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Rishikesh Weekend Trip From Delhi

Explore the Yoga Capital of the World

Rishikesh Weekend Trip From Delhi

Duration

2 Days/1 Night

Pickup Point

Kashmiri Gate, Delhi

Minimum Age

14+

Best time to visit

Winter, Summer, Spring, Autumn

Accomodation

Hostel

Overview

Famously known as the yoga capital of the world and located at the foot of mighty Himalayas, Rishikesh is the only destination in the world that is equally popular for its adventure activities as well as spirituality. The town is adorned with lush green forests, rich flora-fauna, beautiful mountains, gushing rivers, mesmerizing valleys, historical temples, ancient monuments, colorful markets, and much more.

On this Rishikesh weekend trip, rejuvenate your soul as you attend the famous Ganga aarti at Parmarth Niketan. Test your limits as you gush through the adrenaline-pumping rapids of Ganga river with the activity of white water rafting. This Rishikesh weekend tour from Delhi surely gives you a perfect break with the plethora of activities.


Package Options:

Package 1: Duration: 2 Days/1 Night
Inclusions:
-1 night stay in goSTOPS Rishikesh
-Ganga Aarti at Parmarth Niketan and 9 km Rafting
-Breakfast on day 2
-Volvo transfers from Delhi to Delhi

Package 2: Duration: 3 Days/2 Nights
Inclusions:
-2 nights stay in goSTOPS Rishikesh
-Ganga Aarti at Parmarth Niketan and 9 km Rafting
-Breakfast on day 2 & day 3
-Volvo transfers from Delhi to Delhi

Brief Itinerary

Day 0: Delhi to Rishikesh overnight journey
Drive distance- 243 km, drive time- 5-6 hours
Overnight journey


Day 1: Rishikesh Arrival | Rafting
Accommodation- goSTOPS Rishikesh
Places to visit- Ganga Aarti at Parmarth Niketan
Activity- 9 km River rafting


Day 2: Explore Rishikesh
Accommodation- goSTOPS Rishikesh
Places to visit- Opt for an add on- Patna waterfall tour, Kunjapuri temple tour, Vashisht cave tour, Neer waterfall
Meal- Breakfast


Day 3: Explore Rishikesh | Delhi departure
Places to visit- Opt for an add on- Patna waterfall tour, Kunjapuri temple tour, Vashisht cave tour, Neer waterfall
Meal- Breakfast
Drive distance- 243 km, drive time- 5-6 hours

Detailed Itinerary

Day 0: Delhi to Rishikesh overnight journey

  • Start your Rishikesh weekend trip in the evening from Delhi.
  • Overnight volvo journey to Rishikesh.

Day 1: Rishikesh Arrival | Rafting

  • After arriving in Rishikesh, transfer to goSTOPS Rishikesh on your own.
  • Check in to the hostel- goSTOPS Rishikesh and freshen up.
  • Later, get ready for an experience of a lifetime as you are headed for white water rafting in the holy Ganga.
  • After this thrilling ride, attend the Ganga Aarti at Parmarth Niketan.
  • Explore the local streets of Rishikesh. Shop for souvenirs from the famous streets of Rishikesh.
  • Overnight stay at goSTOPS Rishikesh.

Day 2: Explore Rishikesh

  • Wake up early and get mesmerized by the beautiful sunrise.
  • Post delicious breakfast, get ready to explore Rishikesh.
  • Opt for one of the add on experiences or explore the holy city of Rishikesh on your own. 
  • Back to hostel by evening.
  • Overnight stay at goSTOPS Rishikesh.

Day 3: Explore Rishikesh | Delhi departure

  • Wake up early in the laps of nature and have a hearty breakfast while experiencing a beautiful sunrise.
  • Post breakfast, check out from the hostel and explore the city on your own or opt for one of the add on experiences.
  • After spending some leisurely time exploring the holy abode of Rishikesh, board the volvo bus to Delhi.

Add on experiences:-

  • Kunjapuri sunrise tour:- Nestled at the top of Kunjapuri hill, this temple is a sacred Hindu spot dedicated to Goddess Parvati. The temple compound offers mesmerizing views of Shivalik ranges and it is a beautiful spot to watch the sunrise. Located at a distance of 20 km from Rishikesh, this place is considered one of the 52 Shakti peethas in Uttarakhand. One can also spot the awe struck views of the majestic peaks of Bandarpunch and Chaukhamba from this temple.
  • Patna waterfall tour:- Picked up from goSTOPS Rishikesh and transfer to the starting point of hike to Patna waterfall. Hike for around half an hour  through the lush green forests of Garhwal region to reach the beautiful waterfall. This waterfall is famous for the limestone caves located next to it. Spend some time here and you can also buy some refreshments from the stalls near the waterfall.
  • Neer Garh Waterfall:- Hike to Neer Garh waterfall leads one through the lush green forests of Rishikesh. Neer Garh Waterfall is a union of three beautiful waterfalls. Spend some time by the beautiful 25 ft high waterfall and rejuvenate your soul as you breathe in the fresh air.
  • Vashisht cave tour:- Located at Badrinath Highway, 20 kms from Tapovan, on the banks of river Ganga as per Hindu mythology the Great Sage Vashisht meditated in this ancient cave. Vashisht Gufa has a shivling in it and nearby is located Swami Purushottamananda Ashram which manages the cave. Situated among the Gular trees and sacred river Ganga it is one of the most calming and positive vibe places in Rishikesh.

How to reach?

By Air: The nearest airport to Kashmiri Gate is Indira Gandhi International Airport, located at a distance of 20 km. It takes around 45 mins to reach there from the airport. There is a metro line also available from Airport to New Delhi railway station.

By Train: The nearest railway station to Kashmiri Gate is Old Delhi railway station located at a distance of around 2 km. New Delhi railway station, which connects all the major cities by train route is also 4 km from Kashmiri Gate.

By Road: Kashmiri Gate is well connected by road and metro line. Maharana Pratap ISBT is the nearest bus terminal for Kashmiri Gate. Kashmiri Gate metro station is on Delhi metro red, yellow, and violet line which is accessible from all the major places in city.

Inclusion

  • Accommodation: stay goSTOPS Rishikesh (according to the chosen variant)
  • Transportation: Volvo transfers from Delhi to Delhi
  • Meals: 2 Breakfast on day 2 and day 3
  • Activity: 9 km Rafting and Ganga aarti at Parmarth Niketan

Exclusion

  • Additional gst
  • Any meals throughout the trip other than breakfast
  • Pickup and drop facilities from bus stop to property and back
  • Personal expenses like entry charges, shopping, room heater charges, telephone, fax, internet, laundry, etc
  • Add on experiences
  • Anything not mentioned in inclusion

Advisory

  • Hostels are subject to availability.
  • goSTOPS reserves the right to change the itinerary in case of weather conditions or any other situations.
  • Entry tickets to places are not included in the package cost.
  • Any breakage or damage of any items in the hostels will be charged at actuals.

Cancellation Policy

  • If cancellation are made 30 days before the date of travel then 25.0% of total tour cost will be charged as cancellation fees
  • If cancellation are made 15 days to 30 days before the date of travel then 50.0% of total tour cost will be charged as cancellation fees
  • If cancellation are made 0 days to 15 days before the date of travel then 100.0% of total tour cost will be charged as cancellation fees
  • The applicable refund amount will be processed within 10 business days.

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, rafting can be done here up till the mid of December. The weather is chilly and sunny that further accentuates the thrill and novelty of this amazing adventure sport.
One to two days are enough to explore the key attraction of the place in case you are short on time. Otherwise 2-3 days are well enough to explore all the places in the holy adobe of Rishikesh.
Rishikesh is situated at a distance of 243 km from Delhi. One can travel from one place to another by road, air or rail as well. By Air:- The nearest airport to Rishikesh is Jolly Grant airport, Dehradun, located at a distance of 21 km from Rishikesh. One can easily hire a cab or board a bus to cover the remaining distance to Rishikesh. By Rail:- The nearest railway station is Haridwar railway station, located at a distance of 29 km from Rishikesh. One can easily hire a cab or board a bus to cover the remaining distance to Rishikesh.
The best time to visit Rishikesh is all around the year except for the months of monsoons. During the winter months of November-February when the weather is cool enough for you to enjoy the beautiful outdoor and adventure activities. This is when the temperatures range between a pleasant 6-20° C. During summers, the weather remains pleasant. It's great to see the landmarks, markets, and experiences like the Ganga Arti, etc. You can plan your Rishikesh weekend trip accordingly.
No, Rishikesh is located at an altitude of around 1,120 ft. at the foothills of the Garhwal Himalayas. The closest places to Rishikesh to enjoy snow are Auli and Mussoorie.
The best time to go rafting is the post monsoon period in the months of September to November.
Rishikesh is not only a famous pilgrimage destination but it is also known for various adventure activities. The place, with its numerous ancient ashrams and yoga studios has put not only yoga but ancient Indian Vedic studies, Ayurveda, astrology, etc. on the world map. Besides, due to its location near the Ganges, it offers activities like rafting, kayaking, cliff jumping, etc.
The distance between the 2 cities is around 243 km and it takes approximately 5 to 6 hours to reach Delhi from Rishikesh in a volvo bus.
Yes absolutely, all the safety measures will be taken by the instructor while conducting activity. This activity is done during rafting. The participants wear life jackets, so that non swimmers will be able to enjoy the activity as well.
Yes, breakfast is included in the package on Day 2.
Yes, children are allowed for rafting and cliff jumping in Rishikesh but the age limit is 14 years. Anyone above the age of 14 can enjoy the activities.

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