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Localities and Areas in Rishikesh

Idyllically situated on the foothills of the Himalyan Range in Northern India, Rishikesh is called as the ‘The Upper Gateway to the Garhwal Himalyas’. Surrounded by three other districts - Haridwar, Tehri Garhwal and Pauri Garhwal, Rishikesh has a population of 102,138, making it the largest municipal board of the state of Uttarakhand and the 7th largest city. With Rishikesh being 25 kms on the north of Haridwar and 43 kms south west from Dehradun, Rishikesh is a popular tourist destination as well. Known all over the world as the yoga capital, Rishikesh records a major footfall of tourists for various purposes - sightseeing, adventure sports, spiritual purposes an natural, ayurvedic purposes and yogic interests.

Localities in Rishikesh

Muni ki Reti

This famous pilgrimage destination is a riverside area, a little away from the town center of Rishikesh. Muni ki Reti is well connected by a road that arrives from Narendranagar. A famous holiday destination too, this place is perfect for the leisure travelers who wish to enjoy the scenic beauty of the Himalayas with a hint of devotion in the air. With three hotels in this area, you can enjoy your stay in comfort right at the riverside.

Badrinath Road

A concrete marvel amidst the natural beauty and scenic wonders of Rishikesh, the Badrinath road is a riverside area on the outskirts of Rishikesh connecting Badrinath and Rishikesh in about 25 kms. Various camps and riverside resorts can be found situated on this riverside area making it accessible for the tourists to enjoy the scenic wonders of nature. If you are looking for adventure, then the Badrinath Road will hook you to stay and enjoy the various activities offered here including river rafting and rope climbing. For travelers who wish to stay away from the hustle-bustle of the inner city of Rishikesh, this place on the outskirts of the district is the perfect place for accommodation with around 18 hotels in this area.

NeelKanth Mahadev Road

NeelKanth Mahadev is a popular tourist destination in Rishikesh with deep roots to the Hindu scriptures. The NeelKanth Mahadev Road is just off the Badrinath road on the outskirts of the district of Rishikesh. About 20 kms away from Rishikesh, with forests all around and overlooking the River Ganges, this area is a haven to be in and a favorite getaway spot not just for the tourists but for the locales of Rishikesh as well. With three hotels in this area, your stay will be comfortable and relaxing.


Situated a few kilometers from Muni Ki Reti, the Tapovan is a pilgrimage heaven. With the Laxman jhula located in this spiritual area it records a large number of footfalls from tourists and locals alike.

Town Centre

A busy place in the heart of the district of Rishikesh, this town centre is choc-o-block with tourists and locales in the town. With various shops, hotels, temples, business centers, the bus depot, etc, the town center is the heart of the city not just for its location but also for the convenience it provides to the locals and tourists with shopping markets and stores etc.


Connecting the Rajaji National Park in Haridwar to Rishikesh from the other side of the River Ganges, Rattapani is a few kilometers away from the Laxman Jhula. A favorite getaway from the hustle bustle of the town, Rattapani is the perfect place for the locals of Rishikesh to unwind for a weekend.

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