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How to get there:
Rishikesh is located at a height of about 1360 feet above sea level in the northern part of Uttaranchal. It is 238 km northeast of Delhi and 24 km north of Haridwar and spreads on the right banks of the Ganges, at its confluence with the Chandrabhaga stream.
By Airways:
The nearest airport is Jolly Grant Airport Dehradun, which is 25 Km away from the Rishikesh. Daily flights operate from Delhi.
By Railways:
Rishikesh is connected by rail via Haridwar (24 kms), to Howrah, Bombay, Delhi, Lucknow, Varanasi, Dehradun and other cities.
By Roadways:
By road Rishikesh to Haridwar 24 kms, Dehradun 47 kms, Mussoorie 77 kms, Badrinath 301 kms (Son Prayag), Kedarnath 228 kms, Gangotri 258 kms, Yamunotri 288 kms (Hanuman Chatti), Srinagar 105 kms, Joshimath 252 kms.


Rishikesh represents the Gateway to the Himalayas in the Tehri-Garhwal region of Uttar Pradesh. It abounds in natural splendour. The spectacle of the Ganga rushing through the Himalayan foothills is an awesome sight. Several temples on the banks of the Ganga at Rishikesh. It is located at a height of about 1360 feet above sea level. It is believed that several yogis and sages lived and practised penance here. Rishikesh represents the site where Vishnu vanquished the demon Madhu. Rishikesh is known as the yoga capital of the world.

a panacromic view of rishikesh
History of the City

Legend has it that the sage Raibhya Rishi did severe penance and, as a reward, God appeared to him in the form of Hrishikesh. Rishikesh also represents the site where Lord Vishnu vanquished the demon Madhu. The place is known as the Tapo Bhumi or the place for meditation of the Gods. Tapovan, on the other bank of the Ganges, houses a temple to Lakshmana. It is believed that Lakshmana, the younger brother of Lord Rama, carried out penances here. The Neelkanth Mahadev temple is believed to be the site where Lord Shiva had drunk the venom that came out during the churning of the ocean. In the 1960s, the place came into limelight as the place where the pop group Beatles met their guru, Maharishi Mahesh Yogi.

boat in ganga

laxman jhula view2

nauka vihar

parmarth niketan view

ram jhula view2

rishikesh view1

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Places to Visit :   Lakshman Jhula Ram Jhula, Gita Bhavan , Triveni Ghat , Ashrams, Parmarth Niketan, Swarg Ashram

Religious :   Bharat Mandir Satya Narayan Temple, Shatrughan Temple

Places Close By :   Neelkanth Mahadev Chila , Narendra Nagar, Devprayag, Haridwar