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RishikeshIndia

From ashrams, yoga centers and temples to white-water rafting and bungee jumping, this Himalayan town offers an exquisite mix of relaxation and adventure.

Since the arrival in the 1960s of British rock band The Beatles, Rishikesh has been a favorite hangout of travelers searching for relaxation and spiritual rejuvenation. Today, this pretty town in the Himalayan foothills and straddling the Ganges River is famous as the Yoga Capital of the World. Visit Rishikesh to see fascinating temples, admire breathtaking scenery and participate in challenging outdoor activities.

Discover boundless ashrams and yoga retreats on the riverbanks and nestled amid forested hills. Swarg Ashram is a traffic-free riverside community of bathing ghats, bazaars, temples and spiritual centers such as Parmath Niketan Ashram. Visit Maharishi Mahesh Yogi Ashram to see the remains of meditation rooms used by The Beatles. For more yoga, check out Sivananda Ashram and Sanskriti Yogpeeth.

Rishikesh’s northern district is great for exploring on foot to find some of the town’s most revered landmarks. Enjoy sweeping views from Lakshman Jhula and Ram Jhula, two suspension bridges that span the river. Marvel at the 13-tiered Trayambakeshwar Temple. Take a boat ride along the Ganges River and watch sadhus (holy men) cleanse themselves at bathing ghats. Don’t miss Triveni Ghat, where a Ganga aarti fire ritual takes place at dusk.

Find plenty of action for adventurists, too, including river kayaking and white-water rafting. Experience the thrill of bungee jumping and zip-lining at Jumpin Heights. Walk to Neer Garh Waterfall or go trekking and rock climbing in the Shivalik Hills. Hike with pilgrims through thick forest to the hilltop Neelkanth Mahadev Temple.

Local cuisine is based on organic, healthy and vegetarian ingredients. The town is both meat and alcohol free. Try Ayurveda teas and lassis, which are spiced yoghurt-based drinks with fruit.

Intercity trains connect major cities such as Amritsar, Lucknow, New Delhi and Varanasi with Haridwar. From there, regular buses travel to Rishikesh’s main bus terminal. Get around easily on foot or use affordable auto-rickshaws. Although downpours are common from June to September, consistently mild temperatures make Rishikesh a pleasant year-round destination.

Top hotels in Rishikesh

EllBee Ganga View
EllBee Ganga View
4 out of 5
The price is Rs3,443 per night from 2 Dec to 3 Dec

This family-friendly Rishikesh hotel is located in the historical district, within a 15-minute walk of Bharat Mandir and Triveni Ghat. Ram Jhula and Parmarth ...

4.1/5Very Good! (93 reviews)
Devine Home

"Our experience is “complete Satisfaction “ to say the least. If we go back, we will stay in the same hotel."…"

Reviewed on 1 Mar 2020

EllBee Ganga View
 Aloha On The Ganges, Rishikesh ( by Leisure Hotels )
Aloha On The Ganges, Rishikesh ( by Leisure Hotels )
3.5 out of 5
The price is Rs9,000 per night from 1 Dec to 2 Dec

Situated in the historical district, this spa hotel is 0.3 mi (0.5 km) from Lakshman Jhula and within 3 miles (5 km) of Parmarth Niketan and Ram Jhula. Laxman ...

3.3/5 (18 reviews)
Great Location & Food ! Rooms need Maintenance

"We stayed for a night in the Superior Room. The rooms are garden facing and do not offer the view of the Ganges. Though the rooms are large and well equipped, the room allocated to us (No. 24) wasn't in great condition with paint chipping from the walls and all over the floor and cleanliness levels ..."…"

Reviewed on 17 Dec 2019

Aloha On The Ganges, Rishikesh ( by Leisure Hotels )
GANGA KINARE- A Riverside Boutique Hotel
GANGA KINARE- A Riverside Boutique Hotel
4 out of 5
237, Veerbhadra Road, Rishikesh, Uttarakhand
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This family-friendly Rishikesh hotel is located in the mountains, within 2 mi (3 km) of Bharat Mandir and Triveni Ghat. Ram Jhula is 3 mi (4.9 km) away.

4.4/5Excellent! (141 reviews)

"The location was excellent, at a bend of the Ganges. The hotel has a very pretty garden and temple and its own private ghat. The hotel provided a very nice priest for our ceremony. Staff was friendly and accommodating. AC in our room was quirky and one of the windows was not fully sealed. Room service ..."…"

Reviewed on 28 Sep 2020

GANGA KINARE- A Riverside Boutique Hotel
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Top Holiday Rentals in Rishikesh

The Ayali Rishikesh
The Ayali Rishikesh
2.5 out of 5
The price is Rs2,950 per night from 30 Nov to 1 Dec

Situated in Rishikesh, this aparthotel is 0.7 mi (1.1 km) from Ram Jhula and 1.2 mi (1.9 km) from Parmarth Niketan. Lakshman Jhula and Laxman Jhula are also ...

4.3/5Excellent! (4 reviews)
Wonderful stay

"I had a wonderful stay here. Ravi and the team couldn’t do more and were so helpful and friendly. It’s in such a peaceful spot but also a close walk to Ram Jula. I’d really recommend a stay and I’ll be booking again next time I am in Rishikesh"…"

Reviewed on 19 Feb 2020

The Ayali Rishikesh
Welcome Home Apartments
Welcome Home Apartments
2.5 out of 5

Situated in Rishikesh, this aparthotel is 3 mi (4.9 km) from Bharat Mandir and within 9 miles (15 km) of Parmarth Niketan and Ram Jhula. Triveni Ghat and Rajaji ...

Welcome Home Apartments
Excellent Property With Exellent Amenities You Would Love To Live In
Excellent Property With Exellent Amenities You Would Love To Live In
2.5 out of 5
The price is Rs23,777 per night from 3 Dec to 4 Dec

Situated in Rishikesh, this apartment building is 1.2 mi (2 km) from Bharat Mandir and 2 mi (3.2 km) from Triveni Ghat. Ram Jhula and Lakshman Jhula are also ...

Excellent Property With Exellent Amenities You Would Love To Live In
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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Reviews of Rishikesh

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Top Destination

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5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

2 Mar 2020

Road conditions to be improved

5/5 - Excellent

Kiran

30 Jan 2020

In love with the vibe of this city ,I had an amazing experience because of salvus hotels They took care of everything Loved it See you soon guys

5/5 - Excellent

Amar

12 Jan 2020

Very good hotel.loved to stay there, staff is helpful anc the garden is very beautiful

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

18 Nov 2019

Loved evening Aarti at ghat there. Truly peaceful. Must visit place. Even there is a gurudwara on the main road which is huge and amazing. The kids staying in premises of gurudwara were so disciplined and attending eve kirtan which touched our hearts

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

7 Aug 2019

In spite of choosing the most busy time of the year, quite unintentionally, we were quite taken by the beauty of River Ganga flowing through the beautiful town of Rishikesh. So many mandirs and Ashrams to visit!

3/5 - Okay

TB

10 Jun 2019

i understand it once was not polluted, not too long ago. Hopefully it will be that way again and when it is I am sure it will be a nice place again.

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