Rishikesh

Rishikesh

At a Glance
Population
35,513
Area
11.5 km²
Geo Location
north-east
Average Climate
20 °C to 35 °C
Best time to visit
September - October to mid November

Rishikesh is known across the globe as ‘Yoga Capital of the World’. Rishikesh offers plenty of opportunity to pacify the quest of adventure, yoga, meditation and ‘asanas’. Rishikesh is one of the famous religious destinations of India, but the reason behind Rishikesh being considered so auspicious may be the nearness of many awesome temples and pilgrimage centers. But, it is also a powerhouse for thrill seekers. Adventure lovers find this place perfect for extreme sporting adventures. Found in the foothills of Himalayas, Rishikesh is honored to have the presence of Lord Vishnu 'master of all senses' and the Ganges waterway also. The river Ganga is the reason for much of the river based thrilling activities here. The thundering waves of river Ganga are the reasons for adventurers love coming here.

Rishikesh finds sumptuous mention in mythology and history. Rishikesh drives its name from Lord Vishnu. It is made out of Hrsika signifying ‘senses' and isa signifying ‘lord', therefore ‘lord of the Senses'. It was the Sage Raibhya who was the devotee of Lord Vishnu and the apparition of Lord Vishnu, Hrishikesha here. According to the ancient text, 'Skanda Puran' Vishnu appeared beneath a mango tree. Another legend says that furious fire broke around here. Lord of Lords, Shiva was furious with Lord Agni and reviled him. At that point, Lord Agni implored here for the appeasement of his transgressions. Consequently, it is otherwise called 'Agni Tīrtha', the heavenly place to do retribution of Lord Agni or Fire God.

Lord Rama did reparation here for killing Ravana. Rishikesh is considered the part of 'Kedarkhand'. Legends express that Lord Rama did reparation here for killing Ravana, the asura ruler of Lanka. Lakshmana, a brother of Rama, crossed the Ganges, at a point, where the 'Lakshman Jhula' stands today, utilizing a jute rope bridge. The 'Kedarkhand' of Skanda Purana, likewise specifies the presence of Indrakund at this very point. The jute-rope bridge was supplanted by press rope suspension bridge in 1889. Ram Jhula, another suspension bridge was constructed in 1986. Here the stream leaves the Shivalik Hills in the Himalayas and mingle into the fields of northern India. A few temples antiquated and new, are along the banks of the Ganges in Rishikesh. Shatrughna Mandir, Bharat Mandir, Lakshman Mandir are the antiquated temples built up by Adi Shankaracharya. Shatrughna Temple is close to Ram Jhula and Lakshman Mandir is close to Lakshman Jhula.

Top Things To Do In Rishikesh: The brilliant environment of this city has some sort of magic in it and offers a wide variety of exciting outdoor activities. You can do following adventurous activities here….

White Water Rafting: White water rafting stands out amongst the most popular and loved recreational activities in Rishikesh. It incorporates the navigation through sturdy waves of the Ganges. The trajectory of white water rafting commences exploring from Brahmpuri to Rishikesh as its last goal. This opens you to the various difficulty of moving through intense tides and diverse grades of water strength. The level of water rafting ranges from easy to risky: subject to the capacity of the rafter. White water rafting in Rishikesh is typically done in the September - November period and March-April - May period. But, for the adventurers, there is no fixed time and you can even enjoy it in winter also.

Camping: Apart from thrill and recreations, Rishikesh likewise offers a peaceful home for campers. Since its revitalizing and unwinding activity, it requires a considerable measure of natural amenities, and Rishikesh gives everything. The camp grounds in Rishikesh are stunning with the most unvisited quiet condition that gives fulfillment to nature. Camping along the Ganges, for example, gives opportunity of swimming and enjoying the natural habitat in the most unwinding way.

Rappelling in Rishikesh: This is yet another amusing activity one can enjoy in the cliffs of Rishikesh's quiet environment. This game involves roping down a cliff with the help of an experienced guide. The game likewise has different levels to take an interest, extending from the beginners to the accomplished levels.

Rock Climbing: This is yet another charming activity one can enjoy in Rishikesh. This game requires a great deal of force and skills in moving the stone condition and very famous among adventure enthusiasts. The party of travelers is generally taken to a cliff, outfitted with legitimate apparatus, and, there everybody is offered the chance to climb up the cliffs.

Bungee Jumping: This is a blood hurrying action, certainly not for the cowardly, but rather for the brave and extreme daredevil of this planet. It includes tumbling from a height of around 120 to 700 feet, swinging here and there, held by a flexible rope. Bunjee Jumping is an unmistakable action for thrill seekers and those with the fearlessness to put their lives on hold.

Rishikesh Tour Packages

Amazing Uttarakhand Tour

Amazing Uttarakhand Tour

9 Nights / 10 Days
Destination : Mussoori – Haridwar – Rishikesh - Corbett – Ranikhet -Kausani –Bhimtal - Nainital

Sacred Himalayan Cities & Foothills Tour

Sacred Himalayan Cities & Foothills Tour

14 Nights / 15 Days
Destination : Delhi- Chandigarh-Amritsar- Dharamshala – Mandi- Shimla – Mussoorie – Dehradun – Rishikesh - Haridwar

North India Spiritual Tour

North India Spiritual Tour

16 Nights / 17 Days
Destination : Delhi - Ajmer - Pushkar - Jaipur - Agra - Orchha - Khajuraho - Varanasi - Haridwar - Rishikesh - Amritsar - Dharamshala

Golden Triangle with Mathura Varanasi Haridwar Rishikesh Tour

Golden Triangle with Mathura Varanasi Haridwar Rishikesh Tour

10 Nights / 11 Days
Destination : Delhi- Jaipur-Abhaneri- Fatehpur Sikri- Agra- Varanasi-Haridwar-Rishikesh

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