Places to See in Rishikesh

Following is the list tourist places in Rishikesh. These are some of the popular tourist spots in Rishikesh.

There are 33 tourist spots in Rishikesh where travellers can spent their leisure time. Here you will find list of all the Rishikesh sightseeing options which you must visit and plan your itinerary accordingly. Explore the hidden gems of Rishikesh through this well-researched list, learn about the most happening places, things to do, famous picnic spots for a memorable vacation in Rishikesh.

Byasi

Byasi

Byasi is small village in Uttarakhand located at the banks of holy river Ganga. At a distance of about 30 km from Rishikesh, Byasi is known for adventurous water sport of river rafting and camping. Byasi has favourable demography and consistent flow of river Ganga which helps in smooth and easy river rafting....
Kaudiyala

Kaudiyala

Kaudiyala is a small village located at 40 kms from Rishikesh on Badrinath road. Scenically located on the banks of holy river Ganga, Kaudiyala is famous for white river rafting and a beautiful camping site. Highly adventure expedition lovers from far away places visit Kaudiyala to enjoy the thrill of most ch...
Neelkanth Mahadev Temple

Neelkanth Mahadev Temple

Neelkanth Mahadev Temple is a sacred and famous temple located at 32 km from Rishikesh. Scenically situated on a hill at a height of 1330 mtrs, Neelkanth Mahadev Temple is a one of the most popular temples of Lord Shiva. A famous pilgrimage near Rishikesh, the temple lies above Swargashram adjacent to Nar Nar...
Lakshman Jhula

Lakshman Jhula

Lakshman Jhula is an iron suspension bridge over the holy river Ganga at Rishikesh. A famous landmark place in Rishikesh, Lakshman Jhula is 450 feet length connecting Pauri district with Tehri district. Lakshman Jhula also offers a panoramic view of river Ganga and Rishikesh city having number of temples. La...
Ram Jhula

Ram Jhula

Ram Jhula is a famous landmark place in Rishikesh city. It is an iron suspension bridge over holy river Ganga. Ram Jhula has the length of 450 feet connecting Shivananda Ashram with Swargashram. Ram Jhula also offers a panoramic view of river Ganga and Rishikesh city having number of temples. Ram Jhula Attra...
Muni ki Reti

Muni ki Reti

Muni Ki Reti is a small town located closed to pilgrimage city Rishikesh. Literally 'Sands of the Sages', Muni Ki Reti is the home of several temples, asharams and Yoga centers, meditation and Ayurveda. On the banks of river Ganga, Muni ki Reti is considered the place where Sages (Muni) used to medita...
Triveni Ghat

Triveni Ghat

Triveni Ghat is a sacred ghat in Rishikesh famous place where pilgrims takes bath. Triveni words comes from join of two words Tri (three) and Veni (confluence) meaning confluence of three. Triveni Ghat is located at confluence of three religious rivers Ganga, Yamuna and Saraswati. Aprat from holy bath, pilgri...
Bharat Mandir

Bharat Mandir

Bharat Mandir is an ancient temple of Lord Hrishikesh Narayan located at heart of the Rishikesh city in Uttarakhand. This temple is believed to be very old and most sacred temple in the city. A great Hindu saint Jagadguru Adi Shankaracharya reinstalled the idol of presiding deity on Basant Panchmi in the temp...
Rishikund

Rishikund

Rishikund is a holy pond located near Raghunath temple in Rishikesh. This ancient pond is believed to be built by Kubz saint and blessed by Goddess Yamuna by filling the pond with her sacred water. One more interesting thing about this sacred pond is that it always reflects the image of Raghunath Temple, dedi...
Geeta Bhawan

Geeta Bhawan

Geeta Bhawan is a large complex located at the banks of holy river Ganaga in Swargashram, Rishikesh. Huge complex of Geeta Bhawan has several discourse halls and over 1000 rooms for the comfortable stay of devotees free of cost. Geeta Bhawan is a major place for devotees from far away places as they get free ...
Tera Manzil Temple

Tera Manzil Temple

Tera Manzil Temple is a famous tourist spot and holy multi-storey temple located on the banks of river Ganga in Rishikesh. Also called up as Trimbakeshwar Temple in Rishikesh, this holy shrine has 13 storeys and each storey has several idols of Hindu Gods and Goddesses. Temple doesn't have any single deit...
Lakshman Temple

Lakshman Temple

Lakshman Temple is a popular ancient temple located on the banks of river Ganga in Rishikesh. Famous for the ancient sculptures and painting on the walls of the temple, Lakshman Temple is believed to be the same place where Lord Lakshman, younger brother of Lord Ram had meditated on this place to seek spiritu...
Vashistha Cave

Vashistha Cave

Vashistha Cave or Vashistha Gufa is an ancient cave where great Sage Vashistha meditated. As per Hindu mythology, Sage Vashistha was a manas putra (human son) of Lord Brahma and one of the seven great sages (Saptarishi). Located at 25 km from Rishikesh in Badrinath road, Vashistha Cave is popular among visit...
Kunjapuri Devi Temple

Kunjapuri Devi Temple

Kunjapuri Devi Temple is sacred temple of immense importance in Hindu religion. Located at an height of 1676 mtrs on a hill, Kunjapuri Devi Temple is one of the 52 Shaktipeeth in Uttarakhand. Here at Kunjapuri Devi Temple, the chest of burned Sati had fallen. Kunjapuri Devi Temple also offers panoramic views ...
Parmarth Niketan

Parmarth Niketan

It is one of the top yoga centers in India and the biggest ashram in the area which is situated on the banks of the holy Ganges River. It has now blossomed over 70 years of its existence into the largest ashram in Rishikesh. It was founded in 1942 by Swami Shukdevanand Saraswati. This ashram is open for a...
Sivananda Ashram

Sivananda Ashram

The Sivananda ashram is located 3 kilometers from Rishikesh, on the way to Badrinath near Ram Jhula. It was founded by Swami Sivananda in 1936. This ashram comes under India's top most yoga center which is run by the Divine Life Society. The ashram has a great book shop which you must browse if you are a ...
Omkarananda Ashram

Omkarananda Ashram

The Omkarananda Ashram at Muni ki Reti is on the banks of the Ganges River. Iyengar yoga is the specialty of this ashram. Saint Paramahansa Omkaranand Saraswati establishes it in 1967 at Rishikesh. There is several numbers of charitable trusts running under the guidance of Omkaranand Ashram. This ashram is pe...
Swargashram

Swargashram

The ashram was built in the memory of Swami Vishudhanand, the saint better known as Kali Kamli Wala (the saint with a black blanket). It is very popular among foreign tourists mainly because of the ethnic touch.  It is located at Gangapar, Ram Jhula. There are lots of ashrams, and temples inside the Swar...
Jumpin Heights

Jumpin Heights

Jumpin Heights is a completly adventure lover place located in Mohan Chatti near Rishikesh. Famous site among fun and adventure enthusiasts, Jumpin Heights has a fixed platform for Bungee of 83 mtrs over the river Hall, a tributary of river Ganga. Operated by a highly experienced team from New Zealand, Jumpin...
Anand Prakash Ashram

Anand Prakash Ashram

It was founded in 2007 by husband and wife team Chetana Panwar (a Canadian woman) and Yogirishi Vishvketu (who's studied Hatha and Raja yoga and the Vedic healing arts, in northern India since childhood). It's located in the Tapovan area. Ananda Ashram is a place which lies in the centre of Rishikesh....
Andhra Ashram

Andhra Ashram

Andhra ashram is renowned ashram of Rishikesh, run by a group of South Indian people. Many festivals of south India are celebrated here. Sri Venkateswaravari Temple (Lord Balaji) & Sri Chandramouleshwara Temple are the temples which is situated in ashram. It was founded by Sri Sachchidananda Saraswathy in...
Himalayan Yog Ashram

Himalayan Yog Ashram

Himalayan Yog Ashram, Rishikesh is famous for great food, beautiful environment, and welcoming hosts. It is located in Village Tapovan, Near Water Tank. The ashram is guided by Yogai Ran and inititated by his guru Swami Hanuman Giri. Daily activities at Himalayan Yog Ashram The daily ashram program includes...
Madhuban Ashram

Madhuban Ashram

This ashram is devoted to Lord Krishna. You can enjoy morning and evening aarti of krishanji. They also have their own restaurant in ashram. It is famous for its good hospitality. Tourist also loves its location which is at Kailash Gate, Muni Ki Reti in Rishikesh City. Sri Bhaktiyog Maharaj runs the ashram. M...
Nirmal Ashram

Nirmal Ashram

Nirmal Ashram is a charitable institution which is founded by Mahant Buddha Singh Ji Maharj in 1903 at Mayakund area of Rishikesh. Ashram runs two schools, Nirmal Deepmala Pagarani Public School and Nirmal Ashram Gyan Daan Academy. Hospital was started at 1990 in Rishikesh. Free medical camps are also organiz...
Phool Chatti Ashram

Phool Chatti Ashram

It is surrounded by mountains and garden that’s why the name of this place is Phool chatti which means “land of flowers”. People come to this ashram for yoga, meditation and internal peace. Sadhu, Sri Devi Dayal ji Maharaj, is the founder of Phool Chatti Ashram establishes the ashram at Nee...
Osho Ganga Dham Ashram

Osho Ganga Dham Ashram

The Osho Ganga Dham ashram is situated on the Ganges River at Brahampuri, on Badrinath Road. It is founded by Osho for mental peace and tranquility of the people. Ashram is surrounded by the Shivalik hills of the Himalayas on three sides, which feels you close to the nature. Activities in Osho Ganga Dham Ash...
Ganga Aarti

Ganga Aarti

Ganga Aarti at Parmarth Niketan Ganga aarti is a pleasant ritual of worshipping the Ganga. Lots of people visit the Ganga aarti everyday at 06:00 pm – 07:00 pm (Daily). It is beautiful to see so many diyas floating in the Ganges. In Rishikesh, at evening you can find many priest offering aarti to Gang...
Sadhaka Grama Ashram

Sadhaka Grama Ashram

It was founded in 1966 by Swami Rama, author of Living with the Himalayan Masters, and wrote many renowned spiritual books. There is a daily schedule of activities, as well as personalized instruction and individualized spiritual retreats. Ashram surrounded by beautiful flowering gardens, mango trees and a lo...
Swami Dayananda Ashram

Swami Dayananda Ashram

It is located in attractive surroundings around 10 minutes walk from the Ram Jhula area. Ashram was established during the 1960s by Swami Dayananda Saraswati. Vedic chanting is taught during the yoga and meditation courses. The ashram has more than 150 rooms with attached bathrooms. Ashram Room Service and F...
Vanprastha Ashram

Vanprastha Ashram

Baba Kali Kamli Wale is the founder of Vanprastha Ashram. It is located at Sawarg Ashram, Rishikesh. The Ashram has a big garden where you can see varieties of flowers. Garden is big and has an offering picturesque view. Ashrams location is the best which is situated near River Ganga. Room Facilities and Ser...
Raghunath Temple

Raghunath Temple

Ragunath Temple is the most important place for religious ceremonies in Rishikesh. It is one of the most important places for religious ceremonies in Rishikesh. This temple dedicated to Lord Rama and his Wife Sita. The dusk Aarti on the Triveni Ghat is most impressive. For its devotional significant many dev...
Virbhadra Temple

Virbhadra Temple

It is dedicated to Lord Shiva, located at Virbhadra Town near Rishikesh in Uttarakhand. Shiva is a fierce form is worshipped in the temple. This temple is 1300 year old temple, where Virbhadra, an appearance of Lord Shiva is worshiped here. Night long jagran and special poojas are held on the occasion of Shiv...
Rishikesh Railway Station

Rishikesh Railway Station

About Rishikesh Railway Station Rishikesh Railway Station (Station Code: RKSH) or Rishikesh Junction is a small railway station which connects through a branch line from Haridwar Railway Station. There are the few trains operates from Rishikesh Railway station. It operates under the Moradabad division of the...

Activities in Rishikesh

  • White Water Rafting: Rishikesh is very popular for its rafting on the River Ganga (Ganges). Season: September-November and March-April-May are ideal for rafting.
  • Camping, Rappelling, Rock climbing, Cliff Jumping, Kayaking, Trekking
  • Bungee Jumping: You can try bungee jump at Jumpin Heights in Rishikesh. It is located 15 km ahead of Rishikesh on Rishikesh-Neelkanth road. It is a unique experience in India, a jump from 83 mtrs just above a natural river and have the time of your life.
  • Waterfall Trekking in Rishikesh: Visit some of the hidden waterfalls in Rishikesh with a small trek with your family and friends. Some of the waterfalls are: Neergarh Waterfall, Garudchatti Waterfall, Patna Falls and Phool chatti waterfalls.

Some of popular yoga centres in Rishikesh are:

  • Himalayan Yoga Gurukul: (Bhuwan Chandra Yoga & Music School), Next door Swargashram Police Post, Ram Jhula
  • Rishikesh Yog Peeth: (Registered Yoga School & Ayurveda Center), Krishna Cottage, Swargashram, Ram Jhula (near Chotiwala Restaurant)
  • Tattvaa Yoga Shala Rishikesh: Rishikesh Swargashram Ramjhula (on tha way to Parmarthniketan near boat stand)
  • Ved Niketan Ashram: located near Swatgashram, Ram Jhula. It has Yoga Iyengar general class and 15 days intensive Master One courses by Iyengar yoga certified teacher Yogi Prakash Dabhekar.
  • Instituion for Higher Meditative Consciousness: Certified Yoga and Meditation classes and Vedic teaching by IHMC. 
  • Braham Yoga Rishikesh: Managed by Aham Brahamasmi Yog Mandir Trust ( Central Govt. Of India) Aham Brahamasmi Yog Mandir Trust (ABYMT) is a trust in Rishikesh dedicated to promote Yoga & health awareness for General Public.

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