Rishikesh Market: Things To Do After Yoga

The Rishikesh market is the perfect place to find an authentic Indian experience. With fresh produce, spices, and more, the market is open every day except for Thursday. located in the heart of the city, the market is the perfect place to spend a day off from yoga.  It can be quite overwhelming at first – it’s loud, crowded, and cramped – but it’s a typical small city in India. You’ll find lots of shops selling hardware, clothes, electronics, and, of course, food.

Rishikesh has several markets that offer a variety of items, including traditional Indian handicrafts, clothing, jewelry, souvenirs, and yoga accessories. Here are some of the popular markets in Rishikesh:

  1. Laxman Jhula Market: Located near the Laxman Jhula Bridge, this market is famous for its variety of shops selling clothing, jewelry, books, and handicrafts. You can find beautiful Tibetan and Indian artifacts, traditional clothes, and accessories.
  2. Ram Jhula Market: This market is situated near the Ram Jhula Bridge and is famous for its range of yoga accessories, Ayurvedic products, and spiritual items. You can find yoga mats, clothing, and books, Ayurvedic medicines, and various idols of Hindu deities.
  3. Rishikesh Main Market: The main market of Rishikesh is located in the heart of the city and offers a wide range of shops selling everything from clothes, jewelry, and souvenirs to fresh produce and spices. You can also find street food stalls and local restaurants.
  4. Triveni Ghat Market: This market is located near the Triveni Ghat, where you can take a dip in the holy Ganges River. The market offers a variety of items such as religious books, idols, Ayurvedic products, and jewelry.
  5. Muni Ki Reti Market: This market is situated near the Muni Ki Reti area and offers a variety of shops selling handicrafts, clothes, and souvenirs. You can find wooden artifacts, traditional clothes, and beautiful jewelry.

These markets are easily accessible, and you can explore them on foot. However, it is advisable to bargain and compare prices before making a purchase.


1- Triveni Ghat

Although it may not seem like it at first, there are actually a few places around here that are worth checking out if you’re ever in the area! For example, the Triveni Ghat is a popular spot among locals who come here to admire the beautiful view of the river and take a peaceful stroll along the walking path. If you continue walking straight ahead, you’ll eventually come back to Ram Jhula – but if you turn left instead, you’ll find yourself on a lovely path that’s usually not too crowded.

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Street around Triveni Ghat
The street around Triveni Ghat

2- Rajasthani Restaurant

Rajasthani Restaurant is well-known for serving authentic Indian cuisine. The food is amazing, but it can be a little spicier than what you’d find in other places like Ram/Laxman Jhula. They have a wide variety of Indian sweets (mithai), and if you go during Diwali, you’ll find hundreds of different varieties. It’s definitely worth braving the crowd for a chance to try the food here.

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

3- Pappu Lassi

If you’re still up for a more, head on down to Pappu Lassi across the street in the middle of the market. They sell the creamiest lassi around, and what used to be just a popular lassi dispensing machine is now a proper shop with seats! At 30R a cup, it’s definitely a drink not to be missed – especially on a hot day!

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Vegetable Market Rishikesh
Vegetable Market Rishikesh

4- Vegetable Market

If you still have some time and energy to spare, I highly recommend taking a leisurely stroll from Rajasthani Restaurant to the Rishikesh Railway Station road passing through the vegetable market of Rishikesh downtown. This is a great way to see some local life away from the crowded market and the station itself is surprisingly peaceful compared to other Indian train stations.


We’ve shared with you our favorite things to do in Rishikesh, India. We hope you’ll enjoy exploring this beautiful city as much as we did. If you have any questions or comments, feel free to reach out to us at info@rishikeshdaytour.com Thank you for reading, and Namaste!


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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