Ashrams of Rishikesh

Starting From


Number of days


Start Location


Group Size


Operated by

World Expeditions

Add your business today to reach The Outbound's audience of adventurous travelers.

We visit the temples, ashrams and ghats of Rishikesh and view the evening prayers at Geeta Bhawan's ghat as Hindus pay homage to their holy river.

Operated by:

World Expeditions

World Expeditions is an adventure travel and ecotourism company that offers guided small group trekking and adventure holidays.


Arrive Rishikesh

Named after the Lord Vishnu, Rishikesh is a holy city for Hindus. Located in the foothills of the Himalaya in northern India it is also known as the yoga center of the world and is home to many world renowned ashrams. It is the place where the Holy River Ganges starts its long journey from the Himalaya to the Bay of Bengal. If arriving by train today you will be met and transferred from Haridwar train station to the centrally located hotel. No activities have been planned for the rest of the day so you are free to explore this bustling city.

Sightseeing in Rishikesh

After breakfast your local guide will meet you to begin the day of sightseeing in Rishikesh. 3km north of town is Ram Jhula, a popular place for people coming for religious purposes due to its large number of ashrams. Most well known here are Geta Bhawan and Swarg Ashram both of which are packed with temples, statues and people. Further along the valley the hanging footbridge at Laxman Jhula has numerous temples lining either side of the riverbank at this point. The evening prayer at Geeta Bhawans ghat known as arati is a unique experience to see how Hindu’s worship the River Ganges. The evening prayer takes around 30 minutes and is a delight to witness with lamps being lit and placed into the river.

Transfer to station, trip concludes

After breakfast this morning you will be transferred to the train station for your onward connection.

Additional Information

The Himalayan foothills are the backdrop for Yogis who meditate on the banks of the River Ganges. We visit the temples, ashrams and ghats of Rishikesh and view the evening prayers at Geeta Bhawan's ghat as Hindus pay homage to their holy river.


Leave a Review

Overall rating:  Rate this Tour

Have you done this tour? Leave a review!

Other Tours Nearby

Starting at $790/person

World Expeditions

India's Golden Triangle

India - 5 days

Starting at $690/person

World Expeditions

Delhi To Kathmandu Express

India - 4 days

Starting at $4,055/person

World Expeditions

East Himalayan Kingdoms

India - 13 days

Starting at $2,560/person

World Expeditions

Bike, Hike and Kayak South India

India - 14 days

Nearby Adventures


Camel Trek through the Thar Desert


Snorkel at Elephant Beach


Hike the Roopkund Trek to Skeleton Lake


Backpack to Chandratal Lake


Hike to the Double Decker Living Root Bridges


Hike to Neer Garh Waterfall


Visit Nokhalikai Falls


Explore the Allepey Backwaters