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Located in the state of Uttaranchal, Rishikesh is the centre for all manner of New Age activity and Hindu belief. It is here in Rishikesh that the holy river Ganges leaves the mountains and joins the plains for the long journey east to the Bay of Bengal. The whole area is considered sacred for Hindus, as it is believed that meditation here leads to the attainment of salvation. Rishikesh has attracted poets, artists and mystics for thousands of years. Hindus regard it as highly as Muslims regard Mecca. Meat and alcohol are forbidden, and inhabitants display a public air of sanctimony.

Gaining instant fame in the 1960s as the site where ‘The Beatles’ met their guru, Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, the guru whose Transcendental Meditation Centre still markets his spiritual programs, Rishikesh is an ideal place to meditate and study yoga. Pilgrims clad in loincloths tread the town’s streets or pitch camp on the banks of the sacred Ganges, which sweeps majestically through the town and out onto the great Indian plains. Head for Triveni Ghat to watch pilgrims participate in the daily worship ritual known as Aarti.

Rishikesh is home to many ashrams, particularly Hatha but also Vivekenanda, Sivananda, Osho and the Bihar school of yoga. It is a different style of yoga to that of the West but the slow and spiritual atmosphere is well suited to the Indian style of yoga.

Rishikesh is an ideal base camp for trekking in the nearby Himalayas and white water rafting.

To get you started with planning your holiday to Rishikesh, we have showcased below some popular itineraries requested by our clients which we hope will inspire your visit to India

Lord Curzon Trail | India
Lord Curzon Trail
12 days FROM $2,199

A wonderful trek through beautiful countryside, following a trail that winds through a series of pastures and shepherd camps, with superb views of the Indian Himalayas and the crossing of the Kauri Pass where views can be had of towering Nanda Devi (7816m).

Ananda Spa | Himalayas | India
Ananda Spa
4 days FROM $2,899

Set amongst virgin forest in the Himalayan foothills, Ananda Spa is ranked in the top 10 Spa Hotels of the world and offers total rejuvenation in an environment of peace, solitude and luxury.

Ghats and Ram Jhula Bridge| Rishkesh | India
Rishikesh
4 days FROM $599

Gaining instant fame as the site where ‘The Beatles’ travelled to visit their guru, Rishikesh is an ideal place to meditate, study yoga or simply relax. This tranquil town is surrounded by beautiful mountains and bisected by the mighty Ganges.

Tailormade Holidays to Rishikesh

On the Go are expert at planning holidays in India — tailored to suit your individual requirements. Please have a look at some of the tailormade itineraries below that we have created for our clients which include Rishikesh.

Ananda in the Himalayas, Rishikesh
Our Category: Deluxe   |   Regional Category: 5 Star Hotel

An award winning, world class spa, Ananda is a luxury, holistic retreat in the Himalayas.

Glasshouse, Rishikesh
Our Category: Standard   |   Regional Category: Standard Heritage

The Glasshouse is a little oasis just outside of Rishikesh, This secluded property has six cottages overlooking the Ganges and the mountains beyond. Its private spring water matches the qualities of the best mineral waters in the world–which you can bathe in! The Glasshouse offers leisure, reading, log fires and even a barbecue near the banks of the river.

Himalayan Hideaway, Rishikesh
Our Category: Standard   |   Regional Category: Standard Lodge

The Himalayan Hideaway is a simple, comfortable lodge set in beautiful gardens with panoramic views.

Accommodation on Tour

For all our tours and tailor-made holidays we provide you with a clear categorisation of all hotels we use. The REGIONAL CATEGORY indicates the local rating of each hotel in each respective country. We have also rated each hotel using OUR CATEGORY, which will be in line with generally accepted western hotel grading standards.

Simple
Basic hotels and simple accommodation is a no frills option with an adventurous authentic feel.

Standard
Standard accommodation equates to a Western 3-star standard, always featuring en-suite rooms and usually a restaurant.

Superior
Superior accommodation equates to a Western 4-star standard, featuring en-suite rooms and usually a restaurant and often a swimming pool and/or a fitness centre.

Deluxe
Deluxe accommodation equates to a Western 5-star standard, usually featuring spacious, en-suite rooms, a restaurant, swimming pool and fitness centre and an array of amenities, excellent service and customer care.

Lavish
Lavish accommodation equates to a Western 5-star plus standard - the creme de la creme. Featuring spacious, en-suite rooms, a restaurant, swimming pool and fitness centre and an array of amenities, this accommodation is a cut above the rest. Sheer opulence!

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