Discover the most important monuments in Rishikesh, India's yoga capital, exploring its historic centre on this two-hour guided walking tour. What's more, it's FREE!
Your guided walking tour of Rishikesh will begin in the Tapovan district, the liveliest area of the city, at the Trayambakeshwar Temple. Each floor of this multi-tiered sacred site, constructed eight centuries ago, is filled with dozens of different shrines to Hindu deities, but it is mainly considered to be one of the most important temples dedicated to Shiva in India.
Continue strolling along the banks of the Ganges River towards the Maharani Sri Vidyawati Kuor Temple, passing the iconic cast-iron Lakshman Jhula Bridge. Watch as hundreds of people cross over the river, heading to Shri Trayambakeshwar.
Having passed the Djaramraj Temple and enjoyed the panoramic views of this colourful holy place from the viewpoint there, you'll visit one of Rishikesh's main goshalas. A goshala is a protective shelter for cows, animals considered sacred in Hindu religion.
You'll wander along the fast-flowing Ganges, taking in the luscious mountain views as well as its many important monuments, before arriving at the Ram Jhula Bridge. After crossing the bridge, you'll finish your free walking tour of Rishikesh.
If you reserve the free afternoon tour, you'll end your day attending a celebration of Hindu religious rites, which your guide will explain to you as you watch.
- It is not possible to reserve this tour for groups larger than 6 people.
- Children must be accompanied by an adult. There is a maximum of three children per adult permitted on this tour.
Free tours do not have a fixed price, rather each person offers the guide the amount they consider appropriate, depending on their level of satisfaction.
The tour is exclusively in English.
Professional English speaking guide.
When to book?
Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability, especially during public holidays and festivities.
You can book up until the previous day (9:00 AM local time) if there are still places available.
Once your booking has been confirmed, you will receive an email containing your booking voucher. Please print it out or download on your smartphone/tablet to show on the day of the activity.
Frequently asked questions
Q - How to book?
A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.
No (not suitable for people with reduced mobility).
If you are not able to attend the tour, please cancel your reservation in the control panel, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.