Attractions in Rishikesh

Overview


Hrishikesh or Rishikesh is a popular destination city in the state of Uttarakhand, situated 21 km from Haridwar and 45 km southeast from the capital city of Uttarakhand, Dehradun. Rishikesh is a spiritual abode and has some of the most sacred places to visit in Rishikesh. Rishikesh is based in the foothills of the Himalayas and has ancient and high-energy vibrating places, that are the best places to visit in Rishikesh for active meditation. Most of the top tourist attractions in Rishikesh are dedicated to Ganga and religious temples. 

All the best tourist places in Rishikesh, are famous due to the vibe and ambiance the calm town provides to the world. The location of Rishikesh gives a popular name to the city, known as "Gateway to the Garhwal Mountains." Rishikesh is also known as the 'Yoga Capital of the world', because of the spiritual practices there. Rishikesh has a small population, that includes 93 villages. Rishikesh also holds an immortal value in Hindu Mythology, as the Ganga river leaves the Shivalik Hills, and flows into the Northern Plains of India. It is the famous place for all saints and sages, as they visit the place for higher learnings. 

Rishikesh has also emerged as a destination spot for adventure sports, honeymoon times, and Workation holidays. There are several places to visit in Rishikesh for couples. Rishikesh also welcomes youth, as there are places to visit in Rishikesh with friends.  Top places to visit in Rishikesh are Triveni Ghat, Neer Garh Waterfall, The Beatles Ashram, Lakshman Jhula Bridge, Kunjapuri Devi Temple, Ram Jhula, Sivananda Ashram, etc. 

Neelkanth Mahadev Temple

Neelkanth Mahadev Temple is a famous Hindu temple which is built to commemorate Lord Shiva. The temple stands at a distance of 32 km from Rishikesh in the Pauri Garhwal District. The temple is a famous Hindu pilgrimage location and has a Dravidian style of architecture. 

The Beatles Ashram

The Beatles Ashram stands close to the city of Rishikesh and is also known as Chaurasia Kutia. The Ashram stands on the eastern bank of the river. In 1960, the Beatles Ashram was the International Academy of Meditation and it was an educational hub for the students of Maharishi Mahesh Yogi. In the 1990s the place was abandoned, and later on, became a place for the fans of Beatles. 

Muni ki Reti

Muni ki Reti is a popular town as well as a Municipal Corporation in Tehri Garhwal district. It is very near to Rishikesh and is popular for the Ashrams it has for its visitors. One of the most famous Ashram is the Divine Life Society of Sivananda.

Ram Jhula

Ram Jhula refers to the bridge that is built across the river Ganges, in Rishikesh Uttarakhand. Built-in 1986, the bridge connects the Sivananda Nagar area of Muni Ki Reti in Tehri Garhwal district to Swargashram in Pauri Garhwal district crossing the river from west to east. 

Lakshman Jhula

Lakshman Jhula is a very popular and famous bridge in Rishikesh, which brings reference to the Epic of Ramayana. The bridge connects the villages of Tapovan to Jonk. The bridge is located on the outskirts of the city, and at a distance of 1.2 km stands the Ram Jhula.

Swarg Ashram

Swarg Ashram is an ashram that was built in the memory of Swami Vishudhanand, who is a saint popularly known as Kali Kamli Wala (the saint with a black blanket). The Ashram is a popular destination for many tourists. The ethnic touch in the ashram is enjoyed by foreign tourists. 

Piran Kaliyar Sharif

Piran Kaliyar Sharif is a dargah of Alauddin Ali Ahmed Sabir Kalyari, which is situated in the south of Haridwar and is famous for the mystical powers that bless people with their dream fulfilled. The place is said to symbolize the unity between Hindus and Muslims.

Tera Manzil Temple

One of the most popular spots in Rishikesh is Tera Manzil Temple. The multi-storey temple is also called Trimbakeshwar Temple and has 13 floors. Each floor contains the statues of various Gods and Goddesses.

Parmarth Niketan Ashram

Parmarth Niketan Ashram is an abode of spiritual power, peace, and solitude in Rishikesh. It is the largest ashram in Rishikesh and it provides a home to about 1000 pilgrims, who visit the Ashram from various parts of the world. The Ashram has more than 1000 rooms and is sufficed with modern amenities. 

Triveni Ghat

Triveni Ghat is the biggest and one of the most famous ghats in Rishikesh. The ghat remains crowded almost all the time, as devotees line up for their sacred ritual and bath, which is said to remove their sins. The Ghat has a story saying, that Lord Krishna visited the Ghat when he was hurt by the hunter- Jara. 

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When in Rishikesh, people can find several places to visit in Rishikesh, with different themes and moods. But most of the places to visit in Rishikesh, hold religious importance and are dedicated to great Gods and men. Top places to visit in Rishikesh are listed as Laxman Jhula Ram Jhula, Tera Manzil Mandir, Shri Bharat Mandir, Triveni Ghat, The Beatles Ashram, Shivpuri Neelkanth Mahadev Temple, and Jumpin Heights. 

Rishikesh is a perfect place for a family holiday. There are many children-friendly places to visit in Rishikesh with children. The best places to visit in Rishikesh with kids are - 

  • One can play in Ganga River with kids
  • Watch the river worship ceremony
  • Boating across the River Ganges
  • Enjoying a Chocolate Milkshake
  • Visiting Temple for blessings
  • Plan a visit to Haridwar

Rishikesh is a town based in the foothills of the Himalayas and is an important destination due to its spiritual significance. Ganga river enters the Plains in Rishikesh. The place has several Yoga Ashrams, that are spiritual places to visit in Rishikesh. The town has a mythological reference with Ramayan. The Himalayas also contributes to the popularity of Rishikesh. 

Couples who love nature, adventure, and cold can find amazing places to visit in Rishikesh. Rishikesh is a town that is full of love. Most of the couples come here to enjoy the Himalayas and adventure sports. Some of the best places to visit Rishikesh, are The Beatles Ashram, Neer Garh Waterfall, Kunjapuri Devi Temple, Tattva Ayurveda & Massage Centre, etc. These places are also the best places to visit in Rishikesh with friends. 

One week is sufficient for Haridwar and Rishikesh. If you are trying some adventure sports and visiting some amazing spots, including Haridwar and Rishikesh, then you might be able to complete Rishikesh in two days. Although it depends on you how much more time, you wish to spend in the Himalayas.

Some of the best places to visit near Rishikesh are Ranichauri, Tehri Lake, Tehri Dam, Agarkhal, Gumkhal, Haridwar, Shivpuri, Rajaji Tiger Reserve.

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