Ahhhh Rishikesh! The home-away-from-home for so many yogis and spiritual seekers around the world. And for good reason. I fell in love with Rishikesh immediately.
Two of the most iconic cities in Northern India, Rishikesh and Varanasi. If you have the time in your itinerary, I say visit both. We did and I don't regret it.
Here are some of my thoughts as I put Rishikesh and Varanasi head-to-head in a variety of categories.
India is an ideal location for budget travelers to explore and spend time in. My goal with this post is to give you an idea of what to budget for a trip to India, and what is possible for you to experience.
Rishikesh is beautiful. A bustling little town nestled in the foot hills of the Himalayas, the Ganges river runs right through it on the way to Varanasi, and beyond to the Bay of Bengal. It took us 19 hours, and six modes of transport to get up to Rishikesh from Varanasi. It was totally worth it!