Also known as the "Yoga Capital of the World" - Rishikesh is located on the foothills of the Himalayas near the banks of the river Ganga in North India. It is known as one of the holiest places for Hindus. Rishikesh is equally popular for pilgrimage, Yoga and Adventure Sports.
Best Time to Visit
The best time to visit Rishikesh for River Rafting is from late September - October to mid November, and then the best time to visit Rishikesh is from early March - April to first week of May.
Types of car suited
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Important Places to Visit
Laxman Jhula - Lakshman Jhula is a suspension bridge in Rishikesh According to Hinduism, this bridge is built in the same place, where Lakshmana once crossed the river Ganges on a jute rope thus making it a tourist attraction.
The Beatles Ashram - The iconic rock band Beatles travelled to Rishikesh in February 1968 to attend a session of transcendental meditation at the Ashram of Maharishi Mahesh Yogi. This visit has changed the world's outlook of Indian spirituality. It is considered that the Beatles wrote many songs here that gained huge commercial success after the spiritual trip to Rishikesh.
Shivpuri - The town of Shivpuri is 19 km from Rishikesh, situated on the banks of the river Ganges. Shivpuri is a must visit for its water adventure sports-especially river rafting and trekking. A visit here is highly recommended to explore the mighty river Ganga at its most beautiful form.
Swarg Ashram - The spiritual people who seeks solitude, Swarg Ashram is the perfect place. It is one of the oldest Yoga ashrams in India, built in the memory of Saint Swami Vishudhanand. The Swarg Ashram covers the whole area between the Ram and the Laxman Jhula.