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EXPLORE Rishikesh

The holy city of Rishikesh, in the base of the Himalayas, holds deep cultural and spiritual significance for local Hindus. Sacred rivers and mountains set the scene for yoga and reflective hikes, and rafting here is an absolute must. Rishikesh, a most tranquil place in northern Uttar Pradesh, surrounded by hills and bisected by the wide and sluggish Ganges, is often claimed as the `Yoga Capital of the World'. Back in the 1960s Rishikesh gained instant fame as the site where The Beatles came to stay with their guru, the Maharishi Mahesh Yogi. It is an excellent place to meditate and study yoga. Rishikesh is also a good starting Laxman Jhula point for treks to Himalayan pilgrimage centres such as Badrinath, Kedarnath , Gangotri, Yamnotri.It is rightly called the gateway to the Himalayan Shrines of Badrinath, Kedarnath, Gangotri and Yamunotri. 7 Story Temple Situated 24 km upstream from Haridwar, at the confluence of the Chandrabhaga and Ganga. Rishikesh has long been a spiritual centre. Legend has it that the sage Raibhya Rishi did severe penance here and as a reward, God appeared to him in the form of Hrishikesh, hence the name. Rishikesh has numerous ashrams, some of which are internationally recognized as centers of philosophical studies, yoga and meditation. An international yoga week is organized here every year by U.P. Tourism between 2nd and 7th of February. For the adventurous, there are opportunities for white water rafting on the Ganga. The climate here is continental type but its location in the foot hills gives it a pleasant weather throughout the year. One can visit Rishikesh any time of the year.

Jolly Grant Airport, Dehradun: This airport is situated about 15 kms from Rishikesh and serves major interstate flights. Though Jolly grant airport is known as Dehradun airport but it is located almost equidistant from Dehradun, Haridwar and Rishikesh.

The nearest railhead is in Haridwar

Rishikesh is connected by road with all important Indian cities like Delhi, Chandigarh, and Dehradun. Rishikesh is situated on National Highway 58 which connects Badrinath. Rishikesh is well connected by motorable roads with major destinations of Uttarakhand and northern states of India.

  • Dehradun to Singthali 44 Km
  • Rishikesh to Singthali
  • Haridwar to Rishikesh 18 km
  • Chandigarh to Rishikesh 210 km
  • Delhi to Rishikesh 228 km
  • Shimla Manali to Rishikesh 324 km
  • Bangalore to Rishikesh 2332 km

Rishikesh is connected by road with all important Indian cities like Delhi, Chandigarh, and Dehradun. Rishikesh is situated on National Highway 58 which connects Badrinath. Rishikesh is well connected by motorable roads with major destinations of Uttarakhand and northern states of India.

  • Dehradun to Singthali 44 Km
  • Rishikesh to Singthali
  • Haridwar to Rishikesh 18 km
  • Chandigarh to Rishikesh 210 km
  • Delhi to Rishikesh 228 km
  • Shimla Manali to Rishikesh 324 km
  • Bangalore to Rishikesh 2332 km