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RishikeshIndia

From ashrams, yoga centers and temples to white-water rafting and bungee jumping, this Himalayan town offers an exquisite mix of relaxation and adventure.

Since the arrival in the 1960s of British rock band The Beatles, Rishikesh has been a favorite hangout of travelers searching for relaxation and spiritual rejuvenation. Today, this pretty town in the Himalayan foothills and straddling the Ganges River is famous as the Yoga Capital of the World. Visit Rishikesh to see fascinating temples, admire breathtaking scenery and participate in challenging outdoor activities.

Discover boundless ashrams and yoga retreats on the riverbanks and nestled amid forested hills. Swarg Ashram is a traffic-free riverside community of bathing ghats, bazaars, temples and spiritual centers such as Parmath Niketan Ashram. Visit Maharishi Mahesh Yogi Ashram to see the remains of meditation rooms used by The Beatles. For more yoga, check out Sivananda Ashram and Sanskriti Yogpeeth.

Rishikesh’s northern district is great for exploring on foot to find some of the town’s most revered landmarks. Enjoy sweeping views from Lakshman Jhula and Ram Jhula, two suspension bridges that span the river. Marvel at the 13-tiered Trayambakeshwar Temple. Take a boat ride along the Ganges River and watch sadhus (holy men) cleanse themselves at bathing ghats. Don’t miss Triveni Ghat, where a Ganga aarti fire ritual takes place at dusk.

Find plenty of action for adventurists, too, including river kayaking and white-water rafting. Experience the thrill of bungee jumping and zip-lining at Jumpin Heights. Walk to Neer Garh Waterfall or go trekking and rock climbing in the Shivalik Hills. Hike with pilgrims through thick forest to the hilltop Neelkanth Mahadev Temple.

Local cuisine is based on organic, healthy and vegetarian ingredients. The town is both meat and alcohol free. Try Ayurveda teas and lassis, which are spiced yoghurt-based drinks with fruit.

Intercity trains connect major cities such as Amritsar, Lucknow, New Delhi and Varanasi with Haridwar. From there, regular buses travel to Rishikesh’s main bus terminal. Get around easily on foot or use affordable auto-rickshaws. Although downpours are common from June to September, consistently mild temperatures make Rishikesh a pleasant year-round destination.

Top Hotels in Rishikesh

Holy River Hotel
Holy River Hotel
4 out of 5
Laxman Jhula Rd, Tapovan, Rishikesh, Uttarakhand
The price is $58 per night from Jan 29 to Jan 30

Situated in Rishikesh, this spa hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Lakshman Jhula and Ram Jhula. Parmarth Niketan is 1.2 mi (1.9 km) away.

4.7/5Exceptional! (6 reviews)

"The noise from the street was a little annoying could not sleep ."…"

Reviewed on Apr 13, 2019

Holy River Hotel
 Aloha On The Ganges, Rishikesh ( by Leisure Hotels )
Aloha On The Ganges, Rishikesh ( by Leisure Hotels )
3.5 out of 5
National Highway 58, Tapovan, Rishikesh, Uttarakhand
The price is $111 per night from Jan 28 to Jan 29

Situated in the historical district, this spa hotel is 0.3 mi (0.5 km) from Lakshman Jhula and within 3 mi (5 km) of Parmarth Niketan and Ram Jhula. Laxman Jhula ...

3.2/5 (19 reviews)
Great Location & Food ! Rooms need Maintenance

"We stayed for a night in the Superior Room. The rooms are garden facing and do not offer the view of the Ganges. Though the rooms are large and well equipped, the room allocated to us (No. 24) wasn't in great condition with paint chipping from the walls and all over the floor and cleanliness levels ..."…"

Reviewed on Dec 17, 2019

Aloha On The Ganges, Rishikesh ( by Leisure Hotels )
EllBee Ganga View
EllBee Ganga View
4 out of 5
355 Haridwar Road, Rishikesh, Uttarakhand
The price is $56 per night from Feb 7 to Feb 8

This family-friendly Rishikesh hotel is located in the historical district, within a 15-minute walk of Bharat Mandir and Triveni Ghat. Ram Jhula and Parmarth ...

4.1/5Very Good! (94 reviews)
Devine Home

"Our experience is “complete Satisfaction “ to say the least. If we go back, we will stay in the same hotel."…"

Reviewed on Mar 1, 2020

EllBee Ganga View
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Vacation Rentals in Rishikesh

The Ayali Rishikesh
The Ayali Rishikesh
2.5 out of 5
C-16, Ganga Vatika-2, Rishikesh, Uttarakhand
The price is $40 per night from Jan 26 to Jan 27

Situated in Rishikesh, this aparthotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Janki Bridge, Ram Jhula, and Parmarth Niketan. Lakshman Jhula and Laxman Jhula are also within ...

4.3/5Excellent! (4 reviews)
Wonderful stay

"I had a wonderful stay here. Ravi and the team couldn’t do more and were so helpful and friendly. It’s in such a peaceful spot but also a close walk to Ram Jula. I’d really recommend a stay and I’ll be booking again next time I am in Rishikesh"…"

Reviewed on Feb 19, 2020

The Ayali Rishikesh
The Most Beautiful Property Of Rishikesh
The Most Beautiful Property Of Rishikesh
Rishikesh, Uttarakhand
The price is $282 per night from Jan 28 to Jan 29

Situated in Rishikesh, this condo building is 1.2 mi (2 km) from Bharat Mandir and 2 mi (3.2 km) from Triveni Ghat. Ram Jhula and Lakshman Jhula are also within ...

The Most Beautiful Property Of Rishikesh
Shivoham Yoga Retreat
Shivoham Yoga Retreat
3.5 out of 5
, Haridwar Road,, Apartments, Rishikesh, Uttarakhand
The price is $320 per night from Feb 1 to Feb 2

Situated in Rishikesh, this apartment building is 0.5 mi (0.8 km) from Triveni Ghat and within 3 mi (5 km) of Ram Jhula and Parmarth Niketan. Bharat Mandir and ...

Shivoham Yoga Retreat
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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Reviews of Rishikesh

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5/5 - Excellent

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Dec 14, 2019

Excellent place! Make sure to live here for a few days, atleast 3-4 to get the full experience! Would highly recommend Bungee Jumping, river rafting, swimming in the Ganga, watching the Ganga Aarti at Pramarth Niketan Aashram and Triveni Ghat

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Aug 6, 2019

Will come back again.

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Jun 27, 2019

So much beauty in people and place And so much tension and noise from traffic and no -stop horn honking.

5/5 - Excellent

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Mar 13, 2019

WOW.... very amazing place

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