Rishikesh Complete Travel Guide

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How To Reach:

  • Self Drive Car | Bike
  • Rent Cab | Tempo Traveler
  • Bus
  • Train
  • Flight


There is an Airport in Dehradoon named “Jolly Grant Airport”. This airport is the nearest airport from Rishikesh. It is situated at approx 35Km away from Rishikesh city. Once you reach airport further you can take Cab | Taxi or Bus to reach Rishikesh easily.

Air India, Indigo and Spice Jets have regular daily flights from New Delhi. Maximum flight duration is 1 hour.


Regular bus service from Delhi and Dehradoon makes Rishikesh an easily reachable place. Daily bus service is from ISBT, New Delhi, Dehradoon and Haridwar. Take late evening bus and reach Rishikesh early morning.


By using National Highway 58, you could easily reach Rishikesh in approx 7 hours. Roads are in good condition throughout the year. If you start early or late night you would get less traffic.



Rishikesh is also known as “Gateway to the Himalayas”. It is a beautiful Hill Station situated in the state of Uttrakhand.

  • INR is the currency being used here. There are ATM’s available in the main city and most of the shops allow other payment modes like credit cards, debit cards etc. But it is advisable to carry cash.
  • Internet / WiFi is not accessible everywhere. Though most of the resorts and Hotels provide you net access, some with bare minimum cost and some for Free. Ask for the Internet before taking any Hotel or Resorts.
  • It is strictly not allowed to drink at Rishikesh and carry liquor. But Hotel Staffs on request could provide you with the same at some extra cost.
  • Rishikesh in total has a very low crime rate; still, it is advisable to take care of yourself and your belongings. Avoid being alone at night at a shady place.



  • Lakshman Jhula
  • Triveni Ghat
  • Bharat Mandir
  • Rajaji National Park
  • Bungee Jumping
  • River Rafting
  • Tryambakeshvar Temple
  • Basant Panchami
  • Neelkanth Mahadev Temple
  • Ganga Aarti at Triveni Ghat
  • Ram Jhula
  • Swarg Ashram
  • Omkarananda Ashram Himalayas
  • Sivananda Ashram
  • Maharishi Mahesh Yogi Ashram
  • Sanskriti Yogpeeth
  • Kunjapuri Devi Temple
  • Kirti Hermitage
  • Vashishta Gufa


Especially For Your Taste Buds | Foods of Rishikesh

·         Tulsi Restaurant

·         Oasis Restaurant

·         Chotiwala

·         Ganga Beach Restaurant

·         Little Buddha Café

·         Ramana’s Garden

·         German Bakery


Activities to do at Rishikesh

  • Rafting
  • Trekking
  • Camping
  • Yoga
  • Naturopathy & Ayurveda
  • Ganga Aarti
  • Paddle India
  • Camping and Rafting
  • Adventure Sports at Jumpin Heights


TOP Adventures at Rishikesh

  • Rafting
  • Trekking
  • Camping
  • Trekking
  • Cycling


Best Time to See Rishikesh

 Rishikesh has a pleasant climate throughout the year and could be visited anytime round the year. Still giving you the monthly breakup, as in when could you plan an ideal trip.

March – June:  the Mostly favourable season for doing river rafting. Also for the famous International Yoga Festival.  Max. temperature Rishikesh witness at this time is 35 degree.

July – September:  This is a rainy season and has the least number of visitors. Hotels and resorts offer heavy discounts in this season. Ideal for those who wish to spend peaceful time in low budget. The average temperature is 19 degree till 27 degrees.

October – February:  At times, you could try rafting is the weather is supporting you. Or else it is mostly closed during this season. Winter clothes are advisable to carry. Beautiful scenes could be seen. Rishikesh looks very beautiful in this season.

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