One Day Trip from RishikeshIn Rishikesh you will find saints, temples, enchanting mantras, wildlife experience and perfect sports like river rafting, hiking, trekking, camping etc from Rishikesh there are various destinations which are approachable via road route.
Start your nearby excursions from Rishikesh to this beautiful hill station situated almost 77 kilometers away, Mussoorie is a place perfectly suited for honeymoon couples. The best attraction being the famous Mall Road, Kempty Falls, Gun Hill. One can get a beautiful glimpse of the Himalayan foothills which throng the surroundings of the city. To reach Mussoorie from Rishikesh you have to take a bus that leaves early morning from the bus stand. It will reach the hill station in 3 hours maximum.
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New TehriThis place came into prominence after the construction of the Tehri Dam. One of the largest dams in the world, tourists visit this place to witness the beautiful lake created by the dam. Located at a distance of 70 kilometers this city is easily approachable. You can easily reach this scenic place via taxi or tourist coach from Rishikesh and reach within 2 and half hours' time.
DevaprayagThis holy place is the joining or sangam of two rivers Bhagirathi and Alaknanda giving birth to the sacred Ganges River which makes its way down from the mountains, through the plains taking many other rivers with it into the Bay of Bengal. A place of sacred importance in Hinduism, the sight of the rivers confluence with each other is something from which one cannot move their eyes away. This is interlinked pilgrimage place with Rishikesh and that is why daily several taxis and group of buses leave for tour. In 1 and half hours time span you can reach the destination from Rishikesh in luxury buses. Tickets are required to be booked in advance.
A quiet hill station located on the way to Mussoorie, it is surrounded by beautiful forested areas having trees of different types. The amazing weather and quiet atmosphere gives you peace and tranquility. To take a trip from Rishikesh you need to book tickets for this beautiful place as it is located at a distance of 105 Kms which will take almost 3 and half hours to reach. Tourist generally prefers a night stay here because of long journey.
ChambaSituated on a 58 kilometers drive away from Rishikesh, this amazing spot provides an ideal view of the snow-covered Himalayan range, the highest mountain range in the world which is why it is a great tourist spot and is must-visit destination. From Rishikesh you need a taxi for the snow view of Himalayan range. The time taken is less than 1 hour depends upon the road traffic on hills.
Chila Sanctuary20 kilometers away from Rishikesh it is home to a large variety of animals and supports enormous biodiversity. Surrounded on all sides with lush green forest, it is an ideal place if you want to feel yourself close to nature and let your mind flow with the cool breeze of the forest. This is the closest tourist attraction that one can view in a day trip from Rishikesh.
ShivpuriIf you are a lover-cum-enthusiast of adventure sports and interested in trying your hand in some adventurous activities, then from Rishikesh your final destination should be Shivpuri situated 20 kilometers away. Also called the paradise of adventure lovers, it is the place where almost all types of adventure sports can be experienced like bungee jumping, river rafting, rock climbing, trekking etc. generally tourists reach the place in open jeeps or hatch back cars instead of buses.
HaridwarHaridwar is the most visited city of pilgrimage importance. This city with the beautiful and fast flowing roaring Ganges River will make you immerse in its spiritual aura having the power to convert even a non believer into a god a believer. Hence, from Rishikesh time taken to reach Haridwar is around 1 hour. Some people book train tickets, but the best way is to book a bus or take a taxi from nearest stand in Rishikesh to enjoy nearby landscapes and natural surroundings.
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