Rishikesh Budget Travel Guide — Mark My Adventure

Rishikesh is a town on the banks of holy river Ganga in the northern state of India Uttrakhand. This is one of the spiritual places in India which beholds many legends & story. Rishikesh is known by many names like Hrishikesh, Yoga capital of the world & it also the starting point of starting a journey of 4 pilgrimage places. Badrinath, Kedarnath, Gangotri, and Yamunotri. So, a land with such variety requires a trip. I did this trip in 2019 summers. This is my knowledge of this holy place.

How To Reach

Rishikesh From Delhi:

Buses: Kashmere Gate ISBT is a place to board bus to Rishikesh. Most of the transport bus will take you till the Haridwar & from Haridwar one can take either a three-wheeler or a bus till Rishikesh. Cost of a bus from Delhi to Haridwar is Rs 650 onwards & from Haridwar to Rishikesh bus stand is Rs 30 onwards.

Trains: There are plenty of direct trains available to Haridwar & from Haridwar one can take a bus or 3 wheeler. The best train would be Janshatabdi which takes 4 to 5 hours to reach. The cost of train tickets starts from Rs 190 onwards for a sleeper seat in non-ac compartment.

Flights: Flight connectivity has been boosted in recent times & it can be one of the best modes to reach Dehradun (nearest airport). From Dehradun, Rishikesh is approx 2 hours drive. If one book flights early you can get the flight in the range of Rs 3000 onwards.

Other Information:

At 20 Km from Rishikesh there is Vashist Cave which was used by the great Vashist for meditation.

Devprayag is 2.5 hours drive from Rishikesh, a place where Alaknanda & Bhagirathi river meet to from G

Budget For Rishikesh:

Accommodation:

River Rafting & Camping:

Rishikesh is a dry place, which means you won’t be able to find any alcohol. But, considering it is a holy place you can get other stuff easily.

A budget of Rs 5000 onwards for a 3 day trip can be considered.

Things To Know About Rishikesh:

Handy Resources

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Agoda: Best place to book hotels of your liking. Agoda provides the best solution & great offer while booking a hotel.

Skyscanner: Skyscanner compares various sites & sort the flights based on the rates. A great way to check flight cost. Although the only drawback is that rates are flexible. Hence, the cost might change while you are making the payment.

Jetradar: Jetradar is a comparing site which is just like Skyscanner. But, is much more accurate & much more handy in use.

Booking: Best place to book hostel rooms. There are plenty of options available & with so many properties booking becomes much easier.

Couchsurfing: Best place to find free accommodation. It is as easy as filtering people & messaging. If you will get lucky you will find free accommodation in local resident house.

Travel Insurance: There are numerous options available to get one. So, you can choose anything which suits your requirement. Make sure you read the terms & conditions before buying one.

A trip is incomplete without the pics.Buy an iphone to click some breath taking pics. Apart from a phone camera, I use GoPro an adventure camera to shoot video & click high definition photos. The product is pretty handy & captures mind blogging videos. GoPro is easy & handy to use, which makes it a must buy. So, these are my trip essentials.

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