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  • Trekking in Rishikesh is an experience that most people recount as one of the best things that they did in their lives. Rightly so, Rishikesh isn’t only a backpacker’s delight but a divine place to undertake such a strenuous task. However, the enterprising venture in Rishikesh gratifies the soul with not only awe but satiation for conquering your inhibitions and pushing your limits.

    The holy city has been a centre of many myths and fables and never fails to enchant the people with the beauty that it unfolds with its engrossing treks. Leading to some major centres of worship, these trails in Rishikesh epitomises the grandeur of nature at its best.

    Situated in the foothills of Himalayas, Rishikesh has been a favourite spot for adrenaline junkies for its adventure sports. However, trekking is one thing that stands among all for its thrill and excitement. Trekking trails from Rishikesh lead to the most fantastic destinations passing through verdant landscapes of lush greenery, breathtaking valleys and scenic waterfalls.

    While a majority of these trails are thronged by pilgrims on their holy journey to various temples located around the city, there are many treks near Rishikesh that offer a great deal of adventure for trekking enthusiasts. While October to March remains the ideal season to take your hiking boots for some wearing down in Rishikesh, the late winter season has also seen trekking enthusiasts flocking in Rishikesh to have a taste of snow with trekking.

    A few famous treks to soak in the beauty of the Himalayas from Rishikesh are Roopkund Trek, Valley of Flowers Trek, Nag Tibba Trek, Deoria Chandrashila Trek, Kunjapuri Temple Trekking etc. Moreover, waterfall trekking in Rishikesh is fast becoming a popular activity in tourists undertaken in Rajaji National Park. Trekking is best combined with a relaxing night with camping in Rishikesh making it an even more interesting activity.

    Along with the trek, tourists can indulge in a number of other adventure sports while camping in Rishikesh. Whether you’re one of those born adventurers or a novice looking for some exciting trails to embark upon, Rishikesh is undoubtedly the best place to gear up for a trekking adventure in the lap of nature. 

    Here are some of the best treks in Rishikesh:

  • 01Chandrashila Trek with Chopta - Tungnath 2019

    Chandrashila Trek with Chopta - Tungnath 2019
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    Departure Dates:

    Jan: 26
    Feb: 1,8,15,22
    March: 2,9,16,23,30
    April:6,13,20,27
    May: 4,11,28,25
    June:1,8,15,22,29
    Sep:15,21,28
    Oct:5,12,19,26
    Nov:2,9,16,23,30
    Dec:7,14,21,28

    About the Chandrashila Trek with Chopta Tungnath:

    Here is a 4 day 3 nights Chandrashila trek with Chopta Tungnath starting from Haridwar. Sari is the base camp of the trek from where you will be easily connected to Deorital located at a height of about 2438 meters. Deorital trek would amuse you definitely, for it is the most visited lake with enthralling sights around it and then you will also be getting the mind-blowing sunset views from Chaukhamba Peak on the way. Chopta as a destination is reverberating, because of the largely vivacious patches of pine, oaks and rhododendron are quite alluring to watch. From 3000 meters height above sea level, one will be entertained by the visibility of Himalayan ranges pretty closer.

    Chopta to Tungnath would also be an exciting trekking trip since the short trek has tricky trails to make you happy as well as anxious. The holy Tungnath temple is situated at 3400 meters above sea level. It is the right space to experience peace of mind and even do meditation to rejuvenate yourself by absorbing the pure radiance from the sun coming in between the swaying trees. Chandrashila Summit trek will also be happening on the same day that is almost near to Tungnath but at a height of about 3600 meters. Kedar, Chaukhamba and some of the other major peaks come closer to you while you are on the top portion of Chandrashila. Golden-breasted eagles are a normal sight from the summit.

    This trek is comparatively easy making it suitable for beginners and also for children. Yet, advanced trekkers would also find it quite interesting passing by the thick green forests and watching the snow-clad peaks at the distance. Normal fitness is only necessity to do this trek and those who love nature deeply would get a feast to their eyes with this closer to nature trek and the sights will be varying depending on the season you choose.

    On the last day of the trek, you will be travelling back to Haridwar watching the beautiful Alakananda and other rivers. While you take this trekking expedition, you will be walking for 6-7 hours on an average every day but it will be really smooth and soothing for your body and mind, truly.


    About the destination:

    Nestled amidst the astounding Himalayas is the famous treks for adventure junkies that is Chandrashila Trek with Chopta Tungnath which acts as the gateway to the vibrant colours in the Himalayas. It is a favorite trekking route for all kinds of travelers as well especially in summer when the entire region will be filled with rhododendron flowers and of course when the whole region would be blanketed by spine-chilling snow cover in winter.

    The unwinding trails to Chandrashila via Chopta and Tungnath will show you the major peaks of Western and Eastern Uttarakhand and they are the tallest ones in the region. As every trekker has shared his experience about watching the peaks from the top of Chandrashila summit, it is a blessed feeling. Mainly Chandrashila trek goes through the enchanting Deorital Lake and then to a stunning valley and peaks proceeding to the vast forest greenery with high chances to spot many rare birds and wild species.

    Tungnath is always the starting point of the Chanadrashila summit trek which possesses a captivating beauty with the help of many deodar and rhododendron forests. Chopta has myriad collection of pictorial sights to bewitch the visitors which is marvelously engulfed by huge vegetation in spring and summer. During winter it would be appealing to all eyes since the thick cover of snow will be an amusing part of the region.


    Chandrashila Trek with Chopta Tungnath Highlights:

    - The summit views including the high mountain peaks in the Himalayas with snow-caps on them are the major highlight of the trek.

    - Birding is a favourite activity that keeps inviting nature lovers in plenty to the region.

    - Peaceful lakeside picnic can be the best to do with your family watching the blossoms in the forest ranges around.

    - Watch the valleys with small houses and experience the stay at Himalayan eco-lodges and huts.


    Quick Facts:

    Temperature: Day: 8°C to 15°C and Night: -5°C to 3°C

    Maximum Altitude: 12,083 ft

    Difficulty Level: Easy To Moderate 

    Railway Station: Haridwar is the nearest railway station 

    Airport: Jolly Grant Airport, Dehradun

    Base Camp: Sari Village (6 hrs drive from Haridwar)

    ATM: Last ATM is in Ukhimath, around 13 km before Sari.

    Transportation can be availed at an extra cost from Haridwar.

  • 02Valley of Flowers Trek

    Valley of Flowers Trek

    Valley of flowers trek is especially popular for trekking in Rishikesh. Numerous stories are spun around the Valley of Flowers – more often than not about trekkers falling oblivious from the substantial aroma of blooms on the valley floor. Whatever the stories, they do have a grain of truth in them, positively! It is uncommon to discover a valley so loaded with blossoms.

     Blossoms sprout all over the place in an uproar of hues – purple, yellow, white, pink they cover the valley in a manner that occasionally, you can't see the valley floor by any means!

    Highlights: Most Beautiful Valleys in India, Good for First-Time Trekkers, Great for Photography

    Location: Uttarakhand, India District: Chamoli Nearest town: Ghangharia, after Joshimath

    Difficulty Level: Average

    Also, read this detailed travel guide for Rafting in Rishikesh that'll make Rishikesh your dream vacation place.

    Valley of Flowers Trek, Uttarakhand - 2019

    Valley of Flowers Trek, Uttarakhand - 2019

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  • 03Kuari Pass Trek

    Kuari Pass Trek

    Kuari Pass Trek is especially popular for trekking in Rishikesh. Kuari Pass Trek - A short 6-day trek into the Nanda Devi Sanctuary The Kuari Pass trek which gives you dynamite perspectives of the Nanda Devi sanctuary and a large group of 7000m snow-topped tops that reach out into Tibet. 

    It is one of the best Rishikesh treks known for enterprise and energy. "We breasted the slant and stopped, noiseless on the way. No words would express our enjoyment.

    The Himalayas were exhibited before us in a terrific curve" - Frank Smythe (The Mountaineer) Kuari which signifies "entryway" is a Himalayan high mountain pass arranged in the Garhwal locale of northern India, south of the Tibetan fringe and on the western edge of the "Nanda Devi Sanctuary" Biosphere Reserve and falls in the Chamoli area. 

    The Kuari Pass Trek discovered popularity in the mid-1900's when bold globe-trotters and mountain dwellers, for example, Lord Curzon, Eric Shipton and Bill Tilman utilized the entry as a part of their spearheading investigations of the district.

    Highlights: The lush green Gorson meadow, Grand views of 4 peaks of Chaukhamba, Neelkanth, Mana, Kamet, Hathi, Ghodi, Trishul, Nandaghunti, Nanda Devi, Dunagiri, Witness an ancient trading route, Tali lake, Verdant forest, Panchachuli base camp

    Location: Garhwal Himalayas

    Difficulty Level: Moderate

    Kuari Pass Trek 2019, Uttarakhand

    Kuari Pass Trek 2019, Uttarakhand

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    O12,250

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    O8,750

  • 04Pangarchulla Peak Trek Via Kuari Pass, Auli 2019

    Pangarchulla Peak Trek Via Kuari Pass, Auli 2019
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    Departure Dates:

    April:6,20
    May:4,18
    June:1,15
    Sep:  15, 22, 29
    Oct: 6, 13, 20, 27
    Nov: 3,10,17

    About the Pangarchulla Peak Trek:

    Pangarchulla Peak trek is an enchanting trek that takes you through some of the most beautiful scenic trails and paths. While trekking, you will come across many small gorges, meadows and deep forest as you continue your trek.  Perched at 14,700 ft. This trek is perfect for the ones looking for some adventure up in the mountains. This trek can also be done by beginners, although it is considered as a difficult trek.  Although this trek can be done all throughout the year, winter is considered as the best time to enjoy the snow. 

    From the meadows to breathtaking Oak forests and the grasslands you trekking trail will be full of amazing views.  On a period of 6 days, your trek will take you along the pilgrim view of Uttarakhand and its verdant beauty. As you continue walking from Dhak village you will walk through a rocky terrain. As you slowly ascent you will come across open side cliff villages characterized by terraced farmland and slant-roofed houses, moving on to green meadows surrounded by the signature peaks of Garhwal Himalayas. Trek further and you will come across the majestic view of Nanda Devi, Chaukhamba, Hati-Ghori, and Barmal. 

    The trail to Pangarchulla never dismisses these commended crests and comes full circle at long last at the summit with a celebration of sparkling snow. Soak in the amazing beauty of the region as you see several peaks such as Chaukhamba, Kedarnath, Neelkanth, Haathi-Ghodi, Kamet, Mana and Dronagiri. Spend some time feasting your eyes with the marvels before you after which you can resume walking down to the camp. On your fifth day, you will drive from Dhak to Auli where your tour will come to an end. Get ready to make you trekking experience a memorable one while you head out to this one of a kind amazing trek.


    About the Destination:

    This scenic Pangarchulla Peak trek via Kuari Pass route begins with hiking from Joshimath in Chamoli district in Garhwal Himalayas to its peak standing at an altitude of 3650 m. Following this is a trek to Pangarchula peak which is challenging to state the least navigating through deep snowy terrains, bouldering rocks and steep slopes. Upon reaching the peak of Kuari, marvel at the awe-striking peaks and passes along with the confluence of several rivers, gorgeous forests and sprawling meadows, also known as ‘Bugyals’. 

    If lucky, one also gets to spot footprints of either the Himalayan Bear or Leopard. Apart from the Kuari Pass trekking, the exciting climb up to the summit of Pangarchula Peak at 4700 m is quite a moderate trek. For those unwilling to participate in this trek, there is the Mini Pangarchula Peak trek at 4200 m or one can even relax at the base camp. At the peak of Pangarchula, enjoy the pleasurable sights of scintillating peaks and its environs. In addition to that, one also gets to stay in the cosy Eco Lodge in Auli. Make your way through some of the most amazing views of the region with the snow-capped mountains and the beckoning valleys. 

    As you continue you will find that your trekking trail converts from green to white. And if you are doing this trek during the spring season then the rhododendrons in full bloom will welcome you. The Pangarchulla trek passes through the Nanda Devi Sanctuary which is another best thing about the trek. Treat your eyes to the views of Mt. Nanda Devi, Chaukhamba, Dunagiri, Hathi Parbat and Ghori Parbat. Spend some time admiring the beauty of the region. The trek is considered as a moderate to easy trek and can be done by anyone with physical fitness. Trek through the steep ridge and make your way to the enchanting summit. Pangarchulla Peak trek package is just perfect for you to make your summer goals a better one.

    Pangarchulla Peak Trek Highlights:

    - On this trek, you will come across some of the majestic sights of the valleys and the verdant mountains.

    - You will trek across plenty of Oaks, silver birch, blue pine, and bhojpatra- the bark of which is known to source papyrus, will be lining the way.

    - You will also have the chance to camp under the brilliant night sky and that too with a bonfire.

    - Pass through the small streams and witness the Pangarchulla Peak which is quite an adventure.

    - You will pass across a steep ridge which will take you on an ascent to the peak on summit day is a painstaking but highly gratifying feature of this trek.

    - The friendly local here will treat you with the best cup of tea while you make a stop.

    Quick Facts:

    Temperature: Day: 14°C to 18°C and Night: -3°C to 6°C

    Trekking Distance:  34km

    Maximum Altitude: 15,069ft

    Difficulty Level: Moderate-Difficult

    Railway Station: Haridwar is the nearest railway station 

    Airport: Jolly Grant Airport, Dehradun

    Base Camp: Joshimath (10 hrs drive from Dehradun)

    ATM: Auli has the last ATM point before your trek begins. 

  • 05Roopkund Trek

    Roopkund Trek

    Roopkund, in the condition of Uttarakhand in India, is a popular cold lake. This lake is popular because of more than five hundred skeletons of people that are found at the edge of the lake. It is situated in the Himalayas and rests at an elevation of almost 4,800 meters. Roopkund is situated in the Chamoli locale of Garhwal. It is one of the best destinations for trekking in Garhwal.

    It is nearer to slope stations like Nainital and Kathgodam. At a separation of 217 km from Nainital and 235 km from Kathgodam, Roopkund trek is one of the real experience attractions for individuals in the nation furthermore for individuals who are going from abroad. 

    Roopkund, which is situated in the lap of Trishul massif is otherwise called the 'riddle lake'. You can discover human skeletons at the bank of the lake and it is trusted that they have a place with the Paleolithic age.

    Highlights: Trekking, Camping

    Location: Uttarakhand, India

    Difficulty Level: Low

    Roopkund Trek, Uttarakhand 2019

    Roopkund Trek, Uttarakhand 2019

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  • 06Nag Tibba Trek

    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 the Bandarpoonch top, the Gangotri gathering of tops, Kedarnath crest in the north, Doon valley and the snow tops of Chabang.

    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 of 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, thus helping you to explore more things that can be done in Rishikesh.

    Highlights: Trekking, Camping, Hiking

    Location: Uttrakhand        

    Difficulty Level: Average

    Nag Tibba Trek with Camping, 2019 | Book at ₹ 3050 Only!

    Nag Tibba Trek with Camping, 2019 | Book at ₹ 3050 Only!

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  • 07Deoria Chandrashila Trek

    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 the Deoriatal lake and Bhrujgali camp, it is infrequently shocking to envision the number of assortment wildernesses can be in.

    There are segments with thick lush trees, there is greenery secured trails through concealing passages and there are trails that weave through clearings in the wildernesses that make it a beautiful place for sightseeing in Rishikesh. 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

    Snow Trek to Deoria Tal and Chandrashila Peak, Uttarakhand 2019

    Snow Trek to Deoria Tal and Chandrashila Peak, Uttarakhand 2019

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  • 08Water Falls Trekking in Rishikesh

    A standout amongst the most energizing movement that one can anticipate amid their go to Rishikesh is Trekking to the Waterfall. It is one of the finest treks for trekking in Rishikesh. There are various shrouded waterfalls around Rishikesh. The Rishikesh city is encompassed by an extremely renowned held backwoods:

     The Rajaji National Park and there are numerous concealed waterfalls in the woods region. These concealed fortunes are all around protected and show particular normal magnificence as they are not effortlessly available, one needs to trek to achieve these waterfalls.

    If you are trekking lover then you must go for trekking in Rishikesh. A portion of the waterfalls likewise has limestone hollows close them. The most wonderful waterfalls around Rishikesh are- Neergadh Waterfall, Garud Chatti Waterfall and the Patna Waterfall.

     The trekking to the waterfall is a gutsy movement as it includes strolling through the wilderness on slender trails. The excellence of these waterfalls is amazing, all the hard work and trekking gets to be advantageous once you achieve the waterfall. It is to a great degree invigorating to remain close to the waterfall.

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  • 09Trek to Surkanda Devi

    It is one of the finest treks 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 argument with her dad, as Prajapati Daksha was not prepared to acknowledge Shiva as her girl's spouse. So he began to 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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  • 10Kunjapuri Temple Trekking

    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.

    Traveling 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, thousands 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 sunset on the Greater Himalayan Peaks and the vast Indo Gangetic plains.

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    Kunjapuri Temple Sunrise Trek

    Kunjapuri Temple Sunrise Trek

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Adventure in Rishikesh

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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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Swarga Ashram

Nestled amidst Lakshman Jhula and Rishikesh on the left bank of the Ganges and the foothills of the mighty Himalayas, the ambience that exists in Swarga Ashram is truly heavenly! While the picturesque surroundings of the ashram contributes much to its tranquil atmosphere, the devotion and spirituality that exists here makes it a paradise for those who seek mental peace and tranquillity!

The epicentre of yoga and meditation within the Garhwal gateway, it is among the most scenic and pleasant places to visit in Rishikesh. Established by Swami Atma Prakash, it can also be called as the home of the homeless, the abode of the needy and a place to relinquish the mind from all the miseries of the society. It offers living spaces to more than 100 people along with offering them free food and other kitchen facilities. A library in Swarga Ashram offers free education on religion and culture to the visitors.

It also has a hospital that offers free treatment to all the saints, pilgrims and others alike. You can reach this divine ashram either by a boat ride through the holy Ganges or by crossing the Ram Jhula. The ashram also has several shopping complexes that sells religious commodities, cultural books, ayurvedic shops, eateries and lot more.
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Deoria Chandrashila Trek

Deoriatal is maybe the main trek on our rundown that gives most extreme returns for the exertion put in. There are three things that are truly staggering about the Deoriatal to Chandrashila top trek. In any case, Deoriatal has the best backwoods trek amongst all our treks. On the off chance that you take the area between Deoriatal lake and Bhrujgali camp, it is infrequently shocking to envision the amount of assortment wildernesses can be in.

There are segments with thick lush trees, there are greenery secured trails through concealing passages and there are trails that weave through clearings in the wildernesses. Also, we camp blast amidst the woodland in a completely open clearing at Rohini Bugyal.

Highlights - Trekking, Rafting, Camping

Location - Uttarakhand, India

Difficulty Level: High


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Ram Jhula

Another architectural marvel in the yoga capital of India, Ram Jhula is an important landmark of the city and is also one of the sought after Rishikesh tourist places. Located only 3km from the heart of the city, this 450ft suspension bridge connects the banks of the Ganges with Shivananda and Swarga ashrams at both of its end.

Also known as the 'Shivananda Jhula', this magnificent bridge was built during the late 80s by the regional government; the contribution of Shivananda Ashram Divine Life Society is very significant in the construction of Ram Jhula. Like the Lakshman Jhula, it was also once a jute bridge and serves as an important name in the list of places to visit in Rishikesh.

While crossing the bridge, you can enjoy the panoramic views of the Ganges and for the nature photographers, it serves as an ideal destination to click some amazing pictures!
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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!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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