Rishikesh Industrial Visit

Rishikesh going students can have their industrial visit at Haridwar or Dehradun, Dehradun has Many institutions of national importance like the Forest Research Institute; Oil and Natural Gas Commission; Indain Military Academy; Indian Institute of Petroleum and Survey of India , Wild Life Institute etc. are located in Dehra Dun which makes it a place of national importance attracting tourists in large numbers. apart from dehradun we recommend haridwar for industrial visit for outstation students as The State Industrial Development Corporation of Uttarakhand (SIDCUL) has established a SEZ adjacent to Shivalik Nagar near Haridwar, this SEZ has numerous industries like Hindustan Lever, Dabur, Mahendra & Mahendra, Havells Hero MotoCorp Ltd, Minda Industries Ltd, Atul Auto Limited, Cavinkare Pvt. Ltd. Etc.

Rishikesh, the ‘place of the sages’ is a celebrated spiritual town located on the banks of the Ganga, surrounded by Shivalik range of the Himalayas on three sides.
It is believed that when Raibhya Rishi undertook rigorous penance, God appeared in the form of “Hrishikesh” and this area henceforth came to be known as Rishikesh.
It is the starting point for the Hindu Char Dham pilgrimage, including Yamunotri, Gangotri, Kedarnath and Badrinath, to seek spiritual salvation.
Rishikesh is an ideal destination not only for pilgrims but also for those who want to delve deeper into meditation, yoga and other aspects of ancient practices.
Rishikesh is also called the “Yoga capital of the world”. For the adventurous, Rishikesh is the place for starting their trekking expeditions and excursions towards the Himalayan peaks.
The International Yoga week, which attracts participation from all across the world, is held here every year from February 2 to 7 on the banks of river Ganga.

Sights to See

Bharat Mandir
The oldest temple in Rishikesh, near the Triveni Ghat, dedicated to Bharat, the younger brother of Lord Rama.

Lakshman Jhoola
Located 5 km from Rishikesh, Lakshman Jhoola is a suspension bridge across the river Ganga on the route to Badrinath. Kailash Niketan temple is a 13-storeyed temple here.


Ram Jhoola
A suspension bridge between the Shivanand Ashram and Swargashram. It provides an alternative to a boat ride from one bank of the Ganga to another.

Shivanand Ashram (The Divine Life Society)
Founded by Swami Shivanand, this spiritual centre is renowned for its lectures on spiritual life, meditation and yoga classes.

Triveni Ghat
A bathing ghat where devotees take a holy dip and offer prayers.

Other sites
Chandramauleeshwara Temple, Pushkar Temple, Raghunath Temple, Shatrughan Temple( 5 km), Venkateshwara Temple and various ashrams on the banks of the river Ganga


Rishikesh is the starting point of trekking up to the Kuari Pass, Gaumukh and Tapovan, Har ki Doon and Ruinsara Tal, Rupin Pass and Kinnaur, Roop Kund and Hom Kund, Dodital and Yamunotri, Kalhindi Khal (Trans Himalayan), Valley of Flowers, Kaakbhishyundi Tal, Pindari, Kafni and Sunderdunga Glaciers, Chandra Shilla Summit, Milam Glacier and Nanda Devi Sanctuary, Darma Valley (Trans Himalayan), Chotta Kailash, Bander Poonch Peak, Khatling Glacier, Vasuki Tal, Panch Kedar

Most licensed outfitters can organise an introductory course on White Water Kayaking at their riverside camps on the Ganges. Rishikesh is your best bet if you want to learn with good instructors and good equipment as majority of the knowledge base in the white water scenarios is concentrated in Rishikesh and nearby reaches of 40 odd km upstream on the Ganges.


Industries Enroute

  • Dabur India Ltd
  • Hero Honda
  • Cavin Care Ltd

And many More Industries for more information see state wise list of Industries

White Water Rafting
Rishikesh is an important white water rafting centre. The Ganga with its upper tributaries (Alaknanda, Bhagirathi and various other smaller tributaries) is called the Queen of the white water rafting industry. Day trips (a few hours of fun) are organised on the Ganga and or Multiple Day/Expedition runs on the Alaknanda and the Bhagirathi.


Kaudiyala(38 km)
Nestled amongst the dense forests on the Rishikesh-Badrinath route at an altitude of 480 m, Kaudiyala is a centre for adventure/water sports, particularly white water rafting. There is also ample opportunity to view wildlife in its natural habitat. GMVN conducts river rafting courses here.

Dehradun(47 km)

The other excursions are to Kunja Puri Temple (25 km), Vashishta Gufa Ashram (25 km), Bharat Mata Temple, Bhootnath Temple and Pushkar Temple.

Neelkanth Mahadev(12 km)
Situated on top of a hill at a height of 1,675 m across the river Ganga.

Mussoori (77 km)



You could get in touch with: Shri Purnanda Yogashram, Lakshman Jhoola; Swami Ram Ashram, Sadhna Kendra, Ram Nagar, Ved Niketan Swarg Ashram, Yoga Niketan, Muni Ki Reti, Tel: 0135 24302274772/5072,Yoga Sadan Ashram, Rly Station Road, Yoga Study Centre, Koel Ghatti, Haridwar Road.

How would you like to travel?

The nearest airport is Jolly Grant, Dehradun (17 km). However, Delhi (224 km), is more convenient
Rishikesh is connected by rail via Haridwar (24 km) with major cities in and towns in India
Rishikesh is connected by road with:
  • Agra 398 km
  • Badrinath 300 km
  • Chamba 63 km
  • Dehradun 40 km
  • Deoprayag 70 km
  • Delhi 224 km
  • Gangotri 249 km
  • Govindghat 275 km
  • Haridwar 24 km
  • Joshimath 252 km
  • Kedarnath 234 km
  • Mussoorie 77 km
  • Nainital 325 km
  • Yamunotri 222 km
  • Srinagar (Garhwal) 105 km

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