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Located in the State of Uttarakhand, Rishikesh can be found at the foothills of the Himalayan mountain and is known as the ‘Gateway to the Garhwal Himalayas. It is also known as ‘Yoga Capital of the World’ and has been given the nickname of Yoganagari. Being a pilgrimage town and a very holy place for Hindus, this city is visited by several Hindu devotees annually.
Best Time to Visit
The best months to visit to visit Rishikesh are between October to March with the temperature ranging between 15 to 29 degrees Celsius during these months. December and January are however the coldest months in the city with the temperature falling down to as low as 5 degrees Celsius. Summers are hot and best avoided. The nearest airport to Rishikesh is located in Dehradun and is around 35 kilometres away.
Places to Visit
With the sacred River Ganges flowing through the city, Rishikesh is home to several popular temples such as Shatrughan Temple, Bharat Temple and Laksham Temple along with Ram Jhula and Lakshman Jhula. Rishikesh is a popular tourist destination due to the white water rafting activities which are carried out on Ganges River. Tourists from both India and abroad come here to indulge in these activities. The rafting season starts in March and goes on till September as this is a summer sport. Other activities include bungee jumping, hiking, backpacking, rock climbing and mountain biking.
OYO Rooms: hotels in Rishikesh
OYO Rooms is fast becoming popular amongst travellers of all kinds due to its immensely affordable rates which remain unmatched at other places. The Rooms are quite comfortable to stay in and being located in prime areas, they make commuting within the city quick and easy. With an array of Rishikesh hotels being home to OYO Rooms, you can choose the one that suits your needs and requirements best. Devotees and religious people who are visiting the city to mainly cover the holy places here can opt from a plethora of conveniently located hotels in Rishikesh. These would include the OYO Rooms on Laxman Jhula Road, in Muni ki Reti, Tapovan and Main Badrinath Road which are in close proximity to Lakshman Jhula, Ram Jhula and Shatrughan Temple along with other important temples. Booking an accommodation in any of these places will allow you to cover all the holy places in a day or 2. Moroever, these rooms offer complimentary breakfast along with parking and laundry services. If you wish to take a dip in the holy River Ganges during your stay, then an ideal hotel in Rishikesh would be the one behind Parmarth Niketan Ashram. These OYO Premium Rooms are at walking distance to the Ganga Ghat and also near to several holy places and tourist sites. Enjoy complimentary breakfast, parking and laundry services here. Honeymoon couples and leisure travellers can opt for OYO Premium Rooms in Tapovan and Virbhadra Marg as you can relax and unwind here and visit the tourist spots and holy places at your own pace and will. These rooms offer a plethora of amenities to its guests such as parking space and complimentary breakfast and are extremely relaxing to stay in. Most of these areas are home to some great local eateries which serve local cuisine to its guests. Do try out the delicacies when staying here. Just book your perfect budget hotel in Rishikesh today and have a splendid trip in one of the holiest places in the nation.
Events in Rishikesh
International Yoga and Music Festival: November
Witness one of the coolest Yoga Festivals ever as you attend seminars and conferences with an all-inclusive approach to Ayurveda, tantric and yogic philosophy. With the added exhilaration of music concerts, live music performances etc., you will sink into peace in this festival which is organized by the Nad Yoga Trust. The International Yoga & Music Festival has been regularly organized since 2008 and is a part of state-of-the-art festivals in the month of November in India. Explore your mind, body and soul as with this amazing Yoga festival by booking your OYO now!