Pilgrimage Travel Rishkesh>>
24km from Haridwar, Uttaranchal
2500 to 4500 m
Laxman Jhula, Swagat Ashram, River Rafting
Best time to travel
Throughout the Year
Rishikesh is just 24 Kms from
Haridwar. Located in the laps of lower Himalayas, this place is considered
to be the access point of three other pilgrim places of Badrinath - Kedarnath,
Gangotri and Yamunotri the four great places which combine to make Chardham .
Rishikesh is surrounded by scenic beauty of the hills on three sides with Holy
Ganga flowing through it. In the 60's even the Beatles could not miss the charm
of Rishikesh and they came here to meet their Guru. The Ganga, which is known
for its strong currents and fierce behavior up stream, suddenly becomes slow and
gracious here. At Rishikesh, Ganga leaves the mountains and joins the plains for
her long journey.
Prime Attractions in
Laxman 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.
Geeta Bhawan - This newly constructed building is famous for its
attractive paintings and statues from the Hindu mythology. Situated just across
the Lakshman Jhula.
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.
Neelkanth Mahadev Mela - Situated at a height of 1675 m, on a
hill above Swarg Ashram, Neelkanth Mahadev is one of the most revered temples of
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.
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