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Rishikesh Travel Guide

Rishikesh, popularly known as the “Yoga Capital of the World” is a town nestled in the Himalayan range of Uttarakhand. It is considered as one of the holiest places of the Hindus. Neelkanth Mahadev Temple, Lakshman Jhula, Rishikund, Ram Jhula, Vashishta Gufa, Gita Bhawan, Triveni Ghat, and Swarga Ashram are some popular places to visit.
Apart from being a pilgrimage centre, it is also a perfect destination for adventure buffs. One can opt for trekking and camping in the regions like Garhwal Himalayan Range, Kalindi Khal Trek, Kankul Khal Trek and Buwani Neergud. River rafting in the Ganges River is another water sport which tourists enjoy. There are several shops and restaurants in the town for the tourists’ entertainment. The best time to visit is in the months between March and May and for river rafting, it is from late September to mid-November.
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GETTING THERE

How to Reach Rishikesh
Rishikesh is a city in the Uttrakhand state of India that has been known for being one of the tourist hot spot in the country and is famous among the travellers from various corners of the world too. Situated in the foothills of Himalayas beside the Ganga river, this city is also renowned for being the centre of studies of yoga and meditation. Home to India's popular adventure sports like river rafting, bungee jumping and air safari, the city has been the favourite spot for visitors from the last several years. The major attractions that make it a wonderful place to be at include the Lakshman Jhula, Rajaji National Park, Ram Jhula, Triveni Ghat, Neelkanth Mhadev Temple, etc.
 
 
How to Reach Rishikesh by Air
 
The nearest airport to reach Rishikesh is the Jolly Grant airport, Dehradhun, which is around 35 kms from the city. All the major airlines regulate services to major cities and connect them to Dehradhun. There are taxis services, cabs and buses available outside the airport that can be taken to reach Rishikesh from Dehradhun.
 
How to Reach Rishikesh by Road
 
Rishikesh is well connected to all the major roads and national highways and can be easily reached from all the parts of the country.
 
How to Reach Rishikesh by Rail
 
Though there is a station in Rishikesh, but not many trains are operated from there, so it is advised to take trains to Haridwar and then travel further to Rishikesh. Haridwar is connected to major cities and can be reached easily from Rishikesh too. There are buses, cabs and private taxis available outside the station that can be used to reach Rishikesh from Haridwar.

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