garhwal and Kumaon (10 Nights)
  • Kanatal - Rishikesh with Rajaji (7 Nights)
  • Musoorie - Corbett with Rishikesh (7 Nights)
  • Popular destinations of Uttarakhand with Rishikesh (8 Nights)

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Rishikesh has 28 Transport services that can be booked online. Click here for reviewing and booking them.

Airport Pickup or Drop

ServicesRates Starting From
Pickup/Drop between Dehradun Airport and Camp/Resort on Badrinath Road, Rishikesh Rs. 3051
Pickup/Drop between Dehradun Airport and Camp/Resort on Rishikesh OutskirtsRs. 3051
Pickup/Drop between Dehradun Airport and Hotel in Rishikesh TownRs. 1878
Pickup/Drop between Dehradun Airport and Rishikesh TownRs. 2120

Day Sightseeing

ServicesRates Starting From
Day Visit and Sightseeing of Rishikesh from HaridwarRs. 2582
Full Day Sightseeing of Haridwar from RishikeshRs. 2934
Full Day Sightseeing of Rishikesh from Rishikesh HotelRs. 2582
Half Day Sightseeing of Haridwar from RishikeshRs. 2582
Half day Sightseeing of NeelkanthRs. 2934
Half day sightseeing of RishikeshRs. 2357
Same Day Excursion to Dehradun from RishikeshRs. 2934
Same Day Excursion to Devprayag from RishikeshRs. 3756
Same Day Excursion to Mussoorie from RishikeshRs. 3756
Temple visit in Haridwar and Rishikesh and backRs. 2582
Visit Rafting Point from Rishikesh - Rishikesh to Shivpuri/Vyasi and backRs. 2945

Point to Point Transport

ServicesRates Starting From
Pickup from Dharamshala and drop to RishikeshRs. 10556
Pickup from Meerut and Drop to RishikeshRs. 4000
Rishikesh to Dehradun Drop or Vice VersaRs. 2582
Rishikesh to Delhi Airport Drop or Vice VersaRs. 5868
Rishikesh to Mussoorie Drop or Vice VersaRs. 3168
Transfers between Haridwar / Rishikesh and Jayalgarh (near Kirtinagar)Rs. 4845
Transfers between Haridwar and KundRs. 9423
Transfers between Rishikesh and Rajaji National ParkRs. 2357

Railway Station Pickup or Drop

ServicesRates Starting From
Haridwar / Rishikesh to Shivpuri TransferRs. 2934
Pickup/Drop between Haridwar Railway Station and Camp/Resort in bayasi ,RishikeshRs. 2112
Pickup/Drop between Haridwar Railway Station and Camp/Resort in kodiyala ,RishikeshRs. 2112
Pickup/Drop between Haridwar Railway Station and Camp/Resort in shivpuri ,RishikeshRs. 1761
Pickup/Drop between Haridwar Railway Station and Hotel in Rishikesh townRs. 2120

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Rishikesh has 8 Add Ons approved and listed with Nivalink.

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Activities8

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List of Service Add Ons for Rishikesh

Activities

Services Rates Starting From
Air Safari at Rishikesh (10-12 mins)Rs. 4400
Air Safari at Rishikesh (18-22 mins)Rs. 6999
Air Safari at Rishikesh (25-30 mins)Rs. 10999
Air Safari at Rishikesh (60-70 mins)Rs. 20499
River Rafting in Rishikesh - 16 kmsRs. 587
River Rafting in Rishikesh - 26 kmsRs. 2667
River Rafting in Rishikesh - 35 kmsRs. 8889
River Rafting in Rishikesh - 9 kmsRs. 550

8 Travel Ideas listed for Rishikesh. Click here for reviewing them.

Destination Ideas

  • Adventure Camps Ex-Rishikesh
  • Ashrams in Rishikesh
  • Rishikesh Pilgrim Getaway
  • Rishikesh Riverside Getaway
  • Rishikesh Spiritual Experience
  • White Water Rafting in Rishikesh

Stay Ideas

  • Elephant Brook Retreat Getaway
  • Laxman Jhula Divine Resort-Yoga Getaway

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  • NameDescriptionCategorySub-CategoryDistance(Kms)
    Bharat Mandir devoted to Lord Vishnu is the oldest temple in rishikesh. Rishi Rabhya is believed to have done his penance at this holy spot.
    Temple or Holy Place
    Lord Vishnu
    2
    Rishikund is a holy pond and where Shani temple is situated. Rishikund is a popular pilgrim visit option.
    Temple or Holy Place, Lake or Riverside
    Navagraha Temple
    2
    Evening aarti is performed at Triveni Ghat. Ashes of the dead and ceremonies related to Shradh are performed here. Triveni is also a bathing Ghat where pilgrims take a dip in holy Ganga River.
    Temple or Holy Place
    Holy Lake or Holy River
    2
    Ram Jhula is a bigger and more picturesque than Lakshman Jhula but surprisingly lesser known. It leads to a few known Ashrams in the area.
    Temple or Holy Place
    Other
    4
    Lakshman Jhula (1939) is a 450 ft hanging rope bridge on river ganges near Tapovan area in Rishikesh. It connects guests arriving on the other side of the river to the bathing ghats area. Its believed at this place Lakshman (Brother of Lord Rama) build a jute bridge to cross over the river and therefore the spot is also considered holy. A five storey temple is built on the other side of the bridge.
    Temple or Holy Place
    Other
    5
    Geeta Bhawan is one of the oldest temple complexes situated by the Ganga river next to Laxman Jhula. Gita Bhavan is a Museum for puranic and mythological awareness. The complex comprises discourse halls and 1000+ rooms available for devotee stays. Its a kind of place where devotees arrive for a long stay and experience spirituality of the area.
    Institute
    Spirituality
    5
  • NameDescriptionCategorySub-CategoryDistance(Kms)
    Hark Ki Pauri (also known as Brahmakund) is where evening Arti is conducted and the Arti is nothing short of a spiritual experience for even a non-hindu or a non-pilgrim. Its kind of a crowded area and gets even more crowded once every 12 years when Kumbh Mela is held here.
    Temple or Holy Place
    Holy Lake or Holy River
    18
    Lord Shiva temple at 30 kms from Rishikesh, set on a hill offering good views. This is the place where Lord Shiva is believed to have drank the venom produced during Sagar Manthan
    Temple or Holy Place
    Lord Shiva
    30
  • NameDescriptionCategorySub-CategoryDistance(Kms)
    Jumping Heights, an adventure company offers Bungee Jumping and other adventure facilities enroute Neelkanth Mahadev temple at about 20 kms from Rishikesh. This is first of its kind facility in India having Jump of about 80 meters. Other activities comprise Flying fox.
    Adventure
    Various, Bungee Jumping
    20
    Rishikesh is very popular for its rafting on the River Ganga (Ganges). Season: September-November and March-April-May are ideal for rafting. Camps are set up between Mid-Sept and Mid-May by the river that facilitate rafting. Camps here conduct half day and full day rafting with Class III and Class IV Rapids with a lunch break in between.
    Adventure
    White Water Rafting
    30
    Rajaji National Park is one that is visited ex-Haridwar (25 kms) / Rishikesh (40 kms). 23 species of mammals are found in Rajaji National Park alongwith 315 species of birds. Jeep Safaris are conducted here by the forest department.
    Activity
    Bird Watching, Jeep Safaris
    40

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Average Day / Night Temperature of Rishikesh,Uttarakhand,India

January
20°C / 3°C
February
22°C / 7°C
March
30°C / 11°C
April
34°C / 16°C
May
40°C / 20°C
June
37°C / 22°C
July
34°C / 22°C
August
31°C / 20°C
September
31°C / 18°C
October
29°C / 12°C
November
25°C / 8°C
December
22°C / 5°C

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Locality NameDescriptionSuitable ForHotels (Nos)
Badrinath RoadA riverside area from outskirts of Rishikesh towards Badrinath upto 25 kms. There are camps, riverside resorts situated here, recommended for adventure oriented guests and those looking to stay away from bustle of Rishikesh and enjoy a riverside ambience.Getaway/Experiential13
Muni-Ki-retiA riverside area just off town centre. The road arriving from Narendranagar arrives at Muni-Ki-Reti.Holiday/Pilgrimage2
Neelkanth Mahadev RoadAn area off Badrinath Road near Neelkanth Mahadev overlooking the river ganges and forests around at about 20 kms from Rishikesh.Getaway2
TapovanA riverside area few kms ahead of Muni Ki Reti. Famed Laxman Jhula is located here.Holiday/Pilgrimage6
Town CentreA busy riverside area with a few shops, bus depot etc. Transit2
RattapaniRattapani is located 15 kms from Laxman Jhula (from other side of the river) enroute to Rajaji National Park.Getaway2
Nearest Airport in Rishikesh
  • Jolly Grant Airport ( DED ) , Dehradun-45 Kms
Railway Stations in Rishikesh
  • Rishikesh ( RKSH ), Rishikesh
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