The place of holiness, Rishikesh a part of Uttarakhand is the most popular leisure and pilgrimage destination in India. Once a habitat of the mythological island of strength, Rishikesh nowadays is a multi-facets place consists of faith, yoga, and adventure activities. The area is placed 24 km away from Haridwar and a popular doorway to the Garhwal area of India. Whether you are traveling the oldest Hindu temples, getting the inside peace and religiousness at ashrams nearby rivers or action-packed water sports in the excitement of the Ganges, you will be amazed by its beauty.
Being an origin the place is an important part of Rishikesh-Delhi to Haridwar tour package
and has a number of yoga centers placed in the middle of the peaceful atmosphere of the Himalayas. It is an adventure spot; travelers can enjoy river rafting, trekking, bungee jumping, and camping. The sacred river Ganga a lifeline of Rishikesh, relaxes in its all form.
Best Time to Visit Rishikesh:
Summer: April to June
Rishikesh feels humidity at the time of summer season with 35 degree Celsius temperature. This season witness a number of travelers who come to enjoy river rafting and Yoga festival.
Monsoon: July to September
Rishikesh experiences a heavy rainfall in the monsoon and increases the level of river water, so rafting is not possible. The landscape looks pleasant and beautiful for nature lovers.
Winter: October- March
Winter is very cold in Rishikesh and is best for river rafting. Many travelers visit in this time, so January is the coolest month and suitable for sports.
How to Reach:
There is no any airbase in Rishikesh, so the nearest airport is at Dehradun located at 35 km from Rishikesh. Regular flights are operated from Dehradun to different cities of India.
The nearest railway station is Hardwar to reach Rishikesh. Hardwar is connected by various cities of India like - Allahabad, Kolkata, Delhi and so on stop at Haridwar.
Rishikesh is well connected by road and regular bus services are operated for Haridwar, Agra, Chandigarh, Dehradun, Delhi and Nainital.