Rishikesh is a city in Uttarakhand, India. It is a municipal board in Dehradun district of the state. It is a renowned holy city for the Hindus and a famous place for pilgrimage. Also known as the gateway to the Himalayas, Rishikesh is the starting point for travelling to the sites that form the famous Char Dham pilgrimage comprising of Badrinath, Kedarnath, Gangotri and Yamunotri.
Scenically located as the Ganges, the holy river flows down from the Himalayas. The city has numerous ashrams. And it is still known as the World Capital of Yoga. The popular band, the Beatles once dropped for a visit to the city to Maharishi Mahesh Yogi’s Ashram. Rishikesh tours are popular all throughout the year.
How to Reach:
By Plane/Air: Nearest airport is Dehradun’s Jolly Airport, which is about 15 kms away. It is connected with flights from Delhi.
By Train: There are a few slow trains connecting to Rishikesh though a quiet branch lines connect Rishikesh to Haridwar. From Delhi there a many trains to Haridwar, some of the best are Shatabdi, Jan Shatabdi Express, AC Special express and Mussoorie Express. So it is best to train to Haridwar and then continue by bus (45 minutes), taxi (30 minutes) or shared auto-rickshaws (40 minutes).
By Bus: From Delhi the city is about 230 kms away and is well connected with buses. Bus journey may take 5-7hrs and cost between Rs 130-500 including AC buses.
What to See:
On Rishikesh tours, you could find many scenic places to see in Rishikesh. Magnificent temples and ashrams are the prominent places. Rishikesh tours are ideal for pilgrimage and adventure tourism. Some of the places you should add in your itinerary for Rishikesh tours are the bharat mandir, Rishikund, Triveni Ghat, Geeta bhawan, Lakshman jhula, skiing and river rafting and the ashrams across the town, which impart spiritual lessons on meditation and well being of the mind.
Where to Stay:
Every year as thousand of tourist visits this holy scenic place, there are many good hotels to stay in Rishikesh. The hotels in Rishikesh provide excellent rooms from budget to the cozy luxurious rooms. They provide excellent Indian and continental cuisines. There are also resorts and spas, which provides option for rejuvenating your body and soul. On Rishikesh tours, you have multiple options for a comfortable and relaxing stay.
Nearby Tourist Places/Attractions:
With your Rishikesh tours, You can also visit the places like Narendra Nagar, a hill station of Uttaranchal.
Chamba a cool place and a much needed respite from the heat of the plains,
Garur Chatti a renowned temple, Bhootnath Cave - an attractive place for pilgrims, tourists as well as the adventures seekers and Neel Kanth Mahadev Temple.
Adventure Tours in Uttaranchal
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