There are hundreds of hotels and guesthouses spread all over Rishikesh. It is difficult to make specific recommendations as the choice of where to stay not only depends on your budget, but also on what you intend to do during your stay as some areas may be more convenient for your purpose than others. Therefore only a handful of wonderful hotels directly on the Ganges are listed here. These hotels have not only the perfect location and view of the river, they are also on quiet grounds away from the main traffic. Yes, they are no budget hotels but definitely worth the money if you are only here for a short holiday.
What about other mid-range to budget hotels, guesthouses and homestays? Too many to list here but reviews are generally available online so you can easily check them. The first thing to do really is to know where you will be most of the time before you choose your place to stay. Getting around in Rishikesh can take up some time therefore it is recommended that you choose a place nearer to where you will mostly be, especially if you intend to stay longer.
Cafes and restaurants in Rishikesh with great Ganges view
The highest concentration of restaurants with direct views of the Ganga can be found along the main Laxman Jhula market area. This list includes also some from the other areas of Rishikesh. Unfortunately as these are small places, they do not have websites. You can click on the names of the restaurants and find the location on google map.
So apart from eating and yoga, what else does Rishikesh have to offer? If you want to know more about Indian culture, check here to find out about other activities in Rishikesh.
Or perhaps make a day trip out to see the mountains and national parks around Rishikesh. This need not be a big hike as many of the places are accessable by car. But if you prefer to hike, do take a guide with you as the treks are not always clearly marked.