Dining in Rishikesh

Chotiwala in Rishikesh
Nothing complements adventure better than good food. And Rishikesh offers some awesome food choices to satisfy those taste buds. Fresh, local veggies sprinkled with traditional spices and made with love – the food in Rishikesh will sure make your mouth water. From gourmet food, to sumptuous family lunches, to quick bites on the go – the food experience lives up to the adventure-spiritual reputation of Rishikesh.

Rishikesh Chotiwala
Given the religious significance of the place, only vegetarian food and non-alcoholic drinks are served. But that doesn’t diminish the taste or the choices available to relish. Several multi-cuisine restaurants in Rishikesh offer various kinds of delicious local (Garhwali), continental, and European food. However, the main dining attraction here is the Sattvic food, which is available in almost all restaurants and is prepared in the traditional manner, with fresh vegetables, herbs and organic ingredients grown locally. Sattvic diet is extremely popular with yogis, who also refer to it as yogic diet. However, tourists too relish the simplicity and richness of this food.

The Lakshman and Rama Jhula areas are the dining hubs of Rishikesh. Most restaurants and cafés are at the bank of river Ganga, and offer delicious and healthy food. There are indoor as well as outdoor cafés that offer a nice view of the surroundings and enhance the dining experience.

Street /Casual Food
Street Food Rishikesh
No trip is complete without tasting the street food, as it is in this food that the local spirit comes alive. From recipes handed down by grandmas to popular fast food with a local twist, street food offers an adventure of a different kind. And Rishikesh too has a variety of street food to appease your taste buds. Local hawkers, casual diners and cafés offering local, Indian and Chinese food make Rishikesh a haven for typical backpackers who simply love to experience the taste of new food; and yes, certainly at a cheaper price. Chotiwala restaurant in Rishikesh is extremely popular for its delicious snacks
Fine Dining
Restaurant in Rishikesh
If you prefer gourmet food restaurants with fancy white clothed tables and courteous waiters in tuxedos serving global cuisine, then there are several upscale restaurants in Rishikesh offering that and much more. There are also some small restaurants with not so big menu but with enough unique items to keep the guests interested and offer an exotic dining experience.

Ganga Ghats

Ganga Ghats in Rishikesh
Ganga Ghats are spread across all the towns and cities that share the banks of the holy river.


Yoga in Rishikesh
Yoga ashrams are places of yoga sanctity. Almost all ashrams in and around Rishikesh.

White Water Rafting

White Water Rafting in Rishikesh
Rishikesh is a ‘must visit’ place on every rafters map, and rightly so. Plunging from the Himalayan

Rishikesh Temples

Rishikesh Temples
The Hindu saint, Adi Shankaracharya, built many temples in Rishikesh.

Best time to Travel

Spring Season in Rishikesh
Spring season is ideal for exploring the locales, and are perfect for adventures activities.

Lakshman Jhula

Lakshman Jula Rishikesh
Lakshman Jhula, a 450 ft long hanging bridge across the river Ganga at a height of 70 ft.

How to Reach

Travelling Rishikesh
The best way to reach Rishikesh is to first reach the national capital – New Delhi.


Accomodation in Rishikesh
Rishikesh offers a wide range of accommodation options for typical hitchhikers.

Rishikesh and Beyond

Beyond Rishikesh
Rishikesh is the center from where all excursions – spiritual or adventurous - begin.