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Rishikesh

Of Rafting, Temples, and Himalayas

The ancient town of Rishikesh, set against the backdrop of the Himalayas with the crystalline Ganga flowing through it, is a major tourist and pilgrimage hotspot in northern India. Rishikesh is rightfully referred to as the "yoga capital of the world". The location is teeming with visitors who have come to learn yoga and meditation. It is home to a number of ashrams, some of which are globally recognised as hubs of philosophical studies, yoga, and other ancient Indian wellness traditions.

Reasons to visit Rishikesh

Best time to visit

sunny

5°C - 30°C

Oct-Feb

sunny

14°C - 39°C

Mar-Jun

October-February: Despite the chill, many visitors come to Rishikesh at this time. January is the coldest month in Rishikesh, so do not forget to bring heavy woollens with you.

March-June: March offers ideal weather for rafting as well as participation in the famous International Yoga Festival. While temperatures are high during these months, the crowds are thinner, making it a good time to spend a relaxing vacation in this small town.

How to reach?

By Air

By Air

The nearest airport to Rishikesh is Jolly Grant Airport in Dehradun, which is approximately 35 kilometres away. Once you arrive at the airport, you can take a regular taxi or bus to Rishikesh, which is easily accessible from Dehradun. Rishikesh's second closest international airport is in New Delhi, which is well-connected to cities all over the world.

By Train

By Train

The nearest train depot to Rishikesh is in Haridwar, about 25 kilometres away. Haridwar, in turn, is connected to major Indian cities like Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Lucknow, and Varanasi.

By Bus

By Bus

Rishikesh, as a popular tourist destination, has a good bus network connecting it to important areas such as Haridwar, Dehradun, and New Delhi. Every day, buses leave for Rishikesh from the Kashmere Gate ISBT in New Delhi in the morning and late evening. You have the option of taking a regular, deluxe, or luxurious coach.

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Our hostels at Rishikesh

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Lakshman Jhula, beside Chatsang Cafe, Rishikesh, Uttarakhand 249302.

goSTOPS Rishikesh Lakshman Jhula

Located just 350 metres from the iconic Lakshman Jhula, goSTOPS Lakshman Jhula is our flagship hostel in Rishikesh. Famously known as "The Yoga capital of the world", Rishikesh is also known for adventure sports, rafting, and is widely recognised as a holy city. Cosy ambience, classy interiors, proximity to the coolest hotspots in town - our hostel is the perfect place to kickstart your next adventure.

Dorms starting from ₹749

Private room starting from ₹2599

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Badrinath Rd, Tapovan, Rishikesh, Uttarakhand 249137.

goSTOPS Rishikesh Tapovan

Located at a prime destination, goSTOPS Rishikesh Tapovan is the ideal place for your next visit to Rishikesh.

Dorms starting from ₹349

Private room starting from ₹1799

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Our hostels at Rishikesh

goSTOPS Rishikesh Lakshman Jhula

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Lakshman Jhula, beside Chatsang Cafe, Rishikesh, Uttarakhand 249302.

Located just 350 metres from the iconic Lakshman Jhula, goSTOPS Lakshman Jhula is our flagship hostel in Rishikesh. Famously known as "The Yoga capital of the world", Rishikesh is also known for adventure sports, rafting, and is widely recognised as a holy city. Cosy ambience, classy interiors, proximity to the coolest hotspots in town - our hostel is the perfect place to kickstart your next adventure.

Dorms starting from ₹749

Private room starting from₹2599

VIEW & BOOK

goSTOPS Rishikesh Tapovan

gostops

Badrinath Rd, Tapovan, Rishikesh, Uttarakhand 249137.

Located at a prime destination, goSTOPS Rishikesh Tapovan is the ideal place for your next visit to Rishikesh.

Dorms starting from ₹349

Private room starting from₹1799

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