Rishikesh Tours and Travels
Located in the state of Uttarakhand, 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 spiritualists 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.Read More
Here are some popular itineraries that include a visit to Rishikesh
If you are planning a Rishikesh holiday, have a look at some of the accommodation that we recommend. 'Our Rating' indicates how we feel each property rates according to normal Western hotel standards. 'Local Rating' indicates how the property is categorised/rated locally:
Ananda in the Himalayas Rishikesh
An award winning, world class spa, Ananda is a luxury, holistic retreat in the Himalayas. Each room is decorated with a neutral, calming palate and are decked with stylish and comfortable furnishings. Each rooms has its own private balcony, from which panoramic views of the of the surrounding valley can be had. In addition, there is a restaurant, serving Indian and international food as well as a pool and a tea lounge. The hotel is 1 hour drive from Dehradun's Jolly Grant airport and a 1 hour drive from Haridwar railway station.
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. The hotel offers leisure, reading, log fires and even a barbecue near the banks of the river. The Glasshouse is 23 km from the centre of Rishikesh. Set in a lychee and mango orchard of the Maharajas of Tehri Garhwal, with a garden of tropical plants, full of rare birds and butterflies, it has a sand beach of its own.
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.
Basic hotels and simple accommodation is a no frills option with an adventurous authentic feel.
Standard accommodation equates to a Western 3-star standard, always featuring en-suite rooms and usually a restaurant.
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 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 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!
Rishikesh Tailor made suggestions
Here are some of the recent tailor made itineraries we have created for our clients which include a visit to Rishikesh.