Rishikesh is a popular tourist destination and pilgrimage site in Uttarakhand. This “Yoga Capital of the World” has many types of tourist attractions, heritage sites for the tourists to explore. However, there are plenty of unexplored places in and around the city that are worth exploring for tourists visiting Rishikesh.
Rishikesh is one the tourist circuit of Uttarakhand but there are many tourist attractions in the city that are left unexplored. There are lots of activities in rishikesh which can be done besides of visiting places if you are an adventure junky. The following are some of the unexplored places near Rishikesh:
Rishikesh Hot Water Springs
The thermal hot water springs near Rishikesh are also called “hot water kunds” in this area. These springs are found near the city as this area lies in the geophysical belt of the Upper Himalayas.
These hot water springs in Rishikesh are popular with tourists as well as with pilgrims visiting Rishikesh and these are called “Rishikund” which means “The Pond of Sages”.
Neer Garh Waterfalls
Neer Garh Waterfalls are multi-tiered waterfalls just a few kilometers hike from the city center. These waterfalls are also called Neer Gaddu and are located in the Rishikesh-Badrinath Highway. This is a pristine waterfall very popular with the tourists, especially in the summer months.
Tourists trek near these waterfalls and there are some great shops for tourists to visit in the area. These are beautiful falls with rocky natural beauty and also have a blue-ish look to them making a great tourist destination near Rishikesh.
This gufa is located near the Manikoot Parvat in the forest area near the city and is a popular tourist destination for people looking to explore places near Rishikesh.
Garud Chatti Waterfall
Rishikesh is located on Neelkanth Road near the city. This is a small beautiful waterfall and the waterfalls have seven levels in the monsoon season. This waterfall is located around 3 kilometers from the Lakshman Jhula area of the city and many tourists trek to the waterfalls.
It is especially popular with the adventure tourists in the area as many adventure tourists visit Rishikesh and neighboring areas.
Marine Drive is a very popular area in Rishikesh that shares its name with the famous place in Mumbai. Marine Drive is a popular destination that is located a little outside the city of Rishikesh and is known for river rafting. This area provides river rafters with Grade II and Grade III river rapids experience.
Crossfire, Three Blind Mice, Golf Course, Return to Sender and Roller Coaster are rapids in the area popular with the adventure sports and river rafting crowd in the area. The other adventure sports activities at this popular tourist spot include rock climbing, cliff surfing, rock climbing, and rappelling and adventure sports camps in the area.
Phool Chatti Waterfall
These Phool Chatti Waterfalls are located very close to the Neer Garh Waterfalls and are an unexplored tourist attraction in the area. These waterfalls are almost hidden away and are located in the dense forests near Rishikesh.
Many people visit these waterfalls and trek to these waterfalls from the Lakshman Jhula area of Rishikesh which is located in the central area in the city. It is a beautiful natural spot in the city, popular with nature lovers, with photography enthusiasts and also with trekking enthusiasts. There are many resorts located in the area which are trendy with tourists looking to stay in the forest and hilly areas near the city.