Rishikesh is located on the banks of River Ganges in the foothills of himalayas. This sacred place is blessed with various Temples, Ashrams and also known as International capital of Yoga and meditation due to several world famous Yoga and Meditation centres where people come from every corner of the world to attend spritiual lectures and various courses offered by spiritual persons (By saits and sagas) and trained teachers.Rishikesh not only attract devotees but people come from round the world to grab the deep knowledge of Yoga and Meditation.The International yoga week (2nd Feb to 7th Feb every year) attracts many visitors from all across the world.
Apart for that travellers come to do the white water rafting in the Ganges and Rishikesh is the starting point for trekking expeditions and excursions towards the Himalayas.
Rishikesh is an ideal gateway for the pilgrims of chardham yatra as it is the starting point for the Char Dham Pilgrimage (Comprising of Yamunotri, Gangotri, Kedarnath and Badrinath).
General Information about Rishikesh
State : Uttranchal / Uttarkhand
Area : 11.20 Sq. Km.
Altitude : 365 meters above sea level
Rainfall : 152 cm
Temperature : Summer Max: 40.5 C/ Min: 15.5 C
Winter Max: 25.5 C/ Min: 08.0 C
STD Code : 0135
Rishikesh Railway Enquiry : 131
Dehradun Airport Enquiry : 0135-2412052-53
Rishikesh Roadways Enquiry : 0135-2431793, 2431783, 2435174
Local Languages : Hindi, Urdu, Garhwali, English
Attranction of Rishikesh : Ashrams in Rishikesh, Bharat Mata Mandir, Laxman Jhula, Ram Jhula, River Rafting, Triveni Ghat, Yoga Centres
Nearby Cities : Haridwar, Dehradoon, Mussorie, Roorkee
How to Reach Rishikesh
By Air: The Nearest airport from Rishikesh is Jolly grant airport in Dehradun and just 42 Km away
from Rishikesh. It is well connected to the major cities like Delhi. Regular flights are available
by Kingfisher Airlines. Regular taxis are available on hire to take the clients from Rishikesh to
airport and airport to Rishikesh.
By Rail: Mostly trains terminate at Haridwar which is just 24 Km away from Rishikesh which is easily
accessible by Taxis and Buses from Haridwar.
By Road: The road network from Rishikesh is good and well connected to the major cities; it lies on
the National Highway no. 45. Public and private buses and other small vehicles are available from
Delhi to reach Rishikesh frequently.
Distances in km from some cities are as per follows:-
Agra – 410 Km
Badrinath – 295 Km
Dehradun – 42 Km
Delhi – 238 Km
Gangotri - 229 Km
Haridwar – 24 Km
Kedarnath – 255 Km
Mussorie – 77 Km
Roorkee – 49 Km
Uttarkashi – 154 Km
Yamunotri – 222 Km via Narender Nagar