RISHIKESH- A pious and adventurous place

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Rishikesh

Rishikesh is known as one of the good towns in the country. Rishikesh a pious and adventurous place is famous for the river Ganga. According to mythology, the river Ganga comes out from the head of Lord Shiva. The place is located in Uttarakhand state. The place is locally known as the gateway to the Garhwal Himalayas. Hindus from around the world visit Rishikesh and consider it one of the holy places. The place has a multitude of adventure sports for adventure lovers.

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Lakshman Jhula

Lakshman Jhula

The very famous bridge is the icon of Rishikesh and people all over the country call it Lakshman Jhula. It was in 1939 that the government built Lakshman Jhula in Rishikesh. The length of Lakshman Jhula bridge is 450 feet and the height of Lakshman Jhula is 70 feet from the river. The place invites pilgrimages because the belief is that once Lakshman crossed the Ganges by a jute rope. Tera Manzil Temple is located very close to Lakshman Jhula.

Neelkanth Mahadev Temple

Neelkanth Mahadev Temple

Rishikesh has a temple called Neelkanth Mahadev Temple, which is situated at a height of 1675 Metres. The temple is also popular by another name Neelkanth Mahadev temple. Lord Shiva is the main deity of this temple. The temple is located above Swarg Ashram. Lord Shiva drank the poison that was produced when devas and demons churned the celestial ocean of milk. This churning of the ocean was due to the fight between devils and the gods to get the Amrit which will make them immortal.

Beatles Ashram

Beatles Ashram

You can visit one of the best spiritual places in Uttarakhand, like the Beatles temple. In February 1968, the Beatles travelled to our country to witness a transcendental meditation session at the ashram of Maharishi Mahesh Yogi. The temple is now located in the Rajaji National Park which is famous for its tigers and other wildlife.

Rishikesh Yogpeeth

Rishikesh Yogpeeth

One of the most famous tourist places in Rishikesh is Rishikesh Yogpeeth. The school provides the best yoga teacher in Rishikesh and also in India. This institution teaches yogic activities and they are providing the best knowledge about yoga to everyone.

Sadhana Mandir

Sadhana Mandir

In Rishikesh a pious and adventurous place, one can’t miss the Sadhana Mandir visit if they are in the beautiful area of Rishikesh. The authorities established Sadhana Mandir in 1966 on the banks of the Ganges. Swami Rama set up Sadhana Mandir as a spiritual place.

Brahmpuri Rafting Point

Brahampuri Rafting Point

Rishikesh is an adventure destination and trekkers love and adventure lovers love doing various adventurous things in Rishikesh. Brahampuri rafting point is on the famous Badrinath road in Uttarakhand. Rafting in the river is termed the safest. Four points are the safest and are from grade 1 and grade 2 respectively. The whole tour is two hours and everyone above the age of 8 years can happily participate. Some fun activities like volleyball, bonfire, camping, and body surfing are also there.

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Triveni Ghat

Triveni Ghat

The river ghat known as Triveni Ghat is in Rishikesh. Triveni Ghat is famous for the Ganga Aarti ceremony where hundreds of tourists participate in prayers to the Ganga with burning lamps and Diyas. Triveni Ghat is the meeting point of three rivers – Ganga, Saraswati, and Yamuna rivers.

Ram Jhula

Ram Jhula

There is another bridge in Rishikesh and it is called Ram Jhula. This bridge is similar to Laxman Jhula and is built on the Ganga River. Ram Jhula is a bridge that you can cross and connects two ashrams, Sivananda Ashram, and Swarg Ashram.

Tera Manzil Mandir

Tera Manzil Mandir

The temple is 13 storeys high and its name also suggests this. Tera Manzil means 13 stories in Hindi. The most fascinating thing about this temple is its architecture. The outer façade of this temple is a very famous icon of Rishikesh.

Bharat Temple

Bharat Temple

The temple is known as Bharat Temple and it is in Rishikesh. The main deity of this temple is Lord Hrishikesh, a divine form of Lord Vishnu. The Pandavas stopped here and worshipped Lord Hrishikesh when they were on their way to the heavens.

Parmarth Niketan

Parmarth Niketan

This is the name of the ashram in Rishikesh. Parmarth Niketan also ranks among the largest ashrams in Rishikesh. The ashram conducts yoga and meditation classes for all. The famous Ganga Aarti takes place at Parmarth Niketan. They also hold medical camps and encourage children’s education and sanitation habits.

Muni Ki Reti

Muni Ki Reti

This is a small place near Rishikesh where you will find many temples, ashrams, and shrines. It is less crowded than Rishikesh and this is the reason why it is popular among tourists. You must visit Muni ki Reti in Rishikesh a pious and adventurous place.

Jumpin Heights (Bungee Jumping spot)

Jumpin Heights

This spot in Rishikesh is known as Jumpin Heights and you can do bungee jumping here. This exciting adventure place also has facilities for ziplining and giant swings. Expert professionals will guide you with wearing the bungee jumping gear. They will train you how to jump and remove fear from your mind.

Byasi

Byasi

This place is called Byasi and is close to Rishikesh. Byasi is famous for camping, river rafting, and boating. You will find many homestays, and budget hotels nearby for accommodation. You must visit Byasi and enjoy the natural beauty around here and do adventure activities.

Kaudiyala

Kaudiyala

The place called Kaudiyala is located near Rishikesh and is famous for river rafting. Kaudiyala is 40 km from Rishikesh, but if you love adventure activities you must visit this place. River Ganga flows near Kaudiyala and the white sands here are beautiful to look at.

Rishikund

Rishikund

This place is a pond where sages in ancient times did their prayers and ceremonies. This pond is near the gates of Raghunath Temple. The pond is very holy and its name means ‘pond for the sages’. River Yamuna has blessed the pond in the form of a goddess.

Lakshman Temple

Lakshman Temple

In Rishikesh a pious and adventurous place, there is a temple called Lakshman Temple. The temple is near Lakshman Jhula in Rishikesh. People built the temple at the place where Lakshman meditated. You can view the beautiful paintings, carvings, and sculptures in the temple.

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