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Rishikesh

If India is called the land of spiritualism, Uttarakhand is one big contributor towards it. Home to the holy Ganga and the 4 most sacred Hindu pilgrimage sites, it is commonly referred to as 'dev bhoomi' (the land of gods). Sages and saints since time immemorial have housed under the shelter of the mountains here. The world flocks here to master asanas and to seek out big answers and the ashrams gladly offer them room to rest. The forests here are home to the largest concentration of tigers in India. Over the mountains and engulfing the plains, the forests covers about 25 percent of the state.
The mighty Himalayan ranges provide great opportunity for high altitude trekking and mountaineering. Find glaciers from which rivers are born, find valleys overgrown with wild flowers, find lakes that reflect the sky and find temples as old as humanity itself. While you are at it, you'll also find a little bit of yourself, here in Uttarakhand.

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Things to do

Rafting-Shivpuri to Rishikesh - Welcome to the most sought-after adventure activity in Rishikesh. A slick, fast and crazy adrenaline-pumping adventure - rafting the mighty Ganga is a super fun!

Yoga session at Kunjapuri Temple -Drive to the highest point in Rishikesh, the Kunjapuri temple, for a yoga session in the clouds. Get lasting shots of the town with the first rays of the sun at 6 a.m.

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  • Beatle stop. Yoga Central. Haven of white water and holy water. For almost forever, Rishikesh has been all things to every kind of untraveller. The world flocks here to master asanas and to seek out big answers. Raft along mighty rapids. Gather for treks in the Himalayas. And of course, top all this off with pancakes at one of the great eateries by the Lakshman Jhula.

    3 Days | INR 12,240 per person
  • If India is called the land of spiritualism, Uttarakhand is one big contributor towards it. Home to the holy Ganga and the 4 most sacred Hindu pilgrimage sites, it is commonly referred to as 'dev bhoomi' (the land of gods). Sages and saints since time immemorial have housed under the shelter of the mountains here.

    3 Days | INR 9,000 per person
  • Being at the banks of the holiest river of India, Rishikesh brings out the best of vibrant Indian culture. A colourful amalgamation of saints, sages and travellers, even the Beatles couldn't resisit the charm of Rishikesh. From International Yoga Day to Ganga Dussehra, and more, festivals are celebrated with much pomp and joy.

    3 Days | INR 9,767 per person
  • Popularly called the 'Yoga Capital of the World', Rishikesh does live up to the hype. Yoga, meditation and ayurvedic massages are food for soul. Evening temple bells and the Gushing Gangacompletes your divine experience. From white water rafting to bungee jumping to hiking, Rishikesh has something for everyone.

    4 Days | INR 13,141 per person
  • Early morning yoga on a hill top sets in motion the wheel of inner-peace, right here in Rishikesh. Learn from the teachings in the ashrams and enjoy the dusk by the side of the Ganga. Let the cool nights and starry skies of Rishikesh redefine leisure for you.

    3 Days | INR 8,982 per person
  • All set for some adrenaline rush? There's much scope for adventure in Rishikesh - white water rafting, cliff jumping, bungee Jumping, flying fox, trekking, and more here!

    3 Days | INR 8,982 per person

Best time to visit October to March

Late September to early November is the best time to visit here after the rains have subsided. The chilly winter arrives by late November and stays on till the end of February.

Clear skies through March till the haze by mid-April and mid-June rains. Frequent landslides are the only dampener till the monsoons end.

How to reach

Air

  • Jolly Grant Airport (DED) is the only airport situated 20 kilometre away from Rishikesh. There are many flights from Air India, Jet Airways, Spicejet and Indigo connect Jolly Grant Airport to Delhi. You will find many connecting flights from different cities in India including Mumbai, Lucknow, Srinagar, and Jammu. You have to take cab from Rishikesh to reach airport or vice versa.

Rail

  • Rishikesh Railway station is the major railway station. Rishikesh Railway station is well-connected to Delhi, Mumbai, Varanasi, Allahabad, Kolkata, Gorakhpur, Amritsar, and many more. You will find frequent trains from Delhi to Rishikesh.

Road

  • Speak of roads, Rishikesh has a well-established road network. You can take bus from any major destination in Uttarakhand heading towards Rishikesh. While traveling through bus or cab you will come across many beautiful valleys. Rishikesh is connected to National Highway 334 which makes it more easily accessible.

Blogs

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    3 experiences to leave you amazed in Uttarakhand

    Uttarakhand tourism offerings range from the best of natural splendours to unrivalled adrenaline-inducing adventures. But before you decide on your itinerary, we suggest you spare some thought for ...

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    Uttarakhand - Of Yogis,Hills and Spirituality

    Uttarakhand. Dev Bhoomi. The Land of Gods. This little corner of the enigma that is India exudes an enticing sense of spirituality and placidity from its every crevice. A spectacularly idyllic terr...

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    Rishikesh - The Sacred Temple Town

    Beatle stop. Yoga Central. Haven of white water and holy water. For almost forever, Rishikesh has been all things to every kind of untraveller. The world flocks here to master asanas and to seek ou...

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