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Delhi to Rishikesh: A Complete Travel Guide (2022)

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Rishikesh, known as the Yoga Capital of the World and the warmest white river rafting destination in India, offers a variety of activities that appeal to both spiritual seekers and adventurers. Being a pilgrimage town, Rishikesh attracts millions of domestic and international visitors each year.

It is a destination graced by the footsteps of devotees and pilgrims from all over the world who come here to take a magnificent dip in the holy river Ganga and wash away the past sins. But there’s to it, the many places to visit in Rishikesh that you can visit while on a sojourn here.

Since Rishikesh is located at the foothills of the Himalayas, it becomes an ideal and accessible weekend getaway from the hustle and bustle of the cities. Read this Delhi to Rishikesh travel guide to explore this beautiful destination in all its glory.

How to Reach from Delhi to Rishikesh by Bus

As far as Delhi to Rishikesh distance by bus is concerned, you'll be relieved to know that there are a few dozen buses running on this route every day. They operate 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Given the nearly 6-hour distance, it makes sense to take a morning bus and arrive in Rishikesh by evening. If not, a late-night bus (at 11 or 12 a.m.) is a good option to arrive by 5 a.m. early morning.

In Delhi, the bus boarding point is Kashmere Gate which serves as a hub for both private and government buses. Himachal Roadways buses are classified as standard, semi-luxurious, or Volvo. Also, Delhi to Rishikesh bus ticket prices are subject to change; please check the website for the most up-to-date information.

How to Reach from Delhi to Rishikesh by Train

You can also travel from Delhi to Rishikesh by train. There are approximately 6 trains that run between these cities on a daily basis. The average distance travelled by train from Delhi to Rishikesh is around 250 km and the journey takes approximately 6-7 hours. Visit the Indian Railways website for the most up-to-date information on Delhi to Rishikesh train ticket prices or select your options from a variety of online portals.

How to Reach from Delhi to Rishikesh by Flight

You can travel from Delhi to Rishikesh by flight however, Rishikesh does not have a public airport. The nearest is Dehradun's Jolly Grant airport, about 35 kilometres from Rishikesh. Following your flight, you can book a taxi or cab and arrive here in less than an hour.

You can book your flight from Delhi to Rishikesh by any of the air carrier websites or by booking through the different travel portals online. Flights from Delhi to Rishikesh may differ depending on the booking window, the deals on offer, and the time of the year (whether it is peak season or off-season). You can also fly to the capital city and then take a bus or taxi from the airport to Rishikesh.

Best Time to Visit Rishikesh

Rishikesh has a continental climate with great weather owing to its location in the Himalayan foothills. The temperature never rises above 35°C in the summer and never falls below 8°C in the winter, making the climate perfect for exploration all year round.

You can visit Rishikesh during either of its two high seasons, depending on what type of vacation you want to take and the activities you want to partake in – late September to November is regarded as the best time to visit Rishikesh if you are interested in river rafting and other adventurous activities. Between February and April, many tourists visit the town for a relaxing vacation with friends or family. Rishikesh's religious tourism season is during the rainy months of July and August (the Savan festival).

Adventure Activities to do in Rishikesh

Rishikesh River Rafting

Now that you know how to reach from Delhi to Rishikesh and the best time to visit this beautiful destination, let’s discuss what adventurous activities you can do in Rishikesh:

River Rafting

One of the best and most popular activities to do in Rishikesh is river rafting. Skipping on this will make your trip feel incomplete. With wave after wave touching your boat, you are sure to experience the thrill of it!

Bungee Jumping

How about an adrenaline-pumping jump where you fall freely (and securely, of course) from nearly eighty meters above?! It is rather liberating.


Glide through the sky for as long as you want, looking over the entire town of Rishikesh with only you between the white clouds and the land beneath. An excellent activity for anyone of any age who wants to experience the sky of this world and experience the thrill of flying free in this world at least once in their lives. This activity, however, should be avoided throughout the Monsoon season.

Mountain Biking

Mountain Biking is the one which calls for grit. Exploring those rocky terrains with Mother Nature as your ally is an experience bar none. With so many bike shops in Rishikesh, you'll be easily able to rent a bike and head out for as long as you want. Pedal your way to this wonderful experience!

Attractions in Rishikesh


Rishikesh is breathtakingly beautiful. It is a popular religious destination for Hindus owing to its architectural marvels, picturesque waterfalls, dense forests, yoga ashrams, and the majestic temples in Rishikesh, including the Trimbakeshwar Temple, Neelkantha Mahadeva Temple, and Bharat Mandir, and the majestic.

If you are a yoga aficianado, pay a visit to one of the many yoga ashrams located near the banks of the Ganges. Sign up for a yoga retreat that will help cleanse your body, mind, and soul! And lest we forget, indulge yourself in an Ayurvedic massage here. As for the other key attractions; Laxman Jhula, Ram Jhula, Astha Path, Gita Bhavan, and Triveni Ghat are must-visit while in Rishikesh.

With this Delhi to Rishikesh travel guide, your trip to Rishikesh will be one to remember for the rest of your life; like a fond tale you want to narrate to those around you. Book your Rishikesh tour package and get going to have a mesmerizing and unforgettable trip here.

February 06, 2022


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