Top 5 Places To Visit In Rishikesh
Located in the Himalayas in the Indian state Uttrakhand, Rishikesh is one of the largest cities in India. This town is a famous tourist spot and also a pilgrimage spot for Hindus. It is famous for various shrines and Yoga Ashrams. River Ganges flows through this town of Rishikesh. From adventure sports to small-town markets, you will get to see a lot over here. Rishikesh is also known as a holy city and is vegetarian.
1. Lakshman Jhula
Laxman or Lakshman Jhula is a huge bridge in Rishikesh with 450 feet in length and 70feet height from the river. it is built-in 1939. As per Hinduism, this bridge is built in the same place, where Lakshaman once crossed the river Ganges on a jute rope, this makes this place more important.
Things to do near Lakshman Jhula
Visit Tera Manzil Temple.
Restaurants near it.
Famous For – Pilgrimage, River, Bridge.
Opening Time – Open at all times.
Tickets – No entry fee.
2. Swarg Ashram
One of the oldest Yoga Ashrams is located on the left bank of the river Ganges. This ashram was built in the memory of Saint Swami Vishudhanand and this ashram covers the whole area between the ram and the Laxman Jhula. You can sit and meditate for hours near the private river banks.
Things to do near this place
Visit the ancient Ram and Laxman Jhula.
Famous for – Yoga, Meditation.
Opening Timings – Open all days at daytime
Tickets – No entry fees for exploration. Charges apply for attending yoga sessions and stays.
3.Neelakanth Mahadev Temple
According to Hindu Mythology, the temple stands at the exact place where Lord Shiva drank the Venom ‘halahala’ which originated after the churning of the ocean by the Devas and Asuras in order to obtain the Amrita. It is situated at a height of 1675 meters.
Things to do near Neelkantha Temple
Adventure sports at Jumping Heights.
Famous for – Pilgrimage.
Opening Timings – Open all days from 6 am to 7 pm
Tickets – No Entry fees.
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4. Triveni Ghat
Triveni Ghat is a sacred ghat famous for the Ganga Aarti. Triveni is a combination of two words Tri(three) and Veni(confluence) me.
Things to do near Triveni Ghat
Famous for – Ganga Aarti
Opening time – All the time
Entry fee – Free.
5. Rajaji National Park
Rajaji National Park represents one of India’s oldest ecosystems. located between the Shivalik ranges and the Indo-Gangetic plains. It is Uttrakhand’s second tiger reserve and its unique location makes it an ideal location for breathtaking flora too.
Things to do at Rajaji National Park
Stay at the cottages.
Famous for Wildlife and Adventure.
Opening Timings – Open all days (6 am to 9 am & 3 pm to 6 pm)
Tickets – 150 INR (Indians) and 600 INR (Foreigners) for 3 hours.
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