– Upside Street in Front of SBI Bank, Badrinath Road, Tapovan, Rishikesh. India, 248008
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1. By Air: Jolly Grant airport at Dehradun is the nearest airport to Rishikesh which is approximately 35 kilometers away. Popular carriers like Air India, Spice Jet, and Jet Airways often have daily flights from New Delhi. Apart from Delhi, there is a flight from Lucknow to Dehradun as well. Once you reach the airport, you can opt for a regular taxi or bus service which is easily available from Dehradun to Rishikesh. The second nearest international airport for Rishikesh is in New Delhi which is well-connected with different cities across the globe.
2. By Bus: Being a popular tourist destination, Rishikesh has a good network of buses connecting it with important places such as Haridwar, Dehradun, and New Delhi. Buses depart in the morning and late evening from the Kashmere Gate ISBT, New Delhi for Rishikesh every day. You can choose from a regular, deluxe or a luxurious coach.
3. By Train: The nearest railhead to Rishikesh is in Haridwar which is approximately 25 kilometers away. Haridwar, in turn, is linked to major Indian cities such as Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Lucknow, and Varanasi. Some of the popular trains are Shatabadi Express, Jan Shatabdi, AC Special Express and Mussoorie Express. For those making the journey to Rishikesh, it is advisable to take the train till Haridwar and then either take a bus or hire a taxi to Rishikesh. While the bus would take about 45 minutes, the taxi will take you to Rishikesh in about half an hour.
4. Road/self-drive: Driving up to Rishikesh is worth considering, as it is connected to other cities via the National Highway 58, which is in good condition for most of the year. The short stretch of hilly terrain may be a little rutted, but tourists prefer to take a taxi or drive up to Rishikesh. The drive from Delhi to Rishikesh would take approximately 6 to 7 hours.
It is an amazing and adventures place for the one whose passion is venture. We can also visit to Badrinath and Kedarnath as well from this place as it is the gateway to these destinations. In ancient times rishis and munis feel a peaceful atmosphere here for rumination. Many ashrams at this site provide meditation and yoga courses. It is situated on the bank of Ganga River.
In ancient times its name was Hrishikesh, which was the form in which Lord Vishnu appeared to remunerate Raibhya Rishi for the penance performed by him. Afterwards this place became popular by the name Rishikesh.
The most famous places to visit here are Trayambakeshwar Temple, Bharat Mandir, Ram Jhula, Lakshman Jhula and so on.
The best time to visit this wonderful place is March and April. For the one who is crazy for River Rafting can visit, between September and November.
Haridwar: It is situated approx 18 km away from Rishikesh. It is also a sacred place. It lies on the bank of River Ganga.
Shivpuri: It is near to Rishikesh and Haridwar as well. It is approx 19 km away from them.It is also an adventurous place for the river sports lovers.
Lakshman Jhula: It is very long bridge around 450 feet long. It is made up of iron but earlier it was of jute. It is named after Lakshman, younger brother of Shri Ram.
Triveni Ghat: It is a convergence of three rivers Ganga, Yamuna and Saraswati.
The most popular things for shopping are Imitation jewelry, Text9iles, Religious items, Wooden Furniture etc. Shopping lovers must be curious to know the shopping places, some are Khadi bahndar, Gharwal wool, Craft store and nearby places. Some popular and delicious dishes that will let you with your finger-licking are samosas, masala tea, Dahi ki Lassi etc.