Destinations around the world for increasing wellness and immunity : 4. Rishikesh

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Location: Uttarakhand , India

Destination type : Wellness Destination

Rishikesh is considered to be the Yoga capital of the world. It is the best place to increase your inner strength and physical well being. Rishikesh in Sanskrit language means Lord of the Senses . It has been attracting tourists, truth seekers and sages since ancient times. The river Ganga, the Himalayan climate, the presence of yogis has made it a much preferred wellness destination. Several, Yoga retreats, Spas, Ayurveda centers, Holistic healing centers etc can be seen around.

History of  Rishikesh

  1. This is the place where mythological saint Raibhya performed penance
  2. After the visit of the famous sage Shankaracharya in 9th AD the fame of this place shot up
  3. There was a jute bridge across river Ganga which was supposed to be made by Lord Ram’s brother Lakshman
  4. The Jute Bridge was replaced by Iron suspension bridge in 1889.
  5. The Beatles music band came to Rishikesh in the 1960s to study yoga

Activities for tourists at Rishikesh

  1. Join a yoga class
  2. Attend a wellness program
  3. Meditate in the banks of Ganga
  4. Go for trekking
  5. Visit Lakshman Jhoola

How to reach there


Nearest airport is Dehradun airport. It has flights to :

  1. Delhi
  2. Mumbai
  3. Varanasi,
  4. Bengaluru etc


The station acts as source station for Hemkunt Express which runs from Rishikesh to Jammu Tawi and Jammu Tawi to Rishikesh.


October to February is the perfect time for visiting Rishikesh.

Season Average temperature
Winter ( October to february) 10°C to 30°C
Summer ( April to June) 35°C to 45°C


Nearby destinations for tour operators / travel agents

  1. Haridwar( 22kms away)
  2. Dehradun(50 kms away)
  3. Kedarnath (105kms away)
  4. Nainital ( 250kms away)
  5. Mussourie ( 78 kms away)

Some hotels in Rishikesh for tourists and tour operators with room tariff less than Rs.5000/- per night

Venus Suite Hotel

Hotel Alida

Melrose House

Pamukkale Ninova Thermal Spa & Hotel

Anatolia Hotel

Some wellness centers in Rishikesh

Ayurveda Wellness Center

Veda5 Wellness Ayurveda Center & Yogashala

Healing Meditation Centre

Rajendra yoga and wellness center

Avyuk Ayurveda Center

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