Trekking in Rishikesh

Rishikesh is famous for its Ashrams, Yoga and Meditation, but since last few years Rishikesh is widely visited by adventure lovers. Rafting is most favorite Adventure activity in Rishikesh. Recently Bungee Jumping is also launched in Rishikesh. Currently this reason is visited by thousands of adventure lovers every year. Being located in foothills of Himalaya many people like to explore various trekking routes. Rishikesh is also known as gateway to Garhwal Himalayas. You can enjoy lots of treks near rishikesh.

Water Falls Trekking in Rishikesh
Rishikesh is surrounded by Shivalik mountain range of Himalaya. Mostly waterfalls in the forest area so we need to go by trekking. Popular waterfall trekking in Rishikesh is Neer Gaddu waterfall trekking, Garud chatti waterfall trekking, Phool chatti waterfall trekking. Its take only a half day to trek in the waterfalls. These treks are famous for natural beauty. You can also enjoy bath at waterfall.

Kunjapuri Trekking in Rishikesh
Kunjapuri temple located near Narendranagar town. Kunjapuri Temple is 26kms far from Rishikesh. Kunjapuri is at the height of 1650 meters. Temple is famous for it amazing view of shiwalik range of Himalaya. You can see snow capped mountains of Himalaya. Kunjapuri Trekking has 290 stairs so it requires 04 hours return journey. From temple you can enjoy view of Haridwar, Rishikesh and Doon valley from here.

Neelkanth Mahadev Temple Trekking in Rishikesh
Nilkanth Mahadev is Temple of Lord Shiva located at a height of 1330 meters. This temple is 31 kms far from Rishikesh. The temple is very famous temple of Lord Shiva. Rishikesh to Nilkanth Mahadev is 14 kms trek. The whole way to temple is surrounded by dense forests. According to legends Neelkanth Mahadev Temple is the holy location where Lord Shiva consumed the poison which is originated during the sea churning when Gods and Demons churned the sea in order to obtain Nectar. Due to this poison Lord Shiva's throat became blue in color. So he is known as Nilkanth here. (literally meaning the blue throated one). For this trek it is better to just trek to reach temple. Later you can return to Rishikesh by car or local shared vehicles.

Jhilmil Gufa Trekking in Rishikesh
Jhilmil Gufa is a small 04 hour trek near the Nilkanth Mahadev Temple. Jhilmil Gufa is a small cave is located inside the forest. There is also small temple of lord Shiva. Few sadhus are living here. Only few people visit this place. Route is not very tough. It is also safe for senior citizens. This cave is 26 kms far from Rishikesh. From Rishikesh to Nilkanth Mahadev Temple you have to drive 04 kms more. From there you have to trek 02 hours to reach here.