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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
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.
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
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.
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
25 June 2015
The trekking experience was fine and good. To be honest, the trek was really good. We had a great time. It was one of the really nice treks that I have had.
13 June 2015
We were hoping to feel tired and worn out but surprisingly despite the tough trek it was nice and enjoyable and we were with high energy levels even after the trek. This was definitely a nice trekking ...
10 April 2015
I am out of words. This was a great trekking in Uttarakhand. The place is splendid and classy beauty. This is what a perfect vacation looks like.
06 November 2015
Trek To Chandrashila Peak Via Tungnath was one of the good treks that I have ever been on in the past few years. Preiously, there were not these many treks. In the past few years, Indian Travel industr...
27 March 2019
The beauty of Auli will never fail to surprise you. Explored the beauty hassle free with best facilities. Thank You
18 December 2018
Booked this tour for my parents this year. Great experience. The guide was a local and a very knowledgeable fellow. Safety was ensured by the team, and a lot of places were covered. Thanks Thrillophili
18 December 2018
our guide, Ramesh was very cooperative and he made us see the splendid view of Ganga Aarti from up close. it was an amazing experience and Thrillophilia made it memorable for us. thanks team!!
18 December 2018
Though I am fond of adventure activities I've tried in Rishikesh but I found this the experience the best part of my trip to Rishikesh. I got to experience the cultural and the tranquil side of Rishike...
18 December 2018
The food we tasted was AMAZING! No other way to describe it. The entire experience was new and memorable. So many local and outstanding dishes in one day, thanks to our local and experienced guide Suba...
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Besides action-filled adventure one can also go for sightseeing in this picturesque and holy city. Starting from temples, to river Ganges, to suspension bridges, wildlife sanctuaries there are many interesting places to visit in Rishikesh
Some of the places that one can go for sightseeing are mentioned below:
2. Lakshman Jhula
3. Triveni Ghat
4. Ram Jhula
5. Beatles Ashram
6. Kunjapuri temple
Adventure lovers won’t always like stay on the grounded. Having a great time in the water is always on their list. Even now a day the normal tourists are also involving in water sport activities in Rishikesh.
Some of them that can be done in Rishikesh are:
- River Rafting
- Waterfall Rappelling
One might not prefer biking in this holy city but put their endurance to test by opting for cycling. There are many cycling routes one can opt for. Some of them are mentioned below:
- Rishikesh to Tehri
- Rishikesh to Kunjapuri
- Rishikesh to Vashishta cave
- Rishikesh to Neelkantha Mahadeva Temple
- Rajaji National Park to Jim Corbett National Park
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Walking tour is the best possible way to get to know the culture of the place. There are lot of places in the city that one can experience by having this tour. Some of the must visit places are:
- Lakshman Jhula
- Local Market
- Swarga Ashram
- Gita Bhawan
- Parmarth Niketan
- Ram Jhula
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Mountains and hilly areas have always been on the list of biking enthusiasts. People who own a bike and are also an adventure lover take biking in hilly areas as a challenge and recreational activity for them. Rishikesh is one such place where one get to enjoy the thrills of biking against the backdrop of the Himalayas and the scenic beauty associated with it.
One can use their own bike or even rent a one and then head to the following places:
- Rishikesh to Kunjapuri
- Kunjapuri to Kunjapuri Temple
- Kunjapuri Temple to Ram Jhula
- Ram Jhula to Neer Gadu Waterfall
- Neer Gadu Waterfall to Vashishta Cave
- Vashishta Cave to Rishikesh
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Leaving adventure sports and other activities wildlife safari is one of the activities that one must take up during their visit to Rishikesh. Rishikesh has a very diverse ecosystem consisting of various species of animals, birds, reptiles etc. One can either opt to stay a day in the wildlife sanctuaries or just travel down there or have a safari trip of the whole sanctuary.
Some of the nearby wildlife hotspots are:
- Rajaji National Park
- Nanda Devi Wildlife Sanctuary
- Jim Corbett National Park
Kuari Pass gives a traveller the grand view of snow capped mountains of the Himalayas. It gives you a beautiful view of the Chaukhamba range, Mana, Abl Gamin and Kamet. Peaks like Nanda Devi, Duangiri and Chngabang. Skip the line & book the tickets of Kuari Pass trek at flat 28% off.
Talking about difficulty of this trek it is one of the most easy treks for a beginner. But it may be difficult for people having Hypothermia or Mountain Sickness. So, the final verdict will be if one person is fit and fine then they must go for this trek.
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Rishikesh is mainly known for its spiritual aura. Every follower of Hinduism makes sure that they visit this city once in their life as apart of their pilgrimage. There are many temples and ashrams one can visit during their trip to Rishikesh.
- Omkarananda ashram
- Beatles ashram
- Triveni ghat
- Sivananda ashram
- Bharat Mandir
- Parmarth Niketan
Gangotri to Gaumukh trek is a very popular trek in the state of Uttarakhand. It is located at the base of the Gangotri glacier, Gaumukh also known as Cow's snout is the source of holy river Ganga. Tapovan is located above the Gangotri glacier. This trek will make travellers pass through glaciers which certainly one of the must go treks best meant for adventure enthusiasts from across the globe. This trail is not difficult and hence can be undertaken by mountaineers and non-mountaineers with good health condition. Check here: The most alluring, Gaumukh Tapovan Trek of Uttarakhand.
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Besides staying grounded a travel enthusiast would also like to taste adventures in the air. There are many such activities to be done in Rishikesh. They are as follows:
1. Bungee Jumping
2. Giant Swing
3. Zip line
4. Flying Fox
5. Valley Crossing
6. Cliff Jumping
7. Air safari
An adventure addict will never miss a chance to do aerial activities. In which Paragliding and Bungee jumping are one of the famous ones. Some of the better places to do these are:
- Camp Wildex
- G5 Adventures
- Adventure Nations
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Water sport activities are normally adventurous and families travelling usually avoid these. But boating is one such activity where families can enjoy the pristine waters of River Ganga. There are some good places where one can enjoy boating they are:
- Himalayan Travels
- Wild Splash
- Outbound Adventures
- Red Chilli Adventure
- Paddle India
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Canoeing is one of the most opted water sport in Rishikesh. There are many adventure camps providing canoeing facilities to travellers they are:
- Paddle India
- Wild Splash
- Rishikesh River Rafting
-Amazing Ganga Adventures
After long hours of adventure one will look to attain peace of mind. To relax mind body and soul Yoga and Ayurvedic therapies will work wonders. There are several centres that offer such facilities they are:
1. Naturoville Spa, Yoga and Ayurvedic Retreat
2. Braham Yoga, Ayurveda and natural care centre
3. Rishikesh Yoga Retreats
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Fishing is one of the silent activities one can indulge in. Angling and Mahaseer fishing in Rishikesh is very popular as the clear rivers are the habitat to the river fish species like Trout, Mahaseer etc. Some of the best places for fishing are:
- Ramganga river
- Vyas ghat
If you want spiritual blessings and get to know more about Hindu culture then attending Ganga Aarti at different ghats of Rishikesh is a must. Parmarth Niketan Ghat and Triveni Ghat are the ones where you can get the best spiritual experience.
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Ram Jhula is 450 feet iron suspension bridge that connects Shivananda Ashram with Swarga Ashram. Apart from temples there are local markets on either side of the bridge. One can visit the following places around Ram Jhula:
- Beatles Ashram
- Yog Niketan
- Parmarth Niketan
- Geeta Bhawan