HOW TO REACH RISHIKESH :  Travel From Delhi to Haridwar/ Rishkesh

Situated on the foothills of Himalayas where the holy Ganges enters the plains of India- -Rishikesh is north of Delhi about 231 Kms.

Take a Car : We will be happy to send our cars to pick you up from either Airport or any hotel in Delhi. GHE has fleet of brand new cars with handpicked drivers, well trained to drive westerners in India.
Tata Indica/Ambassoder  Car( 2-3 Pax)        Tata Sumo ( 4-6 Pax)            Toyota (4-6 Pax)
Non AC                      Rs. 3489.00                         3989.00                                       4989.00
Airconditioned        Rs. 3989.00                         4689.00                                       5989.00

There is 5% Govt. tax applicable to the above cost.
Please add  Rs. 200 parking fee for the pickups from the airport.
GHE has its own fleet of brand new cars, tata sumos and Toyota Qualis with hand picked well trained drivers to drive you safely on Indian roads.

Take a Train : There are morning and evening trains for Delhi to Haridwar (A bigger town 21 kms before Rishkesh) . On can take a bus, car from Railway station or ask us to sedn the car to pick you  up from Haridwar Railway Station.

Morning Train : Every Day
Shatabdi Express . Departure New Delhi  0710 AM    Arrival Haridwar 1120  AM
Airconditioned & Tea/ Coffee & Breakfast on Board included in the ticket.
Tourist Class  Rs.  585.00   Executive Class   Rs. 1070.00
Haridwar to Delhi  Departure Haridwar 0610 PM   Arrival  New Delhi:  10: 30

Evening Train:
Jan Shatabdi Express : Days of Operation- Everyday except Sundays.
Train no.        Sector                Dep        Arrival
2056        Dehradun-New Delhi   05:10       11:05   (Dep from Haridwar at 06:20hrs)
2055        New Delhi-Dehradun   15:30       21:10   (Arrival at Haridwar at 19:21Hrs)

Sector                     Class                             Fare
Dehradun-Delhi     AC Chair Car                  Rs.445/ (Same For Return)
Dehradun-Delhi     2nd Seating(Non AC)       Rs.157/ (Same For Return)
Haridwar-Delhi      AC Chair Car                   Rs.385/ (Same for Return)
Haridwar-Delhi      2nd Seating(Non AC)       Rs.157/ (Same for Return)

Overnight Train :
Mussorie Express: Departure Old Delhi 1100 PM   Arrival Haridwar 0635  AM
III Class Aircon Sleeper Rs.385.00    2nd Class Airocn Rs. 618.00       Ist  Class Aircon Rs. 1178.00
Haridwar  to  Delhi- Departure Haridwar 1100 PM Arrival Old Delhi: 0635 Hrs

We charge Rs. 100.00 per person per ticket for trains as our services charge

Places To Stay IN RSHIKESH

A. Hotels in Rishikesh Town:

Hotel Natraj:
Centrally Airconditioned ,  34 rooms , Coffe shop , Restaunrent , Swiming pool.
Tariiff till Sept.  Single room  Rs.1700.00  Double Room Rs. 1950.00  +15 % taxes.
Located little out side the  town on Rishikesh- Dehradun Road.

Hotel Ganga Kinare:
Centrally Airconditioned with Ganga view from all the roms , 33 rooms , Restaurent,
Tariff till Sept.   Single room  Rs.1750.00  Double Room Rs. 2050.00  +15 % taxes.
Located little out side the town on the banks of the Ganges.

Hotel Basera:
25 rooms , AC rroms, Air Cooled rooms,
Tariff till Sept.   Single/Double  room  non AC Rs.1050.00 SGL/Dbl Double Room AC Rs. 1600.00  +5 % taxes.
Centre of the town with Triveni Ghat on walking distance.

Hotel Akash Ganga:
Tariff till Sept.   Standard   Rs.750.00  Deluxe Room Aircon Rs. 950.00  +15 % taxes.
Located inside the town offers variety of rooms .

Hotel Ganga View:
Tariff till Sept.   Single room  Rs.1795.00  Double Room Rs. 1995.00  +15 % taxes.

Hotel Great Ganga:
Tariff till Sept.   Single room  Rs.1695.00  Double Room Rs. 1895.00  +15 % taxes.

Tapovan Resorts:
Tariff till Sept.   Single room  Rs.1495.00  Double Room Rs. 1695.00  +15 % taxes.

B. Government Tourist Bunglows  and Ashram Guest houses in Muni Ki Reti area (Right bank of the Ganga on town side) along the main road (Rishikesh to Muni Ki Reti/Ramjhula.)

Risihilok Muni Ki Reti:
Run by Garhwal Mandal Vikas Nigam (state Govt.) has nice garden, and variety of rooms.
Tariff  Ordinary : Rs. 380.00        Deluxe Rs. 840.00        Aircon    Rs.1040.00

Yoga Niketan:
Situated on the main road,  right on the river this guest house has good views of the Ghats and laxmanjhulla Bridge.
Tariff Single Rs.450.00   Double Room Rs.650.00

Omkarananda Ganga Sadan:
Situated near the Muni Ki Reti Parking, the guest house offers Ganga view and has its own Ghat.
Single Rs.300.00   Double Rs. 400   Triple Rs. 500.00

C. Tourist Guest Houses and hotels  out of Town in Tapovan area.
This is the extrme end of the Rishikesh town up north,  with peacefully located guest houses with Ganga view from most of them ,with walking distance to Ram Jhula and Laxman Jhula and the Ashrams.

High Bank Peasants Cottage
Peacefully located with reserve forest around and Ganga View. Beautiful garden, Home grown dairy products and bio vegetables .The guest house offers treking , rafting and other special intrest tours for families, individual and samll groups.
Tariff till l Sept.   Single room 1200 .00  Double Room Rs.1500.00

New Bhandari Swiss Cottage
Peacefully located, with own restaurent and bakery
Tariff till l Sept.   Single room 750 .00  Double Room Rs.1200.00

Hotel Shikhar
On the side road to LaxmanJhula , with own restaurent and market area near by.AC rroms, Air Cooled rooms,
Tariiff till Sept.  Single/Double  room  non AC Rs.450.00 SGL/Double Room Deluxe  Rs. 750.00  +5 % taxes.

Eskantmani hotel
On the extreme end of the town situated on a hillock
Tariiff till Sept.  Single/Double  room  non AC Rs.350.00 SGL/l Double Room Deluxe  Rs550   +5 % taxes.

D. Hotels and Guest Houses in Swargashram Area (on the left bank of the Ganges- one has to cross the Ganga river by Ram Jhula (The new supension Bridge) or by motor boat.

Hotel Green
Situated in the main ashram area with 5 minute walk to the Ghats
Standard room Rs.350-500                 Deluxe Room Rs.450-850

Hotel Brijwasi
Situated in the main ashram area with 5 minute walk to the Ghats
Standard room Rs.400-600                  Deluxe Room 550-750

Hotel Rajdeep
Situated in the main ashram area with 5 minute walk to the Ghats
Standard room Rs.450-650                   Deluxe Room Rs.650-950

E. Hotels and Guest Houses in Laxman Jhula (extreme end of the town on the left bank of the Ganga, one has to cross Laxman Jhula the oldest Suspesion bridge.

Ganga View guest House
Tariff  from Rs. 350-450
Hotel Arti   Rs. 300-400
Hotel Om   Rs. 300-650

Best Time To Visit RISHIKESH

With introduction of river rafting on Ganga, adventure tours and peoples increasing intrest in traditional Indian activities like yoga, meditation and Ayurveda has made Rishikesh the destination of round the year. Depending on the activity Rishikesh can be visited  best in the month of :

March -April:   River Rafting /Yoga Meditation/ Easier treks in the Himalayas

May -June   :   Long treks in the Himalayas/Pilgrimage to Yamnotri, Gangotri and Badrinath

July -September:  Valley of Flowers and Hemkund trek/ Pilgrimage to Chardham

October-15th November:  River Rafting and Camping on the beaches along the river/ Pilgrimage/Yoga and meditation

15th November to February:  Wild life Safaris in Rajaji & Corbett  National park / River Rafting / Sking in Auli/ Yoga ..


Laxman Jhula Area:

The area has many emporiums selling Rudraksh Malas, Navratna Mala, and silver Jwellery.

Jaipur Gems Centre:
One of the old and reliable only exporter of Rudraksh ,Gems studded silver and gold jwellery and pashmina Shawls.

RamJhula Area:

Geeta Press Cotton cloth Shop:
Located out side Geeta Bhawan >Fair priced shop offering vide range of  cotton products.

Geeta Press Book Shop:
Located out side Geeta Bhawan the book shop offers wide range of books related with indian relegion and mythology.


Town Area:

Hotel Neelam : Situated  in the centre of town this is one of the oldest reastaurent in town,offering indian, and Italian dishes

Hotel Sruesh : Centre of town providing Indian food to Pilgrims

RamJhula Area:

Choti wala Restaurent : Located near the Ramjhula on the left bank (One has to cross the bride) ,one of the oldest and most famous eating place of Rishieksh for Traditional Indian “Thali”. Chinese and some continental dishes are also in the menu.

LxmanJhula Area:

Elachi Restaurent: Situated on the left bank on the river this is place for relaxed eating.