Weekend Getaways near RishikeshRishikesh is located in the main foothills of the huge Himalayas in northern India. This place is also known as “The Gateway to the Garhwal Himalayas”. This beautiful place is surrounded by other three districts i.e. Tehri Garhwal, Pauri and Haridwar. Coming here will fill you with joy and freshness in your entire body. So if you are having enough time and can arrange a weekend from your life, then just pack your bags and rush for this trip. Covering nearby areas in your weekend is just a getaway from Rishikesh. Here is a list of good and awesome places which can be visited during your weekend trip of Rishikesh.
DelhiDelhi is the fourth most populous urban city in the world and the largest city in India by land area. Being the capital city of India, there are so many places here for your visit. AC, Non AC bus and many private cabs are easily available from Rishikesh to Delhi. You can also take the train, but then you have to go Haridwar, as there is only one passenger train which runs between Rishikesh and Delhi. Distance between Rishikesh to Delhi is 232km, so almost it will take 4 hours to reach Delhi from Rishikesh.
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ChandigarhThis city has various visitor attractions including theme gardens within the city. AC, Non AC bus and many private cabs are easily available from Rishikesh to Chandigarh. You can also take Hemkunt Exp at 1620 hours from Rishikesh to reach Ambala Cantt i.e. Chandigarh. Chandigarh, 215km from Rishikesh, is a union territory in the northern part of India, which also serves as the capital of Haryana and Punjab. Time taken to reach Chandigarh from Rishikesh is 3 hours and 41 min.
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NainitalNainital, 242km from Rishikesh, is set in a valley, containing a lake of pear shaped. As tourism is the most significant segment of the Nainital, you can really make your move here. The extreme thrill and fun place is Nainital which you can travel via connecting roads. AC, Non AC bus and many private cabs are easily available from Rishikesh to Nainital. You can also take Dehradun-Kathgodam Express at 0025 hours from Rishikesh to reach Kathgodam (20km from Nainital) at 0710 hours i.e. in 7 hours
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MeerutMeerut is 160 km from Rishikesh, so it will take almost 2 hours and 30 min. It is an old city with settlements found to be dating back to the era of Indus Valley civilization. There are so many tourist destinations in and around Meerut. Non AC bus and many private cabs are easily available from Rishikesh to Meerut. You can also take trains, as there are so many trains which runs between these two cities.
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PanipatThe city is famous by the name of "City of Weaver" and have lots of Places of Interest to visit. Travel all the way to Panipat from Rishikesh for shopping of variety of home furnishing and luxury ethnic wear. Non AC bus and many private cabs are easily available from Rishikesh to Panipat. This city is not directly linked to Rishikesh via rail route. As it is 176km from Rishikesh, so it takes 2 hours 47 min to reach here.
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