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By plane
==Understand==
The center of town where the train and bus stations can be found is of little interest to most travelers. Further north-east are 2 bridges spanning the Ganges, '''Ram Jhula''' [http://www.therishikesh.com/ramjhula.php] and '''Lakshman Jhula'''[http://www.therishikesh.com/laxmanjhula.php], at either end of these bridges are the main hubs of activity and interest.
Most accommodation and restaurants can be found near Lakshman Jhula, High Bank and Swarg Ashram.
===By plane===
Rishikesh is in close proximity of [[Dehradun]]'s Jolly Grant Airport (about 15 km) - a small, quiet and recently renovated airport handling just two flights from Delhi. The runway is being extended and will possibly then handle flights from other metros as of now there are flights only from Delhi (The capital of India).
===By car===
Delhi airport to Rishikesh by car is a good option for a hassle free traveling specially for foreign tourists who are traveling to India for the first time. It's a 6 to 7 hours journey. Prices vary from US$ 85 for an air conditioned compact car to US$ 125 for an air conditioned SUV (but rates are much higher if one avails these services from prepaid taxi booths located at the airport). Lovee Travels offers excellent services round The direct number for the clockcab company in Laksman Jula is 0135 2442097. Operating from Rishikesh it offers pick up Cost for a transfer to/from Delhi or Dehradun Airports,Railway stationsairport is 35, at a very reasonable price. They also offer package trips. Contact Mr.Ajay @000 IRS (0includes all taxes and tolls) 9568258721and naturally must be arranged in advance for airport pickups. Making arrangements at the airport in impossible, and improbable from else where in Delhi for these prices.
===By train===
===By bus===
From [[Delhi]] the city is about 230 km away and is well connected with buses. A bus journey may take about 5-7 hours - depending on the traffic - and costs you about Rs 130-350. An AC Bus will cost about Rs 250-500700. In Rishikesh, there are several travel agencies scattered around Swarg Ashram and Lakshman Jhula that can book luxury buses to common destinations like [[Delhi]] (Rs 250-500700), [[Jaipur]], [[Pushkar]] and [[Varanasi]]. The right time to visit would be February, March, August-October. In July there is a festival called Saavan where thousands of people flock to Rishikesh. Major roads are blocked and hotels are crowded. It is better to avoid travelling to Rishikesh during that time.
==Get around==
==See==
[[Image:Trayambakeshwar.JPG|thumb|Trayambakeshwar Temple, Lakshman Jhula]]
* <see name="Triveni Ghat" alt="" address="" directions="" phone="" url="http://www.therishikesh.com/triveni.php" hours="" price="" lat="" long="" email="" fax="">This is a bathing ghat. Daily in the morning and evening there are thousands who take bath here and enjoy the Maha Aarti being performed. It is very soothing to sit on the banks of the river and enjoy the cool breeze from the river.</see>* '''Bharat Mandir'''[http://www.therishikesh.com/bharat_mandir.php]* '''Lakshman Jhula'''[http://www.therishikesh.com/laxmanjhula.php]
* <see name="Gita Bhavan" alt="" address="" directions="" phone="" email="" fax="" url="" hours="" price="">Place of Guru Shri Ram Sukh Daasji, (the great thinker of his time) Popular among the Hindu Brahmin Community. Twice a year people gather at this ashram to read the Ramayana together.
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* Check into an '''Ashram''' to study yoga, meditation and Hindu philosophy.
*'''White Water Rafting''' Rishikesh is very popular for its rafting on the River Ganga (Ganges). Season: September-November and March-April-May are ideal for rafting. The rafting will go on for several kilometres, and the path is interspersed with rapids, ranging from Level 1 to Level 5, in order of difficulty. At the end of the trip, you have the option of jumping some 20 feet from a ledge into the water. There are several local travel agencies, offering these rafting trips. The package usually includes an overnight camp on the banks of the river, with a brilliant and dangerous trek among the hills in the morning. If one has time, courses in rafting are also offered. [http://riverrafting-rishikeshwww.therishikesh.com/rafting.php]
*'''Camping''' is a recreational activity that does not have any age limit. Any individual who likes to explore new places and enjoy the beauty and serenity of nature can embark on a camping voyage. Camping in Rishikesh on the Ganga beach offer an environment to wake up with the birds cher chew and can swim in the fresh water of the river Ganges. Camping in Rishikesh is a very popular activity.[http://rishikeshriverrafting.com]
*'''Kayaking''' is the use of a kayak for moving across water. Kayaking is differentiated from canoeing by the fact that a kayak has a closed cockpit and a canoe has an open cockpit. They also use a two bladed paddle. Another major difference is in the way the paddler sits in the boat. Kayakers sit in a seat on the bottom of the boat with their legs extended out in front of them. Canoeists will either sit on an elevated bench seat or kneel directly on the bottom of the boat. Whitewater kayaking is the sport of paddling a kayak on a moving body of water, typically a whitewater river. Whitewater kayaking can range from simple, carefree gently moving water, to demanding, dangerous whitewater. One can learn this sport by taking kayaking courses from [http://www.team4adventure.com]
*'''Trekking''' There are a lot of soft treks available around Rishikesh. Some of them take you to beautiful and hidden waterfalls. These beautiful natural wonders are 2-6 kms from Laxman Jhula and are hidden in this region, this the nearby forest[http://www.rishikeshriverrafting.com/trekking_waterfall_rishikesh.htm]. One also has the option to trek to Neelkanth Mandir(11 Kms). It is an optional thing as some people love advisable to walk go in nature and do a bit of bird watching and some prefer to be at group than wandering in the camp and relax wild alone and they are already tired with the activities they have donerisking your life.
*'''Astrology servicesNear By Excursions''' like personal horoscope and Palm reading from the renowned Astrologer B.P.Uniyal There are quite popular among the foreign touristsmany small excursion/sight seeing tours for half day or one day. You will have Like to provide your personal particulars like date and time of birthVashishtha cave, Kunjapuri temple (1700Mts), Neer Gaddu Water fall, Mussorie,city of birth etcHaridwar. for the calculations Guides and you taxi can ask your personal queries and suggestions as per your chart.Palm Reading costs Rs 200 and the full chart horoscope cost around Rs 500. One can also learn astrology herebe booked in many travel agencies. You can personally book an appointment for a palm reading For more information or Horoscope session at "Ganga Astrology centre" near German Bakery, Laxman Jhula. email [email protected] and phone no is 9897483488. booking you can also ask for your horoscope to be sent to your email idcall at 9927213649 or 0135-2440111.
*'''Astrology services''' Astrology services like personal horoscope and Palm reading from Dr. Gaurav Agrawal and the renowned Astrologer B.P.Uniyal are quite popular among the foreign tourists. There is also a center for learning palmistry in the name Indian Palmistry Institute [http://www.indianpalmistryinstitute.com] near Police Station Laxman Jhula. you can book a session or ask for course at +91-9358549482 or by email [email protected] You will have to provide your personal particulars like date and time of birth,city of birth etc. for the calculations and you can ask your personal queries and suggestions as per your chart.Palm Reading costs Rs 300 and the full chart horoscope cost around Rs 500. One can also learn astrology here. You can personally book an appointment for a palm reading or Horoscope session at "Ganga Astrology centre" near German Bakery, Laxman Jhula. email [email protected] and phone no is 9897483488. you can also ask for your horoscope to be sent to your email id.* <do name="Bungee Jump" alt="" address="" directions="15km ahead of Rishikesh on Rishikesh-Neelkanth road" phone="7830335577" url="http://www.jumpingheights.com/" hours="" price="" lat="" long="">You can try bungee jump at Jumpin Heights. It is a unique experience in India, a jump from 83 mtrs just above a natural river and have the time of your life. Bungee for Rs. 28003000(inc. Rs 300 transport from Laxman Jhula and back) and Fox Flying for Rs. 18002000(inc. Rs 300 transport from Laxman Jhula and back)</do>
*<do name="Mukeshji's Jungle Vibes" alt="" address="Shisham Jhari,Rishikesh" directions="Near Dayanand Ashram" phone="09411312049" url="" hours="" price="" lat="" long="">. Have a once in a life time experience of making the Australian Didgeridoos, African Djmbes and other musical instruments in the guidance of iconic Mukeshji while he enthrals you with his hilarious stories and takes you along with him in his Himalayan Journeys. A person visiting here finds himself/herself in a selected crowd of music aficionados and extreme adventurers from around the world.</do>
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*<do name="Soma Reiki centre" alt="" address="" directions="Near the Swargashram Taxi stand" phone="0091 98 97 73 26 79" email="[email protected], " fax="" url="" hours="" price=""> run by soma a local reiki master which is in Gita Ashram</do>
'''Yoga,''' of course! It's on offer everywhere, and most styles are represented. Rishikesh considers itself to be the yoga capital of the world. Yoga teacher training is offered several places.
'''*<do name="Himalayan Yoga Academy" alt="YogaTeacher Training and Certification School in Rishikesh" address="Next door Swargashram Police Post,''' Ram Jhula" directions="20 metres left of course! ItRam Jhula Bridge" phone="9412029817" url="http://www.yogaacademy.in" hours="9am-5pm" price="" lat="30.122482" long="78.315203" email="[email protected]">Himalayan Aoga Academy offers yoga teacher training courses under RYT 200 and RYT 500 standards. The school's on offer everywheretraining program is registered with Yoga Alliance (USA). Course fee includes meals and accommodation, all extracurricular activities including rafting and trekking, and concerts. Free wi-fi is available 24/7. Food menu is unbeatable including Indian, continental, Japanese and Russian cuisine. Being the most styles are represented. reputable yoga school in Rishikesh considers itself to be the , HYA employs 7 most popular yoga capital of the worldteachers in Rishikesh: Surinder Singh, Yogacharya Rajendra pandey, Yogacharya Naveen Joshi, Yogacharya Ashish Koshik, Dr. Usha Vaishnava, Yogendra Mishra and Buddhi Prakash. Swami Yogananda Maharaj Babaji is a frequent guest at Himalayan Yoga teacher training is offered several placesAcademy. </do>
*<do name="Himalayan Yoga GurukulRishikesh Yog Peeth" alt="Bhuwan Chandra RYS 200, 500 - Registered Yoga & Music Schoolwith Yoga Alliance - USA" address="Next door Krishna Cottage, Swargashram Police Post, Ram Jhula" directions="20 metres left of Ram Jhula Bridge, look for Music School signnear Chotiwala Restaurant" phone="9412029817+919557016661" url="http://www.himalayanyogagurukulrishikeshyogpeeth.com" hours="9am-5pm" price="300INR hourUS$ 1250" lat="30.122482" long="78.315203" email="bhuwan_b30info@yahoorishikeshyogpeeth.co.incom">Yoga Offers 200, 300 and 500-hour residential hatha yoga teacher's training all levels, internationally recognised certification. Special music concerts arranged for groups. Music classes courses in Rishikesh with additional 100-hours training(course fee includes food and instrument manufacturers, sitar, tabla, harmonium etcaccommodation). Accommodation can be arranged near their Yoga Also conducts short term yoga & ayurveda courses and Music concert hall. The school arranges free education for children of poor, local familiesretreats throughout the year.</do>
*<do name="Jeev Moksha Tattvaa Yoga GurukulShala Rishikesh" alt="Traditional Yoga School in Rishikesh" address="" directions="" phone="" url="http://jeevmokshayoga.org/" hours="" price="" lat="" long="">This yoga school is one of a few authentic yoga schools in Rishikesh. Lead by a reknown yogacharya Vinay Chaitnya, it offers drop-in classes as well as yoga courses at different levels: basic, advanced, and teacher levels. Yoga practice in Jeev Moksha school goes beyond physical exercise offering in-depth understanding of the purpose of practice and involving wide array of advanced mental practices known as Raja yoga. You can also learn authentic '''tantric meditation''' from tantric tradition lineage holder Vinay Chaitnya.</do> *<do name="Rishikesh Yog Peeth" alt="Registered Yoga School &amp; Ayurveda Center" address="Krishna Cottage, Swargashram, Ram JhulaRamjhula" directions="on tha way to Parmarthniketan near Chotiwala Restaurantboat stand " phone="+9199680710710091 9997277322" url="http://www.rishikeshyogpeethtattvaayoga.com" hours="" price="1500 usd " lat="" long="" email="infokmltattvaa@rishikeshyogpeethgmail.com" fax="">Yoga school in Rishikesh registered with '''Yoga Alliance®''' - RYS 200. Offers 200 hour residential hatha International standard yoga teacher training course in Rishikesh (RYT 200 + additional 100 hrs) for US$1,150 (course fee includes food and accommodation) and also conducts short term yoga & ayurveda courses and retreats (1~2 weeks) throughout centre by the year.Ganges River </do>
*<do name="Tattvaa Yoga Shala RishikeshOsho Gangadham" alt="" address="Jaanaki cottage, Lease No-52, Badrinath road, Brahmpuri, Rishikesh Swargashram Ramjhula, Uttarakhand (INDIA)" directions="on tha way to Parmarthniketan near boat stand Shivpuri," phone="0091 9997277322+919536004911" url="http://www.tattvaayogaoshogangadham.com" hours="" price="1500 usd 500-600 INR/day " lat="" long="" email="kmltattvaainfo@gmailoshogangadham.com" fax="">International standard yoga training centre by Osho GangaDham is a place where you can do Meditation, simply relax and where you can also enjoy the Ganges River company of visitors of all ages from over world. You can choose if you want to do something listen Osho Discourses, or attend Daily Meditation Program or just to be. </do>
*<do name="Ved Niketan Ashram" alt="" address="Swatgashram, Ram Jhula" directions="" phone="9890404069" email="[email protected]" hours="" price="" lat="" long="">Yoga Iyengar general class and 15 days intensive Master One courses by Iyengar yoga certified teacher Yogi Prakash Dabhekar.</do>
*<do name="Instituion for Higher Meditative Consciousness" alt="" address="C14 Ganga Vatika,Phase I,Muni-ki-Reti, Rishikesh" directions="near Ram Jhula" phone="0 933 1606 643" url="www.ihmc.in" hours="" price="" lat="" long="">Certified Yoga and Meditation classes and Vedic teaching by IHMC.</do>
*<do name="Yoga Study Centre" alt="" address="Ganga Vihar, Haridwar Road, Rishikesh, 249201" directions="" phone="" url="http://www.lonelyplanettherishikesh.com/india/uttarakhand-uttaranchal/rishikesh/activities/courses/yoga-study-centreyoga_centres.php#ysc" hours="" price="Free" lat="" long="">Ganga Vihar, Haridwar Road, Rishikesh, 249201, [13]. The Yoga Study Centre, Ganga Vihar, Haridwar Road, Rishikesh, 249201 Tel. +91 135 4311962431196. Bramacharya Rudra Dev, a senior Iyengar teacher and Rakesh Batra his one of the senior most deciple, conducts lessons in a rather militaristic style and students need to move quickly to keep up. Many western students appreciate his style and are able to feel the warmth behind his challenging adjustments. Students are a mix of locals and Westerners. Donated mats and blankets are provided though if you are concerned about cleanliness you might want to bring your own. As with most Indian yoga schools, women should dress modestly. There are classes daily at the centre. Twenty day intensives are held three times a year during February, April and September. The centre is closed from mid-December to mid-January and for March, May and June. The Yoga Study Centre is on the other side of town from the other ashrams, and from where most people stay. A constant stream of Rs3 shared rickshaws move up and down the main road, and many go as far as the centre.</do>
*<do name="Braham Yoga Rishikesh" alt="" address="Flat number 1 and 2, Ganga Niketan, Swargashram Trust, Rishikesh" directions="120 Meter Left Side of Ram Jhula bridge, Ram Jhula" phone="+91 9897285813" url="http://brahamyoga.net" hours="" price="" lat="" long="">Managed by Aham Brahamasmi Yog Mandir Trust ( Central Govt. Of India) Aham Brahamasmi Yog Mandir Trust (ABYMT) is a trust in Rishikesh dedicated to promote Yoga & health awareness for General Public. If you are beginner, an experienced practitioner, an athlete or a yoga instructor, you will find a programme to deepen your yogic practice on your individual journey.</do>
*<do name="Bhuwan Chandra Music School" alt="" address="Ram Jhula, Swaargashram, near Ram Jhula Bridge" directions="" phone="9412029817" email="[email protected]" url="http://bhuwanchandra.com" hours="" price="" lat="" long="">This music school is run by a renowned sitar player of Rishikesh, Bhuwan Chandra. Travelers can learn sitar, tabla, harmonium, mantra chanting, and improve vocal skills.</do>
*<do name="Shatrughan Mandir" alt="Shatrughan Temple" address="Muni ki reti" directions="Rishikesh" phone="" url="" hours="" price="" lat="" long="">Shatrughan Temple is one of the oldest temple in rishikesh establised by adi Sanchracharya in 11 century. Its dedicated to lord Shatrughan, brother of Lord Ram. This is the only temple in india dedicated to lord Shatrughan.</do>
*<do name="KIRTI HERMITAGE" alt="near Vashishta cave" address="Rishikesh Badrinath main road" directions="half an hour drive from Tapovan by a local bus or a cab" phone="9359650738" url="www.kirtihermitage.com" hours="5pm to 6 pm" price="free" lat="" long="">nestled on the scenic outskirts of Rishikesh, by the banks of holy Ganga, this is a center for learning authentic healing modalities. You can visit or attend Maa's Satsang from 5pm to 6pm each day.</do>
*<do name=" Internation Yoga and Music festival Rishikesh" alt="" address="Rishikesh Swargashram Ramjhula" directions="near ram jhula swargasram " phone=" 9412029817" url="http://www. rishikeshyogafestival.com"></do>
==Buy==
As with most holy cities come tourist destinations there's a plethora of religious paraphernalia, cheap clothing aimed at foreigners, incense, bronze Shiva statues, etc. Unlike many other similar towns in India prices here are usually reasonable and you won't have to haggle hard for a good price.
 
*<buy name="Ganga Beach Resort" alt="" address="Shesdhara, Tapovan, Laxman Jhula Road" directions="Resort is situated at Tapovan 3 Kms from Rishikesh &amp; just on the right of river bank along with the coastal line of river Ganga" phone="0135-2442018" url="www.gangabeachresort.com" hours="" price="" lat="" long="">Ganga Beach Resort is strategically situated, where the exquisite setting on the fast-flowing Ganges, surrounded by forested hills, is conducive to meditation and mind expansion. Ganga Beach Resort is just 3 Kms away from the Rishikesh main city, surrounded by Mountains & on right on the bank of River Ganga. Experience all shades of hill city Rishikesh with world class resort services with complete satisfaction. Delhi Sales Office: Ganga Beach Resort, Ahilya Complex , Plot no. 33, Sai Enclave (Adjoining National Training Academy Employee State Insurance Corporation), Sec-23, Dwarka, New Delhi - 110077. Contact: (24x7) (Sales/Enquiry) +91-9999200619, +91-9358677425, +91-8527657637, +91-11-65951128, +91-11-65951129. Email ID: [email protected]</buy>
 
*<buy name="Rishikesh Valley" alt="an Eco holistic resort" address="Neelkanth Road" directions="cross the Bairaj and drive upwards to neelkanth temple 10km" phone="+91-9756964972" url="http://www.rishikeshvalley.com" hours="" price="" lat="" long="">Rishikesh Valley is an Eco holistic resort.yoga classes, Intensive meditation courses available, Rejuvenation therapies available</buy>
*<buy name="Ashtanga Rishikesh" alt="" address="Topovan Laxman Jhula" directions="" phone="" url="www.ashtangacenter.com" hours="" price="" lat="" long="">Traditional daily Mysore style ashtanga with Louise Ellis. Louise is certified by Sri K Pattbhi Jois.For further information contact [email protected]</buy>
*<buy name="Association for yoga and meditation, India" alt="Yoga teachers training accredited by International Yoga Federation" address="Ombasananda Satyanasana Mandir. Laxman Jula. Rishikesh" directions="Near Sant Sewa Ashram" phone="91-7500277709" url="http://www.indianyogaassociation.org" hours="7 am - 7 pm" price="770$" lat="" long="">Association for yoga and Meditation, India offers yoga courses which are residential as well as non residential for different durations such as 200, 300 and 500 hours which focus asana, pranayama, mudra, bandha, kriya, relaxation and meditation along with yogic anatomy and physiology, psychology and teaching methodology.</buy>
*<buy name="sanskritiyogpeeth" alt="" address="sawargasram" directions="raamjulla risikesh" phone="0135.2440822" url="www.sanskritiyogpeeth.com" hours="" price="" lat="" long="">yoga teacher training with sctificatcertificate</buy>
*<buy name="Mahatma Yoga Ashram" alt="" address="Same side of the river as the German Bakery" directions="Go to the top of the steps by the German Bakery and turn right, walk down the hill and the signs will point the way" phone="" url="www.mahatmayoga.com" hours="" price="400/night" lat="" long="">A great little Ashram, newly built. It's far enough from the center of things to be quiet but close enough to still be a part of the scene. The staff are all incredibly kind and will help you to arrange anything from Taxi's to Rafting. </buy>
*<buy name="VEDANGAS" alt="" address="Hotel Raj palace,geeta bhavan gate no 3,Swargashram Rishikesh,india 249304" directions="" phone="+917830182277" url="vedangas.com" hours="" price="" lat="" long="">([email protected]). registered with Yoga Alliance®USA - RYS 200 and RYS 500. Offers 200 hour and 500 hrs residential hatha yoga teacher training course in Rishikesh (RYT 200 ) for US$1,150 and RYT 500 (course fee includes food and accommodation) and also conducts short term yoga & ayurveda courses and retreats (1~2 weeks) throughout the year.</buy>
* '''Alcohol''' is banned and inappropriate, as Rishikesh is a holy city, although you can buy beer (8% alc) to your meal in one of the finer hotels.
 
* German Bakery and restaurant is situated at Laxman jhoola is a good place to visit with its high view over rishikesh and laxman jhoola as well as bridge and is a common place for foreigners and vistiors to have a relaxing break.
 
* Tripti Restaurant is situated on main Badrinath highway and is a good place to visit. It has a beautiful view and and airy restaurant area to sit and relax. The food is healthy and fresh and tasty. It is a common place for foreigners and vistiors to have a calm and quite break. Sitting on the terrace is another thing that you dont want to miss at "Tripti"
===Budget===
 
 
Hotels in this range start as low as Rs 100.
 
*<sleep name="radhakrishna guesthouse" alt="Arpit arora" address="tapovan badrinath road rishikesh" directions="next to hotel aryan" phone="+91-8449300888" url="Arpit arora" checkin="12 noon" checkout="12 noon" price="Rs 400-1200" lat="" long="" road="road" for="for" arora="Arora" email=""> very clean and comfortable rooms with attached bath.the best place all tourist,away from main road very silent and hygenic place with very cleaned rooms and owner take care of property himself and all guest and is very helpfull you can contact him any time.</sleep>
* <sleep name="Ananda Guesthouse" alt="" address="Swargashram" directions="next to Krishna Cottage" phone="+91 9758164982" url="[email protected] for reservation" checkin="" checkout="" price="Rs 300-400" lat="" long="Anup Owner" email="" fax="">Clean and comfortable! New rooms with attached bath. Good value for the money and the owner is a great and helpful host. </sleep>
* <sleep name="Green Hotel" alt="" address="Swargashram" directions="" phone="+91-135-2431242" url="" checkin="" checkout="" price="Rs 100-1000" lat="" long="" email="" fax="">Is a large, popular place with a good restaurant. </sleep>
* <sleep name="Hotel Ganga Ambience" alt="" address="Badrinath Road Tapovan Laxman Jhoola" directions="Opp Ace Glass Factory, 5 minutes walk from Police Check Post Tapovan" phone="+91-92587439969639804545, Mr.Arpit Arora,: +91 81265266469639805060" url="http://www.hotelgangaambience.com/" checkin="12.00" checkout="12.00" price="Rs 600 400 - 15001200" lat="" long="" email="[email protected]" fax="">Clean, comfortable Comfortable and a safe place to stay. AC and non-AC rooms with attached bathrooms, 24 hrs hot water,free Wi-Fi, balcony with mountain view, garden, car parking, restaurant. Yoga lessons, river rafting and other adventure activities are also available on request. It's family-owned, and the host is Staffs are very helpful and kind friendly and stays in the same propertyinformative.</sleep>
* '''Hotel Hill Top''', Laxman Jhula, +91-135-2434583. Rooms over looking the river and the mountains. Double bed-room Rs 600-750. Four bed-room with TV Rs 1200.
*<sleep name="Shiv Shakti Guesthouse" alt="" address="Laxman Jhula" directions="near Sant Sewa Ashram" phone="+91 9756697614" url="[email protected] for reservation" checkin="" checkout="" price="Rs 300-500" lat="" long="" email="" fax="">Clean and comfortable rooms with attached bathroom. some rooms have ganga view also and free WiFi.Also have travel point on reception. </sleep>
*<sleep name="Hotel Surya Palace" alt="Rishikesh Yog Peeth - RYS 200, 500" address="Village Joink Jonk Ramjhula" directions="near Chotiwala Restaurant" phone="013524400059557016661" url="http://yoga-alliance-teacher-training.com/" checkin="" checkout="" price="Rp. 350-900US$ 10~15" lat="" long="">Opened 2010. Wifi. Rooms are big, clean and very comfortable. Also offers yoga teacher training programs registered with Yoga Alliance (USA).</sleep>
* <sleep name="Tripti Hotel" alt="" address="Tapovan" directions="Laxman Jhula" phone="+91-135-2430212, 9897544408" url="https://sites.google.com/site/qpm369/" checkin="" checkout="" price="" lat="" long="" email="[email protected]" fax="">Rooms Non Ac INR 600. Clean and comfortable. The owner is a great guy and helpful host.</sleep>
* <sleep name="Vashishth Guest House" alt="" address="Swargashram" directions="Near Parmarth Niketan" phone="+91-135-2440029" email="" fax="9675043701" url="http://www.vashishthgroup.com" checkin="" checkout="" price="Rs. 300 400 - 6501200" lat="" long="" email="" fax="">Clean & safe place to stay with air conditioning, television, water heater, attached bathroom facilities. </sleep>
* <sleep name="Yash Paying Guest House" alt="" address="Badrinath Road Tapovan Laxman Jhoola" directions="Behind Baba Balaknath Temple 5 minutes walk from police check post Tapovan" phone="+91-9412146858, Mr.Yash,: +919997887794" url="" checkin="12.00" checkout="12.00" price="Rs 400 -Rs 500" lat="" long="" email="[email protected]" fax="">Clean, comfortable and a safe place to stay. Rooms with attached kitchen and bathrooms, 24h hot water, balcony with mountain view, garden, car parking, river rafting, trekking, camping and other adventure activities are also available by Himalayan Hikers from the same group. It's family-owned, and the host is very helpful and kind and stays in the same property. Rooms on monthly rental available.</sleep>
* '''Yoga Niketan Guest House''', Near Ram Jhula. On the river, private Ghat. Yoga classes take place in their main Ashram above - a five-minute uphill walk. Clean rooms on ground and first floors have private sit out with good view of the Ganga. Basic veg meals available on request or at Ashram Rs.200/- per day. Non Ac Rs. 500; AC Rs. 990.
 
* <sleep name="Aadi Badri Guesthouse" address="Laxman Jhula" directions="On the side of the bridge with the wedding cake temple. If you get dropped off on other side, walk across bridge, turn left down road at Shiva statue. It is down the road 3 minutes on right hand side." price="Rs 300 for double" lat="" long="" email="" fax="">Came into town with some fellow travelers who had heard of Bombay Guesthouse, which has doubles for 200rupees. But they are in pretty bad shape. Just a bit further down the road Aadi Badri had big rooms, clean bathrooms (hot water), and nice family staff for a reasonable price.</sleep>
* Shivpuri is one of the most visited places around Rishikesh, and only 10 km away. It is the hub for many adventure sports like river rafting, camping and trekking.
* [[Rajaji National Park]][http://www.therishikesh.com/rajaji_national_park.php] - just 20 minutes drive away.
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