Rishikesh- Delhi Distance: Rishikesh is around 230kms from Delhi.
Rishikesh -Jim Corbett Distance: Jim Corbett Ramnagar is @ 180kms.
Nearest Railway Station to Rishikesh: Rishikesh City.
Towns around Rishikesh: Dehradun , Bijnor, Haridwar, Meerut, Muzaffarnagar.
Nearest Airport: Jolly Grant Airport -Dehradun (35Kms)
Best Known for: Yoga, Meditation and Rafting Capital of India
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Rishikesh is located in Himalayan foothills, beside Ganges River in northern state of Uttarakhand. Ganga river is considered holy, and the city is renowned as a center for studying yoga and meditation. Temples and ashrams (centers for spiritual studies) line the eastern bank around Swarg Ashram, a traffic-free, alcohol-free and vegetarian enclave upstream from Rishikesh town. In September 2015, then Union tourism minister of India Mahesh Sharma announced that Rishikesh and Haridwar will be first in India to be given title of "twin national heritage cities". Due to religious significance of Rishikesh, non-vegetarian food and alcohol are strictly prohibited in Rishikesh. The city has hosted annual International Yoga Festival on first week of March since 1989 .
Reaching Rishikesh by Car from Delhi Airport: Car is a good option option for a hassle free traveling specially for foreign tourists who are traveling to India for the first time. It's a 6 to 7 hours journey to reach Rishikesh from Delhi airport . You can avoid morning congestion in towns like Modinagar and Roorkee, if leaves Delhi early hours
Reach Rishikesh By Train - Rishikesh railway station an extension line connects Rishikesh to Haridwar, but there are only about three passanger trains daily. It's best to take the train up to Haridwar as Haridwar is serviced by many trains from to Delhi, Varanasi, Rajasthan, Amritsar, etc. and well connected by road network bus (45 min), by taxi (30 mins or by shared auto-rickshaw (40 min).
Trains from Rishikesh:
Rishikesh - Delhi 07:00
Rishikesh - Haridwar 08:10
Rishikesh - Bandikui 14:10
Rishikesh - Haridwar 14:20
Rishikesh - Haridwar 18:35
Reach Rishikesh By Bus From Delhi the city is about 230 km away and is well connected with buses. A bus journey may take about 5-7 hours - depending on the traffic.
Distance to major stations from Rishikesh is given as under: Delhi (225 kms) Haridwar (24kms.) Dehradun (43kms.) Mussoorie (77kms.) Kedarnath (227kms.) Yamunotri (234kms.) Uttrakashi (154 kms.) Delhi (245kms.) Gangotri (248kms.) Nainital (260kms.) Shimla (262kms.) Govindghat (275kms.) Badrinath (300kms.) Agra (398kms.) Lucknow (555kms.)