Situated in the backdrop of Himalayas with pristine Ganga flowing through it, the ancient town of Rishikesh is one of the most visited tourist place and a pilgrimage hub in Northern India, where people come and attain peace. Rishikesh is commonly referred to as the ‘Yoga Capital of World’. This place is always full with visitors, who come here to learn yoga and meditation. Mainly today’s youngsters come and enjoy the adventure activities like Rafting, Camping, Bungee Jumping, and many more adventurous things. Tourism in Rishikesh is mainly due to the holy river Ganga due to their belief and faith. Nowadays Rishikesh tourism is attracting tourists through river rafting activities.


Rishikesh Tourism is not only due to locals, it is mainly due to the outsiders within the country or from outside the country. Foreigners can be seen in a large scale in Rishikesh as they love peace and ambiance of nature. Rishikesh is the best place for tourists who want to explore new places and activities around the nature’s beauty.



Rishikesh comes under the quarter Dehradun under the state Uttarakhand and is positioned at an elevation of 372m above ocean position. According to history, Rishikesh has always been a part of ‘ Kedarkhand ’, which at present is known as garhwal. Lord Rama is said to have served his penance for killing Ravana then. The very known Lakshman Jhula which is among the stylish places to visit in Rishikesh has mythological importance and it’s believed that Ram and Lakshman crossed the Holy River Ganga here. Which was then jute bridge.

 Rishikesh attracts people from each over the world like a attraction since decades retaining to its religious and scenic attributes. Also, one of the most sought- after destinations for adventure campaigners, this locale is nestled amidst the foothills of Himalayas. Rishikesh is indeed place for perfect leaves, and is also a popular name amongst health fanatics as it’s believed to be the ‘ Yoga Capital ’ of the world.

 Rishikesh is also a city of unique cafes, which serve original and transnational cookeries and are substantially packed with excursionists. Curiously, in the last couple of times, Rishikesh has come veritably popular for its vibrant fests of different carnivals which are substantially organized by private hospices and Resorts.

Places To Visit In Rishikesh

Rishikesh is a hub for the tourists who love to explore and who believe in religious mythology of this place, here you will enjoy being surrounded by nature and the river flowing around you, and you will absolutely try to explore each and every unheard and unseen place of Rishikesh.

There are many places to visit in rishikesh, which people should come and tour once to see the creation of nature and to visit new places.


Treveni Ghat

Triveni Ghat is a ghat positioned in Rishikesh, Uttarakhand. It’s notorious and is the biggest ghat in Rishikesh, at the bank of swash Ganaga. Triveni ghat is substantially notorious for the Ganga arti which is performed at the night, you can perform and join this arti by reaching the Ganga Seva Samiti by paying a minimum figure. Triveni word comes from joining of two words Tri (Three) and Veni (convergence), which means convergence of three. It is must visit ghat of Rishikesh known for its auspicious and spiritual aroma.

Laxman Jhula

Lakshman Jhula is a bridge over the holy river Ganga at Rishikesh. A famous place in Rishikesh Lakshman Jhula is 450 feet length connecting Pauri District and Tehri District. Lakshman jhula also offers a beautiful view of Rishikesh city and the numbers of temples

Ram Jhula

Ram Jhula is a famous landmark in Rishikesh city. It is a bridge built over holy river Ganga. Ram Jhula has the length of 450 feet connecting shivanand ashram with swargashram. Markets are located on both side of Ram Jhula.

Parmarth Niketan

One of the largest ashrams in Rishikesh, Parmarth Niketan is a spiritual heaven. It is situated in the lap of the soulful Himalayas, along the bank of the Ganga

Neelkanth Mahadev

Lakshman Jhula is a bridge over the holy river Ganga at Rishikesh. A famous place in Rishikesh Lakshman Jhula is 450 feet length connecting Pauri District and Tehri District. Lakshman jhula also offers a beautiful view of Rishikesh city and the numbers of temples

Beatles Asharam

Beatles Ashram also known as Chaurasi Kutiya, is an ashram close to the city of Rishikesh in the state of Uttarakhand. It is located on the Eastern bank of river ganga, in its opposite is situated the Muni Ki Reti area of Rishikesh, in the foothills of Himalayas.

Neer Waterfall

The blue Neergarh Waterfall also known as “NEER GADDU” are located about 5 & 7 km from Lakshman jhula on Rishikesh Badrinath highway. During summers many tourists visit Neergarh to bath in the cool water of the stream flowing through the waterfall.

Janki Setu

Janki Setu has been launched by Uttarakhand Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat. This bridge has given Rishikesh a lot. It connects the boundaries of Tehri and Pauri Districts. This bridge is built over holy river Ganga. Janki Setu bridge is a first three lane bridge in Uttarakhand. This is a tourist favourite place and a centre of attraction for the visitors.

rajaji nationaal park
Rajaji National Park

Rajaji National Park is one of the top national parks in the country near rishikesh. It is famous for Elephants along with tigers, dear,sambhar and other wild animals. You can book a day safari and enjoy you time among the animals of this jungle.


history of rishikesh

History of Rishikesh is truly Spiritual if we begin to know about it, It’s believed that when Raibhya Rishi assumed rigorous penance, God appeared in the form of ‘ Hrishikesh ’ and hereafter this region came to be known as Rishikesh.

  It’s the starting point for the Hindu Char Dham passage, including Yamunotri, Gangotri, Kedarnath, and Badrinath, to seek spiritual deliverance.

 Rishikesh is an ideal destination not only for pilgrims but also for those who want to claw deeper into spiritually, yoga and other aspects of ancient  practices. Sacred conduits and mountains make a perfect stage for yoga and reflective hikes. Rishikesh is also called the ‘Yoga capital of the World ’, for the audacious ,  Rishikesh is the place for starting their tripping peregrinations and junkets towards the Himalayan peaks.



Rishikesh is at 30.103368 degree N778.294754 degree E. It has an average elevation of 340mtrs (120ft.). The city is located in the Tehri Garhwal region of the northern indian state of Uttarakhand.

  After flowing 249 km (155.343 mi) through narrow himalayan denes the Ganges emerges at Rishikesh before debounching onto the Gangetic Plain at the passage city of Haridwar.

The Tehri Dam is just 80 km uphill on the way to Gangotri, Rishikesh is the starting point for travelling to the four dham passage places Badrinath, Kedarnath, Gangotri, Yamunotri.




People of Rishikesh are highly religious and conservative. Most of their day is spent in performing various rituals relating to their religion. They do not have any lust toward materialistic possessions and love leading a simple life. Hinduism is the major religion in the region. People of other religion like Muslim, Sikhs, and Christians also reside in this area.


Rishikesh, being a holy pilgrimage place, celebrates all major Hindu festivals with great energy, along with Hindu festivals people are mostly Garhwali over there so they also celebrate every pahadi festival with more enthusiasm. Along with National festivals Rishikesh is a spot for some Grand International festivals.







Hotels and cafes serve mostly all the North Indian food which is popular like dal roti, paneer, parantha, kofta, and many more. But local people of Rishikesh are still connected to their  roots they love and cook pahadi food like kaplu bhat, chaunsu, fannu, kode ki roti, etc. Being a holy and religious place non-veg and alcohol are strictly prohibited. For satisfying needs of foreign tourists many cafes and hotels are available who provide International cuisines.