The weather is good throughout the year, however Summers from May - June could be a bit warm. Summer is the peak season here as the white water rafting is most active during these months. It is also a favourite time because the yoga festival falls in March. Rishikesh is best visited during the winter season too, with a mild cold and crisp in the air making this pristine gateway of Himalayas be at it's best.
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Rishikesh has earned the title of the river rafting capital of India. A favorite destination for adventure enthusiasts, battling the mighty Ganges, is a thrill matched by a none other.
During Ganga Dussehra Festival, the air around you will be filled with the fragrance of flowers, as prayers and bells ring all around you. It is said that only one dip is enough to make your mind completely at peace. Big fairs are also organized at all the major ghats during this time.
Indulge in a week-long rejuvenation ritual at the International Yoga Festival at Rishikesh in the Indian state of Uttarakhand. Held every year in the month of March, this week-long event is hosted at the Parmarth Niketan Ashram and helps ensure health, wellness and peace. With workshops, demonstrations, cultural shows and much more, the Festival is an international extravaganza. The International Yoga Festival is slated to be held from 1 March to 7 March 2019. Physical, mental and spiritual wellbeing is assured to a dedicated follower of this art. Be it for a beginner, an experienced Yoga practitioner or a mildly curious tourist, the best place to discover the glory of Yoga is at the International Yoga Festival at Rishikesh.