Ideal Trip Duration: 1-2 Days

Base Station: Rishikesh, Dehradun (42 Kms)

Nearest City to Rishikesh: Dehradun (42 Kms), Delhi City (233 Kms)

Best Time to Visit Rishikesh: September to November & March to May

Peak Season: October & April to May

State: Uttarakhand | District: Dehradun

Rishikesh Weather: Summer: Maximum - 37°C and Minimum - 20°C
Winter: Maximum - 23°C and Minimum - 6°C

At a distance of 26 km from Haridwar, 42 km from Dehradun, 74 km from Mussoorie, 201 km from Chandigarh and 233 km from Delhi, Rishikesh is a holy city on the banks of the River Ganges and is located in the foothills of the Himalayas. It is one of the top pilgrimage sites in India and among the best Places to visit in Uttarakhand state. It is also a popular 2 day trip from Delhi and is also base for several trekking trails in Uttarakhand state.

Rishikesh is the gateway to the upper Garhwal region and the starting point for the Char Dham pilgrimage (Gangotri, Yamunotri, Badrinath and Kedarnath). Rishikesh is situated at an elevation of 356 m above sea level and consists of three distinct areas known as Rishikesh, Swargashram and Muni Ki Reti. Rishikesh has been a part of the legendary Kedarkhand (the present day Garhwal). As per the Skanda Purana, Lord Vishnu appeared here to Raibhya Rishi as Hrishikesh, which means the God of Senses.

Rishikesh attracts huge number of tourists and pilgrims from all parts of the country to offer their prayers at this holy site. Rishikesh has several famous ashrams and temples. Triveni Ghat, Neel Kanth Mahadev Temple, Swarganiwas Temple and Bharat Mandir are the important pilgrimage sites in Rishikesh.

Rishikesh is now world famous as a Yoga Capital of the World. Every year during the February month one week long International Yoga Festival is hosted here. Rishikesh is also popular among adventure tourists as it offers several activities like mountain biking, bungee jumping and white water rafting.

Jolly Grant Airport at Dehradun is the nearest airport, which is about 16 km from Haridwar. It is well connected by flight with Delhi. Rishikesh Railway Station is well connected by train with Delhi, Haridwar, Bandikudi and Mata Vaishno Devi Katra. Rishikesh can also be reached by bus from Dehradun, Haridwar and New Delhi.

The best time to visit Rishikesh for River Rafting is from October to mid November, and the best time for regular visit is between March and May.

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STD Code: 0135
Languages Spoken: Hindi and English
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HOW TO REACH RISHIKESH


By Air

Nearest Airport: Dehradun - Jolly Grant Airport (16 Kms)

By Train

Nearest Train Station: Rishikesh Railway Station (0 Kms)
Haridwar Jn Railway Station (26 Kms)

By Bus

Nearest Bus Station: Rishikesh Bus Depot (1 Kms)

28 PLACES TO VISIT & THINGS TO DO IN RISHIKESH


Pilgrimage

At a distance of 1.5 km from Rishikesh Railway Station, Triveni Ghat is a scared Ghat and bathing spot on the right bank of River Ganges in Rishikesh.

Triveni Ghat is located at the confluence of three religious rivers Ganga, Yamuna and Saraswati. Various pilgrims visit this place to take a holy dip in Triveni Ghat, before visiting the famous temples of Rishikesh. A popular belief is that anyone who takes a dip in Triveni Ghat will have a relief from all sins carried out and attain salvation.

The Ganga Aarti at Triveni Ghat, also called as the Maha Aarti, is an evening prayer performed on the banks of the River Ganga. It is a major highlight of the ghat, which attracts a large number of devotees and visitors. The Aarti is accompanied with chanting of bhajans, beating drums and bells. People lit oil diyas, put them on flower-filled leaf boats and release in the holy waters of the river. These illuminated lamps in the evening provide a beautiful view. This Aarti program is managed .....


Pilgrimage

At a distance of 4 km from Rishikesh Railway Station, Parmarth Niketan is one of the most famous ashrams situated on the banks of River Ganges in Rishikesh. It is the venue for International Yoga Festival held every year in Rishikesh in the month of February.

The ashram was founded in 1942 by Swami Shukdevanandji Maharaj (1901-1965). Since 1986, Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji Maharaj is the President and Spiritual Head of Parmarth Niketan. Parmarth Niketan is one of the oldest and largest ashrams in Rishikesh. It is also the headquarters of the Swami Shukdevanand Trust, a non-profit organization dedicated to religion, spirituality and culture.

Parmarth Niketan is home to a 14 feet Shiva statue on the banks of Ganges. The divine tree of heaven Kalpavriksha was planted at the premises of this ashram by Vijaypal Baghel of Himalaya Vahini. This Ashram is famous for its Hawan and Ganga Aarti that takes place daily in the morning and evening at Parmarth Ghat. The ashram also runs a .....


Pilgrimage

At a distance of 5.5 km from Rishikesh Railway Station, The Sivananda ashram is located on the banks of River Ganges near Ram Jhula in Rishikesh. The Ashram is the headquarters and spiritual focal point of a popular organization called the Divine Life Society.

Swami Sivananda founded the ashram in the year 1932. In 1936, Swami Sivananda established the Divine Life Society at the Sivananda Ashram. It was set up with the aim of spreading spiritual knowledge throughout the world. Initially a small structure, Sivananda Ashram has now evolved into a huge complex with a number of halls, a temple and Gurudev's Kutir, large library, Sivananda Eye Hospital and Sivananda Ayurvedic Pharmacy.

The Society encompasses more than 300 branches around the world. This ashram runs one of the top most yoga centers in Rishikesh. Swami Sivananda started the Yoga-Vedanta Forest Academy in the year 1948. It was established to train disciples in the discipline of yoga. The students of the Sivananda .....


Historical & Heritage | Nature & Scenic

At a distance of 6 km from Rishikesh Railway Station and 3 km Swarg Ashram, Lakshman Jhula is an iron suspension bridge situated in Rishikesh. It was erected over the Ganges River and is a landmark of Rishikesh.

Lakshman Jhula is originally a jute rope bridge. According to legend, Lord Rama's younger brother, Laxmana crossed the river Ganges at this point using Jute Rope Bridge. The bridge was washed away in the 1924 floods and it was replaced by the present iron bridge in 1939. It is 450 feet long and is situated at a height of 70 feet from the river. The bridge connects Pauri district with Tehri district. Another similar suspension bridge Ram Jhula was built in 1986 at nearby Sivananda Nagar.

This jhula provides a beautiful view of famous temples, ashrams and River Ganga. The jhula has now become one of the most visited tourist spots of Rishikesh, not simply because of its ancient origin and religious sanctity, but also because of the grand temples situated around this area. .....


Pilgrimage

At a distance of 6 km from Rishikesh Railway Station, Tera Manzil Temple is a major landmark and a multi-storey temple located on the banks of river Ganga near Lakshman Jhula in Rishikesh. This temple is also known as Kailash Niketan Temple and is one of the most significant places of worship in Rishikesh. It is believed that this ancient temple is established by Adi Shankaracharya in the 9th century AD.

The temple is famous for its huge and beautiful architecture. It is a 13 floor structure and each floor has many small temples dedicated to many Hindu gods and goddesses. Tera Manzil temple is not dedicated to any single deity unlike other temples. The top floor of the temple offers panoramic view of sunset over the mountains of Rishikesh. This temple attracts a large number of tourists especially during Shravan Somvar and Maha Shivratri festivals.

Timings: 6 AM to 7 PM


Adventure / Trekking

At a distance of 8.5 km from Rishikesh Railway Station, Brahmapuri Rafting Point is situated on Bhadrinath Road in Uttarakhand. It is one of the best places for adventure sports in Uttarakhand. This rafting stretch serves as the inaugural rafting trip every year in Rishikesh. The rafting trip is the first one to open and the last one to get closed each year.

The Brahmapuri rafting is one of the cost-effective and safe river rafting packages in Rishikesh. This stretch has around 4 rapids most of which can be classified as Grade I and Grade II. These are ideal for family rafting trips in Rishikesh and school groups. The 9 km long rafting stretch that starts from Brahmapuri takes about 2 hours which can be participated by anyone aged 8 years and above. The package includes Brahmapuri rafting trip and several fun activities like camping, bonfire, volleyball, cliff jumps, Body surfing, etc.

Rafting Cost: Rs.350 Per Person, Rs.1450 per .....


Waterfall

At a distance of 9 km from Rishikesh Railway Station and 5 km from Lakshman Jhula, Neer Gaddu or Neer Garh Waterfall is a natural water fall situated on Rishikesh - Badrinath Highway in Uttarakhand.

Neer Gaddu Waterfall is a famous waterfall for small trek. The water flowing from natural rocky cliffs tempts the holidaymakers to take a cool dip in the narrow stream. The trekking to the waterfall is an adventurous activity as it involves walking through the jungle on narrow trails. This is a beautiful waterfall and is extremely refreshing to stand near the waterfall.

This is a two tier waterfall with two bathing pools. There is very small waterfall after 200 m trek from the road where visitors can also take bath in a small pool. Further 1.2 km trek will take you to the bigger and main waterfall which has a large pool.

There are two bridges on the waterfall and few resting stops. Butterflies of different species are .....


Adventure / Trekking

At a distance of 16 km from Rishikesh Railway Station, Shivpuri is a small town located on the Rishikesh - Bhadrinath Road. Shivpuri is famous for White Water Rafting apart from its ashrams and temples.

Shivpuri is also known for its numerous camps and as the major River Rafting destination in Rishikesh. At Shivpuri, tourists can indulge in a number of Activities like River Rafting, Camping, mountaineering and Jungle Trekking. Visitors will also have the opportunity of learning the techniques of yoga and meditation during their stay in Shivpuri.

Shivpuri is the starting point of the most popular River Rafting trip on Ganges River. Rafting from Shivpuri is the most ideal river rafting stretch in Rishikesh. Rafting from Shivpuri till Lakshman Jhula is a 16 km stretch and covers some of the most exciting Grade III, IV Rapids for approximately 3 hours. This adventurous trip covers exciting rapids like roller coaster, golf course, club house, etc. The rafting is supported by excellent .....


Pilgrimage

At a distance of 26 km from Rishikesh, 54 km from Dehradun, 86 km from Mussoorie, 192 km from Chandigarh and 208 km from Delhi, Haridwar or Hardwar is an ancient religious city in the Haridwar district of Uttarakhand. Haridwar is one of the best tourist Places to visit in Uttarakhand apart from being a popular pilgrimage site in India. It is also one of the well known getaways from Delhi city.

Haridwar, literally translated as Gateway to God, is one of the seven holiest places for Hindus, located on the banks of River Ganges. It is the place where river Ganga descends to the plains. Haridwar is situated at an altitude of 314 m. It serves as a gateway to the Char Dham destinations of Uttarakhand which are Badrinath, Kedarnath, Gangotri and Yamunotri.

The history of Haridwar dates back to the period of King Vikramaditya, around .....

Distance (From Rishikesh Railway Station): 26 Kms
Trip Duration (From Rishikesh Railway Station - Including Travel): Full Day
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Pilgrimage

At a distance of 1.5 km from Rishikesh Railway Station and 500 m from Triveni Ghat, Bharat Mandir is an ancient temple located in the heart of Rishikesh. This temple is also known as Hrishikesh Narayan Temple.

Bharat Mandir is one of the oldest temples of Rishikesh. According to the ancient records of Kedarkhand, the main structure of the temple was built by Adi Guru Shankaracharya in 8th century. This temple is said to be devastated in 1398 AD by the attack of Timur. The main deity of the temple is Lord Vishnu, who is referred as Hrishikesh Narayan. The idol of Lord Vishnu was carved out of Saligram, a single black stone and has Himalayan cast of features.

Bharat Temple finds its name in many Hindu scripts and epics like Mahabharata, Vishnu Purana, Shrimadbhagwat, Vaman Puran and Narsingh Puran. It is also believed that Pandavas after the Mahabharata, on the way to heaven stayed at this place and worshipped Lord Hrishikesh Narayan. Many believed that during the reign of Ashoka, .....


Pilgrimage

At a distance of 1.5 km from Rishikesh Railway Station, Raghunath Temple is located near Triveni Ghat in Rishikesh.

Raghunath Temple is dedicated to Lord Ram and his consort Sita. There is also a small holy pond (Kund) known as Rishikund in the temple premises. According to legend, Lord Ram took bath in the tank while he was in exile. This pond is said to have been built by Saint Kubz. It is also believed that Rishikund is the place where River Ganga is joined with Yamuna and Saraswati Rivers. One more interesting thing about this sacred pond is that it always reflects the image of Raghunath Temple.

Timings: 6 AM to 8 PM


Nature & Scenic

At a distance of 4 km from Rishikesh Railway Station and 2 km from Lakshman Jhula, Ram Jhula is an iron suspension bridge over the Ganga River situated at Muni Ki Reti in Rishikesh.

Ram Jhula was constructed in 1986 with the help of Sivananda Ashram. Previously it was also hanging Jute Rope Bridge without any pillars. Though similar in design, this bridge is bigger than Lakshman Jhula. With a length of 750 feet (230 m) it is a pedestrian bridge which is also used for two wheelers.

Ram Jhula connects Sivananda Ashram on the West bank with Swargashram on the East, hence also called as Shivananda Jhula. Most of the famous ashrams are located very close to the Ram Jhula. Sivananda Ashram, Parmarth Niketan, Gita Bhawan, Swargashram, Yog Niketan and many others are located near the Ram Jhula.

Many shops are available on both sides of the bridge that sell precious and semi-precious gems and stones, clothes, etc. Ram Jhula also offers a panoramic view of River Ganga and Rishikesh .....


Pilgrimage

At a distance of 4 km from Rishikesh Railway Station, Shatrughna temple is an ancient temple situated on the banks of holy river Ganges near Ram Jhula in Rishikesh. The temple is named as Aadi Badrinarayan and Sri Shatrughna Temple. This is one of the two temples that are dedicated to Shatrughna. The other temple is at Paymmal in Thrissur district of Kerala.

This ancient temple is dedicated to Shatrughna, Lord Ram's brother. Shatrughna was the youngest of four sons of Dasharatha, the king of Ayodhya. He was born to the Sumitra, the third wife of the king. The name Shatrughna means destroyer of enemies. He was married to Shrutakeerty, cousin of Sita. Shatrughna killed the great demon Lavanasura, nephew of Ravana.


Pilgrimage

At a distance of 5 km from Rishikesh Railway Station, Omkarananda Ashram is situated on the foothills of the Himalayas at Muni Ki Reti in Rishikesh. It is located close to Sivananda Ashram.

This ashram was established in 1967 by Gurudev Paranahamsa Omkarananda Saraswati, a saint and philosopher. He received many awards like Mother India Award, Hind Rattan Award and Bharat Nirman Award for his unparalleled work in spirituality, education, scientific and social fields

This ashram is a well-known spiritual place for Iyengar Yoga all through the globe. It houses the prestigious yoga center, Patanjali Yoga Kendra, which specializes in Iyengar yoga. The center offers yoga classes from Monday to Saturday. The ashram houses a school where one can learn classical Indian music and dance. It also has many established Institutions, Schools and Colleges in Rishikesh. The institution carries its activities through Omkarananda Dharma Samsthan, Omkarananda Educational Society and Omkarananda .....


Pilgrimage

At a distance of 5.5 km from Rishikesh Railway Station, Swargashram is situated on the left bank of Ganga River, opposite to Shivananda Ashram in Rishikesh.

The Swarg Ashram was built in the memory of Swami Vishudhanand, the saint better known as Kali Kamli Wala (the saint with a black blanket) amongst the locals. The area lies amidst forest and hills, with beautiful orchards and free from the pollution of city. The Ashram is maintained by a trust called Kali Kamliwala Kshetra. There are various ashrams, caves, temples inhabited by the saints and rooms that are the residential quarters for students, pilgrims, priests and travellers within the ashram complex. This place is very popular among foreign tourists as well as locals.

The ashram also encompasses different stores, shopping complexes, cafes, parks, libraries, ayurvedic dispensaries, meditation centers, hotels and restaurants. Furthermore, travellers also visit this place for studying ayurvedic medicines and taking yoga .....


Pilgrimage

At a distance of 6 km from Rishikesh Railway Station, Lakshman Mandir is Hindu Temple located in Tapovan area close to the Lakshman Jhula. This is a renowned temple and one of the ancient shrines situated along the banks of River Ganges in Rishikesh.

This temple is dedicated to Lord Rama's younger brother Lord Lakshman. According to legend, this is the place where Lord Lakshman had meditated to seek spiritual enlightenment. Many believe that Lord Ram and Lakshman constructed a jute bridge here, which was replaced with Iron bridge now popular as Lakshman Jhula.

The temple is known for its ancient sculptures and wall paintings. This temple is surrounded by market, taxi stand, restaurants and other shops.

Timings: 6 AM to 7 PM


Historical & Heritage

At a distance of 6 km from Rishikesh Railway Station and 1 km from Swarg Ashram, Maharishi Mahesh Yogi Ashram, also known as Beatles Ashram, is situated on the periphery of the Rajaji Tiger Reserve in Rishikesh. This Ashram was setup by Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, the inventor of Transcendental Meditation.

The ashram gained prominence in 1968, after the world-famous musical band Beatles stayed here. The Beatles first met Maharishi Mahesh Yogi in London (1967). Later they also attended seminar of Maharishi Mahesh Yogi at Wales. The Beatles were attracted to his meditation and teachings. Maharishi Mahesh Yogi invited them to his ashram in Rishikesh in 1968 for advance learning. Sessions were conducted by Maharishi Mahesh Yogi himself at his ashram. Later Beatles accepted Maharishi Mahesh Yogi as their Guru and became their disciples.

The Ashram was abandoned back in 1997; it has now been taken under the control of the forest department. The interesting part of the ashram was the .....


Waterfall

At a distance of 9 km from Rishikesh Railway Station and 4 km from Lakshman Jhula, Garud Chatti waterfall is situated at Neelkanth road near Rishikesh.

Garud Chatti waterfall is one of the hot spots, mainly among foreign tourists in Rishikesh. The waterfall is small but beautiful. This waterfall is most beautiful during the monsoons when the water flows in seven different levels. It is a pleasant place to visit and to spend a couple hours.

The trek route to Garud Chatti Waterfall starts around 3 km away from Lakshman Jhula on the Neelkanth Mandir Road. The trek starts from a temple dedicated to Garuda. Visitors need to trek for about 1.5 km from here to reach the waterfall.

Phool Chatti waterfall is another waterfall situated at Neelkanth road, about 3 km from Garud Chatti waterfall. This small waterfall can be reached by trekking. Garud Chatti waterfall, Phool Chatti waterfall and Patna waterfall can be covered by hiring a jeep en route to Neelkanth Mahadev Temple .....


Waterfall

At a distance of 13 km from Rishikesh Railway Station and 6.5 km from Lakshman Jhula, Patna Waterfall is located at Patna village on Neelkanth Temple Road in Uttarakhand.

Patna Waterfall is named after the small village where this waterfall is located. This waterfall is also famous for the limestone caves located next to the waterfall. The trek to the waterfall starts 5 km from Lakshman Jhula on Neelkanth temple road. It is a beautiful 1.5 km trek one way from the road through Rajaji Forest. This trek to the waterfall is steep and little hard. The waterfalls would be almost dry in summer season and not advised to visit in summer. There are no sign boards to the waterfall so visitors have to be careful and confirm the route with locals.


Museum & Gallery

At a distance of 15 km from Rishikesh Railway Station, Geeta Bhavan is located at the banks of holy River Ganga in Swargashram, Rishikesh.

Geeta Bhavan is dedicated as a Museum for puranic and mythological awareness. It encloses many paintings and statues of characters from Hindu Mythology. The paintings include the renowned Gita Sandesh depicting Lord Krishna and Arjuna in a Chariot in Kurukshetra War field. The statues and sculptures are very attractive and give detailed information on the Hindu Gods and Goddesses and Hindu culture in the ancient period.

The Gita Bhavan is a large complex, comprising several discourse halls and guest rooms where visitors can stay free of cost. During the summer season, Geeta Bhawan is filled completely with thousands of devotees from different parts of the world visiting Rishikesh to attend Satsang and other meditational programs.

It also has an Ayurvedic department where medicines are prepared using Himalayan herbs. One of the most .....


Historical & Heritage

At a distance of 16 km from Rishikesh, Narendra Nagar is a city and a municipal board in Tehri Garhwal district of Uttarakhand. It is situated on the main Rishikesh-Gangotri-Yamunotri route. The town is situated at an elevation of 1,326 m above sea level.

The present town of Narendra Nagar came into existence in 1919, when Maharaja Narendra Shah of Tehri Garhwal moved his capital from Tehri to the picturesque location of Odathali or Narendra Nagar. The last Maharaja, Manabendra Shah took over the control of Tehri Garhwal in 1946, from Maharaja Narendra Shah. The province was eventually merged with the state of Uttar Pradesh shortly after India gained independence.

This town is famous among the visitors for its mythological and historical importance. According to legend, sage Uddhava is known to have performed severe penance at this spot. Also, Purasara, the founder of astrology, has been known to conduct various experiments .....


Wildlife

At a distance of 8 km from Haridwar, 21 km from Rishikesh & 55 km from Dehradun, Rajaji National Park is a Tiger Reserve situated at the edge of the sprawling Dehradun Valley. The park is spread over an area of 820.42 sq. km. in Dehradun, Haridwar & Pauri Garhwal districts of Uttarakhand.

Motichur Wildlife Sanctuary, which covers about 90 sq. km, was carved out of Dehradun forests in the year 1966. Similarly, Rajaji Wildlife Sanctuary was formed from the Shivalik forests and Chilla Wildlife Sanctuary from the Landsowne forests in 1967 and 1974 respectively. The Rajaji National Park was established by merging these three wildlife sanctuaries and named Rajaji National Park in the year 1983 after the famous freedom fighter and the last Governor-General of India Sri C. Rajagopalachari, popularly known as Rajaji.

The Rajaji National Park is situated along the Shivalik ranges .....

Distance (From Rishikesh Railway Station): 21 Kms
Trip Duration (From Rishikesh Railway Station - Including Travel): 4 Hours/Half Day
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Pilgrimage

At a distance of 22 km from Rishikesh and 6 km from Shivpuri, Vashishta Gufa or Vashishta Cave is an ancient cave located on Rishikesh - Badrinath road in Uttarakhand.

Vashishta Gufa, situated on the banks of the Ganga River, is a popular place for meditation lovers. This is the cave where great Sage Vashishta said to have meditated. He was also among the seven great sages (Saptarishis) and the guru of Lord Ram. According to Hindu mythology, after the death of his children, Sage Vashishta, he decided to commit suicide in River Ganga, but was refused by Goddess Ganga. Arundhati, Vashishta's wife, liked the location and decided to stay here. Sage Vashishta meditated here for long time in a cave.

It is believed that in the year 1930 Sri Swami Purushottamananda Ji visited this gufa and now his ashram is located close to the Vashishta Gufa, where meditation is practiced. At present, the Swami Purshottamanand Trust manages this cave. The cave is a natural formation of 60 feet deep .....


Pilgrimage

At a distance of 26.5 km from Rishikesh and 50 km from Haridwar, Neelkanth Mahadev Temple is an ancient Hindu temple situated at an altitude of 1330 m and is located in the Pauri Garhwal district of Uttarakhand. This is one of the popular temples in Uttarakhand state.

Neelkanth Mahadev Temple is one of the most revered holy shrines dedicated to Lord Shiva. It is surrounded by dense forest and is adjacent to the mountain ranges of Nar-Narayan. The temple lies amidst the valleys of Manikoot, Brahmakoot and Vishnukoot and is located at the confluence of the rivers Pankaja and Madhumati.

According to Hindu mythology, this is the place where Lord Shiva consumed the poison Halahala that originated from the sea when Devas and Asuras churned the ocean in order to obtain Amrita. He stopped the poison in throat, due to which his neck turned blue. Thus, Lord Shiva is also known as Neelkanth, literally meaning The Blue Throated One.

The .....


Pilgrimage

At a distance of 27.5 km from Rishikesh, Kunjapuri Devi Temple is located on a hillock at a distance of 11 km from Narendra Nagar. The temple is situated at an altitude of 1676 m and it is one of the most revered Hindu shrines in Uttarakhand.

Kunjapuri temple is dedicated to Goddess Parvati and is one of the three Siddha Peethas in Tehri district which were established by Jagadguru Shankaracharya. Other two Siddha Peethas in the district are Surkanda Devi and Chandrabadni. Situated on top of a hillock, this temple gives a breathtaking view of the mighty Himalayas and the holy towns of Haridwar and Rishikesh. Snow peaks of Garhwal Himalayas like Swarga Rohini, Gangotri, Banderpunch and Chaukhamba, can also be spotted from this temple.

The Kunjapuri temple receives large number of visitors throughout the year. Dusserah is the main festival celebrated here. The best time for Kunjapuri .....


Adventure / Trekking

At a distance of 16 km from Shivpuri and 32 km from Rishikesh Railway Station, Marine Drive River Rafting Camp is located near Byasi and is one of the most adventurous river rafting trips in Rishikesh.

This is a 25 km long rafting stretch starts from Marine drive near Byasi to Lakshman Jhula and takes about 4 hours. Marine Drive rafting package includes camping with all meals, bonfire snacks, rock climbing/rappelling and the 25 km Marine Drive Rafting stretch. The rafting stretch has around 12 rapids most of which can be classified as Grade III and Grade IV. Among these the major ones are the Three Blind Mice, Roller Coaster and the Golf Course rapids. The Marine drive rafting package is one of the most adventurous rafting packages in Rishikesh.

This rafting package includes Marine drive rafting and several fun activities like camping, bonfire, volleyball, cliff jumps, Body surfing, etc. This rafting package is ideal for persons having prior experience in rafting.

Rafting .....


Adventure / Trekking

At a distance of 38 km from Rishikesh and 22 km from Shivpuri, Kaudiyala is a small village located on Badrinath Road in Uttarakhand.

Situated at an altitude of 380 m on the banks of River Ganga, Kaudiyala is famous for White Water rafting and it is a beautiful camping site. The 36 km stretch of River Ganges from Kaudiyala till Rishikesh offers some of the world's most fun-filled and challenging Grade III and Grade IV river rapids along with a Grade V rapid. These rapids are termed as difficult, as they feature some serious obstacles to rafters sailing along.

Kaudiyala rafting is especially famous because this stretch includes a Grade V rapid which is the only grade V rapid on the Ganges. Kaudiyala rafting is not recommended to a group of first-time river rafters. The total time taken to complete the expedition is around 8 hours.

The GMVN Tourist and Rafters' Camp offers courses in trekking, rafting and water-skiing. .....


City | Hill Station

At a distance of 33 km from Mussoorie, 157 km from Chandigarh, 231 km from Delhi, 144 km from Ambala, 225 km from Shimla and 278 km from Nainital, Dehradun is the capital city of Uttarakhand and also the headquarters of Dehradun district. It covers an area of 3088 sq. km and lies at an altitude of 2100 feet. Dehradun is located in Doon Valley in the foothills of Himalayas nestled between two of India's mightiest rivers - the Ganges on the east and the Yamuna on the west. It is one of the wellknown destinations to experience the Tourism in Uttarakhand and also one of the popular 2 day trip near Delhi.

The history of Dehradun city is linked to the stories of Ramayana and Mahabharata. It is believed that after the battle with Ravana, Lord Rama and his brother Laxmana visited this site. Dronacharya, the legendary Royal guru to the Kauravas .....

Distance (From Rishikesh): 42 Kms
Trip Duration (From Rishikesh - Including Travel): Full Day
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