Places To Visit In Rishikesh

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Here are the top 53 tourist attractions to see in Rishikesh:

43. Sadhaka Grama Ashram

2 km
from city center
43 out of 53
places to visit in Rishikesh

Sadhaka Grama Ashram is a non-profit ashram founded in 2002 by Swami Veda Bharati and it functions on the teachings of a master from the Himalayas, Swami Rama. It is the headquarters of the International Association of Himalayan Yoga and Meditation Societies. The quaint little ashram specialises in the science and art of Yoga Meditation and also conducts extensive research and publications in the domain.

44. Virbhadra Temple

2 km
from city center
44 out of 53
places to visit in Rishikesh

Virbhadra Temple is a 1300-year-old temple dedicated to Lord Shiva in his fierce avatar which he took when his wife Goddess Sati, jumped into a burning yagya kund, to immolate herself because they were dishonoured by her father Daksha Prajapati, when he didn't invite them for the yagya. The festival of Mahashivratri, the most important one, is celebrated at the temple with great enthusiasm each year. A fair or a mela is also held at the temple on this occasion.

45. Vanprastha Ashram

5 km
from city center
45 out of 53
places to visit in Rishikesh

Located in the complex of the Swarg Ashram, Vanprastha Ashram is a quiet little spiritual escape that was founded by Baba Kali Kamli Wale. The ashram provides accommodation with modern amenities for a comfortable stay along with spiritual activities to calm the troubled soul. The ashram has a beautiful little garden with pathways, seats and lush green well-maintained lawns that offer a peaceful atmosphere for meditation and self-contemplation.

46. Garudchatti Waterfall

9 km
from city center
46 out of 53
places to visit in Rishikesh

Garud Chatti Waterfalls is one of the most majestic and beautiful waterfalls in Rishikesh. Situated around 5 kms away from Lakshman Jhula, the waterfalls cascade down the Neelkanth Mahadev Temple. At the base of the trek to the waterfalls, there is also a revered Garud Temple.

47. Patna Waterfalls

9 km
from city center
47 out of 53
places to visit in Rishikesh

Located around 7 kms from Lakshman Jhula, Patna Waterfalls are right next to the Patna village in Rishikesh, Uttarakhand. The highlight of the waterfalls is also a limestone cave situated right next to it.

48. Himshail Waterfalls

6 km
from city center
48 out of 53
places to visit in Rishikesh

Situated 4 kms away from Lakshman Jhula in Rishikesh, Himshail Waterfalls is one of the most calm and serene places in the city. It is popular for yoga and meditation practices because of the peaceful environment. There is also a Tat Baba Cave situated right next to it.

49. Phool Chatti Waterfalls

11 km
from city center
49 out of 53
places to visit in Rishikesh

Phool Chatti Waterfalls are located in between Garudchatti and Neer Garh Waterfalls and are mostly hidden away from view in between dense trees and bushes. Located 7 kms from Lakshman Jhula, the region has several resorts where you stay to enjoy nature at its best.

50. Rappelling and Rock Climbing

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places to visit in Rishikesh

Rappelling and Rock Climbing are two of the most popular and sought after activities in Rishikesh. Rappelling is basically roping down a cliff, instead of climbing up a rock. The expeditions are available and suitable for both amateurs and professionals. One of the most sought-after activities, these are two of the most thrilling things to do in Rishikesh.

51. Mountain Biking

51 out of 53
places to visit in Rishikesh

When in Rishikesh, you have to try mountain biking as it is one of the most essential activities and things to do in Rishikesh. The hilly terrain with a backdrop of the mighty Himalayas and the serene Ganges makes the ride worthwhile. Other than just exploring the town in an exciting manner, you will also enjoy the cool fresh wind against your face. It is more than just a bike ride, it is an experience of its own.

52. Kayaking in Rishikesh

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places to visit in Rishikesh

Kayaking or Canoeing is one of the most unique things to do in Rishikesh. The activity involves a person in a small boat or kayak to ride down the river. The activity requires a small training to ride through the rapids and tides, for the first timers. After that, you will be good to go on your own.

53. International Yoga Festival, Parmarth Niketan Ashram

53 out of 53
places to visit in Rishikesh

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. 

FAQs on Rishikesh

What are the top hotels in Rishikesh?

There are 409 Hotels in Rishikesh which can be booked through Holidify. The most popular hotels in Rishikesh are Hotel The Great Ganga, S.S.D. Guest House, OYO 22463 Hotel Ananya Palace, Ambika Resorts, Camp Auqa Ganga Rishikesh, Camp Ganga Waves. You can see all the hotels in Rishikesh here

What are the top restaurants in Rishikesh?

The best places to eat in Rishikesh are Tip Top Restaurant, Little Buddha Cafe, Prem's Namaste Cafe, Green Italian Restaurant, Chotiwala, Ganga Beach Restaurant. You can see all the places to eat in Rishikesh here

How can I commute within Rishikesh?

Take the autos or buses to move around the city. Otherwise, you can also walk on foot.
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What are the top sightseeing places in Rishikesh?

The top sightseeing places in Rishikesh are Rafting in Rishikesh, Lakshman Jhula, Triveni Ghat, Cliff Jumping, Flying Fox, Camping.

Can you suggest an itinerary for Rishikesh?

Day 1: Start off your day with a visit to the Laxman Jhula followed by a visit to the 13-storied Kailash Niketan Temple. End your day with a visit to the Beatles Ashram and proceed to the markets of Rishikesh where you can indulge in flavors from North India.
Day 2: Enjoy bungee jumping/ river rafting in the morning and kayaking in the late afternoon.
Day 3: Visit Neelkanth Madhav Temple where Lord Shiva is believed to have consumed poison from Samudra Manthan. Indulge in the pious Ganga arti in Triveni Ghat in the evening.

How much does a package cost for Rishikesh?

The packages for Rishikesh start at INR 6396 which can be further customized based on number of people, days, hotel category, vehicle type and customizations. You can have a look at all packages here

What are the top activities in Rishikesh?

The top activities in Rishikesh are Beach Camping and Rafting in Rishikesh, Bungee Jumping In Rishikesh, Giant Swing In Rishikesh, Rafting In Rishikesh, Camping in Rishikesh with Rafting, Camping and Trekking in Rishikesh With Rafting and Cliff Jumping Combo.
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