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Rishikesh Travel Guide

A heaven for spiritual seekers as well as adventure enthusiasts, the bustling Rishikesh is a popular pilgrimage destination as well, dotted with several temples and Ashrams.

  • Lakshman Jhula in Rishikesh
Rishikesh At a Glance
  • Population:102,158
  • Area :--------
  • Geo Location:Uttarakhand
  • Average Climate:5°C - 30°C
  • Best Time to Visit:September - May
  • STD Code:0135


The land of spirituality, Rishikesh in the state of Uttarakhand is one of the most renowned pilgrimage centers in India. Once an abode of the legendary rock band, The Beatles, Rishikesh today is a multi-façade spot comprising religion, yoga, meditation and adventure sports. The region is situated 24 km from Haridwar, and is renowned as a gateway to the upper Garhwal region of India. Rishikesh travel guide takes you through all the aspects of Rishikesh, be it visiting the ancient Hindu temples, attainment of inner peace and spirituality at river side ashrams or power packed water sports in the thrill of the Ganges.

The region is known to be the birthplace of Yoga, Ayurveda and Meditation. Following which Rishikesh has a number of Yoga centers, all settled amidst the peaceful ambience of the Himalayas.  In the context of water sports, Rishikesh is a hub of white water rafting and it draws thousands of people to this part of India every year. Other than river rafting, Rishikesh offers excellent opportunities for trekking, hiking, bungee jumping, camping, and rappelling. One thing that remains stagnant in each and every aspect of Rishikesh is spirituality. The holy river Ganga, which is the soul of Rishikesh, rests in its every form.