Rishikesh is a city, tehsil in Dehradun district of the Indian state Uttarakhand. Located in the foothills of the Himalayas in northern India, it is known as the ‘Gateway to the Himalayas’ and the ‘Yoga Capital of the World’. Rishikesh is surrounded by three districts: Tehri Garhwal, Pauri Garhwal and Haridwar.
The nearest airport to Rishikesh is Jolly Grant at Dehradun. The distance is approximately 35 km far. Many carriers have daily flights from New Delhi Indira Gandhi International Airport.
To take a taxi from Delhi airport to Rishikesh is a good option specially for foreign tourists who are traveling to India for the first time. It’s a 6 to 7 hours journey. But you should be very careful in choosing a taxi as many cheaters are waiting there for the tourists.
You have an option to book a taxi to Rishikesh through the Tapasya Yoga School, if you are going to participate any course or a workshop here.