Places near Rishikesh

If you are travelling to Rishikesh, we recommend you visiting the following nearby places around Rishikesh. Include these nearby places in your itinerary and make your visit to Rishikesh more memorable.

Ranichauri

Ranichauri

Ranichauri is an upcoming destination with beautiful views of Himalayas and best suitable for camping, group activities with Yoga and Meditation. What makes it popular is its close proximity from Rishikesh, Tehri and Dehradun.It is a non co...
Agarkhal

Agarkhal

Agrakhal is a small village in Tehri Garhwal District of Uttarakhand. It is situated near the state highway connecting Narendra Nagar and Ampata. New Tehri and Rishikesh are the nearest major tourist towns....
Tehri Dam

Tehri Dam

Reaching a staggering height of 260 meters, the imposing Tehri Dam is one of the tallest dams in the world and the tallest dam in India. An engineering marvel in itself, Tehri Dam not only provides more than 1,000 MW of hydroelectricity but...
Tehri Lake

Tehri Lake

Perched at an elevation of 1,700 meters, Tehri Lake is an artificial dam reservoir that came into existence during the construction of Tehri Dam when the water from the Bhagirathi River was diverted to fill the dam reservoir. Since its...
Gumkhal

Gumkhal

Gumkhal is an small hamlet with close proximity with Jaiharikhal, Lansdowne and Kotdwar. Gumkhal region has lush green and dense forest and suitable for bird watching and wildlife exploration. There are many view points in Gumkhal from wher...
Haridwar

Haridwar

18 kms / 45 mins
As you step into the city of Haridwar you’ll be welcomed with the chimes of the temple bells and the religious chanting of the priests. The city has a religious significance as the holy river Ganga enters the Indo-Gangetic Plains of ...
Shivpuri

Shivpuri

18 kms / 45 mins
Shivpuri is one of the most frequented white water rafting destination near Rishikesh, Uttarakhand. Shivpuri is only 16km from Rishikesh and offers some of the most beautiful beaches along the river Ganges. Shivpuri is crowded with adventur...
Rajaji Tiger Reserve

Rajaji Tiger Reserve

19 kms / 30 mins
The famed Rajaji Tiger Reserve is both a national park and a tiger reserve. It is famous as an elephant habitat as there are around 600 elephants in Rajaji. The reserve also boasts 250 leopards and 11 tigers that will soon be outnumbered.&n...
Narendra Nagar

Narendra Nagar

20 kms / 34 mins
Narendra Nagar is popular for two reasons firstly, its proximity with Rishikesh and secondly, it is situated on the Gangotri and Yamunotri route.Narendranagar is situated 16kms from Rishikesh at an elevation of 1,322mts above sea level. Nar...
Neelkanth Mahadev Temple

Neelkanth Mahadev Temple

25 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, Neelkanth Mahadev Temple is a one of the most popular temples of Lord Shiva. A famous pilgrimage...
Byasi

Byasi

31 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 adventurous water sport of river rafting and camping. Byasi has favourable demography and consis...
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 famous for white river rafting and a beautiful camping site. Highly adventure expedition love...
Dehradun

Dehradun

47 kms / 1 hr 24 mins
Dehradun City is one of the oldest cities of India, bejeweled-like a glittering jewel in the lower Himalayan mountain ranges. The city is perched at an elevation of 435 meters and is currently enjoying its stature as the capital of Uttarakh...
Chamba

Chamba

64 kms / 1 hr 49 mins
In the celestial Garhwal Himalayas, lies a tiny hamlet called Chamba snuggled in Tehri Garhwal district of Uttarakhand. This idyllic town is perched at an altitude of 1,600 metres above sea level, enveloped by the thick woodlands. ...
Devprayag

Devprayag

71 kms / 2 hr 4 mins
The celestial town of Devprayag is positioned at an elevation of 830 metres above sea level. Devprayag is the last Prayag or the holy confluence of the Alaknanda River, from here that the confluence of Alaknanda and Bhagirathi River is know...
New Tehri

New Tehri

76 kms / 2 hr 15 mins
New Tehri is a modern town developed at the hill top, spread over an altitude from 1550-1950 mts above sea level overlooking the gigantic lake and the Tehri dam. You can also see Himalaya Views from New Tehri early in the morning or on clea...
Kanatal

Kanatal

78 kms / 2 hr 15 mins
Located in the picturesque settings of the Garhwal Himalayas, the charming hill station of Kanatal is a perfect weekend getaway for the weary souls. Encircled by the sun-kissed peaks and the velvety coniferous trees, Kanatal still remains r...
Kotdwar

Kotdwar

90 kms / 2 hr
Kotdwara (Kotdwar) is located at the foothills of the Shivaliks at a distance of 101 kms from Pauri. It is entrance to hills in Puari region of Uttarakhand, and literally means 'Gateway to Garhwal'.Kotdwar is famous for its several temples ...
Dhanaulti

Dhanaulti

95 kms / 2 hr 45 mins
The tinsel town of Dhanaulti is emerging as a popular winter destination because of its tranquil vistas and its proximity to Delhi and various other cities of Uttarakhand. This magical hill station is perched at an elevation of 2286 metres ...
Lansdowne

Lansdowne

130 kms / 3 hr 24 mins
Lansdowne is one of the quietest and unspoilt hill stations of India and has been a  popular destination since Britishers came to India. Lansdowne is unlike other hill stations, as it is well connected with motorable roads but rem...

Rishikesh Excursions

You can visit these tourist places while staying in Rishikesh. The following tourist places are near Rishikesh.

Mussoorie: Mussoorie is a hill station which needs no introduction as it is one of the most frequently visited hill station of India. Mussoorie is set in the foothills of Himalayas in the Dehradun district of Garhwal region in Uttarakhand state. Mussoorie is situated 77kms from Rishikesh and is set at an elevation of 2005mts above sea level.

New Tehri: New Tehri is the only planned town of Uttarakhand state which was made during the construction of the Tehri dam. Every month thousands of tourists visit Tehri to see the stagnant water of the massive Tehri Dam. The Dam is situated amidst high mountains many of which are submerged under water. New Tehri is very well connected with motorable roads. New Tehri is situated 76kms from Rishikesh.

Devprayag: Devprayag is the sacred confluence of the two holy rivers Bhagirathi and Alaknanda making its water holier with the formation of Ganga River. Devprayag is one of the five confluences of Alaknanda River and the origin of Ganga River. Devprayag is the seat of the pundits of Badrinath Dham. Devprayag is located at an elevation of 472mts above sea level at the confluence of Alaknanda and Bhagirathi River. It is located 71kms from Rishikesh.

Dhanaulti:  Dhanaulti is situated 84kms from Rishikesh amidst thick alpine forests of deodar, rhododendron and oak and it offers an atmosphere of perfect peace & tranquility. Dhanolti often brings surprise for the tourists as the beauty of Dhanaulti is yet to be explored and is less popular amongst people. The woods, cool environment, scenic valleys, lovely weather and enchanting view of snow capped peaks of majestic Himalayan range makes it an ideal retreat for a relaxed holiday. Dhanolti is situated on the Mussoorie-Chamba route. The popularity of scenic beauteousness of Dhanaulti is now emerging as a travel destination. If you want to get away from the crowd and busy markets of Mussoorie, then head towards Dhanaulti.

Kanatal: Kanatal is situated 73kms from Rishikesh on Mussoorie-Chamba Road in the Tehri district of Garhwal region of Uttarakhand state. Kanatal is a picturesque lake with pristine water which was forgotten and the lake almost died. Kanatal is now emerging as a popular tourist destination.

Chamba: Chamba is one of the best excursion of Rishikesh as the place offers panoramic views of the majestic Himalayan range and the sacred view of the Bhagirathi River. Chamba is situated 58kms from Rishikesh at an altitude of 1676mts above sea level. Chamba is quite and serene with pine and deodar trees everywhere.

Shivpuri: Located 20kms ahead of Rishikesh, Shivpuri is the paradise for adventure lovers as it is the storehouse of water sports like rafting and kayaking. Shivpuri is also known for its yoga and rock climbing camps. Shivpuri is traveler's delight because one can enjoy the activities like white water rafting, kayaking, mountaineering, rock climbing, camping and trekking. Shivpuri affords scenic vistas of the Ganga River, mountains and verdant forests. The name Shivpuri literally suggests house of Lord Shiva.

Haridwar: Haridwar is the gateway to the Char Dhams of Hindus situated in Uttarakhand, namely Badrinath, Kedarnath, Gangotri, Yamunotri. Haridwar is also written as Hardwar. Haridwar in Hindi means Dwar of Hari or Gateway to God where 'Hari' means god and 'dwar' means gate. Haridwar is visited by lakhs of devotees every month to take a sacred dip in the holy water of Ganga River. Kumbh Mela will be celebrated after a long span of 12 years in Haridwar in the year 2010. Har-ki-Pauri, Mansa Devi and Chandi Devi are the main attraction of the town. Haridwar is situated 25kms from Rishikesh.

Narendra Nagar: it is located 15 kms from Rishikesh on the Rishikesh-Chamba road, Narendra Nagar is a historical town. Apart from historical importance, this town also has archaeological importance.

Chila Sanctuary: it is located 20 kms from Rishikesh, is covered with lush dense forest and offers a soothing tranquil environment. Visit the popular reservoir, where you can spot a variety of animals drinking water.

Rajaji National ParkAnother famous spot for animal loving adventure tourists.

Byasi: Byasi is a tourist point famous for river rafting and restaurants. Located on road to Badrinath, Byasi is best for relaxing and taking lunch while traveling.

Rishikesh Tour Packages

2 Nights Rishikesh Rafting Camping Package
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Rs. 3,000.00
3 Days Yoga Retreat with Camping in Rishikesh
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