Rishikesh attractions

Top Choice Historic Building in Rishikesh

Maharishi Mahesh Yogi Ashram

Just south of Swarg Ashram is what’s left of the original Maharishi Mahesh Yogi Ashram, where the Beatles stayed and wrote much of the White Album (and a few tracks from Abbey Road). After decades of neglect, the Fo…
Hindu Temple in Rishikesh

Swarg Niwas & Shri Trayanbakshwar Temple

Rishikesh's most iconic landmark is this 13-storey wedding cake of a temple, which dominates the east bank of Lakshman Jhula. There are dozens of shrines to Hindu deities on each level.
Hindu Temple in Rishikesh

Neelkantha Mahadev Temple

Follow the dedicated pilgrims who take water from the Ganges to offer at this temple, a 7km, three-hour walk along a forest path from Swarg Ashram. Neelkanth (Blue Throat) is another name for Shiva, who once drank p…
Viewpoint in Rishikesh

Neer Garh Waterfall

A lovely multitiered waterfall at the end of a 20-minute hike that starts 2km north of Lakshman Jhula. However it's blighted by its touristy setup, especially on weekends with visiting local families.