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About Rishikesh

Rishikesh is a city located in the north of India on the delta where the Ganges River and Chandrabhaga River ogle at each other. The city got famous in the world as the Yoga Capital of the world. Every year many visitors from all over the world come here for training, practice, meditation or reclusion. In Rishikesh, the International Yoga Festival is held every March for a week.

Rishikesh is accepted as a sacred place because it is one of the Char Dham (Four Abodes) Temples of India. Its location on the bank of the sacred Ganges River is another feature that makes this city very important. On the other hand, Rishikesh is a place where many activities such as water skiing, rafting, canoe racing, bungee jumping, nature walk and camping are also made.

Production, service and sale of non-vegetarian food in Rishikesh are prohibited. In this region, papaya fruit is especially delicious. You should absolutely try the masala chai, which is brewed with milk and spices.

Rishikesh is under the influence of the humid subtropical climate. July, August and September are hot and rainy. In April, May and June, there is rarely rain, but the temperature is very high. The months between October and March are the best times to visit Rishikesh.

Transportation within the city is mainly provided by tuk-tuk. Bus and tax are not preferred because of traffic. Dehradun Jollygrant Airport is located 25 km of the city center.

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