Rishikesh (God of Senses) also written as Hrishikesh with H silent. It is a city governed by Rishikesh Municipal Corporation since October 2017 and a tehsil in Dehradun district of the Indian state of Uttrakhand. Located in the foothills of the Himalayas in northern India. It is known as the Garhwal Himalayas and Yoga capital of the world it lies approximately 25 km north of the city Haridwar and 43 km southeast of the state capital Dehradun.

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This trip was a little different from my other trips.


So one day I decided to pack my bags and take a trip to this beautiful and peaceful place called Rishikesh. The journey I cover from Delhi to Rishikesh was by bus after 3 to 4 hrs I finally reach my destination and take some rest in the hostel.

The name of my hostel was ( Shalom Backpackers) in Tapovan with an amazing view of gang Ji you can easily find this hostel on google maps and the best part about staying in the hostel is you can meet lots of different people from a different culture from different cities of India and different country from all over the world.

Another best part of the hostel was that the hostel was very cheap like Rs300 per night and the other best part were the food was amazing where you get cuisines for all your choices 250-300 per person like Indian, Continental, Israeli and all of them were so yummy.

Places to Visit.(Rishikesh)

Lakshaman Jhula

It is a suspension bridge across the river Ganga located 5 km north-east of the city of Rishikesh. The bridge connects to the two villages of Tapovan in Tehri Garhwal district on the west bank of the river to Jonk in Pauri Garhwal district on the east bank. It is a pedestrian bridge that was also used by motorbike. Despite its location on the outskirts of the city, it is one of the iconic landmarks of Rishikesh. A larger bridge 2 km downstream from Lakshman Jhula is Ram Jhula

If you staying in Lakshman Jhula you can easily walk to an area called ram Jhula its where lots of yoga and meditation ashrams are located as well as tons of shops selling stickers, trinkets, spiritual books and cloths with beautiful designs

Triveni Ghat.

This is a beautiful Ghat along the River Ganga with spiritual activities. It’s a great place to visit to experience the local religious traditions in Rishikesh.

 Get out onto the beautiful and holy Ganges river and experience stunning views of Rishikesh and the nature beyond whilst on a fun and thrilling white water rafting trip. You can choose between Grade 1-5, depending on the difficulty you want. This is one of the most fun ways to see Rishikesh and the holy river.

Neer Garh Waterfall.

After spending the day on Triveni ghat I rent a bike and drive to this waterfall the distance was almost 6 to 7 km from Triveni this waterfall radiates their empyrean beauty as the tumbles down the rocky cliff. So I spend my afternoon on neer waterfall swimming in cold water with locals was also a very beautiful experience

Rishikesh is the city that enchants and overwhelms at the same time.

I spent my mostly time just walking the street of Rishikesh. The mystical environment gives you the feeling of inner peace, just by being there and breathing in the city. The holy river Ganga, The Sadhus, the yoga, international tourist that mingle here like local and the Hindu mythology! there is just so much to absorb and imbibe here, that just a day can feel like a trip of a lifetime and it was the best.

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