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Rishikesh was popularised by the band 'Beatles' when they visited Maharishi Mahesh Yogi‘s ashram in the 60s and since then travellers from all over the globe visit the ‘Yoga Capital of the World’ in huge numbers. Some visit for yoga, some are just looking for a weekend getaway through camping, some are your adventure seekers trying their hand at river rafting or bungee jumping and for others, it is a pilgrimage site.

Rafting

Rishikesh has become quite popular, especially in North India, as a rafting spot. You can choose to raft from one of the many levels offered here.




Camping

Usually offered with rafting, quite a few agents have set up their camps along the Ganges. Food, including non-vegeterian is included with the camping. You can play games like volleyball or just laze around on the beach.



Bungee Jumping

Bungee jumping has also become popular in Rishikesh in the recent times. You can contact one of the agents which are available in plenty in Rishikesh.



Yoga

Rishikesh has many options all around for tourists to learn yoga. There are many ashrams and yoga centres around the city which offer all sorts of courses in yoga.



The near airport is the Jolly Grant Airport which is located 35 km away from Rishikesh.




The nearest railway station, located 25 km away, is in Haridwar. Haridwar Junction is well-connected to all the major cities of India.




Rishikesh is a popular tourist destination and regular buses are available from Haridwar, Rishikesh and Delhi.




Ram Jhula

Also known as the Shivananda Jhula, it is an iron suspension bridge. Ram Jhula is 450 feet long and is meant for pedestrians only but scooters and motorcycles are also freely used.



Laxman Jhula

Opened for the masses in 1930, it is also a 450-feet long iron suspension bridge. No toll or tax can ever be imposed for crossing the bridge.



Maharishi Mahesh Yogi Ashram

The ashram was popularized worldwide when the famous band, Beatles visited it in 1968 to learn transcendental meditation. The house of the maharishi and the place where the Beatles stayed can still be seen.



Swarg Niwas and Shri Trayanbakshwar Temple

It is a massive 13-storey structure which has many shrines dedicated to Hindu Gods and Goddesses on each level. It is located right next to the Lakshman Jhula.





    Lakshman Jhula Market


    Bhajan Sangam Music Shop


    Sudha Chandan Mahal


    Brijwasi Gems and Jewellers