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Rishikesh and Haridwar (Online Only) | 4 Days 3 Nights

Rishikesh and Haridwar (Online Only)

4 Days 3 Nights

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Rishikesh :  Bulls RetreatHaridwar :  The UrmiView more
Holiday in the Ganges | 5 Days 4 Nights

Holiday in the Ganges

5 Days 4 Nights

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Rishikesh :  Bulls RetreatHaridwar :  The UrmiView more
Rishikesh Short Getaway (Online Only) | 3 Days 2 Nights

Rishikesh Short Getaway (Online Only)

3 Days 2 Nights

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Rishikesh :  Atali, GangaRishikesh :  Bulls Retreat
Uttarakhand Holiday | 7 Days 6 Nights

Uttarakhand Holiday

7 Days 6 Nights

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Things to Do in Rishikesh

  • Rafting

    The most important draw for adventure enthusiasts in Rishikesh is heading with their rafts and oars into the river to brave the raging rapids. White water rafting is the most popular sport in Rishikesh, the season of which runs from September to May.

    There are two routes for rafting in Rishikesh, with rapids divided into various sections for amateurs as well as professional rafters. Except for monsoon, the rafting camps are operational throughout the year. Do make it a point to make your booking well in advance as the rafting camps tend to get sold out very early during peak season.

  • Yoga

    There are but a few places where spirituality synergizes so well with physical well-being. A healing session of Yoga is highly recommended when touring Rishikesh.

    While touring the ‘Yoga Capital of the World’, a relaxing stay at one of its many yoga centres is a must. Practicing Yoga along the banks of the holy river is one of the best ways to relax and rejuvenate your mind, body and soul. Yoga classes are organized in various ashrams peppered across the holy city. Following are some of the popular ashrams :

    1. The Swarga Ashram is an experience in itself. It is more of a self-sufficient township with restaurants and shopping centres along with temples, parks, libraries, meditation centres and Ayurvedic dispensaries.

    2. The Shri Sivananda Ashram and Divine Life Society, which was established in 1936 by Shri Swami Sivananda Ji Maharaj offers free accommodation and medical services to the sick in an atmosphere of Yogic salvation.

    3. Some of the other ashrams worth visiting in Rishikesh are Yoga Niketan, Omkaranand Ashram, Vanprastha Ashram, Ved Niketan Dayanand, Vedanta Ashram, Vanmali Gita Yogashram, Shankaracharya Nagar Transcendental Meditation Centre, Vithal Ashram and Yoga Study Centre.

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How to Reach Rishikesh

By Air

Jolly Grant airport at Dehradun is the nearest airport to Rishikesh which is approximately 35 kilometres away. Popular carriers like Air India, Spice Jet and Jet Airways often have daily flights from New Delhi. Apart from Delhi, there is a flight from Lucknow to Dehradun as well. Once you reach at the airport, you can opt for regular taxi or bus service which is easily available from Dehradun to Rishikesh. The second nearest international airport for Rishikesh is in New Delhi which is well-connected with different cities across the globe.


By Bus

Being a popular tourist destination, Rishikesh has a good network of buses connecting it with important places such as Haridwar, Dehradun and New Delhi. Buses depart in the morning and late evening from the Kashmere Gate ISBT, New Delhi for Rishikesh every day. You can choose from a regular, deluxe or a luxurious coach.


By Train

The nearest railhead to Rishikesh is in Haridwar which is approximately 25 kilometres away. Haridwar, in turn, is linked to major Indian cities such as Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Lucknow and Varanasi. Some of the popular trains are Shatabadi Express, Jan Shatabdi, AC Special Express and Mussoorie Express. For those making the journey to Rishikesh, it is advisable to take the train till Haridwar and then either take a bus or hire a taxi to Rishikesh. While the bus would take about 45 minutes, the taxi will take you to Rishikesh in about half an hour.

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Best Time to Visit Rishikesh

Jolly Grant airport at Dehradun is the nearest airport to Rishikesh which is approximately 35 kilometres away. Popular carriers like Air India, Spice Jet and Jet Airways often have daily flights from New Delhi. Apart from Delhi, there is a flight from Lucknow to Dehradun as well. Once you reach at the airport, you can opt for regular taxi or bus service which is easily available from Dehradun to Rishikesh. The second nearest international airport for Rishikesh is in New Delhi which is well-connected with different cities across the globe.

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