Best Time to Visit Rishikesh

Places to visit in Rishikesh

Best Time to Visit Rishikesh

Do you know which is the best time to visit Rishikesh?

Rishikesh has become the favorite travel destination for Indians. But when you plan your Rishikesh trip at the right time and right season, then it becomes a wonderful experience. So, what is the right season to visit Rishikesh? Or what is the best to visit Rishikesh?

Actually speaking, there are not one but two seasons, which we can suggest to you if you are planning to visit Rishikesh. First, is the summer season, from March to April and the other is from September to October. In both these seasons, you can do most outdoor activities like sightseeing, shopping, trekking, bungee jumping, etc.

Rishikesh – a mix of spirituality and adventure

Rishikesh has become famous as the ‘Yoga Capital of the World’. Rishikesh has many famous temples, ashrams, Ayurved Spa and massage centers, and Yogic schools. You can enroll in any of these and practice spirituality, Yoga, and meditation.

But Rishikesh is also famous for its adventure sports activities. You can do bungee jumping, river rafting, cliff jumping, and lots of other activities. You can do most of these outdoor activities in the summer and winter seasons.

Why monsoon is not the best time to visit Rishikesh?

Monsoon is an off-season in Rishikesh. Though rates of hotels and outdoor activities are lower during monsoons, you can avoid monsoons when planning for Rishikesh.

Due to irregular weather, you can do only limited outdoor activity, and most of the time you have to be at the mercy of the weather for these types of activities.

There is a danger of landslides and rainfall is also irregular. Therefore we will not suggest monsoon season as the best time to visit Rishikesh.

Festivals in Rishikesh

You can plan your trip to Rishikesh in March as this is the time when you can participate in the International Yoga Festival.

You can enjoy cultural programs, and live music performances, practice Yoga and meditation, and listen to eminent religious leaders and Yoga trainers.

The Rishikesh Music Festival is another spectacular event where you can enjoy classical dance performances by famous artists.

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