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Rishikesh

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Rishikesh draws in visitors of all creeds with its wealth of ashrams and yoga and meditation teaching centers. The Beatles came here to stay at an ashram in the late 1960s, and the city's international reputation among those seeking a spiritual, or simply rejuvenating experience, has grown ever since. Head down to the river during your trip to Rishikesh to see the nightly fire ritual, ganga aarti, performed. The sacred Hindu city remains strictly vegetarian, with the consumption of alcohol deemed unlawful. Use our India trip itinerary builder site to arrange the details of your trip to Rishikesh and other destinations.
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River Rafting / Tubing
River Rafting & Tubing
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Spas
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Bridge
Lakshman Jhula Bridge
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Religious Site
Triveni Ghat
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Side trips from Rishikesh

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Ganga Aarti at Haridwar Haridwar
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Har ki Pauri Haridwar
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Mansa Devi Temple Haridwar
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Educational Site
Forest Research Institute Dehradun
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Historic Sites in Rishikesh

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Historic Site
The Beatles Ashram
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Parmarth Niketan Ashram
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Gurdwara Sri Hemkund Sahib
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Shri Satya Sai Ghaat
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Hidden gems in Rishikesh

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Nature / Wildlife Tour
Nature & Wildlife Tours
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Kunjapuri Devi Temple
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Cave
Vashishta Gufa
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Religious Site
Sivananda Ashram
4.8
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Shopping in Rishikesh

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Gift & Specialty Shop
Shiv Gauri Pashmina World
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Scorpion Handicrafts
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Arihant Gems
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Gift & Specialty Shop
Crafted Experiences
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Tours in Rishikesh

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Adrenaline / Extreme Tour
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
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Walking tour
Walking tours
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Where to stay in Rishikesh

In the downtown area, river houses remain the most popular accommodations, with a few guesthouses and hostels located farther back from the sacred waters of the Ganges. Most visitors choose to stay upriver, in areas filled with pleasant ashrams, hostels, and hotels perched near the water in clusters. Arrange your accommodations in advance to ensure rooms that suit your style, budget, and reasons for being in this spiritual capital.
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