Call it the gateway to the Himalayas, the world’s yoga capital or the Beatles’ favourite destination, Rishikesh is more than just a pretty town in the hills. With treks, adventure sports, spas, scenic views and more, this destination is a favourite among Delhiites. So naturally, we’ve got you a list of the best places to stay when in Rishikesh.

Glasshouse On The Ganges

Image courtesy: Neemrana Hotels

Image courtesy: Neemrana Hotels

This beautiful property by Neemrana Hotels is set in the litchi and mango orchards of the Maharajas of Tehri Garhwal, and is probably the most beautiful one in the area. And, if you were torn between going to a beach or the hills, and finally settled on Rishikesh, you don’t really have to miss out—the property has a private beach area.

Where: Near 23rd Milestone, Rishikesh-Badrinath Road, Tehri Garhwal District, Gular Dogi, Uttarakhand

Price: INR 8,000 onwards

Contact: +919412076420, +91 9917191115

Find out more about them here.

Atali

Image courtesy: Atali, Ganga

Image courtesy: Atali, Ganga

About 30 kilometres from the main town, Atali offers rafting, kayaking, a high ropes course, birding, climbing, mountain biking, yoga, hiking and much more. This place aims to help you disconnect from the world and connecting with yourself, as it does not offer TVs, but has tons of other things you can do.

Where: Atali Dogi, Milestone 30, Badrinath Road, Rishikesh

Price: INR 13,000 onwards

Contact: +91 7060072708

Find out more about them here and follow them on Facebook here.

Aloha On The Ganges

Image courtesy: Aloha On The Ganges

Image courtesy: Aloha On The Ganges

From adventure sports to leisure activities and a safari at Rajaji National Park, this resort on the banks of the Ganges has something for everyone. The spa here also offers a variety of wellness rituals you can choose from and evenings here are the best, with the cool river breeze, sounds of the temple bells and a view of the stars above.

Where: National Highway 58, Tapovan, Rishikesh

Price: INR 10,181 onwards

Contact: 011 46520000

Find out more about them here.

High Bank Himalayan Retreat

Image courtesy: Himalayan Retreat

Image courtesy: Himalayan Retreat

Surrounded by a mango orchard, you can chill here in your cottage and also indulge in a variety of activities. The retreat offers meals cooked fresh for you too {and they don’t disappoint}. Make sure you don’t miss out on cliff jumping and jungle treks here.

Where: Near Shivpuri Market, Shivpuri, Rishikesh

Price: INR 5,950 onwards

Contact: +91 9837055578

Find out more about them here.

Sattva Spa and Wellness Retreat

Image courtesy: The Sattva

Image courtesy: The Sattva

This one is for all those spa babies who just want to relax and be pampered. The retreat offers a variety of spa treatments, a pure water pool, steam room and much more. One can choose to stay in the cottages here, or opt for standard/deluxe rooms, depending on the experience you’re looking for.

Where: Mohan Chatti, Via Laxman Jhula, Pauri, Rishikesh

Price: INR 3,500 onwards

Contact: +91 8191055551, +91 8191055553

Find out more about them here.

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