Rishikesh Tourism Information

Rishikesh Adventure Sports and Spiritual Tours

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The Gateways to the Himalaya, Hippy’s abode and Pilgrims’ stop-over town – Rishikesh is amongst the holiest towns anywhere in world. Rishikesh is a municipal board, and although small in size it is one of the busiest tourist destinations in India. This town is also known as ‘Yoga capital of the World’, which appeals partisan from every nook and corner of the world to attain salvation.


Ram Jhula Rishikesh

Rishikesh Praying


Rishikesh attracts an array of tourists owing to it's natural landscapes and pilgrim heritage. Below we have listed the attractions of Rishikesh to make your travel engrossing in this town.


Rishikesh Attractions

 

The Art Village - Resort and Home Stay option Rishikesh

The Art Village an expansive home-stay category guest house that allows nature lovers to explore the flora & fauna of Himalayas and at the same experience the Art & Culture of the region in a way never offered before.


White Water Rafting and Paddle Sports

Rishikesh is situated on the banks of river Ganges and caters as an excellent location to pursue Paddle sports like white water rafting, Kayaking and Canoeing. Bespoke Kayak training courses are also provided on special requests. Click here for more info on Rishikesh Rafting.


Bungee Jumping / Flying Fox and Giant Swing

India’s most extreme bungee jumping is situated in Rishikesh - the Jumpin Heights. The 87-meter high jump pumps the adrenaline like never before. Also consider a go at Flying Fox and Giant Swing that are equally pulsating activities.


Laxman Jhula

This suspended Iron Bridge was built in 1939 and has been a major point of attraction for tourists in Rishikesh. It is said that Lord Lakshman crossed Ganges on jute ropes here where this bridge is now situated. The Ganges appears very panoramic from the bridge and one can enjoy the picturesque surroundings and the cool breeze from the River. If you feel like feeding the fish in the Ganges then take some nice munchies for them fishes and you will certainly like the whole experience. Of course you cannot do fishing here as it is prohibited. Rishikesh also prohibits the sale and consumption of Alcohol and meat products.


Ram Jhula

Close to Lakshman Juhla is the Ram Jhula – the newer of the two bridges. This suspended bridge was built about 25 years ago by Shivanand Ashram and Swarg Ashram. It is similar to the Lakshman Jhula. Ram Juhla is also known as Shivanand Jhula.


Beatles Ashram - The ruins of a Maharishis Ashram

The ruins of Maharishi Mahesh Ashram – fondly known as the Bealtles Ashram – has the history with Musical Giants, the Beatles. Back in 60's the popular musical quartet spent a considerable amount of time here and also happen to compose some of their music here, especially featuring in their White Album. Today visitors from across the world visits this historic place and recall the life of Beatles and Maharishi Mahesh.


Temple Tour and Aarti

The Aarti of Parmarth Niketan and at Triven Ghat are of special interest and creates a trans-effect of devotion to Ganges river.


Wildlife Tours

Rajaji National Park – famous for Asiatic Elephants and Leopards is mere 20-km from Rishikesh. Jeep Safari of Rajaji Park can be enjoyed between November and June every year.


Ancient Temple Tour

A chance to visit ancient temples like - Veerbhadra, Someshwar and Chandreshwar. Important shrines like Bhadrakali and Kunjapuri are also not very far from Rishikesh.


Hiking

Hiking to Kunjapuri temple or Neelkanth Mahadev Temple is a pleasant experience with abundant of Bird and Wildlife watching opportunity.

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Rishikesh Information


Population: (2011) – 102138 (as per 2011 census)

Altitude: 372 meters above MSL

Weather: Temperate Zone – Hot (40 C) in summers and cold in Winters (0 C). Heavy rains during monsoons.