Rishikesh is located at a distance of 242 km towards North East from Delhi. It is a city and a municipal board in Dehradun district of Uttaranchal. Located in the foot hills of Himalayas the Rishikesh is surrounded by two other districts namely Tehri Garwal and Pauri Garwal. It is a major attraction among the pilgrims and adventure freaks and is a gateway to the mighty Himalayas. It is 25 km north of another holy city Haridwar.
Come explore the beginning point of the pilgrimage to famous CharDham during Delhi Rishikesh Weekend Tour. Yamnotri, Kedarnath, Badrinath and Gangotri are the four pilgrimages that one can visit from Rishikesh. Rishikesh is a hub of many Temples and Gurudwaras and is also famous among adventure seekers. Trekking, river rafting, boating are among the various adventurous expeditions during Delhi Rishikesh Weekend Tours.
Some of the tourist attractions worth visiting during Delhi Rishikesh Weekend Tours include Lakshman Jhoola, the famous landmark of Rishikesh. Come have a memorable time visiting all these attractions during Delhi Rishikesh weekend Tour.
Shivanand Jhoola: Also known as Ram Jhoola, this is a recently completed suspension bridge which spans the river near Swarg Ashram.
Triveni Ghat: This is a sacred bathing Ghat which is believed to be the confluence of three major rivers Ganga, Yamuna and Saraswati . Visitors take holy dips and offer prayers. The "Aarti" ceremony done at Triveni Ghat is one of the holiest experiences for the visitors on Delhi Rishikesh weekend tour.
Nilkanth Mahadev: This is believed to be the place where Lord Shiva drank the poison churned out of the cosmic ocean. It turned his throat blue which is why he is also called Nilkanth. The temple is located atop a hill accessed by a 10 km. walk or a 32 km. drive. Every Shivratri and Shravan (mid-July to August), fairs are held here.
Ashrams: Most ashrams at Rishikesh are centers for spiritual studies which also, often, call for physical disciplines. Some ashrams, however, are monasteries and can be visited on Delhi Rishikesh weekend tour to get peace and tranquility.
There are two excursions that one can undergo during Delhi Rishikesh Weekend Tour. Haridwar located at a distance of 15 km and Rajaji National Park at a distance of 24 km.
How to reach:
By Air: Nearest airport to the Rishikesh is Jollygrant which is 18 Km which is situated at Dehradun. Taxi service and private cabs are available from Airport to Rishikesh.
By Road: It takes about 6 hours to reach Rishikesh from Delhi by road. The route to be followed is from New Delhi – Rishikesh via Meerut, Roorkee, Haridwar.
By Rail: The nearest railhead from Rishikesh is Haridwar. It is a major railway station. Many express, mail and tourist trains link Haridwar to the other major parts of the country.