Places to See in Rishikesh

Being a revered religious destination, majority of the sightseeing locations at Rishikesh have religious connotations. There are various temples and ashrams that can be visited in and around Rishikesh like Parmarth Niketan and Gita Ashram. Rajaji Tiger Reserve, situated near Rishikesh, is famous for wildlife safari. Neelkanth Mahadev temple, Kunjapuri Temple and Bharat Mandir are visited by thousands of devotees.

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.

Lakshman Jhula

Lakshman Jhula

12 kms / 39 mins
Free Entry | Exploration Time 2 hr |
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 l...
Ganga Aarti

Ganga Aarti

The holy Ganges is worshipped at various ghats in Rishikesh among which the Ganga Aarti at Parmarth Niketan and Triveni Ghat are distinctively famous....
Jumpin Heights

Jumpin Heights

21.3 kms / 1 hr
Jumpin Heights is a completly adventure lover place located in Mohan Chatti near Rishikesh. Famous site among fun and adventure enthusiasts, Jumpin He...
Neelkanth Mahadev Temple

Neelkanth Mahadev Temple

25.6 kms / 1 hr 9 mins
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, Neelka...
Ram Jhula

Ram Jhula

2.5 kms
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 co...
Triveni Ghat

Triveni Ghat

1.4 kms / 4 mins
Free Entry | Exploration Time 2 hr |
Triveni Ghat is a sacred ghat in Rishikesh famous for the Ganga Aarti. Triveni words comes from join of two words Tri (three) and Veni (confluence) me...
Parmarth Niketan

Parmarth Niketan

3 kms
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 blos...
Geeta Bhawan

Geeta Bhawan

2.8 kms
Geeta Bhawan is a large complex located at the banks of holy river Ganaga in Swargashram, Rishikesh. Huge complex of Geeta Bhawan has several discours...
Byasi

Byasi

31.2 kms / 1 hr
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 advent...
Kaudiyala

Kaudiyala

37 kms / 1 hr 9 mins
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 fam...
Muni ki Reti

Muni ki Reti

1.3 kms / 4 mins
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 ...
Bharat Mandir

Bharat Mandir

1 kms / 4 mins
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 ver...
Rishikund

Rishikund

1.6 kms / 4 mins
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 Ya...
Tera Manzil Temple

Tera Manzil Temple

11.9 kms / 30 mins
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 Trimbakes...
Lakshman Temple

Lakshman Temple

4.5 kms / 24 mins
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 wa...
Vashistha Cave

Vashistha Cave

21.2 kms / 39 mins
Vashistha Cave or Vashistha Gufa is an ancient cave where great Sage Vashistha meditated. As per Hindu mythology, Sage Vashistha was a manas putra (hu...
Kunjapuri Devi Temple

Kunjapuri Devi Temple

26.5 kms / 1 hr
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 ...
Sivananda Ashram

Sivananda Ashram

4.4 kms / 9 mins
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 a...
Omkarananda Ashram

Omkarananda Ashram

3.8 kms / 9 mins
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...
Swargashram

Swargashram

3 kms
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 popul...
Anand Prakash Ashram

Anand Prakash Ashram

4.2 kms
Paid Entry | Exploration Time 1 hr
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 V...
Andhra Ashram

Andhra Ashram

0.7 km / 4 mins
Andhra ashram is renowned ashram of Rishikesh, run by a group of South Indian people. Many festivals of south India are celebrated here. Sri Venkatesw...
Himalayan Yog Ashram

Himalayan Yog Ashram

4.5 kms / 15 mins
Paid Entry | Exploration Time
Himalayan Yog Ashram, Rishikesh is famous for great food, beautiful environment, and welcoming hosts. It is located in Village Tapovan, Near Water Tan...
Madhuban Ashram

Madhuban Ashram

1.5 kms / 4 mins
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 fam...
Nirmal Ashram

Nirmal Ashram

1.2 kms / 4 mins
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 sch...
Phool Chatti Ashram

Phool Chatti Ashram

11.7 kms / 30 mins
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 a...
Osho Ganga Dham Ashram

Osho Ganga Dham Ashram

8.9 kms / 19 mins
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...
Sadhaka Grama Ashram

Sadhaka Grama Ashram

6.4 kms / 19 mins
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 ...
Swami Dayananda Ashram

Swami Dayananda Ashram

1.6 kms / 9 mins
It is located in attractive surroundings around 10 minutes walk from the Ram Jhula area. Ashram was established during the 1960s by Swami Dayananda Sa...
Vanprastha Ashram

Vanprastha Ashram

14.8 kms / 34 mins
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 var...
Raghunath Temple

Raghunath Temple

1.6 kms / 4 mins
Ragunath Temple is the most important place for religious ceremonies in Rishikesh. It is one of the most important places for religious ceremonies in ...
Virbhadra Temple

Virbhadra Temple

6.3 kms / 15 mins
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 templ...
Rishikesh Railway Station

Rishikesh Railway Station

1.7 kms / 4 mins
About Rishikesh Railway StationRishikesh Railway Station (Station Code: RKSH) or Rishikesh Junction is a small railway station which connects through ...

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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