Rishikesh

Travel Guide
Lakshman Jhula which includes a suspension bridge or treetop walkway, a small town or village and a river or creek

From ashrams, yoga centers and temples to white-water rafting and bungee jumping, this Himalayan town offers an exquisite mix of relaxation and adventure.

Since the arrival in the 1960s of British rock band The Beatles, Rishikesh has been a favorite hangout of travelers searching for relaxation and spiritual rejuvenation. Today, this pretty town in the Himalayan foothills and straddling the Ganges River is famous as the Yoga Capital of the World. Visit Rishikesh to see fascinating temples, admire breathtaking scenery and participate in challenging outdoor activities.

Discover boundless ashrams and yoga retreats on the riverbanks and nestled amid forested hills. Swarg Ashram is a traffic-free riverside community of bathing ghats, bazaars, temples and spiritual centers such as Parmath Niketan Ashram. Visit Maharishi Mahesh Yogi Ashram to see the remains of meditation rooms used by The Beatles. For more yoga, check out Sivananda Ashram and Sanskriti Yogpeeth.

Rishikesh’s northern district is great for exploring on foot to find some of the town’s most revered landmarks. Enjoy sweeping views from Lakshman Jhula and Ram Jhula, two suspension bridges that span the river. Marvel at the 13-tiered Trayambakeshwar Temple. Take a boat ride along the Ganges River and watch sadhus (holy men) cleanse themselves at bathing ghats. Don’t miss Triveni Ghat, where a Ganga aarti fire ritual takes place at dusk.

Find plenty of action for adventurists, too, including river kayaking and white-water rafting. Experience the thrill of bungee jumping and zip-lining at Jumpin Heights. Walk to Neer Garh Waterfall or go trekking and rock climbing in the Shivalik Hills. Hike with pilgrims through thick forest to the hilltop Neelkanth Mahadev Temple.

Local cuisine is based on organic, healthy and vegetarian ingredients. The town is both meat and alcohol free. Try Ayurveda teas and lassis, which are spiced yoghurt-based drinks with fruit.

Intercity trains connect major cities such as Amritsar, Lucknow, New Delhi and Varanasi with Haridwar. From there, regular buses travel to Rishikesh’s main bus terminal. Get around easily on foot or use affordable auto-rickshaws. Although downpours are common from June to September, consistently mild temperatures make Rishikesh a pleasant year-round destination.

Hotel Natraj
Hotel Natraj
3.5 out of 5
Dehradun Road, Near Natraj Chowk, Rishikesh, Uttrakhand
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £44 per night from 18 Jan to 19 Jan
Located in the heart of Rishikesh, this spa hotel is within 3 miles (5 km) of Bharat Mandir, Rajaji National Park and Parmarth Niketan. Triveni Ghat and Janki ...
3.8/5 Good! (6 reviews)
A bit far from Lakshman jhoola but quite good
"Hotel was great with amazing service. Would definitely stay there again"

Reviewed on 26 Jun 2021

Hotel Natraj
Aloha On The Ganges, Rishikesh
Aloha On The Ganges, Rishikesh
3.5 out of 5
The price is £120 per night from 18 Jan to 19 Jan
Located in the heart of Rishikesh, this spa hotel is 0.3 mi (0.5 km) from Laxman Jhula and within 3 miles (5 km) of Rajaji National Park and Parmarth Niketan. ...
3.5/5 Good! (24 reviews)
"keep up the good work"

Reviewed on 5 Dec 2021

Aloha On The Ganges, Rishikesh
Ganga Kinare - A Riverside Boutique Hotel
Ganga Kinare - A Riverside Boutique Hotel
4 out of 5
237, Veerbhadra Road, Rishikesh, Uttarakhand
The price is £105 per night from 18 Jan to 19 Jan
This family-friendly Rishikesh hotel is located in the mountains, within 2 mi (3 km) of Bharat Mandir and Triveni Ghat. Rajaji National Park is 2.6 mi (4.2 km) ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (143 reviews)
Good Hotel with Ganga view
"Very good hotel. Food was very delicious. Hotel was very clear and have there personal Ganga Ghat for customers"

Reviewed on 21 Oct 2020

Ganga Kinare - A Riverside Boutique Hotel
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WildHawk Adventures
WildHawk Adventures
2.5 out of 5
On Neelkanth Road, Next to Phoolchatti Ashram, Rishikesh, Uttrakhand
The price is £3 per night from 31 Jan to 1 Feb
Nestled on the beach, this Rishikesh campsite is 1.5 mi (2.5 km) from Patna Waterfall and 2.2 mi (3.6 km) from Rajaji National Park. Parmarth Niketan and Tera ...
1.5/5 (2 reviews)
"worst staff"

Reviewed on 8 Oct 2021

WildHawk Adventures
The Ayali Rishikesh
The Ayali Rishikesh
2.5 out of 5
C-16, Ganga Vatika-2, Rishikesh, Uttarakhand
The price is £33 per night from 18 Jan to 19 Jan
Situated in Rishikesh, this aparthotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Ram Jhula and Parmarth Niketan. Rajaji National Park is 1.4 mi (2.3 km) away.
3.6/5 Good! (5 reviews)
"The property was not clean when we checked in. Liquor bottles and food was scattered around the room. The staff was not supportive. It took 2 hours to get the room cleaned. They have other 2 rooms available whose condition were same."

Reviewed on 18 Sep 2021

The Ayali Rishikesh
Aloha by blissful Ganges
Aloha by blissful Ganges
Situated on the waterfront, this apartment building is within 2 miles (3 km) of Lakshman Temple, Rajaji National Park and Parmarth Niketan. Laxman Jhula and ...
Aloha by blissful Ganges
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