Around 8 hours by road from Delhi, Rishikesh – the “Yoga Capital of the World” is as much a place of worship and meditation as it is for its beautiful cafes. The Beatles once stayed in Rishikesh in the 1960s, composing many songs and putting it on the global map. Being one of India’s holiest cities doesn’t stop it from housing some great cafes and restaurants that grow on to become a traveller’s delight. Also Read - Rajya Sabha Election For 11 Seats in Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand to be Held on November 9; Results on Same Day
Since it attracts travellers from all over the globe, there’s no cuisine that one won’t find in Rishikesh. It caters to coffee drinkers, vegetarians, healthy and clean eaters, and tasty food lovers. It is a place where a traveller goes to a restaurant and comes out satiated and with a new friend. Also Read - Uttarakhand Tourism Promotes 'Workcation' a Unique Concept That Will Allow You to Work From Its Lush Green Mountains
Let’s look at all the eateries one must check out on their visit to Rishikesh: Also Read - 37-Year-Old Yoga Enthusiast From US Raped Several Times by Local Resident in Rishikesh
If you’re looking for multi-cuisine in Rishikesh with home-cooked Indian food, Tibetan and Western dishes including pancakes, and ever-smiling family as hosts, this is the place for you.
Ganga Beach Restaurant
Who doesn’t like a meal with a view? This place has a great riverside location, with a spacious terrace and a detailed menu including crepes and ice-cold lassis. Couldn’t ask for more.
This is a joint that hits the right note with a shaded patio, elevated tables and cushioned bench seating. The multi-regional food is quite nice but the ambiance here takes the cake.
Little Buddha Cafe
It is a quirky and funky looking tree-house cafe near Lakshman Jhula, with the tables overlooking the Ganges River serving great international food. The best items on the menu are pizzas and mixed vegetable platte.
If you’re one for fusion food, this place whips up Indian and international dishes with an innovative twist. The best bet however, would be trying the many varieties of khichdi(spiced rice cooked with lentils), the open-kitchen here serves the freshest food.
Devraj Coffee Corner
This German bakery is one of Rishikesh’s most loved cafe and for a reason: perched on the bridge and looking across the river to Shri Trayanbakshwar temple, it’s a favourite among people for unwinding and relaxing. It serves the best coffee in town and the top-picks in the menu range from brown bread with yak cheese to soups and sizzlers, and of course croissants, and apple strudel.