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  • Places to Visit in Rishikesh encircles Shivpuri, Triveni Ghat, Lakshman Jhula, Ram Jhula, Neelkanth Mahadev Temple, Beatles Ashram, Shivpuri Vashistha Gufa, Rishikund and many other spiritual destinations.

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    Almost all of us are confused to pick one out of the best tourist places to visit in Rishikesh as this vibrant city is known for providing tourist’s exactly what they are looking for. Known as the ancient city in the country this city is blessed with Garhwal Himalayas and the holy Ganges.

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    Also known as the 'Yoganagari' or the 'Yoga Capital of the Country' and the 'Gateway to the Garhwal Himalayas', this quaint city is known for its bountiful beauty, sanctity, adventure options and
     the magnificent places. The city offers a myriad and engrossing list to its visitors. Jotted with sacred temples, pious ghats, tranquil ashrams and evergreen forests, this serene city has something for everyone.

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    While most of the crowd to this yoga capital consists of the pious travellers seeking blessings of the Gods, the rest constitutes adventure, leisure and
     culture lovers. Here we bring you the list of some of the places which will make your vacation an enticing one.

  • Must Visit Places in Rishikesh

  • 01Shivpuri

    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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  • 02Triveni Ghat

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    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 ghats turns into a riot of colours as it is a time of the 'Maha Aarti' or the aarti to Mother Ganga.

    Priest and the devotees perform several rituals during this sacred event and offer lamps clad with flowers and incense stick to the Goddess as a 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 make Triveni Ghar one of the must-visit Rishikesh tourist places.
  • 03Lakshman Jhula

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    Rishikesh is not only about religious beliefs, ghats or temples; within this ancient city, you can also witness some of the architectural marvels and structures as well! One such structure, the Lakshman Jhula, which is also one of the not to be missed places to visit in Rishikesh, is a suspension bridge that connects Tehri and Pauri districts of Uttarakhand.

    The existence of this bridge dates back to the age of Ramayana. According to the legends, Lakshman; brother of Lord Rama, crossed the holy Ganga River at this spot over a jute bridge. Centuries after this pious incident, a 284ft hanging bridge was built in the same spot by Rai Bahadur Surajmal Jhunjhunwala.

    However, the bridge got washed away during the epidemic flood of 1924, and later, a pillar-less suspension bridge was erected at the same spot. The architecture brilliance of Lakshman Jhula and its proximity to several sacred places make it one of the most visited tourist places in Rishikesh. You can also go through the list of the amazing things to do in Rishikesh that takes place near this.
  • 04Ram 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 ends.

    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! You can also take a sightseeing tour of places near the Jhula.
  • 05Beatles 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 on 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!
  • 06Kunjapuri Temple

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    Kunjapuri Temple is a sacred Hindu temple of immense importance dedicated to the goddess Sati (the wife of Lord Shiva, before she took birth as Goddess Parvati). The temple is said to be constructed at the place where the chest of the Goddess had fallen while Lord Shiva carried her remains to Kailash to do her final rites.

    Located just 25 km from Rishikesh, the Kunjapuri Temple is one of the most venerated places to visit in Rishikesh especially during Navratri (April & October) and Dusshera when thousands of devotees flock here to witness the grand celebrations.

    At an altitude of 1645 mts, it lends a panoramic view of Gangotri, Swarga Rohini, Chaukhamba and Banderpunch peaks to the North and the sacred town of Rishikesh, Haridwar and the Doon valley to the South.

    Kunjapuri Temple is an ideal place for light trekking lovers. There are multiple small distances as well as large distance treks you can do in Rishikesh from here. The Kunjapuri Temple Trek is recommended in the wee hours of the morning.

    A vehicle ride to the temple followed by a flight of 80 steep steps right up to the top and steaming hot cup of chai. Wait for the sunrise right in the arms of divinity, which lights up the Great Himalayan peaks in a beautiful glow, eventually shining on the vast Indo-Gangetic plains and the Ganga river.

    A five-mile trek down the hillock, with villages, farms and a splash at the Neer Gaddu waterfall is the perfect blend of bliss and tranquillity after a long tiring day.

  • 07Parmath Niketan Ashram

    Nestled amidst the lap of the Himalayas and embraced by bucolic and lush greeneries, Parmarth Niketan Ashram along the banks of the sacred Ganga River is the largest ashram in Rishikesh. Visited by devotees from across the globe, it is known for its serene, salubrious, calm and tranquil ambience.

    With over 1,000 rooms for the devotees, it also offers some of the modern day amenities and facilities. A stay in Parmath Niketan Ashram will not only bring you closer to your inner-self but will also awaken all your senses along with uplifting the state of your body, mind and soul.

    Religious and spiritual preaching here is believed to show you the ways to purify yourself and know more about the energy points within yourself. Yoga, meditation, spiritual classes, Satsang, kirtan, Ganga Aarti and spiritual lectures are the daily curriculum of Parmarth Niketan Ashram.

    In addition to the wonderful Ashrams, the city is flooded with the luxury resorts too, where one can experience fuss-free stays!
  • 08Vashistha Gufa

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    Vashistha Cave or Vashistha Gufa is an ancient cave where Sage Vashistha and his wife meditated for hundreds of years. According to Hindu mythology, Sage Vashista was a Manas Putra (human son) of Lord Brahma and one of the Saptarishi (great seven sages). The Vashishta Gufa situated in the middle of Gular trees and the sacred River Ganga is a perfect place for peace of mind and positive spiritual energy.

    Over the years a small ashram was built near the cave known as Swami Purushottamanand ashram as well as some rooms outside the cave, where many sadhus live there permanently.

    Located 25 km from Rishikesh on the Rishikesh-Badrinath road, all buses going towards Devprayag pass through this place. A flight of around 200 steps and you reach the entrance of the cave which only gets pitch dark as you go deeper.

    The cave is properly maintained and the floor is strewn with white mats for about 12 people. The interior of the cave is filled with some aroma of burning oil and sticks making it a peaceful and spiritual meditational sanctuary.

    At the end of the cave, there is a Shiv Linga where you normally find priests and other tourists engaged in worship and veneration. There is also another small cave outside the ashram called “Arundhati Cave” and an iron bridge across the river to the small yet beautiful Gular village.

    The beach outside the cave is a perfect setting to relax and reflect with nature after a deep meditation and silent introspection.

    For some thrill and adventure, you can also go to Shivpuri to indulge in the adventurous flying fox activity.

  • 09Swarga 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 contribute much to its tranquil atmosphere, the devotion and spirituality that exists here make 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 sell religious commodities, cultural books, ayurvedic shops, eateries and lot more. One can also stay at resorts of Rishikesh nearby this ashram if you want to make your stay a luxurious one.
  • 10Rishikund

    Translated in the local language, Rishikund means the 'Pond of the Sage' and is one of the most important places to visit in Rishikesh. A natural hot water spring, it is believed that a pious sage named Kubz was blessed by the Goddess Yamuna who promised to stay in Rishikesh forever.

    Located within a close proximity to the Triveni Ghat, the most commonly believed story behind this holy pond narrates that it was once a havan kund.

    During the ancient times, as the holy Ganges was not flowing nearby, it created a havoc among the people. To please Mother Ganges, few pious devotees performed yagya at this place and at their request, Goddess Yamuna appeared and stayed here forever.

    Other stories also say that it was once the bathing place of Lord Rama; dedicated to the lord and his wife Sita, Raghunath Temple was built beside Rishikund. On a clear day, you can witness the reflection of the temple on the surface of the pond.

    Devotees from various parts of the world flock to this Rishikesh tourist place and offer their prayers to the Goddess Yamuna and seek blessings of the other Gods as well.
  • 11Bharat Mandir

    Located in the centre of the city, this sacred temple is believed to be one of the oldest religious sites in the entire country and one of the sought after tourist places in Rishikesh.

    According to the common folklore, the existence of Bharat Mandir is as old as that of Rishikesh! Legends have it that the present day deity of this temple was reinstalled by Jagadguru Adi Shankaracharya during 789AD on the auspicious day of Basant Panchami.

    Even till date, devotees flocks this temple on the same day of the Hindu calendar and attend a grand procession wherein the idol of Lord Hrishikesh is taken out for a dip in the holy water and reinstalled in the temple.

    Believed to be named after 'Bharat', brother of Lord Ram, the main deity of the temple is Lord Vishnu and has an idol carved from a single piece of black stone.

    Legends also have it that after the battle of Kurukshetra, the Pandava brothers while on their way to heaven took shelter and also offered their prayers to Lord Hrishikesh Narayan in this temple.
  • 12Neer Gaddu Waterfall

    Situated around 6km from Tapovan, Neer Gaddu Waterfall in Rishikesh is a true delight for the visitors! Shallow pool, cascading waters and the bountiful beauty around the waterfall makes it one of the picturesque places that cannot be missed at any cost.

    Located within 5km from Lakshman Jhula, this gorgeous cascade can be easily reached from Rishikesh Market and the climb to it is also very easy; only 2km uphill walk and you can have a tryst with its immaculate beauty and charm!

    Hidden away from most of the crowd, the cascade offers an extremely salubrious and calm ambience around. For the peace and tranquillity seekers, it proves to be an ideal destination. The nature lovers can also spend some of the most wonderful times while adoring and embracing its gorgeousness.

    For those, who like to capture every moment with their lenses, Neer Gaddu Waterfall proves to be a heaven and offers ample of opportunities to click a masterpiece! Also, one can also get indulge in adventurous activities near the waterfall.
  • 13Gita Bhavan

    Another not to be missed places to visit in Rishikesh, Gita Bhawan is also located on the banks of the Ganga River and is adorned by the enchanting charm of the Himalayas. Comprising of a large complex, it serves as an institute where a devotee can learn about Hinduism to a large extent along with participating in many religious and cultural events as well.

    The institute offers free food, stay and education to the pilgrims. People living in the Bhawan participates in daily prayers and sadhana along with mediation and other necessary activities. Visitors to Gita Bhawan can also participate in all the activities and can also enjoy pure-vegetarian meals and other facilities at a minimal price.

    It also offers free boat rides and has a dispensary that offers free ayurvedic treatments and medicines made according to the religious scriptures with the holy water from the Ganges. With ample of meditation places and bathing ghats, it offers a pleasant and soothing ambience to indulge in Ganga dip and other religious activities.
  • 14Tera Manzil Temple

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    On your visit to Tera Manzil Temple, visit each of its thirteen floors and witness the devotion that engulfs the entire place! Unlike other Rishikesh temples that are dedicated to a single deity, this temple has multiple deities and offers you an amazing opportunity to worship all of them at the same time.

    Symmetric architecture, pleasant location and the sanctity that fills in the ambiance make it one of the pious temples in the entire vicinity. Also known as the Trayambakeshwar or Trimbakeshwar Temple, one can enjoy panoramic views of the surroundings from the temple top.

    A short walk from other landmarks of the city like Lakshman Jhula will get you to this devout temple in Rishikesh.

    Also, you can indulge in some thrilling activity like a giant swing adventure in Rishikesh.
  • 15Neelkanth Mahadev Temple

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    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 'Samudra Manthan'; 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.
  • Places to Visit near Rishikesh Within 100Kms

  • 16Mussoorie

    The 'Queen of Hills' or Mussoorie is among the most gorgeous places to visit near Rishikesh. A cult among the leisure travellers, honeymooners, nature lovers and others alike, this picturesque hill station is located only 76km from the yoga capital and is situated at the foothills of the Garhwal Himalayas.

    A treasure trove for the visitors, Mussoorie boasts of its enchanting beauty, magical charm, pleasant climate and a myriad list of places to visit.

    While planning a visit to this hilly retreat, ensure that you have enough time to visit places like Kempty Falls, Mussoorie Lake, Bhatta Falls, Gun Hill, Nag Devta Temple, Cloud End and several others. You can also opt for the tour package of Rishikesh which will also take you to visit these places.

    Also, You can check some of the travel guides of Mussoorie:

    1) Guide to Best Places to Visit in Mussoorie.

    2) A Guide for the Adventurous Things to Do in Mussoorie.
  • 17Haridwar

    Call this pious city 'Haridwar' or 'Hardwar', and you will never be wrong! While the devotees of Lord Shiva calls it Hardwar or the 'Gate to Lord Shiva', the devotees of Lord Vishnu prefers Haridwar or the 'Gate to Lord Vishnu'. Located only 24km from Rishikesh, it was also called as 'Gangadwara' in the ancient times.

    Though known by multiple names, the sanctity and holiness of this ancient city remain resolute. According to the Hindu mythology, the nectar of life fell on four different places; Haridwar being one of them is considered as a sacred place and is also the venue ground of the 'Maha Kumbh Mela'.

    One of the best places to visit near Rishikesh, this ancient city is a melting point of culture, religion, faith, belief and holiness, and must not be missed while visiting Rishikesh.

    Also, You can get more details about the beautiful city Haridwar from these guides: Mussoorie:

    1) Guide for the Places you Must Visit in Haridwar.

    2) A Guide for the Thrilling Things to Do in Haridwar.
  • 18Dhanaulti

    Located within a radius of 95km from Rishikesh, this scenic hill station in Uttarakhand is known for its pleasant climate, bountiful nature and plenitude of tourism options. Perched at a height of 2,286m above the sea level, it is cossetted with thick and dense pine, cedar, deodar and rhododendron forests.

    An ideal place to enjoy the most alluring views of the peaks like Swargarohini, Nanda Devi and the Bandarpunch Ranges, this hill station is gaining considerable amount of attention and is gradually turning into a tourism hub. During your visit to Dhanaulti, do not miss the chance to indulge in adventure sports like flying fox, Burma Bridge and horse riding; the gorgeous locales and the lush surroundings of the hill station make it an ideal place for these thrilling activities.
  • 19Kaudiyala

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    This small village haven located 40km away from the Rishikesh Valley between Rishikesh - Badrinath highway with beautiful landscape and foothills is famous for the roaring sounds of the most dangerous rafting rapids.

    The 36 km stretch of River Ganges from Kaudiyala to Rishikesh offers some of the world's most fun-filled and challenging Grade III and Grade IV river rapids along with Grade V rapids where rafters come across the most daring and toughest zone called “The Wall” and ‘Daniel’s Dip’ Rapids.

    The total time taken to complete the expedition is around 8 hours and is not recommended to first-time river rafters since they feature some serious obstacles while sailing along.

    While having magnificent landscapes and toughest Rapids, Kaudiyala is also known for having the finest and best beach camping locations in Rishikesh, surrounded by greenery, mountains and perfect weather(between mid-September to April).

    Various sports like volleyball, football, jungle trekking and bird watching can be enjoyed while taking in the warmth of the fiery wood barks by your beach tent along with freshly cooked village food.

    Being located about 380m above sea level, the place is surrounded by dense forests making it the place for rock climbing. Visitors are enthralled with a rare view of so many wild animals and endemic flora in their natural habitat making Kaudiyala a scenic and adrenaline pumped destination.

    You can reach Kaudiyala by bus or a hired taxi from the Rishikesh Railway Station(40 km) or the Jolly Grant Airport (56km) away.

  • 20Devprayag

    Around 74km from Rishikesh, Devprayag is yet another gorgeous place to visit near the city! A quaint and beautiful town in the Tehri Garhwal district of Uttarakhand, it is the place where the gurgling Alaknanda River meets the Bhagirathi River and becomes the holy Ganges.

    Located at an elevation of 830m, the prismatic beauty of the town and its religious significance owes to its growing tourism.

    According to the locals, Devprayag is holier than Haridwar and has several holy spots that can purify one's mind and soul! A natural water spring called Baitalshila within the town is known to have high medicinal properties and is believed to cure leprosy.
  • Adventure Experiences in Rishikesh

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    Rishikesh is a small town near the holy city of Haridwar, famous for being a spiritual getaway and a hub for adventure sports like white water rafting, cliff diving, rock climbing and many other such heart-pumping activities. Rishikesh is the country's best spot for rafting, and if you throw in the excitement of camping at one of the sandy beaches in Rishikesh, then this trip becomes an unbeatable one. This is an unforgettable experience which you will experience near Laxman Jula.

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    This camp offers the comfort of living in cosy quarters with common washrooms, a view of the hills nearby and adventures to last you a lifetime. Enjoy the convenience of all basic amenities at camp to make your stay in the tents comfortable. The river Ganga is just 50 Metres away from the campsite making it a beach camping experience wherein you have access to the river. The location of camps is in Gattu Ghat.

    Also part of the camp are the various indoor and outdoor activities that you can enjoy, in tandem with the white water rafting like body surfing, rope walk, nature hiking, and camp games (volleyball, football, cricket, badminton). And to make your stay even more wonderful and memorable, an evening bonfire will be lit so you can sit around in its warmth and enjoy singing and storytelling with your campmates. Dinner will be under the shade of the billions of stars and will come with the option of both, Veg and Non-Veg.

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    - Experience India’s first fixed platform bungee jump destination at Mohan Chutti (52km), a pristine location tucked in the Shivaliks further ahead of Rishikesh.

    - This day trip is bundled with a ride giving you a glimpse of the mountains, crisp a, r and virgin greenery.

    - You can choose from a convenient time slot between 09:30 AM, 11:00 AM, 01:00 PM and 02:30 PM. and you can opt to travel to Mohan Chutti on an A/C luxury coach at an additional cost

    - Upon reaching, you’ll meet the instructor team, understand the gear, safety tips, jumping techniques, and sign up for a memorabilia kit (photographs, DVD, t-shirt printed with pictures of your jump) if required.

    - Walk on the cantilever platform built over a rocky cliff overlooking River Hall, a tributary of River Ganga. Take your leap of faith and feel the rush.

    - The jump height is 83m. At the end of the jump, you’ll be lowered to a drop zone with 2ft of water.

    - Walk to the cafeteria, reminisce the experience, and head back to Rishikesh. If you wish, you could add more thrills to your adventure cart by partaking in Giant Swing and Flying Fox activities.

    - Note: INR 100 will be charged by the operator as the entry fees to the bungee sight.

    About the Destination: The search for some of the most extreme adventure sports take you to the exhilarating experience of bungee jumping in Rishikesh. This small town has had an amazing importance when it comes to spiritual enlightenment, as well as providing adventures with thrills of the highest order. A prime example of that is the 1968 visit of The Beatles in Rishikesh, who came here to seek a little something of their own. Spending a good amount of time, they found a lot of inspiration here that reflected in their works. Rishikesh is like that, it has something for everyone who comes here seeking.

    And not just spiritual, Rishikesh is famous for being an adventure hub as well. With a lot many adventure experiences offered in and around this city, it stands amidst the perfect mixture of polar opposites of escapades that call Rishikesh their home. Amongst the many noticeable names, comes the amazing inclusion of Rishikesh bungee jumping which, in short, gives you the feeling of falling freely from a great height. A perfect place for passing through some of the greatest experiences, Rishikesh houses a lot of thrills in its lap that are just waiting to be explored by the adventurists.

    Due to its extreme nature, this sport is not suitable for people with the following medical conditions *

    Back or Neck injuries, Recent Fracture, Any Dislocation, High Blood Pressure, Asthma, Neurological Disorders, Epilepsy, Heart Conditions, Pregnancy, Osteoporosis, over weight.

    In case of any of these conditions, you will be prohibited from Jumping and/or Flying. In case of any other relevant conditions, especially over the age of 45, you are obliged to inform the Crew, and will further be allowed to jump only at their discretion.

    Minimum number of people required: 1

    How to Reach?

    The Jump site is located in Mohan Chatti and you can reach here by public transport or shared cabs.

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    About the activity:

    - Brilliant environment, enchanting weather, clear skies, and crisp mountain air provide just the right platform to take on a sport like Giant Swing in Rishikesh. 

    - The jump height of 83 m is from India’s first fixed platform and highest bungee jump site and you get to spend exhilarating time at the drop zone in Mohanchatti, a quaint village across the LakshmanJhula.

    - Choose time slots available from 09:30 AM, 11:00 AM, 1:00 pm and 02:30 PM and you can take a half hour bus ride on an AC Luxury Coach to the game point. 

    - Move on to the bungee platform, where you’ll be fitted on to a seat with a chest harness.

    - Feel the initial free fall as the ropes take over to give you a smooth swing similar to a pendulum. 

    - After a gutsy jump, you’re filled with enthusiasm to last lifelong. The end of the swing lowers you to 2 feet deep water below, from where you’ll walk to the nearby cafeteria. 

    - Recollect the episode, collect memorabilia and Dare to Jump Certificate, and head back to Rishikesh.

    About the Destination: Your search for adventure in the Himalayas end at this amazing place Rishikesh which is a small town located on the banks of the river Ganga and in the foothills of the lower Himalayas of Uttarakhand. It is a religious location and a pilgrimage site but is also quite a surprise when it comes to thrilling its visitors with some of the country's best and most unique experiences offered here. The city sees a good number of people arriving to connect with themselves in the spiritual air of this place. But, a large number of people also find themselves here for the adventure experiences offered in an around Rishikesh.

    The Rishikesh giant swing packages take you to some of the most adventurous locations of this holy city so you can feel your adrenaline spiking and all your blood rushing to your head. Home to the Lakshman Jhula and Ram Jhula, this city has something for everyone whether you are looking for an experience of Nirvana or the feeling of true adventure. And an amazing proof of that is this giant swing in Rishikesh, which was a first of its kind experience in the country and the highest as well.

    But why would one go for the giant swing experience in Rishikesh? Because the Rishikesh giant swing is quite similar to the Bungy jumping experience, but it actually gives double the excitement. The rope will be put on a harness around your chest and the rope will be attached to an overhead rope, so when you jump, you experience a free fall until the rope gets taut, making you swing like a pendulum about that point. 

    When you reach the end of one swing, you feel a free fall again until the rope tightens again, repeating the whole process all over again. And that is why it is double the excitement. At the end of the experience, the daredevils who chose to go for the most amazing of Rishikesh giant swing packages will also get a certificate. Rishikesh is a pleasant place to visit through the year, and this tour makes for an amazing experience to add to the list on your trip here.


    How to reach?

    The swing is located at mohan chatti which is easily accessible by public or private transfer, The site is approx 1-hour drive from Rishikesh


    Min no of people required:- 1


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    About the Activity: Feel the excitement as you flit away over River Ganges with a rip-roaring round of Flying Fox Rishikesh adventure.

    In this activity of around 1 hour, you will glide down a sequence of ultra-strong cables or zip lines, attached by a harness and pulley. Assemble at Shivpuri Village. Post prepping you up with safety guidelines and necessary equipment, two zip lines send you across the white water rapids at Shivpuri. Savor the view of the mighty Himalaya’s and feel the pleasant wind on your face.

    Why do flying fox in Rishikesh? Strictly speaking, this zip-lining adventure of sorts requires a person tied to a harness tied around their waist, so when they ‘fly’, they are facing down, letting gravity do its work in making the person fly and live their dreams of spreading their arms and come soaring down.

    A true jewel in the many flying fox in Rishikesh packages, this one involves experienced guides and trainers, who make sure that you have a hassle-free, safe and memorable experience while soaring down. A team even waits for you at the landing platform. Whether you do the flight alone or in tandem with two other people, the experience of Rishikesh flying fox occurs at Shivpuri and provides you some of the most exciting views of the Himalayas.

    About the Destination: Spreading your wings and soaring like a bird is now possible, thanks to the adventure of flying fox Rishikesh in Uttarakhand. This city found its place on the tourism map of India due to various reasons. It is a spiritual hub that has been a part of pilgrimage journeys of many believers who arrive to watch the holy River Ganga pass by and bless the lands of this holy city.

    Temples and many Ashrams (hermitages) line both the sides of the city, that are connected by the famous suspension bridges of the city, named after the famed Godbrothers from the epic Ramayana, Lakshman, and Ram. And this hotspot for spiritual upliftment is also a hub for travelers and backpackers looking for adventures that one cannot find anywhere else in India, and that is what attracts a large number of adventurists to Rishikesh.

    Experiences included in rafting, bungee jumping and flying fox in Rishikesh packages are easily some of the most exhilarating and adrenaline spiking in nature, easily attracting a large number of adventurists to this amazing city every day. And speaking of adventures like flying fox, Rishikesh has sure earned a gem like this one right here.

    Minimum number of people req to book this activity: 1

    Entry Time for the Activity: 9:00 am - 2:00 pm

    How to reach?

    The activity takes place in Mohan Chatti which is accessible easily through public transport or shared cabs.

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    About the Activity:
    • Rishikesh and rafting are twins with unbreakable bonding between each other. The spiritually enhanced city has genuine sets of adventurous rapids to make any adventure lover's tour unforgettable.
    • Check this 2-day camping and rafting package that offers you maximum fun and the moments of utmost thrill on the tricky yet beautiful rapids of the mighty Ganges.
    • Once you arrive in Rishikesh early morning, check in to your camps and relax. Later, with all the equipment set right, head out to beat those rapids hidden.
    • In the evening, gather near the bonfire, share your experience, indulge in some fun games and sports and relax till it is late night.
    • The next day, proceed to explore the mystic city beautified by the reverberating hilltops and glittering Ganga Ghats.
    • The package includes food, accommodation in tents and maximum fun.
    • There are two types of variants, 1) tented accommodation with common bathroom and 2) tented accommodation with attached bathroom.
    Check-In- 12:00PM 
    Check-Out- 10:00AM

    How to reach?
    The campsite location will be disclosed after confirmation of booking.

    Minimum number of people required: 2
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    Rafting has always been a popular sport in the rivers that lead from the Himalayas. But the one place where you can enjoy the best of this adventure sport is in the lap of the hills of the state of Uttarakhand, near the small yet significant religious town of Rishikesh.
    Put on the map by the amazing rafting experience that tourists from all over the world come for enjoying. Camp is located near the famous Marine Drive rapid of Rishikesh, the camp offers comfortable tents to stay, amazing food to munch on and views that will just simply take your breath away. Bring along your gang or family to enjoy the best that the camp has to offer.

    The camp offers 2 different kinds of packages- Standard and Luxury
    Luxury Packages come with the option of an attached washroom with the tents with all the activities
    Standard Packages will come with common washrooms for the occupants. 

    1 Lunch, 1 Dinner (Veg + Nonveg ), Am-Pm Tea, 1 Evening Snacks, Bonfire, 7 to 10 Music, 1 Breakfast
    River Rafting Marine Drive to Shivpuri Beach- 12 KMS
    Body Surfing, Rope Walk, Camp Games.
    In-house Activities - Volleyball, Football, Cricket, Badminton, Bonfire
    Outdoor Activities - Nature walk, Splash in River Ganga

    Check in Time - 11:00 AM
    Check our Time - 11:00 AM

    How to reach?
    The campsite is located at an hour drive from main Rishikesh city centre, Easily accessible by public and private transport, exact location will be disclosed after the booking

    Min number of people required to book:- 2
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    About the Activity:

    - One of the most adventurous experiences in Northern India, river rafting in Rishikesh is something that attracts visitors in the thousands every year, who come to this small city in Uttarakhand to experience gliding on the rapids of River Ganges.
    - When the river enters the city of Rishikesh, it dawns on a raging form, creating rapids that make this rafting experience full of excitement.
    - In this day package, you get to choose from options in the length as in how far you want to raft down the river. There are 3 stretches ranging from 9 km to 26 km, with a varying number of rapids from class III to class V.
    - Apart from this exciting adventure, you also get to experience activities like Cliff Jumping and Body Surfing.

    Routes:
    9 KM:  3 rapids of Grade II and above, which will be covered in a duration of 2 hours. 
    16 KM: 3 rapids of Grade III and above, which will be covered in a duration of 3 hours.
    26 KM: 5 rapids of grade III and above, to be covered in a duration of 5 hours.

    Difficulty Level: Moderate.

    Min number of people:- 1

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    Rafting is a sport of adrenaline and the best spot to feel that adrenaline are the rapids near the religious town of Rishikesh. The River Ganga, as it passes through here rages on creating great avenues for rafting. This tour takes you to an amazing adventure camp on the beaches of Rishikesh where you can feel the adrenaline rushing through you as you conquer rapids after rapids in one of the best spots for rafting in India. Also included in the camp are various other activities that you can take part in like Waterfall trekking, beach sports like Volleyball, cricket, and Badminton, and if time permits, complimentary rock climbing and rappelling sessions, all of which are included in the package cost. Apart from these, other activities that are available here can be availed at an additional cost are- 
    Bunjee Jumping: Rs. 3,550  |  Giant Swing: Rs. 3,550  |  Flying Fox: Rs. 1,800 

    About the activity:
    • Arrive at noon to check into the camp and get your camps allotted to you
    • After a briefing session, lunch will be served to you, post which you will be going for a waterfall trek
    • After tea and cookies in the evening, you can enjoy other camp activities before sitting around the campfire and enjoy your snacks/dinner
    • Spend a night in the camp before your rafting experience unfolds in the morning
    • You will also be enjoying body surfing and cliff jumping, before checking out to bring the tour to an end
    *Note 1- The tour is available in two packages, that is the Standard Package and the Luxury Package
    For standard package, the washrooms in the camp will common for everyone
    For luxury package, the washrooms will come attached with the tents.

    *Note 2- The itinerary shown here is for 2D/1N package. The tour is also available in a 3D/2N variant, for which, you can drop an inquiry with us
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    Ganga shows one of its best forms in Rishikesh. And to see it when its best, is both an adventurous and spiritual experience. Perfect for a weekend getaway with your family and friends, this camping experience besides mountains, rivers and waterfalls is the one you will never forget.

    About the Activity:
    The camp is riverside with a beautiful mountain view all around it. Just a 5-minute walk from the main road, this camp promises to give a great camping experience. Scenic locations including waterfalls surround this camp which can be explored by trekking.

    Trek to explore the beauty around and see the true nature of nature. Visit the nearby waterfall and take a dip and take some pictures with your loved ones. Play relaxing games like Badminton, Chess, Ludo, Playing Cards, etc, and enjoy your evening with Bonfire, Snacks, and music. And the all famous white water rafting of Rishikesh needs no introduction. It is the ultimate adventure activity. Go for it!

    You can choose from:
    Camping without rafting
    Camping with rafting(10-12km)

    Stay:
    Two bedded tent with extra bedding that can take up to 3 pax (triple sharing), 11 Alpine Deluxe Tents and10 Swiss Tents are available at the site.

    Meals:
    Breakfast, Dinner and Evening Snacks are included in the package.

    How to reach?
    The campsite is situated on the banks of the Tributary of the Ganga river. Public transport is generally easily available, or you as you can Take the shared cab from across the Laxman Jhula going towards the Mohanchati. The camp is just a 5-minute walk from the main road.

    Check-in:
    12:00 noon
    Check-out: 12:00 noon

    Note:
    A minimum of three people is required for booking.

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    Rishikesh will keep on surprising you with its offbeat locations and wonderful scenic beauty. Another surprise for you is this camp in the next heaven. Stay in the middle of nowhere, like a true wanderer and enjoy the beauty and experinces provided by nature.

    Factual Information

    Situated in the midst of two tributaries of Ganga, this campsite is perfect for the low budget adventure seekers. Rivers on both the sides and mountains in the background makes this place one of the best to camp in Rishikesh, and the 10 minute walk from the main road crossing a river by a wooden bridge makes it accessible yet adventurous.

    Activities

    Once you reach, you can relax in your tents, take a bath in the waters, see the place around or play games like Badminton, Cricket, Volleyball, Chess, Ludo and Playing Cards. Enjoy until the sun sets and soak in the beauty of it setting behind the mountains. Keep yourself satiated with healthy and tasty meals all around the day. Dance around a bonfire on your favourite music and enjoy your dinner before you say good night. Begin day 2 with trek to some beautiful places around the rivers, valleys and wilderness. Take photographs and memories with you.

    Stay

    The camps have 2 bedded tents which can include an extra bedding without any additional cost. We take care of budget campers.

    How to reach?

    Just 8 kms from Laxman Jhula this campsite does’t seem exciting to reach, but it is. You will take a personal or sharing cab to Mohanchati, it will drop you on the main road, then you have to walk 10 mins in the wilderness crossing a wood bridge over a river to reach the campsite.

    Check in: 12 noon

    Check out: 12 noon


    24 hours of Adventure, Fun and Joy.



Adventure in Rishikesh

Trekking in Rishikesh

Camping in Rishikesh

Rafting in Rishikesh

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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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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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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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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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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Flying Fox Rishikesh

The sweeping views of the Himalayan foothills and River Ganga that you get to witness during the flight make the experience all the more enjoyable. Making you glide across the rope at a maximum speed of 160 kmph, this zip line is believed to be one of the best in the country. Set yourself free by taking a giant leap over the Ganges, feeling wind gushing past you as you rush towards the end of the rope.

This nerve-wracking adventure promises to quench your thirst for a thrill with its daunting moments. Since the activity is organized by professionals and safety equipment is used, you may surrender all your senses to the action completely without having to bother about safety.

Highlights: 1 km long zipline, experienced guides and trainers.

Timings: 9 am to 2 pm

Price: INR 1542 per person.

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Neer Gaddu Waterfall

Situated around 6km from Tapovan, Neer Gaddu Waterfall in Rishikesh is a true delight for the visitors! Shallow pool, cascading waters and the bountiful beauty around the waterfall makes it one of the picturesque places that cannot be missed at any cost. Located within 5km from Lakshman Jhula, this gorgeous cascade can be easily reached from Rishikesh Market and the climb to it is also very easy; only 2km uphill walk and you can have a tryst with its immaculate beauty and charm!

Hidden away from most of the crowd, the cascade offers an extremely salubrious and calm ambience around. For the peace and tranquillity seekers, it proves to be an ideal destination. The nature lovers can also spend some of the most wonderful times while adoring and embracing its gorgeousness. For those, who like to capture every moment with their lenses, Neer Gaddu Waterfall proves to be a heaven and offers ample of opportunities to click a masterpiece!

Also check the most startling Camps in Rishikesh that can rejuvenate the trip!
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Lakshman Jhula

Rishikesh is not only about religious beliefs, ghats or temples; within this ancient city, you can also witness some of the architectural marvels and structures as well! One such structure, the Lakshman Jhula, which is also one of the not to be missed places to visit in Rishikesh, is a suspension bridge that connects Tehri and Pauri districts of Uttarakhand.

The existence of this bridge dates back to the age of Ramayana. According to the legends, Lakshman; brother of Lord Rama, crossed the holy Ganga River at this spot over a jute bridge. Centuries after this pious incident, a 284ft hanging bridge was built in the same spot by Rai Bahadur Surajmal Jhunjhunwala.

However, the bridge got washed away during the epidemic flood of 1924, and later, a pillar-less suspension bridge was erected at the same spot. The architecture brilliance of Lakshman Jhula and its proximity to several sacred places make it one of the most visited tourist places in Rishikesh.

Also check the detailed guide of rafting through the Ganges !
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Tera Manzil Temple

On your visit to Tera Manzil Temple, visit each of its thirteen floors and witness the devotion that engulfs the entire place! Unlike other Rishikesh temples that are dedicated to a single deity, this temple has multiple deities and offers you an amazing opportunity to worship all of them at the same time.

Symmetric architecture, pleasant location and the sanctity that fills in the ambience makes it one of the pious temples in the entire vicinity. Also known as the Trayambakeshwar or Trimbakeshwar Temple, one can enjoy panoramic views of the surroundings from the temple top. A short walk from other landmarks of the city like Lakshman Jhula will get you to this devout temple in Rishikesh.

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