on the banks of the holy Ganges, Rishikesh
is a popular
religious destination in India. Rishikesh
has a number of
ashrams and temples that make it an ideal destination for a religious
tourist. But Rishikesh
is an equally wonderful destination
for an adventure traveler. Rishikesh
opportunity for trekking, rock climbing and river
raftingin in rishikesh
. Rishikesh is located in the state of
and is about 230 kilometres from
Rishikesh is an exciting destination that is dotted with a number of
temples and ashrams. Rishikesh
is surrounded by the
verdant forest and river Ganges flow through the town. Rishikesh
has a number of tourist places that one can visit. Since Rishikesh
is known as a pilgrimage center, religious places form a major chunk of
tourist attractions in Rishikesh
is a popular place in Rishikesh
Many people take a dip at the ghat before visiting temples in
. Lakshman Jhula
is an important
landmark in Rishikesh
basically a hanging bridge on the Ganges and the most popular spot in
. Legend has it that Lakshman, the younger
brother of lord Rama crossed the river using a hanging bridge made of jute.
Ram Jhula is another famous place in Rishikesh where you can visit.
The Aarti on the banks of the Ganges is what you should not miss on your
tour to Rishikesh
. The floating diyas (earthen lamps)
present a wonderful view in the evening. The hymns and sound of bells
creates a symphony of sorts during Aarti.
Rishikesh is the gateway to Chardhams of
. You can take a tour of the
from Rishikesh. Rajaji National Park
at Chila is another place that you can visit from Rishikesh.
11.2 square kms.
8Am To 8 Pm
| Laxmanjhola Bridge
14 Story Temple
Ram Jhula Bridge
Haridwar - Rishikesh
Laxmanjhula Tour Packages
- Rishikesh Laxmanjhula
9 Am To 6 Pm
|Haridwar - Rishikesh
Attractions of Rishikesh
The bridge has been a major attraction among the tourists to Rishkesh.
The suspension iron bridge Lakshman Jhula. was build in
1929. This is where Rama's brother Lakshaman is said to
have crossed the river on a jute ropes. One can enjoy the spectacular
surroundings and the cool breeze from the River while
standing on the bridge.
Another suspended bridge close to Lakshman Jhula.is the
Ram Jhula- This suspended bridge was recently build between Shivanand
Ashram and Sawarg Ashram. It is similar to the Lakshman
Jhula. Ram Juhlais also known as Shivanand Jhula.
Raghunath Mandir and Triveni Ghat
It is the most important places for religious ceremonies in Rishkesh.
It is believed that the Ganga is joined here by the
Yamuna and the Saraswati Rivers.
Geographically, however, the Yamuna joins the Ganga
in Allahabad. The dusk Aarti on the Triveni Ghat
is most impressive.
This newly constructed building is famous for its attractive paintings and
statues from the Hindu mythology. Situated just across the Lakshman
It is the oldest temple in Rishkesh. The image installed
here has a distinctly Himalayan cast of features. Though
the temple is dedicated to Lord Mahavishnu, it holds a
number of image normalley associated with the worship of Lord Shiva.
There are many important ashrams in Rishkesh. Most
ashrams are centres for spiritual studies which also calls for Physical
disciplines. Some ashrams, however, are monasteries. Among the better known
ashrams are :- Paremarth Niketan, Sivanand Ashram, Yoga Niketan,
Omkaranand Ashram, Vanprastha Ashram, Ved Niketan, Dayanand Vedanta Ashram,
Vanmali Gita Yogashram, Shankaracharya Nagar Transcendental Meditatation
Centre, Vithal Ashram and Yoga Study Centre.
How To Get There - Rishikesh
The nearest railhead is at Haridwar
, about 21
km from Rishikesh
. There are morning and evening trains
for Delhi to Haridwar
. On can take a bus, car
from Railway station to reach Rishikesh
is well connected to all major cities of India
by road. Some important road distances from Rishikesh
301 kms. Delhi 224 kms. Dehradun
43 kms. Kedarnath
258 kms yamunotri
288 kms. And Uttarkashi
1 54 kms.