Do you want to know how many adventurous, spiritual places to visit in Rishikesh? Rishikesh is a city located in the foothills of the Himalayas on the banks of the Ganges River in the north Indian state of Uttarakhand. We know, this river is considered sacred. Rishikesh is one of the most popular tourist destinations among the young Indian population. The city is famous as a center for the study of yoga and meditation.
Serene beauty, architectural marvels, grand temples and a never-ending list of adventure sports – Rishikesh is full of two opposite worlds. There are so many places for everyone to visit in Rishikesh.
In this article, you can read about the best places to visit in Rishikesh. Here you can get to see some wonderful amazing views of Rishikesh.
Top 10+ places to visit in Rishikesh
The word Triveni is derived from “tri” = three and “veni” = confluence. In simple words, the place where 3 rivers meet at one place. i.e. Saraswathi, Yamuna rivers joins Mother Goddess Ganga at this place. This place is also commonly known as “Triveni Sangam”.
Triveni Ghat is one of the famous Ghats for Maa Ganga Aarti. It is a holy place and is popular among devotees. Pilgrims mainly come here for the worship of Triveni Mata and the famous Ganga Aarti.
Entry is free for tourists here. You can also participate in Ganga Aarti by giving small tip/donations to the trust or the organizers.
As well as the charm of the local market, the ambiance will be completely different positive vibes that one can feel.
Triveni Ghat Aarti time
Maha Aarati is held every day at evening 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM.
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Rajaji National Park
Rajaji National Park is an Indian national park and tiger reserve. Which surrounds the Shivaliks, near the foothills of the Himalayas.
It is Ideal place to enjoy nature and experience wildlife. And also you can see elephant, wild boar, deer, stag, leopard and nature.
There are many resorts available for night stay in the park.
Rajaji National Park ticket price
Cost of Permits: For Indians 150 INR/visit of about 3 hours and For Foreigners 600 INR/Visit
Shree Neelkanth Mahadev Temple
The Shree Neelkanth Mahadev temple is very beautiful and peaceful. A holy Shivling is situated in this temple. Apart from Shivling, there is an old Peepal tree here. Where all the devotees take vows and tie the sacred thread.
It is a good place to visit with family.
Rishikesh to Neelkanth Mahadev distance
You will get 2-3 routes to reach Neelkanth Mahadev Temple. The easiest route is a distance of about 30 km.
Neer Waterfall is a very beautiful waterfall to see. Trekking up to the waterfall is a great option to reach the falls. It is a beautiful place located near Rishiksh.
Many people enjoy the spring here and take bath.
Here you can enjoy Maggi and tea.
Entry Fee: 30 INR/ person, only for 3 Hours
The Beatles Ashram
The Beatles Ashram is the perfect place for some amazing clicks with perfect views of the city, some amazing frescoes, tombs and all. Here, you can see he meditation chambers and facilities. Which is provided in 1976.
You will find some informative stuff here. It is no less than a paradise for the lovers of meditation.
Entry fee for The Beatles Ashram
The minimum entry fee is INR 150/- for Indian visitors and INR 600/- for foreigner’s.
Timings: Everyday 10 am to 4 pm
Parmarth Niketan Ashram
Amazing place to stay. The atmosphere and the area of the ashram is calm. On a daily basis, one can participate in yagyas, yoga, meditation classes and prayer meetings. You cannot take your eyes off the meditation statue of Lord Shiva.
Here, anyone can stay here and learn the culture and traditions of India.
Many travelers come to the ashram for therapy, exercises and treatments.
Every year International Yoga Day is celebrate here.
Parmarth Niketan Ashram room price
Normal room price which is called Deluxe room for INR 2,000
Timing: 6 am to 9 pm
Ganga Beach, Rishikesh
Great place to spend quality time. You can experience the breathtaking views of the Ganges and the surrounding, even more beautiful with floating rafting boats.
Very nice beach to practice meditation and yoga. It is very quiet and a little away from the hustle and bustle of Rishikesh.
Good place for picnic. The families can spend the whole day here. The water is clean, the sand is also enough for playing and making various objects.
Jumpin Heights, Rishikesh
A must visit if you want to experience the thrill of free fall. It is one of the crazy adventure sports place in Uttarakhand.
The office is located at Mohan Chatti, about 20 kms from Rishikesh.
Jumpin Heights Price
Entry Ticket INR 100/-
Bungee Jump INR 3,550/-
Giant Swing INR 3,550/-
Flying Fox (In Tandem) INR 1,800/-
Flying Fox (In Solo) INR 3,000/-
Thrilogy Combo (All 3 activities) INR 8,250/-
Rishikesh River Rafting
People come here to have fun. You must do river rafting when you are in Rishikesh.
Rishikesh river rafting price
There are 4 options of river rafting;
Brahampuri Club House to NIM Beach (9 kms, Rafting Grade: 1) – INR 600/- per Person
Shivpuri to Rishikesh NIM Beach (16 kms, Rafting Grade: 1-2) – INR 1,000/- per Person
Marine Drive to Rishikesh NIM Beach (26 kms, Rafting Grade: 2-3) – INR 1500/- per Person
Kaudiyala to Rishikesh NIM Beach (35 kms, Rafting Grade: 3-4) – INR 2,500/- per Person (Min. 4 Person required)
Shri Ram Jhula
Hanging bridge on the river Ganga connecting Laxman Jhula Road to Swami Vivekananda Marg.
Wonderful peaceful place. While walking on Ram Jhula, you get to see amazing natural beauty and feel a deep sense of peace.
If you want to feel that the bridge goes a little early from 6 am to 7 pm to avoid the rush of hammocks.
It is located just 2 kilometers from Ram Jhula. Here you can do photography.
Patna Water Fall
Patna Water Falls is a popular waterfall in Rishikesh where nature lovers like to come amidst nature and spend some time in solitude. Great place for short trekking. The waterfall is amazing.
Surely you will forget all the tension and other things here.
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Route Map of Rishikesh
You have so many access to reach Rishikesh: in which you have only bus route and train route. If you want to reach by Airways, then Jolly Grant Airport, Dehradun will be good for you.
Nearby Train Station to reach Rishikesh City Centre
You get 2 railway stations at Rishikesh city centre. One of which is Virbhadra Railway Station and another is Yog Nagari Rishikesh Railway Station.
Dehradun Airport to Rishikesh by Road
Distance from Jolly Grant Airport, Dehradun to Rishikesh is around 20 km via Rishikesh Rd. There is another alternative route via NH-7 and distance is around 32 km.
Both routes are taking the same time. It will take you around 40-45 mins to reach the destination.
Reach Rishikesh from Dehradun (Winter Capital) and Gairsain (Summer Capital)
By Road Route from Dehradun Bus Stand
It takes you around 1 hour to go by road. In the same way you can say that from Dehradun to Rishikesh distance is around 43 kms.
By Road Route from Gairsain Bus Station
It takes you around 6 hours to go by road. In the same way you can say that from Dehradun to Rishikesh distance is around 214 kms.
By Train Route
Dehradun to Rishikesh:- There is no direct train route to Rishikesh from Dehradun, but there is an alternative. You should take the train from Dehradun to Raiwala Junction which is located near Rishikesh. It will take you maximum 1 hour to 1.30 hours.
There are also many train routes that connect with other Indian cities.
Check Rishikesh Train Time Scheduled: Ixigo App
Note: Please check train timings before planning to visit Rishikesh.
Things to do in Rishikesh
Here, in above Local Tourism suggest some things to do in Rishikesh. Go and plan your trip and Enjoy yourself.
Tip: When you are in Rishikesh – Rent a bike/scooter which costs you around 500/per day. Local sightseeing is best enjoyed on the bike as you can use google maps and go wherever you want.
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