Rishikesh, a city in Uttarakhand’s Dehradun district, located in the foothills of the almighty Himalayas in North India. It is one of the holy places in the Hindu religion. Moreover, it is known as the “Gateway to Garwal Himalayas” and most popularly as “Yoga Capital of the World”. However, Hindu saints and sadhus visit Rishikesh since ancient times to meditate. Thus, it is a very popular place for sadhu-saints as well as tourists. Legends state that Lord Rama did atonement here for killing Ravan. And his younger brother Lakshman crossed the river Ganga using two jute ropes. At present, there are two bridges to cross the river Ganga Ram Jhula and Lakshman Jhula. Thus, the name is in the sake of Lord Rama and Lord Lakshman.
After it becomes very popular among tourists, the local market has expanded to a more services-oriented tourist industry with a lot of provision stores, cafes, hotels, yoga and meditation centers, rafting, handlooms, etc. Let us begin with places to visit in Rishikesh.
Sightsees in Rishikesh:
There are many places that you must visit. So much to discover. A jar is full of Peace, Yoga, and Meditation. The land of Gods. The full package of Adventures. Here are some places that you should visit addon something valuable in your life.
As the name suggests the Abode of Heaven. A beautiful place. Situated on the left bank of the river Ganga. Known for its satawik and healthy living environment.
Ram Jhula and Lakshman Jhula:
The two bridges to cross the river Ganga. And it is called Jhula because it is a suspension bridge. Whenever you are crossing, you may feel the little swing.
Beatles Ashram is also known as “Chaurasi Kutia” because there are 84 kutias in that ashram. In the 1960s, the area is leased by Maharishi Mahesh Yogi for the training center for their students. However, the ashram became famous globally between February and April of 1968 when the English Rock Band the Beatles studies meditation along with some celebrities. Which comes out of the Band’s most productive period as songwriters, where they composed most songs for their “White Album”. The Site was abandoned around the 1990s and reverted to the local forestry department. After which it became the popular visiting site for the fans of the Beatles. The entry ticket cost around 600 INR.
Triveni Ghat is the famous and biggest ghat in Rishikesh. So it is usually overcrowded because of its beauty and also it is believed that the ghat was visited by Lord Krishna when he was hit by an arrow of Jara(Hunter). The ghat is famous for the performance of Ganga aarti with chants and Vedic hymns.
Neer Garh Waterfall:
A beautiful waterfall located 4 KM from Lakshman Jhula. Anyhow if you are an adventurous person then it’s a perfect place for you. You start with trekking to see this beautiful waterfall. Moreover, it is perfect for quick dips and also you can swim there. Its ticket cost around 30 INR for Indians and 50 INR for foreigners which is very less according to the beauty it offers. That’s why it is one of the places to visit in Rishikesh.
Kaudiyala is a small village in Rishikesh. Furthermore, it is 40 KMs from Rishikesh on Badrinath road. Moreover, it is a famous camping site and known for the white river rafting. One must visit Kaudiyala to experience the thrill of the most challenging zones of rafting.
Kunjapuri Temple is a temple at the height of 1700m. Moreover, it is just a 30 min drive away from Rishikesh. It is famous for both religious purposes as well as for the beautiful sunrise point to amidst the mighty Himalaya.
Trimbaksheshwar Temple is famously known as “tera manzil temple” because of its 13 floors structure. Moreover, it is a famous spot for devotees and tourists. It is located near Lakshman Jhula. Every storey of the temple has several idols of God and Goddesses.
Garud Chatti Waterfall:
Another beautiful waterfall, situated at Neelkanth road around 5KM from Lakshman Jhula. Furthermore, it is known for its beauty and peaceful environment. You can spend hours here without getting bored.
Rajaji National Park:
Rajaji National Park, known for its abode diversity in flora and fauna. It is 15 KM away from Rishikesh City. Moreover, you can experience a wildlife safari here. And if you are lucky then you can see The Tiger very closely.
Patna is a little village in Rishikesh on which the name of the waterfall is pastiche. It is around 5KM from Lakshman Jhula. It is the smallest waterfall in Rishikesh but no doubt it is in one of the beautiful waterfalls in Rishikesh. You have to do little trekking but beware of slippery trails. It is not uncommon that you will find some caves of lime here as well as at other waterfalls like Garud Chatti Waterfall.
If you are an adventurous and fun-loving person who loves to explore things and always ready to add experiences in your experienced list and if you are bored with waterfalls which are impossible but, in a case, then Jumpin Height is for you. It acts as a catalyst in your adventure as it has a variety of adventurous activities like bungee jumping, flying fox, giant swing. It is mostly famous for its Bungy jumps, the jump from 83-meter of height, just above the river. The Entry Ticket is of 100 INR and for these fun and adventurous activities, different packages are there. Select the package and enjoy the fullest.