Where to Visit in Rishikesh & When
Summer in Rishikesh: April to June
Rishikesh experiences hot and humid weather during the summer season, with a maximum temperature of 35°C. However, a large number of tourists visit here to partake in watersports and adventure activities, including river rafting, cliff jumping, bungee jumping, and kayaking. June is the hottest month; the number of visitors is lesser than in the other seasons.
Why visit in Summer?
Visit Rishikesh to enjoy river rafting and other adventure sports. Camping is also a major attraction in Rishikesh during the summer months.
Tip: Wear sunscreen as the sun shines brightly, and burnt skin is not a good look.
Monsoon in Rishikesh: July to September
Rishikesh in monsoon is marked by moderate to heavy rainfall. The water level of the river increases in this season, due to which the rafting remains closed. The region's landscape looks refreshing and green, alluring the nature lovers.
Tip:River rafting remains closed in the monsoon season. So, it is not the best season to visit Rishikesh. Yet, you can learn yoga, cooking, preaching, and self-pampering.
Winter in Rishikesh: October to March
Winters (October to March) is not very cold in Rishikesh and is the best time to go to Rishikesh for river rafting. It is also the best time to enjoy camping and other adventure activities in Rishikesh. On the other hand, January is the coldest month and is suitable for thrilling activities and exploration tours of the region. Also, the International Yoga Festival is organized in March every year and is attended by a large number of people from all over the world.
Why visit in Winter?
The misty mountain peaks, dew settling on the grass, ice-cold rivers, and the lamp-lit Ghats make winters the best time to visit Rishikesh. Trekking and camping can be enjoyed in Rishikesh in Winter. International Yoga Festival is a prime attraction in Rishikesh in March.
Tip: Carry great trekking gear with you and cover yourself up with warm clothes.