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Best Things To Do in Rishikesh

If you like exploring beautiful places and like the thrill of adventure, Rishikesh is the ideal destination to visit for your next holiday. Famously known as the Gateway to the Garhwal mountains, It is famous for its mountainous backdrop with the glistening Ganges adding to the charm and also there are wonderful places to visit in Rishikesh which garnishes its essence. It is one of the most sought-after holiday destinations in India and the mesmerizing scenery presents a perfect tourist destination to revive your senses and go back with a rejuvenating experience. The serene ambiance has contributed the nickname of ‘the world capital of yoga’ to Rishikesh as it witnesses millions of tourists who come here to meditate and get closer to the ultimate goal of attaining moksha. Rishikesh is also full of nerve-wracking adventures that will keep your heart racing. The wide variety of adventure sports has given the sobriquet of Adventure Capital of India to Rishikesh. The city of Rishikesh has something for everyone with a fusion of piousness and thrill. With the best things to do in Rishikesh, you will end up craving for more of this enchanting destination.


There are so many things to do in Rishikesh for every traveler, from laid-back activities to tasks full of thrill and ecstasy. Adventure seekers can go for incredible river rafting, parasailing, kayaking, camping, Adrenaline rushing bungee jumping and flying fox in Rishikesh. The devout traveler can take a dip in the holy Ganges and explore the colorful Hindu festivals. You can shop handicrafts and famous handloom products or enjoy a sumptuous meal by the river. If you are seeking relaxation, visit or attend a yoga class and forget the worries of your life. Witness the grand evening Ganga Aarti listening to the chants of Hindu prayers that refreshes your soul or go camping in the midst of Rishikesh. As there are plenty of activities to do in Rishikesh, it truly deserves to be on your bucket list to satiate your wanderlust. Here are some of the best holiday packages compiling the most wonderful and best things to do in Rishikesh on a vacation.

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Camping and Trekking in Rishikesh With Rafting and Cliff Jumping Combo Flat 15% Off 2D 1N ₹ 900 5.0 star View Details
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Jungle Camping in Rishikesh With Rafting (Flat 31% Off) 2D 1N ₹ 1225 5.0 star View Details
Riverside Stay Experience in Rishikesh 2D 1N ₹ 1300 5.0 star View Details
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Attractions

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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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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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Beatles Ashram

Most of your teenage or college days might have passes admiring the songs of the favourite band called 'Beatles', but do you know your favourite band once visited a quaint ashram in Rishikesh to attend a special meditation programme? Yes, it was in the year 1968, the entire group of Beatle flew down to India to meet a saint called Maharishi Mahesh Yogi and practice some advanced meditation programme under his flagship.

Following this phenomenal visit, the ashram gained instant popularity and was named as the 'Beatles Ashram'; the visit also made it one of the renowned places to visit in Rishikesh. Located in the foothills of the Himalayas, though the ashram was abandoned in 1997, the complex buildings and the stone-huts can still be found standing strong in their place. It is one of the very few places in Rishikesh that are pretty tough to find.

According to the recent plans of the regional government, the ashram will soon reopen as a museum that will showcase its delightful history and contribution to the society. To add more, one should know that the span of time Beatles group stayed in this ashram, is considered as one of the most productive periods for the band!
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Neer Garh Waterfall

The narrow stream of blue waters, surrounded by the lush foliage of Himalayan vegetation, Neer Garh Waterfall is a treat for any adventure or nature lover visiting Rishikesh. It is a sheer delight to watch the roaring stream making its way through steep rocks before plunging into a clear water pool.

Apt for relaxation, meditation, and even landscape photography, this waterfall has to be one of the most spectacular places to see in Rishikesh. In order to reach the cascade, one has to indulge in a short trek that has a length of approximately 1 km which is a bonus in itself. Once you reach here, you can lower yourself into the pool and let the pure mountain water heal your body and soul, washing away your fatigue.

Location: Rishikesh-Badrinath Road, 5 km from Laxman Jhula, Rishikesh

Timings: 8 am to 6 pm

Height of the Waterfall: 25 feet

Best Time to visit: September to March

Entry Fee: INR 30 per person

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Shivpuri Rishikesh



Shivpuri, the quaint little town of Rishikesh owes its varied topography to the imposing Himalayas skirting it from all sides.

Apart from its one-off location, the sprawling landscapes peppered with wild flowers, turbulent rapids, swift flowing perennial rivers and a natural tranquillity of the atmosphere make Shivpuri a traveller’s paradise down the ages.

Located at a distance of about 16 Km from Rishikesh, the Shivpuri (the land of Lord Shiva) is a small hamlet settled on the bank of the River Ganges on one side and its tributary on the other. 


This ancient town has a deep spiritual connection with the religious Hindus for being the origin of the holy River Ganges at its vicinity.

A number of pilgrimage sites and ashrams are dotted across the entire region of Rishikesh that attract thousands of followers during the peak season.

 Apart from the religious aspect of the place, Shivpuri is among the top adventure destinations in the world due to its proximity with the Himalayas and some of the gurgling rivers flowing through the heart of the town.

The most ventured activities in this region are mountain biking, cliff jumping, river rafting, wildlife safari, beach camping and others. In a nutshell Shivpuri is your ultimate destination where you can get close with nature and feel a perfect synchronization with your inner self.


History of Shivpuri  



Being one of the most sacred Hindu pilgrim sites of India, a number of myths and allegories are attached to this place. The entire region is considered as Tapo Bhumi- a place for the meditation of the gods.

 On the bank of River Ganga lies a vast woodland area which is called Tapovana where Lakshmana, the younger brother of Lord Rama carried out his reparations in a small cottage. 

There is also another story which says, Lord Rama was sentenced to penance at this spot for killing Ravana, the multi-headed demon king of Lanka.

The bridge Lakshmanjhula (“jhula” means bridge in Hindi) is named after Lakshmana who is believed to have crossed the bridge made of jute and hang in suspension over The Ganges. 

According to the Skanda Purana- the greatest of all the Hindu puranas or scriptures, the place is regarded as the Kubja Mark as it is the place where Raibhya Rishi performed his penance through arduous contemplation by controlling his senses. 

Lord Vishnu was impressed by the sincerity of his disciple and blessed him with the message that the place will be named thereafter as Hrishikesh (“hrishik” means senses, “esh” means master). Some of the believers presume the place attained its name after Hrishikesh, the other name of Lord Vishnu as he visited the place for meeting his disciple. 

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Parmarth Niketan Ashram

Parmarth Niketan Ashram, located in the lap of the verdant Himalayas, along the banks of the Ganges, is one of the most popular ashrams in Rishikesh. The ashram specialises in traditional ayurvedic practice treatment, yoga, meditation and various other natural healing techniques. The ashram was founded in 1942 by Pujya Swami Shukdevanandji Maharaj. With over 1000 rooms, lush gardens, clean and pure ambience, the ashram provides a calm and serene refuge to devotees and patients alike. 

The ashram keeps its doors open for people of all religions, gender, caste, class and nationalities. The ashram is the home to a 14-feet statue of Lord Shiva that has been placed along the river bank. The divine or holy tree, Kalpavriksha, also boosts the sense of spirituality on the ashram campus.  

Various activities of the ashram include different healing yogas, universal prayers and meditation classes, kirtan, daily satsang, spiritual talks and seminars among other events. The ashram with its various activities aims to help people connect with their inner self and rejuvenate their senses. During your stay at the ashram, you can feel being associated with the peaceful surrounding of the ashram as well as nature.

Location: Rishikesh, Pauri district, Uttarakhand, India

Timings: The ashram remains open every day from 7am to 8pm. 

Price: Entry is free to the ashram. Rs 800 for basic rooms. Rs 1200 or Rs 1500 for rooms with air conditioning and a view of mountains and rivers

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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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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 Divyani

31 August 2019

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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Nayanav Das

23 April 2019

Thrillophilia provides accurate information. Me and my sister went to rishikesh and we booked a 2 days 1 night camp package which included rafting. The service was amazing, food was awesome and the sta...

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Samrat Thuse

01 December 2019

"Very beautiful camp location between the dense green forest mountains with flowing river by the camp site. It us located in Ghattughat, about 25kms away from Rishikesh.We spotted 3-4 peacocks near our...

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Ravideep Singh

29 July 2019

1. Make sure you think of a way to reach from Rishikesh to the Camp Location. We had to take a cab in Rs.1500+200AC charges. 2. Food is amazing, People were great. 3. Pool party at night was Li...

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Vandana Rawat

19 June 2019

"it was awesome experience."

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Debosmitaa Sanyal

06 June 2019

The view is amazing. It is surprisingly calm and serene. The food is delicious. The staff is the best crew I've ever met they'll attend to all your needs and take the best care of you. the tents are re...

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konark sharma

03 June 2019

"great experience.....budget camp in rishikesh "

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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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What You Should Know More About Things To Do in Rishikesh

  • Q. What is the best time to visit Rishikesh?

    Popularly known as the ‘Gateway to the Garhwal Himalayas’ and the ‘Yoga capital of the world’, this city in the northern state of Uttrakhand, lies on the foothills of Himalayas besides Ganges River.

     

    Since May June here is quite hot, late September to mid-November and March to early May is the best time to visit.

  • Q. Where is Rishikesh? How can I reach Rishikesh from Delhi? What is the distance?

    Rishikesh is located in the foothills of the Himalayas, in the northern state of Uttrakhand. It is 242 km from Delhi via NH 334. It is 25 km north of Haridwar and 43 km southeast of the state capital Dehradun. You can reach Rishikesh by air, train or bus.

     

    • Air: Jolly Grant is the nearest airport to Rishikesh, approximately 15 km away. Multiple direct flights are available from Delhi, making it affordable and faster to fly to the area.
    • Train: From Delhi it is an 8-10 hour journey to Haridwar and then continue on by bus/taxi for about 45 min. A quiet route connects Rishikesh to Haridwar and there are just three slow trains daily, therefore making it a little difficult.
    • Road: From Delhi, it is a 6-7 hour journey and the city is about 230 km away. It is well connected by buses or you can even choose to drive down.

  • Q. What all things I must carry while visiting Rishikesh?

    • Men must carry swimming trunks, while women need not because they can bathe in full clothes in the Ganga River
    • For both extremes of temperature here, you must carry a down jacket, warm pullover, warm pants, light loose cotton pants, warm windproof jackets, cotton full sleeve Tees, thermals, light tennis shoes or light rubber sandals.
    • Don’t forget to carry a cap, towel and a washing kit.
    • Tevas, chacos, old sneakers or water shoes for river rafting
    • Proper shoes or hiking boots
    • Sunhat, sunscreen, sunglasses(optional)
    • Reusable shopping bags (it’s a no “plastic bag town”)
    • Water proof camera
    • Flash light with extra batteries
    • Personal first aid kit
    • Insect repellant

  • Q. What is the ideal duration for a holiday in Rishikesh to do various activities?

    Depends on what activities you want to pursue. This charming city on the foothills of Himalayas, offer adventure lovers a plethora of exciting activities amidst the tranquility and gushing sound of crystal clear waters.

     

    A week would be enough if you want to try most of the adventures activities in Rishikesh like river rafting, cliff jumping, rappelling, kayaking, bungee jumping etc and you’re not hard pressed for time.

     

    However, if you’re in a hurry, one day is enough to touch the most important sites.  I’d suggest you should enjoy your stay here for 2-3 days, visiting various temples and ashrams, in this revered religious destination.

  • Q. What places should I visit in Rishikesh?

    From adventure activities to temple pilgrimages and a quiet life for travellers, there are many tourists attractions in Rishikesh that will excite you.

    • TriveniGhat for Ganga Aarti
    • ParmatNiketan Temple
    • LakshmanJhula
    • Ram Jhula
    • NeelkanthMahadev
    • Kunjapuri Devi Temple
    • The Beatles Ashram
    • NeerGarh Waterfalls
    • Jumpin Heights
    • GeetaBhawan
    • Byasi
    • Kaudiyala
    • Bharat mandir
    • Rishi Kund
    • Terahmanzil temple
    • Vashishtha cave
    • Shivananda ashram
    • Nirmal ashram

  • Q. What different activities can be done in Rishikesh?

    • River Rafting
    • Bungee Jumping
    • Luxury Camping
    • Camping
    • Flying Fox
    • Air Safari
    • Giant Swing
    • Body Surfing
    • Rock Climbing
    • Kayaking
    • Rappelling
    • Mountain biking
    • Yoga
    • Beach volleyball

  • Q. Can we river raft in Rishikesh? Where can we do it?

    Yes, you can do river rafting in Rishikesh. Over here, it’s a fantastic opportunity to raft down river Ganga. Experiencing distinctive thrill, savoring the gentle touch of shining blue water, enjoying the freshness of the surrounding woods while moving across the unstable rapids, gives you your dose of adrenaline and an experience to cherish forever.

     

    It can be done at Camp River Zone, Rishikesh River Rafting Tours, Hill Wars Adventure, Outbound Adventure etc. Famous rafting sites are from Kaudiyala, Marine drive, Brahmpuri and Shivpurito Rishikesh.

  • Q. How much will river rafting in Rishikesh cost?

    750/- per person for 24 kms and 1850/- per person for 36 kilometers which includes cliff jumping and body surfing.  Rates may vary w.r.t. the organization you’ve contacted.

  • Q. Is it safe to do River rafting in Rishikesh? How many people are there on the raft?

    90% of the times, yes! The remaining 10% is highly unpredictable and beyond human control or predictions.

     

    A normal raft can easily handle up to 6-8 people. However, it totally depends on the size of the raft and the route you to choose.

  • Q. Are there any camping opportunities in Rishikesh?

    Yes, there are plenty. Since camping brings you an opportunity of staying amidst the emerald beauty and tranquility of nature, you should definitely try it.

     

    Places like Shivpuri, Brahmpuri, Marine Drive and Kaudiyala offer the most wonderful camping sites in Rishikesh, where you may enjoy quality time with family and friends while enjoying the scenic beauty and reconnecting with nature.

  • Q. Are there any river beach camp locations in Rishikesh?

    Yes, there are many. This tourist attraction has recently become very popular for beach camping at locations like: Marine Drive, Brahmpuri, Byasi, Shivpuri, Kaudiyala and Sinthali.

     

    These camps let you enjoy white water rafting, rock climbing, jungle walk, cliff hanging, mountain trekking etc.

  • Q. What kind of tents will be provided to us?

    • Dome Tent
    • Quick Pitch Tent
    • Inflatable Tent.
    • Geodesic Tent.
    • Large Family Tent.

  • Q. What kind of trekking options are there in Rishikesh? Which all treks are a must do?

    Camping Trek, Tea house trek are the common types of treks in Rishikesh.

    • Waterfall Trek
    • KedarNath Trek
    • Gaumukh Trek
    • Pindari Glacier
    • Kunjapuri Temple trekking
    • Sukanda Devi Trek
    • Kuari Pass trek
    • Valley of Flowers trek
    • Roopkund trek

  • Q. Can we do Rappelling in Rishikesh? Where we can do it?

    Yes. Rishikesh isn’t just a holy town where pilgrims throng, but is renowned among adventure seekers.

     

    Rappelling is a very exciting and exotic adventure sport, in which you’ll be descending the terrain from a height. You’ll need a good instructor and best equipments for a safe, fun-filled experience.

     

    The best place for rappelling in Rishikesh would be the famous Shivalik Himalayas which have steep cliffs and a charming landscape.

  • Q. Can we do Rock Climbing in Rishikesh? Is it safe? Do they train you before Rock Climbing session?

    Yes, the Himalayan town of Rishikesh is a preferred destination for rock climbing in India.  Yes, it’s safe as it's done in the supervision of technically qualified extreme adventure sports experts with a proper gear to ensure safety.

     

    Yes, before the take you out for rock climbing, a basic session is organized which helps you understand the basic techniques of this adventure sport. Rock climbing isn’t just about physical strength but it’s about controlling your mind. The basic training includes top roping, easy bouldering and lead climbing.

  • Q. Where is Bungee Jumping done in Rishikesh? How much it will cost us?

    Jumping from a tall structure while being connected to a large elastic cord, is one of the most exciting adventure sport, Rishikesh is famous for. The thrill comes from free falling and the rebound.

     

    You can do Bungee jumping at Mohan Chatti near Rishikesh. It’s the highest fixed platform for Bungee Jumping. Jumping Heights Bungee Bridge is another famous spot.

     

    Normal Bungee Jumping costs around 3500 per person while the cost of combos like bungee with swing and bungee with flying fox ranges from 4500-6000.

  • Q. Is Bungee Jumping advisable for the faint hearted?

    No, you’d do it at your own risk and it’s obviously not advisable. Further, you’re prohibited from jumping or flying if you have heart conditions, back or neck injury, recent fracture or dislocation, high BP, neurological disorders, epilepsy, osteoporosis etc. and any other relevant condition.

     

    Especially above the age of 40, you’re obliged to inform the crew and may be allowed to jump at their discretion.

  • Q. What things need to kept in mind before doing a bungee jump?

    • Be Confident
    • Don’t Believe In the myths
    • Choose your surroundings with a picturesque environment
    • Wear Comfortable clothes

  • Q. Can we do kayaking in Rishikesh?

    Yes, you can do kayaking. In fact kayaking in Rishikesh has achieved much admiration among adventure freaks from all over the globe. River Ganges tenders many superb rapids to commence on the kayaking expedition.

     

    So with the essential apparatus(life jacket, kayak boat, helmet and paddle) you can easily do it. Kayak School and Expeditions and Red Chilli Adventure etc. arrange kayaking experiences.

  • Q. What all activities can be done by kids in Rishikesh?

    Children may do mountain biking, flying fox, bungee jumping, Giant Swing and River Rafting etc. It’s safe and is done under expert supervision.

  • Q. Which are some nearby places to visit from Rishikesh?

    Haridwar, Kanatal, TehriGarhwal, Devprayag, Rajaji National Park, Dhanaulti, Chamba.

  • Q. Is it safe to travel Rishikesh for solo female travelers?

    Yes, it’s really safe to travel solo. Lots of solo women travel here and there have hardly been any complains of eve-teasing etc.

  • Q. Where can we see evening aarti in Rishikesh?

    ParmarthNiketan Ashram and TriveniGhat are famous for evening aarti.

  • Q. Can we swim in Ganges?

    Yeah, you can swim if you want to just be careful because the flow of water is high. You’ve travelled closer to the origin of Ganga where water is extremely clear.

     

    Pollution in the mountains is far less than the city (almost negligible) so there are no reasons to avoid taking a dip in holy waters of Ganga that are believed to purge your soul.

  • Q. Which are the famous yoga ashrams in Rishikesh?

    • ParmarthNiketan
    • Sivananda Ashram
    • Omkarananda Ganga Sadan
    • Shree Mahesh Heritage Meditation School
    • Yoga Niketan Ashram
    • Himalayan Yoga Ashram
    • SaadhnaMandir Ashram
    • Natur-O-ville Vedic Retreat
    • Anand Prakash yoga ashram
    • Phoolchatti