Rishikesh, one of the beautiful hill stations of India is located in Uttarakhand. Uttarakhand is known for several beautiful hill stations and forest reserves. Rishikesh is a wonderful holy place, which is really the pride of Uttarakhand. This beautiful town is situated on the banks of the Chandrabhaga and Ganga Rivers. It is also called as 'Gateway to the Himalayas', which is 230 km away from the National Capital Delhi. Some of the major destinations of this place are Neelkanth Temple, Trayambakeshwar Temple, Swarg Ashram, Triveni Ghat, Shivanand Jhoola or Ram Jhoola, Lakshman Jhula, and Kailas Ashram Brahmavidya Peetham. Tourist must not miss the Triveni Ghat, where they can watch the much famous Ganga Arti. This spiritual and religious place also offers several thrilling activities like rock climbing to cliff jumping, trekking and from kayaking to white water rafting.
Rishikesh is one of the best places in the world for white water rafting on the River Ganga (Ganges). Adventurous and sports enthusiasts can get an unmatched high and thrill experience. The ideal rafting seasons are September-November and March-April-May. The fast and furious the Ganga River makes rafter's crazy. It allows them to discover the strength. The camps of Rishikesh are surrounded with natural and serene surroundings, nature treks, camp fire activities etc.
By Air: Jolly Grant Airport is the nearest airport from Rishikesh, which is in close proximity of Dehradun about 15 km away. This recently renovated airport handles just two flights from Delhi.
By Train: Train route is very well connected to Rishikesh to Haridwar. Tourist can also take the train to Haridwar and continue by bus. There are many trains to Haridwar from Delhi, some of them are: Shatabadi Express, Jan Shatabdi, AC Special Express, Mussoorie Express.
By Road: Rishikesh is well connected with buses. It is about 230 km away from Delhi. AC Buses, Deluxe Buses facilities are easily available and this journey may take about 5-7 hours. Tourist can easily find travel agencies that can book luxury buses to common destinations like Delhi, Jaipur, Pushkar and Varanasi.