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24 kms from Haridwar, is the holy land of Rishikesh. Rishikesh, the gateway
to Himalayas, is considered as the Mecca for Yoga and Meditation centers. It
is nestled in the Tehri-Garhwal region of Uttranchal with natural splendor.
The spectacle of the Ganga rushing through the Himalayan foothills is an
awesome sight. Several temples dot the banks of the Ganga at Rishikesh.
Famous as a Hindu pilgrimage, Rishikesh is located at a height of about 1360
feet above the sea level. It is believed that several yogis and sages lived
and practiced penance here. Apart from having religious significant,
Rishikesh is also famous as an adventure sports destination. For people who
love adventure sports like river rafting, yatching, kayaking, canoeing and
trekking, Rishikesh is a heaven.
» Sightseeing :
||Things You Can Do
in Rishikesh ?
Rishikesh has an abundance
of tourist attractions. You will find temple at every step you take. The
spiritual ambiance of this town soothes one's body, mind and soul,
refreshing one completely. Rishikesh is also Gateway to the Chaardham.
» Shopping :
When in Rishikesh, you can buy
handicraft items made of shells, beads, pearls. You can also buy Sarees,
kurtas, sheets and rugs from government approved U.P hand loom shop, Khadi
Bhandar, Garhwal wool and craft shop etc.
» Eating Out :
One can taste exotic north Indian
dishes at Rishikesh. There are many vegetarian and non-vegetarian
restaurants here. But consumption of non- vegetarian dishes prohibits visit
to some places, so be careful while consuming them. Apart from these enjoy
some north Indian junk food also, like Samosa, Chat etc.
» Adventure Sports :
You love challenging the
rushing waters in the roaring rivers? Then come to Rishikesh and try some
river rafting here. You can enjoy almost all the levels of river rafting in
this Mecca of Yoga and Meditation. White Water Rafting : Rafting is truly a
challenge in this part of the world. The violent rivers, fed by countless
streams are challenging and tortuous with cutting devouring gorges are
perfect for the lovers of extreme adventurous sports.
» Practice Yoga & Meditation :
Looking for Yoga &
Meditation classes? then you have reached the right place. This capital of
Yoga & Meditation houses numerous world class Yoga & Meditation
centers, which are worth visiting.
Bharat Mandir :
It is the oldest temple in Rishikesh. 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 normally
associated with the worship of Lord Shiva.
» Raghunath Mandir and Triveni Ghat :
It is one of
the most important places for religious ceremonies in Rishikesh. 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.
» Lakshman Jhula :
The bridge has been a major
attraction among the tourists to Rishikesh. 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 rope. One can enjoy the spectacular
surroundings and the cool breeze from the river while standing on the
» Ram Jhula :
Another suspended bridge close to
Lakshman Juhla is the Ram Jhula. This suspended bridge was recently build
between Shivanand Ashram and Sawarg Ashram. It is similar to the Lakshman
Jhula. Ram Juhla is also known as Shivanand Jhula.
» Yoga & Meditation Centres :
There are many
important ashrams in Rishikesh. Most ashrams are centers 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
the land of divinity and peace extends its charm to its nearby areas also,
which are equally pleasing. Some of the important places are Dehradun,
Mussorie, Kedarnath and Haridwar. Dehradun is a worth visiting place, amidst
abundant natural resources, Dehradun is a place with attractions like - old
pilgrim centre of Galtaji Temples, pavilions and scared natural springs and
reservoirs, small temple of the Sun god and many more to fit into this
place. Haridwar is another important Hindu pilgrimage, located on the foot
hills of Shivaliks, it is the gateway to the four pilgrimages in the
||Most Ideal Time to
Visit Rishikesh ?
Nestled in the foothills of the Himalayas, Rishikesh has a moderate
climate for most part of the year. In summers the temperature can go beyond
40° C but winters are pleasant, and occasionally nights can get chilly.
One can visit Rishikesh any time of the year, but its better to plan your
tour between September & November, as this is the most ideal time for
» By Air :
||Getting There ?
The nearest airport is Dehradun,
35 kms from Haridwar, which is connected to Rishikesh by train. However, air
is not the preferred mode of transport for getting into the town. You can
hire a bus or taxi from here to reach Rishikesh.
» By Rail :
There is a slow shuttle train between
Haridwar and Rishikesh. Haridwar (24 km) connects Rishikesh to Kolkata,
Mumbai, Delhi, Lucknow, Varanasi, Dehradun and other cities of India by
trains. It is better to get to Haridwar by Dehradun Shatabdi and then hire a
bus or taxi to Rishikesh.
» By Road :
To get to Rishikesh, take the National
Highway 58 passing through Modinagar, Khatauli, Muzzafarnagar, Roorkee,
Haridwar and Raiwala. Rishikesh is served by well defined road networks and
is connected by buses to other towns of Garhwal, UP and Delhi, which are
further connected to other major cities of India by road. Some important
road distances from Rishikesh are - Badrinath 301 kms. Delhi 224 kms.
Dehradun 43 kms. Kedarnath 228 kms. Gangotri 258 kms Yamunotri 288 kms. and
Uttarkashi 154 kms.
» Private Vehicles :
You can contact us for this, as
we are well established with an extensive number of cars and coaches
(ranging from luxury to budget and between) for the tourists from all over.
religious town of Rishikesh, is filled with attractions that are enchanting
and enticing. The city is a hub of yoga and meditation centers. It is also
strewn with wonderful temples with divine serenity. Famous as a Hindu
pilgrimage, it is also home to many Sadhus, Yogis and priests who can assist
you in offering a prayer or performing a pooja.
To reach Rishikesh from the airport or the railway station, you will have
to hire an auto rickshaw, taxi or any other private vehicle. Road route is
the most ideal way to reach Rishikesh.
So, to make your tour fully enjoyable and hassle free, book with us and
travel comfortably. We have a host of vehicles that offer personalized
services, making your trip memorable.
Accommodation is easily available in Rishikesh, since it is a
popular tourist destination. It has various hotels ranging between luxury
and budget, offering good facilities. So, just pick one of them of your