The holy river Ganga flowing in between the hills

Plan Your Road Trip to Rishikesh

Rishikesh, the land of temples and ashrams, is the perfect weekend getaway for those looking to escape the hustle and bustle of city life. Travelling to Rishikesh takes around 5 hours from Gurgaon and Delhi (268 and 263 km respectively), 4 hours from Noida (233 km) and 3 hours from Meerut (160 km). Due to its unique positioning, a road trip to Rishikesh is a great opportunity to experience the beauty of the natural landscapes along with the wonderful local culture.

When planning your trip to Rishikesh, it's important to plan carefully. Firstly, it's important to check the weather forecast and pack accordingly. Rishikesh is located in the foothills of the Himalayas, so the weather can be quite unpredictable. Make sure to carry a light jacket or sweater, as it can get quite chilly in the evening.

A picturesque view of the hills and grasslands at Rishikesh

It's also a good idea to familiarise yourself with the route and plan your pit stops. The distance from Delhi to Rishikesh is around 260 km and it takes just over 5 hours to complete this trip by car. There are a few good options for pit stops along the way, such as Haridwar, which is around 20 km from Rishikesh, where you can take a dip in the holy Ganges or visit the temples and ashrams.

Godavari The Glasshouse on the Ganges Above Rishikesh 1

Accommodation in Rishikesh is also not a problem. There are many options available for staying in Rishikesh - from budget-friendly guest houses to luxury resorts, you can choose an option that best suits your needs and budget. One of the best luxury hotels in Rishikesh is Neemrana’s Glasshouse on the Ganges. We offer splendid accommodations that are set in natural stone and surrounded by forests with cobbled pathways. From white water rafting to relaxing yoga sessions, we offer a range of activities to make your stay in Rishikesh all the more riveting.

When planning your Delhi to Rishikesh trip, it's also important to keep in mind that Rishikesh is a holy city, so be sure to dress modestly and respect the local customs and traditions. Additionally, it's always a good idea to carry a first aid kit and a map or a GPS device to be on the safe side.

Assuming that you stay for 2 days and 1 night, we could suggest an itinerary for you. On the first day of your trip to Rishikesh, you could visit Parmarth Niketan Ashram, one of the largest and most popular ashrams in Rishikesh. Take a dip in the holy waters of the Ganges at Triveni Ghat. Walk along the banks of the river and visit the many temples and ashrams lining the ghats. End your day by relishing a traditional Indian dinner in a local restaurant.

People dressed in saffron resting near the river at Parmarth Niketan Ashram

Begin your second day by waking up early for a sunrise yoga and meditation session at Neemrana’s Glasshouse on the Ganges. Later, you could take a boat ride on the Ganges to explore the many caves and temples along the river. Visit the Beatles Ashram, a graffiti-covered spot where the famous band used to meditate and write music. Afterwards, you can visit Rajaji National Park for an evening safari. You could also join our trekking group towards Neer Garh waterfalls to get an up-close view of the majestic outpour.

An egg shaped building with graffiti at the Beatles ashram

Rishikesh is also known for its adventure sports, such as bungee jumping, zip lining and river rafting. These activities are a great way to get your adrenaline pumping and experience the natural beauty of Rishikesh. Bungee jumping in Jumpin Heights is a must-do activity when you’re here. It's a great way to experience the thrill of falling while also enjoying the picturesque beauty of the city.

Overall, a road trip to Rishikesh is a great way to experience a magical and blissful way of living. With plenty of things to see and do, it's the perfect weekend getaway for anyone looking for a change of scenery. So, plan your weekend trip to Rishikesh today and embark on an adventure you'll never forget! With so many exciting things to do and see, you'll be sure to have a great time on your road trip to Rishikesh. Whether you're travelling alone, with friends or with family, this trip is sure to be one of the best experiences of your life.