A city and a municipal board in Dehradun district of Uttarakhand, Rishikesh is known as ‘The Gateway to the Garhwal Himalayas’. The city is located 20kms north of the holy city Haridwar. The sacred river Ganges leaves the Shivalik Mountains through Rishikesh and flows out into the plains of northern India. There are several temples located on banks of the Ganges in Rishikesh. Nicknamed ‘the world capital of Yoga’, Rishikesh is considered a holy city by Hindus; hence is vegetarian by law.
Places to Stay
There are many hotels in Rishikesh. Tourists’ visiting the town can stay at Hill Top Swiss Cottage(Tariff-Rs. 961), Rishikesh Sadan (Tariff-Rs. 1110) and Hotel Ganesha Inn (Tariff-Rs. 1718)
All annual festivals like Diwali and Dussehra are celebrated here. The International Yoga Festival, Basant Panchmi and Holi are the most popular in the city
Hindi is the Local Language here.
Places to Visit
Lakshman Jhula Sunset, Ganges view from Lakshman Jhula, Ram Jhula Bridge across the Ganges are some of the main attractions located close to the bus stand.
How to Get There
The nearest airport is at Dehradun
Rishikesh has its own railway station
Rishikesh bus stand runs regular bus services. Private bus operators like Crown Travels, Metro Travel, A.G.Holiday and Air Lines Travels run regular buses to and from the city. Get bus ticket booking offers from Ticketgoose when you book your tickets online.