Rishikesh, the ‘adventure capital of India’, is a small town in the Dehradun district of Uttarakhand. It’s also a famous pilgrimage site, as the holy River Ganges flows through the city. This town gained much popularity when the Beatles visited the ashram of Maharishi Mahesh Yogi for meditation in 1968. Rishikesh also serves as a base camp for the Char Dham Yatra, which is a journey to four holy temples—Kedarnath, Badrinath, Gangotri, and Yamunotri. It is believed that by practicing meditation in Rishikesh one can attain salvation.
This town attracts thousands of travellers interested in adventure sports, yoga, meditation, or just a dip in the holy Ganges. Apart from the Char Dham Yatra, this town is also known for its white water rafting, health centre retreats, and spas. To cater to the accommodation demands of travellers, there are a variety of guest house rental properties, which are spread across town. Rishikesh as a tourist destination has something to offer everyone. To know more, read on.
Guest Houses for Adventure Lovers in Rishikesh
This city in Uttarakhand is the adventure capital of India. Adventure enthusiasts can enjoy activities such as white water rafting, trekking, camping, rock climbing, and river crossing among others. The highest bungee jumping point in India is in Rishikesh. To make your travel simpler and more convenient, numerous lodgings are located in the localities of Tapovan and Ram Jhula - famous for zip-lining and rafting.
Guest Houses for Practising Yoga in Rishikesh
After the Beatles visited in 1968, the town became incredibly famous as a centre for yoga and meditation. With spectacular views of the hills and a peaceful atmosphere, it’s an ideal place to learn and practice yoga. Swarg Ashram, built in the memory of Swami Vishudhanand (Kali Kamli Wala), is a centre for meditation, chanting, and yoga in Rishikesh. This ashram is very popular among foreign tourists because of its serene surroundings, cafes, and shopping centres. Various spacious affordable properties are located around this area. Rooms are available from the prince range of INR 1000.
The other famous ashram in Rishikesh is Sivananda, which is also known as Divine Life Society. Located near Ram Jhula, this ashram offers yoga and meditation classes. The International Yoga Week is held here every year in February and attracts both Indian and foreign tourists.
Guest Houses Near Holy Places in Rishikesh
Ganga Aarti at Triveni Ghat and Parmarth Niketan are two spots of special significance for Hindu Pilgrims. People from across the country come here to take a dip in the holy Ganges. Other places of interest are Neelkanth Mahadev Temple, Gita Bhavan, and various other temples dedicated to Lord Rama. Legend has it that Rishikesh is the place where Lord Rama did penance for killing Ravana.
The best time to visit Rishikesh is from February–to March and August– to October. However, one should avoid visiting Rishikesh during monsoons as all major roads are blocked during this time.
Holiday rental accommodations are available from INR 600. All rooms are fitted with modern amenities and offer you personalized services. Car rentals are available on request. Guest houses also offer satwik food to guests who want to experience what a sage’s meals are like.