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  • The abode of mysticism, spirituality and natural beauty, Rishikesh or the 'Gateway to the Garhwal Himalayas' is among the holiest places in India. Cradled in the lap of the Himalayas and adorned by the grace of the holy Ganges, this holy city is the confluence point of several mythological tales, faiths and beliefs.

    Guarded by the towering peaks of the Himalayas, this pious city also proves to be an ideal tourist destination and is thronged by millions of visitors every year. While a large number of the visitors include the sages, saints, devotees and other pious travellers, the other includes the travellers who yearns to witness, explore and discover the enchanting beauty and enthralment that exists in Rishikesh. A large number of visitors also.

    To quench the yearning of these travellers, this holy city offers an array of exotic resorts that showcases the pristine nature and also allows them to feel the thrill of this city. In addition to sightseeing tours, temple visits, adventure activities and several other candid offerings, these resorts in Rishikesh are also known for their warm hospitality and pleasant ambience. Well, if you are planning for a trip to this sacred place in Uttarakhand in the near future, here is a list that will tell you about the best Rishikesh resorts:

    Here are some of the best resorts in Rishikesh:

  • 01Aranyam River Retreat

    Aranyam River Retreat

    For the wildlife lovers, Aranyam River Retreat proves to be an ultimate resorts near Rishikesh to encounter the lush and opulent beauty of nature's wilderness! Nestled amidst the thick and evergreen canopies of Rajaji National Park on the banks of the gurgling Hyule River, this holiday home in Rishikesh can be called as the gateway to the wilderness of the region!

    Enjoying around 450ft of waterfront, this resort offers comfortable rooms and safari tents to its visitors. Hammocks around the vicinity, amphitheatre and a spacious dining space makes it an ideal spot to spend the entire day in leisure. A machaan or treehouse that allows you extend your gazing limit and witness the opulent beauty of the surroundings, makes for an amazing experience!

    During your stay in Aranyam River Retreat, you can also embark on a wildlife safari and delve deep into the Rajaji National Park; take these safaris and get a chance to spot the beasts in their natural habitats! The evergreen outlook around the resort also makes it a hub for the bird watchers, nature photographers and others alike.

    Activities and Amenities:

    • Wildlife Safari, Bird Watching, River Rafting, Yoga & Meditation
    • Cliff Jumping, Body Surfing, Mountain Biking, Bungee, Flying Fox & Rock Climbing
    • Golf, Croquet, Pool, Sightseeing, Therapeutic Massage & Music
    • Treehouse, LED TV, DTH Connection, Balcony, Split AC & Luggage Rack
    • Tea/Coffee Maker, Cupboard, Coffee Table, Attached Bath, Towel Stand & Western Toilet
  • 02Explore Himalayas Resort

    Explore Himalayas Resort

    Located within a close proximity to destinations like Rishikesh and Haridwar, Explore Himalayas Resort is nestled gracefully amidst scenic and evergreen forests. Laced with almost all the modern amenities and facilities, this holiday home offers a unique charm of the woods along with the sanctity that exists here.

    While the well-appointed rooms and cottages within the resort takes care of your luxury and comfort, its heart-warming services, hospitality and facilities will add more to your holiday. Rooms are well furnished with all the basic or required furniture and offers pictorial views of the nearby hills and mountains.

    No matter you are travelling with family members, friends or your colleagues, Explore Himalayas Resort will never allow any dull moment to your vacation! Also, its multi-cuisine restaurant that serves flavoursome delicacies will keep you pampered all through your stay.

    Activities and Amenities:

    • River Rafting, Beach Camping, Yoga, Sightseeing, Trekking & Flying Fox
    • House Keeping, LCD TV, Bathrobes, Working Desk & Parking Space
  • 03Aloha On The Ganges

    Aloha On The Ganges

    This is one of those Rishikesh resorts that can be called as the perfect blend of luxury, comfort, spirituality and tranquillity! Seated on the banks of the holy Ganges and within the radius of the Lakshman Jhula, this holiday abode boasts of its pleasant, serene and salubrious ambience.

    Away from the rush of city-life, this resort proves to be an ideal getaway for almost all the classes of travellers. A class in providing luxury and comfort, Aloha on the Ganges offers various stay options to its visitors; Deluxe Room, Ganges Suite, Premium Apartment and Beach Tents. Irrespective of the stay types you opt for, a pleasant stay along with amazing views and delightful experience is guaranteed.

    For the tiring souls, Aloha also offers a wide range of ayurvedic and spa therapies that are crafted to relax and detoxify the mind. Other offerings of this holiday resort include multi-cuisine restaurant, an alfresco dining restaurant and an in-house bakery.

    Activities and Amenities:

    • Yoga Session, Morning Havan, Temple Visits, Waterfall Picnic Lunch & Nature Walk
    • River Rafting, Rock Climbing, Biking, Wildlife Safari, Bungee Jumping & Flying Fox
    • Hot/Cold Water Service, Minibar, Tea/Coffee Maker, LED TV, Mineral Water & Newspaper
    • Steam Room, In Room Safe, Bathrobes, Bedroom Slippers & Wi-Fi Service
    • Iron Box, Campfire, Yoga Mats, Wardrobes & Luggage Storage Rack
  • 04Royale Rainbow Resort

    Royale Rainbow Resort

    During your Rishikesh trip, visit the Royale Rainbow Resort and get pleasantly lost within its amicable atmosphere! A perfect place to unwind and relax with family, friends and others, this holiday resort is located within the scenic forest on the banks of the Heul River. Due to the pristine, yet enthralling location, it also makes it for a wonderful adventurous destination in Rishikesh.

    Spreading over 3 acres of pictorial land, Royale Rainbow offers you a stay close to the nature and its opulent beauty. The river flowing nearby, the lofty hills and mountains around this holiday home makes it one of the most beautiful places to visit in the entire vicinity.

    Adding more, there are the Swiss tents that are seated amidst mango groves and dense thickets. The tents are also equipped with facilities like attached washrooms, geyser, charging point and art fittings.

    Activities and Amenities:

    • Rafting, Body Surfing, Cliff Jumping, Nature Walk, Swimming & Rappelling
    • Rock Climbing, Waterfall Trek, Rock Climbing, River Crossing, Tree Jumaring, Trust Fall & Body Boarding
    • Volleyball, Football, Cricket, Badminton, Air Safari & Bonfire
    • Paintball, Flying Fox, Bungee Jumping, Giant Swing, Jeep Safari & Biking
    • Attach Washroom, Hot Water Service, Plasma TV, Mineral Water & Doctor On Call
  • 05Elephant Brook Resort

    Elephant Brook Resort

    Charmed by the gracious beauty of the Shivalik Ranges and the gurgling Hyuel River, Elephant Brook Resort is known for its striking location and heart-warming ambience. Away from the busy city-life, this holiday escapade is among those resorts in Rishikesh that offers a noise-free atmosphere; the only audible sound here is of the nature!

    While the colourful gardens and spacious lawns within the resort urges you to enjoy and appreciate the meticulous beauty of nature, its hassle free stay options will make you feel comfortable throughout your stay. All the deluxe cottages and Swiss tents within Elephant Brook Resort are decked with almost all the necessary amenities and facilities.

    Keeping the essence of the 'Yoga Capital' or Rishikesh alive, the resort also offers several yoga programmes. During the stay, you can also indulge in several ayurvedic therapies and detoxify your body and seek mental peace within the resort.

    Activities and Amenities:

    • River Rafting, Jeep Safari, Bungee Jumping, Ziplining & Flying Fox
    • Cycling, Nature Walks, Bonfire, Camping, Indoor & Outdoor Games
    • Open Movie Theatre, Yoga Hall, Ayurvedic Spa & Vegetarian Meals
    • Airport Drop and Pickup, Conference Facility, Projector & Audio-Visual Equipment
  • 06Raga on the Ganges

    Raga on the Ganges

    For a perfect holiday amidst the captivating hills and mountains, evergreen pastures and lush forests, you must head towards Raga on the Ganges. An exquisite offering of the Amrita Private Hideaways, this is one of the resorts in Rishikesh that offers you amazing opportunities to witness, enjoy and discover the allurement of the  nature along with a range of activities and things to do.

    Like most of the getaways in or within the limits of this pious city, Raga on the Ganges also makes it for a luxurious and extremely comfortable stay. Rooms within the resort offers kaleidoscopic views of the holy Ganges and the towering Shivalik Range; attach bath, elegantly crafted furniture and modern amenities make it for an exciting stay here.

    Be it the rejuvenation of your body or mind, it proves to be one of the ideal Rishikesh resorts that will keep you enchanted all through your stay. While the Teertha Spa within the resort will help you seek mental peace and relaxation, its fine and delicious dining options will keep your taste buds pampered in the best possible ways.

    Activities and Amenities:

    • White Water Rafting, Rappelling, Cycling, Trekking & Canoeing
    • Spa, Jacuzzi, Sauna, Hydro Therapies, Steam Bath & Yoga
    • Lounge Area, LCD TV, Hot/Cold Showers, Direct Dial & American Twin Beds
  • 07Ganga Beach Resort

    Ganga Beach Resort

    Acclaimed as one of the best resorts in Rishikesh, Ganga Beach Resort truly justifies its name and fame! Nestled amidst lush and scenic greeneries; around 3km from the main city limits, this holiday resort, with its warm hospitality and charm ensures that every moment spent here becomes memorable and brings you closer to the beauty and splendour of this holy city!

    Standing intact with the essence and vibes of Rishikesh, this retreat uplifts a surreal and pleasant ambience for its patrons. Be it with the living rooms or the other facilities within here, everything speaks out volume about the sanctity and sacredness of the city.

    Rooms here; Deluxe, Cottages, Executive, Luxury Executive, Family Cottage, Royal and Suite, offer amazing views of the holy Ganges and are perfectly balanced to keep you close to the nature. Necessary amenities and facilities within the rooms make them ideal for a pleasant stay that can hardly be forgotten!

    Activities and Amenities:

    • River Rafting, Jungle Trekking, Sightseeing & Camping
    • Spa, Sauna, Jacuzzi, Multi Cuisine Restaurant & Steam Bath
    • Room Service, Cable TV, Internet Facility, Refrigerator & Wake-up Service
    • Welcome Drink, Fruit Basket, Tea/Coffee Maker & Mineral Water
    • Conference Hall, Yoga Hall, Movies on Demand, Billiards & Table Tennis
  • 08Ananda Spa

    Ananda Spa

    This resort needs no introduction; its name and location says almost everything about it! Tucked away in the lap of the Himalayas, cossetted by picturesque forests and overlooking the holy Ganga River, Ananda Spa is a paradise for those who seek peace of mind amidst the nature. One of the wonderful resorts in Rishikesh that helps you rediscover yourself, it is more than just a holiday resort!

    Serene and tranquil, it offers a high quality living experience to its visitors. On a whole, it offers 70 different rooms to the visitors; rooms are further divided into Palace View, Garden View, Valley View and Premium View. Each of the categories has their own specialities, set of amenities and services. However, irrespective of the type you opt for, luxury and comfort, astounding views, dedicated service and warm hospitality are guaranteed!

    Adding more to the delight of Ananda Spa, there are its wonderful dining options. Restaurant here serves delicious foods that can easily make your taste buds greedier and crave for more! For the tiring souls, the resort offers a delightful range of spa therapies, ayurvedic massages, yoga, meditation and several other rejuvenating experiences.

    Activities and Amenities:

    • Spa, Healing Experiences, Vedanta Classes & Ayurvedic Therapies
    • Wi-Fi Service, Phone, TV, DVD Player, Digital Safe & AC/Heating
    • Mini Bar, Tea/Coffee Maker, Daily Newspaper, Bathrobes & Bathroom Slippers
    • Dental Kit, Shaving Kit, Iron, Emergency Light, Hot Water Bag & Mosquito Repellent
  • 09Alpine Nature Resorts

    Alpine Nature Resorts

    One of the not to be missed resorts in Rishikesh, Alpine Nature Resort is the abode of peace and tranquillity! With its dedicated customer service, delightful hospitality and exciting services, this holiday resort has carved its fame and reputation among all the other Rishikesh resorts.

    Whether you are planning for a family trip, fun outing with friends or a corporate outbound, Alpine Nature Resort is the place you should head towards! The well-furnished and luxurious tents that come with twin beds, a table, floor coverings and other basic amenities allows you to live amidst the nature and have a tryst with it.

    Adding more to the charm of the resort, there is an array of activities that will keep you engulfed with unlimited fun and excitement during your stay here.

    Activities and Amenities:

    • White Water Rafting, Bungee Jumping, Paintball, Wildlife Safari & Trekking
    • Elephant Ride, Rock Climbing, Bird Watching, Yoga & Meditation
    • Tent Says, Tea, Snacks, Bonfire, Corporate Training, Time Management Classes & Team Building Activities
  • 10Junglee Resort

    Junglee Resort

    Around 17km from the city limits, Junglee Resorts is yet another name in the list of the best wildlife resorts near Rishikesh. Tucked away 10km inside the Rajaji National Park, it offers the most enchanting experience of the nature and its wilderness! Owing to the thick canopy of greeneries around, it serves as a primal destination for those who seek fun and excitement through the fascinating beauty of nature and get charged up by the different sounds of the wild!

    Offering a total of 8 rooms; out of which few are wooden cottage and the rest are made up of bricks, the resort spreads from a flat land and extends till the top of a nearby hill. While staying in here, you will get ample of opportunities to encounter and witness the magical beauty of the national park and its majestic dwellers; make sure, you don't roam around the vicinity without the proper consent or guidance of the resort members!

    In addition to all these, Junglee Resort also knows how to keep the guest contended by serving lip-smacking delicacies. Foods are purely organic and are prepared in local style; foods are mainly prepared according to Indian and Continental cuisines. On top of these, options to have food in the open balconies simply makes the meal much more delicious and satisfactory.

    Activities and Amenities:

    • Bonfire, Open Gypsy Safari, Waterfall Trekking, Hiking & Rappelling
    • Rock Climbing, Flying Fox, River Crossing, Commando Net & Burma Bridge
    • Cricket, Volleyball, Badminton, Table Tennis, Tambola, Chess & Carom
    • Wildlife Movie, Yoga, Meditation, LED TV & Satellite Channels
  • 11Himalayan Hideaway

    Himalayan Hideaway

    Visit this wonderful resort and feel the tranquillity that exists in its every bits! Calm and serene, every corner of the Himalayan Hideaway evokes a sense of spirituality, devotion towards the nature and helps you to relax right in the lap of Mother Nature. One of the best known resorts in Rishikesh, it is nestled amidst thick and dense forests, captivating hills, mountains and alluring riverfronts.

    Hidden away from the bustling crowd of the city, this resort ensures a salubrious ambience by maintaining a pleasant ambience with its heart-warming services and facilities. With only 8 rooms, it encourages a pleasant stay amidst the nature; moreover, the lesser number of room ensure a minimal crowd and allows you to enjoy the sweet melodies of the nature without any external disturbance!

    Starting from the morning to the evening, the resort serves a delicious range of foods to its patrons. The unique Indian and Continental flavour in the food along with the option to enjoy meals beside the river or in the open dining area makes it for a true gastronomic sojourn in Himalayan Hideaway.

    Activities and Amenities:

    • River Rafting, Yoga, Meditation, Rishikesh Visit, Sightseeing & Trekking
    • Beach Activities, Meals By the Rapids, Room Service, Private Sit Out & Spa
    • Garden, Fire Pits, Balcony, Running Hot/Cold Water, Intercom & Lounge
  • 12Lakshman Jhula Divine Resort

    Lakshman Jhula Divine Resort

    All your desires for a blissful holiday in one of the wonderful resorts in Rishikesh will come to an end in the Lakshman Jhula Divine Resort! Seated graciously in the lap of the Himalayas, it overlooks the holy Ganges and creates an ideal ambience that contributes to a memorable holiday experience. The gurgling waters, pleasant breeze, evergreen outlook and the openness of the resort; everything is so fresh and captivating here!

    Be it on a family vacation, adventure holiday, leisure escapade or during a corporate outing, this homely resort always allows its guest to enjoy its luxurious stay options, exciting activities, warm hospitality and services. Expert chefs and cooks within this holiday abode promises you an extremely delicious experience.

    Its multi-cuisine restaurant serves amazing North/South Indian, Chinese and Continental cuisines; an open air terrace restaurant within Lakshman Jhula Divine Resort is another add-on to enhance the taste of your foods!

    Activities and Amenities:

    • River Rafting, Adventure Tours, Excursions & Spa
    • Room Service, Laundry, Power Backup, Running Hot/Cold Water & Travel Desk
    • TV, AC/Heating Rooms, Railway Station/Airport Pickup & Drop
  • 13V Resorts

    V Resorts

    One of the main tourist attractions in Rishikesh, Rajaji National Park is known for its fascinating range of wildlife and captivating beauty! Located in this park, the V Resorts is another delightful attractions that curate some of the best and memorable moments of your vacation. Only 20-30 minutes away from Rishikesh and Haridwar, this resort is also among the very few Rishikesh resorts within the park.

    The pride of the jungle, this holiday retreat offers around 16 different rooms that offers astounding views of the surroundings; some of these rooms are decked with their private balconies. Morning here, begins with the harmonious hymns of the forests and the rest of the day is adorned by the unique charm and warmth of the jungles.

    If you yearn for some more, you can make it to the spa within V Resorts and help yourself relax and get rejuvenated in the steam room or take a refreshing sauna bath. Fun, excitement and revelry in this retreat reaches further with its delicious range of foods that are prepared with locally produced herbs and spices; taste, freshness and flavour is guaranteed during your stay!

    Activities and Amenities:

    • Tree Climbing, Wildlife Safari, Waterfall Rappelling, Trekking, River Rafting & Mountain Biking
    • Yoga, Bird Watching, Dart Games, Pool Table, Table Tennis & Board Games
    • Karaoke System, Lawns, Kid's Zone, Slides, See-Saw & Swing
    • Private Balcony, Tea/Coffee Maker, Maggi Maker, Cell Phone, Writing Table & TV
    • Wi-Fi Service, Conference Room, White Boards & Other Board Room Facilities
  • 14Him River Resort

    Him River Resort

    A venture run by some of the locals and highly trained professionals, Him River Resort in Rishikesh is a true paradise for the visitors. Located beside a gurgling rivulet, it sprawls along a large expanse of scenic land that is bestowed with thick greeneries and other marvel of nature.

    Offering a myriad range of things to do and rustic stay options in clay cottages, it promises you a quaint and memorable holiday experience. The cottages here are laced with facilities like 14-hours electricity, running water and always keep you close to the Mother Nature. Also, as it is surrounded by fascinating mountains, it makes for an ultimate adventure destination in Rishikesh.

    Activities and Amenities:

    • Kayaking, River Rafting, Swimming, Rock Climbing, Bungee Jumping & Rappelling
    • Cycling, Nature Walk, Body Surfing, Sunbathing, Star Gazing, Yoga & Meditation
    • Barbeque, Bonfire, Sit-out Places, Running Water & Buffet Meals
  • 15The Grand Shiva Spa & Resort

    The Grand Shiva Spa & Resort

    An ideal place to have a tryst with the nature, The Grand Shiva Resort is an ultimate destination to break free from the grip of the society and relax within the bosom of the nature! Only 30 minutes away from Rishikesh, this holiday paradise is located in the Shivpuri and spreads across scenic hills and lush forests.

    Be it adventure, leisure, corporate getaways or a social gathering, this resort plays a perfect host to all kind of events and functions. Stay option in here includes Deluxe Rooms, Elite Deluxe Rooms and Executive Suite Rooms. All the rooms are tastefully decorated with comfortable beds, private baths, exquisite paintings and other required amenities.

    For the foodies too, The Grand Shiva proves to be a paradise! Serving a delicious range of foods including Indian, Chinese and Continental, it keeps its visitors soaked with taste and flavour. The retreat also offers several relaxing ayurvedic spa therapies and body massages that will help you attaining peace of mind.

    Activities and Amenities:

    • Jungle Safari, Rafting, Trekking, Sightseeing, Camping & Beach Volleyball
    • Swimming Pool, Yoga, Meditation, Ayurvedic Spa, Picnic Facility & Bonfire
    • Bar, Conference Facilities, Laundry Service, STD/ISD Facility, Wi-Fi & Room Service
  • 16Glasshouse on The Ganges

    Glasshouse on The Ganges

    One of the very few retreats that has established its roots on the rich and diverse history of Rishikesh, Glasshouse on the Ganges is a must visit resort. Sharing its location with the turning point of the Ganges; where this holy river takes a turn and flows towards north, this resort is nestled amidst aromatic and verdant fruit orchards.

    Not only with the untouched beauty around, but it also keeps you enchanted with its delightful services. Deluxe Suites, Grand Rooms and Tents within this resort offers you the utmost luxury, comfort and peace. Moreover, as these rooms come with added amenities and several other services, stay in them always become a memorable experience!

    Activities and Amenities:

    • Rafting, Rock Climbing, Trekking, Wildlife Safari & Cliff Jumping
    • Temple Visits, Open Air Dining, Social Gathering Space & Spa
    • Private Balcony, Sit Out Places, Modern Bathroom & Conference Facilitie
  • 17Kanatal Resort & Spa

    Kanatal Resort & Spa

    Along with a pleasant stay, Kanatal Resort in Rishikesh also helps you in restoring the peace of your body, mind and soul! Serving its guest with utmost sincerity and hospitality, this amazing escapade is the perfect blend of nature mixed with the comforts of life. Though counted as one of the newest names in the list of resorts in Rishikesh, it has by now gained enough popularity among the tourists.

    Keeping the essence of the nature alive, it offers 34 rooms that are further categorised according to their amenities and facilities. Offering astounding views of the nearby hills and mountains, these rooms will make you feel home away from home with their warm and delightful offerings. For the peace and tranquillity seekers, Kanatal Resort offers a spa called Rasayana and several ayurvedic therapies, massages and wellness programme.

    The resort also concentrates on how to make its patrons carve for more! In order to achieve this, it offers a range of delicious cuisines starting from Indian, Chinese, Continental and Tandoori. Taste, quality, hygiene and customer's satisfaction is the top priority of Kanatal resort.

    Activities and Amenities:

    • Rappelling, Rock Climbing, Valley Crossing, Monkey Crawl, Burma Bridge & Jumaring
    • Excursions, Hydrotherapies, Video Games, Play Station, Pool & Table Tennis
    • Coffee Lounge, Gym, Conference Room, Bar & Spa
  • 18Rishikesh Valley

    Rishikesh Valley

    Fun, adventure, thrill and excitement alongside the opulent beauty of the nature; all these in one place! Yes, in the resort called Rishikesh Valley, you will get to experience the real essence of holidaying in a pious land that is also known for its thrill quotient and scenic beauty.

    Tucked away amidst verdant forests in the lap of the Himalayas, this secluded holiday getaway is one of its own kind! Entirely built with natural materials, the resort, with its warm and lively hospitality, will make you feel home away from home. During your stay here, you will be accommodated in cottages that are made up of wood, clay, grass and mud. Private bathrooms, chair, table, mosquito nets and other such amenities within these huts ensure total comfort.

    Maintaining its unique charm, Rishikesh Valley also conducts several workshop that will surely bring you closer to the Mother Nature. Some of these workshop programmes are meant to enhance your reflexes with the help of yoga and meditation. Others include photography workshops by expert photographers.

    Activities and Amenities:

    • Rafting, Trekking, Wildlife Safari, Photography Tour & Sightseeing
    • Gardening, Bonfire, Yoga, Health Spa, Ayurvedic Therapies & Meditation
    • Storage Space, Fans, Hot Water Buckets, English Styled Bathrooms, Veranda & Furniture
  • 19Tehri Club and Resorts

    Tehri Club and Resorts

    The allurement of the snow-covered peaks, charm of the azure sky and the vibrant shades come altogether in the Tehri Club and Resorts! Located around 65km from Rishikesh and 90km from Haridwar, this resort is the lap of the Garhwal Himalayas is a true delight for the guests.

    Guarded by soaring mountains and adorned by the evergreen forests, it offers a total of three types of rooms: Super Deluxe, Deluxe and Family Suite. All the rooms are authentically designed and is decorated with elegant furniture. Adding more to the charm and delight of staying in Tehri Club and Resorts, there is a Wide range of amenities, elegantly polished wooden floorings and detailed interiors.

    A restaurant and bar called 'The Leo Bar' within the resort will serve as your gastronomic companion during your stay. Mastered by expert chefs and efficient bartenders, it serves a wide range of delicious foods and your drinks that will make your taste buds yearn for more and more!

    Activities and Amenities:

    • Archery, Rope Climbing, Flying Fox & Burma Bridge
    • Gym, Table Tennis, Pool, Carom, Chess, Electronic Games & Children Park
    • LCD TV, Hot/Cold Water Facility, Filtered Drinking Water, Refrigerator & Laundry Service
  • 20Second Life Resort

    Second Life Resort

    An eco-friendly hideout nestled on the banks of the Huel River, Second Life Resort bears the unique charm of being a village resort. Surrounded by never-ending fields, it is one such destination that offers you an amazing experience of nature, wildlife and the lofty Himalayas!

    While the bamboo cottages, eco and Swiss tents completes its rustic charm and appeal, the luxury suites and executive rooms within the resort offers a pleasant stay. Keeping in mind about the luxury and comfort of the guests, all these stay options are tastefully designed and have attach western toilets, round the clock power back-up and other required facilities.

    Activities and Amenities:

    • River Rafting, Camping, Trekking, Cycling, Body Surfing & Cliff Jumping
    • Haunted House Trek, Waterfall Trekking, Kayaking, Abseiling & Nature Walks
    • Bird Watching, Cricket, Carom, Chess, Tambola, Frisbee, Yoga & Meditation
    • Mineral Water, Campfire, Dance with Light Music, Internet Facility & Parking Space

Attractions

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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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