Rishikesh tourism is the main source of livelihood of the people so it has a tourist friendly Culture. On average thousands of tourist visit Rishikesh every day. There are some areas in Rishikesh which is full of foreign tourist’s every time. Since Rishikesh is famous for Yoga and meditation so people from outside India visit Rishikesh and stay here for a long period to learn Yoga and Meditation. Here people are very friendly.
Culture of Rishikesh :
Culture of Rishikesh is very similar to the other towns of India. People living here mainly believe in Arrange Marriage. Major festivals celebrated in Rishikesh are Holi and Diwali. Rishikesh is more crowed by visitors from all over India in the month of May and June as the children have holidays during these months. Foreign tourist mostly visits Rishikesh in October, November, December, January, February and March.
Main languages spoken in Rishikesh are Hindi and Garhwali. You will find a number of famous spiritual ashrams in Rishikesh. If you are fed up of fast life and want to spend few days of your life in peaceful atmosphere Rishikesh is one of the best places in whole world. Rishikesh has everything for each and every type of people. Whatever you are interested in adventure, spirituality, music, yoga, meditation, Rishikesh can serve you better.
You can get pure Vegetarian Indian food in Rishikesh. Non Vegetarian food is totally prohibited by the government because Rishikesh is a holy town and you won’t find non-veg food in the whole city. Other popular foods which you can get in Rishikesh are Chinese and continental. However some tourists spots have wide range of food to serve most of the foreign tourist as well.