Himalayan foothills @ rishikesh

Rishikesh is a city in  northern state of Uttarakhand, in the Himalayan foothills beside the  River  Ganga.  the city is renowned as a center for meditation and studying yoga. as the city is in uttarakhand  it is famous for it’s natural beauty. mountains , hills , greenery , some fountains , river , temples and many more. there are many places to visit in rishikesh . rishikesh is at a distance of 275 km from the capital of india, delhi.  the destination is easily reachable either by bus  ,train  or through air.

  1. there are few trains to rishikesh . so in my opinion first reach haridwar by train and after that you can reach rishikesh by any vechicle. the distance b/w haridwar and rishikesh   is around 21 km .
  2. through air –  departure at jolly grand airport , dehradun . them take bus to rishikesh .the estimated distance is around 40 km.

places to visit in rishikesh

top places and activities

places to visit in rishikesh

1. river rafting

PLACES TO VISIT IN RISHIKESH

places to visit in rishikesh

river rafting is one of the experience that we can get in rishikesh to make our trip an unforgettable one. rafting done with the thundering rapids of river Ganga is an exclusive adventure that people must undertake at least once in their lives. rafting activity is closed during monsoon. from July to mid September.the vendors who provide rafting service ensures the safety of their customers. those who are not swimmers can also do this. they provide life jacket to all before going into river.

price directly from the vendor

  • kodiyala   – 38 km –   1200
  • marine drive – 27km –  750
  • shivpuri  -16km –  550
  • bhrampuri  – 12km –  450
  • neem beach – 4km –  300

to ramjhula

2. other activities

places to visit in rishikesh

their are some activities that are only possible in hilly areas . bungy jumping , flying fox , giant swing. these all activities are available in rishikesh. this place is mostly visited because they offer india's largest fixed platform for bungy jumping. you can do bungy jumping at Mohanchatti near Rishikesh.

bungy jumping :-

  1. height : 83 mtrs
  2. minimun age 12 years
  3. weight : minimum 35 kg
  4. weight : maximum 120kg
  5. tuesday closed

flying fox

  1. Height: 120 Mtrs
  2. Length: 1km
  3. Speed: upto 160kmph

Giant Swing Height: 83 Mtrs

price directly from the vendor

bungy jumping rishikesh charges

PLACES TO VISIT IN RISHIKESH

3. Neelkanth Mahadev Temple

places to visit in rishikesh

a Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Shiva. The temple is situated in the Pauri Garhwal district of Uttarakhand, India. the temple is at a height of 1330 meters and is 29 km away from Rishikesh railway station. a revered holy shrines dedicated to Lord Shiva. on shivratri festival the temple is decorated with flower and lights. the temples receives a large no of devotees throughout the year.

opening hours :- 6:00 am to 7:00 pm

A SPECIAL Tip !!!

whenever you visit any place. you spend a large amount of your budget on traveling.
what if that expense can be saved ? if there is any alternative available ? these are some questions that come in the mind of every traveler.

in rishikesh their is an way to save money on traveling . you can take vehicle on rent in rishikesh . the tarrif is around ₹300 - ₹400 for scooty and ₹700- ₹ 1200 for bikes depending upon the model. but you should have an id proof and driving license. if you want to take vehicle on rent.

4. Neer Garh Waterfall

places to visit in rishikesh

this places seems like a mini beach in rishikesh. an mesmerizing place to adore the nature. The water flowing from natural rocky mountains tempts the tourist to take a cool dip in the narrow stream. to reach the waterfall you need to walk through the jungle on narrow trails. it is extremely exhilarating to stand near the waterfall. it is accessible by trek only. you have to trek 1.5km approx to reach the main swimming arena.

it is at a distance of 8 km from the rishikesh railway station. and 5 km away from laxman jhula. there is an entry charges of ₹30 per head.

5. Triveni Ghat

places to visit in rishikesh

a junction of of three holy Rivers the Ganga, the Yamuna and the Saraswati. Triveni Ghat is a sacred bathing spot in Rishikesh.It is a belief that anyone who take a dip in holy river at Triveni Ghat washes away all the sins and purifies their soul.
every evening and morning aarti is performed at triveni ghat. aarti is a Hindu religious ritual of worship.
this place is at a distance 2km from the rishikesh railway station.

6. ram jhula and laxman jhula

ram jhula

places to visit in rishikesh

ram jhula - is an bridge across the river Ganges, located 3 kilometres north-east from the town Rishikesh in the Indian state of Uttarakhand.

laxman jhula - is an bridge across the river Ganges, located 5 kilometres north-east of the city of Rishikesh in the Indian state of Uttarakhand.
they are famous because both these bridges provide an brilliant view for sightseeing and photography. because they are above the river.

7. Parmarth Niketan Ashram

places to visit in rishikesh

this Ashram is located on the foothills of the Himalayas along the banks of the river Ganga and provides facilities to pilgrims to attain their spiritual goals by making their journey a memorable one through Ayurveda, Yoga, Prayers, Meditation, Satsang, Kirtans, Ganga Arti, Spiritual programs and lectures, etc. you can make your reservation by reaching the reception there.

Open Time: 06:30 AM - 09:00 PM

Address: Main Market Road, Near Ram Jhula, Swarg Ashram, Rishikesh, Uttarakhand 249304

8. Geeta Bhawan : free shelter

PLACES TO VISIT IN RISHIKESH

an amazing ashram in rishikesh for peach and nature lovers. also known as swarg ashram;riverfront ashram. this place is situated on the banks of the holy river ganga. this place is very large and has several halls and rooms to offer to the devotees at free of cost. as the place is near the river so you can take dip in the river everyday. there is nothing much to do here but you can attend yoga and meditation sessions.by paying a minimal charges. approx 15 km from rishikesh railway station. Open Time: 7:00 AM - 9:00 PM

address - Gangapar, P.O. Swargashram, Rishikesh, Uttarakhand 249304 , near ramjhula

9. Kunjapuri Devi Mandir

PLACES TO VISIT IN RISHIKESH

Kunjapuri Devi Temple is one of the revered Shakti Peeths of Goddess Shakti. This is an ancient temple located at a height of about 1600 meters . you can see snow-clad white Himalayas and river Ganga from this temple. the place is famous for it,s beautiful sunrise and sunset view. some peaks like ,Chaukhamba,Gangotri, Swarga Rohini, Banderpunch can be seen from here (on a clear day). On the other side, you will see, Doon Valley, Rishikesh, Haridwar. approx 24 km from rishikesh railway station.

Address: Hindolakhal Rd, Adali, Uttarakhand 249175


1 Comment

Eugenio Palomin · September 26, 2018 at 6:00 pm

NICE BLOG! GREAT INFORMATION. THANKS FOR SUCH AN INFORMATION

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