Rishikesh is an enchanting city situated in the beautiful mountainous state of Uttarakhand. The town is usually called the Gateway to the Garhwal Mountains, and you will love its serene vibes. The town is among the top destinations not miss while in Uttarakhand, and it offers a rich cultural past with modern vibes. Because of the diversity that the city has to offer from the serene vibe to adventure activities, it can be called the Land of God or the adventure capital of India.
After I got married last year, my wife and I decided to go on our first tour in India, and we chose Rishikesh and Mussoorie because of the thrilling reviews that we had heard about the cities. Since there was a time constraint, we planned a short trip with a limited budget and hence, decided to go on a backpacking adventure.
Getting there: Rishikesh is linked to numerous routes, and one of the popular ways to get there is from Delhi. Rishikesh is about 240-250 kms from Delhi, and you can take a 30 minutes flight from Delhi airport to Dehradun's Jolly Grant airport if you are short of time. Once you land at the airport, take a taxi to Rishikesh, which is less than 30 minutes journey. You can also travel by road to Rishikesh from Delhi, and this will take about 6 hours.