I have visited Rishikesh about three to four times over the last few years as a weekend destination from New Delhi. Always, the agenda has been quite simple. Check-in to a camp site, head out for a thrilling rafting expedition and after an exhilarating few hours in the river head back to the camp site. Ending the day with a usually quite and relaxed evening on the banks of the Ganges.
The plan does vary person to person, group to group, but if I may allow myself to generalise a little, the itinerary pretty much remains the same for people looking for a weekend getaway in Rishikesh. Of course let’s not forget that Rishikesh is also famously known for it being a Yoga and mediation destination. Ashrams can be seen at every corner but then a trip like this would require much more time than a just weekend.