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Rishikesh

In the District of Dehradun there is a popular pilgrimage known as Rishikesh. It is Located in the state of Uttarakhand, India. It is known as a Gateway to the Garhwal Himalayas and the point  for the Char Dham Yatra. Is is located in the foothills of the Himalayas. Rishikesh is popular pilgramage, Adventure sports and Yoga. It is also called World Capital of Yoga. There are many temples in this place. Rishikesh is also spelled by  Hrishikesh, Rushikesh or Hrushikesh. The altitude of this place is 356 m above the sea levelGarhwali and Hindi languages are used in this place. This place is famous for Hinduism, Yoga and White water rafting. Rishikesh is place for hiking, backpacking, camping, Rock- Climbing, Kayaki etc.   Rishikesh is a alcohol free city. It is a vegetarian city by a law. By three districts Rishikesh is surrounded. These three districts are: Tehri, Pauri and Haridwar. From the Haridwar, Rishikesh is situated at the distance of 25 km.  

Places to visit in Rishikesh

  • Ganga Aarti at Triveni Ghat
  • Jumpin Heights
  • Lakshaman Jhula
  • Ram Jhula
  • River Rafting
  • Parmarth Niketan
  • Bharat Mandir
  • Rishikund
  • Tera Manzil Temple
  • Virbhadra Temple
  • Neelkanth Mahadev Temple
  • Rajaji National Park

Best Time to Visit

The best time to visit in the Rishikesh is September to April. 

Climate

In Summer : The temperature in summer is 21°C to 40°C.

In Winter : The temperature in winters is 5°C to 22°C.

How to Reach

By Air : Jolly Grant Airport is the nearest airport. It is located in the  Dehradun and the distance is 35 km from Rishikesh.

By Rail : Haridwar Railway Station is the nearest railway station. Haridwar is well connected to all major cities and the distance is 25 km from Rishikesh.

By Road : Rishikesh is well-connected to all major cities.