3) Triveni Ghat- Triveni Ghat is a confluence of three holy significant rivers of India. The Ganges, the Yamuna, and the Saraswathi. It is one of the most revered sacred bathing spots in Rishikesh, situated on the banks of the Ganges river.
I had a very decent experience; right from my cab driver to restaurant people to strangers everybody was naively helpful. There was no cynic or negative vibe in the air in Rishikesh. I even shared an open bonfire, when my hands are literally frozen, with a group of saadhus and friars. They welcomed and chatted even though I don’t know Hindi and they don’t know English. They spoke in Hindi but in a comfortable and, somehow surprisingly, understandable way. If you know to reject saadhu's offer on bong or joint, Rishikesh is definitely a safe place to be.
If there is one thing you must not miss when you visit Rishikesh is the Ganga Aarti at Triveni Ghat . The most amazing and spectacular Aarti takes place at this place every evening , when a dozens of pandits come to the ghat and worship the holy river Ganga.NOTESSome of the must visit cafes are The Beatles Cafe , The German Bakery, Lotus cafe etc . All these cafes provide great view of the Ganga and the Ghats and can be a really lovely place to spend your evenings and have dinner .We hired scooties to travel around Rishikesh as it is the cheapest option there. You can find rent them for as low as INR 250 per day.I stayed at the Zostel Rishikesh in a dormitory room for all girls for INR 450 per night . I totally recommend staying at this hostel instead of a hotel because it provides with cozy environment and a home like feeling . It is also a great place to meet fellow travellers and learn about their stories and culture . I spent my nights on the hostel terrace interacting , singing , dancing with the fellow travellers . Living in the zostel is a experience in its own .I took a direct flight from Mumbai to Dehradun and then hitchhiked till Rishikesh . Some of the other ways to reach Rishikesh are a overnight bus from Delhi or a car ride .