Gateway to the Garhwal Himalayas, Rishikesh is a city soaked into seamless spirituality. People visit here to rejuvenate their mind and calm their souls with the list of temples dotted here. The gushing river Ganges flows through this city and adds to its tranquility. Adventure lovers visit here to partake in a breathtaking river rafting experience. On the other hand, the city also treats tired souls with the power of yoga which has earned it the name of the yoga capital of India.Get Tour Quotes
Major Attractions in Rishikesh:
Lakshman Jhula is the most visited attraction in Rishikesh connecting Tehri and Pauri districts of Uttarakhand. This suspension bridge has mythological tales associated with it. It is believed that Lakshman, brother of Lord Rama, crossed holy Ganga River here over a jute bridge where later Lakshman Jhula was constructed. The temple is nestling with numerous temples and one can hear temple bells ringing from here all day.
This “Abode of Lord Shiva is a perfect place for adventure lovers as well as nature devotees. Resting 20kms from Rishikesh on the banks of River Ganga, Shivpuri is adorned with bounty of nature all around. Here you can enjoy river on the white rapids of Ganga with lush dense forest on both sides. Many people also visit here for some moments of peace away from the crowds.
Triveni Ghat is a magical place that fills you with seamless solace. It is the place where holy rivers Ganga, Yamuna and Saraswathi meet. Devotees flock here to take bath in its holy water and to perform various rituals. During evening hours, a maha aarti is conducted here dedicated to Mother Ganga.Get Tour Quotes
Ram Jhula is a significant landmark of Rishikesh located only 3km from the city centre. This is a 450ft suspension bridge that links the banks of the Ganges with Shivananda and Swarga ashrams. It was built during the late 80s and today it offers incredible panoramic views of the Ganges.
Kunjapuri Temple is a holy Hindu shrine dedicated to the goddess Sati. It is said that this temple was built where the chest of the Goddess fell while Lord Shiva was carrying her remains to Kailash. The temple sits at an altitude of 1645 mts and treats you with breathtaking views of Gangotri, Swarga Rohini, Chaukhamba and Banderpunch peaks.
Parmath Niketan Ashram
Sitting in the heart of the Himalayas, Parmarth Niketan Ashram rests along the banks of Ganga River. It is the largest ashram in Rishikesh and is visited by thousands of serenity seekers from all over the world. The ashram houses over 1,000 rooms for the visitors and performs numerous sessions on yoga, meditation, spiritual classes, Satsang, kirtan, Ganga Aarti and spiritual lectures.Get Tour Quotes
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