Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Places to visit in Rishikesh

Rishikesh is famous for its yoga ashrams, ancient temples and adventure activities. It is visited by pilgrims, travelers, yoga and adventure enthusiast. On reaching Rishikesh travelers can explore various tourist attractions.

(For tour and travel information please visit  Uttarakhand Tourism)

Triveni Ghat (4 km from the city center)

Triveni Ghat
Triveni Ghat is said to be the most sacred bathing spots as rivers Ganga, Yamuna and Saraswati meet here. Pilgrims take a dip in this ghat to purify them. Every evening Maha Aarti (prayer to Goddess Ganga ) is conducted between 6 pm to 7 pm. One feels very alive and relaxed after attending the prayers.        

Lakshman Jhula (7 km from the city center)

Lakshman Jhula
Lakshman Jhula (bridge) is 450 feet long and is 70 feet above the river. It connects the villages Tapovan and Jonk . It is said that Lord Laksham younger brother of Lord Ram crossed the river Ganga from the same site. Tourist can visit Tera Manzil temple, Lakshman temple, Ram jhula and the market near the bridge.  

Ram Jhula (6 km from the city center)

Ram Jhula
Ram Jhula (bridge) is 750 feet long which connects Shivananda Nagar to Swargashram. Various religious ashrams are situated on both sides of the river. Visitors can get a beautiful view of river Ganga and the surroundings from the bridge.    

Spa and Wellness (8 km from the city center)

Ananda Spa
Spa and Wellness (Ananda Spa Resort, Ayur Ganga Spa, Prana Spa and Salon, Vilasa Spa by Tattva, Prakriti Vedic Spa) centres offer many treatment packages for stress relieving, rejuvenation and relaxation.    

Shivpuri (13 km from the city center)

Shivpuri Camp
Shivpuri is a beautiful town famous for camping and exciting river rafting stretch.

Omkarananda Ashram (6 km from the city center)

Omkarananda Ashram
The ashram is located in Muni-ke-Reti area. The type of yoga taught here is Iyenger Yoga which focuses on strength, stamina, flexibility, balance, concentration and meditation for peace, solace and tranquility. 

Swami Dayananda Ashram (5 km from the city center)

Swami Dayanand Ashram
The ashram is located in Purani Jhadi. The centre facilitates various yoga and meditation courses.

Parmarth Niketan Ashram (6 km from the city center)

Parmarth Niketan Ashram
The ashram facilitates yoga, ayurveda, universal prayers, meditation, satsang, kirtans, Ganga Aarti, spiritual/cultural programs and lectures. Every year in the month of March International Yoga Festival is held in the ashram.

Himshail Waterfall (6 km from the city center)

Himshail Waterfall
The fall is situated 4 km away from Lakshman Jhula. It is a peaceful location popular for yoga and meditation practices.

Neer Garh Waterfall (10 km from the city center)

Neer Garh Waterfall
A beautiful fall is reached by trekking around 1 km through the forest and down the cliff. Visitors can take a dip into the cool water after the trek.

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