Sonali Grover

Hello, I am planning a short staycation in Rishikesh. Can you suggest the places which I should cover in and around Rishikesh?


  • Devendra Bisht
    8 months ago

    If you are planning for a staycation in Rishikesh so these are the places that you can explore and visit and make your trip more memorable.

    1.Ranichauri:Ranichauri is an upcoming destination with beautiful views of Himalayas and best suitable for camping, group activities with Yoga and Meditation. What makes it popular is its close proximity from Rishikesh, Tehri and Dehradun.

    2.Tehri Lake: Perched at an elevation of 1,700 meters, Tehri Lake is an artificial dam reservoir that came into existence during the construction of Tehri Dam when the water from the Bhagirathi River was diverted to fill the dam reservoir.

    Since its creation, Tehri Lake has become a popular boating destination among tourists and travelers who are looking for peace and quite amidst the nature. Being at a close proximity to Delhi and NCR regions, it has also become an ideal weekend getaway destination.

    3.Gumkhal: Gumkhal is an small hamlet with close proximity with Jaiharikhal, Lansdowne and Kotdwar. Gumkhal region has lush green and dense forest and suitable for bird watching and wildlife exploration. There are many view points in Gumkhal from where you can witness some of the best sunrise and sunset views.

    4.Shivpuri - The River Rafting Hub: Shivpuri is one of the most frequented white water rafting destination near Rishikesh, Uttarakhand. Shivpuri is only 16 km from Rishikesh and offers some of the most beautiful beaches along the river Ganges. Book Shivpuri to Rishikesh Rafting.

    5.Rajaji Tiger Reserve: Rajaji Tiger Reserve (earlier Rajaji National Park) is located in the Shivalik range of Himalayas and spread over 820 kms. It covers a part of over three districts of Uttarakhand: Haridwar, Dehradun and Pauri Garhwal. It now becomes the second Tiger Serve of Uttarakhand after Corbett.

    6.Kanatal: Located in the picturesque settings of the Garhwal Himalayas, the charming hill station of Kanatal is a perfect weekend getaway for the weary souls. Encircled by the sun-kissed peaks and the velvety coniferous trees, Kanatal still remains relatively unexplored. 

    7.Surkanda Devi Temple: The temple is one of the 51 shakti peeth located in Indian Subcontinent which is dedicated to Goddess Surkanda.The temple is famous for its architecture and its location.

    8.Dhanaulti: Dhanaulti is located in the proximity of the popular hill stations of Uttarakhand such as Mussoorie, Tehri, Kanatal, and Chamba. This hilly town is enveloped by the velvety rhododendrons, deodar, and tall oak forests. Since the hill station heavy snowfall during winters, many tourists flock here in huge numbers.