"The Yoga Capital of India"

A Town in Uttarakhand, India

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Ideal time to stay:  1 - 4 days

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Height(Altitude) of Rishikesh from sea level:  1239 feet
Latitude/Longitude:  30.1000000°N, 78.2740000°E
Ecosystem:  River , Hill  

Food, Culture and Language at Rishikesh

Food Availability:  Indian, North Indian Cuisine 
Regional Language:  Hindi
Currency:  ₹ - Rupee (INR)

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Why travel Rishikesh?

Looking for the most thrilling water sport of all, Then Rishikesh is a perfect place to plan your next trip. Rafting in the Ganges is a experience which can't be explained in words you can only feel the adrenaline rush by indulging yourself in this adventurous activity.

The river alongside is considered to be one of the holiest of all river in India and the city is renowned as a center for practicing yoga and meditation. Apart from River Rafting, Bungee Jumping in Rishikesh is the best in India.
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11 Places to visit and Things to do in Rishikesh

Bungy Jumping - Adventure Reloaded at Rishikesh

Bungy Jumping - Adventure Reloaded

Jumping Heights, located in Mohan Chatti village, has been rated as one of the most preferred bungee jumping hotspot in India. It is the only place in India where bungee jumping can be done from a fixed platform. A Cantilever platform is built on a rocky cliff which is 83 meters above ground level, making it the highest and the most thrilling bungee jumping location in India. Jumpin heights is well known for its safety measures and experienced staff. After the Jump, the Jumpers are lowered down to a drop zone in the river which has only 2 feets of water. Walk up to the cafeteria and enjoy watching your photographs & video of the jump. Don’t forget to collect your Dare to Jump Certificate.
Expenses - ₹3500
Time needed - 2 hours
River Rafting - Most Thrilling Encounter at Rishikesh

River Rafting - Most Thrilling Encounter

#Water Sports
Only a few rivers in the world have the mystique of the Ganges, the living mother Goddess of the India. Rafting on its water of wisdom is certainly an unusual experience. Enjoy and explore the lifetime experience on a date with mother Ganges. Your first encounter will be the beginning of the addiction. It is a brilliant spot for white water rafting. However, the rates and availability differ from season to season. Rafting is best enjoyed during the post-monsoon seasons.
Expenses - ₹700
Time needed - 4 hours
Camping along Ganga at Rishikesh

Camping along Ganga

Enjoy the natural and beautiful riverside beaches along the banks of the Holy River Ganges in Camp/Tent. The beach sports will amaze your day experience and a bonfire at night will make a memorable night experience. Apart from rafting in ganges people play beach volleyball as fun activity while camping.
Expenses - ₹2000
Time needed - 20 hours
Paragliding in Kunjapuri at Rishikesh

Paragliding in Kunjapuri

Rishikesh is not only about sacred Ganga and religious ashrams, but for adventure junkies as well. Here you can find a whole lot of adventure sports activities going on, throughout the year. One such is Paragliding, which is best done at the Kunjapuri region. Kunjapuri resides amidst the Shivalik ranges and overlooks the enthralling Gangotri and Swargarohini peaks. This makes paragliding here a wonderful treat to the eyes, especially at the time of sunset, when the peaks glisten in hues of yellow and orange. Fly free like a bird in the sky that's Paragliding for you.
Expenses - ₹2500
Time needed - 2 hours
Practice Silent Yoga at Rishikesh

Practice Silent Yoga

#Yoga center
Practising Yoga on the banks holy Ganges river in Rishikesh is like one of the most peaceful and calm feeling that you will ever experience. It helps you build your physical, mental, and spiritual fitness. Parmarth Niketan and Sivananda Ashram are the two most prominent places to practice this pre-Vedic Indian tradition. The teachings here are based on five points of yoga - postures, breathing, relaxation, meditation, and diet. Most of the places have free yoga and meditation classes going on a ​regular basis.
Expenses - NA
Time needed - 3 hours
Neer Gaddu Falls at Rishikesh

Neer Gaddu Falls

Neer Gaddu waterfall is a natural waterfall situated just 6 km from tapovan. Trekking through waterfalls and passing by shallow pool provides you with genuine taste of nature. The shorter walk through the forest to the waterfall is magical. You will find many species of butterfly here. The water is so clear that you don't wanna miss the opportunity to bath in.
Expenses - ₹30
Time needed - 2.5 hours

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Sweet Nutella Naan at Rishikesh

Sweet Nutella Naan

#The Chocolaty Naan
This place gives you surprise from the moment you enter the place. The unique food, soothing music and the view could let you spend hours here. The uniqueness of the cafe can be seen from their Nutella Naan. The chewy soft naan made interesting putting Nutella on top of it. It will be a little more crowded even at the oddest hour of the offseason.
Moong Dal Pancakes at Ayurpak at Rishikesh

Moong Dal Pancakes at Ayurpak

#Yummy Indian Pancakes
The family who owns this place are lovely and they serve food with a little more generosity, the woman who runs it is delightful! The food is beautiful, the amazing moong dal pancakes with apple jam or without it tastes like an international cuisine. The room and ambience is very homely and they provide great value for money.
Banana Curry at Ayurpak at Rishikesh

Banana Curry at Ayurpak

#The Ayurvedic Food
Ayurpak has nice ambience and feels more like eating at someone's home than in a restaurant (perhaps because it is their home). It has a lovely enclosed courtyard with outside (but covered) seating. The food i.e. The Banana Curry is a must try really healthy ayurvedic Indian food. After meditation the dish is just perfect to enjoy.

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About Rishikesh

The holy city on the holy banks of Ganga. This is the first city where Ganga hits the plains and turns the places into a center of spirituality. It is mainly known for Yoga, Meditation and its sacred & historic temples. However, for the young travelers Rishikesh is not only a top religious place in India, but also one of the biggest Adventure Destination in IndiaThe Ganges is the focal point of Rishikesh. 

On one side there many spiritual places to visit in Rishikesh. The holy Ganges showers blessing to its devotees. The old Hindu temples and ashram offer great places to worship the Gods and Saints, meditate for the peace and of course the Ashtanga Yoga

The other side of Rishikesh is offering an up close and personal experience of Ganga. You can swim or bathe in the river, or go rafting. Rafting trip is a thrilling adventure, they run constantly each day from sunrise to sunset and vary in length and grade. You can either book just the rafting, or a combination of rafting and hiking, rock climbing or rappelling. All time favorite adventure, Bungee Jumping is also attracting many adventure junkies to India's favorite adventure place.

Camping near Ganga is just another one of the lifetime experiences. The sweet and calm breeze in the evening will make you the extreme freshness of the air. Most camps are set up near the banks or they call it beaches, there you can enjoy beach sports and a bonfire at night will make a memorable night experience.

For the peace seekers, Ganga has a stretch of rocky beach just north of Ram Jhula. In case you do not like to be wet, you can enjoy the place with a beautiful evening sitting on the rocks, dipping my feet in the river and reading a book until sunset. 

Content of this page was last updated at Oct 21, 2016