Are you planning your vacations in Rishikesh? Then go with your plan.
This city offers you the best! The charm of the place makes it a wonderful destination to relax and unwind with nature. The sacred river Ganga and the majestic Garhwal Himalayas set this place perfect for yoga & meditation practice, white water river rafting, hiking & trekking and sightseeing.
How to Reach Rishikesh
Rishikesh lures many national as well as international tourists round the year; it is among the top tourist hotspot in the country. This small town of Rishikesh is connected by air, rail and road to almost all the major cities in the vicinity. If you are from outside India, then the best way to reach Rishikesh is through New Delhi as you can get a lot of transportation facilities from there.
Here is the complete detail to reach Rishikesh:-
• By Air
Dehradun Airport (Jolly Grant Airport) in Dehradun is the nearest airport from Rishikesh, which is around 20 Kms from the main city. On the daily basis, the airport handles many flights from Delhi on a daily basis. From Dehradun Airport (Jolly Grant Airport), one can take a cab, bus or taxi to reach the main town of Rishikesh.
Some of the daily flights from Delhi to Dehradun:
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Jet Airways 824 All week
03:05 PM – 03:50 PM Spice-Jet 2325 All week
06:10 PM – 07:10 PM Alliance Air 9809 All week except Thursday & Sunday
• By Train
Not many trains are operated from the Railway Station of Rishikesh so it is advisable to take trains to Haridwar, which is at a distance of about 20 Kms from Rishikesh.
Direct trains from many major Indian cities (including, Delhi, Jaipur, Ahmedabad, Amritsar, Kolkata, Varanasi and so on) are connected with Haridwar Railway Station.
Also, there are 3 trains from Haridwar to Rishikesh. One can also go with the option of cab or bus to reach Rishikesh from Haridwar.
• By Road
The city of Rishikesh is well-connected to almost all the national highways and major roads. Regular bus is available from Delhi to Rishikesh which will take the time of 5-6 hours.
Best Time to Visit
Well! There is not any particular time to visit Rishikesh but if you want to try Rishikesh River Rafting, then the months of September to December and January to July are best to enjoy this adrenaline sports.
Otherwise, the months between February to April and September to October are best to visit Rishikesh as the weather is moderate at this time.
[Get More information]
Where to Stay
One can get a variety of options to stay in Rishikesh during their pleasant holidays and that too in pocket-friendly prices. From Luxurious Hotels to sacred Ashrams, From Beach Camps to Deluxe Cottages and more; one can spend their holidays in Rishikesh by staying in a hygienic and comfy accommodation of his/her choice.