Our land of natural beauty, Rishikesh looks mesmerizing every time of the year, with the majestic Ganges flowing through the city and the dense woods enveloping the adjoining hills, to the enchanting waterfalls and river rafts flowing in the river, the city allures every traveler and visitor. The place is a perfect destination for indulging in numerous adventure activities, along with the natural layers of water falling down the several feet and forming a pool at the base, one can easily follow the passion of trekking along the hilly waterfall region and admire the flora and fauna flourishing there.
The waterfalls in Rishikesh are a popular place for tourists as well as the locals. They are all natural and add to the aesthetic of the region. During the summer season, one can easily see people from different parts of the country enjoying and bathing themselves in the crystal clear waters of the pool formed at the bottom of the waterfalls in Rishikesh. Here is a list of the different waterfalls one can visit and beat the heat this summer in an all natural and exciting way.
Neer Garh waterfall: This enchanting waterfall is situated near about 6 kilometers from Tapovan. Locally known as Neer gaddu waterfall. The best part about this place is that it requires a trekking distance of about a kilometer through the forest and down a cliff to reach the waterfall. The trail is exciting and a perfect activity to do before entering the waters for a cool soothing dip in one of its pool. This is a two-tier waterfall with two bathing pools. There is a very small waterfall after 200 m treks from the road where visitors can also take a bath in a small pool. Further 1.2 km trek will take you to the bigger and main waterfall which has a large pool. Butterflies of different species are seen fluttering around the wildflowers, adding beauty to this wonderful spot. Entry fee: Rs.30 per person.
Garud Chatti Waterfall: Garud Chatti Waterfalls is one of the most visited and beautiful waterfalls in Rishikesh. Situated around 5 km away from Lakshman Jhula, the waterfalls rapids down the Neelkanth Mahadev Temple. At the base of the trek to the waterfalls, there is also a revered Garud Temple. The water flows from seven different points and collects at the center of the waterfall to create a natural pool and makes a photogenic landscape. Entry Fee: Free
Patna Falls: Located around 7 km from Lakshman Jhula, Patna Waterfalls are right next to the Patna village in Rishikesh. The highlight of the waterfalls is also a limestone cave situated right next to it. The trek to the waterfall starts 5 km from Lakshman Jhula on Neelkanth temple road. It is a beautiful 1.5 km trek one way from the road through Rajaji Forest. This trek to the waterfall is steep and little hard. The waterfalls would be almost dry in the summer season and not advised to visit in summer. There are no sign boards to the waterfall so visitors have to be careful and confirm the route with the local people. Free Entry.
Phool Chatti Waterfall: Phool Chatti Waterfalls are located in between Garud Chatti and Neer Garh Waterfalls and are mostly hidden away from view in between dense trees and bushes. Located 7 km from Lakshman Jhula, the region has several resorts where you stay to enjoy nature at its best. This rumbling waterfall is positioned on the Neelkanth road and can be reached by commencing a short trek.
Himshail Waterfall: Located in a very calm environment 4 km away from Laxman Jhula. This waterfall is surrounded by dense trees and is a perfect place for Yoga and Mediation. There is a cave name Tat Baba Cave located just a few meters away from the waterfall. It is one of the calmest and serene places in the city.