Rishikesh is situated approximately 260 km from Delhi Airport, which is the closest international airport to the town. From Delhi airport participants can take a car (USD 75) or train or one-hour flight to Dehradun airport, which is 25 kms from Rishikesh. A taxi from Dehardun airport to Rishikesh costs USD 20 and takes 45 minutes.
December and January are cold. Day temperature may come down to 15 degree Celsius and the night temperature around 10 degree.
February, March, and April – These months are pleasant. But towards the April it becomes warmer.
May and June – Hot summer months.
July and August – Warm and humid Monsoon.
September, October, and November – September can be warm and humid but October and November are pleasant.
Following shots are recommended – Hepatitis A and B (twinrix), Typhoid, update Tetanus. Contact your GP or special travel clinic for further information. You can get a prescription for malarial pills, which can be either Maleron or Doxycycline. In India a health kit will accompany the group with basic medical aid including bandaging, initial medications for infections, diarrhea, motion sickness, vomiting, fever, body pain and allergies. In case of more serious health problems good hospitals are available. Please make sure you have travel health insurance coverage.
Simple and comfortable accommodations. Double occupancy. On request single room can be arranged with extra charges. Water will be either filtered or bottled. Hot/cold running water for bath will be available.
Mobile connections and WiFi connections are good in most places.
Covering the body, one shawl can be bought in India. Jeans, long skirts and shirts are good. You can buy inexpensive Indian clothes. Choose clothes according to weather. Walking shoes and sandals for outdoors. For bathroom use rubber flip-flops as the floor may be wet.
Drink only filtered or bottled water. Don’t eat any salads or unpeeled fruits. You can eat fruits peeled by you. Don’t eat any cold or stale food.
Delhi: Air Fare $1100 – $1500. Many major airlines fly to India from Toronto with one stop at some European airport. You can check that by going to www.expedia.ca and click on flights and fill up information for price and time etc. British airways, KLM, Air France, Jet Airways are the popular airlines. Air Canada has a direct flight to Delhi.
Visa for India is needed. Please get the information from the Indian High Commission in your country. Only apply for Tourist Visa. You can get Visa on line. It’s called e-visa. Following is the website: https://indianvisaonline.gov.in/visa/ For regular visa in Canada please visit – www.blsindia-canada.com
Address in India:
122-A, Ugrasen Nagar
Haridwar Road, Rishikesh – Uttarakhand – 249202, India
Contact person – Shivagi Phone no. – +91-9811949274
If staying in Delhi:
Ajanta Hotel – Paharganj – New Delhi
36, Arakashan Road,
Ram Nagar, Diagonally Opposite to Church,
New Delhi – 110055
India Tel: +91-11-331-38029