Adorable Himalayan mountains, majestic Ganges river and greenery areas and architectural temples which cleans your soul and many adventure activities will really adore you and give you a memorable experience!! Rishikesh must be in your bucket list if you are Wanderlust. Here I prefer the 15 best things you must do in Rishikesh.
1. Ganga Aarti at Triveni Ghat
Ganga Aarti at Triveni Ghat is a peaceful experience that will surely fill you with serenity and quiet introspection. To worship Goddess Ganga they take Aarti daily after sunset. They light up the ghat with lamps and set afloat on leaf boats. It’s truly a sight of magical spiritual experience.
You are in the Yoga capital, but you didn’t try yoga means it’s not fair!! You have to learn this ancient tradition which helps in attaining good physical and mental health. Helps you to calm. There are a lot of places in Rishikesh that offer Yoga classes. So, warm up and loosen those muscles and try it!!
Cost: INR 900 to 2000/-
The Beatles Ashram
Are you a Beatles fan? Fond of their songs?? Then you must go here. It is a beautiful attest to the grandeur of John Lennon, Paul McCartney, Ringo and George Harrison’s Beatles. It has a lot of artifacts and information, and their interactions with Maharishi Mahesh Yogi about their time in India.
4.Neer Gaddu Waterfalls
Neer Gaddu/ Neer Garh Waterfall is a stunning beauty of nature’s creation. It’s located on Rishikesh-Badrinath highway. You can take a small trek here. It is a two tier waterfall having rocks and cliffs. Cold water of this waterfall will really smoothes your mind after dipping in it.
This is 1 of the most popular things to do in Rishikesh. You will be surprised by the beauty of this natural waterfall as you take a small trek towards it.
Location: Neergarh Waterfall Rd, Rishikesh.
Timing: 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM everyday
Cost: INR 30/- per person
Parmarth Niketan Ashram
Parmarth Niketan Ashram is a heaven for spirituality. Located on the banks of holy Ganga, from every part of the world people come here to feel the sacred energy that fills your heart with peace. It’s the largest ashram here.
Location: Main Market Road, Swarg Ashram, Rishikesh.
Timing: 6:00 AM to 9:00 PM every day.
Literally, Shivpuri means home of Lord Shiva and this place is popular for the Shiva temple. You are one of the devotees of Lord Shiva,don’t not miss this locale. Here, apart from Shiva temple you can also enjoy many adventurous activities like Camping, Cliff Climbing, River Rafting and so on.
Location: 19 km away from Rishikesh
Rajaji National Park
Do you like wild animals? Then don’t miss the wonderful opportunity to have a meet with these cute and wild animals. Rajaji National Park is very famous for elephants, Sambar deer, Nilgai,Goral, monkeys, tiger, leopard and barking deer. It has about 400 species of Himalayan birds.
Best time: November to January
Cost: INR 500 to 2000/- for jeep safari.
Enjoying a soft breeze of air at night by walking on Laxmana Jhula will mesmerize you!! It takes you to feel the glimpse of love memories! Watching the massive Ganga river from Jhula will be a really adorable one. It is connected between Tapovan of Tehri Garhwal on West and Jonk of Pauri Garhwal on East.
of Pauri Garhwal on the eastern side. Its pride is here, Laxman, brother of Lord Ram crossed Ganges using a bridge.
To pump your adrenaline high, River rafting in Rishikesh will surely help you!! A mesmerizing sailing on a rubber boat with your friends in the river will be a wonderful moment.
Best time: May- October
Cost: INR 1500 to 3000/-
Shivalik Hills is known for its topography and steepness. For rock climbing lover’s, Shivalik Hills are perfect one. From various places around the world, people flock here to enjoy it.
Climbing over here will raise your confidence level!! Be careful at the same time while enjoying it!!
Best time: October to February
Cost: INR 1,000/- per person
Want to experience Griffon Vulture’s view over the clouds to see our earth? For that you must have guts. If you have it, you will surely fulfill your craving! Flying over the mesmerizing landscape with a parachute in Rishikesh will be your lifelong memorable moment. You can touch the clouds and see the wonderful view of the majestic Himalayas!!
Best time: March to September
Cost: INR 4500/- per person
At the foothills of the majestic Himalayas, Rishikesh is perfect for trekking. Gangotri, Yamunotri, Badrinath and Kedarnath are way better to experience the wonderful arduous expeditions! Sudden landslides, cold temperature, breathtaking terrains, deep scary forest will be there!!
Best time: April- September
Cost: INR 3000 to 10000/-
Freezing air around you where the heatness from a bonfire warms you, having mouth watering food in the woods with a wonderful view of skies filled with twinkling stars, pleasant music will make you feel the real paradise!! That’s Camping experience in Rishikesh!! Here you can camp in many places.
Best time: May- August
Want to enjoy a pendulum experience which swings from one end to another! Then you must try Giant Swing. Tied with rope, swings downwards and stretches from left to right. This will surely tickle your adrenaline level. Distance will be ranging from 1 – 1.5 km.
Best Season: All seasons
Cost: INR 2000 to 6000/-
Hot Air Balloon
To experience the panoramic view of breathtaking valleys and gigantic Himalayas Hot air ballooning is the correct choice. It helps you to see the aerial view of wonderful Rishikesh. You have the spirit to go to high altitude then only you will enjoy this! Simply stand on a box where a balloon lifts you to desired height, Then feel the experience and enjoy the view.
Best Season: Summer
Cost: INR 6000 to 15,000/-