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    If you are one of those people who enjoy exploring places with a mountainous backdrop, Rishikesh is the ideal place for you to visit. The beautiful
    tranquil city of Rishikesh is located in southwest Uttarakhand and is termed as the “Gateway to the Garhwal Mountains”. Be it Bungee Jumping or Kayaking, this place has it all. For those looking for a more relaxed experience, there is the Beatles Ashram to visit or attend a Yoga class.

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    After all, Rishikesh is termed as the “Yoga capital of the world”. So saddle up and have a fun time discovering the things to do in Rishikesh, a place that should be on your bucket list. The glistening Ganges is a charmer, the chants of Hindu prayers touch the soul, the scenic backdrop refreshes the senses and the adrenaline-pumping adventures wrecks the nerves the way it should. 

    This list will get you in acquaintance with activities in Rishikesh. Pack your bags now and leave for a vacation to try the listed activities in Rishikesh.

    Here are some of the best things to do in Rishikesh:

  • 01River Rafting

    River Rafting

    River Rafting is an activity that involves sailing on rapids on a rubber boat. It’s an adventure filled activity that has gained a popular momentum in the Indian adventure sports scene. Rishikesh’s proximity to the upper Himalayas along with the passing of the Ganges through this city makes it a very popular spot for River Rafting in Rishikesh.

    People flock to Rishikesh for this activity due to the virtue of its location. If you are visiting and want to go on an adrenaline-pumping activity, do put river rafting on your bucket list of things to do in Rishikesh.

    Best Season: Summers and monsoon are the best time for this activity because the stream is stronger.

    Approximate Cost: 
    Ranges Between 1500 to 3000 Rs.

    Difficulty Level: This is an activity that can be availed by anyone with basic physical fitness.

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  • 02Bungee Jumping

    Bungee Jumping

    Bungee Jumping in Rishikesh is a fun activity that involves jumping from a tall structure like a vertical rail, building or cliff while suspended from a rope harness. The fun lies in the jump and the recoil one encounters when they are bounced back and the rope is completely stretched out.

    It’s a very unique activity in India, having been introduced to Rishikesh a few years previously.  For those who enjoy an adrenaline filled activity, this is one should be on your list of things to do in Rishikesh.

    Best Season: This activity can be availed throughout the year.

    Approximate Cost: Between 2000 to 4000 Rs.

    Difficulty Level: It’s a slightly demanding activity as physical fitness is an absolute requisite for this activity. People with conditions such as blood pressure or diabetes should consult a doctor before indulging in this activity.

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  • 03Flying Fox

    Flying Fox

    Flying Fox is basically another name for zip lining. Zip lining is an activity that involves sliding through a horizontal rope while attached to the rope through a harness. The starting point is generally located at a higher altitude than the ending point in order to allow one to slide through the rope.

    The speed of sliding through a valley or between two cliffs is reason enough to try this at least once. It is an activity for all ages and is a lot of fun to participate in. You can also check here the list of thrilling & adventurous activities in Rishikesh.

    Best Season: This activity can be availed throughout the year.

    Approximate Cost: Ranges Between 2000 to 5500 Rs.

    Difficulty Level: This is an activity that can be availed by anyone who meets general physical fitness levels. For those who have heart conditions, blood pressure or diabetic, consult a doctor before participating in this activity.

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  • 04Giant Swing

    Giant Swing

    Much like Bungee Jumping, giant swing works on the same principle. But unlike Bungee Jumping which is a free fall, on a giant swing, a person’s rope harness is connected to a holding point from where he swings. To put it simply, imagine the person being a pendulum ball and swinging from one end to another.

    It is usually conducted at the same spot as Bungee Jumping because of the similarity between the activities. The distance covered in a Giant Swing adventure ranges between 1 - 1.5 km. It’s a thrilling activity that is sure to tickle your adventure bone.

    Best Season: This activity can be availed throughout the year.

    Approximate Cost: Ranges Between 2000 to 6000 Rs.

    Difficulty Level: This is an activity that can be availed by anyone who meets general physical fitness levels. For those who have heart conditions, blood pressure or diabetic, consult a doctor before participating in this activity.

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  • 05Camping

    Camping

    The beautiful mountain scenery along with the old world feeling of Rishikesh makes it a camper’s delight. Rishikesh is one of those places which seems to be stuck in a time limbo, not overly modern but not completely dwelling in the past.

    A place such as this has a lot of stories to be discovered making it the perfect spot to camp under the stars and marvel at the sight and sounds of the surroundings and the city. Camping here will have a transcendental effect and is sure to delight you. Make your trip a memorable one at some of these best camps of Rishikesh.

    Best Season: Summers and spring are the best time because of the pleasant weather.

    Approximate Cost: Ranges Between 1000 to 6000 Rs.

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  • 06Kayaking

    Kayaking

    Kayaking is a water activity, much like canoeing, that involves paddling across on water on a kayak. A kayak is a canoe-like boat but unlike a canoe, you sit facing the front. Kayaking is a fun activity especially on the streams of Rishikesh because of the clear waters and the rapids that make for a bumpy and fun activity.

    Go kayaking on the Ganges and meander through rough patches along the stream and truly take in the rush and force of the water as it charges downhill. For anyone looking for things to do in Rishikesh, look no further and try kayaking in this beautiful city.

    Best Season: Summer and Spring are the best time because of the pleasant weather and the force of the water.

    Approximate Cost: Ranges Between 600 to 2000 Rs depending on the size of a group.

    Difficulty Level: This is an activity that can be availed by anyone with basic physical fitness.

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  • 07Trekking

    Trekking

    Imagine Majestic Mountains, freshwater rivers and streams, picturesque valleys and beautiful flora and fauna. Picture trekking through them and basking at the glory of all of these. If this is something that interests and excites you then Rishikesh is the perfect spot for you to go trekking.

    Being at the foothills of the upper Himalayas, this is the ideal spot for anyone to trek in. Rishikesh’s proximity to places such as Gangotri, Yamunotri, Kedarnath and Badrinath makes it an ideal place to trek in or start trekking from. For a trip through nature and its preciousness, do put it on your bucket list of things to do in Rishikesh.

    Best Season: Summer, Autumn and Spring are the best time because of the pleasant weather.

    Approximate Cost: Ranges Between 3000 to 10000 Rs depending on the location of the trek.

    Difficulty Level: This is an activity that can be availed by anyone with basic physical fitness.

  • 08Cliff Jumping

    Cliff Jumping

    Much like the name suggests, cliff jumping involves jumping off a cliff ranging from 20 to 50 feet into waters. It’s a fierce activity and not to be taken trivially as it requires a strong will to jump into cold waters. You could do it for the sport or as a hobby but it’s an activity that is sure to delight and excite you.

    Rishikesh is the perfect spot to indulge in this. So, take charge and take the leap of glory as you crash into the water and come out with a ton of good memories.

    Best Season: Summer- because of the pleasant weather and the ideal water temperature.

    Approximate Cost: Ranges Between 1750 to 4000 Rs.

    Difficulty Level: This is an activity that can be availed by anyone with basic physical fitness.

  • 09Ganga Aarti at Triveni Ghat

    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. And also there are many beautiful places to visit in Rishikesh near the Triveni Ghat.

    Best Season: The Aarti is performed throughout the year.

    Approximate Cost: Free of cost.

  • 10Treat Yourself With Ayurvedic Massage

    Treat Yourself With Ayurvedic Massage

    After you have discovered so much in and around Rishikesh, surely you would need some rest and relaxation. And what better than an Ayurvedic massage. It is one of the best things to do in Rishikesh, to make your body feel special and cared for. I will quote a well-known saying- “If you take care of your body, it will take good care of you”. That’s the case with about everyone.

    We in our daily lives, go through tremendous pressures, tensions, workload, etc. that we get fatigued out. We start craving for a break, one that will rejuvenate, refresh and heal us. Ayurvedic massage in some of the best massage centres of Rishikesh is just what you need.

    They will treat you with fragrance-filled, herbal and ayurvedic oils, that will not only free the tension and pressure out of your mind and body; but will also loosen up and relax your tense muscles.

    Approximate Cost: Ranges Between 750 to 3000 Rs.

  • 11Visit The Beatles Ashram

    Visit The Beatles Ashram
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    What do Beatles have in common with India? It’s The Beatles Ashram in Rishikesh. The Beatles are most renowned for their universal appeal and their flare but they are also popular for their travels to Rishikesh.

    The Beatles Ashram is a beautiful testament to the grandeur that was John Lennon, Paul McCartney, Ringo and George Harrison’s Beatles and has a lot of memoirs and artefacts that give information about their time in India and their interaction with Maharishi Mahesh Yogi. 

    It was also the spot where they formulated a lot of their songs and some albums were even created there. For Beatles fans or fan of their genre of music, this is a definite place to add to their list of things to do in Rishikesh.

    Best Season: The Aashram can be visited throughout the year.

    Approximate Cost: Free of cost.

  • 12Attend Yoga Classes

    Attend Yoga Classes

    If you are in Rishikesh and don’t try your hand in Yoga, that would be like going to Delhi and not indulging in the local food. Rishikesh is the Yoga capital of the world and has a lot of people who practice and teach this ancient exercise and meditation activity.

    Yoga helps in attending physical and mental prowess and calmness and is a very relaxing activity to indulge in. A lot of places in Rishikesh offer Yoga classes for you to choose from. So, warm up and loosen those muscles as you take part in this ancient Indian tradition.

    Best Season: This activity can be availed throughout the year.

    Approximate Cost: Ranges Between 900 to 2000 Rs.

    Difficulty Level: This is an activity that can be availed by anyone with basic physical fitness.

  • 13 Go Cafe Hopping

     Go Cafe Hopping

    Once you have travelled across the length and breadth of Rishikesh, you can hop-in to one of the many cafeterias that line its streets. It’s not just about having a coffee, it’s about having coffee in a café near the banks of river Ganga, or about having the same in the lap of Himalayas or yet, about enjoying a hot mug of coffee in the downtown across LakshmanJhula.

    One of the famous downtown cafes is the ‘Beatles Cafe’. It is said that ‘The Beatles’ band members visited this café, and ended up making lyrics of a new song in this café. Since then this café got a new name- The Beatles’ Café. Having coffee here should be on your list of things to do in Rishikesh.

    The flavours are many, right from regular to choco latte to cold coffee to choco-ice-cream or the black coffee, and so on.

    Best Season: This activity can be availed throughout the year.

    Approximate Cost: Ranges Between 500 to 2000 Rs.

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  • 14Visit Rajaji National Park

    Visit Rajaji National Park

    One of the famous national parks of India is Rajaji National Park, located in Uttarakhand. The park has 3 different entry points, one of which is near Rishikesh and is known as Chilla range. One of the best things to do in Rishikesh is to take a safari along with a local guide, across Rajaji National Park. Jeep Safari in Rishikesh is an adventurous thing to do in the city. 

    The park is known to have the maximum number of elephants across India. It also has a wide variety of wild animals such as Sambar deer, barking deer, Antelopes like Nilgai and Goral, tiger, leopard and monkeys. Adding to this kitty, there is a huge variety of Himalayan birds, numbering up to 400 species.

    Some of the most sought-after birds by tourists and bird-watchers include Scaly Thrush, Rusty Treecreeper, Snowy-browed Flycatcher, Bush Warbler, Leaf Warbler, Black-necked Stork and Blue Magpie.

    Best Season: Winters- because of the pleasant weather

    Approximate Cost: Ranges Between 500 to 2000 Rs for jeep safari.

    Difficulty Level: This is an activity that can be availed by anyone with basic physical fitness.

  • 15Visit Lakshman Jhula

    Visit Lakshman Jhula
    Another one of the things to do in Rishikesh is taking a walk on LakshmanJhula and enjoying the soft breeze of air that gushes past you, giving you a much refreshing fresh air, which is hard to get these days in cities, due to pollution. Just stand in the middle of the bridge and enjoy the majestic view o the massive river Ganga that flows below.

    LakshmanJhula is an iron bridge made on suspension across the Ganges. The bridge is of great importance as it connects ‘Tapovan’ village of Tehri Garhwal on the western side, with ‘Jonk’ village of Pauri Garhwal on the eastern side.

    According to the legend of Ramayana, Lakshman crossed the Ganges using a bridge made of the rope during his exile with elder brother Lord Ram and his wife Sita. Later an iron bridge was constructed at the same place from 1927-1929, which today is known as LakshmanJhula.

  • 16Eat at Chottiwala Restraunt

    Eat at Chottiwala Restraunt

    One of the best things to do in Rishikesh is eating your heart out at Chottiwala restaurant and spoil yourself in food outing. Located on the banks of river Ganga, this restaurant opened way back in 1958. Since then it has been serving traditional Indian cuisine food items of north India, at very affordable prices.

    The restaurant is known for not just it's tasty, but also nutritious and healthy food. The best part is that despite being crowded, you don’t have to wait for more than half an hour to get your order on your table. The Chottiwala restaurant also serves many South Indian, Garhwali and Chinese dishes.

    Foreigners need not worry, because Chottiwala also serves Continental food in which you can have the required amount of spices in your platter, as you like, to spoil your taste buds. It also offers many sweet dishes and other delicacies to spoil yourself.

    Approximate Cost: Ranges Between 200 to 900 Rs for two people.

  • 17Hot Air Ballooning

    Hot Air Ballooning

    There is still one big thing left out for all those of you, adventure seekers and thrill lovers. And that thing is Hot Air Ballooning over the skies of Rishikesh. It should be at no.1 on your list of things to do in Rishikesh as the kind experience and excitement it brings with it, is comparable to none.

    You will get to sit in an air balloon, which will be tied to, lifted up, and floated by a light aircraft to get you to the required heights. Once you have reached the correct altitude, you can enjoy the panoramic view of the valley and mountains, with birds chirping close to you in the sky.

    You will feel like flying, free from all the hullabaloo of the world that dwells below. This ride is counted as Air Safari, one of the best ways to enjoy the natural scenic beauty of Rishikesh.

    Best Season: Summer- because of the pleasant weather.

    Approximate Cost: Ranges Between 6000 to 15,000 Rs.

    Difficulty Level: This is an activity that can be availed by anyone with basic physical fitness.


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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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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.

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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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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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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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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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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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Trek to Surkanda Devi

Apart from the everlasting camping experiences in Rishikesh and rejuvenating river rafting experiences, trekking is the most thrilling activity in Rishikesh and Surkhanda Devi trek is one of them, It is one of the finest trek for trekking in Rishikesh. Surkhanda Devi Temple is around 8 km. from Dhanolti on the engine street running from Mussoorie to Chamba and is associated with Narendra Nagar which is around 61 km. what's more, with Tehri which is around 41 km. by engine streets in Uttaranchal. To achieve the sanctuary one needs to leave the Mussoorie-Chamba street at Kadu Khal and climb a precarious rising of around 1.5 km. by walking.

As per the legend, Sati, the wife of Lord Shiva, surrendered her life in the arguement with her dad, as Prajapati Daksha was not prepared to acknowledge Shiva as her girl's spouse. So he began oppose Him transparently, and in this way the resisting of her dear spouse made her abandon her body. We as a whole know then that how Shiva hit the dance floor with the dead assemblage of Sati, irately and how by the Sudarshan Chakra the body was isolated part by part. Shiva went through this spot on his way back to Kailash with the dead collection of Sati whose head fell at the spot where the advanced sanctuary of Surkhanda Devi stands. Surkhanda Devi sanctuary is at a height of 2903 m and ringed by thick woodlands in a purified spot.

Location – About 33.9 km, 57 mins far from The Mall Rd Mussoorie and 113 km, 2 hours 10 mins far from Devaprayag, Uttarakhand, India

Difficulty Level: Average



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Sadhana Mandir

 Established in 1966 on the banks of the Ganges in Rishikesh, India, Sadhana Mandir Trust was set up by Swami Rama as a global retreat community for earnest hopefuls to practice contemplation in a profoundly raising environment. Far from the hurrying around of Rishikesh, settled in the foothills of the Himalayas, Sadhana Mandir is situated on the banks of the blessed stream Ganges.

 Encompassed by delightful blossoming gardens, mango trees and a lotus lake, a peaceful and tranquil environment pervades the ashram making it perfect for sadhana. This one of the celebrated spot to learn yoga in rishikesh. 

 The Himalayan Tradition is no less than 5,000 years of age. It is connected to an unbroken ancestry of sages who kept this custom alive through oral direction and individual otherworldly start. Adi Shankara set up the plain request around 1,200 years prior however renunciates had as of now lived in an unbroken ancestry from the Vedic period.

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Bharat Mandir

Rishikesh is like a two faced coin, on one side it comprises of the activities like Camping in the foothills of Himalayas, thrilling river rafting in Ganges, Trekking and on the other side it is the most loved holy place, amongst it there is 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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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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Sivananda Ashram

Those who look forward to take part in some spiritual outing in Uttarakhand, then Sivananda Ashram would be a great choice. Swami Sivananda was the founder of this ashram which is also known as the Divine Life Society. Rishikesh as all of us know is albeit holy and it comes in terms with more spirituality through this Ashram; thousands of devotees arrive here to indulge in the most peaceful prayers and to witness the architecturally brilliant building as well. The yoga classes provided at the Ashram makes it popular among natives as well as foreigners who visit Rishikesh. Iyengar is the specialization here and there are separate classes for men and women. One point never to be missed out is the presence of the holy Ganga on the side of the Ashram, it flows so quietly to extend all its purity and blessings to the surroundings of this beautiful Ashram.
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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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  • Q. What are the best camping places in Rishikesh?
  • Q. What are the things to know about rafting in Rishikesh?

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  • Q. What are the Best Places to visit in Rishikesh?

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    1. Shivpuri: It is a popular mecca for river rafting in India.
    2. Triveni Ghat: This ghat is considered a confluence point of three of the most sacred rivers in Hindu mythology.
    3. Lakshman Jhula: It is a suspension bridge that connects Tehri and Pauri districts of Uttarakhand
    4. Ram Jhula: It is a suspension bridge connects the banks of the Ganges with Shivananda and Swarga ashrams at both of its ends.
    5. Neelkanth Mahadev Temple: Neelkanth Mahadev Temple is around 32km from the city limits
    6. Beatles Ashram: In 1968, the entire group of Beatle flew down to India to meet a saint called Maharishi Mahesh Yogi at this ashram.
    7. Vashistha Gufa: Vashistha Cave or Vashistha Gufa is an ancient cave where Sage Vashistha and his wife meditated for hundreds of years.
    8. Rishikund: 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.

  • Q. What is Rishikesh famous for?

    Rishikesh is a place famous for housing landmarks of religious importance. The foremost thing that it is known for is the holy river Ganges that flows through the city. People visit from all over the world to live in the ashram on the riverbanks. Even the Beatles visited Rishikesh once to gain guidance and direction to their lives. Rishikesh is known for its ancient temples like the magnificent 13 storeyed Kailash Niketan Temple.

     Rishikesh is now known as the ‘Yoga Capital of the World’ and holds the week-long International Yoga Festival in March every year visited by people from all over the world. Apart from spiritual sojourns, it is also famous for adventure activities like bungee jumping, trekking, and rafting. The most iconic landmarks of Rishikesh are the two humongous suspension bridges Ram Jhula and Lakshman Jhula. They are almost 450 ft in length and suspended from a height of 70 ft. over the river

  • Q. What is famous in Rishikesh for shopping?

    Pilgrimage places have their own unique charm for shoppers. You can pick up some really unique stuff from here. One of the best things to shop here is semi-precious stone and birthstones. Available near Lakshman Jhula, you can get these stones studded in jewellery or just as themselves.

    You can pick up a huge variety of fragrant incense and attars. Since it is the hot spot for many adventure activities, there are a lot of shops selling trekking gear. You can pick up good quality shoes, apparel, and equipment.

  • Q. What should I pack for Rishikesh?

    Packing list for winters:
    1. Windcheater
    2. Light warm jacket
    3. Woollen socks
    4. Sunblock
    5. Sturdy walking shoes
    6. Thermals
    7. Cap
    8. Gloves

    Packing list for summers and rafting:
    1. Bathing suit
    2. Waterproof shoes
    3. Diving glasses
    4. Ziplock bags to protect your phone keys, wallet, etc. from water
    5. Change of clothes
    6. Towels
    7. Sunblock
    8. A pair of slippers
    9. Swimming glasses especially if you wear contact lenses

  • Q. What is the best time to visit Rishikesh?

    The best time to visit Rishikesh is between October to February. This is the winter season when the weather is pleasant and cool throughout the day. Rishikesh, during this time, is not bitterly cold like other hilly regions and allows for people to engage in adventure activities like rock climbing, etc.

    If you intend to try rafting, then you should visit between the end of November to February. This is the time when Ganga River and its rapids are at their voluminous best. The summer months of March- June are extremely hot and humid and hardly suitable for being outdoors.

  • Q. Is alcohol allowed in Rishikesh?

    Being a place of religious importance, alcohol consumption in Rishikesh is banned. None of the hotels or restaurants serves alcohol here.

    However, if you are carrying your own alcohol with you, make sure to consume it in the privacy of your hotel room, instead of a public place.

  • Q. What is there to do in Rishikesh at night?

    Rishikesh being a holy place does not have the typical nightlife options like other tourist places. However, when it comes to rich cultural & adventurous experiences, Rishikesh definitely tops the charts. Nightlife options range from cinemas, charming cafes with options to read books for hours, beachside activities, and night camping & bonfire in the jungle. Some interesting things that you can do at night are:

    1. Laxman Jhula
    2. Rama Palace theatre
    3. Riverside camp
    4. Shivpuri Jungle Night Camp
    5. Rajaji National Park
    6. Triveni Ghat
    7. Little Buddha Café
    8. German Bakery
    9. Kaudiyala Beach

  • Q. How many days are enough for Rishikesh?

    One must keep a minimum of two days for exploring Rishikesh leisurely. It offers amazing options for all kinds of travellers- those seeking spirituality and the ones interested in adventure activities.

    During the day time, you can try bungee jumping from the site at Lakshman Jhula, go for river rafting, and visit the beautiful ancient temples like the 13 storeyed Kailash Niketan Temple. Don’t miss to see the famous Beatles Ashram also known as Maharishi Mahesh Yogi Ashram. Indulge in delicious food at Little Buddha Café and Devraj Coffee Corner. Both these are located on the banks of the river and offer spectacular views.

    See the grandeur or Lakshman Jhula, indulge in street food, and pick up souvenirs and handicrafts. In the evening, watch the beautiful sunset from the banks of Ganga while reverberating sounds of drums, bells, and Aarti soothingly envelope you.

  • Q. How can I go to Haridwar from Rishikesh?

    Haridwar is located around 23 kilometres Rishikesh and the easiest way to reach is to take a taxi. They are available aplenty and take around 40 minutes. You can book one for yourself or share with other passengers. State-run buses also ply between the two places.

    Another option is to take a train, which also runs regularly between Rishikesh and Haridwar. They are extremely economical and take around 30 minutes to reach.

  • Q. How far is Kedarnath from Rishikesh?

    Kedarnath, another place of religious importance, is located around 105 kilometres away from Rishikesh.

    The best and the most economical way to reach Kedarnath is to take a State Transport Bus that takes around 5 hours to reach. Alternatively, you can take a taxi, which takes less time but is more expensive. This will take you around 3 hours.

  • Q. Does Rishikesh have snow?

    Since Rishikesh is located at a low altitude of around 1220 ft above sea level in the foothills of Himalayas, it does not see any snowfall. Even in winters, the place does not see sub-zero temperatures.

    They range between 8-20°C in the winter months of October to February. For seeing snow, one can head to nearby places like Mussoorie, Landour, Chopta, Tungnath, etc.

  • Q. Is rafting safe in Rishikesh?

    While experienced professionals in Rishikesh manage rafting, it is imperative for everybody to follow safety guidelines and not take the sport lightly. If one follows a few safety tips, you can fully enjoy this wonderful adventure. Don’t go on a raft alone.

    Select and wear your lifejacket properly. Make sure you don’t raft after dark or in the peak day time to avoid dehydration and heat exhaustion. Work as a team and listen to your guide’s instructions carefully.