Trekking in Rishikesh

Trekking in Rishikesh is one of the activity who visiting Rishikesh.Rishikesh is the the gateway of Himalayas, many of Himalayan treks can start from here in different districts like Uttarakashi, Rudraprayag, Chamoli and Tihari Garhwal.There are some treks also in Rishikesh like Kunjapuri day trek in Rishikesh, Nag Tibba Trek, Dashrath ka danda trek, Mahadev Chatti Trek which can be done in 1 Night/2Days Packages.

Kunjapuri Trek

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Kunjapuri Trek is the best one day trek,where we can see amazing sunrise view & himalayan range snow capped peaks (SwargaRohini, Gangotri, Banderpunch and Chaukhamba) situated in Tihari district in Uttarakhand. Kunjapuri temple is dedicated for Goddess Durga, established by JagatguruSankracharaya. It is one of the Saktipeeth of Goddess durga among 52 saktipeeth in India & Nepal.Tourist visit this place early in the morning for sunrise view, mediation & yoga.We can reach there by transport up to Kunjapuri main gate, after ascending 300 steps we reach to the temple.After getting there in early morning see how sun comes from behind snow covered peaks, amazing view of sunrise along with mountains & valley, sit there for sometime for meditation & yoga, visit many years old Goddess temple. We will start trek now which is quite descend up to Holy & Yoga city Rishikesh passes through many beautiful villages, forest, small water streams & agriculture.After exploring the villages & valley we will reach to natural waterfall NeerGhattu, Enjoy here in waterfall & trek down to Rishikesh.

Dashrath ka Danda trek

Dasrath Ka Danda Trek is a best option for weekend trek for family, Corporate & School Group with rafting & camping option. DasrathkaDanda Situated in at an altitude of 4750 ft. above sea level, it can access from Shivpuri, Rishikesh.Trek pass through villages, thick forest of rhododendron, pine and oak & on the way wild animals. DasrathkaDanda trek offers a majestic view of Himalayan range snow covered peaks like Banderpunchh ,Chaukhamba, Trisul, Nanda Devi & night stay in camp which will be a unforgettable experience in life.

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Nag Tibba Trek

Nag tibba Trek is famous weekend trek which can be complete in 2-3 days, situated in Garhwal Himalayas, Uttarkhand. Nag Tibba is dedicated to Nag Devata, one small temple also is there where villagers frequently goes for worship. In winter season we can see thick layer of ice on land. Camping in Nag Tibba is feel us a different experience which remove our stress of daily life. surrounding view of Nag Tibba is amazing which cover valley view & thick forest view. On the way to Nagtibba small –small cultural & beautiful villages is there . After completing This trek Trekkers can go for adventure like Rafting, Bungy Jump, Camping in Rishikesh& speed boat in Tihari lake, paragliding adventure in Mussoriee. Air Safari in Dehradun. There is a temple of the serpent god before Nag Tiba, towards which there is a lot of recognition among the locals. People believe that the serpent gods protect their animals. Locals also call Nag dunes as Jhandi. Beautiful views of sunrise and sunset are seen from Nag Dunes. It also gets snow in winter. Most of the snow covered peaks of Garhwal region are visible from Nag Tibba. There are two routes to reach here - one from Devalasari village and the other from Pantwari village. Nag dunes can be reached by trekking from both these places. Nag Nagba track, first one has to reach Devalasari or Pantwari village. Both these places are connected by road. You can also go by your car, otherwise one can reach by bus or taxi. The nearest railway station from here is Dehradun. It takes seven to eight hours to reach both places from Delhi. For Pantwari one has to go by Vikasnagar - Yamunotri route, then for Devalasari by Mussoorie - Dhanaulti road. You will have to take permission from Mussoorie Forest Department for trekking from Devalasari, while permission is required from Pantwari. .

trekking in rishkesh

Climatic Conditions

Due to its low altitude in the Himalayan foothills, Rishikesh enjoys a climate that is unlike any other hill station in India. The summers start from March end and continue till the month of June. The temperatures can go up to 38 degrees Celsius during summers so light cotton clothes are advised. The evenings however are mildly cool and provide a much needed break from the sun. Rishikesh sees some really heavy monsoons that start from the month of July. The average precipitation during the months of July and August is around 490 mm so one needs to watch out for the heavy rain falls. The winter season in Rishikesh is characterized by a mild yet amazing winter that starts from the month of November and lasts till the end of February. The temperatures never go beyond 20 degrees Celsius, and hardly go below 2 degrees.

Best time to visit

The only season Rishikesh should be avoided is during the monsoons. The place is full with a lot of scenic beauty during the rainy season but landslides and flooding of the river is common and visitors should be extremely careful during this season. The best season to visit Rishikesh is late September till February. Unlike other hill stations which are visited by tourists during the summers, Rishikesh is best visited during the winters when the climate is the most pleasant and the scenery can be enjoyed without the scorching sun or the fear of heavy rainfall.

Attractions/Things to Do

Rishikesh being one of the most famous pilgrim spots for the Hindus is visited by thousands of tourists each year. Apart from the scenic beauty there are several other `. Ever since the famous visit of the Beatles in the 70s, Rishikesh is famous for its meditation and Yoga Ashrams and the various Ghats of the holy river Ganges. Apart from the spiritual and religious attractions Rishikesh is also known as one of the best spots for rafting and bungee jumping with professional bungee jumping courses from New Zealand. Rishikesh is also a great place if you want to enjoy camping near the shores. Trekking, rock climbing, rappelling, cliff jumping are the other adventure sports that are offered in Rishikesh. Triveni Ghat, Lakshman Jhula, Beatles Ashram, Trayambakeshwar Temple, Ayurveda Mandir are the various spots that must be visited to get the best out of the spiritual experience that Rishikesh is.

How to Reach

Rishikesh being an important pilgrim destination is accessible via all major cities in Uttarakhand and India. Rishikesh is really close to the Dehradun airport which is connected via flights from New Delhi and other major airports around the country. Flights are also frequently available from Lucknow to Rishikesh. If you want to travel to Rishikesh via roads then it is just a 6-7 hours journey from Delhi. You can hire taxis or cabs from Delhi to Rishikesh which are easily available during most of the year. Road travel by car should be avoided during monsoons due to proximity of landslides. Reaching Rishikesh by train is also fairly easy as there are around 3-4 direct trains from Haridwar. This is especially helpful during the melas when bus routes are busy and trains usually run empty. Buses to Rishikesh are available from Delhi. There are several bus agencies in Rishikesh around the Lakshman Jhula area.

Distance from Major Cities

  1. Dehradun – 45 Kilometers
  2. Haridwar – 20 Kilometers
  3. Nainital – 240 Kilometers
  4. Mussorrie – 75 Kilometers
  5. Almora – 332 Kilometers
  6. Shimla – 272 Kilometers
  7. Chandigarh – 209 Kilometers
  8. Lucknow – 514 Kilometers
  9. Delhi – 226 Kilometers
  10. Jaipur – 500 Kilometers
  11. Ahmedabad – 1,164 Kilometers
  12. Mumbai – 1,630 Kilometers
  13. Kolkata – 1,522 Kilometers
  14. Bangalore – 2,332 Kilometers
  15. Chennai – 2,364 Kilometers

Accessibility and Accommodation

Getting around in Rishikesh is usually done via auto rickshaws. Most of the town is pretty walk able and the best way to enjoy the town’s attractions is on foot. Being visited by thousands of tourists all year round, Rishikesh has plenty of accommodation facilities. The place is filled with budget hotels and a few mid ranged hotels. There are several luxury hotels near the Lakshman Jhula area but bookings need to be done in advance, especially during the festive season.