Rishikesh is a heavenly place in Uttrakhand. This is a pilgrim place for the Hindus. Yet there are many recreational and adventure activities to do for the tourists and weekend getaway goers. It boasts one of the exotic beauties of the Himalayas. The getaway spots are near to its riverbanks, mountain valley, mountain pass, mountainous forest, and mountain caves. It is a tourist-friendly place in North India.

You must check your Rishikesh tour package includes the below-mentioned ten places to see:

1. Devprayag

It is the scenic place to see the confluence of Alaknanda River and Bhagirathi River. You will be at an altitude of 2,723 above the mean sea level on the Himalayas of Uttrakhand. It is the silent getaway spot to take a dip in the river and camp on its bank. You can mediate here with alluring noise of the flowing river.

2. Dhanaulti

This is a great place for adventure-seeking people on their weekend getaway in Rishikesh. You can go valley crossing and reach Haridwar. It is the best place to trekking in the Deodar forest of the Himalayas. The people with high-energy can do rock climbing and rappel once in Dhanaulti.

3. Ganga Beach

This is a popular camping site in Rishikesh. The weekends are full, and you have to book your accommodation near Ram Lakshman Jhula Road. It is a silent place with the vibes of flowing Holly Ganges River. You can meditate on its beachside. You can relax in a spiritual atmosphere. You can do night camping on this beach with a bonfire.

4. Kaudiyala Ganga

You must reach Shivpuri in Rishikesh for white river rafting in Ganges River. It is the longest one in India with a stretch of 36-km. This is the best river topography for the beginners to professionals. This is because you can find rapids from Grade III to V. It is advisable to come in a group and enjoy this water adventure sport available in Rishikesh.

5. Neer Waterfall

It is a hidden waterfall near to Lakshman Jhula in Rishikesh. It is also a popular place for weekend getaways. You have to trek a few kilometers uphill to reach this exotic waterfall. It has a shallow pool and a large cascade. You can take a bath on this refreshing water. It is the best place to camp and enjoys your weekend with Mother Nature.

6. Rajaji National Park

The bird and animal lovers must visit this park on their weekend getaway once in Rishikesh. This is a tiger reserve with much other wildlife and birds. This is the best place to take a mountainous forest safari. It is a scenic forest with pine trees, streams and with the backdrop of Shivalik Mountain Ranges. It is the best getaway spot for nature lovers. You can spend your enter day by enjoying the wilderness of this mountainous forest and take photos.

7. Ram Jhula

You can walk over the iconic iron bridge of the River Ganges once in Rshikesh. It is a popular place for wellness tourism. You can join in a Yoga program and do Yogasanas on the banks of River Ganga. Its riverbanks are scenic to hike. This is the best place to relax your mind from the busy city life. It is a spiritual place too with many temples on its Ghats.

8. Tapovan

It is a popular place for a getaway to austerities once in Rishikesh. You can trek to see Gomukh and Gangotri Glacier. There are many caves, where you can do meditation. The Shivalik and Bhagirathi peaks are visible from Tapovan. This is the place of alfalfa, which soothes your eyes. You will have peace of mind while reaching the Tapovan.

9. Triveni Ghat

This is a holy Ghat in Rishikesh. It is the confluence place of the River Ganges, Saraswathi, and Yamuna. It will be looking holy to see the Ganga Arthi during the sunset. Taking a dip from this Ghat will purify your body and mind is the mythic beliefs of the Hindus. This is an enchanting place with spiritualism.

10. Vashistha Gufa

This spiritual place has many legends from Hindu Mythology. Yet these are silent and peaceful to do meditation on the Himalayas in rock caves. These are ancient caves, and it has not lost its enchanting aroma. You can relax your mind by visiting here and take part in deep meditation.

Rishikesh tour package is cheaper to book through an online channel. You will get some discounts and offers on your accommodation and flight tickets.

Author's Bio: 

Rahul is a travel blogger from Madhya Pradesh who is currently based in Delhi. He loves exploring remote corners of the world where he meets local people, tastes the local cuisine and learns about different ways of life. He strongly believes in the power of traveling to break down barriers and make people more tolerant of one another. Rahul lives for human moments, as it is through the various interactions with local people that he finds his happiness.