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Festival Calendar of Rishikesh

FebInternational Kayak Festival
NovInternational Yoga Festival

Best Time to Visit: -

Travelers flock around Rishikesh whole year round. To enjoy river rafting visit in months of September-October or March-April.

Connectivity : -

Nearest airport is Dehradun which is 35 km away from Rishikesh.
Nearest railway station is Haridwar which is 25 km away and is linked with other major cities of the country
By road: Rishikesh is well connected and there are regular busses from the neighboring cities.

Places to stay: -

There are many options for stay in here from ashrams to the hotels and also there are hostels to stay.

Things to do in Rishikesh: -


Sightseeing: -

Laxman and Ram Jhula are iron bridges suspended over river ganga and gives a serene view of it, also visit Tryambkeshwar Temple.
Beatles ashram yes it’s called beatles ashram after beatles visited it in 60’s.
Shivpuri is a place near Rishikesh and is famous for camping, trekking and other adventurous activity.
Triveni ghat visit this place during evening and attend the ganga aarti.
Kaudiyala its one of the best water rafting zones in world.
Neer garh waterfall it’s a perfect gateaway for trekking.
Jumping Heights this place offers bungee jumping and is a must visit place.
Other places to visit-Swarg asharam, Rishi kund, Vashishta Gufa

Food: -

Rishikesh has the North Indian food cuisine and also has touches of Garhwali food
One can eat samosas with the chole here, as the city is spiritual capital one can try organic or ayurvedic food here.
One can expect all other North Indian food items to be available here.

Shopping or markets:

Rishikesh is not that kind of market city but still you can get spiritual and other daily needs items in the city.
Markets to hop on are Laxman Jhula market, Swarghashram market and main market of Rishikesh.

Tips: -

1. Best place to have all the adventurous things to do in India, don’t miss any of them.
2. Don’t miss the sunsets. They are very beautiful.
3. Drink lot of water to keep yourself from dehydration.


The Yoga Capital of World

Rishikesh, it’s a magnet for ethereal seekers or the peace seekers, also known as yoga capital of world rock many yoga ashrams over the place. Peace dwells all over the region from breeze of ganges to the silence of forest. Rishikesh also has a conflux of Ganga and Chandrabhanga Rivers and is a pure bliss to see.

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