Best Time to Visit Rishikesh

Planning a trip to Rishikesh, the Yoga Capital of the World, is always a great idea. But to make the most of your visit, it’s important to know the best time to visit Rishikesh. This guide will help you understand how different seasons can impact your experience in this serene town, nestled in the foothills of the Himalayas. Rishikesh experiences three main seasons: summer, monsoon, and winter. Each season offers unique experiences and influences the availability and safety of various activities. Whether you’re seeking adventure, spiritual rejuvenation, or simply a peaceful escape, Rishikesh has something to offer all year round.

Summer (March to June)

Summer in Rishikesh is warm, with temperatures ranging from 15°C to 40°C. Despite the heat, this season is quite popular among tourists for several reasons. As the temperatures rise, Rishikesh bursts into a vibrant display of colours. Flowers bloom in profusion, painting the hillsides with their magic. While the days can be warm, the evenings offer a pleasant respite. This can be a good time to visit if you enjoy warm weather and don't mind crowds. This is a fantastic time for sightseeing and exploring the rich cultural tapestry of Rishikesh. Hike along the verdant hills, soak in the serenity of ancient temples, or participate in yoga and meditation retreats. This is the best season to visit Rishikesh for rafting. The water levels of the Ganges are ideal for white-water rafting, making it a thrilling experience.

A group of friends enjoying river rafting
Tambdi Surla Waterfalls

Monsoon (July to September)

The monsoon season brings heavy rainfall to Rishikesh, transforming the town into a green paradise. Waterfalls cascade down mountainsides and the Ganges churns with renewed vigour. The hills and forests around Rishikesh are at their greenest, offering stunning views and vibrant flora. However, be aware of potential landslides and ensure you check weather conditions before planning your trip. The high humidity levels might be uncomfortable for some travellers. This may not be the best season for Rishikesh if you're looking for outdoor adventure activities.

Winter (October to February)

Winter is often considered the best season for Rishikesh. The temperatures range from 5°C to 20°C, peaking during December, making it the best month to visit Rishikesh. Crystal-clear skies paint a canvas for the majestic Himalayas, and the temperature dips to a comfortable coolness. The Ganges calms down, offering thrilling rapids for adrenaline junkies. Gear up for kayaking, cliff jumping, or mountain biking. Consider staying at The Glasshouse on the Ganges, perched amidst the foothills, which provides easy access to these adventure activities. After a day of exploration, unwind in the resort's infinity pool, taking in the breathtaking Himalayan vistas.

A person participating in a rock climbing activity

When planning your stay in Rishikesh, Neemrana The Glasshouse on The Ganges offers a perfect retreat, no matter the season. The Glasshouse offers a range of rooms, each providing stunning views of the Ganges and the surrounding nature. The ambience is designed to help you connect with the tranquillity of Rishikesh. The in-house dining options provide a taste of local and international cuisine, catering to diverse palates and dietary preferences. Embrace the Ganges, explore the Himalayas, and discover your Rishikesh at our hotel on the Ganges!