5 Places To Visit On Your First Trip To Rishikesh

by Shreya Ghosh
5 Places To Visit On Your First Trip To Rishikesh

Uttarakhand has a lot of stunning places that are still unexplored, rather people do not know properly about these places. Rishikesh, one of the cities of Uttarakhand, also has many offbeat places which you can easily explore from the heart of the city. From hills to waterfalls to temples to ashrams to adventure activities, you don’t know what all things Rishikesh has in store for you. Rishikesh is always a great location to travel to and lose yourself in the serenity. Here are 5 hidden gems in Rishikesh to explore that no travel guide will tell you about.

1. Sunrise Trek

Kunjapuri Temple is one of the most stunning offbeat locations and one of the hidden gems in Rishikesh. About 15km from Rishikesh, this temple dedicated to Goddess Sati, resides on a picturesque hill of Rishikesh, Kunjapuri. You can enjoy the most stunning sunset view after a trek here. Sun setting in a hue of gold behind the ice-covered peaks of the Himalayas is the most stunning view you will ever witness.

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2. Learn Yoga

The vibe and weather of Rishikesh city will make you fall in love with the city every time. You can learn Yoga from tons of ashrams and yoga schools in the city. Being called the ‘Yoga Capital of the World’ Rishikesh offers you the most authentic experience of yoga.

3. Devprayag

Located on the Rishikesh-Badrinath highway, Devprayag is one of the most beautiful visions near Rishikesh, Uttarakhand. Devprayag is the holy confluence of two rivers; Alaknanda and Bhagirathi. Flowing in the Tehri Garhwal district, this confluence is only of the 5 holiest confluences.

4. River Rafting

River Rafting is one of the most enthralling and ultimate adventures in Rishikesh. Rafting here gives you the most unforgettable memories of your lifetime while rafting around the Ganga and its tributaries. The endless swirls on the river will get your pulse racing and excited in joy.

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5. Cliff Jumping

It doesn’t matter if you know how to swim or not, anyone can experience the thrill of Cliff Jumping in Rishikesh. It is completely safe and leaves your soul satisfied. Before jumping, everyone needs to wear a life jacket and helmet to keep them safe and prevent any mishappenings. The thrill of diving right into the water from a distance cannot be described in the world, it is simply out of the world.

Rishikesh and its beauty are hypnotising. It has so many hidden gems scattered around every corner. You just need to find and explore.