Rishikesh – A Blissful Abode

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A chaos free charming little town on the banks of river Ganga where time stops. A place with an unusual positive vibe which will lure you and offer the moment to unwind yourself in the laps of nature. A destination with an amazing fusion of spirituality, adventure, food & shopping where you can enjoy the varied flavors of life. Yes, it’s none other than Rishikesh A Blissful Abode Come, let’s explore an unusual bliss.

Lakshman Jhula - Rishikesh A Blissful Abode - The Backpackers Group

Tera Manzil Mandir is also known as Trimbakeshwar temple where all the 13 floors have idols of 13 different God. A know tourist spot.

Rishikesh, a divine destination, takes you on a journey where blissfulness greets you in various ways. The melodious recurring chants of the mantras by the river, heart pleasing chirps, sun peeking through the clouds of the misty atmosphere and the golden rays castings its reflections on the sparkling water of river Ganga, the sight is a perfect blend to skip your heartbeat. From dusk to dawn the sky of Rishikesh dresses in varied hues. At every hour, it offers a sight that you can’t afford to miss. The unique appeal, the soulful charm, and the hidden beauty of the sky is bound to mesmerize you.

Sunset at Ram Jhula - Rishikesh A Blissful Abode - The Backpackers Group

A sight which you cannot miss out on. Rishikesh A Blissful Abode

For years, Rishikesh has been known for its peace, charm, serenity and solitude. Life at Rishikesh never gets boring. Sitting on the bank of the holy river dipping your feet in it, you feel like sitting for hours and get yourself soaked in the divine peace. Time flies, yet you keep observing the unique features and love unwinding your spirit with nature. It’s a kind of destination which will never remind you of your home.

Absorbing Bliss at Ram Jhula Ghat - Rishikesh A Blissful Abode - The Backpackers Group

A perfect place to sit and feel the eternal bliss – Rishikesh A Blissful Abode

When in Rishikesh, you also cannot escape the overwhelming view of the Ganga Aarti at Ram Ghat and Parmarth Ashram. The evening Ganga Aarti on one side and the setting sun on the other is a one-of-a-kind moment, It is never before, never again, perhaps once-a-lifetime experience.

But this is not it Rishikesh has more surprises for you to encounter.

Ganga Aarti - Rishikesh A Blissful Abode - The Backpackers Group

One of those moments that money can’t buy. Ganga Aarti.

Throwing Back to Adventure – Bliss seekers

Experiencing nature is the perfect start to your trip. And amidst nature, quench your traveling thirst by throwing yourself into adventurous activities. Rishikesh is the hub of all adventures lovers. Here, you not only get spiritual inspiration, but you also witness the most exhilarating moments of your life. From the bungees to the rafting, from the cliff jumping to body surfing and not to miss, the famous flying fox. Here in Rishikesh, you can fulfill your soulful quest for thrill and fun.

“Daredevils, brace yourself”, Rishikesh offer India’s highest bungee jump of 83 mts where you can fall like a free bird and the swing hangs you like the pendulum. Above all lies the most adventurous in-air thrill – Flying Fox. You can either go alone or in a group of three and see yourself flying in the air at a speed of 160 km/per. Besides bungee jumping and flying fox, you can also experience the Giant Swing. Whoa!!! What a thrill!!

Bunjee Jumping - Rishikesh A Blissful Abode - The Backpackers Group

Suck in your gut & throw yourself for the ultimate bliss – Image Source

Done playing with air, now look up to the river, surrounded by hills, mountains and jungle. There’s another set of adventures awaits you. Rafting activity is something that you don’t find much in India. This activity will definitely make you feel the strength of Mother Nature.

Are you DARING enough? Then this one is for you. 21 km’s of rafting through the humongous tides, 20 feet jump from the cliff in the chilly river and body surfing in midstream of the river.     Get the Goosebumps!!

Rafting in Rishikesh - Rishikesh A Blissful Abode - The Backpackers Group

Feel the chill of thrill by rafting in Rishikesh – Image Source

If you still remain unquenched, trek the jungle, remember you’re being watched. Trek through the forests and encounter the scary, creepy roar of different species of wildlife which you haven’t even heard off.  Here you are at the bottom of the ecosystem and you have all right to be afraid. This is Rishikesh A Blissful Abode. The only destination, you shall find true bliss through adventures.

Relishing Unlimited Food

Don’t get surprised! Rishikesh has really amazing food joints for the foodie freaks that you wouldn’t have thought of, trust me. I bet you would not stop drooling.

While strolling around the Ghats and pleasing your eyes, don’t forget to gratify your yelling stomach. On the bank of river Ganga at Lakshman Jhula, delight your taste buds with mouth smacking and finger licking Chinese, Indian, Italian Mexican & Israeli cuisine at a very affordable price along with a mesmerizing view of the Ganga. What else do you need?

Of all the food joints, Little Buddha Cafe is undoubtedly the best. You can also drop into Madras Cafe, Tulsi Cafe, Devraaj Coffee Corner and The Pyramid Cafe at the Lakshman Jhula. Savour yourself with best-quality food.

Little Buddha Cafe - Rishikesh A Blissful Abode - The Backpackers Group

For all the food junkies, you should not miss this. Little Buddha main nahi khaya toh Rishikesh kyu aaya!

Even then if your mind pricks you with I-am-still-not-done thought, stand by the road-side stalls. Grab some on-the-go munchies like masala aloo, roasted sweet potato locally called as sakarkand, and have it like the way you desire. There are also other local street food options. Stuff your mouth, relish the taste and complete your food fest in Rishikesh.

Flavor of Rishikesh - Rishikesh A Blissful Abode - The Backpackers Group

Taste the ultimate road side flavor of the Rishikesh.

Enjoying Unending Shopping

Food and shopping go hand in hand. While munching the tasty munchies, enter the handicrafts market. The local, Tibetan and organic products showcase the various themes of Rishikesh. The hand-knitted bags, the stone sculptures and every small item bear the touch of the eternal place. Go indigenous, set yourself on a shopping spree, and carry your Rishikesh memories, only to treasure them for the future.

Shopping in rishikesh - Rishikesh A Blissful Abode - The Backpackers Group

Look out for amazing handicraft and antique item – Image Source

Before occupying your dinner chair, stroll around the Ram Jhula and Lakshman Jhula Ghats and eyewitness the heaven falling down to worship the mighty river Ganga. Sit by the banks, feel the breeze, watch-out the starts, and re-discover tranquility. You then blend with the atmosphere and find your gateway to ultimate blissfulness.

Sunset at Ram Ghat - Rishikesh A Blissful Abode - The Backpackers Group

With such diverse experiences, Rishikesh is truly a unique blend of all emotions. Rishikesh A Blissful Abodeis a perfect gateway to redefine peace and re-discover yourself.

Where to stay in Rishikesh?

Tapovan is undoubtedly the perfect place offering accommodation of all ranges. From standard guest houses to 5-star properties with river-facing rooms; you get the best within your budget. The place is a hot-spot of popular cafes. It has booking offices for adventurous activities. You can also rent bikes and set off on wonderful journeys of exploring Rishikesh A Blissful Abode.

If you wish to stay on the river bank and enjoy the amazing river view, go for Aloha on the Ganges or Divine Ganga Cottage. Both inns are well-equipped with modern accommodation facilities and services.

Tapovan is located at 5kms from major sightseeing places of Rishikesh. Thus, visiting places like Ram Jhula, Lakshman Jhula, Tera Manzil Mandir, Parmarth Ashram, Maharishi Mahesh Yogi Ashram or The Beatles Ashram, Triveni Ghat, Geeta Bhavan is very convenient. There are good means of transportation and excellent connectivity.

How to Reach Rishikesh A Blissful ABODE

By Road (recommended): Rishikesh is well connected by road routes by most North Indian destinations like Delhi, Dehradun, Haridwar, Himachal Pradesh, Punjab & Haryana. Of all these places, Delhi has better connectivity, which is why; most tourists prefer booking buses from the capital city. Based on your preference, you can go for luxury, sleeper and semi-sleeper buses. These buses leave from Delhi ISBT Kashmir Gate.

By Rail: You only get direct trains to Rishikesh from Haridwar. Haridwar has good rail network with most Indian cities like Mumbai, Delhi, Amritsar, Dehradun etc.

From Haridwar, you can also take the road route. It takes around 45 mins by bus and 30 mins by taxi.

By Air: Jolly Grant Airport in Dehradun is the closest airport. Dehradun has regular flights from other airports within India.

Happy Tripping to Rishikesh A Blissful Abode.

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6 thoughts on “Rishikesh – A Blissful Abode

  1. Bidisha Banik

    Wow, lovely post. Rishikesh is my all time favourite too. And did u really try bungee jumping? If yes, kudos to you! Also, a pretty cool blog you got there. Keep travelling and keep writing even if the people around you don’t know much about your passion for travel. 🙂

    1. Urvesh Bhatt Post author

      Thanks, I am glad that you liked it.
      Rishikesh is also my favourite destination. 🙂

  2. Traveller enthusiast

    Very useful post for first time traveller to Rishikesh

  3. Urvesh Bhatt Post author

    Hi, Thanx.
    Its a while now since I have been blogging.

  4. Hill Station Gangtok

    Hey, very nice site. I came across this on Google, and I am stoked that I did. I will definitely be coming back here more often. Wish I could add to the conversation and bring a bit more to the table, but am just taking in as much info as I can at the moment. Thanks for sharing.

    Keep Posting:)

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