When I first planned of a trip to Rishikesh and discussed with my friends, few friends had this opinion that why Rishikesh when I can go to better places and I was like no place is bad. All have its own essence. Since the time I stepped in the city till I came back to Delhi, I loved every bit of it.
Delhi to Rishikesh
Mode of transportation: Bus
Cost per ticket : 700 INR
Journey duration: 6 hrs
Day 1 arrived Rishikesh and the weather was so good with cold breeze which instantly affected the mood. And the purpose was served.
We hired a bike for two days as bikes are the most convenient mode of transportation in Rishikesh because of roads being narrow and congested. Every other shop there you’ll find of either bikes on rent or rafting/adventure sports. So no difficulty there.
After that we decided to plan to go trek and see a nice waterfall. There are many you can choose from ~ Garud Chatti, Phool Chatti, Patna falls, Neer falls, etc.We headed for Patna falls and on the way diverted to Neer falls as locals suggested us for that . Entry fee 30 INR per person. After we started this small 1.5 km trek at every stage this waterfall brought us such soothing views to our eyes with this clean water that we couldn’t wait to swim under it. And we did after reaching the top. Simply swimming in the nature cannot be compared against swimming in a pool. After this sweet falls we went straight to our resort which was 30km north of Rishikesh amidst the valley which was like the highlight of the trip. Such a gorgeous resort on the river Ganges far from civilisation with such peace which cannot be described. Beautifully built with small cottages, this resort had it all. The link followed
Spent a night in this serene place and it was totally worth it. Cost per day 7500INR. You need to keep looking for online offers on various sites for best tariffs.