Rishikesh ( ऋषिकेश )

"The Land of Saints..."

Rishikesh Tourism

Rishikesh is counted as one of the holiest city of India. It comes under municipal board of Dehradun district of Uttarakhand State. The city is also known as "Teerth Nagri" or "Yoga City" of India. One can find many famous temples, Yoga and meditation centers in the city. Rishikesh is also popular for its tourism and many adventure sports like white river rafting, paragliding, camping, night trekking, cliff jumping, etc.

Rishikesh city is very popular in between tourist as per its spiritual effects. The Tirth Nagri has a number of immemorial temples, Ashrams and holi places. Thousands of tourists each day visit to this city to feel its spirituality. The Gangas, one of the holiest rivers of the world also crossed Rishikesh. Ram Joola and Lakshman Joola bridges are also famous. Rishikesh is also choice of Hollywood and Bollywood directors when they are shooting there movies. Lots of Hindi movie scenes like Arjun Pandit, Ganga Ki Sougandh, etc picturized here.

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Places to Visit in & Near Rishikesh

  • Bharat Mandir

  • Rishikund

  • Triveni Ghat

  • Ram Jhula

  • Laxman Jhula

  • Tera Manzil Temple

  • Laxman Temple

  • Shivpuri

  • Neelkanth Temple

How to Reach Rishikesh?

By Air

The nearest domestic airport is Dehardun Airport (Jolly Grant Airport) is about 37 KMs from Rishikesh and the nearest international airport is Indira Gandhi Intl Airport, Delhi is about 200 KMs. One can get a direct bus, taxi or auto rikshaw from Jolly Grant Airport to Rishikesh. It tasks 45 mins to 1 hours to reach Rishikeash from Dehardun Airport.

By Train

Rishikesh railway station is well connected with all north Indian cities. There are many direct and connected trains run each day.

By Road

Rishikesh is well connected with the various parts of the Uttarakhand state and other parts of India.

Rishikesh Information

  • Altitude : 372 m
  • Temperature in Summer : 35°C(max); 21°C(min)
  • Temperature in Winter : 25°C(max);7°C(min)
  • Languages : Hindi and English
  • Dialects : Garhwali, Pahari
  • STD Code : 01364
  • Best Time to Visit : Throughout the year

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