Places to see in Rishikesh

There are 34 tourist spots in Rishikesh where travellers can spent their leisure time. Here you will find list of all the Rishikesh sightseeing options which you must visit and plan your itinerary accordingly. Explore the hidden gems of Rishikesh through this well-researched list, learn about the most happening places, things to do, famous picnic spots for a memorable vacation in Rishikesh.

Lakshman Jhula

The 450 feet long iron suspended bridges – Laxman and Ram Jhula – are the glory of this beautiful tourist hub. The bridges are 4 km from the Rishikesh railway station. Apart from offering scenic beauty, these architectural marvels are important pilgrimage spots and are definitely top places to visit in Rishikesh. One can also visit famous Trayambakeshwar temple, Ram temple, and Laxman temple, situated in the vicinity.

Must do: Witness the mesmerising waves of Ganges and temples nearby, visit the 13 storeyed Trayambakeshwar temple,attend aarti


The Beatles Ashram: For the love of Beatles

The Maharishi Mahesh Yogi ashram got globally acclaimed after Beatles visited this serene place. The calmness and tranquility of this place will leave you spell-bound and explain why this ashram is one of the best tourist places in Rishikesh. A quiet session of meditation here will make you fall in love with its spiritual beauty. Though it lacks maintenance and information, this quiet getaway is worth visiting.

Must do: Sit back, enjoy the calmness of this place. Do check out the hall where the band meditated.

Entry charges: INR 150 for Indians | INR 600 for foreigners.


Shivpuri: Camping and volleyball by the river bank

19 km from Rishikesh, lies this town of Shivpuri which is pure heaven. Located on the banks of Ganges, this town offers a wide variety of adventure options and is one of the best places to visit in Rishikesh. The main attraction of Shivpuri are the camps by the river bank. One can choose from various adventures such as rafting, trekking, and boating and trust us on this — a weekend stay at this place would be worth every penny.

Must do: Overnight jungle camping, visit Sakhya Sagar Lake and Karera Bird sanctuary


Shivpuri: Camping and volleyball by the river bank

19 km from Rishikesh, lies this town of Shivpuri which is pure heaven. Located on the banks of Ganges, this town offers a wide variety of adventure options and is one of the best places to visit in Rishikesh. The main attraction of Shivpuri are the camps by the river bank. One can choose from various adventures such as rafting, trekking, and boating and trust us on this — a weekend stay at this place would be worth every penny.

Must do: Overnight jungle camping, visit Sakhya Sagar Lake and Karera Bird sanctuary


Neelkanth Mahadev Temple: A Sacred Abode of Lord Shiva

Situated at 1670 m, amidst the sylvan forest, the Neelkanth Mahadev Temple is located 12 km from the town of Rishikesh. It is one of the most sacred Shiva shrines in India and also one of the best religious places to see in Rishikesh.The inside tomb depicting the saga of Samudramanthan is one of the key attractions here. The temple also has a freshwater spring which attracts many devotees for a bath.

Must do: Attend the annual festivals during February, March, July and August


Triveni Ghat: For framing the aarti

Triveni Ghat is a crowded ghat alongside the river Ganges, with pilgrims bathing around and is one of the points of interest in Rishikesh. It’s altogether a different site during the evening aarti. The spirituality and aura around this place will take you to a different world.

Triveni ghat is among the most sacred ghats in Rishikesh with a congruence of three rivers – Ganga, Yamuna, and Saraswati. A visit to this place will give you an insight to the spiritual beauty of Rishikesh.

Must do: Attend the famous Ganga aarti and get dazzled by the sight of floating lamps in the river. Visit the market, nearby, if you wish to buy precious stones.


Neer Garh Waterfall: A perfect trekking getaway

Two kilometers from the Laxman Jhula, a visit to this mesmerising waterfall will leave you awestruck. It will hold you captive in its eternal beauty. Overall, the place is perfect for a much-needed timeout from the hustle of the hectic traveling. One of the best tourist places in Rishikesh, Neer Garh waterfall also attracts many wanderer photographers.

Must do: Trek to the top of the waterfall and experience the tranquil beauty of this natural beauty.


Kaudiyala: For a rafting spree

White water rafting in Rishikesh is largely concentrated around Kaudiyala and its banks. It is a major Rishikesh tourist place in the holy town. This 16 km stretch of Kaudiyala is one of the best white water rafting zones in the world.

Must do: White-water rafting, boating, camping by the river