Rishikesh, the birthplace of yoga, is a popular place to meditate, do yoga, and learn about other aspects of Hinduism. It’s situated on the banks of the Ganges River, surrounded by hills on three sides. The whole town is considered to be sacred and it’s believed that meditation there leads to salvation.
The weather is good throughout the year, however summers (May-June) could be a little warm. However, this is the peak season here as white water rafting is most active during these months. Rains could be a little messy and rafting and other adventure activities should be avoided. October-March has amazing weather, however, it becomes a little chilly in January.
are the coldest month, the temperature gets down to 19°C to 33°C, and we do not provide room heaters, so if you are doing the course during December-early March we recommend you to bring warm clothes.
APRIL TO AUGUST –
hot & rainy weather – light cotton clothes are recommended, as the temperature can get even to 35°C.,. September is the ending of the rainy season. Still if you coming during these month umbrella/raincoats are recommended.
OCTOBER TO MARCH –
weather in Rishikesh varies from pleasant to cold and woolen clothes, jackets etc. are recommended. The temperature is averagely around 32-33 C.
BEST TIME TO VISIT RISHIKESH
Rishikesh can be visited all through the year, may avoid the May month when the temperature reaches maximum. Rafting season is from mid September to April.