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    Rishikesh

    "Yoga Capital of the World"

    Rishikesh is a city in India’s northern state of Uttarakhand, in the Himalayan foothills beside the Ganges River. The river is considered holy, and the city is renowned as a center for studying yoga and meditation. Temples and ashrams (centers for spiritual studies) line the eastern bank around Swarg Ashram, a traffic-free, alcohol-free and vegetarian enclave upstream from Rishikesh town.

    Located in the foothills of the Himalayas along the convergence of Ganga and Chandrabhaga River, Rishikesh is a small town in the Dehradun district, located close to Haridwar in Uttarakhand. Rishikesh (also called Hrishikesh) is known for its adventure activities, ancient temples, popular cafes and as the “Yoga Capital of the World”. Gateway to Garhwal Himalayas, Rishikesh is also a pilgrimage town and one of the holiest places for Hindus.

    Top places to visit in Rishikesh :

    • Rafting in Rishikesh
    • Lakshman Jhula
    • Triveni Ghat
    • The Beatles Ashram
    • Ganga Aarti, Rishikesh
    • Cliff Jumping
    • Neelkantha Mahadeva Temple
    • Ram Jhula
    • Shivpuri, Rishikesh
    • Kaudiyala
    • Flying Fox
    • Jadh Ganga Trek
    • Kuari Pass
    • Neer Garh waterfall
    • Rishi Kund

    Best time to visit Rishikesh :

    The best time to visit Rishikesh is between September to June when the weather is conducive for white water rafting, which is the highlight of Rishikesh. However, summer months from April to June could get a little hot. It is also a favourite time because the yoga festival falls in March. Rishikesh is best visited during the winter season too, with a mild cold and crisp air making this pristine gateway of Himalayas be

    Famous attraction in Rishikesh :

    The proud attraction of Rishikesh is that Ganga itself is none other than the great river, which is running fast all over the city. Rishikesh is a holy city with so many ashrams and it is famous for yoga throughout the world. Rishikesh is now famous as the world’s yoga capital.

    Weather in Rishikesh :

    Rishikesh has continental climate, with pleasant weather throughout the year, as it is located at the foothills of Himalayas. Rishikesh Summers (March to June): have an average temperature of 35°C. Rishikesh Winters (November to February): give pleasant weather with a temperature range of 19°C to 33°C.

    Things to do in Rishikesh :

    • Ganga Aarti at Triveni Ghat
    • River rafting
    • Parasailing and Paragliding
    • Trekking
    • Rock Climbing

    Travel Options to reach Rishikesh :

    • By Air. Jolly Grant airport at Dehradun is the nearest airport to Rishikesh which is approximately 35 kilometres away.
    • By Bus. Being a popular tourist destination, Rishikesh has a good network of buses connecting it with important places such as Haridwar, Dehradun and New Delhi.
    • By Train.
    • Road/Self Drive.

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