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

    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. Learn about the history, culture and past and how this city has moulded itself into this glorious city today.

    While on your trip to Rishikesh you cannot miss a chance to few of places like Lakshman Jhula, Ram Jhula, Neellkanth Mahadev Temple, Kanjapuri Devi Temple, Rajaji National Park. If you are visiting these enchanting city this time don’t miss your chance to visit all these places. Located in the Dehradun district of Uttarakhand, this pictorial city proves to be a treasure trove for its visitors.

    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 here which will make your vacation an enticing one.

  • Must Visit Places in Rishikesh

  • 01Triveni Ghat

    Triveni 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 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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  • 02Shivpuri

    Shivpuri
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    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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  • 03Kunjapuri Temple

    Kunjapuri 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 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 tranquility after a long tiring day.

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  • 04Beatles Ashram

    Beatles Ashram
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    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.

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    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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  • 05Bharat Mandir

    Bharat 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 folklores, the existence of Bharat Mandir is as old as that of Rishikesh! Legends has it that the present day deity of this temple was reinstalled by Jagadguru Adi Shankaracharya during 789AD on the auspicious day of Basant Panchnami.

    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 has 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.
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  • 06Kaudiyala

    Kaudiyala
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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.

  • 07Lakshman Jhula

    Lakshman 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.
  • 08Vashistha Gufa

    Vashistha 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 kms 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.

  • 09Swarga Ashram

    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.
  • 10Rishikund

    Rishikund
    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 yagna at this place and at their request, Goddess Yamuna appeared and stayed here forever.

    Other stories also says that it was once the bathing place of Lord Rama; dedicated to the lord and his wife Sita, Ragunath 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 flocks this Rishikesh tourist place and offer their prayers to the Goddess Yamuna and seek blessings of the other Gods as well.
  • 11Ram Jhula

    Ram Jhula
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    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!
  • 12Gita Bhavan

    Gita 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 within 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.
  • 13Parmath Niketan Ashram

    Parmath Niketan Ashram
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    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.
  • 14Neer Gaddu Waterfall

    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!
  • 15Tera Manzil Temple

    Tera 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 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.
  • 16Neelkanth Mahadev Temple

    Neelkanth 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 '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.
  • Adventure Places to Visit in Rishikesh

  • 17Bungee Jumping in Rishikesh

    Bungee Jumping in Rishikesh
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    About the activity: 

    • Experience India’s first fixed platform bungy 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 air 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. 
    • 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.  
  • 18Rappeling, Rock Climbing and Trekking in Rishikesh

    Rappeling, Rock Climbing and Trekking in Rishikesh
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    About the activity: 

    • Experience an adventurous rafting session in Rishikesh with your friends on your next holiday. 
    • Embark on a grueling rock climbing session and learn the basics of this adventure activity. 
    • Participate in a 16 kms day trekking experience all the way to the Kunjapuri Peak and view the serenity of the hills. 
    • Bask in the beauty of the lovely Himalayas and witness a day pass by in the landscapes of hills in North of India.
    • This is a 5 hour activity.

  • 19Rafting with Red Chilli Adventure (with Safety Kayaker)

    Rafting with Red Chilli Adventure (with Safety Kayaker)
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    • Whether a beginner or an expert, visit Rishikesh for the best rafting adventure.
    • Enjoy 3 hours of cruising strenuous rapids in the Ganga River.
    • Showcase your manoeuvring skills while rafting with Red Chilli Adventure.
    • Feel the waves crashing against your face and charge up your adrenaline.

    Duration: 2hrs for 9km

                    3 hours for 16Km. 

                    5hrs for 26km

    Difficulty Level: Moderate.


    Rafting will not be operational or the camps from 30th June - 15th Sept'16

  • 20Outdoor Mountain Biking in Rishikesh

    Outdoor Mountain Biking in Rishikesh
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    About the activity: 
    • Experience a grueling session of mountain biking with your friends and family in the cold, winter environs of Rishikesh and explore the great outdoors. 
    • Participate in an exciting array of adventure activities like kayaking and rappelling at an extra cost. 
    • Enjoy the lush landscapes of the great northern hills and speed ahead on your mountain bikes. 
    • Spend a day of adventure with your buddies and carry home memories for a lifetime. 
    • Strap on your cycle helmets and gear for an exciting and safe experience. 
    • A minimum of 4 people is required for this tour.
  • 21Waterfall Rappelling in Rishikesh

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    About the activity: 
    • Experience a waterfall rappelling session on your next visit to the hilly terrains of Rishikesh and get your friends and family along. 
    • Strap the ropes onto your body and spiral down from the waterfalls gradually as the water hits you from above, making the activity more challenging. 
    • The Neergarh waterfalls is a beautiful spot where you can experience these waterfalls from about 80 ft up in the air. 
    • Enjoy the lush landscapes of the lovely mountains and rivers of Rishikesh. 



  • 22Kayaking in Rishikesh

    Kayaking in Rishikesh
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    About the activity:  
    • Rivet in this amazing experience of kayaking in Rishikesh. The gorgeous river offers both the beginner and the expert a thrilling kayaking experience.
    • Feel your adrenaline rush as you fight the raging waves grades of descent levels that will challenge your wits. 
    • All the required equipment's are well inspected to meet the safety standards . 
    • These rafting trips are conducted daily except for certain unexpected weather conditions  and you don’t need to know swimming to join in the fun.
    • This is a 4 hour activity and a minimum of 4 people is required for this activity.

     

  • 23Flying Fox in Rishikesh

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    About the activity: 

    • Mohanchatti Village (52km) is a ride up the Shivalik from Rishikesh, across the LaxmanJhula and located in this exquisite Himalayan setting, surrounded by hills and a tributary of the Ganges flowing below is where India offers some of the most adventurous of sports. 
    • New age sports such as Flying Fox, Bungy Jumping, and Giant Swing can be performed here under strict vigilance of internationally certified instructors. On this trip stretching over 3 hours, you’ll experience Asia’s longest Flying Fox jump.
    • You can opt for time slots from 09:30 AM, 11:00 AM, 01:00 PM and 02:30 PM and make an hour’s road trip with an option of a/c luxury coach to the village. 
    • Upon reaching, you’ll be briefed on the sport, equipment, safety tips, and techniques. Get harnessed on to wire and allow gravity to roll you down up to 7 meters above the river flowing below. 
    • Accelerate upto speeds of 160kmph. Feel the air gush past you as you settle down to the lowest point. Once pulled back, recollect the experience, and reel in its excitement. 
    • You could opt for a memoir of the life-altering jump of 120 m. Unwind at the local cafeteria before heading back to Rishikesh. 
  • 24Giant Swing in Rishikesh

    Giant Swing in Rishikesh
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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 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.

  • Places to Visit near Rishikesh within 100kms

  • 25Night Stay and Jungle Safari at Rajaji National Park

    Night Stay and Jungle Safari at Rajaji National Park
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    About the Activity:

    • Nested in the beautiful Shivalik Ranges of the Himalayas in the Uttarakhand, Rajaji National Park is spread over a sprawling area of around 820 sq.km. Crowned amidst the Shivalik Ranges and the Indo – Gangetic Plains, delight in this amazing homestay in this slice of paradise.
    • Take a walk through this tiny hamlet that provides you true flavours of this home stay. Interact with the locals who will be more than happy to tell you about their native land. Delight in this simple rural life of the people, watch them conduct their daily chores happily.
    • Enthral in a nature walk around the region, delight in the beautiful landscapes and panoramic views of the distant Himalayan ranges while you relax here. 
    • You can also undertake a forest walk with rest of the group members, witness the exotic alpine wildlife living peacefully with each other. 
    • End this stunning day with a bonfire session, share your best memories of the trip with rest of the group members while enthralling in this delightful homestay in Rajaji National Park, Rishikesh.
  • 26Mussoorie

    Mussoorie
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    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 in 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.
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  • 27Dhanaulti

    Dhanaulti
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    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.
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  • 28Haridwar

    Haridwar
    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 remains 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 among 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.
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  • 29Devprayag

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    Around 74km from Rishikesh, Devprayag is yet another gorgeous places 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 us 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.

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Rishikesh

Visit the adventure capital of India, the marvelous and thrilling city of Rishikesh on your next vacation with your friends and family!  The 'Gateway to the Garhwal Himalayas', Rishikesh is located at the base of the Himalayas and is blessed with the gorgeous, thundering river of Ganga, the popular trek friendly rugged terrains, challenging peaks, strenuous rapids and dense forests! If you are an ardent traveler, then Rishikesh makes for one of the most ideal weekend getaways near Delhi.

Being one of the holiest cities in India, Rishikesh is quite famous for its scenic landscape and serves as a gateway to other important religious centers such as Kedarnath, Badrinath, Gangotri and Yamunotri. The adventurer paradise is a happening hub of many ancient temples and attractions such as Gita Bhawan, Laxman Jhula, Bharat Mandir, Neelkanth Mahadev, Swarga Ashram, Triveni Ghat amongst others! Grab your cameras and adventure gear and head to Rishikesh for an adventure packed holiday!

Distance from Delhi: 228km

Best time to visit: Throughout the year

Attractions: Triveni Ghat, Ram and Lakshman Jhula, Neelkanth Mahadev Temple and Vashista Cave

Activities: River Rafting, Bungee Jumping, Camping, Rappelling, Rock Climbing and Trekking 

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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.
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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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Nag Tibba Trek

Annoy Tibba is a trekkers delight. Despite the fact that it is a moderately obscure trail close Mussoorie it can without much of a stretch be viewed as one of the greatest weekend treks that you can do out of Delhi. For the individuals who need to stroll in the backwoods, ascend to 10,000 feet, see snow clad mountains and camp under starry night skies the Nag Tibba trek is simply great. It presents dazzling perspectives of Bandarpoonch top, the Gangotri gathering of tops, Kedarnath crest in the north, Doon valley and the snow tops of Chanabang.

Annoy Tibba is otherwise called Serpent's Peak. It is the most elevated top (9915 ft) in the Nagtibba scope of the Garhwal Himalayas and is said to be the dwelling place Nag Devta. The trek takes you through thick woods rich in greenery. The benefit of this trek is that you can achieve the base of the Nagtibba range by jeep. This makes it conceivable to do it over a weekend.

Highlights – Trekking, Camping, Hiking

Location - Uttrakhand        

Difficulty Level: Average

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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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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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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!
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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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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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Bharat 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 folklores, the existence of Bharat Mandir is as old as that of Rishikesh! Legends has it that the present day deity of this temple was reinstalled by Jagadguru Adi Shankaracharya during 789AD on the auspicious day of Basant Panchnami.

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 has 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.
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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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Rishikund

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 yagna at this place and at their request, Goddess Yamuna appeared and stayed here forever.

Other stories also says that it was once the bathing place of Lord Rama; dedicated to the lord and his wife Sita, Ragunath 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 flocks this Rishikesh tourist place and offer their prayers to the Goddess Yamuna and seek blessings of the other Gods as well.
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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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Parmath 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.
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Kunjapuri Temple Trekking

Kunjapuri is positioned at a height of 1645 meters and lends a panoramic sight of the Himalayan peaks to the North and Rishikesh, Haridwar and the Doon valley to the South. Kunjapuri Temple trek is very much famous for trekking in rishikesh. Travelling towards Gangotri, about 6 kilometers from Narendra Nagar the road bifurcates at Hindola Khal, leading to the shrine, which is 5 kilometers further.

Being a main religious place, 1000s of visitors come throughout the year especially throughout 'Navratras' (April and October). Grand Celebrations are held during the Dussehra festival.One can witness excellent sunrise or sun set on the Greater Hiamalayan Peaks and the vast Indo Gangetic plains.

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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 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!

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