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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.

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  • 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.
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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 one throws 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 one will experience near Laxman Jula.

    This camp offers the comfort of living in cosy quarters with common washrooms, a view of the hills nearby and adventures to last a lifetime. Enjoy the convenience of all basic amenities at camp for a comfortable stay. The river Ganga is just 50 Metres away from the campsite making it a beach camping experience wherein one 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 one can enjoy, in tandem with the white water rafting of 10-12 km, body surfing, rope walk, nature hiking, and camp games (volleyball, football, cricket, badminton). And to make stay even more wonderful and memorable, an evening bonfire will be lit so one can sit around in its warmth and enjoy singing and storytelling with campmates. Dinner will be under the shade of the billions of stars and will come with the option of both, Veg and Non-Veg.

    You can choose from Beach Camping In Rishikesh packages:
    Camping with rafting
    Camping without rafting

  • 22Bungee Jumping Rishikesh, Book Online & Get 30% off

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    Location: Mohan Chatti, Rishikesh
    Rishikesh Bungee Jumping Timing: 9:30 AM to 5:30 PM

    - Experience India’s first fixed platform bungee jump destination at Mohan Chatti (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 and virgin greenery.
    - You can choose from a convenient time and you can opt to travel to Mohan Chatti 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 Giant Swing along with Bungee Jumping in Rishikesh

    Along with Bungee Jumping, there is one more activity that is being offered to you which is Giant Swing. It is one of the most pulse racing adventure sports in Rishikesh which boasts of the highest bungee jump site in India. It involves a jump from a height of 83 metres with a breath-taking scenery beneath you. There is a fixed platform above where people are fixed with a safety harness and then jump below

    Requirements for Rishikesh Bungee Jumping:
    Minimum Age:
    12 years
    Minimum Weight:
    40 Kg
    Maximum Weight:
    110 Kg

    Bungee Jumping Rishikesh Booking option:

    Bungee Only
    Bungee along with Giant Swing

    How to Reach?
    Rishikesh Bungee Jumping location is Mohan Chatti which is accessible easily through public transport or shared cabs.

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    Location: Mohan Chatti, Rishikesh
    Available Time Slots: 09:30 AM, 11:00 AM, 1:00 pm and 02:30 PM.

    About the Giant Swing In Rishikesh:

    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. 
    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 a drop zone in the river which has only 2 ft of water, from where you’ll walk to the nearby cafeteria. 
    Recollect the episode, collect memorabilia and Dare to Jump Certificate, and head back to Rishikesh.

    Requirements for Giant Swing:
    Minimum Age- 12 yrs
    Minimum Weight – 20 kg 
    Maximum Weight – 130 kg

    How to reach?
    The activity takes place in Mohan Chatti which is accessible easily through public transport or shared cabs. Also, you can take a bus ride on an AC Luxury Coach to the game point. 

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    Location: Mohan Chatti, Rishikesh.

    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. 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. Roll down the wire up to 
    7 meters above the river level and then go up. Finally returning & settling down at the lowest point. Accelerate up to speeds of 160 kmph. Feel the air gushing past. You are pulled back to the launch platform by a retrieval mechanism.

    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 with some of the most exciting views of the Himalayas.

    Requirements for Flying Fox Rishikesh
    Minimum Age- 12 yrs
    Minimum Weight – 20 kg 
    Maximum Weight – 130 kg

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

    Available Package Options:
    Tandem: Tandem Flying fox is done by 3 people.
    Solo: Solo Flying fox is done by 1 person.

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

  • 25Camping In Rishikesh With River Rafting Flat 30% Off

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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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    Location: Atali, Rishikesh
    Check in Time: 11:00 AM (Day 1)
    Check out Time: 11:00 AM (Day 2)

    Camping is always a thrilling adventure but what about when you add some nature glory into it. Here is the best combination of these two things into this camp, situated in between the jungle and a river passing nearby this camping place gives you a little add on that thrilling adventure. This campsite is comprises of 15 Luxury swiss tent and 9 standard tents with proper washroom facility at the campsite with Hot/ cold water running for 24 hours.

    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 through nature walk. Apart from rafting camping offers varous activities into the campsite which are zip line, Rope wall, Burma bridge, Climbing and Rappelling, shooting games, camping games and swimming pool where you can refresh yourself and enjoy the scenic beauty around and have a bonfire session in evening where you can enjoy with your family and friends along with some light music and DJ with power back facility. Grab the best offers to avail this experience and surely it will be worth rememberable

    Available Package Option

    Luxury or Standard Camping with Meals only
    Luxury or Standard Camping with 10Km Rafting and Meals
    Luxury or Standard Camping with 16Km Rafting and Meals

    How to reach?
    The campsite is located at an hour drive from main Rishikesh city centre, Easily accessible by public and private transport.

    Note:
    Children aged below 14 years can not opt for rafting.
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    Location: Tapovan, Rishikesh
    Activity timing: 09:00 AM to 04:00 PM

    - River rafting in Rishikesh is something 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 (high-speed waves) that make this rafting experience full of excitement.
    - In this rafting in Rishikesh package, you can choose a rafting time and length. In this rafting in Rishikesh 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 grades from II to IV. 
    - Apart from this exciting adventure, you also get to experience activities like Cliff Jumping and Body Surfing. You will experience the cliff jumping from the height of 20 to 25 ft. 
    - You will be going to enjoy these activities with an experienced instructor cum guide. First, the instructor will give a brief lesson about safety precautions and activity. After that, you will be going to enjoy your rafting experience. 

    Package type:
    Rafting for 9 km: 
    In this type of package, you will be going to enjoy 3 rapids of Grade II ( suitable for beginner or a non-swimmer) and above, which will be covered in a duration of 2 hours. 

    Rafting for 16 km:
    In this type of package, you will be going to enjoy 3 rapids of Grade III (suitable for non-swimmers who want more thrill), which will be covered in a duration of 3 hours. Also, this package includes cliff jumping and surfing. 

    Rafting for 26 km: 
    In this type of package, you will be going to enjoy 5 rapids of grade IV (suitable for experienced as this grade is difficult and have high irregular waves), to be covered in a duration of 4-5 hours including cliff jumping and surfing. 

    How to reach:
    The activity will start in Tapovan and you need to reach here. Tapovan is just 7 km away from Rishikesh. You can easily reach here by public or private cab. 
  • 28Camping and Adventure Activities in Rishikesh @ Flat 26% off

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    Location: Phool Chatti, Neelkanth Temple Road, Rishikesh
    Check-in: 12:00 PM (Day 1)
    Check-out: 11:00 AM (Day 2) 

    Rishikesh is known as The Yoga Capital of the World  is a beautiful place in Uttrakhand, nestled in the winsome Shivalik Ranges, at the foothills of Himalayas.The river Ganga passes through here rages on creating great avenues for Rafting.Enjoy staying at a delightful riverside campsite, located inside a national park. The sound of the river fills the air, lulling you to sleep at night. There are mountains all around, and the weather is pleasant, even cool in the evenings

    Reach at the camp, take time to rest. Enjoy delicious food and try out adventure activities available and go for an amazing  waterfall hike. Post them, enjoy the bonfire at the campsite along with snacks and some music & power back up. Snug into a deep sleep after the delicious meal at the restaurant. Another day brings another adventure when after an early morning sunrise, you will be leaving for river rafting. Once you've crossed the bigger rapids, go and enjoy the calmer spot where one can try cliff-jumping, body-surfing, and swimming in the river.

    How to reach?
    The campsite is situated at the bank of mighty Ganga on an isolated beach surrounded by jungle. It is just 14 kms from Rishikesh & 6 kms from Laxman jhoola.

    Available Booking Option:
    Camping only with meals
    Camping with rafting and meals
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    Camping Location: Shivpuri, Rishikesh
    Check in Time: 12:00 PM (Day 1)
    Check out Time: 12:00 PM (Day 2)

    Rishikesh, popularly known as The Yoga Capital of the World, has a lot to offer to every traveler, from spirituality to adventure this city is packed with hidden gems in it. Camping in this beautiful city is a dream of many travelers.

    The camp is situated at the riverside with a beautiful mountain view all around it. Campsite can easily be reached, it's  just a 5-minute walk from the main road, this camp promises to give a great camping experience. This place is surrounded by scenic locations including waterfalls which can be explored by trekking.Walk down and explore the beauty of nature that is awaited here, take a dip into the waterfall near and feel relaxed. 

    This campsite includes various relaxing indoor games like Badminton, Chess, Ludo, Playing Cards,etc. Further this package provides all meals, check-in to the campsite relax in your spacious tents followed by Lunch, further enjoy the evening with Bonfire, Snacks, music and watching the magical sky full of stars, rejuvenate yourself with the nature beauty around and enjoy the sumptuous dinner later on. Next day, Enjoy the famous rapids of Ganga in white water river rafting experience. Don't forget to capture beautiful moments while enjoying them.

    Variants Available

    Camping with Meals only
    Camping with 10 Km Rafting and Meals
    Camping with 16 Km Rafting and Meals

    How to Reach?

    The campsite is situated on the banks of the Tributary of the Ganga river. Public transport is easily available, or take the shared cab from across the Laxman Jhula going towards the Mohanchatti. The camp is just a 5-minute walk from the main road.

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    Location: Mohanchatti

    Check in: 12:00 PM (Day 1)

    Check out: 12:00 PM (Day 2)

    Rishikesh will keep on surprising with its offbeat locations and wonderful scenic beauty. Another surprise 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. 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

    Arrival at campsite, one can relax in 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 satiated with healthy and tasty meals all around the day. Dance around a bonfire on favourite music and enjoy dinner before one say good night. Begin day 2 with trek to some beautiful places around the rivers, valleys and wilderness. Take photographs and memories.

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


Adventure in Rishikesh

Trekking in Rishikesh

Camping in Rishikesh

Rafting in Rishikesh

Attractions

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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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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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Rafting In Rishikesh

 Adventurers know Rishikesh as the land of river rafting as it is one of the most popular destinations for this activity anywhere in India. So if you are planning a trip to Rishikesh, make sure not to skip this adrenaline-pumping adventure of rafting through the blustery waters of River Ganga. As your raft glides along with the swift river, you will also have a chance to catch the undiluted charm of the Himalayan foothills.

Three different stretches of the river, ranging from 9 km to 26 km, are open for rafting. These stretches feature grade 3, grade 4, and grade 5 rapids, so whether you are seeking hardcore adventure or you are a beginner, rafting in Rishikesh is ideal for all. To give a boost to your adrenaline rush, the rafting experience also offers opportunities for cliff jumping and body surfing.

Highlights: Long stretches, various rapid grades, and beautiful scenery.

Timings: 7 am to 10 pm

Price: INR 600 per person

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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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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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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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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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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.
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Bungee Jumping Rishikesh

A highly popular tourist attraction in Rishikesh, Bungee Jumping is recommended for every adventure freak visiting the town. With a height of 83 metres, this makes for the highest bungee jumping platform in India. Stand on a platform built on a rocky cliff, soak up the majestic scenery of lush green forests and River Hall, muster the courage, and jump as your heart starts to thump loudly.

Whether or not you have tried bungee jumping before, this exhilarating jump is a fantastic way to challenge your fear of heights. To make the adventure all the more memorable, get the jump recorded and post it on your social media profile to inspire your followers to try it out as well.

Highlights: India’s highest bungee jumping, scenic location, and trained instructors

Timings: 9:30 am to 4 pm

Price: INR 3550 per person

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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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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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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 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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Rajaji National Park

Rajaji National Park is both a national park as well as a tiger reserve which ranks high amongst the Places to see in Haridwar. The park was created by the amalgamation of 3 sanctuaries- Rajaji, Motichur and Chilla. The park is located in the Shivalik range of Himalayas and spreads over 820kms. 


The park is famous for its 600 elephants, 250 leopards, and 11 tigers along with other animals, who have been kept in the natural forest environment. It has now become the second tiger reserve of Uttarakhand after Corbet.

Location -Ansari Road, Mohand Range, Dehradun

Timing- 6 am to 9 am &  3 pm to 6 pm. Visitors booking a full day safari can wait at the rest house inside the forest.

Best Time to Visit - Park remains open from 15th November to 15th June. Park is closed during the monsoon season.      

Entry Fee - Rs. 150 per head for 3 hours visit. Gypse rate for 3 hrs safari trip is Rs. 2100 and vehicle entry is Rs.250 per vehicle with Indians and Rs. 500 per vehicle with foreigners. The guide cost is Rs. 600 for general guide and Rs.1000-1500 for experience in wildlife.

History of Rajaji National Park



The Rajaji National Park initially started as three separate national parks in Uttarakhand. The pre-existing natural abundance of the area, along with its thriving community of wildlife, flora and fauna and its idyllic weather served as the perfect premise for the establishment of these national parks.

In 1964, a stretch of the Dehradun Forest spanning 90 square kilometres was declared as the Motichur wildlife sanctuary. The Rajaji Wildlife sanctuary had existed since 1948 and the Chilla sanctuary since 1977 in Shivalik and Lansdowne respectively.

In 1983, these three parks were combined to form the Rajaji National Park as it stands today, which covers an area of over 820 square kilometres. In April 2015, Rajaji National Park received the status of a tiger reserve, making it the second reserve for tigers in Uttarakhand.

It remains one of the most picturesque and well-maintained national parks in the country. The government decided to name the park after one of the most renowned freedom fighters of the country- C. Rajagopalachari, who was known as Rajaji.

After playing a pivotal role in fighting for India’s independence, he was also the last Governor-General of post-independence India. He was awarded the Bharat Ratna for his services to the nation.
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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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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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