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Best Places To Stay in Rishikesh

Rishikesh, the Gateway to the Garhwal Himalayas, has drawn a mix of tourists for years. It’s where travelers come to meditate and study yoga. It’s where trekkers come to explore the majestic Garhwal Range of the mighty Himalayas. It’s where adventure sports enthusiasts get their adrenaline fix with white water rafting, bungee jumping, biking and camping in the laps of Rishikesh. This is the land that makes you feel alive. Find yourself the best place to stay in Rishikesh, and get ready for nature to pamper you. One of the holiest places in India, Rishikesh has been long been sought-after by pilgrims and saints.

Sometimes called the Yoga Capital of the World, it’s peppered with old temples, ashrams and yoga centers, the latter offering classes to beginners and experienced practitioners alike. With the Ganga flowing through, the town takes on a mystical, serene beauty pulsating with life that you’ll be hard-pressed to find elsewhere as it is comprised of  numerous things to do. Sacred Triveni Ghat, a confluence of the Ganga, Yamuna and Sarawathy comes alive in the morning and evening when faithfuls take a dip and say prayers during aarti.

The must-visit spot can be followed by a visit to the abandoned Maharishi Mahesh Yogi’s ashram where The Beatles attended a transcendental meditation session in 1968. Although now in ruins, the ashram is still a sight to behold with hallways and graffiti art. Rishikesh’s natural beauty allows for many adventure activities and if you want to get out into the outdoors, trekking to Neelkanth Mandir and kayaking on the Ganga should be high on your list of to-dos.

Bungee jumping off Jumpin’ Heights is another thrilling experience and one you shouldn’t miss along with the eye soothing places to visit in Rishikesh If life’s drudgery threatens to overwhelm you at times, you know where to go. Check out these best and unique places to stay in Rishikesh and make your trip even more special.

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Attractions

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Shivpuri

This “Abode of Lord Shiva”, so pristine, serene and filled with adventure, is a mecca for river rafting in India. Located 20kms from Rishikesh on the banks of River Ganga, the tranquil town of Shivpuri beams with life, laughter, adventure and nature’s bountiful thrills.

River rafting is not only thrilling but also extremely picturesque with the white rapids below, lush dense forest on either side and a view of the spectacular mountains in the distance making Shivpuri one of the favourite tourist places to visit in Rishikesh.

While river rafting down the Ganges right up to Ramjhula Rishikesh for around 16 km of toss and turn and skipped heartbeats, you can witness the famous river rapids like Return to Sender, Roller Coaster, Tea Off, Golf Course, Clubhouse, Cash flow, Initiation, Double Trouble, and Hilton.

While you’re here and need more adventure you can also try your hand or rather heart at other adrenaline packed activities like Body Surfing, Cliff Jumping and Rock Climbing.

You can indulge yourself in other activities like Jungle Walks, Beach Camping, Mountaineering and Jungle Trekking. A day trek to the beautiful Neer Waterfall followed by campfire and roast veggies by the beach is the perfect end to a day.

Among other experiences, Shivpuri is the place for all those on the lookout for peace and rejuvenation. During your stay in Shivpuri, you will have the opportunity of learning the techniques of yoga and meditation. You can enjoy early morning yoga and relaxation sessions at Yoga Camps or even at the sacred Shiva Temples.

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Camping in Rishikesh

When you are in Rishikesh, there can be no adventure more fascinating than hiking in the foothills of the Himalayas and camping on the bank of River Ganga. A perfect combination of thrilling and rejuvenating experiences, camping and hiking in Rishikesh is a matchless treat for anyone seeking a holistic healing over the weekend. River Ganga is the major attraction in Rishikesh, and camping on the white sand by its blue water stream is surely going to have a soothing effect on your senses.

To add some action and movement to the affair, Rishikesh gives you an opportunity to partake in river rafting and hiking. So if you are planning a quick getaway with your friends, nothing can beat the company of River Ganga and Shivaliks.

Highlights: Riverside camping, river rafting, hiking, and picturesque surroundings.

Price: INR 899 per person

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Deoria Chandrashila Trek

Deoriatal is maybe the main trek on our rundown that gives most extreme returns for the exertion put in. There are three things that are truly staggering about the Deoriatal to Chandrashila top trek. In any case, Deoriatal has the best backwoods trek amongst all our treks. On the off chance that you take the area between Deoriatal lake and Bhrujgali camp, it is infrequently shocking to envision the amount of assortment wildernesses can be in.

There are segments with thick lush trees, there are greenery secured trails through concealing passages and there are trails that weave through clearings in the wildernesses. Also, we camp blast amidst the woodland in a completely open clearing at Rohini Bugyal.

Highlights - Trekking, Rafting, Camping

Location - Uttarakhand, India

Difficulty Level: High


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Swarga Ashram

Nestled amidst Lakshman Jhula and Rishikesh on the left bank of the Ganges and the foothills of the mighty Himalayas, the ambience that exists in Swarga Ashram is truly heavenly! While the picturesque surroundings of the ashram contributes much to its tranquil atmosphere, the devotion and spirituality that exists here makes it a paradise for those who seek mental peace and tranquillity!

The epicentre of yoga and meditation within the Garhwal gateway, it is among the most scenic and pleasant places to visit in Rishikesh. Established by Swami Atma Prakash, it can also be called as the home of the homeless, the abode of the needy and a place to relinquish the mind from all the miseries of the society. It offers living spaces to more than 100 people along with offering them free food and other kitchen facilities. A library in Swarga Ashram offers free education on religion and culture to the visitors.

It also has a hospital that offers free treatment to all the saints, pilgrims and others alike. You can reach this divine ashram either by a boat ride through the holy Ganges or by crossing the Ram Jhula. The ashram also has several shopping complexes that sells religious commodities, cultural books, ayurvedic shops, eateries and lot more.
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Ram Jhula

Another architectural marvel in the yoga capital of India, Ram Jhula is an important landmark of the city and is also one of the sought after Rishikesh tourist places. Located only 3km from the heart of the city, this 450ft suspension bridge connects the banks of the Ganges with Shivananda and Swarga ashrams at both of its end.

Also known as the 'Shivananda Jhula', this magnificent bridge was built during the late 80s by the regional government; the contribution of Shivananda Ashram Divine Life Society is very significant in the construction of Ram Jhula. Like the Lakshman Jhula, it was also once a jute bridge and serves as an important name in the list of places to visit in Rishikesh.

While crossing the bridge, you can enjoy the panoramic views of the Ganges and for the nature photographers, it serves as an ideal destination to click some amazing pictures!
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Neelkanth Mahadev Temple

One of the not to be missed places to visit near Rishikesh, Neelkanth Mahadev Temple is around 32km from the city limits and is located at a height of 1,330m above the sea level in the Pauri Garhwal district of Uttarakhand. Among all the temples dedicated to Lord Shiva, this temple holds a major prominence among the devotees.

Tucked between the pictorial valleys of Manikot, Brahmakot and Vishnukot, the heart-warming surrounding of this sacred temple owes to its popularity among all the Rishikesh tourist places. With Lord Shiva, who is also known as 'Neelkanth' or the 'Blue Throated One' as the main deity, the peak of the temple is adorned with sculptures of both the Gods and the Asuras.

It is said that during 'samudramanthan'; or while both the Gods and Asuras were churning out the ocean bed to obtain the holy 'amrita' or the 'nectar of immortality, Lord Shiva drank the poison that evolved from the sea. This turned his throat blue, and thus he was named as Neelkanth, and is worshipped in this temple in the form of a 'shivalinga'. Devotees visit this sacred temple throughout the day and takes a bath in the natural spring in the main complex before offering puja to the main deity.
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Ganga Aarti at Triveni Ghat

Not a lot of places in Rishikesh can boast the peace and calm that one experiences at Triveni Ghat and that is saying a lot. Ganga Aarti at Triveni Ghat is a tranquil and peaceful experience that is sure to fill you with a sense of calm and quiet introspection. 

The Ganga Aarti is performed as a mark of respect and devotion to Goddess Ganga and is attended by hundreds and thousands of locals and tourists every day. After sunset, the ghat lights up with the light from the lamps that are set afloat on leaf boats after the Aarti. It is truly a sight to behold and the power of spirituality can be truly understood and experienced making it a must thing to do in Rishikesh.

Best Season: The Aarti is performed throughout the year.

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Triveni Ghat

Situated on the banks of the holy Ganges, Triveni Ghat is among the most magnetic places to visit in Rishikesh. The confluence point of three of the most sacred rivers in Hindu mythology: Ganga, Yamuna and Saraswathi, this ghat is considered as the most pious among all the other ghats within the vicinity.

According to the legends, the water of this ghat has the magical power of purifying one's heart and soul, and make it free from all the sins. Devotes from every corner of the country throngs Triveni Ghat and takes a dip with utmost devotion and faith. Come morning, you can witness them offering milk to the river, performing 'Surya Namaskar' and feeding the fishes around the ghat. By evening, this auspicious ghat turns into a riot of colours as it is time of the 'Maha Aarti' or the aarti to Mother Ganga.

Priest and the devotees perform several rituals during this sacred event, and offers lamps clad with flowers and incense stick to the Goddess as mark of their gratitude and devotion. The melodious hymns of the temple bells and the shanks can be heard everywhere, and the entire vicinity turns into a plethora of colour during this time. The peace and devotion that exists during the aarti makes Triveni Ghar one of the must visit Rishikesh tourist places.

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Traveller Tales From Rishikesh

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NIKETH MENON

03 March 2019

"Nestled in the midst of 9 hills offers breathtaking views of the Ganges. The camping experience is great. Hospitable staff. Food is decent. Weather is great. Its a little far off and drive might be a ...

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Divyani

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Camp located around hills which gave such a amazing view.. Gaurav and staff was so good..and so helpful and make us comfort so we can enjoy our full. Food, camp, cleaning and view all are amazing.. ...

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Vivekananda M

26 February 2019

"The place was neat and clean! Staff were kind and generous! Food was delicious! Trekking to near by waterfall was fun! Rafting which was arranged was fantastic and most experience! Over all 5/5."

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Suraj Avula

27 January 2019

"A wonderful experience which only can be expressed after witnessing the beauty of the trip. Very neat and very conformable stay. For those who want to booze carry your own bottles. Food is provided an

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Kautilya Tripathi

18 October 2018

This place is awesome. Host name is Dinesh and he is really helpfull. The place is clean and food is very delicious. The host provide will put your comfort first. When going for rafting ask for john. C...

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Abhinav Abhinav

30 May 2019

Fantastic trip with fantastic hospitality, camps were very well maintained and cleaned. The food was too good in the camp and above all we enjoyed the 16 km rafting!! Camp guide Mr Uniyal was very he

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Mayank Mayank

21 April 2019

"Awesome place, just book it and enjoy.\none of the best camps in Rishikesh"

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Prashant Mehrotra

01 April 2019

"staff was very helpful and great service.camp is located at very beautiful location, they have all the amenities u will require ."

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Bindu

15 March 2019

The camp is amazing and exceeded all our expectations. Me and my group of friends had booked in early March. We were lucky enough to be the only ones staying there for a night. The food served was ama...

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What You Should Know More About Stays in Rishikesh

  • Q. Which are the best resorts to stay in Rishikesh?

    Owing to the high tourist footfall, Rishikesh has a large number of resorts. Some cater to budget travelers and others target families and luxury travelers. Here’s a look at the top resorts –

    • Ganga Beach Resort
    • The Grand Shiva Resort & Spa
    • Kanatal Resorts & Spa
    • Tehri Club and Resorts
    • Second Life Resort
    • The Palms Resort
    • Rainforest House

  • Q. Which are the best jungle resorts in Rishikesh?

    Situated in the Garhwal Himalayas, Rishikesh’s forests offer numerous opportunities for exciting jungle stays. A mix of comfort, luxury and rustic appeal, here are the most popular jungle resorts –

    • Junglee Resort
    • Camp AquaForest Rishikesh
    • Royale Rainbow Resort
    • V Resorts

  • Q. Which are the best places for camp stays in Rishikesh?

    If camping in the Garhwal Himalayas is something you’ve always wanted to do, Rishikesh’s many camp stays are the perfect way to experience nature here. Take your pick from these sought-after places.

    • Alpine Nature Resorts
    • Outbound Adventure
    • Camp Footloose
    • Aspen Adventures Camp
    • Camp Ganga Riviera
    • Camp Feel Factor

  • Q. Which are the top family resorts in Rishikesh?

    Spacious, loaded with amenities and activities, and with views to take your breath away, there’s no shortage of family-friendly resorts in Rishikesh. Here are our recommendations –

    • The Narayana Palace
    • Rishikesh Valley Resort
    • Explore Himalayas Resort
    • Raga on the Ganges

  • Q. Which are the best budget stays in Rishikesh?

    Save big and live large while in Rishikesh with budget hotels that are stylish and modern. Explore these 5 hotels and choose your favorite.

    • Hermitage
    • Rishikesh Sadan
    • Hotel Yog Vashishth
    • Hotel Shivansh Inn
    • Green By One Hotels

  • Q. Which are the most luxury resorts in Rishikesh?

    Along with budget resorts, Rishikesh offers visitors a list of luxury hotels with spa treatments, adventure sports and guided tours to make your stay more than just a stay. Here’s our pick of the best –

    • Ananda Spa
    • Ganga Kinare
    • Divine Resort
    • Aloha On The Ganges
    • Atali Ganga
    • Dewa Retreat

  • Q. Which are the best river side stay in Rishikesh?

    With the Ganga flowing strong and painting a powerful picture, staying by the riverside is an unforgettable experience. Check out these riverside stays in Rishikesh –

    • The Glasshouse on the Ganges
    • EllBee Ganga View
    • Aranyam: River Retreat
    • Himalayan Hideaway
    • Him River Resort