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Rishikesh Tourism
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Uttarakhand Guide

Rishikesh houses number of ancient and modern temples attracting thousands of religious tourists from and outside India every day. Laxman Jhoola, Laxman temple, Terha Manzil (a thirteen storey temple), Bharat temple, Paramartha Niketan Ashram, Triveni Ghat, Rishikesh city (a commercial and technology hub) are the religious sites that witness thousands of pilgrims everyday. Ganga aarati in Paramartha ghat and Triveni Ghat are popular among the Hindu devotees. The religious tourists in Rishikesh never miss the evening Ganga aarati. Magnificent view of holy Ganga, floating diyas and flowers, devotees singing Bhajans and playing spiritual music – Ganga Aarati is not-to-miss activity for all be it a Hindu pilgrim or a person from any other sect.

Surrounded by Himalayas in three sides and the enchanting holy river Ganga passing through the city, Rishikesh is an ideal destination for nature lovers. The fascinating beauty keeps the tourists spellbound; Rishikesh is blessed with heavenly beauty.

Rishikesh also has beautiful hamlets where innocent villagers offer the tourists an opportunity to explore Uttarakhand villages and learn about the village life. Visited by thousands everyday, Rishikesh preserves its beauty in village life and magnifies the significance of the holy land.

Adventure sports in Rishikesh

Rishikesh is most traveled by adventure enthusiasts for it being the destination for white water rafting, bungee jumping, canoeing, kayaking and paragliding. Favored by nature and geography for these different kinds of adventure sports, the city is crowded mostly by the young adventurers with their sports items.

Holy Ganga offers ideal space for white water rafting, canoeing and kayaking to the spirited sportspersons to challenge themselves and make the most out of life. From March till the end of September, adventure sports flourishes but the monsoon months should be escaped as the magnificent Ganga becomes fierce and attacking during monsoon.

Rishikesh| Best Time to Visit

Rishikesh can be visited any time in any season during the year for it being at the foothills of the Himalayas offers a pleasing weather throughout the year.

  • Summer: Summer months March to June offer pleasing warmness to the tourists in Rishikesh. With maximum temperature of 35°C, Rishikesh allows the tourists to experience the beauty and bounty of the region.
  • Monsoon: Monsoon months July to September experience average rainfall in the region,Holy Ganga offers spectacular view during monsoon.
  • Spring: Spring months mid September to late October are pleasing and Rishikesh blooms with nature. Tourists experience softness in the nature and greenery enchant the nature lovers.
  • Winter: Winter in Rishikesh is not too cold, temperature ranges between 33°C to 19°C. Tourists feel pleasing coldness during winter.

Rishikesh | How to Reach?

  • By air: Jolly Grant airport Dehradun is the nearest airport 21.3Km from Rishikesh.
  • By rail: Rishikesh railway station is connected with Haridwar and Dehradun.
  • By road: Rishikesh is well connected to rest part of Uttarakhand and whole India by roadways.
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