Location: 24-kms from Haridwar, Uttaranchal
Main Attracions: Lakshman Jhula, Swarga Ashram, River Rafting
Best Time To Visit : Throughout the Year
Rishikesh
43-kms from Dehradun & 24-kms from Haridwar, the celebrated spiritual centre of rishikesh is situated amidst a calm environment, impressive water front, dense forest and hills. Virtually a town of saints, sages and scholars. Rishikesh is a lare religious centre located on the right bank of river Ganga. There are a number of Ashrams (hermitages) where religious discourses are held. The place is also a renowned centre for yoga teachins. Rishikesh is not only an attraction for pilgrims but it also attracts foreigners who want to know about Hinduism, who want to spend some
time close to the Lord, people who love rafting come here to conquer the rapids of Ganga. Rishikesh is also an ideal base camp for trekking in the nearby Himalayas.
Popular places of Rishikesh
Lakshaman Jhula:
This suspended iron bridge was build in 1939 and has been a major attraction among the tourists. Ram Jhula- The other suspended Iron bridge was recently constructed between Shivanand Ashram and Sawarg Ashram.
Swarga Ashram:
One can find numerous temples here. This place has the eating joints and shops where one can do shopping. The beautiful statues in the area mesmerise the visitors.
Gita Bhavan:
This newly constructed building is famous for its attractive paintings and statues from the Hindu mythology. Situated just across the Lakshman Jhula.
Triveni Ghat:
This is a bathing ghat. Daily in the morning and evening there are thousands who take bath here and enjoy the Maha Aarti being performed. It very soothing to sit on the banks of the river and enjoy the cool breeze from the river.
Accessibility
Rail:
Rishikesh does not have an airstrip of its own. But there are trains from all the major cities in the plains.
Road:
The best transport for Rishikesh is by bus. Bus services are available from far and near places. Particularly there are regular services from Haridwar, which is just half-an- hour journey from Rishikesh.
DISTANCES FROM MAJOR CITIES
  • Delhi - 238 Kms
  • Uttarkashi - 154 kms
  • Dehradun - 42 kms
  • Kedarnath - 228 kms
  • Haridwar - 25 kms
  • Mussoorie - 77 kms
Water Rafting sports in Rishikesh
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