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Ganges' Hidden Gems: 8 Enchanting Beaches in Rishikesh

Best Beaches in Rishikesh

The foothills of Rishikesh, touching the holy Ganga, are full of spiritual and adventure activities. Rishikesh offers a unique charm with river banks along the banks of the holy Ganges. These serene river banks are ideal places for relaxation and refreshment amidst the beauty. The clean and ever-flowing waters of the Ganges invite tourists to go white-water rafting, camping and soak in the spiritual aura. From Kaudiyala Beach to Neem & Goa Beach, Rishikesh brings to light many hidden river banks, which were lost in the popularity of Adventure & Spirituality. Whether you want to enjoy the calmness of meditation or soak in the breathtaking landscapes, the riverside resorts of Rishikesh offer an extraordinary experience that will leave you spellbound.

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8 Best Secret Beaches In Rishikesh, Near River Ganges

1. Kaudiyala Beach

Kaudiyala Beach Rishikesh

Kaudiyala Beach, located about 36 km from Rishikesh, is a famous river beach spread along the banks of the river Ganga. Kaudiyala is the starting point for the longest river rafting in Rishikesh. With its pristine waters and enchanting surroundings, Kaudiyala Beach (Kodiyala Beach) is a serene escape from busy life. It is one of the best white sand beaches in Rishikesh, which forms white dunes for its water waves. Apart from rafting, Kaudiyala Beach also offers opportunities for riverside camping in Rishikesh so that you can feel the Ganga up close.

  • Best time to visit: October to June
  • Things to do: Camping, & Rafting

2. Neem or Nim Beach

Nim Beach Rishikesh

Neem Beach (Nim Beach) is a white-brown sand beach in Rishikesh. It is near Badrinath-Haridwar National Highway road. Nim Beach is famous for beach yoga and 9 km rafting in Rishikesh. Also, this place is best for those travellers who want to spend some time alone. This beach beckons as much to a meditative yogi as it does to an adventure enthusiast. Seeing the stream of river Ganges flowing in a calm environment, this place gets drenched with the natural environment around it.

  • Best time to visit: October to June
  • Things to do: Trekking & Rafting

3. Ganga Beach

Ganga Beach Rishikesh

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Located at a distance of 2 kilometres from Laxman Jhula, Ganga Beach is one of the most visited beaches in Rishikesh. This beach extends from Laxman Jhula to Neem Beach. Mainly this beach is very famous for yoga and meditation, where many students of the yoga teacher training program are seen doing yoga here. Ganga Beach is entirely away from the hustle and bustle of the city, providing a secluded environment for every tourist.

  • Best time to visit: October to June
  • Things to do: Yoga & Ganga Aarti

4. Goa Beach Rishikesh

Goa Beach Rishikesh

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If you also want to experience Goa in Rishikesh, then Goa Beach is for you. Located at a distance of 200 meters from Ram Jhula, Goa Beach is known as a Mini Goa beach. It is a prime tourist destination in Rishikesh, perfect for adventure, relaxation and spirituality. Goa Beach is a popular spot for sunbathing, swimming and picnics. Goa Beach is a great place to relax and enjoy the beauty of nature. It is a short walk from Ram Jhula. If you are already in Rishikesh, then definitely choose this place to visit.

  • Best time to visit: October to June
  • Things to do: Bathing

5. Shivpuri Beach

Shivpuri Beach Rishikesh

While Shivpuri, famous for rafting and camping, is the adventure hub of Rishikesh, its banks of the Ganges are full of natural attractions. Spread over brown and white sand, Shivpuri Beach is one of the most beautiful beaches in Rishikesh. The river bank is an adventure hub where visitors indulge in daily activities like rafting and kayaking. Beyond adventurous experiences, Shivpuri Beach, with its serene and secluded natural aura, can transform the mind into a single mind.

  • Best time to visit: October to March
  • Things to do: Rafting & Camping

6. Byasi Beach

Byasi Beach

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Byasi Beach, located about 34 km from Rishikesh City, is most famous for camping in Rishikesh. If you want to travel a little out of Rishikesh, Byasi Beach will meet your expectations. Although this beach is quite far from Rishikesh, it will be a minor distance for tourists looking for beauty. Surrounded by the immense beauty of the Ganges, this beach is perfect for spending time close to nature.

  • Best time to visit: October to June
  • Things to do: Trekking, Camping, & Rafting

7. Marine Drive Beach

Marine Drive Beach Rishikesh

Marine Drive Beach is surrounded by forest 500 meters from the National Highway. The soothing sound of the flowing river and such unique natural surroundings make this beach an excellent place for camping. Since the Rajaji National Park area surrounds Marine Drive Beach, a good variety of rare Himalayan fauna can be seen here. At Marine Drive, you can experience a heavenly world with the shadow of the mountains, the gurgling sound of the river and birds chirping, which can only be imagined nowadays.

  • Best time to visit: April to June
  • Things to do:  Jungle Camping & Bathing

8. Osho Beach

Osho Gangadham Beach

Osho Beach is a spiritual beach in Jonk near Tapovan. It is a popular meditation and yoga destination, especially for those interested in the philosophy and teachings of Osho. The Beach Pavilion offers spectacular views of the Himalayas and the River Ganges. Osho’s interpretations of spirituality are still alive today, which can be seen in every spiritual seeker who came among him.

  • Best time to visit: All year round except July, August and September
  • Things to do:  Yoga & Meditation