If you want to escape the hustle and bustle of the city then take the weekend trip from Delhi to Rishikesh should be on top of your list. This spiritual city would give you immense pleasure and peace of mind.
Distance from Delhi: 242.2 KM
Modes of Transport
Bus: Take a bus from Delhi’s Kashmiri Gate ISBT to Rishikesh. Buses from here leave in two batches i.e. in the morning and one in the evening. The prices for the buses vary on the basis of regular, deluxe and luxurious buses.
Train: There are various trains which depart from Delhi to Haridwar. From there take a local bus to Rishikesh which is 25 KM away. You can also opt for a taxi from Haridwar to Rishikesh.
By Air: The nearest is in Dehradun. Take a flight from Delhi airport till Jolly Grant airport in Dehradun. From there take a local bus ride or box a taxi to reach Rishikesh which only 35 KM away.
Places to stay
There are many places in Rishikesh to stay. Some of them are Kunwar residency, Dewa Retreat, Ganga Kinare, Green hills cottage. The prices vary according to the place and the service provided starting from Rs 1000.
Places to eat
The most famous place to eat in Rishikesh is Chotiwala Restaurant. Enjoy the various dishes here of the region. Other than that is Ganga beach restaurant, Ayurpak, Beatles Café. Enjoy various cuisines here and fall in love with the food served.
Places to visit
One of the famous things to see in Rishikesh is Laxman Jhula. It is a bridge which is situated on River Ganga. Besides this, one could see Ram Jhula, Omkarananda Ashram, Hanuman Mandir, Parmarth Niketan, Sivanda Ashram, Triveni ghat among other places. Don’t forget to see the various temples in Rishikesh to get into the tranquility of these temples and the place. Also, enjoy a bonfire near the River for an unforgettable experience.
Rishikesh is famous for its white water rafting all across the country. If you are in this pilgrimage place and are an adventure freak then you should definitely try this here. Other than water rafting one could also look for Bungee jumping, paragliding, cliff jumping, zip lining. This place is totally perfect for all the adventure lovers.
Shopping in Rishikesh is a delight. You can take back many super awesome souvenirs for your loved ones. There are many herbal medicines available for various remedies. Other than these things there are local markets which are full of a variety of apparels.
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