Rishikesh Sightseeing Places
The lower Himalayan Ranges surround this scenic landscape called Rishikesh on three sides. Barely 24 kms distant from Haridwar, the place is made holier by the fact that the Ganges River flows through it. The spiritual minded meditate on the banks of the river, hoping to gain salvation from this material world. They gain added support for their quest in the form of the several ashrams and yoga centres scattered across Rishikesh. Above all, the town is linked to the events played out in The Ramayana.
However scared you are of heights, you should walk across the 450-long, iron suspension bridge hanging over River Ganga. The Lakshman Jhula, as it is called, is a connecting roadway between the Pauri and Tehri districts of Rishikesh. The name is dedicated to Lakshman, the brother of Lord Rama, who crossed over the river, using a jute rope. The bridge made of jute rope came in much later, in 1889. Therefore, focus on the Lord and on the panoramic view while crossing and you will do just fine! In fact, this adventure will encourage you to try the Ram Jhula too. The bridge is of the same length, connecting Swargashram and the Shivananda ashram.
As soon as you reach Swargashram, you may make your way to the Neelkanth Mahadev temple. Lord Shiva’s throat is completely blue from the poison consumed during the Samudra Manthan exercise undertaken by the Gods and demons. The entire story has found its way onto the walls of the temple in the form of beautiful images. The external appearance of the temple is as glorious as the inner sanctum.
This is one of the best places to fulfil your thirst for adventure sports. You are welcome to try bungee jumping, cliff jumping, kayaking, white water rafting, waterfall trekking, trekking, rock climbing and rappelling.
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