Rishikesh has been the center of spirituality, tourism, meditations, and yoga. In other words, a place where you seek salvation in every possible way. The town is associated with adventure, history, and sacredness of immense magnitude.
Tourists and pilgrims from various parts of the world come to Rishikesh for finding the higher purpose of existence and receive a different perspective of life. Multiple ashrams on the banks of the River Ganga provide the right atmosphere for meditation and Yoga. The sacred books and stories about the episodes from Indian mythologies provide them with the knowledge to balance their mind, body, and soul. The Beatles came here for this very purpose in 1968.
Rishikesh is a paradise for adventure lovers and thrill-seekers. Numerous camping sites on the river bed and in the forests, trekking, river rafting, and the world’s largest bungee jumping are very popular. You will find Bungee jumping in Rishikesh on every traveler’s bucket list.
Apart from famous temples and Ganga ghats, Rishikesh is the accessway to Devprayag, the holy site where the River Ganga originates.
Languages commonly used in this town are Hindi, English, and Tibetan.
When to Travel?
The best time to visit Rishikesh is September – January. During these months, the water level of the River Ganga is good enough for rafting and you get to experience the post-monsoon freshness of nature and an ideal time to practice yoga and meditation.