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iXiGOers Dec 09 2012

What tips one need to keep in mind while visiting Rishikesh?

Rupali Khanna DEC 10 2012
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If the holy land of Rishikesh is your next destination, then here are a few tips you must keep in mind before you set rolling-

Before anything else, you should know the general DON’Ts


  • Avoid adventurous activities during the rainfall or peak winter season.

  • Saints and sadhus may be the trademark of Rishikesh, but you may not always be lucky to bump into the genuine ones. Avoid offering extravagant formalities or money on their behest.

  • Monkeys, cows, dogs, etc can be a menace too. So watch your steps!

  • While taking a dip in the holy Ganga, do not forget that at present it is one of the most polluted rivers in India. So avoid it for drinking purposes.


and here come the DO’s


  • Always trust the authorised agencies or tourist guides. Conmen or frauds may be lurking just around the corner. Beware of them! 

  • Rishikesh is very rich in its religious heritage. Its people generally are ardent followers of traditions. So avoid non-vegetarian food and alcoholic beverages here. Also try getting in sync with the religious practices followed in the temples, churches, mosques over here. 

  • Adventurous activities like trekking, water-rafting, etc must be indulged in only with proper guidance.


So grab your traveller’s hat, and set out to both explore the world of holy Rishikesh as well as gain an insight into your own inner world.

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