What to Know Before You Visit Rishikesh, India

A small settlement in the northern state of Uttarakhand, the religious sacred town that found in the foothills of the Himalayas, the town which known as the World Capital of Yoga, encompassed by three areas, Rishikesh is the Door to the Himalayas where the most popular "The Char Dham Yatra" was preferably starts from Rishikesh. In the late 60s, after the Beatles shook up at the ashram of the Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, Rishikesh has been a magnet for profound seekers where innumerable number of masses searching for ashrams and different varieties of yoga and contemplation classes on the quick flowing Ganges covered by forested hills of Rishikesh. In fact;Rishikesh is a Gateway to the 8th Wonder of the World, the World Heritage site Valley of Flowers National Park & Char Dham Yatra.

Know Before You Visit Rishikesh


When to Visit
As Rishikesh is found at the Himalayan foothills, it gives a cool break during the hotter months. In this way, the best time to visit is in the middle of March and April and September to October. May begins to get truly hot where July is well-known a rainstorm time means gets overwhelming rainfalls. Winters, from November until February are icy yet pleasant.

What to Accomplish
Rishikesh is a delightful spot to meander around and discover by walking. Cross the two suspension bridges and get the most dynamite perspectives of the town and river. Wander down to the Ghats fronting the stream and unwind. Boat visit in river Ram Jhula, visit Parmarth Niketan ashram, come across the Ganga Arati (venerate with flame) and attempt the phenomenal trekking and rafting as the place is well known getaways for rafting.
Rishikesh rafting and camping packages are classified into different types; 1 Night 2 Days Tour Packages, 2 Night 3 Days Tour Packages and 3 Night 4 Days Tour Packages. The river rafting range are Brahmaputra to Rishikesh 12 Kms, Shivpuri to Rishikesh 16 Kms, Marine Drive to Rishikesh 24 Kms

Yoga
Rishikesh is one of the most accepted destinations for yoga in India. The small town Rishikesh enclosed innumerable number of ashrams that performs different types of yoga and meditation. Among all, Parmarth Niketan on the banks of the holy Ganges river, Sivananda Ashram on the way to Badrinath, Omkarananda Ganga Sadan at the Muni-ki-Reti, Sadhana Mandir & Swami Rama Sadhaka Grama Ashram on the banks of the holy Ganges River, Shree Mahesh Heritage Meditation School are the top places for Yoga.

Festivals
In March, International Yoga Festival held in Rishikesh each year where the festival is known as one of the biggest annual yoga gatherings in the world attend by India's leading spiritual leaders. There are likewise veggie lover cooking classes and the Yoga Aid Challenge charity fundraiser.

Hotels
During non-peak times, discounts are normally conceivable. Rishikesh is a residential area subsequently, simple to get lodgings for all Budgets. Among the famous hotels on Rishikesh Hotel Leisure Palace, Ganga Beach Resort and Raj Resort at Laxman Jhula in Tapovan Rishikesh, Shivanta Residency, Shivansh Inn and Akash Continental in Badrinath Road, Gayatri Resort in Muni-ki-Reti, Hotel the Amaris in Dehradun Road are famous.

Atali, Bull's Retreat, Tree of Life Himalayan Hideaway Lodge, Hotel Ganesha Inn are among the tourist famous hotels. On the other side; 2 stars hotels like Green House cottage, Divine Ganga Cottage, Mount Mama cottage, Bhandari cottage, New Bhandari Swiss cottage, Riverside Boutique Hotel; Ganga Kinare, A Himalayan Boutique Hotel; Dewa Retreat and many more are considered to be the most famous hotels.

Journey Tips
Known as the holy town, Rishikesh is more into vegetarian however; one will be able to feast on delicious Ayurvedic and health food. An enormously popular "Chotiwala Restaurant" serves a portion of the best Indian nourishment. Rishikesh is an incredible spot to shop for religious things, books, garments, and handicrafts.
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1: Nice article.
Posted by: Ahens - 02 Dec, 2014
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