Biker’s Weekend Paradise – Rishikesh


Rishikesh is not only famous for its pilgrimage, yoga, and meditation, but it's also known as an ideal getaway among nature lovers and adventure seekers. Perched in the foothills of the Himalayas, this holy town is an adventure hotspot with activities such as river rafting, trekking, Bungee jumping, rappelling, and hiking. Adventure-loving bike riders must hit the road to Rishikesh from Delhi or Chandigarh at any time of the year.

Taking a weekend bike trip to Rishikesh gives you the chance to let go of all your worries and enjoy the ride, with the enchanting views on your way. It will give you a break from your daily routines and make you feel rejuvenated. You can plan your road trip to Rishikesh from the capital city of India, Delhi, or from the best-planned city of India, Chandigarh.

You can ride from Delhi to Rishikesh via NH 334 or NH 9 that will take approximately 6 to 7 hours. There are two routes for your road trip from Chandigarh to Rishikesh, one via SH 1 and another via NH 344.

Rishikesh offers plenty of routes for backpacking, spiritualism, and adventures. There are several ashrams where you can learn yoga, spirituality, and meditation. If you have planned a weekend bike ride to explore this beautiful place. Here are some must-visit places in Rishikesh.

·    Lakshman Jhula: At a distance of 5 km from Rishikesh, Lakshman Jhula is a famous 70-feet-high hanging bridge over River Ganga that connects the Tapovan and Jonk villages. People believe that Lord Lakshman, with his brother Lord Rama and sister-in-law Lord Sita, crossed Ganga on jute ropes where the bridge is built today.

 Kaudiyala: Kaudiyala is an adventure paradise located 22km from Rishikesh. Kaudiyala is the heart of nature surrounded by dense forest. Rock jumping, river rafting, mountaineering, camping, and other exhilarating activities are popular activities among adventurers. Camping amidst the rich flora and fauna, bonfires on chilly nights, and eating barbecued food is a once-in-a-lifetime experience here.


Triveni Ghat: Triveni Ghat is the biggest ghat situated on the banks of Ganga in Rishikesh. The Maha Aarti, a religious ceremony is performed where every evening devotees gather to offer prayers and milk to the Gods.


Kunjapuri Devi Temple: Kunjapuri Temple is a famous temple in Rishikesh. Locals start their new year by seeking blessings at the Kunjapuri Temple as well as the Neelkanth Mahadev Temple. Every year a gang of bike riders visits Kunjapuri Temple on 1st January.


Beatles Ashram: History says the famous Beatles Band visited Rishikesh in 1968 and meditated here. After this visit, Rishikesh came into the limelight and attracted tourists from worldwide. The main purpose of their visit was to get advanced training about Transcendental Meditation.


Rishikesh also presents a plethora of adventurous activities. Flying fox is the most thrilling activity among all. In this, as you will zipline above the majestic Himalayas and the lively Ganges, it will leave you stunned by the enthralling views from the top. If you have the nerve for the thrill of hanging in the air, then you should definitely try bungee jumping in Rishikesh. You should also go for water sports like rafting.

You can relish the mouth-watering eateries like besan ki barfi, besan ke laddu, and nariyal barfi in Rishikesh made of pure ghee. A road trip to Rishikesh is an exciting and spiritual escapade for adventurers, bike riders, and travelers.