Rishikesh Railway Station, Photo: Wikipedia: Arnab Chaudhary

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 Northern Railway zone of the Indian Railways.

Rishikeshin Adarsh Nagar, near Triveni Ghat
1.7 kms / 4 mins
From Inter State Bus Terminus, Adarsh Gram, Rishikesh

Rishikesh Railway Station in Rishikesh

About Rishikesh Railway Station

Being pilgrim city, yoga capital and the gateway to Garhwal region of Uttarakhand lakhs of tourists visit here every year. Railway plays a vital role for tourists to visit Rishikesh from all over the country. We recommend that tourists should visit Haridwar Railway Station with more trains availability if, they don't get the tickets directly for Rishikesh.

Train Schedule of Rishikesh Railway Station

As Rishikesh is branch railway station to Haridwar, therefore, few trains are directly available from Rishikesh. Rishikesh Railway Station has 2 platforms which operates 2 trains on daily basis. This is a list of the trains that start, terminate from Rishikesh Junction:

Train Name / No.
Start Point
End Point
Stop Time
Operational Days
Major Cities
Hemkunt Express (14609)
Rishikesh (RKSH)
Shmata V D Ktra (SVDK)
First Stop
Jammu Tawi, Ludhiana, Ambala
Hemkunt Express (14610)
Shmata V D Ktra (SVDK)
Rishikesh (RKSH)
Last Stop
Ambala, Ludhiana, Jammu Tawi
Rishikesh Shri Ganganagar Express (14711)
Rishikesh (RKSH)
Sri Ganganagar (SGNR)
First Stop
Saharanpur, Jagadhri, Ambala, Patiala, Bhatinda.
Shri Ganganagar Rishikesh Express (14712)
Sri Ganganagar (SGNR)
Rishikesh (RKSH)
Last Stop
Bhatinda, Patiala, Ambala, Jagadhri, Saharanpur

*Note: The above trains, timings are subject to change. Kindly check with official Railways website for updated information.

Facilities at Rishikesh Junction

Rishikesh is a small railway station to connects city itself and Garhwal region of Uttarakhand to other parts of the country. Passengers can find facilities like:

  • Waiting Room: A small Waiting Room is available at Rishikesh Railway Station for use by genuine passengers. These can be used free of cost on production of your journey tickets for a few hours till the connecting train arrives.
  • Places to shop and eat: There are few of small stores in platform for snacks and some light refreshments.
  • Accommodation: You can also find couples of handful hotels just outside the station at a fair price.
  • Cloak Room: Cloakrooms and Safety Lockers are available at Rishikesh station where your luggage can be kept in safe custody.
  • Reservation: Passenger can book tickets at Rishikesh Railway Station through computer reservation facility.
  • Help Desk: Passenger can get help from tourist help desk on railway station like train timings, directions, and tourism queries.

Major Tourist Destinations near Rishikesh Railway Station

As gateway of Garhwal and a pilgrim city, Haridwar railway station becomes very important mean to connect with Haridwar as well as Garhwal. Therefore, tourists who plan to visit Haridwar and nearby places they have to deboard at the Haridwar junction. Find the tourist destinations which are connected with Haridwar with distance as follows:

Distance of Haridwar Railway station from different tourist destinations:

Distance in KM

Some Other Places to See Near Rishikesh Railway Station

Jumpin Heights, Kaudiyala, Kunjapuri Devi Temple, Lakshman Jhula, Muni ki Reti, Neelkanth Mahadev Temple, Nirmal Ashram, Omkarananda Ashram, Parmarth Niketan, Raghunath Temple, Ram Jhula, Shivpuri, Swargashram, Tera Manzil Temple, Triveni Ghat, Virbhadra Temple.

Location of Rishikesh Railway Station

Rishikesh Railway Station is located in Rishikesh ( in Adarsh Nagar, near Triveni Ghat).

Location & How to Reach Rishikesh Railway Station

Rishikesh is the nearest railhead for people who want to visit Rishikesh and entire Garhwal region. Yoga capital of India, Rishikesh is situated on the banks of Ganges River nearby the cities like Dehradun and Haridwar of Uttarakhand. 

For tourists who want to travel to other parts of Uttarakhand like Haridwar, Rishikesh, Roorkee, Dehradun, Mussoorie, Badrinath, Kedarnath, Gangotri and Yamunotri, cabs and taxis are easily available from outside the railway station. 

Nearest bus stand is Rishikesh itself that is few km far from Rishikesh Railway Station buses are simply available for Delhi and to all major destinations in North India including Dehradun, Meerut, Saharanpur, Shimla, Haridwar, Nainital, Badrinath, and Kedarnath. The nearest airport is Jolly Grant Airport located about (20 km) in Dehradun.

Read How to Reach guide for Rishikesh.

What is Rishikesh Railway Station famous for?

Rishikesh Railway Station is popular place for following activities/ interests - Railway Station.

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