Rishikesh Market: Things To Do After Yoga

When you’re done with your yoga practice in Rishikesh, the city’s bustling market in Rishikesh offers a unique Indian experience. The market, open every day except Thursday, is located at the heart of the city and provides a great way to spend a yoga-free day. The initial chaos might be overwhelming, but it’s a typical Indian city vibe with shops selling a range of items from hardware and clothes to electronics and food.

Rishikesh boasts several markets that cater to different tastes, offering traditional Indian handicrafts, clothing, jewelry, souvenirs, and yoga gear. Here’s a glimpse of some well-known markets in Rishikesh:

Laxman Jhula Market:

Found near Laxman Jhula Bridge, this market is famous for its diverse shops selling clothing, jewelry, books, and handicrafts. You can discover elegant Tibetan and Indian artifacts, traditional garments, and accessories.

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Street around Triveni Ghat
The street around Triveni Ghat

Ram Jhula Market:

Located near Ram Jhula Bridge, this market is renowned for its collection of yoga accessories, Ayurvedic products, and spiritual items. Yoga mats, clothing, books, Ayurvedic remedies, and Hindu deity idols can be found here.

Rishikesh Main Market:

Situated in the city center, the main market offers a wide array of shops selling everything from clothing, jewelry, and souvenirs to fresh produce and spices. Street food stalls and local eateries are also present.

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Pappu's Lassi Shop RISHIKESH
Pappu’s Lassi Shop RISHIKESH

Triveni Ghat Market:

Close to Triveni Ghat, a sacred bathing spot in the Ganges, this market provides religious books, idols, Ayurvedic items, and jewelry.

Muni Ki Reti Market:

Situated near the Muni Ki Reti area, this market is home to various shops selling handicrafts, clothing, and souvenirs. Expect to find wooden artifacts, traditional clothes, and exquisite jewelry.

These markets are within walking distance and easily navigable. Remember to haggle and compare prices before making purchases.

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Vegetable Market Rishikesh
Vegetable Market Rishikesh

Highlights:

  1. Triveni Ghat: Don’t miss the peaceful Triveni Ghat, a local favorite for its serene river view and walking path. A less crowded path takes you to Ram Jhula.
  2. Rajasthani Restaurant: Try the flavorful Indian cuisine at Rajasthani Restaurant. The food might be spicier than usual, but their vast range of Indian sweets during Diwali is a treat.
  3. Pappu Lassi: Visit Pappu Lassi across the street for the creamiest lassi around. It’s an ideal refreshment, especially on hot days.
  4. Vegetable Market: Take a leisurely walk from Rajasthani Restaurant through the bustling vegetable market to Rishikesh Railway Station road. Experience local life away from the crowd.

Conclusion

Exploring Rishikesh’s vibrant markets is a delightful way to spend your time off from yoga. From bustling bazaars to peaceful river views, the city offers a blend of experiences. We hope you have a wonderful time discovering the city’s unique charm. If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to us at info@rishikeshdaytour.com. Thank you for reading, and Namaste!

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Namaste! I am Om. I am a licensed Tourist Guide ( Approved by Ministry of Tourism, Government of India), I’m originally from Varanasi. Now, I am living in Rishikesh. I set up this blog to share my tips and experiences for traveling to inspire and help you to travel more. Hari Om

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