HOTELS IN RISHIKESH NEAR RISHIKESH BADRINATH ROAD
The towering mountains that greet the eyes of a traveller along the Rishikesh-Badrinath Road on NH7 are guaranteed to take their breath away. But a look down, where you can see tumultuous river bouncing through rocky patches from a breath-taking distance, will also most certainly give you the chills. Despite this dangerous landscape, the road to the holy city of Badrinath, located almost 11,000 feet above sea level, is much traversed. Hundreds of people travel to Badrinath via this road for darshans, particularly in the summer when the climate is much more agreeable. There are regular buses from Rishikesh Bus Station to Badrinath, but transportation is closed after sunset.There are comfortable hotels near Rishikesh Badri Road less than 2km away, offering all essential comforts such as large rooms that can accommodate up to four guests, geyser, cupboards, coffee table and attached balcony. Some hotels in Rishikesh Badri Road have yoga halls and attached spas, which is unsurprising as Rishikesh is called the ‘yoga capital of the world’. For user reviews, go to travel websites like Treebo that provide details about the rooms, including pictures. Since good rooms may be in high demand, it is wiser to book early. The part of Badrinath Road close to Rishikesh is lined with several eateries, ranging from Cafe Coffee Day and Madras Cafe to the Machaan Restaurant, Bistro Nirvana and Green Italian Restaurant.Similarly, there are more options for sightseeing near Rishikesh city, including the renowned Triveni Ghat, Marine Drive, Neer Garh Waterfall, Rajaji National Park and Garud Chatti Waterfall. However, there are also some interesting points further along the Badrinath Road, mainly the Vasishta Cave Ashram and Ancient Siva Cave Temple. Scores of temples and ashrams can be found along the road, such as Badrinath Temple and Bhootnath Temple. Another regular sight on this route is adventure companies that offer customers exciting opportunities for rafting, camping, hiking and bungee jumping, among other things. The Ganga Beach is another wonderful spot suitable for meditation and picnic.