Rishikesh, also spelt as Hrishikesh, is a city governed by Rishikesh Municipal Corporation (since October 2017), and a tehsil in Dehradun District of the Indian state Uttarakhand Located in the foothills of the Himalaya in northern India,
Rishikesh has been a part of the legendary “Kedarkhand”.
Places to Visit in Rishikesh:
- Laxman Jhula, Rishikesh.
- Ram Jhula, Rishikesh.
- Tera Manzil Mandir, Rishikesh.
- Shri Bharat Mandir, Rishikesh.
- Triveni Ghat, Rishikesh.
- The Beatles Ashram, Rishikesh.
- Shivpuri, Rishikesh.
- Neelkanth Mahadev Temple, Rishikesh.
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How to reach by Air?
Jolly Grant airport at Dehradun is the nearest airport to Rishikesh which is approximately 35 kilometres away. Popular carriers like Air India, Spice Jet and Jet Airways often have daily flights from New Delhi. Apart from Delhi, there is a flight from Lucknow to Dehradun as well.
How to reach Rishikesh by train?
The nearest railhead to Rishikesh is in Haridwar which is approximately 25 kilometres away. Haridwar, in turn, is linked to major Indian cities such as Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Lucknow and Varanasi. Some of the popular trains are Shatabadi Express, Jan Shatabdi, AC Special Express and Mussoorie Express.
How to reach by car/taxi?
The tourists can easily reach Rishikesh by hiring a car from Haridwar railway station. Haridwar is well connected to all major cities and towns so people can reach at this place comfortably.