Rishikesh, Uttarakhand


Rishikesh city, popularly known as the city of gods (Devbhoom). Besides its spirituality, Rishikesh is also known for yoga, adventure activities(river rafting, camping, bungee jumping, zipline, etc), ashrams, river ranges, and its beauty. Rishikesh is also called the world's yoga capital as well as Adventure Hub of Uttarakhand. With its alluring landscapes, scening mountains, great natural resources, and the holy river Ganga, this place has won the hearts of millions of travel junkies.

  • Season: Throughout the Year
  • Distance from Rishikesh: 16 Kms
  • Distance from Delhi: 250 Kms
  • Popular For: Camping & Rafting

Things To Do in Rishikesh - Best Activities

Rishikesh is one of the most evocative and popular tourist destinations in India. The place provides numerous adventure sports and tourist activities. In addition to that, it has a plethora of magnificent camping sites with picturesque views of the valleys, hills, and rivers, which make it a perfect adventure destination. There are a plethora of activities to do for every type of traveler.


  1. Camping - The true essence of this beautiful place can be experienced in outdoor camping in nature. There are various camping sites available in Rishikesh based on the category of accommodation and prices. The cost for 1 Night camping in Rishikesh is starting from Rs 999 per person. [Read More]
  2. Yoga - Rishikesh is a popular Yoga destination and also known as the "Yoga Capital of the World". There are more than 300 yoga centers in Rishikesh where you can participate in drop-in classes, courses, and various retreats. [Read More]
  3. River Rafting - This is an activity, for which millions of tourists come to Rishikesh. Rishikesh is simply a heaven for adventure lovers. [Read More]
  4. Kayaking - Nestled on the banks of Holy river Ganga, the region is popular for its high rapids in the river, and one of the finest water sport adventures that attract thousands of tourists every year. You can enjoy kayaking in the holy river Ganga. [Read More]
  5. Trekking - Trekking trips are organized by many tour operators or you can go by self also and explore the mountains.
  6. Zipline - over the ganga river - Located in Shivpuri, this activity operated with high safety standards. In this activity, you'll be flying over the river Ganga, which will boost your adrenaline and offers a panoramic view of river Ganga, scenic mountains, and valleys. [Read More]
  7. Bungee Jumping - Bungee Jumping in Rishikesh is an extremely popular activity amongst visitors to the city. You will be jumping out of a plane at a height of almost 83 meters and swoop down onto the stunning Rishikesh valley landscape. [Read More]
  8. SkyCycle Rishikesh - Another Adventure in Height - Skycycle is a recently added adventure activity in Rishikesh Shivpuri & one of the best things to do in Rishikesh. [Read More]
  9. Local Tour & Sightseeing in Rishikesh - Looking for things to do in Rishikesh? Sightseeing and shopping is the best idea to spend some time in this beautiful city. The long stretch of shops on either side offers some of the finest aircraft, handmade items, and cloths.
  10. Rock Climbing & Rappelling - There are few camping operators in Rishikesh, who provide this activity with the high standards of safety equipment & professional guide. [Read More]
  11. Other Adventure Sports - Cliff jumping, Giant Swing, Pendulum Swing, Superman Shot Rishikesh, Trekking & Hiking in Rishikesh, Paintball, Water Zorbing, etc. Every single adventure activity in Rishikesh guarantees to pump up your adrenaline and give the lifetime experience.

Places To Visit in Rishikesh : Best Attractions

Rishikesh is a small city, very well connected by road and rail from other major cities. Surrounded by the majestic Himalayas with headwaters of holy Ganges River, the city provides the best of calming experiences and an easy escape for those living in Delhi and places nearby. Rishikesh is renowned as a center for studying yoga and meditation. The presence of the Himalayan Mountains and the waterfalls will give you a sense of serenity and the flow of the Holy River Ganga provides a spiritual touch to the area. There are many tourist places to visit in the area with some great adventure to try. Despite the clamor and chaos of the main tourist areas, this place is rich in natural beauty, with attractions for every kind of traveler. Below is the list of places that you can visit during your Rishikesh tour -

  1. Waterfalls in Rishikesh - Rishikesh has some beautiful waterfalls where you can enjoy the water cascading down the steps and making a soothing sound to please your soul. Some best waterfalls to visit are Neer Garh Waterfall, Phool Chati Waterfall, or Patna Waterfall.
  2. Laxman Jhula - This iron suspension bridge and one of the most popular attractions in Rishikesh. You can witness the magnificent views of the majestic Garhwal Himalayas and the mesmerizing waves of the holy River Ganga while standing on the bridge.
  3. Ram Jhula - This is another iron suspension bridge in Rishikesh and a famous tourist spot too.
  4. Ashrams in Rishikesh - Rishikesh is a most popular spiritual destination in India, where you can find an array of Ashrams and can relax, explore the best, and enjoy the surroundings there. Some of the must-visit ashrams in the Rishikesh are Parmarth Niketan Ashram, Sivananda Ashram, Swarg Ashram, Geeta Bhawan, and Beatles ashram (popularly know as Chaurasi Kutiya).
  5. Spiritual Ghats - Rishikesh has many spiritual Ghats, where one can enjoy the spiritual and soothing ambiance of the place. Some of the famous Ghats in Rishikesh are Triveni Ghat and Shatrughna Ghat.
  6. Temples in Rishikesh- There is an abundance of Temples in Rishikesh which makes this place the best spiritual destination and sacred. With many unique temples, a variety of ashrams, and mesmerizing spiritual activities, there is a lot to explore and experience in Rishikesh.
  7. Caves in Rishikesh- You would be enthralled by remarkable views of the mountain peaks, glittering water of the holy river Ganga and Serene caves having mythological beliefs and divine significance. Some must-visit caves in the place are Vashishtha Cave, Mouni Baba Gufa, TaataWala Baba Cave
  8. Adventure Points - With tranquility in nature, Rishikesh is famous for Adventure camping, Rafting, and other adventure sports, which is a perfect blend of soul-soothing tranquility and great thrills. Some famous adventure points in Rishikesh - Shivpuri River Rafting Point Rishikesh (Rafting Starting Point in Rishikesh), Zipline, etc.

About Rishikesh

Rishikesh is a beautiful city situated in the Dehradun district of Uttarakhand and surrounded by the Shivalik Range. Rishikesh is world-renowned for its scenic views, sacred river Ganga, great adventure activities, and mesmerizing natural beauty. Rishikesh offers a dizzying combination of spiritual awakening and adventurous experience. Rishikesh is also called home to hundreds of prominent and smaller temples which are located along the banks of the holy River Ganges.

Rishikesh Weather

Rishikesh has a pleasant climate throughout the year and the climate never becomes extremely hot or cold. And the most pleasant weather to visit Rishikesh is from February to March and September to October.
If you are traveling to Rishikesh for river rafting then the best time to visit Rishikesh is from September, October, and March to June. During the Monsoon season in July & August, everything is open in Rishikesh except River Rafting. So if you are planning for camping in monsoon then Rishikesh can be the best destination for you. View Today Weather in Rishikesh

Best Time To Visit Rishikesh

As Rishikesh is at the foothills of the Himalayas, it provides a norma escape during the hotter months. Therefore, the best time to visit is between March and April, and September to October. Temperatures soar in May. Rishikesh is best avoided during the monsoon months from July to August, as it receives heavy rainfall. Rafting is also closed during this time. Winters, from November until February, is cold but generally pleasant. So, bring a woolens. Many people consider a couple of months just after the monsoon to be the best time to visit, as the landscape is alive, green, and soothing.

Rishikesh Tourism

From scenic natural beauty to enthralling water sports adventure along with spending leisurely hours beside serene beaches, is what a holiday in Rishikesh is all about! There are numerous types of stays, adventure activities, attractions, and things to do in Rishikesh. As you already read above about top tourist places and things to do in Rishikesh, below are some main attractions of Rishikesh tourism.

Rishikesh Rafting

Rishikesh is an excellent destination for all river rafting enthusiasts. River Ganga in Rishikesh is one of the most challenging rivers to raft in the Indian Himalayas. Rishikesh offers a vast range of adventure sports on all budgets and that's why it is the most visited place in India. Rafting season in Rishikesh begins in mid of September and ends till June last.

Three different rafting stretches have been marked in Rishikesh according to the degree of difficulty and that is

Rishikesh Camping

When it comes to Rishikesh tourism then how can one forget camping in Rishikesh? There is an abundance of good campsites in Rishikesh where you can camp with your friends, family, or even solo. When you camp, you get an insight into the vibe of the place like nothing else. There major 4 types of campsite available in Rishikesh and that are

Rishikesh Yoga

Practicing & learning Yoga in Rishikesh is a dream of many yogis & yoga seekers. Rishikesh is one of the famous destination for yoga and also known as Yoga capital of the world. The whole region is considered to be sacred and it’s believed that meditation here leads to salvation. Yoga enthusiasts will have an abundance of schools and ashrams to choose from, including opportunities to take part in yoga teacher training programs.

  • Courses Available - Yoga Teacher Training Courses, Yoga Retreats, Yoga Therapy, etc.
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Rishikesh Adventure Activities

Every single adventure activity in Rishikesh guarantees to pump up your adrenaline and give the lifetime experience. Whether you’re student, solo traveler, newlywed honeymooners or a bachelor’s crew, or even a family on vacation, these adventure activities & sports will allow you to renew your heartbeat and feed the daredevil inside you!.

  • Activities - River Rafting, Camping, Bungee Jumping, Zipline, Kayaking, 20+ Rope Course Activities, Yoga, Reverse Bungee, Body Surfing, SkyCycle, Cliff jumping, Giant Swing or Pendulum Swing, Superman Shot Rishikesh, Trekking, Rock Climbing, Paintball, Water Zorbing, etc.
  • Cost - Starting from Rs 500 per person
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FAQ's About Rishikesh

Frequently Asked Question About Rishikesh

How to reach Rishikesh?

The best way to reach Rishikesh is by road or by train. The nearest railway station is in Rishikesh itself and the nearest airport is Jolly Grant Airport Dehradun.

How many days are enough for Rishikesh?

Rishikesh is a small tourist place in the state of Uttarakhand, famous for its spiritual and adventure tourism. You can cover all of Rishikesh in about 2 to 3 days.

Whats is the best time to visit Rishikesh?

Rishikesh is a year-round destination. However, due to heavy rainfall and the high possibility of landslides, it must be avoided during the monsoon season from July to August

What type of accommodation available at Rishikesh?

Every type of accommodation at all budgets is available in Rishikesh for a comfortable stay. You can find numerous hotels, resorts, campsites, cottages, and ashram to stay in Rishikesh.

Is adventure activities in Rishikesh safe for children?

Children above 14 and the elderly can participate in most of the adventure activities in Rishikesh. It is totally safe as you will be guided by professional instructors. All activities are operated with the proper safety gear and equipment following the high safety standards.