Location : In the north Indian State of Uttaranchal.
Tourist Attractions : LakshmanJhula, Ram Jhula, Raghunath Mandir, Triveni Ghat, Gita Bhavan, Bharat Mandirand Ashrams.
Best Activities : Yoga &Meditation, river rafting, yatching, kayaking, canoeing.
Nearby Tourist Destinations : Haridwar, Nainital, Gangotri, Yamunotri,Badrinath, Kedarnath, Rudraprayag.
Rishikesh,the gateway to Himalayas, is considered as the Mecca for Yoga and Meditationcentres. Rishikesh nestled in the Tehri-Garhwal region of Uttaranchal aboundsin natural splendour. The spectacle of the Ganga rushing through the Himalayanfoothills is an awesome sight. Several temples dot the banks of the Ganga atRishikesh. Rishikesh is located at a height of about 1360 feet above sea level.It is believed that several yogis and sages lived and practised penancehere.
Major Tourist Attractions
The bridge has been a major attraction among the tourists to Rishikesh. Thesuspension iron bridge Lakshman Jhula was build in 1929. This is where Rama'sbrother Lakshaman is said to have crossed the river on a jute ropes. One canenjoy the spectacular surroundings and the cool breeze from the River while standingon the bridge.
Another suspended bridge close to Lakshman Juhla is the Ram Jhula- Thissuspended bridge was recently build between Shivanand Ashram and Sawarg Ashram.It is similar to the Lakshman Jhula. Ram Juhla is also known as ShivanandJhula.
RaghunathMandir and Triveni Ghat :
It is the most important places for religious ceremonies in Rishikesh. It isbelieved that the Ganga is joined here by the Yamuna and the Saraswati Rivers.Geographically, however, the Yamuna joins the Ganga in Allahabad. The duskAarti on the Triveni Ghat is most impressive.
This newly constructed building is famous for its attractive paintings andstatues from the Hindu mythology. Situated just across the LakshmanJhula.
It is the oldest temple in Rishikesh. The image installed here has a distinctlyHimalayan cast of features. Though the temple is dedicated to Lord Mahavishnu,it holds a number of image normalley associated with the worship of LordShiva.
There are many important ashrams in Rishkesh. Most ashrams are centres forspiritual studies which also calls for Physical disciplines. Some ashrams,however, are monasteries. Among the better known ashrams are :- ParemarthNiketan, Sivanand Ashram, Yoga Niketan, Omkaranand Ashram, Vanprastha Ashram,Ved Niketan, Dayanand Vedanta Ashram, Vanmali Gita Yogashram, ShankaracharyaNagar Transcendental Meditatation Centre, Vithal Ashram and Yoga StudyCentre.
How To get There
Train : Thenearest railhead is at Haridwar, about 21 km from Rishikesh. There are morningand evening trains for Delhi to Haridwar. On can take a bus, car from Railwaystation to reach Rishikesh.
Road :Rishikesh is well connected to all major cities of India by road. Someimportant road distances from Rishikesh are - Badrinath 301 kms. Delhi 224 kms.Dehradun 43 kms. Kedarnath 228 kms. Gangotri 258 kms yamunotri 288 kms. AndUttarkashi 1 54 kms.
Being avery popular tourist destination, Rishikesh has ample accommodations for thetourists coming from all over. It has numerous accommodations located in &around the town. We offers you best accommodation in the Rishikesh. Theaccommodations available here ranges between luxury and budget. The hotelsoffers good length of facilities and services which are ideal for both shortand long journeys. Pick the one which is most ideal for you.