Silhouette of Trees at Sunset

2-day Itinerary for Rishikesh

Welcome to Rishikesh, where spirituality, adventure and natural splendour converge. Whether you're an adrenaline junkie, a nature enthusiast, or a soul insearch of tranquillity, Rishikesh promises something extraordinary for every visitor. In this blog, we'll unveil a 2-day itinerary for Rishikesh crafted to maximise your experience in this city, ensuring lasting memories. And don't miss out on why Neemrana: The Glasshouse on the Ganges stands out as the perfect accommodation for your Rishikesh retreat.

Day 1

Start your Rishikesh itinerary with a peaceful yoga session by the sacred banks of the Ganges River. Following this rejuvenating experience, make your way to the iconic Laxman Jhula, a suspension bridge that spans gracefully over the flowing waters below. Take your time to stroll across the bridge, allowing yourself to soak in the breathtaking panoramic views of the river and the picturesque hills that adorn its banks. Explore the bustling market near Laxman Jhula, where you can shop for souvenirs, traditional clothing, and local handicrafts. For lunch, treat yourself to an array of delectable local delicacies at the quaint cafes and eateries near Laxman Jhula. Savour the authentic taste of traditional dishes like Aloo Puri, Chole Bhature, and Rajma Chawal while taking in the captivating views of the Ganges River.

elderly woman meditating in front of a statue of Parvati on the Ganges
Group of people riding blue raft on ganges river

As the evening approaches, gear up for an adrenaline pumping adventure with river rafting on the Ganges. Feel the rush as you navigate through exhilarating rapids, immersing yourself in the stunning beauty of the river valley. River rafting in Rishikesh is an experience like no other and is sure to leave you with unforgettable memories.

Day 2

Begin your second day with a visit to the famous Beatles Ashram, also known as the Maharishi Mahesh Yogi Ashram. Explore the abandoned ashram, adorned with vibrant graffiti and murals, and discover the spiritual legacy left behind by the Beatles during their visit in the 1960s. Next, head to Neer Garh Waterfall, a hidden gem located amidst lush greenery and rocky terrain. Trek through the scenic trails surrounded by pristine nature and take a refreshing dip in the cool waters of the waterfall. For lunch, opt for a picnic at Neer Garh Waterfall, immersing yourself in nature's beauty as you enjoy your meal. Alternatively, venture back into the city centre to explore more local eateries and cafes.

Traditional domed meditation cave against misty sky in mountainous valley
Priest performing aarti with diyas

End your 2-day trip to Rishikesh with a visit to the Triveni Ghat to witness the mesmerising Ganga Aarti ceremony. Watch as priests perform rituals and offer prayers to the sacred river, accompanied by the enchanting sounds of devotional hymns and bells. Experience a sense of peace and tranquillity as you soak the spiritual atmosphere of the Ganga Aarti ceremony.

After an exciting day of exploration and adventure in Rishikesh, unwind and relax in the serene ambience of Neemrana's Glasshouse on The Ganges - 21st Century, Rishikesh. Located amidst lush greenery overlooking the majestic Ganges River, the property features beautifully designed rooms, modern amenities, and warm hospitality to ensure a comfortable and memorable stay. Whether you're seeking relaxation, adventure or spiritual rejuvenation, our hotel provides the perfect setting for an unforgettable Rishikesh itinerary.