Rishikesh

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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 favourite hangout of travellers 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.

Luxury Aloha Apartments
Luxury Aloha Apartments
3.5 out of 5
Badrinath Highway, Aloha on the Ganges, Rishikesh, 249201
The price is ₹4,350 per night from 6 Feb to 7 Feb
₹4,350
per night
6 Feb - 7 Feb
Stay at this 3.5-star spa hotel in Rishikesh. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and 2 restaurants. Popular attractions Lakshman Temple and Laxman Jhula are located ...
3.5/5 Good! (11 reviews)
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Reviewed on 30 Jan 2023

Luxury Aloha Apartments
GANGA KINARE- A Riverside Boutique Resort, Rishikesh
GANGA KINARE- A Riverside Boutique Resort, Rishikesh
4 out of 5
237, Veerbhadra Road, Rishikesh, Uttarakhand, 249201
The price is ₹10,890 per night from 18 Feb to 19 Feb
₹10,890
per night
18 Feb - 19 Feb
Stay at this 4-star spa hotel in Rishikesh. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and 2 restaurants. Our guests praise the breakfast and the restaurant in their reviews. ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (149 reviews)
"Staying here is like being a part of an extended family inviting you to so many worthwhile experiences. Yoga and meditation classes in the mornings, Hindu service and tea at sunset. Large breakfast buffets with made to order breads in the morning. Spa services and private yoga instruction can be ..."

Reviewed on 28 Jan 2023

GANGA KINARE- A Riverside Boutique Resort, Rishikesh
Aloha On The Ganges, Rishikesh
Aloha On The Ganges, Rishikesh
3.5 out of 5
National Highway 58, Tapovan, Rishikesh, Uttarakhand, 249192
The price is ₹7,868 per night from 20 Feb to 21 Feb
₹7,868
per night
20 Feb - 21 Feb
Stay at this 3.5-star spa hotel in Rishikesh. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and a full-service spa. Our guests praise the pool and the spacious rooms in their ...
3.7/5 Good! (28 reviews)
"Facilities are good and staff very courteous"

Reviewed on 27 Oct 2022

Aloha On The Ganges, Rishikesh
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.
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
Rishikesh, Uttarakhand
Stay at this apartment in Rishikesh. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and an airport shuttle. Popular attractions Bharat Mandir and Neelkantha Mahadev Temple are ...
Excellent Property With Exellent Amenities You Would Love To Live In
The Ayali Rishikesh
The Ayali Rishikesh
2.5 out of 5
C-16, Ganga Vatika-2, Rishikesh, Uttarakhand, 249201
Stay at this business-friendly aparthotel in Rishikesh. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and a rooftop terrace. Popular attractions Parmarth Niketan and Jumpin ...
3.6/5 Good! (5 reviews)
"The property was not clean when we checked in. Liquor bottles and food was scattered around the room. The staff was not supportive. It took 2 hours to get the room cleaned. They have other 2 rooms available whose condition were same."

Reviewed on 18 Sep 2021

The Ayali Rishikesh
OYO 23439 Tapovan Heights Camp & Resort
OYO 23439 Tapovan Heights Camp & Resort
2.5 out of 5
1 Dhola Shoot Tapovan Tehri Garhwal, Rishikesh, 249137
Stay at this campsite in Rishikesh. Enjoy room service, a 24-hour front desk and daily housekeeping. Popular attractions Lakshman Temple and Laxman Jhula are ...
OYO 23439 Tapovan Heights Camp & Resort
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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