Rishikesh Location, Weather, And How To Reach

Rishikesh is located on the bank of the Ganga River surrounded by hills on all sides in the Uttarakhand state of India. The months of December to February are the coolest whereas May is the hottest. The maximum average temperature during May and June reaches 35 Degree Celsius. The non-veg food is not allowed in Rishikesh as it is a pilgrimage center. The nearest airport and railway station is Dehradun. There are many best hotels and Ashrams to stay Rishikesh. The best time to visit Rishikesh is from February to March as the atmosphere is pleasant and warm. Rishikesh is a safe city for visitors. 2 to 3 days is sufficient for Rishikesh. The Rishikesh Bus stand is at Adarsh gram.

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Rishikesh is a pilgrimage center having many Temples and Ashrams. The holy Ganga River flow through the Rishikesh. Rishikesh is famous for yoga classes, meditation, temples, ashrams, resorts, river rafting, and adventure activities. It is known as the Hindu pilgrimage center. Every year lakhs of people visit Rishikesh for different activities from India as well as across the world. Rishikesh is the gateway to Chardham namely Kedarnath, Badrinath, Gangotri, and Yamunotri. The famous pilgrimage place Haridwar, and hill station Mussoorie are very near to Rishikesh. This article will help you to plan a trip to the city.

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Location And Distances From Other Places

Rishikesh is located in the foothill of the Himalayas in the Dehradun district of Uttarakhand, India. It is situated at a height of 1120 feet from sea level. Rishikesh is known as the “Gateway to the Garhwal Himalayas”. The city is based on the bank of the holy river Ganga. The distance between Rishikesh to Dehradun is 43 km by road. The distance between Rishikesh to Kedarnath is 216 km by road. The distance between Rishikesh to Mussoorie is 74 km by road. The distance between Rishikesh to Haridwar is 20 km by road. The distance between Rishikesh to Nainital is 252 km by road. The distance between Rishikesh to IIMS Rishikesh is 4 km.

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Weather In Rishikesh

Rishikesh experiences three seasons summer, winter, and monsoon. The winter season in Rishikesh starts in November and ends in February. This is the cold season in Rishikesh and is enjoyable. The coolest month is January with an average temperature is 20 degrees Celsius. The summer season in Rishikesh is from March to May. The summer season is pretty humid and has hot temperatures ranging between 15 degrees to 40 degrees celsius. May is the hottest month in Rishikesh with average minimum and maximum temperatures from 23 to 39 degrees celsius. July to September is the monsoon season in Rishikesh. During monsoon season Rishikesh experiences heavy rain. July is the peak season of the monsoon. The temperature in June is 24 degrees celsius.

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How To Reach Rishikesh

Rishikesh can be reached by flight, road, and train. It is connected to all major cities in India. The details are given below

By Air: The nearest airport is Joly Grant Airport in Dehradun. The distance between Rishikesh to Dehradun Airport is 35 km. Taxis are easily available from Joly Grant airport to Rishikesh. Dehradun is connected by air to a major airport in India. The fastest way to reach Rishikesh from Delhi is by flight to Dehradun airport and the taxi to

By Road: The cheapest way to reach Rishikesh from Delhi is a bus to Rishikesh. it will take nearly 4 hours to reach Rishikesh. The Buses run to Rishikesh from Dehradun, Haridwar, and Delhi. The frequency of the busses is quite high. From Dehradun Airport and railway station, private taxis are also available for Rishikesh.

Rishikesh bus stand is located in the Adarsh Gram area of Rishikesh. From the bus stand, busses frequently run for Delhi, Haridwar, Mussoorie, Auli, Kedarnath, and Dehradun. Long-distance busses also run from the bus stand. The Ashrams, the Ganga River, Luxman Jhula, and other visiting places are within a walkable distance from the bus stand.

By Train: The nearest railway station To Rishikesh is Haridwar at a distance of 25 km. Haridwar is connected to major cities in India like Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Varanasi, Pune, Hyderabad, Banglore, Jaipur, Nagpur, Amritsar, and Indore. Some of the trains reaching Haridwar are Shatabdi Express, Jan Shatabdi Express, AC special express, and Mussoorie Express. The tourist can reach Rishikesh from Haridwar by hiring a car from Haridwar railway station. Rishikesh has no railway station.

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Best Time To Visit Rishikesh

Rishikesh has a pleasant atmosphere throughout the year. The best time to visit Rishikesh is from February to March as the weather is pleasant during these months. February to March is the best time for yoga classes as the International Yoga Festival is organized in the first week of March every year. The best time to visit Rishikesh for Bungee Jumping is from March to June and September to November. The best time to visit Rishikesh for river rafting is from October to November. Adventure sports are enjoyable during the summer season.

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