Rishikesh, also acknowledged as the 'place of sages' as Haridwar, at the union of the Chandrabhaga and Ganga. It is said that God known by the title of 'Hrishikesh' was the answer to the tough penances by Rabhiya Rishi and thereafter the place got its name.
Rishikesh tour package gives opportunity to know the spirituality of the place where holy river Ganges reside, sacred dip ghats, traditional temples, carols of mantras, ashrams, and many holy ceremonies by Hindu pilgrims. With Rishikesh tour package you can easily travel all over the Rishikesh city and visit the Famous tourist sites including Ashrams, Ganges worships and rituals (Ganga Aarti), temples, markets, wildlife, rafting, camping, waterfalls and greatly more.
Best Time to visit Rishikesh
The finest time to spend holidays in Rishikesh for River Rafting is from late September - October to mid-November. Apart from river rafting the best time to head towards Rishikesh is from early March - April to first week of May because after that May and June becomes quite hot here.
In July a festival held in Rishikesh called Kaanwad mela in Saavan where thousands of people gather to Rishikesh. Main paths to travel get blocked and hotels are crowded. It is suggested to avoid travelling to Rishikesh during that time
How to Reach Rishikesh
Rishikesh by Road: By road the distance between Rishikesh to Haridwar is 24 kms, Dehradun is 47 kms, Mussoorie is 77 kms, Badrinath is 301 kms (Son Prayag), Kedarnath is 228 kms, Gangotri is 258 kms, Yamunotri is 288 kms (Hanuman Chatti), Srinagar is 105 kms, Joshimath is 252 kms.
Rishikesh by Train:Nearest railway station from Rishikesh is Haridwar, which is well connected to Howrah, Bombay, Varanasi, Dehradun, Delhi, Lucknow, and other cities.
Rishikesh by Air: 35 kms from Haridwar, the nearby airport is Dehradun (Jolly Grant). Indira Gandhi International Airport is nearest International airport.
Rishikesh Tour Package from Delhi
Day 01: Delhi to Rishikesh (230 km / 6-7 hrs)
Meet and greet at Delhi (hotel/railway station/airport) and head to Rishikesh. On arrival, you are moved to your Hotel. Make yourself comfortable at the hotel and you are free in the evening to visit the local market.
Day 02: Rishikesh Sight Seeing
Morning after breakfast we leave for a whole day of sightseeing in the town. We visit Lakshman Jhula, 13 story temple, Laxman Temple, Sacha Akhileswar Temple, Ram Jhula, Swarg Ashram and Geeta Bhavan. In the evening join Ganga worships (ganga arti) at Parmarth Niketan. Stay at hotel overnight.
Day 03: Rishikesh to Delhi (230km / 6-7hrs)
In this third day morning after breakfast, check out from hotel. Visit Rishikesh Ghats and know-how Hindu rituals are really soothing and visit more interesting places. Later drive to Delhi. Drop at Hotel / airport / railway station.