Rishikesh – The yoga capital of the world, attracts thousands of tourists all year round. Be it a seasonal month or off-seasonal month, this place has a charm all year round and you can hang around just like locals.
The first step in your itinerary must be booking the best hotel in Rishikesh.
It’s quite easy to find accommodation in Rishikesh as this city has all kinds of budget-friendly accommodations but to have a luxurious yet affordable hotel stay you must book our hotel.
Now once you’ve booked a stay at a luxury hotel in Rishikesh near Ganga you can hop onto planning which places you can visit.
Here are 8 ways you can explore Rishikesh like a local:
Local sightseeing in a scooter
Once you’ve reached Rishikesh (the Himalayan foothills) then the first thing you should do is to go sightseeing. There are many attractions for example old bridges holding religious sentiments like Ram jhula and Laxman jhula, Janki setu as well as ashrams like Parmarth Niketan, Swarg Ashram, Gita Bhawan, Shivanand Ashram, Vashistha cave, Jhilmil gufa etc. you can hire a cab or scooty or can even walk around as all these places are nearby.
Stay in the best hotel in Rishikesh and get an opportunity to visit all the famous temples as we have easy access to a lot of temples. Here’s a list of temples you can visit as locals do-
- Tera manzil or Trimbakeshwar temple.
- Bhootnath temple.
- Kunjapuri temple.
- Madhuban Ashram.
- Neelkanth Mahadev temple.
- Raghunath temple.
- Virbhadra temple.
Enjoy waterfalls, sunsets and photography sessions at the famous spots
Rishikesh is a haven for photography lovers. You can capture sunsets in the evening from anywhere like river banks, high viewpoints, etc. Neergarh and Patna waterfall are other spots for fun and photography. The “Beatles Ashram” should be on your bucket list, the graffiti there can get you the most Instagram-worthy pictures.
Attend the Ganga aarti
A trip to Rishikesh would be incomplete if you don’t attend the aarti at Triveni ghat. There are 3-4 ghats where Ganga aarti takes place every evening, if you can find accommodation in a hotel in Rishikesh near Ganga all ghats would be accessible and you can enjoy the aarti just like locals.
Visit cafés and soak in the view
Most of the cafes are located near the river where you can chill and enjoy the vibe. Locals mostly visit cafes in the evening to enjoy city lights or in the morning to grab breakfast.
Shopping from the local market
The most interesting market for a traveller would be around Laxman and Ram jhula. Lodge in our luxury hotel in Rishikesh and you can easily reach these markets to shop many interesting kinds of stuffs.
Ayurveda and yoga
A traveller should take few yoga classes if you visit Rishikesh and for ultimate relaxation, there are local spas where you can take ayurvedic spa treatments.
Locals like some adrenaline rush
During your stay in hotels in Rishikesh near Ganga, you’ll realize the locals here are adventurous and fun just like the place. We suggest you try white water river rafting, bungee jumping, and trekking as Rishikesh is a gateway for many treks in the Himalayas.