Rishikesh, India

About Rishikesh

Rishikesh is known as the "Yoga Capital of the World." This serene Indian town offers spiritual retreats, meditation centers, and yoga ashrams like Parmarth Niketan along the sacred Ganges River. Adventure seekers can enjoy white-water rafting in the rapids of the Ganges, bungee jumping at Jumpin Heights, and trekking to the stunning Neer Garh Waterfall.

Community ratings

Cost

Well-known

Nature

Romantic

Nightlife

Rishikesh highlights

Average temperature in June

39 °C / 102 °F

High season months

March, April, May, October

Local currency

Indian rupee (INR)

Local language

Hindi, Sanskrit, Garhwali, English

Closest Airports

  • Dehradun Jolly Grant Airport (IN) - 14.4 km (8.9 mi)

Fun fact

The Beatles visited Rishikesh in 1968, popularising transcendental meditation.

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